Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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.

Create the Work-Life Balance That’s Right for You

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.

The Best and Worst Traits of an Entrepreneur: Which Do You Have?

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.

VIDEO: Why There’s No Map for Starting a Business

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.

5 Advantages of Forgoing an MBA

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.

Passion, Persistence, and Perseverance

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.

It Is Not About You

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.

Make a Big Impact Habit for Long Term Success

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.

Happiness Is a Choice

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.

Characteristics of a Successful Small Business Owner in 2013

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.

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