So You Want To Go Into Business For Yourself. Really?

By Larry Winget So many people tell me they want to start their own business. I get letters every week from people wanting my advice around this topic. A recent poll says that 55% of millennials want to go into business for themselves. I admire people who have that entrepreneurial spirit and want to take control of their future. But when I respond to this question when asked, people think I am a downer because I am rarely encouraging. Maybe … [Read more...]

20 Inspirational Ways To Upgrade Your Life

Author: Sharon Kaiser   It seems everywhere you look these days, people are dishing out feel-good mantras and their take on what will make you happy. It can be overwhelming. After all, how do we really know what works versus what doesn’t? With life stress, chores and daily demands, it can be exhausting to cut through the clutter. Reaching happiness can be stressful, especially if you get tossed the wrong nugget of wisdom, which … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from a Serial Entrepreneur

The year was 1989 and a 22-year-old woman with an itch to challenge herself embarked on her entrepreneurial journey. That woman was me. I was young, shy, enthusiastic and perhaps even somewhat naïve as to the road ahead of me. There were twists, hairpin turns, frost heaves, speed bumps and detours but 25 years later, I’m celebrating the fact that I not only survived, but thrived. And did I ever learn some lessons along the way!! Build it … [Read more...]

My Journey to Self-Care

Nearly a month ago I shared some of the challenges that I have had over the last few years that led to somewhat of a meltdown in early March. As the saying goes, “you have to have a breakdown to have a breakthrough” and boy was that ever the case! Here is a link to the blog I wrote about it. First I have to say THANK YOU for loving and supporting me through all of this. I was so nervous to share my “mess” for fear of being ridiculed or judged … [Read more...]

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Marc and  Angel, two passionate writers, life-hackers and “admirers of the human spirit,” have come up with an amazing list of 30 things to stop doing to yourself. If you like their list, make sure you check out their site and sign up to their amazing newsletter. #1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. [Continue Reading . . .] … [Read more...]

Being Raw and Vulnerable . . .

A Note from Leslie Sturgeon WIW Founder I love Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. She is strong, focused, funny and just plain cool. Over the years when facing challenges, she has reiterated her mantra of "Make Your Mess Your Message." It is with this in mind that I'm being raw and vulnerable today. Deep breath, here goes: My mess: I am terrible at self-care and in this area I don't practice what I preach to my WIW community. My … [Read more...]

15 Great Pieces Of Life Advice That Never Get Old

The great benefit of living with, working for, or being related to people who have experienced more of life than you have is picking their brain for advice. The most effective people learn from their own mistakes, and make a significant effort to learn from other people's errors as well. A recent Quora thread asked users for the best advice they've ever gotten.  Here are a few of the greatest excerpts, lightly edited for clarity: Continue … [Read more...]

11 Extremely Successful People Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

Most of us have had those days when we've come in to work, been confronted by a massive to-do list, and had no idea how to get it all accomplished.For people running large organizations, that can be the case nearly every day. Many manage the chaos with a variety of techniques and hacks that increase their effectiveness and reduce their workloads.LinkedIn asked more than 60 of its influencers to share the best productivity hack they've … [Read more...]