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One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

One of Steve Jobs' Last Public Statements Can Help You Discover Your Passion

The most successful entrepreneurs are freakishly enthusiastic about his or her idea. Ask yourself if you feel the same about your venture.
The 2 Words Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

The 2 Words Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Eliminate this destructive phrase every day to increase your focus and productivity.
See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

If you're plagued by a half-finished to-do list, and partially completed projects are taking over your life, here's a plan.
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
5 Fail Proof Ways to Become Irreplaceable

5 Fail Proof Ways to Become Irreplaceable

There’s no traffic on the extra mile.
Marissa Explains It All: 5 Motivating Quotes From Yahoo's CEO

Marissa Explains It All: 5 Motivating Quotes From Yahoo's CEO

Some insights and takeaways from Marissa Mayer on her two-year anniversary as chief executive.
Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Jump on an Idea Quickly With These 5 Tips

Great entrepreneurs don’t catch lightning in a bottle and leave it on the table.
5 Quotes About Meaning That Will Frame How You Define Entrepreneurship

5 Quotes About Meaning That Will Frame How You Define Entrepreneurship

Work is just work without context. Putting meaning into your actions creates dramatically different results.
4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

4 Things I've Learned While Planning a New Business That's a Passion Project

Er, calm down and take it easy, an entrepreneur reminds herself. Not everyone will understand a novel concept from Day 1.
Underdogs, at the World Cup and in Business, Just Need One to Win

Underdogs, at the World Cup and in Business, Just Need One to Win

You never know when success will come, so always put in more energy, effort and motivation.
The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

The Simple Way to Find Out What Motivates Your Employees

Figuring out what will get your team in tip-top performance mode isn't rocket science. Here's how to do it.
Artfully Managing the Work of Your Creative Team -- But From a Distance

Artfully Managing the Work of Your Creative Team -- But From a Distance

Whether those working on design or content projects are freelancers or on staff, here's some practices to shoot for to realize their best work.
3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Simple steps to help you make progress with most of the goals you have for your health, your work and your life.
How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

You can't sell without lifting that receiver, so it's time to embrace your discomfort and find your strength.
Why You Should Actually Listen to Your Procrastinator 'Demons'

Why You Should Actually Listen to Your Procrastinator 'Demons'

If you're actively avoiding a major project, your procrastination could be a signal that it's something that can move the needle for your business.
Powerful Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Powerful Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Whether we’re designing, writing or brainstorming the next big idea, we've all experienced creative block. Here's how you can overcome it.
The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

The Psychology of Getting More Done (In Less Time)

While it can be easy to find motivation, it's usually not so easy to stay disciplined. Here are some tips.
Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

The Smithsonian will launch an American Enterprise exhibit in 2015 that will run for at least the next two decades. Here's an inside look at some of the objects to be featured.
How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Peak Performance

How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Peak Performance

What drives success? Getting dirty and overcoming obstacles. Here are some tips from an endurance racer.
3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

Easy-to-use software or online assessments can do some heavy lifting for managers aiming to promote the esprit de corps.
10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

Is team building an art or a science? Fortunately, academic research on group dynamics sheds some much needed light on creating and motivating the perfect staff.
Your Most Important Morning Habits Revealed

Your Most Important Morning Habits Revealed

From simply waking up to working out to getting organized and being productive, here are the most important habits you shared with us.
The 5 Books Entrepreneurs Should Toss in Their Beach Bags

The 5 Books Entrepreneurs Should Toss in Their Beach Bags

Entrepreneurs work hard all year long to ensure their businesses become successful and stay successful, but everyone needs a break to relax and reflect. Here are some books to take to the beach that won't make you feel too guilty about relaxing.
6 Ways to Be a Top Performer, According to the Navy's Top SEAL

6 Ways to Be a Top Performer, According to the Navy's Top SEAL

Admiral William McRaven's recent commencement speech has plenty of inspiring lessons for entrepreneurs.
This One Strategy Will Keep You on the Path to Success

This One Strategy Will Keep You on the Path to Success

Single-mindedly working toward one big goal can actually be counterproductive to your long-term success. Think about systems instead.
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