22 Ways to Have More Energy (And Boost Your Efficiency)

Resilience is among the mandatory traits for career growth. Regardless of whether you're striving to be an exemplary entrepreneur or grow the career ladder across management and director tiers, sustaining loads of work, weekend deliveries, flying from a tradeshow to an event with high velocity is a prerequisite to building high-performing teams. But maintaining these levels of pressure and both physical and mental load is not an easy feat. Just as the best athletes invest a ton in their physical conditioning, you have to ensure that your body, mind, and spirit work as efficiently as possible, and push them through… Continue Reading

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

9 Ways to Use Quora for Business Growth

A few years ago, we ran a survey among most of our clients. We wanted to do a recap of a certain year and see what we could do better. Some of the standard questions revolved around our key services, what are the things we do best and where we fail the most. But, we also wanted to learn where they spend their time online. I had expected some unique revelation about secret Facebook groups, LinkedIn communities, or blue-chip forums and mastermind groups. It would have been a good target for joining in and meeting other entrepreneurs, discussing business problems,… 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

16 Reasons Why I Don’t Pick Up My Phone

Back when I decided to no longer pick up my phone in 2014 or so, I was considered nuts by everyone around me. Nowadays, more and more of my friends and colleagues have adopted this practice, thanks to the endless number of sales calls (and even worse: robocalls). According to a TNS report (quoted on Forbes), Americans receive over 200 million unwanted robocalls every single day. This madness has caused a major distress in the telecom industry. Even worse, legitimate phone calls are now missed frequently. I've missed at least a couple of dentist appointments simply because they called from… Continue Reading

All You Need To Know About My Firsthand Experience With Hiring Virtual Assistants

Finding and hiring virtual assistants (VAs) depends on where you live, what sort of activities do you need to be covered by your Virtual Assistant (VA), how would you expect to interact with them, the level of proficiency in English or the requirements to deal with a specific market. People delegate different activities to their assistance - from website maintenance, social media, and content production through scheduling appointments and helping out with travel plans to dealing with paperwork, hiring, organizing events and whatnot. In fact, I’ve seen paralegals, web developers, accountants who sell themselves as virtual assistants simply because they… Continue Reading

5 Key Components to Tick Off Your Checklist When Starting A Business

Starting a business is no uncharted territory – almost every inch of it has already been conquered. But not everyone was able to write a successful conquest; most of those who tried failed. For there is a universal truth behind the stories of those who were fortunate: success doesn’t come easy. There’s a ton of things businesspeople considered before they laid the first brick of their empire. But there are some things most people tend to overlook that can actually become cornerstones for success. What are the key components you must consider when starting a business? 1. Overcoming Fears and… 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

Internet Marketing For Startups – Outsourcing vs. Building Teams

Internet marketing is one of the many online disciplines that don’t require education, certification, or any type of entry point that comes with the right background or experience. The same goes for content marketing, web design, web development, advertising, PR - you name it. It’s not the same for medical professionals and lawyers - which is why we don’t deal with these problems in the first place. Sure, some are better and more experienced than others, but you know that they’ve studied hard and gone to some of the best medical or law schools in order to land a job in the first… Continue Reading