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How to Overcome the Self-Sabotage of Self-Doubt

The following is excerpted from “Seize the Yay.” Copyright 2021. Reprinted with permission from Murdoch Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group. The many new beginnings Nic and I have embarked on over the past few years, including not only Matcha Maiden, but also more recently, writing this very book, have revealed to me that...
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6 Tips to Help Find Empowerment Through Embracing Failure

Launching a business is an exciting, and challenging, prospect. Unfortunately, there will always be times at which you experience unexpected roadblocks as an entrepreneur. It might be misplaced trust in an unreliable partner, lost revenue, or economic upheaval that puts your venture on shaky ground. Regardless of the specifics, you must understand that mistakes and...
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Hustle Overdrive: Start Sustaining Your Business Instead

In today’s entrepreneurial culture, hustling is a source of pride for many. But the question must be asked: Should we be proud of hustle? Is there any other way to maintain success? And if hustle is a good thing, at what point does it go overboard and become workaholism? It’s not that we haven’t yet...
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Every Good Startup Goal Has These 6 Ingredients

You don’t need to hang a carrot from a stick in order to motivate your employees. You just need a good BHAG. This goal-setting concept was introduced in “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies,” a book by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. They explain a BHAG, or Big Hairy Audacious Goal, as one of...
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9 Ways to Conquer Fear and Realize Your True Potential

Everyone experiences fear. What defines you is how you face it. We asked these successful entrepreneurs and advisors in The Oracles to tell us how they manage their biggest fears. 1. Don’t avoid your fear — leverage it Fear is a great thing. It’s nature’s way of awakening us to danger, like when a lion is about...
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Be Nervous: What Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Learn by Embracing Fear

“Sometimes it is good to be a little nervous; it brings out the best in you,” 14-year-old Sanjana Khurana pronounced as she prepared to sing the national anthem at a Sage Hill High School event. Being nervous; to fill your belly full of butterflies is better than to fill your mind with the fear that...
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8 Fears All New Entrepreneurs Must Understand and Overcome

Are you familiar with the story of Zeno of Cyprus? Here’s a quick synopsis: a merchant named Zeno lost his wealth when his boat shipwrecked. Shortly after this incident, he took an interest in philosophy, and he originated a new type of philosophy called stoicism. Today, people recognize a stoic person as someone who remains...