A trained social psychologist, Cuddy studies the dynamics of power and judgment in human communication. Body language influences how we perceive others, although we might not realize how dramatically it affects us.
As a time coach, I talk to people who want to live a more balanced life on a daily basis—including startup founders. It can be a struggle, but my real-world experience has uncovered that founders can achieve work-life balance IF all five of the following conditions are met.
You may be an ambitious and energetic person planning to start on your own. But ambition and energy alone aren't sufficient to take you to the next level. I have met, observed, and studied several entrepreneurs. I have found that they possess some specific traits that played a key role in the eventual success or failure of their businesses.
Some people insist that good planning is the key to reaching any worthwhile goal (like starting a business). Here's why they may be wrong.
Where you choose to learn is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your career. The choice between attending graduate school and working in the real world is in fact the choice between two different models of education—and two very different outcomes.
Undoubtedly, in your first year of business you will make your fair share of mistakes, just like anyone starting a new venture. There are so many valuable pieces of wisdom to learn as an entrepreneur, but here are my big three traits you must have to truly succeed in your business.
Do you need to have skill and talent to pull off a business? Absolutely. Do you have to be the best person in the room to pull off a business? Absolutely not.
A small effort on a consistent basis will make a bigger impact on your life or your business than a big habit made intermittently. A big impact habit is a habit that is so small that you can do it forever.
Many of us get the happiness equation wrong. We believe that we must work hard to become successful, make lots of money, get a big title and then, only then, will we be happy. It simply isn't true.
There is no doubt that an entrepreneur or small business owner/operator must possess a great deal of skill. While these things can certainly still ring true, I think there is a whole new set of characteristics that small business owners really need to possess if they want to be successful.