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How to Crack Your Life’s Purpose and Unlock Your True Calling

Inspiration is everywhere. The business of personal development coaching and live or virtual events that “transform your life and 10X your revenue” has exploded in the last 10 years or so. But is the proliferation of these events achieving the goal of helping people align with their life's purpose? My business partner, Patrick Combs, and...
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Here’s Why Taking Risks is Good for Business

You’ve heard it before: "Fortune favors the bold." Or the ever-popular, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." There’s also, "The only way to fail is to start." And my personal favorite and go-to: "Learn from your mistakes." All of those pithy, motivational statements focus on one underlying truth: Taking risks is inherent in everything worthwhile. Yes, risk can...
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The Entrepreneur’s Paradox: The One Letter That Changes Fear into Power

The following is excerpted from "The Entrepreneur's Paradox" by Curtis Morley (Mango Publishing, March 16, 2021). Language is one of the most powerful tools in our personal arsenal to change our future. A single letter S can help you transform fear into power. Evaluate these two phrases: What if… What is… “What If” fuels fear, creates...
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How to Get Out of the Comparison Trap and Move Your Business Forward

When you start out in business, it's normal to research those who have gone before you and try to learn from them. Personally, I have watched and examined countless interviews with entrepreneurs who I admire in order to learn all the steps they've taken to achieve the success they have today. And while this research...
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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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10 Life-Changing Books Every Side Hustler Needs to Read

As an entrepreneur, I’m a big advocate of using books to level up my game for one simple reason: a $20 business book is one of the least expensive crash-course educations you can get today. For the cost of a decent dinner, you can get a book that may change your life. The following books...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Fear of Failure During COVID-19 (Episode 26)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff talks about the fear of failure during COVID-19, including insights from successful local entrepreneur, Jim Bellinson, who shares his own struggles as he fights to keep his businesses alive. During this challenging time, Jim has had to lay off 500 employees, change his business model, and be creative and...
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How Entrepreneurs Can Overcome the Fear of Failing

Fear comes in many shapes and sizes. It can affect all areas of our lives, including business; and one of the most common business fears is failing. In fact, Statista reports that as many as 35.2 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs experience the fear of failure. As you can imagine, this fear of failing prevents many...
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8 Signs Your Startup Will Fail Within the First 5 Years (and How to Avoid it)

You're finally ready to launch the business you've dreamt about for years. You have a real passion for what you're doing. Unfortunately, that may not be enough to succeed. The first few years of business are like the honeymoon phase: You're excited about the possibilities and busy learning the ropes. Failure rates are lower during...
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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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Entrepreneurship is About the Journey, Not Just the Destination

The following is excerpted from "The Entrepreneur's Framework: How Businesses Are Adapting in the New Economy," available at select bookstores and on Amazon, in paperback and for the Kindle. All proceeds from book sales are being donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters in Philadelphia, PA. Without a doubt, fear keeps the wantrepreneur from finding out...
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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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How to Benefit From Your Fear of Entrepreneurial Failure

Failure. It’s a loaded word in the startup world. Eric Ries told founders to fail fast in his quintessential book, "The Lean Startup." Other entrepreneurs swear that failure is what led to their ultimate success. And yet, fear of failure still holds many business owners back. What if I don’t make any money? What if I lose...
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How to Survive the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

In the years of being the CEO of my company, I have certainly faced my fair share of ups and downs. Before my digital marketing agency was operating in a renovated penthouse with 12 employees, it was just me working out of my best friend’s mother’s living room. I have come a long way over...
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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...