6 Fears of Entrepreneurship (and How to Overcome Them)

Entrepreneurship is unpredictable, because let’s face it: There is no guarantee the risks you take will pay off. But if you allow fear to prevent you from pursuing your passion, you’ll likely always feel something is missing. To succeed as an entrepreneur, you must tackle your fears head on so they don’t run the show anymore—you do. 1. You don’t …

4 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Personal Brand Pop

Southwest Airlines, one of the most popular airlines in the country, started on the back of a napkin. Herb Kelleher, the former CEO, famously scribbled the business model on a cocktail napkin, and eventually the airline transcended startup status to become a massive corporation. There were many reasons for the company’s success throughout the years, but one important factor was …

Rohn: Why You Need Discipline to Achieve the Good Life

What’s at the core of achieving the good life? It is not learning how to set goals. It is not learning how to better manage your time. It is not mastering the attributes of leadership. Every day in a thousand different ways, we are trying to improve ourselves by learning how to do things. We spend a lifetime gathering knowledge—in …

3 Emotions All Entrepreneurs Feel (and How to Keep Them in Check)

Unchecked emotions are one of the main factors that can cause normal, educated and smart people to make all the wrong decisions. While under emotional stress, you can make decisions that you would never consider otherwise. There are three main emotions that can dramatically influence the decisions we as entrepreneurs make. See how you can overcome the most common mistakes …

Align Your Business Goals To Multiply Your Success

Are your branding, marketing and sales efforts properly aligned? You must carefully and deliberately combine these influential aspects of your business with specific purpose and measurable outcomes. Many leaders don’t clarify with their teams how branding, marketing and sales should work together. But it’s a must! Once individual roles and goals are defined, everyone can pull toward the vision and …

TED Talks: ‘All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes’

In this TED Talk, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe presents a thoughtful exercise: “When did you last take any time to do nothing? Just 10 minutes, undisturbed?” He left out any room for loopholes by excluding the internet, reading, eating or even thinking about plans for the future. Keeping the mind distracted makes it difficult to stay rooted in the present …

4 Things To Know About Money and Your Online Business

Billions of people use the Internet and social media for life, to shop and for business. Today, you have the opportunity to tell millions of potential customers how your business can help their lives and solve their biggest problems. While the opportunity, tools and access are there, too many online entrepreneurs are making very little to no money in their …

How Do I Build Wealth and Success?

Wealth and success come from consistently providing value to yourself and others. As you feel you’ve plateaued, changing a few things along these lines may help: 1. Use compounding interest 2. Leverage networks 3. Exercise dscipline 1. A key to wealth is understanding compounding interest. This applies not just to money but also time. Time is the great normalizer. To …

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal. This past year my company scaled LeadQuizzes, our lead generation software, past the $1 million mark in less than six months. Having hit that sales mark, I now know how important …

7 Tasks Online Marketers Wish Weren’t Such a Pain in the Ass

Online marketing is a lot of fun. You get to flex your creative muscles by coming up with new campaign ideas, testing them and measuring the results. You get to be on the forefront of developing technologies, learning new systems and playing with new apps. And you get to enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” when it comes to attracting more leads and finding …