4 Things We Can Learn from Business Leaders Who Started with Nothing

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Some people in the business world which we all look up to had powerful friends or family to help them get ahead, so it might seem it was fairly easy for them. Other ones, however, started their multi-million dollar empires all by themselves with no money to invest and no experienced friends to provide them with advice.

Although both of the above groups of businesspeople can provide some invaluable tips on making the right decisions, taking the necessary actions, and simply getting yourself into the right mindset to be successful, we all tend to listen to the ones who had nothing when they started much more closely.

It’s all about who we can relate with more after all, so if a person with countless problems in their early life can become a billionaire, who’s there to stop us from doing that as well? I think these people certainly know what they’re talking about, so here are a few tips from some of the brightest business minds on the planet.

1. Break the rules

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5 Ways to Find Inspiration for Guerrilla Marketing

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When it comes to guerrilla marketing, creativity is always an issue: you have to present your product or service to your prospective customers in the most unique and interesting way possible. This is absolutely essential if you’re looking to get noticed – and that’s the whole point here, isn’t it? (more…)

3 Guerrilla Marketing Examples for Small Business Owners

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Tiny marketing budgets have always caused serious headaches for small business owners. Low profit margins (especially when you’re just starting up) simply don’t allow spending a lot of money on advertising your products or services, directly resulting in a lower number of customers. Plenty of business owners find themselves stuck in this loop – even if you do a really great job, your business will usually grow very slowly if you get new customers only from referrals and recommendations. _

Can Alcohol Be a Performance Enhancing Drug?

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alcoholI love red wine, I really do. The problem here is that I’ve found out that when I’m super stressed or have a huge workload (the two are usually directly related), I tend to drink more and more of it to get a quick release, and I do it much more frequently than I’m typically used to. Considering the public perception on the issue, I imagine it hasn’t really been good for me, so now I’m close to finishing an alcohol-free month. (more…)

The Approach of Stress and Recovery for Body and Mind

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Can Meditation Give You a Competitive Edge?

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Do Night Owls or Early Birds Get More Done?

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3 Productivity Myths Busted by Science

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4 Steps to Overcome Procrastination

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5 Life Hacks to Increase Productivity

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