Month: November 2017

21 of the Best Leadership Podcasts You’ll Want to Listen To Now

As a leader, the success of your organization greatly depends on your personal qualities. You need to keep improving yourself continuously so that you can be in a position to improve your team as well. Listening to podcasts is a great way to work on yourself even when you are on the go. Here, we list 20 of the best leadership podcasts you’ll want to listen to now! 1. Leadership and loyalty – Dov Baron In this show, Baron seeks to inspire leaders to lead purposeful lives for holistic excellence. He hosts leaders from various spheres of life to...

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The Best Inspirational Podcasts You’ll Love – Be Inspired and Informed!

There are times that you have a natural psyche to live and chase your dreams. But then there are also days that you can’t motivate yourself to even get off the bed. You want to chase your dreams but you lack the courage to get out of your comfort zone. You want to make a positive change in your life but you need something to give you that first push. Surrounding yourself with positive thoughts is the first step towards making those positive changes in your life. Motivation books and seminars are often not available when you need them...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Social Business

As a consumer, you have probably heard of or engaged with brands with a social mission. And if you’re pondering about starting a business, you may wonder if incorporating a social mission is right for you. There’s no better time than now to start a social business, as consumers increasingly desire to be associated with brands that are ethical: 56% of US consumers have stopped buying from companies that are unethical. 63% of consumers feel that ethical issues are becoming more important. 58% of consumers revealed that buying ethically produced products makes them feel good. However, it’s not always...

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A Look At Social Business Models and NGOs

The social business is not new. It has existed for decades in different forms with many definitions, some having been more effective than others. It has long been seen as an alternative to the NGO, a model that streamlines impact and eliminates bureaucracy. And yes, from many perspectives, social business is a model for the future. It allows quick growth and broader impact than the traditional NGO. With a social business model, staffers do not have to fundraise, engage donors or work with government. They can focus on work without the burden of grant writing or taking donors on...

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8 Famous Social Entrepreneurs Doing Good and Making Money

What is a social entrepreneur? When I think of these words, I visualize the people who seek to create solutions to widespread social issues such as poverty, famine, and a lack of education. They pour themselves into their business and into the people that they are trying to serve. They aren’t just entrepreneurs, they are business people seeking to make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, we have come to equate the term “social entrepreneur” with “ineffective” or “unprofitable business”. However, social entrepreneurs are no different from everyday entrepreneurs in the way that they conduct business or turn profits....

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6 Startup Apps To Help New Entrepreneurs Get Results

At some point you might have gotten the itch to become your own boss. I mean, why not right? I had a surreal experience and spoke to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. He made a comment that stuck in my head: “you can be a job seeker or a job creator.” There’s nothing wrong with being a job seeker. But the level of change you can create as a job creator if far greater (I did not make the rhyme on purpose). Many people start as job seekers and later decide they want to break free and do...

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What You Need To Know About Creating New Habits

Want to start a new exercise habit? Maybe meditating? Daily journaling? Whatever it might be, we have deep rooted patterns in our lives and creating new habits take hard work. The steps themselves might be deceptively simple: pick one habit, keep it small to start with, and remember to do it every day. But it’s not always so easy — there are a number of forces that can stand in the way: People in our lives create resistance to the habit. Our environment itself creates resistance (i.e. Internet distractions get in the way of writing). We forget. A crisis...

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If you’re a busy person then this one skill will change your life

“Sure, I’d love to help.” “Yes, let’s setup some time.” No matter how busy I would get, I had a very tough time saying no to people. Little did I know, that mastering that one skill would change my life. Seems trivial right? It’s a huge factor as you’ll see when I break it down in this article. Pursuing work as an entrepreneur can be even more tricky after being in the traditional 9am-5pm role because you need to make your own schedule. There are so many choices to make on how to spend your time to be most...

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How to Find Ideas for Your Social Enterprise That You’ll Want to Pursue

So you want to change the world? Congrats on your ambitions. Market-driven social enterprises are proving to be a powerful force for change. Each and every day, social entrepreneurs are working to make the world a better place. With the right idea and a healthy dose of commitment, you can join their ranks. But first, you need to come up with that “right” idea. So, here we go Here is how to find ideas for your social enterprise that you’ll want to pursue! First  Things First, Discovering Your Passion is Not Enough Passion and a desire to help is...

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5 Things That Will Kill Your Social Enterprise Startup

There are endless articles listing 5 or 10 or 20 things that will kill a startup. But what about those of you who are launching a social enterprise? What’s out there for you? That’s why I want to discuss the things that will kill your social enterprise startup. You are doing important work. Don’t let some of these things sabotage your success! Some might argue that the early stages of business and social startups are essentially the same – that you need a strong vision, a product or service, a market, passion, creativity, and so on. But there are certain...

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