8 Traits of an Effective Business Leader

If you’d like to learn how to be an effective leader so you can influence and inspire others, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. If you’re leading a business, there’s no question about whether you’re a leader or not. You are a leader. The only question is what kind of leader are you? Some people think that inspirational leaders just happen—they’re a product of personality, circumstance, and talent. While some may take to leadership more easily than others, anyone can develop themselves into an inspirational leader through intentional and thoughtful work on themselves. Your business’s success or failure relies upon you as its leader, so it is well worth doing …

6 Simple but Important Ways for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

If you’d like to learn how to avoid burning out so you can have a long and successful career, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Burnout affects professionals in every industry, but it can be particularly problematic being an entrepreneur because when it’s their own business, it can be on their mind all day, every day. It is more than just a sense of being tired. It is the state of being overwhelmed emotionally, mentally and physically, to the point that you need a break in order to keep functioning.  Burnout is easy to find but difficult to avoid for entrepreneurs. There are, however, 6 things that entrepreneurs can do …

The 50 Best Leadership Books of All Time

What is the secret to great leadership? Is it a case of sheer good luck and opportunity, some magical cocktail of in-born genius, ambition and charisma, or can it be learned and taught? Leadership isn’t just about money and power. It’s about understanding what makes people tick, knowing your own values and worth, and working with the people and resources around you to make the best out of things. It’s good for business, of course, but it’s more than just that. These are life skills that can help you realise both personal and professional goals. Developing your leadership skills can make a big difference to you and the world around you. Who wouldn’t want that? So if you’re wondering if …

30 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Make an Impact

Learning how to succeed in business used to be a case of being really good at one skill or area and milking it for all its value. Today, we are fast becoming a “skills economy”, driving trends in employment and even the way we approach entrepreneurship. To succeed in today’s business landscape, business owners and executives need to possess a mix of skills that enable them to stay ahead and adapt to change. 1. Digital Savviness As the adage goes: “If you’re not online, you don’t exist.” Today’s entrepreneurs need to take to the internet to increase their presence and to remain relevant in an evolving business landscape. Companies like Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb and more are a testament to the …

What is the Role of a Facilitator in Strategic Planning?

In the business world, strategic planning meetings serve a number of purposes. Most often, companies use these gatherings to make critical decisions for the organization, such as setting business initiatives for the coming year or multi-year period. They might also plan for potential challenges to ensure the business is prepared for any unexpected circumstances. All of this means that strategic planning meetings are some of the most important company gatherings that take place over a typical year. While strategic planning sessions are undoubtedly beneficial, they do come with a few challenges. Specifically, they can be difficult to plan, as they require all company executives and upper-level managers to gather in one location. This can be quite costly, especially if the …

How to Become a Proven Wartime Leader

If you’d like to learn how to become a leader so you can influence people to act, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. For businesses and society, these crosswinds have created a war on everything: on traditional leadership, on the role of companies, how we live, and how we plan for the future. Success in these turbulent times calls for wartime leadership. In 2020, it’s business as usual, and leaders will be required to fend off a range of existential threats. These could come from a wide range of sources including increasing geopolitical instability, social disenfranchisement, polarization, macro-economic change, climate change, corona pandemic, and so forth. The role of a …

Hacks for Conducting Business with a Sharper Mind

Running a business can be a one-man job if you’re self-employed, but more often than not, it involves at least a few employees. Nevertheless, whether you have a one-man software development company, a 5-man crew of roofers, or a small manufacturing plant with 20 workers in it, it’s you who will be making the most important decisions and leading the workforce, Therefore, as the business leader, the sharper your mind is and the more aware you are, the better decisions you will be making towards improving the performance of the company and growing it beyond its current status. Given that our minds do not just get sharper on their own, we have a few quick tips, exercises and activities for …

4 Skills You May Already Have That Allow You to Start Your Online Business Today

If you’d like to learn how to develop an online business so you can become a digital nomad, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Many wannabe entrepreneurs never get around to starting their own businesses because they mistakenly think it’s outside the realm of what they’re capable of. While starting a business is by no means easy, it’s likely not as hard as you may think. If you’re someone who’s been contemplating whether or not you have what it takes to be your own boss, here are 4 skills you may have that will be enough to start your very own business: 1. Programming skills If you’re skilled in programming …

5 Ways You Can Stay on Track and Reduce Overwhelm While Working From Home

If you’d like to learn strategies on how to improve your focus so you can stay on track and achieve your goals, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. For many in a corporate job or a brick and mortar business working from home often feels like a dream- spending more time with the family; having more flexibility and freedom with your schedule. While all these are true, the reality of working from home may be much more challenging. It requires much more self-discipline, focus, and time management than one would assume if they never had to face it.  Right now, almost everyone gets a taste of how working from home …

Find the Right Business for the Job

Whether you need basic work done around the house, a full home renovation or a regular cleaning, finding the right business for the job is important. These days, there’s no shortage of trades and businesses offering services that you can take advantage of for your home, so it’s important to do your research first and ensure that the choice you’ll make is a good fit for what you need. The good news is that there are plenty of tools and resources available to help you choose the right business for your needs. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make the best decision.  Ask for Recommendations: First of all, try asking for recommendations from your social circle. This is usually the …

3 Tips on How to Keep Your Best People During a Crisis

If you’d like to build yourself up so you can continue to perform at a high level no matter the circumstances that surround you at the moment, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown I’ll admit it, I’m a little scared. I don’t know how this is going to pan out, let alone the short term and long term effect it will have on my business. As a business owner, this is the worst time to hide. It is your responsibility to address your staff and let them know how your organization is going to respond and survive. I won’t tell you how to run your business. I know that some …

Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial in Business

Emotional intelligence — or EQ, short for emotional intelligence quotient — is defined as the ability to use one’s emotions to full advantage. Emotionally intelligent people have full command of all their social skills (including self-awareness, empathy and the like) and when placed in leadership positions respect others’ views while inspiring outside-the-box thinking.  Additionally, businesses are starting to take notice of the impact that EQ can have on employee productivity and engagement. While gauging “soft skills” during interviews has always been a part of recruitment efforts, many teams are now finding methods of quantifying emotional intelligence and determining if a candidate is a fit for a job based on these factors in addition to practical competencies.  The value of recruiting …

The Mindset Of A Multiple 7 Figure Entrepreneur

We are almost 6 months into the year and there has been so many great articles, videos and podcast episodes featured on Addicted2Success. The Addicted2Success podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the business section of the apple podcast store and we are officially live on Spotify, Stitcher and SoundCloud now so you can’t miss a motivational beat. Here are the Top 12 Addicted2Success podcast episodes of 2019 for you to listen to If you feel that any of the below podcasts have inspired you in any way shape or form please share the episodes on your insta stories, facebook, emails or direct message them to your friends as this would be deeply appreciated as we are on …

3 Leadership Tips for the Conscious Business Executive

Recently, I was speaking at a conference attended by two hundred and fifty inspiring, heart-centered and results-oriented women business executives.  These executives lead their companies in many sectors: service, manufacturing, technology, marketing, legal, and more.  These women range in age from their thirties to their sixties, of all races, from solo entrepreneurs to corporate executives.  They recounted powerful stories of business successes and challenges, profits and loss experiences, partnerships holding strong, partnerships that collapsed, new innovations and more. I was uplifted by these conscious business owners who know that success in business equates to doing good in the world, treating your employees with dignity and care, providing vital solutions, products and services that support their customers while protecting the earth.  …

4 Boxes to Check Before Starting Your Solopreneur JourneyPick the Brain

The following is adapted from The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Startup Bible. Once you’ve created a fully-built, kickass business plan and you’re ready to begin your solopreneur journey, there are four final boxes you need to check before you embark. The solopreneur’s life isn’t for everyone, so by taking the time now to run through this final checklist, you’re all but eliminating the possibility this isn’t the right fit for you. Let’s dig into these four areas, starting with the most important: your lifestyle. #1: Life Analysis You have an idea about what the future commitment looks like, and how much time and money it will take to launch your solopreneur life. You’ve gone from theoretical to practical. Now it’s …

The Top 5 Ways to Improve Self Growth While Managing a Business

You cannot grow your business unless you grow yourself too. Personal growth is often ignored by aspiring entrepreneurs because they assume all their research and learning takes place before they start their businesses. They are wrong. What you must understand is that personal growth is an ongoing task. As you continue to run your business and its operations, you will need a continuing education to experience your own personal and professional growth. Without this growth, you will lack the knowledge and skills needed to improve your business. Many professional people require a continuing education, including doctors, lawyers, and real estate brokers. When there are changes in technology, consumer demand, and competition, you must master the art of self-growth in order …