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Are you prepared to chase your dreams? How much would you be willing to sacrifice for them? #Videooftheday courtesy of Team Garyvee
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Want to truly make your mark on the world? Start by following these 5 principles

Entrepreneurs are great at coming up with ideas to improve people's lives through the products they create, the services they provide, or the problems they solve. Yet many breakthrough ideas never see the light of day because people fail to act on them. Taking action to follow through on your ideas requires courage. And you can only gain the courage you need by facing your fears. Here, Danielle Sacks shares five principles Case Foundation CEO Jean Case says entrepreneurs and other change-makers ...
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Why you can’t succeed with a “poor me” attitude

While being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, there's no room for excuses or self-pity whenever things don't go to plan or you think the odds are against you. There's a wealth of resources, information and advice available to guide and support you—and to help you shape the odds in your favor. To succeed you need to implement the advice, make an effort to learn from your mistakes, and whenever you get knocked back you need to pick yourself up and keep moving forwards. Blaming other people or...
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7 brave steps to become fearless

Fear is a powerful emotion and although it serves to keep us safe, it can also stop us achieving the things we want the most. Humans evolved to be fearful. It's what helped keep our ancestors alive and continues making us alert to the presence of danger. Yet our vulnerability to feeling threatened can persist in situations that are far from life-or-death. And left unchecked, fear can sabotage our success, damage our relationships and even lead to depression. When "fueled...
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Avoiding your career change? 4 ways to beat resistance and get going with your shift

Resistance can take various forms—procrastination, deliberation, fear, uncertainty, self-doubt—and any one or more of these can stop you taking action on your career change, says career coach Natasha Stanley. In this article, she explores the "three levels of focus that elicit resistance" from questioning whether you're doing the right thing to taking the first baby steps or diving right in to your new career. She also shares the four key elements you need to overcome resistance and build the re...
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Take a hike: a mindful approach to difficult employee conversations

Authentic leadership requires the courage and compassion to successfully handle difficult conversations with your employees. Having difficult conversations about performance issues to achieve the best possible outcome for both the company and the individual is never easy. And addressing the issue can be especially uncomfortable when you have a close working relationship with that individual. Knowing how your decision will affect someone you care about and how that person will react creates an em...
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How a peer group transformed my life & business

While many entrepreneurs thrive on the multiple challenges of growing their business, others find it so daunting they'd rather maintain the status quo. Deciding what's best both for you and the business isn't always straightforward. Struggling to make the right decision, Robert Glazer became riddled with self-doubt and was unable to move forward. His turning point came when he joined a business group. Being able to share his concerns and learn from other entrepreneurs helped him overcome hi...
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Secrets of the most resilient people

To be successful you need to be resilient. Resilience is what enables you to accept disappointment, learn from failure, cope with loss, adapt to change, and continue striving to achieve your goals despite the challenges. Resilience isn't something you're born with however; it's something you develop during childhood and some people may grow up to be more resilient than others. However it's also a life skill you can learn as an adult. To help you develop the right mindset for success, Gwen Moran ...
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5 steps to overcome self-doubt and build a successful business

As an entrepreneur, you have to believe in yourself if you're going to convince others to believe in you. No one is immune from self-doubt, however. Even the most self confident among us occasionally feel uncertain about our ability to accomplish something. It's important to recognize and deal with self-doubt otherwise it can lead to hesitation and indecision, and stop you achieving your goals. "Self-doubt is like a paralysis of the mind, that will keep you from realizing what you're truly capab...
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Top of mind: 4 bold habits to make you fearless

“In every intimidating situation, there is an opportunity,” says entrepreneur Krista Morgan. And to seize that opportunity means having to overcome any fears that are holding you back.  Although fear is a natural emotion that can protect us from danger, many fears are learned as a result of life experiences and these are the fears that stand in the way of success. Here, four entrepreneurs share their top tips for conquering your fears. [Read the full article on success.com]
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