Being the boss is hard. Whether you've got a bunch of employees or you're a team of one, you've got a lot to deal with. It comes with the territory.
That may be one of the reasons you're doing what you do. Freedom over stability, calling the shots instead of toeing the line.
But it can be overwhelming.
That's why it's a great idea to learn from people who are already successful.
So whether you already have your own business, are an aspiring entrepreneur, or just want to grow personally and professionally, do yourself a favor and watch these TED Talks.
1. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action. This starts with “the golden circle” and the question, “Why?”
His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr, and the Wright brothers.
2. Daniel Levitin: How to Stay Calm When You Know You'll be Stressed
You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking – but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion.
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded – the pre-mortem.
3. Richard St. John: 8 Secrets of Success
Why do people success? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky?
Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
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