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5 Startup Thoughts I Wish I Knew Before I Made the Leap

5 Startup Thoughts I Wish I Knew Before I Made the Leap | Business | Scoop.it

Are you thinking of making the leap to starting your own business? You are not alone as I see more and more making that decision every day. The decision to leap can be fraught with fear and uncertainty.

Well don't despair, your Uncle Chrissy is here to help get your head on right. Oh what I wish I knew then what I know now. How many times have you muttered these words to yourself? I am right here with you. Here are five simple thoughts you should ponder before you start yourself:


Don't shackle yourself with an outdated definition of success. The compare game is a dead end. There is absolutely nothing you can gain from this. What do you want to get out of this? Starting a business takes a lot of time and energy. With that in mind, why would you want to measure yourself against someone else's standard?


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 25, 2015 7:51 PM

Hindsight is perfect but these six lessons still work for every entrepreneur.

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The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life | Business | Scoop.it

There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.

 

"I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot of money, and then basically lost everything I made, whether it was $50 million or $5 million or whatever," he tells Fast Company. "I always have a tendency to lose everything I made."

 

There are some simple rules, like drink coffee first thing in the morning and 20 minutes before you write so that it "sets your brain on fire, makes you go to the bathroom, cleans your body out before you set your heart on fire." Then, there’s his 30% rule, which basically says that everyone should cut or rewrite at least 30% of their masterpiece after they think they’ve finished it.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 1, 2015 8:16 PM

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 2, 2015 5:36 PM

There is definitely a few things I can take away from this article. I like the ideas concept, and also when your not healthy physically and emotionally your work suffers!

John Norman's curator insight, September 2, 2015 6:15 PM

I shall be looking to leverage this advice for myself.

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7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership | Business | Scoop.it

What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse viewpoints.

Some of their answers will surprise you. Here are seven of their best lessons.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, September 8, 2015 12:13 AM

Some great TED talks on leadership.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 8, 2015 12:25 AM

In a world of overwhelm I always appreciate list of careful selections. This is one of them

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, September 12, 2015 4:57 AM

Well worth watching!

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6 Reasons “Over” Investing in Training Will Make You Millions

6 Reasons “Over” Investing in Training Will Make You Millions | Business | Scoop.it

Invest more in training your team now. Times are tough. Everyone is looking for a way to shear costs so we can make the next payroll or afford the next rent check. There are many ways to point your meat cleaver to cut the fat in your organization. Don't cut training. Despite conventional wisdom, double downing on training right now will help your team accomplish tasks and succeed. This rare strategy will generate millions in profits, positioning your company to thrive. At my company, we invest 8-10% of employee salaries on training. This is a huge investment in the middle of uncertain times, however this will make our prospects certain because we will have the best talent in the industry.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 30, 2014 7:25 PM

Invest more in training your team now.

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How To Build A New Habit

How To Build A New Habit | Business | Scoop.it

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

 

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.

 

But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick.

 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 20, 2014 5:13 AM

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Here are the five principles.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:39 AM

Great techniques for building powerful habits.

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done | Business | Scoop.it

If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need to be doing. Perhaps you watch TV instead of cleaning your house. You socialize instead of finishing a work project, or surf the Internet instead of writing that business plan you've been meaning to do for the longest time.

You essentially avoid that which you deem to be uncomfortable. It’s an adaptive response to stress, fear, and anxiety. The problem with this tactic is, by putting off an important task, it ultimately leads to more stress, greater fear, more anxiety — and of course not completing the task.

This procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and depression — all of which can kill motivation and creativity and perpetuate the unproductive cycle. Poor time management, feeling overwhelmed, unrealistic standards, or just plain laziness are a few possible reasons for procrastination.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 30, 2015 6:55 PM

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.

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Creative Leadership Means Being Present

Creative Leadership Means Being Present | Business | Scoop.it

We need leaders that are able to change the future. Creative leaders. The paradox with these leaders is that those that seem to be best at shaping the future are all firmly rooted in the now. These leaders really know how to connect to what is happening in the present, and can feel and use how it affects them on a deeper personal level. They are not just reacting on impulses; they are giving true answers to themselves and to the people around them, continuously. This ability goes by many names, call it being in the here and now, call it Mindfulness, Connected or Aligned. We prefer to simply call it Presence.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 3, 2015 6:05 PM

This makes you think?  What is my passion and purpose?  How can I make sure I am in the present?

Maria Ioia's curator insight, September 3, 2015 11:28 PM

This is the way of the future. It is why I am so passionate in guiding the next generation of leaders in this area via University of Technology's Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree (in flipped classroom format to get students aligned within themselves and what they do).

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Collaborative Finance: By the People, For the People - Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Finance: By the People, For the People - Collaborative Consumption | Business | Scoop.it

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Mark Joaquin Ruiz's curator insight, August 1, 2014 6:39 AM

Disrupting Finance via Collaborative Consumption. Exciting times ahead! #CollCons 

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21 Ways to Motivate Yourself

21 Ways to Motivate Yourself | Business | Scoop.it

You'd like to think you are going to be just as motivated and enthusiastic on Day 1,672 of work as you were when you first began.

 

But sometimes we can all use a bit of help to keep going.

 

In the face of the inevitable obstacles you are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my friends who run both entrepreneurial and micro businesses, and others I talked to.

 

1. Necessity.  This one is incredibly underrated which is why I put it first. You have bills that have to be paid and employees who are counting on you. If those two things won't keep you going, I don't know what will.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:52 PM

Surely a few ideas on this list will work for you.

Protek Cnc Technology's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:07 AM

Self efficacy, brain performance and motivation.

What are you doing to improve your way to work?

And your life approach?

Empower yourself... by the heart!

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515 Best Positive Quotes Ever

515 Best Positive Quotes Ever | Business | Scoop.it

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack ObamaCourage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absense of fear. Mark TwainYour life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim RohnI've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya AngelouThe only reason we don't have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can't have them. Tony Robbins

 

 


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