Motivation for Smart People (Sans Chest Pounding)

Do you ever feel there’s a greater being inside of you just bursting to get out?  You can feel its presence sometimes, can’t you?  It’s the voice that encourages you to really make something of your life.  When you act congruently with that voice, it’s like you’re a whole new person.  You feel like a …
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Examples of Business Goal-Setting Theory

Business owners will often set individual goals to motivate employees and reach company objectives. Goals that are hard to reach are often more intriguing, as more work is required to fulfill them. Edwin A. Locke introduced the theoretical approach to setting goals and building motivation, which can be directly applied to a professional setting. In …
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The Importance of Goal Setting As a Time Management Tool

In any small business, setting goals and practicing time management techniques are two necessary elements for success. Annually, at a minimum, small business owners and managers should meet to determine the business goals for the upcoming period. The business goals that are set should be SMART–specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Time management comes into …
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Importance of Motivation and Goal Setting for Businesses

The importance of motivation and goal setting in business cannot be overstated. The setting of goals is important to guide the company and employees toward defined objectives. Motivation is important because it is the psychological catalyst employees and owners require to reach the goal. Without goal setting and the necessary motivation for goal attainment, businesses …
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66 Motivational Business Quotes

Running a business is hard work, and it can be easy to get down or lose your motivation. With that in mind, here are 111 quotes that I have appreciated. I hope you find them insightful! I highlighted a few that stood out to me (and I threw in a few funny ones for good measure). If …
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8 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Money

In 2013, a person making $63,000 (before taxes) spent an average of $49,000 to $51,000 on housing, transportation, food, insurance, entertainment, childcare, health care and other expenditures. Take 20 percent out of that formula for taxes and you have no money left over for savings or investments. You are having money issues because you have money …
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How to Sell at Craft Fairs and Shows

When Terry Speer was a struggling art student in the 60s, he put himself through college by selling his prints and paintings at local art shows. In 1979, after eight years as an art professor, Speer left academia to do the show circuit full time with his wife, Deborah Banyas, a fellow artist and quilt …
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Are You Prepared for Success?

Are you prepared for success? Earl Nightingale once said that if a person does not prepare for his success, when his opportunity comes, it will only make him look foolish. You’ve probably heard it said repeatedly that luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. Only when you’ve paid the price to be ready for …
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Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Do you think that if you won the lottery, you would be happy? Think again. Over the past 10 years, strong research from the field of positive psychology has shown that, universally, money adds to our happiness only up to a point. That point depends on where you live and how many dependents you have, …
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