In the News This Week…December 18

Why the (Entrepreneurial) Future is Female

by Jeff Hayzlett

“How do we, as entrepreneurs and business owners, help address this national issue? How do we address the gender gap in our own midst, in entrepreneurship? And what does a middle-aged, white man know about this gap to begin with?”

Failure Is Not A “Lesson Learned,” It Is An Excuse

by Louis Mosca

“The phrase ‘You have to fail, to succeed,’ has been a powerful motivator for some, and I fear a hindering crutch for millions of people who have lost sight of success. Here’s why successful business owners should never accept failure.”

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

“To truly engage other human beings and create meaningful connections, we need to silence our inner voices and be fully present — and being more mindful can help.”

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

by Matt Plummer

” In fact, as recently as 2012, a Gallup poll revealed that 40% of U.S. workers “were so stressed out they felt burnt out.” Stress and anxiety are cited in 70% of the calls placed to phone-counseling lines at Workplace Options, a provider of employee-assistance programs. This may not be too surprising since working hours continue to climb for the highest paid workers. ”

6 Unexpected Ways to Create Good Habits–And Actually Keep Them

by Mareo McCracken

“Your habits are yours. Your inner peace and joy often come from the habits you have.  You control your habits. Success and joy come from focusing on what you can control. Whenever you focus on situations or people outside of your control, you lose even more control, you enter a state of deception and despair.”