Career Goals for Entrepreneurs

How to Define Your Entrepreneurial Career Goals

When you take your first leap into entrepreneurship, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. You’re finally free (or on the path to being free) from the constraints of an employer, a 9-to-5 job, and climbing the corporate ladder. You’re in charge of your fate now, and the freedom is exhilarating.

But, eventually, the excitement wears off, and you find yourself without a clear idea of where you want to take your entrepreneurial pursuits. You were so caught up in getting to the point of being self-employed, that you didn’t have a chance to think about what you’d do next. You find yourself wondering, Now what?

Self Improvement Books for Success

7 Self-Improvement Books to Set You on the Path to Success

If you want to succeed in your entrepreneurial goals, you need to educate yourself. Reading remains the most efficient way to do this. Books condense the best knowledge out there into packages that you can digest in a matter of days, providing an affordable, high-value way to engage with the greatest minds in any category.

Self improvement is a crucial component of entrepreneurial success; in order to grow as a manager and a business owner, you must cultivate personal growth constantly, taking at least one small step each day to make yourself happier, healthier, or more productive than the day before. Consider starting with these seven must-read self improvement books to kick off your personal development journey.

Business Lessons You Can Learn From A Serial Entrepreneur

Business Lessons from Four Serial Entrepreneurs

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need the right role models. You need people you can look up to in the hope of learning from their successes, but also (more importantly) from their failures. Choosing a role model is a topic for another time, but suffice it to say that you want someone with experience. You want some of this experience to be with success, but you want just as much, if not more, to be from failure. This is why there are no better role models than a serial entrepreneur.

11 Gratitude Quotes to Help You Remember What Matters

11 Gratitude Quotes to Help You Remember What Matters

When you’ve got your head down and are hard at work reaching your entrepreneurial goals, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important. Maybe a project doesn’t go as you would like, a client runs out of money and can’t pay you, or your website gets hacked. These situations are frustrating, but in the grand scheme of things, they are minor compared to all the things you have to be grateful for.

7 Dimensions of Wellness

7 Dimensions of Wellness (And How They Form a Path to a Healthy, Happy, and Balanced Life)

Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and stressed are common feelings experienced by most adults these days. There’s so much going on that it seems impossible to achieve peace of mind.

People juggle numerous and sometimes conflicting priorities: the need to improve performance at work, spend quality time with family, exercise, keep the house clean, run errands, nurture friendships, read books, volunteer in their community, meditate, keep on top of emails — the list goes on.

How to Use a Productivity Planner to Accomplish Your Most Important Work Each Day

How to Use a Productivity Planner to Accomplish Your Most Important Work Each Day

As an entrepreneur, does the following scenario sound familiar?

You start the day bright and early, coffee in hand and a list of tasks spread out before you. You’re feeling unstoppable, ready to crush your to-do list. But then, the phone rings. It’s a client, asking if they can add a few new things to the project you agreed upon. That call runs for an hour, and by then it’s already 10 am, practically lunch, so there’s no harm in taking a few minutes to read your favorite productivity blog (because, hey, if you’re reading about productivity it’s not procrastinating, right?).

10 Mindfulness Quotes to Improve Happiness, Sharpen Your Focus & Eliminate Stress

10 Mindfulness Quotes to Improve Happiness, Sharpen Your Focus & Eliminate Stress

Are you struggling to find inner peace and happiness? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? Are you failing to meet your goals even though you feel like you’re working 24/7?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably have too much on your mind. Feeling overwhelmed is a common complaint and a prototypical roadblock to achieving personal and professional success. Instead of feeling clear-headed and using your time to accomplish goals effectively, you’re wasting much of your mental capacity worrying about the past or future and devoting your precious attention to the wrong people or activities.

How to Set SMART Goals (Plus a Free SMART Goals Template)

How to Set SMART Goals (Plus a Free SMART Goals Template)

If you want to get things done, you must set goals. Without goals, you’re just going to flounder without a reliable gauge of whether you’re making progress or not. Setting goals is the first step toward getting what you want out of your career and your life.

But as it turns out, just setting goals, any goals, isn’t enough. While having a goal tends to be better than not having one, you need to make sure you set goals in a way that will guarantee progress and eventual success. Yes, the way you set goals matters as much as the goals themselves. In other words, you need a goal-setting framework.

new year's resolution

Your New Year’s Resolution Finally Achieved

How often has setting a New Year’s Resolution worked for you?

A new year’s resolution is one of the most popular forms of reflection and visualization practices in the world. It’s a noble endeavor that can be healthy to embrace. We imagine ourselves stronger, better, more complete. Visualization makes us feel mighty, like we can accomplish anything! The problem with a resolution is the same as any form of visualization practice– without backing it up with action a resolution amounts to little more than wishful thinking. How can you stop your resolution from fading away and finally make real change happen in your life?

thoughtful gifts

Thoughtful Gifts Made Easy No Matter Who It’s For

What does it take to give truly thoughtful gifts?

Though we love to do it, gift giving can be incredibly stressful. Even with a plan, we always find a way to cast doubts on our choices. When the slippery slope of questions start the gift we’re so sure of gets put back on the shelf. We resign ourselves to spending hours wondering around stores second guessing every new choice, until frustrated and tired we settle on a gift card. We reason with ourselves that while this is not one of the most thoughtful gifts, at least they’ll get something they really want.