7 Reasons You Need Mental Strength to Be Successful

Becoming mentally strong will separate you from the pack and help you achieve higher levels of success.

Everyone possesses mental strength to some degree. But the stronger you are, the more likely you are to achieve bigger and better goals.

Here are seven reasons why you need mental strength to be successful: Continue reading “7 Reasons You Need Mental Strength to Be Successful”

The Qualities of Enterprising People

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active.

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life. Continue reading “The Qualities of Enterprising People”

12 Ways to Mess Up a Job Interview—and 12 Ways to Ace It

Congratulations! You’ve been diligent about finding a new job, and you’ve finally landed an interview. What happens next?

You’ve got to prepare—carefully. Because it’s not OK just to show up. One or two missteps can disqualify you as a candidate, even if you have the right experience and skills. If you really want to be considered for the position, to get hired, know what not to do, and, instead, what you should do, before and during the interview. Continue reading “12 Ways to Mess Up a Job Interview—and 12 Ways to Ace It”

13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend

There you are. Standing in the corner. Waiting. Checking your phone. Waiting.

No, you’re not a stalker. You’re an awkward conference goer. One who didn’t come prepared. All you have are a few business cards in your back pocket. And you’ve already realized that’s not enough to save you.

It’s easy to walk into a networking event and feel overwhelmed and unprepared (and awkward). So we asked the Young Entrepreneur Council, “What one thing do you always make sure to take with you to a conference or event (other than business cards)?” so you can make a list for next time: Continue reading “13 Must-Haves to Bring to Every Conference You Attend”

5 Things Your Future Mentor Will Love You For

It’s important to have someone you can confide in and learn from, to help guide you in your life, your career and everything that falls in between—and when it’s done right, that relationship can be critical to your growth and success.

Every mentorship is different, but they all have the potential to help you grow, improve and be successful at whatever you do or want to do. There are certain things you can do, as a mentee, to make sure your relationship with your mentor stays strong and beneficial, even during the busiest quarters. Continue reading “5 Things Your Future Mentor Will Love You For”

Fight Procrastination by Reading This Article Right Now

Understanding why you put off certain tasks is key to breaking your procrastination habit.

Search the web and you’ll find thousands of articles on how to deal with procrastination. Go ahead and read one. … later.

Or perhaps you’d be better served to put off the how until you have dealt with the why behind procrastination.

Begin by asking this question: “Is there a pattern to my procrastination? Are there actions and responsibilities that immediately push my ‘procrastinate’ button?” Continue reading “Fight Procrastination by Reading This Article Right Now”

8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success

Open up to new ways of thinking and you’ll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.

We’ve all met people who are full of negativity and skepticism, who always second-guess everything and criticize those around them.

Their negative mindset is like a wet blanket, smothering anything productive or beneficial before it can ignite.

A positive mindset is critical to achieving your goals and dreams in life, according to mindset expert Angie Zimmerman, author of 7 Steps to Master Your Mind to Increase Sales and Boost Productivity. This kind of mindset can be cultivated, but only if you are willing to open yourself up to new ways of thinking. Continue reading “8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success”

7 Steps to Building an Inspired Team That Achieves Amazing Results

Inspired teams need less management and achieve better results. Follow these steps to building your own team.

Motivation is good, but inspiration is better.

Inspired teams achieve amazing results. They’re more engaged, feel more empowered and consequently need less motivation or management. Creating inspired teams should be the goal of every business leader, and it’s not as difficult as you might imagine.

Here are seven simple step that you can follow to create an inspired team. Continue reading “7 Steps to Building an Inspired Team That Achieves Amazing Results”

How Accountability Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

During the recent internet outage, one particular company demonstrated that being proactive is a simple but powerful move.

What are the two most powerful words in the English language? I’m sorry. In an era of low corporate accountability, those two simple yet powerful words are a leader’s competitive advantage. So is holding your brand to a higher standard. Both actions can serve to gain and retain clients. Continue reading “How Accountability Can Be Your Competitive Advantage”

Protect Your Business From Regulatory Pitfalls, With ‘Practical Compliance’

You can’t get around dealing with regulations, but they don’t have to crush your entrepreneurial spirit.
There’s a disturbing pattern, especially in the United States, that all entrepreneurs face: Criminal acts drive an increase in regulation and governance, which leads to more costs of compliance, to avoid penalties and litigation. This includes payment-card industry (PCI) compliance if you accept credit cards, HIPAA compliance if you see patients, workers compensation laws, data privacy rules — the list goes on and on. Continue reading “Protect Your Business From Regulatory Pitfalls, With ‘Practical Compliance’”