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That well-varnished expression ‘small steps lead to big improvements’ still rings true today. Since your first steps as a child, perhaps you’ve since climbed mountains, trekked across deserts…or started your own business. And all these actions begin with ‘motivation’.
It’s more than 80 years since Dale Carnegie’s self-help book ‘How To Win Friends and Influence People’ was first published. It remains one of the best-selling books of all time. Understanding and applying the principles of Influence has been one of the roots of success for millions of business owners around the world. Isn’t it time you put your influential skills to work?
If the first thing you do in the morning is to look at your emails or messages, you need to step back and rethink your life. Looking at emails or messages from others is just a reaction based on actions from others and never planned. Be yourself, be authentic and enjoy the freedom this will give you.
You can’t touch it and you can’t see it. But – wow – can you feel it when you’ve got it! Motivation is that inner feeling – driven by raw energy – that inspires you to act or behave in a particular way. But where does it come from? How do you find it? And how do you make the most of it?
Some of us love the work we do. Some of us put up with it. While some just…wish they could be doing something else. But how can you move out of a world of work where you’re not happy? A little patience and perseverance can go a long way to solving your problems…
We’ve all had those moments when we feel on top of the world. But for some of us life starts to become a drag. And we get dragged down with it, further and further. But there is a way through the mist – and here are 16 actions to re-ignite your ‘can do’ attitude and help you climb back to where you want to be.
If you’re tempted and excited about the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur, how do you know if you’ll measure up to the challenges that await you? There’s no exam, template or boxes to tick that will guarantee you success – but there are certain personal characteristics that will determine how your journey might begin.
There’s something of a romantic myth about the solo entrepreneur starting out in business: lots of head-scratching, burning the midnight oil and drawing on every sinew of energy and determination to make things happen. But results of research show that three out of four European start-ups were actually founded by teams [ESM 2016]. And this goes a long way to prove how important it is to have people around you to improve your chances of success.
When you’re thinking about starting a business, remember that there’s a fine line between doing something that you have a passion for and doing something that you’re good at. And yet, the two can work in harmony while you learn, practice and improve.