How The ABC Model Will Transform Your Life (FS311)

Do you sometimes feel like you’re trying to push a Sisyphean rock up a hill as an entrepreneur? There will likely be initial excitement about a new business or idea, but what mostly follows is a period where your motivation begins to dwindle and you begin to second-guess yourself. The question is, are you able to get out of that pit? There are also times when you can simply let the rock glide down the other side of the hill, when things seem to happen effortlessly. But how do I get more gliding and less pushing? Can it be easier to make money? Is it possible to have less stress and anxiety and to be better set up for success? In this episode, we get into the topic of navigating business psychology, your emotions as an entrepreneur, discussing the relevance of the “Just Ship It!” challenge, Ram Dass’s concept of […]

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The One Rule to Achieving Work-Life Balance

March 6, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Would you like to know the “one rule to creating balance in your life”?  Here it is — “There is no one rule!”  It’s a recipe, or rather a combination of things that help you achieve the life you desire. However, there is one truth, and that truth is that the quality of your life depends on the people in your life.   Related: How to End a Conversation — Without Offending Anyone Around You Imagine you live your life in one room, and that one room has only one door. Now imagine this door is an “Enter Only” door, “No Exit!” Whoever comes through this door will be in your room and your life — forever! They can never get out.  Luckily, this is a metaphor, but let’s assume for a moment it is true. If so, would you be more selective about the people […]

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The 2 Key Traits That Guide This Startup’s Decisions

This water business consistently focused on vision and integrity when considering new partners. March 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Jodi Glover, the CEO of Real Tech. The water intelligence company uses sensors and artificial intellifence to pinpoint contaminants in waste water.  The CEO talks about maintaining the company’s vision — actively working to ensure integrity. Glover notes that if you are constantly compromising who you are, then the process of being persistent as an entrepreneur will get more and more difficult.  As Glover explains, the company believes in a triple bottom line: profit, people and the planet.  Click the video to hear more. Related: A Transition to Digital Content Saved This Children’s Education Platform Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate […]

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Why Sheer Energy Can Be the Most Important Asset for Young Entrepreneurs

If you are a young entrepreneur, one of your most important assets may be your natural enthusiasm. February 28, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How can consistent energy and inner drive shape your efforts as an entrepreneurship? Entrepreneur Network partner Peter Voogd attempts to to answer this question in his latest video. Voogd talks about energy as an integral ingredient of entrepreneurship. Voogd talks about how when he was younger, his competitive advantage was having the energy and enthusiasm of being young. Voogd talks about energy giving him the motivation to get more done, which as an entrepreneur early in his career recognized as something that could take him a step above. To accomplish bigger goals in a faster amount of time, consider looking at what advantages are afforded you at every stage of your career — especially how your level of energy can […]

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How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time—with Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff: So he sends me this article and it’s called “The Heroine’s Journey,” and it’s hilarious. I’ll see if I can find the link and send it to you. So it basically is, hey there’s the hero’s journey, well nobody talks about the heroine’s journey. Pat Flynn: I love this. Dana: “The Heroine’s Journey” is literally a woman that goes, “I’m sorry, what journey are we talking about? I have to feed the kids and take them to school and cook everybody dinner and make lunches and do the laundry. I don’t know what journey you’re talking on, but no one’s got time for a hero’s journey on this end.” So”The Heroine’s Journey” is, “I ain’t got time for a journey.” Pat: You’re listening to Dana Malstaff, the founder of Boss Mom who is our special guest today. She leads an amazing, engaged and very large community of moms over […]

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The Motivational Meaning Behind Josh Steinberger’s Tattoos

What to do when life makes you want to throw in the towel. February 19, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Josh Steinberger, founder and CEO of Driven Acquisitions real estate and NextGen Restoration roofing and restoration company. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who was your biggest influence growing up? Josh Steinberger: My dad was my biggest influence when I was a child. He worked a lot and was gone most of the time. He taught me the invaluable importance of work ethic. Sitting around and watching TV has never been normal to me. Everyone who knew him professionally used to refer to him as “the man.” He died right after I graduated high school. People at his funeral told stories of crazy things he […]

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Jon Boles on Why Cleaning Your House and Not Hitting Snooze are More Important Than You Think

Having journeyed from teenage millionaire to homeless and back, this entrepreneur has many valuable lessons to share. February 8, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Jon Boles, founder and CEO of Avintiv Media, an award-winning boutique digital marketing agency. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who are you?  Jon Boles: I’m a serial entrepreneur who is extremely passionate about helping businesses grow. I’ve launched eight successful brands and exited one in 2018. I’m the CEO of an award-winning agency called Avintiv Media, which specializes in branding, custom web design, and digital marketing. Over the past decade, I’ve helped build and consult for over 160 brands across the country, grossing millions for my clients along the way. Some of our high-end clients include Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. […]

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The 3 Steps to Empower Your Employees to Produce Better Work

These handful of tips will get your employees working with more motivation and verve. February 7, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mike Phillips talks about empowering your employees as a leader. If you are the one in charge of running a project or a team, know you that you cannot spread yourself too thin. Moreover, if you are in charge of a team, know that you are in charge of empowering people. Empowering people, Phillips points out, is making others feel stronger and more confident in themselves.  Moreover, consider streamlining your training tactics. If you want to get the results you want to see, your best bet is to start tailoring your training. Do not leave your employees to their own devices, unless you want to invite chaos. From there, concentrate on communication. This can include communicating your overall […]

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How These 15 Highly Successful People Stay Happy and Healthy

Elon Musk is a gifted engineer and successful inventor. CEO of SpaceX and the visionary architect behind Tesla Motors, Musk has always been an avid reader, according to an article by Inc. In fact, as a child, he sometimes read two books in a single weekend. While his commitment to self-education has certainly paid off, Musk admits his eating habits are not always so admirable. In a video interview by AUTO BILD TV, Musk said, “I think it’s probably true that having a good breakfast is a good idea, but usually I don’t have time for that. I’ll have a coffee or something like that … and a Mars bar, sure. But I’m trying to cut down on sweet stuff.” Musk also admitted to drinking eight cans of Diet Coke and several large cups of coffee a day. Additionally, Musk confessed to being something of a workaholic: “For a while […]

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7 Ways We Ruin Our Own Success

It’s time to let you in on a little secret, starting a business is easy. Think about it. You feel invincible and the buzz of excitement around the dreaming and planning stages is undeniable. Perhaps you seek location independence, or you want to work from home to spend more time with your kids. You’re excited, everything is shiny and new. You stand in front of a world of limitless possibilities! But once you’ve made some progress and that initial buzz wears off, it’s all too easy to come crashing back down to earth. You realize that eventually everything becomes work and where excitement and opportunity once lifted you up, fear now creeps and settles in. When fear overtakes your thoughts and emotions, suddenly the temporary barrier of excitement you once had is no more. Without that barrier, self-sabotage is bound to happen. Before we move on, let’s dig in a […]

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12 Motivational Quotes From Michael Jordan

January 21, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Michael Jordan is widely considered to be the best basketball player of all time, and is arguably one of the best athletes in history. He dominated the court from the mid-1980s until the late 1990s, leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and winning the title of “Most Valuable Player” five times. In 2009, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And in 2016, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. While it’s obvious that Jordan is a naturally gifted athlete, much of what has made him so successful is his mindset. He pushed himself through hard work and always met challenges head-on. He has given his all in everything he has ever done. With his acrobatic dives and dunks, he had nearly unmatchable skills, but his […]

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7 Ways We Ruin Our Own Success

It’s time to let you in on a little secret, starting a business is easy. Think about it. You feel invincible and the buzz of excitement around the dreaming and planning stages is undeniable. Perhaps you seek location independence, or you want to work from home to spend more time with your kids. You’re excited, everything is shiny and new. You stand in front of a world of limitless possibilities! But once you’ve made some progress and that initial buzz wears off, it’s all too easy to come crashing back down to earth. You realize that eventually everything becomes work and where excitement and opportunity once lifted you up, fear now creeps and settles in. When fear overtakes your thoughts and emotions, suddenly the temporary barrier of excitement you once had is no more. Without that barrier, self-sabotage is bound to happen. Before we move on, let’s dig in a […]

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5 Ways to Seize the New Year, According to Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief

2019 will be your year of change. January 8, 2019 8 min read This article is excerpted from Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer’s monthly newsletter, The Feifer Five. Each month, he sends out five insights to help you think bigger. Subscribe here. How do you evaluate a year? Sure, we can harp on the bad or celebrate the good. I’ve certainly done both. But I prefer to focus mostly on the things I set in motion — the stuff that only began in 2018, but that will become bigger and more important to me in 2019 and beyond. A year isn’t an isolated block of time, after all. It’s an interlocking part. Our work in one year should strengthen the next. With that in mind, here are five big things to think about as you springboard into 2019. 1. Never stop changing, or you’ll become a video store. Image […]

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Lessons From the NBA Greats on Motivation

Jesse LeBeau shares his journey from small-town Alaska basketball courts to becoming a youth speaker and motivator. December 29, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Inspiring teenagers is no easy task, especially for their parents. Jesse LeBeau, streetball phenom turned youth speaker, actor, and author discusses how his dreams of basketball glory evolved over time, eventually leading him to share his story with countless teens worldwide. Jesse discusses the role that attitude and self-esteem play in the lives of teenagers, and how his “underdog” status helps him to more easily connect with audiences. Host David Meltzer and Jesse cover how dealing with difficulties, like Jesse’s experiences on a commercial fishing boat or David’s upbringing, allow you to build greater mental strength, as well as how people should approach goal-setting in order to make their dreams into reality. Related: The Keys to Winning and Learning With […]

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Will You Go to P.R.O.M. with Me? Lessons Learned in 2018

Pat Flynn: Okay, I’ve been wanting to ask you this for a while. I’m really nervous, I’m sorry. Okay. All right. Get it together, Pat . . . Will you go to prom with me? All right, don’t leave, don’t leave. That was just a little reconstruction of what life was like for me back in high school. I was a very shy, very nervous kid, and that’s kinda what it sounded like most of the time when I asked for something that I was nervous about, but don’t worry. The truth is I am actually going to take you to prom, but not that kind of prom, like a high school dance. I’m going to take you to prom because we’re going to talk about four things today: Planning, Routine, Open Time, and Motivation. That’s your prom right there. Planning, Routine, Open Time, and Motivation. What does all that […]

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Why Doing the Same Thing Every Day May Be Standing in the Way of Your Wealth

Doing things a little differently can both break up your routine and help you reach your goals. November 21, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about how to “hack your wealth” by switching up how you go about your daily routine.  The change can be relatively small to make a big difference. Simply start by finding just one thing each day and choose to approach it differently.  You may be pleasantly surprised by what you learn or how much you grow when you simply change one thing. Rose describes how he changed up the route of his daily commute, and even this small adjustment helped Rose stumble upon new discoveries. Specifically, he was able to give new attetion to certain details of his hometown, some of which the blogger had never noticed before.  To this effect, Rose recommends changing one thing about your […]

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The Surprising Thing That Can Sap Your Motivation

Take control of your emotions and energy with this tip. November 16, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’ve probably heard that you just need to get motivated. But, what else influences your ability to stay motivated that we never talk about? Shockingly, food cravings! Join Entrepreneur Network partner and bestselling author Ben Angel in episode 3 of his 12-part 60-Seconds to Unstoppable Series for surprising insights into peak performance based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking. Related: How to Stop Making Excuses Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices. Click here to become […]

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9 Proven Ways to Lose Weight for Busy People

You don’t have to somehow find extra hours in your day to hit your goals. November 13, 2018 6 min read Wish you could shed a few pounds? You’re not the only one. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all American adults surveyed said that they were trying to lose weight. (Emphasis on “trying” rather than “succeeding.”) It seems so simple to just eat less and exercise more, right? But as all too many of us know, it ain’t that easy. We get busy, we’re exhausted, so we shove bad things in our mouths to save time, to get a quick energy boost, or, let’s face it, because a lot of bad things taste great! The planning and willpower it takes to radically change our lives in order to fit into last year’s jeans usually last as long as that Häagen-Dazs bar in our […]

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How to Find a Deeper ‘Why’

Our experiences shape our worldview and inform our personal and business actions. November 8, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As the world watched, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech now referred to as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” As he spoke of a promised-land with equality and justice for all, King acknowledged he may not survive to see such a place. As if foreshadowing his impending end, King reaffirmed his commitment to the cause no matter if death was waiting: “I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.” These were among his last public words before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. King had a powerful conviction, which allowed him to be a great leader who regularly faced danger and death. This is a man who knew his why. Clearly why matters whether fighting for political changes or ones within your own business. The […]

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Here’s How to Get Excited Again When You’re Bored With Your Business

Remember when your business was a tall challenge? You can recreate that. October 16, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every now and then, entrepreneurs feel a little stuck and uninspired about their businesses. What they once approached with passion and excitement now evokes nothing stronger than a pronounced “Meh.” If that’s the case, then it’s time to stoke the fires. You’re not ready to give up on your business yet, so it’s time to do something about this detachment and fall in love with your company again. To bring back the passion, you need to identify the cause first then implement the right solution. Here are a few reasons that might be behind your lack of enthusiasm, and what to do about them: You simply forgot why you started your business in the first place. Once upon a time, you had a strong motivating […]

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