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40 signs you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur

If you dread the thought of going back to work after a break, it may be a good time to reflect on what's really important to you and how well your current job fits with your career, life and personal goals. This is when many people dream of quitting their job, running their own business, and working on their own terms. Entrepreneurship isn't a good fit for everyone however. So, before planning your escape to 'live the dream,' make sure you have the right skills and attributes to thrive an entrep...
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9 traits shared by the best startups and how to adopt them

It takes more than a great idea to build a successful company and for most entrepreneurs there's a steep learning curve, numerous challenges, and the likelihood of failure to contend with. So what separates successful startups from those that fail? As with the most frequently cited reasons for startup failure, successful startups also share common characteristics. To help you emulate the achievements of those who've succeeded rather than learning from the mistakes of those who've failed, Bill Cl...
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How to change your life in 30 days

Your identity isn't fixed; it's malleable. And your identity follows your behaviors. So to redefine yourself "all you have to do is consistently and boldly reshape your behavior," writes Benjamin P. Hardy. Although changing a core personality trait may be difficult, you can start by adopting the behaviors associated with the desired trait. When you consistently replace your old behaviors with the desired behaviors, you'll adapt to your new behaviors and begin to identify with them. Here, Hardy s...
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14 non-negotiable traits business leaders look for in new hires

Having the right people, in the right roles, at the right time is crucial for the success of any business. And while hiring the right team can be an expensive and time-consuming process, making a bad decision can become an even more expensive mistake. As the adage says, it only takes one bad apple to spoil the entire barrel—and so one bad hire can damage the entire team's motivation, performance and productivity. Here, 14 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the essential qualities they l...
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5 traits of naturally resilient people

We all face challenges and adversity in our lives. Whenever we're struggling, it's resilience that helps us find the strength and courage to overcome failure, tackle obstacles head on, and keep moving forward. And when we're struck by misfortune and feel defeated, humiliated, rejected or useless, it's resilience that makes us pick ourselves back up each time we get knocked down. A lot of our resilience is learned from our experiences and the attitudes and beliefs we've developed since childhood....
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