The Complete Motivation Guide: How to Be Intrinsically and Extrinsically Motivated

According to a Gallup survey called "State of the Global Workplace", 85% of all employees are disengaged and feel unmotivated at work. At a macro level, the reason this stat alone is frightening is the life cycle of an individual and the impact on the next generation. Following the same path, a disengaged employee is more likely to: Contribute less at work (and barely move the needle unless really needed)Report higher risks of mental illness or other mental and psychological issuesTranslate work problems into personal ones, affecting friends and familyGenerally participate in more conversations and preaching the cause of merely… Continue Reading

Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs – Should You Launch a Startup Now?

Are you aspiring to become an entrepreneur and run your own business someday? If so, what have you been doing to prepare for the challenges that come with running a business and the skills required to be a successful entrepreneur? The recent recession has accelerated the professional growth for many who now lack the opportunity to join a promising organization as interns or juniors. The creative folks have persevered and identified progressive opportunities worth exploring to generate some revenue and possibly land a full-time career in entrepreneurship. Since college is rarely helpful to entrepreneurs, I would always bet on self-learning… Continue Reading

Entrepreneurship vs. Intrapreneurship

Entrepreneurship isn’t a 9-to-5 job that comes with the comfort of family and friends time in the evenings, or traveling and watching TV over the weekends. It’s an effort that usually requires a massive commitment and a multidisciplinary approach for handling dozens of activities at the same time, from branding through technology to accounting. It requires an odd sense of curiosity and the inner urge for solving problems. It’s a competitive sport that isn’t comparable to being an employee of the month at the office. The Harsh Entrepreneurial Truth Over 80% of businesses fail in most industries. And most people… Continue Reading

8 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Running a Business and Landing Customers

We certainly live in the most entrepreneurial era since the inception of the humankind. Many are giving entrepreneurship a shot thanks to the media support, the large number of startup communities, somewhat accessible investment capital, and the development of the digital landscape. Media exposure looks like the holy grail of landing new customers and skyrocketing one's business. The entrepreneurship wave combined with the demanding millennial rules of freedom and results-driven business models will break the norm in the corporate world over the next decade or two. Entrepreneurs would be able to join progressive organizations and handle separate departments using shared… Continue Reading

The Lifecycle Of An Entrepreneur

The most genuine disappointment from entrepreneurship I’ve seen myself were former full-time employees who used to work in large corporations. There was the initial hype, desire, hustle, and dreams. This took a couple of weeks. The hard work and actionable enthusiasm followed. Another month down the road. Yet, results were nowhere to be found. This was just the beginning. Not only did reality strike hard, but it brought some friends over. No more paid company lunches. No team buildings. No Friday evening office drinks. Lack of paid swag, bonuses, discount cards, travel refund, you name it. Also, no printer room or blazing fast Internet… Continue Reading

Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety With These 10 Practical Steps

https://youtu.be/5ijUgzafblw In 2006, I made a career switch and joined an R&D company with a strong training department. Over the past decade, I’ve spent over 6,000 hours on stage - the majority being public speaking and training courses mixed with 100+ conference talks and various meetup or workshop sessions. I’ve had the opportunity to teach classes and speak at: CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)Saudi Aramco (the world’s biggest oil company)VMware, SAP, Software AG, and dozens of other multinational tech organizationsMIT (and a dozen more universities, training academies, and schools) to name a few. Today, I’ll share some thoughts… Continue Reading