Entrepreneurs start their businesses with big dreams. They set out to solve problems, create positive impact, and take charge of their own lives, but reality is often different from those pretty pictures in our heads. These four behaviors, for example, have the power to bring almost anyone down. Fortunately, they’re all avoidable — and learning about them can help entrepreneurs prepare themselves and plan a healthy response.



What a great brunch buffet and an entrepreneur To-Do list have in common? I know what you think- perhaps nothing! As an entrepreneur myself I can tell you that I find more in common than you would expect. I had just returned from a much- needed vacation last week, where I got inspiration for this article. While at my vacation, most of the mornings I would go to the gym and head straight for brunch at the resort’s restaurant, right after. They had an option to choose between a menu a la carte and a full buffet. What did you think was my choice 3 out of 6 times?

How Your Mindset Plays an Important Role in Scaling Your Business


You have already validated your product within the marketplace and achieved significant traction, and now it’s time to scale. Shifts to managerial processes and internal workflows are crucial to growing your business. However, another critical element to this evolution is expanding your leadership mindset from focusing on launching your business, to growing it. Founders who only focus on external efforts most often fail to succeed accelerating growth and have a harder time managing to scale their businesses.

How to Beat Procrastination as an Entrepreneur in 2 Simple Steps


Entrepreneurs are driven individuals, with a great passion to create innovative businesses and companies that are changing the world. Their determination to see their venture up and running is admirable, and they often display the skills and resilience to persevere in difficult times. Since entrepreneurs usually take higher than normal risks to build and operate their businesses, it’s easy to assume that the pressure to deliver results will help them be uber focused and prevent them from procrastinating.

SUCCESS ADVICEThe One Strategy to Help You Create Meaningful Work


This past week I had dinner with a friend who had recently returned from Japan. While hearing about her trip, the Japanese concept of Ikigai came up and had stayed on my mind for days. I found it really compelling and couldn’t help but delve into the topic. Ikigai, pronounced (ee-kee-guy), translates to “One’s Reason for Being.” It is believed that everyone has an Iikigai and discovering it brings satisfaction and meaning to life. The challenge is to find it since it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self.

SUCCESS ADVICEIs Fear of Failure Keeping You Stuck in a Lifeless Job? Here Are 5 Things to Do


Are you stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfill you and you can’t seem to find a way out? Chances are that your fear of failure is holding you back. You constantly dream of change, but the dream is quickly replaced by worse case scenarios or self-doubt: What if you don’t find a better job? What if you don’t stand out in a competitive market? What will others think if it doesn’t work out?

Three Of The Best Influencers Speak Up On How To Create Meaningful Work


Work occupies a central position in our quest for meaning and purpose. Most of us spend the majority of our time at work, which often shapes our identity and either creates a sense of belongingness or not. How we see work today is different compared to previous generations. When it comes to career choices, our priorities have changed and along with the monetary and social benefits, we place the search for meaning in the forefront. According to Gallup World Poll, almost 90 percent of workers were actively disengaged and some even stated they hated their jobs.

The Not so Obvious Reason why Startups Fail


There are numerous articles about the obvious reasons why startups fail. The ultimate reason, of course, is running out of money. But how and why they get to that point, results in various ways. One of the most underlooked reasons is poor communication and conflict between founders. In many cases, people realize that the partner they have chosen isn’t the right person to build the company with. That is a different problem.