The simple secrets of setting goals and actually sticking to them

Achieving important life goals is a challenge and we often get in the way of our own success. Making plans for the future and how we're going to change our lives for the better is the easy part; building new habits and overcoming adversity is more difficult. And we're prone to giving up at the first hurdle if we focus on the destination rather than the journey that will get us there, says Emre Kadıoğlu. In this blog post, he shares some top tips for creating a journey you'll enjoy by embrac...
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The mindset game: 7 lessons for every entrepreneur

While there's a wealth of information and guidance available to help you develop all the practical skills you need to achieve success as an entrepreneur, developing the right mindset can be more of a challenge. In these seven lessons for mastering your mindset, Jesse Nieminen shares some top tips on stepping out of your comfort zone, managing your ego, being honest and realistic, putting the company first, setting a good example, keeping your values and expectations aligned, and maintaining a po...
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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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How your beliefs can sabotage your behavior

The beliefs you hold about yourself have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. They shape your behavior, affect your relationships, and determine whether you will achieve your goals and become the person you want to be. Much of your success depends on whether you believe your character, intelligence, abilities and potential can be developed, or you believe they are fixed. Here James Clear shares how a fixed mindset "hinders your ability to learn, grow, and develop new skills," and how ...
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Why random acts of kindness are a smart strategy to succeed as an entrepreneur

Kindness is an excellent trait to have as a human being—and it's a good for business too. A random act of kindness not only directly benefits the person you're being kind to; it often inspires them to do the same for others. And—whether you're giving back or paying it forward—random acts of kindness can boost your health and well-being. Here, growth strategist Eddie Yoon explores some of the science behind the benefits of kindness and shares why random acts of kindness in particular may be one o...
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10 ways to develop a success-oriented mindset

Success is all about having the right mindset; knowing that with effort and perseverance you can develop the skills and personal qualities you need to overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Many people are held back by the self-limiting belief that their talents and abilities are fixed traits. And while the beliefs you have about yourself are a product of various factors—some of which are out of your direct control, such as your upbringing or environment—that doesn't mean your mindset can't...
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What you can realistically do when you work on a dysfunctional team

Effective teamwork leads to better decisions, higher levels of engagement and increased creativity, productivity and innovation. When differences between team members interfere with their ability to work together towards a common goal, the team becomes dysfunctional. And apart from ongoing conflict damaging the team's performance, the resulting negativity can also build to a toxic level that starts to affect your overall happiness and well being. Here, Melody Wilding shares some top ti...
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3 career-boosting things to say when your idea’s shot down

Pitching an idea to your boss can be daunting and many of us are apprehensive about sharing our ideas for fear of being shot down. Convincing someone to give your idea a shot is no easy task and most of us have had our ideas rejected at some time or another. Although rejection isn't always easy to deal with, "as with so many things in your career, it's not always about what happens—it's about how you react to it," writes Kat Boogaard. Here she shares three ways to neutralize the sting of rejecti...
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Try this simple trick to beat your public speaking anxiety

 While public speaking may be your number one fear, being able to give compelling speeches or presentations may also be crucial for your business or career success. Even if your career doesn't involve giving presentations, there may be occasions when you're called on to give a speech. Although there are lots of tips, tricks and tactics for mitigating anxiety, you'll see why they aren't always helpful—and can even be counterproductive—when you understand what's really making you anxious abou...
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