The three secrets of resilient people


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Your latest startup failed. Here's how to learn from it and bounce back (in 5 steps)

There are plenty of entrepreneurs who experience multiple—and sometimes spectacular—failures before accomplishing their dreams. And very few startups achieve success without experiencing at least some failure along the way. This is where entrepreneurial resilience comes in. Your ability to bounce back depends on how you respond to failure. And your future success depends on what you learn from failure that you can take forward to your next venture. Here, John Boitnott shares "a simple and effect...
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Resilience: The antidote to burnout for entrepreneurs

Starting and running a business can be stressful and even the most committed entrepreneur isn't immune to burnout. Resilience is the key to overcoming stress and even if you're not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset. "Resilience is not about being able to power through the challenges and keep going. It's about developing the skills to adapt, recover, and recharge ourselves," writes leadership and executive coach, author, and speaker Beth Kennedy. Here, she...
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How to deal with failure and pick yourself back up

To be successful you need to be able to take risks and accept the possibility of failure. It's almost impossible to go through life without experiencing some kind of failure yet some people are so afraid of failing it prevents them moving forward. If you allow the fear of failure to stop you taking any chances in life, you'll miss some great opportunities along the way. Here, Dylan Buckley explores the importance of embracing failure as an opportunity to learn and grow—with some top tips on how ...
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The surprising method this founder uses to feel more confident every day

Rejection hurts and we instinctively want to avoid things that cause us pain. As an entrepreneur however, you'll likely experience a lot of rejection before achieving success and the key is learning to use it to your advantage rather than trying to avoid it. By shifting your focus you can use rejection to boost your confidence instead of crushing it. Here, Wanda Thibodeaux shares how founder Sarah Jones deals with rejection in a way that will increase your emotional intelligence and&nb...
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The 5 top entrepreneurial skills for starting a business

Learning key leadership and entrepreneurial skills at a young age can significantly improve your chances of success in business, in the workplace, and in life. This is why Five Woods Summer School in the UK is inviting young people aged 14 to 16 to participate in a residential programme featuring seminars and interactive workshops led by entrepreneurs and business leaders, together with fun and challenging activities that cultivate the skills they need to be successful. This article ex...
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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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6 habits of resilient people

 Some people take even the most trying circumstances in their stride while others can become overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. Especially when change is forced on you by unforeseen circumstances, you need to be resilient to keep moving forward. Resilience is what helps you recover from a negative experience, cope with adversity, overcome failure, or adapt to a new situation. "Understanding the key qualities of resilient people is the first step to cultivating that bounce-back quality ...
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Starting over: How to move on when your business fails

Entrepreneurship can be an emotional roller coaster ride of exhilarating highs and crushing lows—and being able to recover from the inevitable setbacks is crucial to your success. To thrive despite the high failure rate for new businesses, you need to be resilient. You need to learn from your mistakes and look on setbacks and failure as an opportunity to grow and develop, so you'll be able to bounce back. "Closing a business is not the end of your story. Finding ways to deal with closing a ...
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3 ways to turn adversity into an inspired state of mind

The human brain is primed for negativity. And this negativity bias can trick your brain into overestimating threats and underestimating opportunities. During times of adversity we may feel overcome by fear, worry or anxiety—and we underestimate our capacity to deal with the difficulties we're facing. "In times of personal difficulty, it's easy to feel like you don't have any choices. But how you seize the day is a choice," writes Lee Rhodes. Here, she shares how she learned to face adversity hea...
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