How Entrepreneurs Can Expand Their Reach With Their Own Book

As the founder of a publishing company focused specifically on serving high achievers, I see the same problem over and over.

When a top performer decides they want to write a book (or do anything else, for that matter), their goal is to be the best. They end up focusing on selling as many books as they can, and that leads them off track.

But the smartest leaders we work with have a different goal: use the book to get attention.

The Myth of the 40-Hour Work Week By Steve Diggs

Steve Diggs - Speaker and authorIn the 1930’s the United States government told us a lie. They told us that if we were working 40 hours per week…we were fully employed. Wow. That may have been the first time in 5000 years of recorded human history that anyone had ever heard that! Historically, a typical workweek included 12-hour days, six days a week.

There are 168 hours in a week. As a guy who has worked plenty of 80- and 90-hour weeks, I can tell you there’s nothing that says you can’t work more than 40 of them. As a matter of fact, some of the most successful people I know are people who work half-time…12-hour days.

The Importance of Having Good Leaders vs. Bad Bosses

LeadershipYou may have heard the saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave bosses. This is a strand of wisdom that should be taken quite seriously. Especially when you are dealing with trained professionals who know their value, they are far less likely to deal with a bad boss.

More than 50% of employees feel that the bad bosses of their past were the main reason for them looking elsewhere for better opportunities. A majority of those individuals were educated, highly trained assets to the company that they left behind. Does your company experience high turnover in general or in certain departments? Do you know the signs to look out for when it comes to having bad bosses on your team?

Leadership 101: Unleashing The Leader Inside You

Man helping other person up a mountainLeadership is not a position, it’s a decision. Every day you must decide to embrace your inner leader, making the choice to lead in a positive way. Right where you are, at whatever place you currently find yourself in life, be it personally or professionally.

Leadership is multifaceted. For our purposes I’ll breakdown what I’ve come to see as leadership essentials. Over my professional life I’ve been blessed to observe, and live out many of the ideas shared below. I have been a student of leadership and personal development for many years.

5 Signs that Confirm You Have Found Your Passion

Mountains feeling balancedHave you heard the quote “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”?

Here are 5 indicators that tell you that you’ve found your passion as a career:

1. You tap dance to work. This was a phrase that Warren Buffett uses to describe his job. He used it even before he got rich. A great indicator of your success is jumping out of bed in the morning. You cannot even wait to get to work. You are enthusiastic about your job and love every part of it. You work with only people you love.

7 Habits That Prove You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

Be Optimistic green lightbulbSuccessful entrepreneurs may have started businesses providing all kinds of products and services, but many of them share a surprising number of common habits. Here are seven habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur.

1. You have grit

Grit and determination are critical to entrepreneurial success. You have to be able to see a project through if you want to be successful. This may include long hours. It could also be reading all those items in your inbox. But don’t worry, this extra effort is what separates the great businesses from the mediocre ones. The more effort you put into something the better it becomes.

The Quality Without Which A Leader Is Incomplete

Believe QuoteLet me begin with a small story:

A young man got appointed as a department head in one of those “we love rules and bureaucracy” and “no one can fire us” Government offices. He was very excited on his first day and he met his team and was trying to understand how things work. He noticed that there was this one clerk, a senior person who neither met him, nor greeted him. And he never saw him working either. He just used to sit and read English novels.

9 Forward Steps to Work You Love

Grace Bluerock - motivational and inspirational coachDo you ever feel stuck? Do you know you are destined for more, but you are not sure what or how to get there? Perhaps you find yourself in a job that is draining and sucking the life out of you. You go to work, day in day out, but you live for 5 o’clock. Each weekday, the clock seems to tick even slower than it did the previous day. If this sounds familiar, you may be ready for a change.

7 Things that Confirm You Are Doing What You Love

Robert de Brus - inspiring writerHave you ever heard the adage, “just throw a million ideas on the wall and see what sticks”?

Every business has its ups and downs. Some will kick off well from the start and others will not, but whether or not there is initial growth it’s ‘that thing’ you’re doing that’s going to determine whether or not you’re going to be able to sustain the long haul.

How to succeed in business as an introvert

Succeed as an introvertLast century, it was the extrovert we valued – that outgoing, gregarious individual who had strong and aggressive leadership skills, who never met a “stranger,” who could make the hard sale, and whose personality was “all over the workplace.” The 21st century, however, is the century of the introvert – that individual who is more introspective, who contemplates and analyzes, who has a quiet fortitude, who has the focus and the creativity that can spread a brand, and who will take the time to analyze and assess all possible strategies and solutions. These are the qualities that we now value in business, and here’s why: