As part of our focus in 2015 to Thrive both at work and at home, I wanted to bring together some of the most inspirational articles around the web on thriving in business and leadership. Whether you’re a business owner or an intern, you’ll be able to learn something from these fantastic thought-trains of inspiration.
The 5 Most Inspiring Articles on Business and Leadership
- 6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You
You’ve heard the saying, “Showing up is half the battle.” And that’s true. That’s the everyday practical advice that most people forget when they excite themselves over a new business idea or a new job. For many people, the morning is or can be the most creative time of day. And the most productive. But it might necessitate a change of mindset. That’s why Entrepreneur has given you this guide to becoming the early bird.
- 8 Lessons from Poker That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur
Here’s a fun article from Inc.com that makes an important and clever parallelism. Poker does, in fact, have a lot to do with business and entrepreneurship, and here you’ll find not only 8 reasons why that’s true, but 8 grounded takeaways you can put into practice in the office. Poker is primarily about pattern recognition. You have to read your hand, weighing it against many other possible factors. You have to know the options and the limitations. You have to know and read the people you’re playing with. And you have to be willing to spend money to make money. Read this article HERE to discover all the other entrepreneurial lessons inherent in poker.
- 15 Business Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read
Don’t stop your inspiration and information consumption with just web articles. There’s so much more to learn, and books (aside from raw experience) are the best sources of learning and finding your path to thriving. In this article, Hubspot has done the research for you; they’ve picked the best, and I can vouch for their choices. Many of these are perfect for startups and visionaries, innovators and leaders. Keep a pen ready because every single one of these books is perfect for underlining and bookmarking and keeping close to hand.
- The 7 Secrets of Inspiring Leaders
Could it get anymore straightforward? Forbes has taken the words and thoughts from some of the most noteworthy leaders of today and offered their success stories and secrets to you. You’ll hear from people like Richard Branson and Marissa Mayer. What do they get enthusiastic about, and how do they sell that inspiration? These are some pretty incredible leaders, so it can’t hurt to learn what drives them. Check out the full article HERE.
- Become More Positive With These 5 Tips
All outwardly practical advise aside, positivity can be one way to success. It will certainly help you to thrive, and this article from Entrepreneur unlocks some of the secrets to maintaining a positive attitude. Some are in the form of physical advise, like controlling your breathing. Other tips are more conceptual: visualizing success. All of them are empowering. And if you’re religious, just change the last point on meditation to prayer; quite honestly, that could be all you need to shift your entire mindset and begin to thrive.
A Launch Pad To THRIVE in 2015
I hope you can take a few minutes to check out these articles or bookmark this post to come back later when you have more time. I truly believe these articles will serve as an effective launch pad that will help you THRIVE in 2015.
Stay tuned throughout the year to hear our thoughts, hints, and reminders on how you can thrive in your personal and professional life this year. And feel free to get in touch with us if you are looking for business solutions to help you THRIVE in 2015! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. You can fill out a contact form HERE or call us at 800.968.1416.