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12 Ways To Improve Work Life Balance Beginning Today

Last week I talked about entrepreneurs and addiction to work. I concluded that while clinical addictions to work can be real, they are relatively rare, reports Forbes. Furthermore, the negative label of addiction is sometimes misapplied to the commitment and energy that is very typically one of an entrepreneur’s greatest traits. If you missed that … Read More »

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5 Smart and Easy Ways to Motivate Millennial Employees

Bashing Millennials has become quite a sport in recent years, reports Inc. But as a father to two of them, and employer of nearly 500 people–many of whom younger than 35–Christopher Cabrera says it’s not fair to make nasty generalizations about the age group. In fact, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Xactly, a SaaS company which offers … Read More »

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5 Smart Habits of People Who Make Things Happen

Bridging the gap between generating ideas and implementing them isn’t intuitive for everybody, and one quality that separates successful entrepreneurs from the not-so-successful is their ability and willingness to get “stuff” done, reports Entrepreneur. It’s not a single habit that separates the winners from the losers but rather a multitude of behaviors executed consistently that … Read More »

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7 Face-To-Face Networking Mistakes That Could Kill Your Professional Image

Despite all the online ways to link up with potential clients, I still believe making in-person connections needs to be a part of every business owner’s networking regimen. When you’re face-to-face with people, you can form bonds more easily because they get a more complete picture of who you are through your voice, body language, … Read More »

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In Uncertain Business Environment, Millennials Want More Risk

According to a new survey, Millennials may not be as short-sighted as older generations would have you believe—especially when it comes to owning or starting a business, reports Fox Business. The Wells Fargo Millennial Small Business Owner (SBO) Study found that a strong majority (80%) of Millennial Entrepreneurs, born between 1982 and 1997, say they … Read More »

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6 Authentic Ways to Inspire Other People When You’re Not Great With Words

In order to succeed, almost everyone–whether business owner or employee–must not only stand out but also be inspirational. Leading requires the ability to encourage, to motivate, and to inspire, reports Inc.  But what if you’re not comfortable speaking to groups… or even to individuals? What if finding the right words is something that always seems … Read More »

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