One of the hardest things for us to deal with is pain. Our mind tries to prevent us from experiencing it. It’s just trying to protect us and keep us alive.

When we push through that pain, however, that’s when we accomplish greatness. Now I don’t mean continuing with a broken arm. I mean pushing through those tough times when your mind is trying to tell your body to stop, but you know you have more to give.

That’s why I wanted to bring you today’s guest, the Iron Cowboy himself: James Lawrence.

Lawrence did 50 Ironman Triathlons, in 50 days, in 50 states. He was constantly on the move for 12 hours a day, running, swimming, and cycling. As soon as he was finished, he had to travel to the next state.

Most days James only had about four hours to rest. That’s no time for your body to recover.

Did he...

My previous mashup episodes have been exploding. Because of this, I wanted to bring you an episode on leadership.

No matter who you are, or what you do, you will be in a leadership position at some point. Whether you are the CEO of a company, or a stay at home parent: there are people who rely on you to stand up and take charge.

This can be a very confusing situation, as sometimes you may find yourself feeling like you can’t ask for help. You also may feel like you’re losing progress and need to keep moving forward.

To give you the tools you need to lead in success I wanted to bring you back segments from Alison LevineSimon SinekNancy Duarte and 

Hustle. Grind. Long hours. Go big or go home. Fake it ’til you make it.

Entrepreneurs hear these statements daily, often from the people who inspire them. Our culture believes we must forgo personal lives in pursuit of business success.

Of course, running a successful business is hard work. It’s stressful, it can feel chaotic, and the tasks sometimes seem downright impossible. But as an entrepreneur, you need to do more than simply push through. Research shows you must take a step back if you hope to achieve any measure of life-work balance and truly relish your accomplishments.

Former emergency-room physician and author Matthew Sleeth explained the importance of taking a day of rest in a recent interview with CNN. "For almost 2,000 years," Sleeth said, "Western culture stopped -- primarily o...

Just For You

Entrepreneurs

With a Global Mindset and Flexibility You Can Outpace Any Competitor

In order to run a successful business on a global scale, it is important to bring fresh perspectives to common commerce-related issues.

Leaders with the ambition, courage and creativity to think outside the box and develop new ways to solve problems rack up the most wins and usually become famous in the process.

Just think of Richard Branson, the creator of the mega brand, Virgin. By applying a new-age, hand-holding, people-first type of leadership, he redefined the successful CEO for generations and became one of the richest people in the world. He followed his vision and achieved unprecedented success in his business as well as philanthropy --  all at the same time.

Global business leaders need to have the ability to

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
Global Expansion

Here's How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success

Spanish retailer Zara is one of the world's most successful clothing and accessory brands, and one whose track record of market expansion is enviable. Its flexible, innovative, high-speed business model has traveled from Spain to 77 markets around the world, including China. When Zara had ambitions to expand into the emerging (and challenging) markets of India and China, it planned strategic, yet very different, entries into each market.

Related: Growing Your Business Internationally? Reinvest Every Dollar to See Results.

Oscar Perez Marcote, managing director of Zara (parent company, Inditex), makes calculated decisions on how to move forward with expansion based on

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
Ask Entrepreneur

How to Use Weekends to Catch Up, Get Ahead or Recharge

Which suits you the best? Do you use weekends as a chance to catch up, get ahead or re-charge?

There is no wrong answer. However if you consistently find yourself playing catch-up you may want to reevaluate your ability to say no.

Related: Why You Should Take 10 Minutes a Day to Do Nothing

Knowing when and how to say no can allow you to focus on your priorities and do the things that help you stand out in your career.

This is not a post to ding anyone on how they spend their time on the weekends. That is 100 percent up to you. How you spend you days is (for the most part) up to you. However, this is a post asking you to take a moment to think about how you spend your time on the weekends.

When you learn to say no like a pro you’ll be able to indulge your passion project. As you continue you imp...

Read the full story
natural disaster

These 2 Franchisees in Puerto Rico Survived Hurricane Maria and Lived to Tell What They Learned

When Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico last September 20, she left a path of unprecedented destruction. Homes and businesses were destroyed, communities were flooded, power lines and bridges collapsed and agonized families went for days without knowing about the health and well-being of family and friends. 

Related: Staying on Course Despite the Ravages of Hurricane Maria

Recently updated figures reported by CNN now estimate that more than 4,600 lives were lost.

As for those who survived, once the storm passed, Puerto Rico was left in a state of disaster: The hurricane knocked out most of the island’s power grid leaving approximately 3.7 million residents in the dark;

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
Storytelling

How Do You Get People to Believe in Your Business? Tell a Good Story.

When it comes to starting a company, one of the hardest challenges founders face is convincing other people to get behind their idea. If you're a product-focused founder like I was, the challenge can be especially acute. You've identified an interesting technology breakthrough, isn't that enough? Nope.

Related: The Director Behind the Ocean Eleven's Franchise Shares How His Storytelling Skills Helped Build His Liquor Startup

As I learned first-hand when founding my first company AppDynamics, the key to securing early employees, investors and early customers is turning your idea into a

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
Strategy

Should You Charge More for Your Business or Service?

Wondering whether you should be charging more for your business? Before you go ahead and raise prices, consider the current infrastructure and overhead of your business. Did you make a worthy first impression with your initial roll-out?

In this video, Alan Taylor talks with CEO of Grand Design RV Don Clark to determine how much you should charge for your business. For Clark, it's always important to remember that another brand can always be cheaper. To remain competitive, focus on shooting big and making your product or service available to a mass-market audience while still offering top-notch value.

Want to get better at market research and figuring out what your special sauce should be? Learn more in our online Intelligen...

Read the full story
Project Grow

Leadership Lessons from Successful Entrepreneurs and Founders

My previous mashup episodes have been exploding. Because of this, I wanted to bring you an episode on leadership.

No matter who you are, or what you do, you will be in a leadership position at some point. Whether you are the CEO of a company, or a stay at home parent: there are people who rely on you to stand up and take charge.

This can be a very confusing situation, as sometimes you may find yourself feeling like you can’t ask for help. You also may feel like you’re losing progress and need to keep moving forward.

To give you the tools you need to lead in success I wanted to bring you back segments from Alison LevineSimon SinekNancy Duarte and 

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
Project Grow

Elon Musk's Essential Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur who keeps on winning. The real-life inspiration for Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Iron Man, the South Africa native enjoyed his first big hit as a Zip2 co-founder.

The forward-thinking mogul launched X.com, which merged with Confinity to become PayPal, but he’s better known for co-founding electric automaker Tesla and launching SpaceX -- a rocket company he hopes will one day allow people to live on other planets. Musk is also the chairman of solar panel design company SolarCity and a co-founder of nonprofit research company OpenAI.

Related: 15 Weekend

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »

Refinery29's Christene Barberich on How All the No's Pushed Her Forward

Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others.

When you launch a business, you want it to grow and thrive. But you want to make sure the hallmarks of that initial idea that you were so passionate about stay intact as the company evolves. This the constant push and pull that Christene Barberich experiences as the co-founder and the global editor-in-chief of Refinery29.

In 2005, Barberich, Piera Gelardi, Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano founded the site from a kitchen table in Brooklyn. But today, Barberich is overseeing an operation that has a presence all over the world. What began as a guide to hidden style and fashio...

Read the full story
Google

How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

A privacy policy is meant to be a contract between you and a company -- big tech companies in particular -- that ensures these companies are keeping your data safe. One company that has an enormous amount of your data -- from email and photos to videos and documents -- is Google.

The Google Privacy Policy has been "updated" 28 times since its inception in 1999 -- including three times in 2017 alone. The most was five times in the year 2015. And to its credit, Google makes all the updates and changes pretty obvious.

But this stuff can and will change to suit Google, or to suit new laws and regulations Google has to follow. For example, in the European Union and elsewhere on May 25, 2018, Google and others will have to deal with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GD

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
How To

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.

In the age of cloud computing and artificial intelligence, you don’t need a cord to backup your photos. You don’t even need to be near your computer. And you certainly shouldn’t be emailing them or messaging them to yourself. There are simpler, more streamlined alternatives, such as Google Photos.

Related:  20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

Read the full story
<b>Subscribe</b>

Subscribe Today & Save

Enjoy new solutions, emerging trends, and real-life stories delivered straight to your mailbox or mobile device. Save 80% ! Subscribe Now »
coping strategies

How to Reset a Bad Work Day

Most people don’t wake up ready to start the day like Snow White singing to her helpful little birds. Most days you get caught up in the hustle and bustle and have to push through, and then, there are the bad days when you’re just not feeling it.

The alarm goes off late. Your forehead is pounding, and your body feels like a semi-truck has hit it. Your computer crashes and destroys your assignment hours before the deadline. Your supervisor has taken micromanagement to the next level. You have to work through lunch, and it’s not even the afternoon yet.

Everyone has one of those days. You may feel like it’s your fault, but it’s not. Most of the time, these stressful situations are outside of your control, but you can monitor, accept and reset your reactions. To get started, try these five tips ...

Read the full story

News and Trends

Health Care

You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do

The biggest corporations directly pay for many healthcare services. There are ways small companies can do the same.
20 Questions

The Entrepreneurs Behind Internet Behemoth Giphy Explain Why You Can't Be Afraid to Take Big Swings

CEO Alex Chung and COO Adam Leibsohn share the philosophy that has helped them grow a search tool into a company with 300 million daily active users.
Ready for Anything

Why Sunday Is the Most Important Day of the Week for Your Wellbeing

Your business will benefit when you prioritize time for yourself and the important people in your life.

More From Latest

Health Care

You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do

The biggest corporations directly pay for many healthcare services. There are ways small companies can do the same.
Crowdfunding

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

There are plenty of Cinderella stories but also just as many cautionary tales out there. How to make yours the former, not the latter.

The Entrepreneur Behind This Oprah-Approved Fashion Brand Shares How to Find Your Purpose

Peace Love World founder and CEO Alina Villasante says it starts with lifting up your local and global community.
Health

Study Ranks the States With the Most Psychopaths. Do You Live in the Top 10?

Warning: This information may not have a positive effect on your Zillow estimate.
national anthem

Is It Appropriate For Employees to 'Take a Knee' in the Workplace?

Four executives weigh in on how they view the NFL controversy, as applied to their respective companies.
My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.