Are you sacrificing everything to achieve your dreams? Today’s work culture emphasizes the extreme self-sacrifice and burnout that people supposedly “need” to succeed. Elon Musk famously stated that he once worked 120 hours a week as a show of leadership. Mark Cuban of “Shark Tank” fame once said that he didn’t vacation for the first seven years of his business and would routinely stay up until 2 a.m. researching technology. Yahoo’s Marissa Meyer used to work 130-hour weeks at Google and slept under her desk.
Which makes you wonder… is there another way to build a successful, profitable business and work your way to the top without sacrificing your body, mind, and soul?
The answer is yes, and there are examples out there to prove it.
Take Ingrid Arna: she’s an internet entrepreneur and marketing expert who made a million dollars after 18 months in business. She didn’t rely on
President Trump has said he never liked his pledge to “drain the swamp,” but his fans did to he kept it in his stable of three-word chants. Once elected, though. “Trump did not merely fail to end Washington’s insider culture of lobbying and favor-seeking,” The New York Times reports. “He reinvented it, turning his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign,” building “a system of direct presidential influence-peddling unrivaled in modern American politics.”
To map Trump’s own swamp, centered at his hotel in Washington, D.C., and Doral and Mar-a-Lago clubs in Florida, the Times pored over the tax information it has obtained, reviewed hundreds of social media posts by patrons of his properties, and interviewed nearly 250 business executives, lobbyists, and club members.
The Times investigative team uncovered more than 200 companies, foreign governments, and special interest
Businesswoman, philanthropist, and television personality Bethenny Frankel is known for her bold and outspoken nature. Over the years, she has taken many calculated risks as an entrepreneur, investor, and lifestyle influencer. One of the best ‘risks’ has been speaking up as a woman in business. Now with much success, Frankel has taken on a new venture as the host of the “Just B with Bethenny Frankel” podcast which takes a nontraditional approach to business and lifestyle conversations with business luminaries.
To date, Mark Cuban, Television personality, Entrepreneur, and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix; and Paris Hilton, Entrepreneur & DJ have joined Frankel on her show.
When it comes to speaking up, Frankel said that there are many ways to do business. Being fearless in her decision making and advocating
Natsuda Sriwichian, 30, of Buri Ram, pictured during her arrest in a room in Nakhon Pathom’s Samphan district on Wednesday for illegaly selling and fitting fashionable teeth braces. (Photo supplied/Wassayos Ngamkham)
NAKHON PATHOM: An unqualified woman running an online business fitting young clients with trendy teeth braces has been arrested at a flat in Sam Phran district.
Officers from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) arrested Natsuda Sriwichian, 30, of Buri Ram, at her room at Salaya Eua Arthorn flats in tambon Song Khanong of Sam Phran district on Wednesday.
She was charged with illegally selling teeth braces, Pol Maj Gen Nattasak Chaowanasai, commander of the CPPD, said on Thursday.
Polie had been informed about someone illegally providing a fashion-brace fitting service via the “Yim Sayam’’ Facebook page. A police officer posed as a customer, Pol Col Chetphan Kitticharoensak, chief of the CPPD sub-division 1, said.
Nisha Blackwell was putting herself through nursing school when she was laid off for the third time. Adding insult to injury, she was set to attend the first birthday party of a close friend’s daughter just a few days later. Now, she wouldn’t have enough money to buy a gift.
“That’s when I looked around and I said, ‘What do I have?’ I had a sewing machine still in a box, still sealed,” she told CBS News. “And I had this bag of thrifted clothes.”
Nisha had fabric and a sewing machine, but she didn’t actually know how to sew. So she took to YouTube, and video by video, taught herself.
“I was literally typing into YouTube: How to turn a Brother sewing machine on. How to thread the bobbin,” she recalls. “I probably didn’t make a stitch until midnight and this was in the hot summer when my house
A suburban Chicago woman has died from injuries she suffered when her motorcycle crashed as she was taking part in a weekend motorcycle safety training course at Harper College.
The woman was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Carol Counelis, 66 of Winfield, the Chicago Tribune reported.
She died Saturday afternoon at a hospital about an hour after she was involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in a parking lot at the Palatine campus, college spokeswoman Kimberly Pohl said.
The crash occurred when the motorcycle hit a curb and Counelis was ejected from the motorcycle, Pohl said. She was wearing a helmet, which is one of the program requirements, Pohl said.
Counelis was participating in a motorcycle safety training class offered at the college through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Cycle Rider Safety Training Program. Students enrolled in the three-wheel basic rider course were midway