Entrepreneurship

3 Questions You Must Ask Before You Make a Deal

I’ve found that the self-made rich (those who have a net worth of $10 million or more) are very serious about getting to know the people they do business with. No matter how smart or talented you are, they want to take your full measure before they consider going forward with you.

5 Ways to Keep Employees From Becoming Competitors

Keeping entrepreneurially minded people in the tent isn’t always easy, and you may fear sometimes that you’ve created a monster or two. But having a more entrepreneurial management culture can be particularly helpful in lean or flat organizational structures that require people who are more solution-oriented and less hierarchical in their thinking.

Sometimes Persistence Doesn’t Pay Off

Not every setback is a failure. Sometimes, they are opportunities to grow in a different direction, by changing course and trying something new. But how do you know when to pivot? There are a few ways to keep yourself up-to-date on what you should be aiming for.

Cure Your Work Addiction. Here’s How

The survey research I did for my book The First Habit: The One Technique That Will Change Your Life (download a free copy here) revealed a lot of interesting things about the habits of self-made millionaires. The research showed, for instance, that such super successful individuals are much better than most people at limiting their activities to only those things that they do best.