MY ARTICLES

Here you will find my articles for other publications such as Success, Entrepreneur, LifeHack, EliteDaily and others.  I write a new article for other publications about once a week. For my personal posts, check out my blog on Medium. If you'd like for me to write for your site you can email me.To keep up with all of my writing in one place, subscribe!

How Rachael Ray Grew Her Brand Way Beyond the Kitchen

How Rachael Ray Grew Her Brand Way Beyond the Kitchen

Even if you’re not a foodie or a fan of talk shows, chances are you’ve heard of Rachael Ray. The everyday cook started promoting her 30-minute meal idea locally at a store in upstate New York. Someone from the Today show happened to stumble upon her work, and as the story goes, a few guest…

How to Leave Your Corporate Career and Successfully Launch Your Own Gig

How to Leave Your Corporate Career and Successfully Launch Your Own Gig

Debra Bednar-Clark is the CEO and founder of DB+co, and the curator behind the popular style blog DB Style. Her business today — a leadership coaching firm dedicated to helping leaders bring their whole self forward to achieve success with fulfillment — was formed from her own personal struggle. She was at the top of…

How to Redesign Your Life for Success and Happiness

How to Redesign Your Life for Success and Happiness

Entrepreneurship is never easy and it’s not always fun. For many entrepreneurs, the first business idea does not pan out as planned, and some find themselves left with all the grind and none of the passion. After the buzz of freedom has worn off, you may realize you don’t love the work, the industry, the…

How Melanie Duncan Built Multiple Seven-Figure Businesses

How Melanie Duncan Built Multiple Seven-Figure Businesses

Melanie Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who, along with her business partner and husband, Devin, has been experiencing success since college. While studying, they started Custom Greek Apparel, an online store offering sorority and fraternity members apparel with customized colors, fabrics and embroidery. Next, they launched Luxury Monograms, offering custom monogrammed home decor items. Soon…

How Hard Do You Need to Work to Reach Success?

How Hard Do You Need to Work to Reach Success?

As the driven, innovative, informed Entrepreneur reader I know you are, you already know you need to put in the hours to make your idea successful. If you’ve read my writing or watched my show, The Pursuit, you know that nearly every successful person mentions the power of hard work. If you haven’t come across…

How Serial Entrepreneur Jennie Enterprise Builds Successful Membership Businesses

How Serial Entrepreneur Jennie Enterprise Builds Successful Membership Businesses

Jennie Enterprise is not just the mastermind behind one of New York City’s most prestigious private membership clubs. She is also a serial entrepreneur who has created one successful venture after another. As a teen, Enterprise noticed that her local community lacked a tennis program for kids, so she started one. She recalled that she…

Glenn Beck’s Advice to Aspiring Media Moguls

Glenn Beck’s Advice to Aspiring Media Moguls

Love or hate his politics, Glenn Beck is one of the most successful media entrepreneurs of our time. When his talk radio career began to take off in 2002, Beck created Mercury Radio Arts to produce all of his radio programs. Since 2004, “The Glenn Beck Program” has been one of the nation’s highest-rated radio…

Dave Ramsey’s 10 Steps to Success

Dave Ramsey’s 10 Steps to Success

If you have ever so much as Googled the word debt you’ve probably heard of national radio host, TV personality, author and money management expert Dave Ramsey. The no-nonsense CEO of Ramsey Solutions is on a mission to get American families out of debt. He has a popular story: The young bankrupt husband and father rebuilds…

Multimillionaires Share 7 Steps to Structure Your Day for Success

Multimillionaires Share 7 Steps to Structure Your Day for Success

In just under two years on The Pursuit, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing dozens of today’s leading entrepreneurs, celebrities and influencers including Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Seth Godin, Simon Sinek and Chalene Johnson. I’ve had these amazing, coveted conversations in person, usually in the guest’s home or office. The setting gives me a unique peek into…

How This Mom Grew Multiple 6-Figure Businesses From Home

How This Mom Grew Multiple 6-Figure Businesses From Home

If you’ve ever thought about working from home or starting a home-based business, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Carrie Wilkerson, also known as the Barefoot Executive. The Barefoot Executive is a website, community and bestselling book that she created to help work at-home professionals. The site quickly grew into an empire with tens of…

How to Scale From a Small Business to a Billion-Dollar Empire

How to Scale From a Small Business to a Billion-Dollar Empire

You may not know John Dickey by name, but you may have heard of the company he and his brother started in the ’90s: Cumulus Media. The duo bought a radio station in Atlanta then continued acquiring stations until their business, which has an estimated net worth of $2 billion, became the nation’s second largest…

The World-Changing Power of Sharing Your Story

The World-Changing Power of Sharing Your Story

There is power in storytelling, which is why many entrepreneurs, executives and brand representatives wonder how to share their personal stories effectively. They may not be sure of when, where, why and what to share. How much transparency, authenticity and vulnerability is too much? We can learn the answers to some of those questions from…

Glennon Doyle Melton on How to Change the World With Your Story

Glennon Doyle Melton on How to Change the World With Your Story

If you’re a writer, artist, creator or influencer of any kind, or maybe even just a participant in the world of social media, you feel the pressure. The pressure to be authentic and transparent to tell our story and tell it well. It’s almost as if all creators now need to be memoirists. We have…

How Kathy Griffin Built Her $15 Million Brand

How Kathy Griffin Built Her $15 Million Brand

Entrepreneurs, marketers and writers can learn a lot from comedians. They write well, they understand culture, they blend artistry and commerce and most of them have had to single-handedly build their brands from the ground up. So I jumped at the chance to interview Kathy Griffin during her Celebrity Run-Ins, My A-Z Index press tour…

How to Build a Side Hustle Into a Massive Success

How to Build a Side Hustle Into a Massive Success

Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning producer and the bestselling author of She Takes on the World, The Conquer Kit and Conquer Your Year. MacNeil is now focused on transforming businesses around the world through The Conquer Club, a 12-month incubator program for entrepreneurs. She has appeared in outlets such as Inc., Forbes, ForbesWoman, The…

How Amy Porterfield Went from Employee to Millionaire Entrepreneur

How Amy Porterfield Went from Employee to Millionaire Entrepreneur

If you have ever searched “Facebook marketing,” you’ve probably saw the name Amy Porterfield. She is a bestselling author, social media expert and online entrepreneur whose business, now well beyond basic Facebook training, is on track to hit the $6 million mark this year. Before launching her social media marketing business, Porterfield created content first…

The Road to Becoming a Celebrity Wellness Coach

The Road to Becoming a Celebrity Wellness Coach

You may have seen Mike Bayer in photos with celebrities on E! or TMZ. He’s a sober companion, a recovery manager, and he’s on tour with Demi Lovato. But Bayer is also a CEO, a personal development coach and a mental health and addiction counselor. He’s on a mission to explain to the world that mental and emotional health are important…

How Kimra Luna Built Her Multi-Million-Dollar Business

How Kimra Luna Built Her Multi-Million-Dollar Business

Kimra Luna’s rags to online business riches story is an incredible one. Pregnant and on welfare, Luna tried multiple blog and business ideas, desperate to get her family back on track. When her husband finally got a job, she became even more motivated, because she wanted him to be back at home instead of working long…

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Success From Ramit Sethi

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Success From Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi, the millionaire entrepreneur behind the blog I Will Teach You to Be Rich, built an empire around answering the question, “How do I live a rich life?” The New York Times bestselling author, a personal finance advisor and a co-founder of PBworks, a collaboration software company, has produced serious results with his blog and courses on…

How Simon Sinek Created a Global Phenomenon

How Simon Sinek Created a Global Phenomenon

If you aren’t familiar with Simon Sinek’s name, you’re probably familiar with the movement he created, launched with the release of his international bestselling book, Start With Why. You may also recognize his face from his subsequent TED talk, one of the organization’s most popular videos ever, with more than 28 million views. This New York…

6 Tips to Be a Successful Solopreneur

6 Tips to Be a Successful Solopreneur

If you’re a writer looking to build and monetize your personal platform — or you’re hoping to leave your corporate job to become a solopreneur — you will love Jon Acuff’s story. Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author of five books and an in-demand speaker who has appeared on stage for clients such as Whirlpool, Microsoft and Comedy Central.…

How This Entrepreneur Went From Solopreneur to Employing More Than 500

How This Entrepreneur Went From Solopreneur to Employing More Than 500

Since founding the now award-winning New York-based agency MRY in his bedroom in 2002, Matt Britton has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, such as Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Visa. He has also become a leader in social media marketing and millennial marketing. Britton has spoken at industry conferences around the globe and has become a featured advertising expert…

5 Steps to Create Your Dream Career, the Jon Acuff Way

5 Steps to Create Your Dream Career, the Jon Acuff Way

Author and speaker Jon Acuff has created quite a remarkable career for himself, much of which he’s documented on his blog and in multiple New York Times best-selling books. To read his work is to read through his life: In Quitter, he quit his corporate career to follow his dream; in Start, he launched his…

The Tony Robbins Trick to Push Past Complacency

The Tony Robbins Trick to Push Past Complacency

We’ve all felt it. It starts when you have good a routine going and you get into a nice, comfortable rhythm. Newness and uncertainty, any kind of change really is scary, so we work to squelch them. We strive to get past the crazy ups and downs of beginnings: Will she? Won’t she? What did…

5 Lessons to Help You Become an Industry Disruptor

5 Lessons to Help You Become an Industry Disruptor

Do you know what a fiduciary is? If you do (and you never went to law school), that knowledge may be based on the mission and vision of Elliot Weissbluth. Weissbluth is the founder and CEO of HighTower, a firm of fiduciary advisors with an open-source platform of various industry-leading financial products and solutions. To those outside…

5 Vital Keys to Success From the Likes of Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Vital Keys to Success From the Likes of Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk

In the last year and a half, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of today’s leading entrepreneurs, celebrities and influencers on The Pursuit. Together, my guests — including Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, the Property Brothers and Barbara Corcoran — have collectively written more than 15 New York Times bestselling books. They employ more than 800 people and impact tens…

4 Tips for Success From a Multi-Millionaire Serial Entrepreneur

4 Tips for Success From a Multi-Millionaire Serial Entrepreneur

The story of the hustling D-student who built a business from a dorm room never gets old, which is why I loved interviewing Kenny Dichter. That’s exactly how the serial entrepreneur, now the CEO and founder of Wheels Up, got his start. But what sets Dichter apart is his track record since then: building and selling one…

7 Refreshing Do’s and Don’ts for Success

7 Refreshing Do’s and Don’ts for Success

James Altucher is a serial entrepreneur that has founded or co-founded more than 20 businesses, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. He is also the author of 17 books, including Choose Yourself! and the Wall Street Journal best-seller The Power of No. Altucher’s work can also be found on his blog and in online publications sites such as…

4 Success Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs

4 Success Secrets for Creative Entrepreneurs

Tony Robbins is a business and life strategist who helps people achieve personal and professional breakthroughs. He has reached millions through his wildly popular motivational seminars, his coaching of CEOs, U.S. presidents and billionaire hedge fund managers and his five internationally acclaimed books. Joe Berlinger is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose films include the landmark documentaries Brother’s…

4 Secrets to Choose the Good Life, the James Altucher Way

4 Secrets to Choose the Good Life, the James Altucher Way

James Altucher is an entrepreneur, podcaster and author of 17 books, including the Wall Street Journal best-seller The Power of No and Choose Yourself! He has founded or co-founded more than 20 businesses, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr, which he later sold for $10 million each. A prolific writer, Altucher has been blogging since 2010…

You Are Not Your Upper Arm Fat! A Lesson for Women From Marie Forleo

You Are Not Your Upper Arm Fat! A Lesson for Women From Marie Forleo

Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, Marie Forleo is the creator of the award-winning online show MarieTV, founder of B-School and has been featured in Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. She coaches women and business owners on how to build a life and business they love, growing MarieForleo.com…

The Pursuit: Tony Robbins’ 5 Steps to Break Through Your Limits

The Pursuit: Tony Robbins’ 5 Steps to Break Through Your Limits

Tony Robbins is in the business of breakthroughs. It’s his mission to change lives—and so far, he’s empowered more than 50 million people through his life training programs. As an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a best-selling author (of five internationally acclaimed books) and a life strategist (to people like U.S. presidents and billionaire hedge fund managers),…

Brendon Burchard Wants You to Live, Love and Matter

Brendon Burchard Wants You to Live, Love and Matter

If you’re interested in personal development, high performance or online marketing, you’ve probably heard of Brendon Burchard. You’ve also probably watched one of his videos — 50,000,000 people have watched him online in just the last 12 months. Oprah.com named him “one of the most successful online trainers in history,” and he’s written three New…

5 Keys To Living A Successful And Full Life, As Told By Doris Roberts

5 Keys To Living A Successful And Full Life, As Told By Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts was a true showbiz legend. Though most people today only remember her nine-year role on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Roberts delighted audiences on stage, on television and in films for over 60 years. Throughout that time, she was nominated for two SAG awards and nominated for 11 Emmys, which she won five times. In…

The Pursuit: 5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life, the Brendon Burchard Way

The Pursuit: 5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life, the Brendon Burchard Way

Brendon Burchard is one of the most watched personal development trainers in the world—and the numbers prove it: 50 million people have watched his videos in the last year 30 million people see his posts every week on Facebook 1 million people have completed his online courses or video series He’s a New York Times,…

How the Property Brothers Built Up a Real-Estate and Entertainment Empire One Brick at a Time

How the Property Brothers Built Up a Real-Estate and Entertainment Empire One Brick at a Time

If you don’t already know Drew and Jonathan Scott, you probably at least recognize their matching handsome faces. After all, they have been everywhere in recent years, starring as HGTV’s Property Brothers. What you may not know is that prior to landing their highly successful television gig, the brothers built a successful real-estate and development…

How Chalene Johnson is Redefining Success

How Chalene Johnson is Redefining Success

Chalene Johnson, New York Times bestselling author and the spunky fitness celebrity behind TurboJam and TurboFire, is remarkably calm in real life. At least, she is now. A few years ago she sat atop a fitness empire that included multiple pre-designed fitness programs, an apparel company and over 60,000 instructors across the globe. Many think Chalene…

Gary Vaynerchuk Says the Key to Lasting Success Is Practice. Period.

Gary Vaynerchuk Says the Key to Lasting Success Is Practice. Period.

In an era when entrepreneurship is the new black, talked about, written about and praised by many a millennial, Gary Vaynerchuk, stands out. That’s because he’s not just talking, he’s doing. Though Vaynerchuk has written extensively about marketing and business with four New York Times bestsellers to show for it and spoken across the globe about those topics, he’s…

Multimedia Maven Michael Hyatt Explains His Success Over Several Platforms

Multimedia Maven Michael Hyatt Explains His Success Over Several Platforms

If you are building a platform online, you likely already know about Michael Hyatt. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, and the recently released bestseller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want.   Read more at Entrepreneur.com

The Pursuit: 5 Tips to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, the Gary Vee Way

The Pursuit: 5 Tips to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, the Gary Vee Way

Gary Vaynerchuk is a builder—of businesses, and he’s good at it. All of it—being a marketer, an entrepreneur, an investor. Want to build lasting success? Gary Vee’s your man. Read more at Success.com

Marie Forleo Spent the Last 17 Years Building a Booming Lifestyle Business

Marie Forleo Spent the Last 17 Years Building a Booming Lifestyle Business

Marie Forleo is one of today’s most influential online business personalities. If you’re a life coach or consultant who has considered going digital, you’re probably a fan. Rightfully so, since Oprah named her a thought leader for the next generation. Forleo aims to help entrepreneurs build not only a thriving online business, but a life they…

Grant Cardone: 6 Commitments You Must Make to Be Successful

Grant Cardone: 6 Commitments You Must Make to Be Successful

If you’re an avid reader, listener and viewer of business content, you’re probably familiar with multimillionaire Grant Cardone. If not, he’s on a mission to change that. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

The Pursuit: How to Create a Business and Life You Love, the Marie Forleo Way

The Pursuit: How to Create a Business and Life You Love, the Marie Forleo Way

Marie Forleo, influential entrepreneur and online personality, helps people dream big. “I often say if Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Oprah and Jay-Z had a love child, it would be me,” she writes on her site. “That’s because I’m part business strategist, part marketing maven and part spiritual ass-kicker with a side of hip-hop swagger.” Read…

If You Do These 5 Things, You Probably Won’t Make It As An Entrepreneur

If You Do These 5 Things, You Probably Won’t Make It As An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is the new black. The Internet has made the world so small and the opportunities so endless, it seems anyone can do it. I believe many who want to can, but the new business failure rate is still daunting. Once you’re flying solo, wind in your hair and still on a high from leaving your 9-to-5’s parking lot for…

7 Tips to Take Your Personal Brand to Celebrity Status

7 Tips to Take Your Personal Brand to Celebrity Status

You seem to see them everywhere. Business celebrities who go beyond being an expert to being nationally or internationally known in their industry. They make the rounds on every podcast, business TV show and are all over the web. The strategy make sense: the more visibility means more credibility, brand recognition, clients and sales. Read more…

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you probably are. One way to jolt yourself out of a run is to engage in learning new skills. Last year I’ve had the privilege to do research, interview and report on…

The Pursuit: How to 10X Your Success, the Grant Cardone Way

The Pursuit: How to 10X Your Success, the Grant Cardone Way

Grant Cardone is a master of sales and the author of five business books, including The 10X Rule and the New York Times best-seller If You’re Not First, You’re Last. He has created customized sales training programs for Fortune 500 companies like Google and Aflac, he corresponds on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC and MSNBC……

5 Reasons To Never Give Up On Your Dreams, As Told By Alan Rickman

5 Reasons To Never Give Up On Your Dreams, As Told By Alan Rickman

In a world of overnight successes and Internet celebrities, Alan Rickman’s story truly inspires. If you’ve been hustling on your dream for years, or even decades, let the eventual Professor Snape’s story encourage you to never give up. Read more at EliteDaily.com

21 Lists You Need To Keep To Lead A More Satisfying Life

21 Lists You Need To Keep To Lead A More Satisfying Life

I wasn’t always a list-maker. For most of my life I’ve been more of a scraps-of-paper-notes-everywhere-and-5-unfinished-journals-at-a-time type of gal. But after researching and interviewing some of today’s most successful people last year, I’ve realized organization is a fundamental key to success. It’s also not just office organization or systems and processes, it’s organization of one’s entire day,…

3 Factors Holding You Back From Massive Growth

3 Factors Holding You Back From Massive Growth

I collaborate with many solo entrepreneurs and I must say, we are an interesting lot. A hybrid between the small-business owner and freelancer, we’re navigating new waters. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

Finally Overcome Self-Doubt and Launch Your Dream in 2016

Finally Overcome Self-Doubt and Launch Your Dream in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we take time to reflect on the year’s journey and plan for the future. For most, work and career command the most contemplation, since we spend about 2,000 hours of each year working. Yes, you read that correctly. That time of reflection may leave you frustrated though, since according to…

Successful Fitness Entrepreneur Shares Her 5 Secrets for Achieving Massive Success

Successful Fitness Entrepreneur Shares Her 5 Secrets for Achieving Massive Success

When you think of Chalene Johnson, you probably envision gym mats and barbells. After all, she has sold more than 10 million fitness DVDs and even holds a Guinness Book of World Records title for most fitness videos. However, Johnson is not just a fitness talking head. In fact, it was the success of her…

5 Tips to Ignite Your Success, From the ‘Entrepreneur On Fire’ Himself

5 Tips to Ignite Your Success, From the ‘Entrepreneur On Fire’ Himself

John Lee Dumas is known for his “daily chats with Entrepreneurs On Fire” as the founder and host of EOFire, a podcast and brand that generates $250,000 a month in revenue and boasts over 1 million unique listens a month. Read more at Success.com

The Pursuit: How to Ignite Your Life, EOFire Style

The Pursuit: How to Ignite Your Life, EOFire Style

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with John Lee Dumas, host of the podcast Entrepreneur On Fire, about igniting your business, your life. His best advice? Start with boldness and invest in yourself. “You need to trust in yourself that you know you’re going to put in the time, effort and energy to really…

Lewis Howes Gets Real With 4 Tips to Do What You Love Full Time

Lewis Howes Gets Real With 4 Tips to Do What You Love Full Time

You probably know Lewis Howes as the host of the massively successful self-help podcast, The School of Greatness, and, now, as the best-selling author of his book of the same name. You probably know him as a guy with extreme entrepreneurial chops, too—since he co-founded LinkedInfluence in 2010 and was recognized by President Obama as…

The Pursuit: Take a Lesson From ‘The School of Greatness’

The Pursuit: Take a Lesson From ‘The School of Greatness’

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with lifestyle entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness podcast Lewis Howes about what it takes to do what you love full time. For him, it took “lots of hustle, passion, focus and consistent vision.” “A lot of people don’t voice what they want,” he says. “[It’s…

‘How to Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World’

‘How to Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World’

“Love is never stationary. Love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put, love does.” Read more at Success.com

The Pursuit: ‘What Do You Want to Fill Your Bucket With?’

The Pursuit: ‘What Do You Want to Fill Your Bucket With?’

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with Bob Goff, best-selling author of Love Does and founder of Restore International, about finding purpose in life and deciding what to fill your “bucket” with. “Instead of picking your career and backfilling your life behind that, what if you pick your life and backfill your career with…

How Al Roker Kept His Morning Show Job All These Years: Hard Work and No Complaints

How Al Roker Kept His Morning Show Job All These Years: Hard Work and No Complaints

It was fitting that my interview with Al Roker was initially canceled on account of the weather (Hurricane Joaquin was stealing the thunder). Luckily, though, the tropical cyclone slowed down enough for America’s favorite weatherman to sit down to discuss his storied career with success. Read more at Success.com

The Pursuit: How Al Roker Survived the Competitive Waters of TV Morning Shows

The Pursuit: How Al Roker Survived the Competitive Waters of TV Morning Shows

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with America’s favorite weatherman Al Roker on achieving success in a competitive field. “Eventually something’s going to happen. It might not be what you want to happen, it might not be the job you think you want, but what’s supposed is going to happen,” he says. Read more…

Seth Godin Is Full of Ideas; Here’s 4 of Them for Linchpin Success

Seth Godin Is Full of Ideas; Here’s 4 of Them for Linchpin Success

Seth Godin is full of ideas. Millions of people have read his work, among them Unleashing the Ideavirus, Linchpin, Permission Marketing and We Are All Weird—just a few of 18 (yes, 18) international best-sellers. And it makes sense, because he’s a marketing guru, an expert on how to spread ideas. He is the man behind…

The Pursuit: Seth Godin on Turning Your Ideas Into Something

The Pursuit: Seth Godin on Turning Your Ideas Into Something

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with best-selling author and expert marketer Seth Godin about turning ideas into success. “I don’t think creativity is the goal,” he says. “I think the goal is connection and trust. If you have a lot of connection and trust, you will never have trouble making a living, you…

Comedian Chelsea Peretti Shares 4 Stand-Up Tips on Being a Self-Starter

Comedian Chelsea Peretti Shares 4 Stand-Up Tips on Being a Self-Starter

Fans of stand-up comedy know Chelsea Peretti from her critically acclaimed hour-long Netflix comedy special, One of the Greats. You know her if you watch the FOX hit Brooklyn Nine-Nine as the self-absorbed, unfiltered Gina Linetti. Before rising to sitcom stardom, Peretti was a writer for Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live and created…

The Happy Wife’s Guide to Doing It All

The Happy Wife’s Guide to Doing It All

Fawn Weaver doesn’t mind being referred to as someone’s wife. In fact, she’s built a growing empire based on being a happy wife as the New York Times best-selling author of Happy Wives Club and the creator of the blog with the same name, which has exploded into an international club nearly 1 million members…

The Property Brothers Share 4 Fixer-Upper Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The Property Brothers Share 4 Fixer-Upper Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

You know Drew and Jonathan Scott, aka the Property Brothers, thanks to the wildly popular HGTV show of the same name. And you know they’re established real estate experts, hence why they’re always talking property, home renovations and interior design. But what you might not know is their passion for branding and business—which led to…

The Pursuit: The Property Brothers’ DIY Tips for Your Career

The Pursuit: The Property Brothers’ DIY Tips for Your Career

Kelsey Humphreys, host of The Pursuit, talks with Drew and Jonathan Scott, also known as the Property Brothers, about how they built their impressive real estate business and their incredible TV careers. “It’s not that you have to be in the right place at the right time,” Jonathan explains. “You have to be in the…

Starting the Solopreneur Adventure? CEO-Turned-Blogger Michael Hyatt Shares 5 Tips

Starting the Solopreneur Adventure? CEO-Turned-Blogger Michael Hyatt Shares 5 Tips

You probably know Michael Hyatt as the “virtual mentor,” an executive-turned-blogger who teaches entrepreneurs, speakers and bloggers how build their personal platforms. But before becoming the New York Times best-selling author we know today, he was a literary agent; he owned and sold a publishing business; and he worked his way to CEO of Thomas…

4 Secrets of Self-Made Success from Best-Selling Author Jamie McGuire

4 Secrets of Self-Made Success from Best-Selling Author Jamie McGuire

It is uncommon enough for an author to produce five New York Times list-topping novels, but the fact that Jamie McGuire did so without a traditional publisher truly sets her in a league of her own. Her first book, Beautiful Disaster, became a New York Times best-seller in 2012 and was picked up by Atria…

How to Live a Better Story, from Best-Selling Author Donald Miller

How to Live a Better Story, from Best-Selling Author Donald Miller

You probably know Donald Miller from his New York Times best-selling books Blue Like Jazz (which was also developed into a major motion picture), A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and most recently, Scary Close. Read more at Success.com

4 Creative Ways to Use Live Streaming to Boost Your Company’s Exposure

4 Creative Ways to Use Live Streaming to Boost Your Company’s Exposure

By now you have probably heard of the latest social-media platforms taking the world by storm: Meerkat and Periscope. These apps allow users to stream videos from their smartphone directly to Twitter. They also allow for real-time comments from viewers. I have noticed two main reactions to the new live streaming apps. Read more at…

Starting Your Own Blog? Mommy Blogger Crystal Paine Shares 5 Tips

Starting Your Own Blog? Mommy Blogger Crystal Paine Shares 5 Tips

If you’ve ever followed the mommy blogger phenomenon, you’ve heard of Crystal Paine. Her site, MoneySavingMom.com, which she started in 2007 as a resource for couponing and deal-hunting, now averages 1.5 million unique visitors every month. Paine is a true work-at-home mompreneur, managing a brand that employs 17 team members and engages more than 750,000…

Starting Your Own Photography Biz? Nashville-based Photog Jeremy Cowart Shares 6 Tips

Starting Your Own Photography Biz? Nashville-based Photog Jeremy Cowart Shares 6 Tips

In just a decade, Jeremy Cowart has built a photography empire. When he’s not shooting celebrities, he’s working on the photography site and app he founded, OKDOTHIS, or other ventures he’s founded, such as Help Portrait and See University. Read more at Success.com

5 Secrets to Creating a Successful Mastermind Event

5 Secrets to Creating a Successful Mastermind Event

If you’re an entrepreneur or speaker, you are probably hearing the word “mastermind” everywhere these days. This buzzy word is often centered on groups and events. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

The Giant Marketing Opportunity You’re Missing

The Giant Marketing Opportunity You’re Missing

As the attention span of your target customer shrinks, it becomes increasingly difficult to get your message to them. Even if they happen to visit your site, they may not stay for long. A poorly designed homepage could end your relationship on the spot — which is why this one marketing trick can make all…

6 Secrets to Writing a Better Brand Positioning Statement

6 Secrets to Writing a Better Brand Positioning Statement

A brand positioning statement is a concise version of your mission or vision statement. Sound intimidating? Well, they shouldn’t be. They are actually pretty simple to construct. These read, “I am a [noun, such as coach] who helps [audience, for example women] [result, i.e get healthy] so they can [benefit, for instance love their life!]”…

Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing

Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing

In the spirit of giving, I want to give “solopreneurs” and service-based small business owners some insights into generosity marketing. Generosity Marketing is a philosophy within content marketing that boils down to giving away your best content, product or service for free. Note that I said best and free in the same sentence. This is…

For Service-Based Entrepreneurs, Here Are 9 Holiday Marketing Tactics to Boost Sales

For Service-Based Entrepreneurs, Here Are 9 Holiday Marketing Tactics to Boost Sales

If you’re a service-based business, I would be willing to bet you have been so busy working on your clients’ fall and winter needs you’ve completely forgotten your own brand. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

With Monetization Killing Mentorship, Here is How Entrepreneurs Should Adapt

With Monetization Killing Mentorship, Here is How Entrepreneurs Should Adapt

A mentor can be an entrepreneur’s secret weapon, offering not only expertise but also a rolodex of valuable connections. So, it’s no surprise that many successful entrepreneurs were mentees themselves. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg was mentored by Apple’s Steve Jobs. Microsoft’s Bill Gates credits some of his success to his mentor, Warren Buffet. Richard Branson was…

What to Do When Your Employees Want to Start Their Own Business

What to Do When Your Employees Want to Start Their Own Business

Leaders, think of your smart, driven, innovative team members. Those few at the top who streamline systems and boost morale. Would you say they remind you of yourself? Would you say they are entrepreneurial? Guess what? Some of them are. In fact, just last year Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reported that roughly between 15 and 20 percent…