Posts Tagged "Bare Brilliance"

Money, Fame, or Impact: Why Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Imagine this: A top venture capitalist is considering funding your startup. He or she invites you out to drinks and asks you this question: “Why are you starting this business? Do you want money, fame, or to change the world?”


There are, in fact, real-life investors who ask this question of every entrepreneur who comes through their doors. And there is only one right answer: to change the world.


Many business experts–academics, investors, long-time practitioners–will tell you that entrepreneurs motivated solely by money or public acclaim usually don’t end up succeeding.

Setting yourself up for disappointment and failure

Why? For one thing, the chances of financial success for any entrepreneur are relatively low. The typical business owner actually earns 35 percent less over ten years than he or she would have earned working for someone else.

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Knowing your true motivation for starting a business could make the difference between success and failure.

The 3 Best Ways To Drive Change In Your Company

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

You’ve heard the stories, read the reports, and know the trends. It’s undeniable that how we work is changing dramatically and that most companies need to reconsider their current strategies to set themselves up for future success. So why isn’t your company changing?


It could be the cost or time involved, or perhaps the manpower to lead such a charge. But in those cases, the benefits easily outweigh the costs. Most often, the biggest barrier to change comes down to a mental roadblock.


We’ve been taught to do things a certain way for so long, it can seem counterintuitive to change.

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Take your company into the future by overcoming mental barriers and leading powerful, meaningful change.

What Happened When I Dressed Up To Work From Home For A Week

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Let’s be honest: One of the perks of working from home is that you can do it in your pajamas. The term “dress for success” need not apply when you can roll out of bed and be on duty in a minute or less.
Whether you’re a yoga-pant-wearing independent contractor like me, or you telecommute or own a home-based business, Donovan says there are six reasons why you should dress up in workplace attire.

1. You Maintain A Professional Perception

If you are part of a team and participate in video meetings, it’s important to dress the part, says Donovan.

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Even when “dress for success” doesn’t officially apply, it’s still a good idea to get out of your PJs or sweats.