50 Entrepreneurs share priceless advice(Video)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Good business advice from many successful business people.Although all of them have their piece to share ,we do find there few qualities in common.  

 

 

 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

Never Let the Negativity Get to You !

by  B.G

 

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Never Let the Negativity Get to You. There Are Going to Be a Lot of People You Have to Plow through, but as Long You Believe in Yourself, That’s All That Matters -Becky G

When dealing with our struggles, there are often people that will become aggravated and say things that are less than kind. Whether the words of negativity deal directly with what we struggle with or are just about life in general, we have to learn to kindly and calmly work through these negative feelings. Many times, when negative words are spoken, we feel the harsh blow right away. We begin to feel stressed and everything that we have grown to dislike about ourselves seems to be magnified.

There is no doubt that these negative feelings can be hard to ignore. How do you ignore words spoken so cruelly, especially when they are said by the ones you love? So many times, these negative feelings are brought on by those who are meant to care for us putting us down. It’s one thing to try to ignore the mean comments of strangers, but a completely different thing to ignore comments from those who we are close to.

What we have to keep in mind though, is that we are working hard to get through our fears and other issues. As long as we are trying our hardest to make progress, and as long as we know that we are good people with good intentions, we shouldn’t let others bring us down. I know what it’s like to hear negative underhanded comments and I know how hard it can be to challenge those negative words; to tell ourselves that we do not have to be products of these negative comments.

Reminding ourselves of our progress, of our talents, and of our strengths is the best way to overcome feelings of negativity and insecurity. While it may be tempting to always argue with those who are mean to us, the only thing that does is upset those around us and ourselves. We are too wonderful to constantly bring ourselves down. We need to constantly take steps to make progress and constantly feed ourselves positive words of encouragement!

bekki g I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences with others. For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it can be to deal with something so seemingly limiting. I have loved to write since I was in first grade and hope to one day be an author. My hobbies include: writing, reading, watching TV, and working hard to get through my anxiety. I currently have a blog atwww.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison

 

 

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

by   EMMA RUSHTON

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12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Here are 12 weekend habits of highly successful people:

1. Robert Iger: Get up early

This Disney CEO is not the only executive claiming to rise at 4:30 every morning. Successful people do not stay in bed until 2 p.m. on a Sunday. Or even 11 a.m. Research shows that our brains are sharpest two and a half to four hours after waking. Get up early on a weekend and you’ve got a head start on the rest of the world.

2. Benjamin Franklin: Have a plan

Apparently, this founding father asked himself every morning, “What good shall I do today?” Successful people know the importance of even daily goals — the weekends are no exception. Sure, they can be a time for (planned and purposeful) rejuvenation, but you don’t have to be President to know that general slacking off is not an option.

3. Timothy Ferris: Don’t multi-task

Multi-tasking is so 2005. It may be tempting to maximize your weekend productivity by running on the treadmill while calling your mother and trolling your newsfeed, but successful people know that this just reduces efficiency and effectiveness. Instead, be present for each single activity. Ferris recommends a maximum of two goals or tasks per day to ensure productivity and accomplishments align.

4. Anna WintourStay active

Vogue’s editor-in-chief commits to playing tennis for one hour every day. And she’s not the only big-shot making time for exercise. Richard Branson stays active with kite surfing and India’s fourth-richest billionaire is a serial marathon runner. Successful people know the importance of an active body for an active mind — weekends included. If nothing else, it will also counteract that glass of wine and cheese platter from Saturday night.

5. Steve Jobs: Prioritize what’s important

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” Weekends are the time to remind yourself of the forgotten little things — to keep your work-life harmony (the new ‘balance’) in check and reset if needed. Spending time with your friends, children or partner might not directly increase profits that day or propel you into the limelight, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Even the current US President famously makes time to sit down for dinner with his family.

6. Warren Buffet: Make time for hobbies

He may be considered the most successful investor of the 20th century, but in his “spare” time Buffett likes to play the ukulele. Successful people are often interesting people — and their hobbies have a lot to do with that. Sure, golfing on Saturdays can be a great way to network and source business opportunities. But, even solo hobbies — knitting like Meryl Streep or oil painting like George W. Bush — can aid success through fostering creativity and relieving stress.

7. Oprah: Practice stillness

Forbes’ most powerful celebrity of 2013 still finds time to sit in stillness for 20 minutes — twice a day! This once-best-kept secret of the yogis is now common knowledge. Even the corporate world is acknowledging the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for reducing stress, improving productivity, facilitating creativity and maintaining general well-being. The weekends can often be busier than week days with attempting to cram in chores, exercise, family commitments, social engagements and more into a 48-hour period. The most successful people take daily time out for stillness, weekends included. They don’t call it a meditation “practice” for nothing.

8. Randi Zuckerberg: Forget FOMO, Embrace JOMO

We’ve all done it — posted a tastefully filtered snap of our weekend antics or checked in on social media to elicit “likes” and envy from our friends/followers (#bragging). Enter, the era of FOMO (fear of missing out). On weekends, we’re even more prone to FOMO. But the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and, you guessed it, the sister to Facebook’s creator) says people should be focusing on JOMO (the joy of missing out) — the mantra that “there is nowhere I’d rather be than exactly where I am.” Successful people are often competitive, high achievers by nature — practicing an attitude of gratitude and resisting social-media-induced FOMO is key for a happy weekend. And isn’t happiness the real marker of success?

9. Bill Gates: Take time to reflect

The founder of Microsoft famously said, “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Reflection should be a daily practice but the weekends are a perfect opportunity to step back and reflect on the lessons of the previous week and to make improvements for the next. Author of “The Happiness Project,” Gretchen Rubin, suggests starting a “one sentence journal” to encourage daily reflection. Make Saturday or Sunday your day to flick back through the week’s entries!

10. Richard Branson: Give back

This billionaire entrepreneur says that “it is amazing how focusing your mind on issues like health, poverty, conservation and climate change can help to re-energize your thinking in other areas.” Successful people agree with Anne Frank: “No one has ever become poor from giving.” Tom Corley studied the rich for five years before writing his book “Wealthy Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.” He found that 73% of wealthy people volunteer for five or more hours per month. Nothing helps put things in perspective and reduce stress more than helping those less fortunate. Weekends are a great time to get involved in local and community volunteer events.

11. Jack Dorsey: Get ready for the rest of the week

The Twitter and Square co-founder is notorious for 16-hour work days from Monday to Friday but says, “Saturday I take off. I hike. And then Sunday is reflections, feedback, strategy and getting ready for the rest of the week.” Forget Sunday blues, let’s call it “Sort-Your-Life-Out Sunday.” Laura Vanderkam, author of “What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend,” says successful people know that weekends are actually the secret weapon in professional success: “You need to hit Monday ready to go.”

12. Jay Z: Keep up the momentum

He’s made an empire as a highly successful rap artist and entrepreneur, and the secret is right there in his lyrics: “You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip. You can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” (Decoded) Jay Z didn’t become worth $520 million by only wanting it five out of seven days of the week. If you want to eventually spend your weekends on a luxury yacht in the Caribbean with Beyoncé, unrelenting grit and persistence might just get you there. Well, we can always dream, right?

It’s settled then. Success is a 24/7 lifestyle choice — weekends included!

Emma rushtonEmma is a lawyer, traveller and blogger in Melbourne. She writes about having “a life with a view” – where wanderlust and a desire for professional success are not mutually exclusive. She spends her free time writing about Roots & Wings and travelling to new countries as often as her bank balance and boss will allow.

Team Hoyt (Video) -Must Watch Motivational Video

by Darpan Sachdeva

Team Hoyt

The Dick & Rick Hoyt team has totally changed perception of father and son bonding. Son, Rick suffered from birth complications and can’t walk or talk since he was born. Despite that, he and his dad have completed various seemingly superhuman marathons or triathlons together – with a combination of 26.2 miles acres of running, 112 miles of bicycling and 2.4 miles of swimming. They also surmounted various mountains and treks across America. This showcased an TV interview and excerpt of one of their inspiring conquests. One of the most touching motivational videos I’ve come across.

                                     RICK and DICK HOYT – The story of GREAT LOVE

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity .

 

Millennials Are Changing the Game-Most important generation yet‏

by  Peter Diamandis

                                          Most Important Generation Yet

Millennials are those born between 1980-2000, today between the ages of 15-35.

This blog is about millennials – why they are changing the game, how to hire them, and how to keep them motivated.

The data presented below comes from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report” – one of the reports I look forward to each year. Kudos to Mary and Kleiner Perkins for this awesome data.

This is my analysis of what it all means.

 

                                       Millennials Are Changing the Game

No matter what Internet-related business you’re in, millennials are your most important demographic. Understanding how they think is critical.

It’s an understatement to say that the world they’ve grown up in is dramatically different than Gen X (born 1965 – 1980) and Baby  Boomers (born 1946 – 1964).

This year, they became the largest generation in the workforce.

Graph: Millennials = Largest Generation in Workforce This Year

And I would posit that their workforce is still largely misunderstood – and immensely undervalued.

I personally have a team of 5 millennials that is doing amazing things – they are more flexible, motivated, creative, and hard-working than most.

If you want to tap into the millennial talent pool and keep them on your team, you have to adapt to their new modes of thinking.

                                        Millennials’ Values Are Changing

A cohort of 4,000 graduates under the age of 31, from around the world, were asked the question: which three benefits would you most value from an employer?

The top three responses, by healthy margins, might not be what you’d expect:

  1. Training and Development – they want to learn
  2. Flexible Hours – they want to be spontaneous, they want to feel “free”
  3. Cash Bonuses – they want to have “upside” in the value they are creating

Graph: Millennials' Most Valued Work Benefits

Empowered by a world connected by technology, millennials have new tools and capabilities at their disposal.

Many of the tasks we had to do at work have been digitized, dematerialized, demonetized, and democratized – and the people in this generation know how to leverage these exponential tools to do things faster, better, and more effectively than their predecessors.

As such, they crave flexibility. They expect to be mobile and work from home/office/cafes/etc at their will.

As the Meeker report outlines:

  • 32% believe they will be working ‘mainly flexible hours’ in the future.
  • 38% are freelancing, versus 32% of those over the age of 35.
  • ~20% identify as ‘night owls,’ and often prefer to work outside of normal business hours.
  • 34% prefer to collaborate online at work, as opposed to in-person or via phone.
  • 45% use personal smartphones for work purposes (vs. 18% for older generations).
  • 41% are likely to download applications to use for work purposes in the next 12 months and use their own money to pay for them.

                                              Millennials Live in an “On-Demand” World

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog, this year, the “on-demand” economy (think companies like Uber, AirBnb, Instacart, etc.) has

exploded.

According to venture capital research firm CB Insights, funding for on-demand companies jumped 514 percent last year to $4.12 billion.

New investments in early 2015 have totaled at least $3.78 billion.

And, as it also turns out, millennials make up the largest cohort of “on-demand” workers.

Graph: Millennials = Largest Cohort of 'On-Demand' Workers

This isn’t a coincidence – it is largely reflective of their different mindsets.

Getting things “on-demand” – what they want, when they want, where they want, how they want – is indicative of their priorities.

Look at the chart below: Hiring managers ranked qualities each generation is more likely to possess.

The results: Millennials are significantly more narcissistic (more on this later), open to change, creative, money driven, adaptable, and entrepreneurial than other generations.

Millennial Work Values = Perceived to be Different vs. Prior Generation

…and there is a huge disconnect

There is a perception disconnect between managers and millennials – and it is making it difficult for companies with “older” cultures to attract and retain the best talent out there.

The Career Advisory board did another study to compare the difference between managers’ and millennials’ views of the most important factors that indicate career success to millennials.

Most managers (48%) thought that MONEY was the most important thing to millennials.

What did the millennials want most? MEANINGFUL WORK.

Millennial Work Values=Perception Disconnect?

This is consistent with my experience with the many millennial entrepreneurs and colleagues I work with, advise, invest in and support.

Here are a few tips I’ve found useful in how to hire and retain great millennials.

                                           How to Hire and Retain Millennials

  1. Give them the freedom/autonomy to work the way they want to work. In my mind (and this depends largely on the job/company), if the millennials on my team have a laptop and an Internet connection, they can be working. Some of them work best at 11 p.m. Some of them want to work and travel at the same time (telepresence robots like the BEAM make working remotely a breeze, and VR will make it even easier down the line). The notion of a 9-to-5 workweek isn’t attractive to them. Instead, be clear about milestones and deadlines and let your team accomplish them as they see fit.
  2. Have a massively transformative purpose (MTP). Millennials are mission-driven. The brightest, most hard-working of them want to change the world. You need to think 10x bigger and catalyze innovation in your organization by finding a massively transformative purpose that your team can rally around. Think about Elon Musk’s MTP: to go to Mars and make humanity an interplanetary species. Or Google’s: to organize the world’s information. Millennials will flock to you if you have a compelling
      1. MTP and if your organization isn’t afraid to take moonshots.
      2. Align the incentives. If millennials have “upside” in the value that they create, they are going to work harder, faster and better than if a) they don’t have upside, or b) their upside isn’t clear. The game these days is all about incentives. Profit-sharing, prizes, status, gamification and friendly competition are all highly motivating to this group. Leverage these strategies to get the best work out of your team. My goal is to give them extraordinary upside based on their extraordinary results.
      3. Challenge them. Millennials love a good challenge. You saw in the results above that they are more narcissistic and perhaps egotistical than previous generations. Use this in your favor. Give them the authority and autonomy to challenge you. Let them prove why their particular solution is better than yours. They are also more creative and entrepreneurial than past generations, so you might be, in the very least, surprised by the results you get.
      4. Encourage them to experiment with exponential technologies. If they think they can optimize a process by using a new tech platform, say yes! Encourage them to leverage crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, machine learning/data mining, robotics/telepresence, VR/AR, etc. All of these experiments, if they work, will make your business more scalable, less expensive, and
        … and much, much more.

    Peter DiamendisDr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight.  Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan.  He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.

 

 

This powerful video may change the way you eat

by Darpan Sachdeva

 

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Meet Jim—the  man whose life flashes right before his very eyes, unhealthy habits and all. The choices you teach your child today become the habits they take into their adulthood.This video will really change the way you look at healthy eating.

 

 

                                So why you should make healthy food choices?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working.

Nutrients also help build and strengthen bones, muscles, and tendons and also regulate body processes, such as blood pressure.

Good nutrition can lower your risk of developing a range of chronic diseases. For example, eating more fruit and vegetables can help lower blood pressure and may lower your risk of certain types of cancer (such as colorectal, breast, lung and prostate cancer). Eating less saturated fat may also lower your risk of heart disease.

Healthy eating can also help people that already have some types of disease or illness such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure. And, of course, improving your eating habits will contribute to you achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Try to achieve a balance with the foods you eat and include lots of variety and remember, all things in moderation.

Source: livelifewell

  How do you get started on healthy eating?

Healthy eating starts with learning new ways to eat, such as adding more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cutting back on foods that have a lot of fat, salt, and sugar.
A change to healthier eating also includes learning about balance, variety, and moderation.
Aim for balance. Most days, eat from each food group—grains, protein foods, vegetables and fruits, and dairy. Listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you feel satisfied.
Look for variety. Be adventurous. Choose different foods in each food group. For example, don’t reach for an apple every time you choose a fruit. Eating a variety of foods each day will help you get all the nutrients you need.
Practice moderation. Don’t have too much or too little of one thing. All foods, if eaten in moderation, can be part of healthy eating. Even sweets can be okay.
Source: webmd

 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity .

 

 

(Video) Powerful Speech That Will Make You Go After Your Dreams

by  Cris Nikolov

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This is one of the first motivational speeches I listened and the effect it had on me was tremendous. This was the speech that got me hooked on making motivational videos myself. I used to listen to this speech every time I had some doubts in myself, and I would highly suggest you to do that as well. I could say this is one of the videos that changed my life. I hope it can help you change yours for the better as well.

                           Inspirational Speech – Shift to your Triumph

So what are your thoughts about this video? Did you enjoy it?

What emotions did you feel while watching it? Did you get inspired?




Chris NikolaevCris Nikolov is the founder of MotivationGrid. He writes about understanding and getting the most from life. He hopes that he can inspire people to go after their passion.

 

 

(Video) Al Pacinos Inspirational Speech

by  Darpan Sachdeva

Al Pacino

 

Checkout this amazing Al Pacino Speech, taken from the hit movie “Any Given Sunday“.

 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity .

The most Inspirational video for women ever – How to have motivation and never give up

by  Darpan Sachdeva

This truly inspiring  video was created by Jeetly,a clothing brand   to help women to find their calling in life. They are  passionate about inspiring women to be the best they can be.

These women exhibit no fear to get where they want, they are strong willed, ambitious and disciplined. This video fails to disappoint on how to find your calling in life, the motivational speeches shown here inspire and change the way you will think about yourself. Celebrities and famous women from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, new billionaire Sheryl Sandberg, Margaret Thatcher and JK Rowling give speeches that inspire you to make a difference. Brief videos of Beyonce in concert, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga crying, Anjolina Jolie with tears, J-Lo, Adele and Serena Williams.

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. 

POWERFUL INSPIRATIONAL TRUE STORY…DON’T GIVE UP!

by  Darpan Sachdeva

I came across this video yesterday and found it so  worth sharing .

                             Powerful Inspirational true story…Don’t give up!


Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.