YouTube Star Remi Cruz Built a Lifestyle Brand With Millions of Followers by Staying True to Herself

Her latest venture is a skincare company called HoneyPop. October 17, 2018 6 min read In this series, YouTube Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success. Growing up, 23-year-old Remi Cruz loved watching the beauty and style tutorials from YouTubers like Blair and Elle Fowler and Michelle Phan. In high school, after years of being fan, she decided to try it for herself. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel, MissRemiAshten, to talk about the things she loved, from fashion and makeup to dance and music to DIY projects and, more recently, to cooking, fitness and overall wellness. Five years and two channels — one for her completed, more polished videos and the other, RemLife, taking followers behind the scenes of shoots and vlogs about her life — later, Cruz shares her videos with over 3.6 million subscribers In […]

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10 Inspiring Quotes From Billionaire, Philanthropist and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen

The late Paul Allen had some words of wisdom to share. October 16, 2018 3 min read This story originally published on Jan. 21, 2018. It was updated on Oct. 16, 2018. When you think about Microsoft, Bill Gates typically comes to mind. However, there’s another hero to this story. While Microsoft co-founder and childhood friend of Gates, Paul Allen, who died on Oct. 15, 2018, tended to stay out of the headlines, his contributions to the famous tech company — and humanity — are impressive. Related: 11 Inspirational Quotes from Gary Vaynerchuk to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself Having met Gates back in grade school in Seattle, the two bonded over their love of technology and computer programming. However three years older than Gates, Allen received a perfect score on his SAT and enrolled in Washington State University. Eventually, Allen dropped out of college and became a programmer […]

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This Drew Brees Video Will Give You Chills Even If You Don’t Like Football

This inspiring video will put your will to win in overdrive. October 9, 2018 1 min read In a post-game interview last night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said, “It played out even greater than I ever could’ve imagined.” He was talking about his amazing achievement on the field: In the second quarter victory of the Saints game against the Washington Redskins, Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing leader with a 62-yard touchdown pass to receiver Tre’Quan Smith. Related: 40 Most Entrepreneurial Athletes In the Game The NFL stopped the game as the crowd and Brees’ teammates alike roared to recognize his incredible accomplishment .(Peyton Manning previously held the record with 71,940 yards.) Brees hugged teammates on the field and shouted out to the fans before hitting the sidelines to hugs and kiss his wife, Brittany, and his four children, among others. Brees was mic’d up for the game and, in one […]

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5 Inspirational Tips From My ‘Day in the Life of Steve Jobs’

My entrepreneurial pilgrimage to Silicon Valley: a retrospective, seven years after the famous visionary’s death. October 5, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Steve Jobs preached to an eager crowd in his commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. That was long before his death, in 2011, which occurred on this date seven years ago today. And all these years later, as I look back on Jobs’s famous quote, I wonder how he’d feel to find out that I actually spent a day in his life … Related: 20 Defining Moments in the Life of Steve Jobs Jokes aside, Jobs was referring to the idea that you should always trust your inner voice, and have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. After his passing, my inner voice led me on an entrepreneurial pilgrimage to […]

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5 Science-Proved Reasons Vacation Will Boost Your Brain

Get your next big idea on picturesque Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas. October 5, 2018 5 min read While your next great idea could conceivably be born while maneuvering through rush-hour traffic or with your nose in a fellow straphanger’s armpit, breaking out of your routine is a time-honored method for encouraging inspiration to strike. As Tim Ferriss, Richard Branson and many others have found, a change of scenery can help stoke the flames of creativity. Narrowing down precisely where to escape to, however, can be a daunting task. I recently spent a long weekend in Nassau Paradise Island, which turned out to be not only the perfect place to generally recharge, but, thanks to the wide variety of unique experiences offered, a hotbed for inspiration. (And no, it wasn’t just thanks to the copious rum.) Related: 21 Ways to Get Inspired (Infographic) Located on New Providence, the eleventh largest […]

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Want Brutally Honest Feedback From Employees? Here’s How These 6 Entrepreneurs Get It.

It’s tough being the boss, and no one is perfect. Here’s how your team can help you be better. October 2, 2018 4 min read This story appears in the October 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Feedback is easier to give than to receive. But to be a good leader, it’s crucial to get (and respond to) critiques of your style. We asked six entrepreneurs: How do you encourage employees to give honest feedback? Related: 5 Steps for Giving Productive Feedback 1. Welcome it. “Nothing can replace a trusted team of managers who feel secure enough to share and speak honestly. A few years ago, one told me that my weekend emails were stressing out the team. They weren’t urgent messages, but the feedback reminded me that any email from your boss feels urgent. Now I save emails as drafts and send them during business hours.” — Annie Bystryn, founder, Cider in Love 2. Act on […]

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What Taking My Company Into a Whole New Industry Has Taught Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Whatever the reason for the move, with good planning, you’ll find ways to pull up stakes and make a home someplace completely foreign to you. September 26, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The buzz in 2005 — if you were buying it — was that a company named Odeo was set to be the next big thing in podcasting, aided by its intuitive interface, hosting capabilities and suite of publishing-related services. And that was the word even before Odeo was out of private beta. Then, Apple launched iTunes podcasting, and Odeo found itself to be a ship without a sail. For many startups, a situation like that one would spell the end. But Odeo instead took its misfortune as an opportunity to pivot and create something entirely different: a messaging service made up of just 140 characters that would eventually become — drumroll — Twitter. Related: 3 […]

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How Sheryl Sandberg Inspired These Fashion Founders to Ditch Their Corporate Jobs and Launch a Startup

Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson had a plan in place — it just didn’t involve launching a startup. Here’s how they found the guts to follow their passion and launch custom-fit shoe company Margaux. September 11, 2018 5 min read In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a reality—and the first steps they took to make it happen. On the eve of their graduation from Harvard University, Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson were ready to kick off adulthood with corporate jobs that they had long ago accepted. But a side hustle they had explored during senior year — making a stylish, wear-all-day shoe for women — kept gnawing at them. Within a week, they had ditched their job offers and were making plans to launch a shoe company from New York. Here’s how […]

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Multimillion Beauty Brand Carol’s Daughter Founder Shares How Her Family Has Made Her a Better Person

The people Lisa Price surrounds herself with — along with knitting, old Hitchcock film and Soul Cycle — help her through stressful moments. September 10, 2018 11 min read Editor’s Note: Inspire Me  is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others. Lisa Price wants to make sure that every woman who uses her Carol’s Daughter hair and body products takes time they need to care of themselves. But sometimes, Price admits that she sometimes forgets that the only way she can succeed is to do that for herself too. Every entrepreneur needs a support system to succeed, and for Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, from the very beginning, that was her mom. Price got her start in 1993 after her mother suggested that she sell some of the […]

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Bold Move or Brand Suicide?

There’s no question that Nike’s move to feature Kaepernick was a bold one. The real question is whether this will strengthen the Nike brand or wound it. September 5, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The 2018 NFL season was already looking like it would get off to a stormy start, with players kneeling, Trump tweeting and the NFL still lacking a coherent policy on the issue of player protests. Related: 3 Considerations You Must Think Through Before Taking a Political Position as a Brand Then, into this mix comes Nike, with a new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick,who began the kneeling phenomeno and remains its highly controversial figurehead. The first glimpse of the ad bears a portrait of Kaepernick with the tagline, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” What we know already is that the company is feeling various forms of pain right […]

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The 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams (Infographic)

Being an inspirational leader takes empathy, centeredness and clarity. September 2, 2018 2 min read One of the most effective traits of a leader is their ability to inspire and motivate a team. As a leader, you have to lead by example and the tone you set will resonate with the rest of your employees. Related: What’s the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss. So what’s the best way to inspire your team? For starters, show your team that you care just as much about them individually as you do about the business. That means asking questions about their personal lives and getting to know them outside of the office. Lead with both your heart and head, thinking equally about your employees and the business, and balancing empathy with management. Not only that, but you should continuously find ways to support the professional development of your employees, listen and […]

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Serena Williams Keeps Showing Us How to Rise Above the Noise

Don’t let naysayers get in your head. August 29, 2018 3 min read Ahead of Serena Williams’s first match at her 20th US Open, facing off against Magda Linette — which she won, by the way — Williams was in the news for comments made by Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation. Giudicelli said that the French Open would ban catsuits like the one Williams wore to play in this year’s tournament. Why? “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far,” he said. “It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.” Williams said that garment made her feel like a superhero and it was designed to help prevent blood clots, like the kind that led to nearly fatal complications during the birth of the tennis star’s daughter Alexis Olympia. At best, Guidicelli’s argument could be described as specious. But fellow tennis […]

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How to Turn Rejection into Resiliency

Find out what you can do when you get turned down for your dream job, your business plan gets rejected, you don’t land the promotion you wanted and other potential career deal-breakers. August 22, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Jessica Abo’s book Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound There are universal truths when it comes to rejection. For one, not getting the job or promotion doesn’t define who you are or dismiss all you’ve accomplished. If you got passed over, it means the company or your boss needs more information before they can know if you truly belong there and in that position. It’s also possible you just weren’t the right fit for this particular position at this point […]

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30 Super Inspiring Quotes About Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Leaders of companies big and small share the mindset it takes to achieve your dreams in the face of all obstacles. August 21, 2018 4 min read True, being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating and terrifying. But it’s worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears when you are pursuing your passion and turning your dream into a reality. In an ongoing series called Real Entrepreneurs, we pick the brains of founders and leaders about what it is like to have every decision big and small rest on their shoulders and have compiled their thoughts on what it takes to succeed on the long, sometimes crazy journey of an entrepreneur.   Read_more Related posts: Zig Ziglar Success Quotes to Make You a Better Entrepreneur Quotes From 10 Inspiring Women on Understanding Your Value 57 Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Entrepreneur Success Quotes 9 Inspiring Quotes from the 27-Year-Old Billionaire and […]

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How the Entrepreneurs Behind Text-Based Wellness Brand Shine Find the Biggest Opportunity in Everything They Do

Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey share their strategy for optimizing limited time and resources. July 26, 2018 11 min read Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey shared a realization: so much in the wellness space was incredibly expensive and not something people could incorporate into their own lives. But then, they had a thought: Why not just encourage people to invest in their well-being by reminding them with something they already had on them? That’s the basis of Shine, a platform that sends subscribers uplifting text messages that include resources to motivate them to make the most of their day. Today, Shine has more than 2 million users in 189 countries, and the company recently closed a $5 […]

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Feeling Stuck? Here Are 10 Amelia Earhart Quotes to Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams.

July 24, 2018 4 min read Pilot, women’s right advocate and author Amelia Earhart was the first female air pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. While her disappearance remains a mystery, her impact remains concrete. Related: 50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You Since Earhart was a child, science and aviation always fascinated her. Studying science in high school, Earhart went off to Columbia University to pursue a degree in medicine. However, it wasn’t before long that Earhart dropped out, moved to Los Angeles and got involved in flying, attending her first air show and taking flying lessons in 1920. After some financial troubles, Earhart was unable to support her expensive dreams so she settled in Boston as a social worker, managing to fly only in her spare time. That is, until the opportunity of a lifetime approached her. In 1928, Earhart was chosen by George Palmer Putnam, publisher of WE, to fly […]

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‘Tonight, We Stand Here, and It Feels Like We’re Finally Winning,’ Say Sexual Abuse Survivors in Inspiring Speeches at ESPY Awards

More than 140 women, including Aly Raisman, Sarah Klein and Tiffany Thomas Lopez, took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. July 19, 2018 5 min read At the televised ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards Wednesday night, one of the centerpieces of the event was the presentation of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. This year, a group of more than 140 women took the stage to receive the award, all of whom are survivors of sexual abuse. The award honored the hundreds of women who were victims of abuse by former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar over multiple decades. Nassar was imprisoned on child pornography and sexual abuse charges after The Indianapolis Star reported on a pattern of incidences. At last night’s ceremony, the survivors spoke about the experiences they endured in a video that played prior to a series of remarks by current and former […]

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Pinterest Co-Founder Shares the Simple Step He Took to Transform His Communication Style

Evan Sharp explains how the click of a button made a major difference. July 19, 2018 6 min read Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. If you look hard enough, you can find inspiration everywhere. That philosophy is the driving force behind visual search engine and social network Pinterest. Evan Sharp launched the company with co-founders Ben Silbermann and Paul Sciarra. Initially, they wanted to create a tool that would help them collect the things online that interested them in one place. But the trio quickly realized that the most compelling use of the platform wasn’t storing things they already knew they liked, but being inspired by what others were posting, in categories such as cooking, literature and art, home and fashion design, gardening, fitness […]

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The One Quality That Has Fueled Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Success

The action superstar gave some insight into his approach to business. July 17, 2018 2 min read It’s like clockwork. Once the temperature hits above 90 degrees, there will be some sort of offering from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the box office that has the actor, producer and entrepreneur capably fighting some gigantic force to save the world. This summer blockbuster season alone, Johnson has tamed a series of giant animals in Rampage and an oft-exploding skyscraper in the aptly named Skyscraper. Last year, Johnson, the highest paid actor in Hollywood, earned a whopping $124 million. The 46-year-old also has a fairly significant social media presence with 13 million Twitter followers, 53 million Facebook fans and 108 million Instagram followers. Related: 10 Inspiring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Quotes That Prove Anything Is Possible So what is his secret? Johnson took to Twitter to explain a little bit about his approach […]

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8 Strategies to Becoming a Badass CEO

C-Suiters share their secret sauce for exceptional leadership. July 17, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Imagine a world where everyone woke up feeling inspired to go to work. Unfortunately, many businesses are a toxic blend of apathy, political paranoia, and self-interest. Eight CEOs and members of The Oracles share their number one strategy for building and leading an elite, peak-performance team. Dottie Herman Image credit: The Oracles 1. Inspire the ordinary to become extraordinary. Very few of us have so-called “dream jobs,” like being a rock star or a professional athlete. Most jobs are pretty ordinary. So, how do you maximize the contributions of each employee—especially if they’re feeling apathetic, burned out, or unimportant? Traditional leadership styles are centered around control. Managers set expectations and then check to see if they’re met. However, that kind of top-down leadership ultimately isn’t effective. In today’s […]

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