35 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “Successful”

Success is usually not what we think it will be, so here are 35 things that could help you 'deal with success' when you 'achieve' it!

Who Is Your Entrepreneurial Role Model?

Small-business owners often look up to other entrepreneurs who "made it" or those who have continued to run successful smaller operations. With this issue in mind, we asked The Experts: Who is your entrepreneurial role model?

My List of Famous Entrepreneurs that Changed the World

it’s one thing to be successful; but it is a different ball game to be famous. There are a lot of successful entrepreneurs around the globe but there are only a handful of famous entrepreneurs; I mean entrepreneurs that changed the world with their businesses.

17 Reasons Why You Need To Join A Mastermind Group

Napoleon Hill is often credited with being the originator of Mastermind Groups, but the truth is Mastermind Groups have been around much longer. Mr Hill had a very simple definition: The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.

4 Keys to Great Decision-Making

Great leadership is based on making sound decisions. It’s simply part of the role. But it can also be one of the toughest things to maneuver. When you make a decision, you have to know how long to stay the course and when to reverse direction.

There are obviously simple decisions—the black-and-white variety—that don’t require a great deal of judgment. Those are the decisions they teach you in business school. But in my experience, most of the answers aren’t easy. Decision-making has many shades of gray.

Making great decisions

Stanford University professor Chip Heath and his brother, Dan, a senior fellow at Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), distill decades of academic research into a tool kit for practitioners about decision-making in their book DECISIVE.

Great Leaders are Great Decision-Makers

Great leaders understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations.
When we think of what makes someone a great leader, one characteristic that comes to mind is decisiveness. We do not envision successful leaders standing around appearing unclear and uncertain. Instead, we view them as people who are able to quickly arrive at their decisions and communicate the goals to others.

Science Reveals Why We Don’t Like Some People

By and large, we’d prefer that people like us. We are who we are, of course, but we can change specific behaviors. So if there’s something we do that drives others away, we’d at least like to know what it is. Researchers have put a lot of work into finding out if there are behaviors that universally rub people the wrong way. There are.

We’ve grouped these behaviors into four categories according to the impression they create, with some overlaps. People who do these things may or may not really be the jerks they seem like, but these are the personalities their behaviors can imply.

Who Are Your Role Models?

The Huffington Post asked their small business Board of Directors — no doubt, role models for many an aspiring entrepreneur themselves — who they turn to. Perhaps not surprisingly, a number of them consider fellow member Richard Branson their entrepreneurial rock star. Which begs the question, who does Sir Richard look up to?