How Small Business Owners Can Prepare for Retirement

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The average retirement age in the United States is 61 years old for men and 62 years old for women. For many people, these are the golden years of life, where they can enjoy their time with family, hobbies, and vacations. But not everyone has saved enough to retire comfortably. 

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The good news is that you’re not too late to save for your future retirement. This is especially important as small business owners generally work at least another year past the average retirement age of their employed counterparts.

Whether or not retirement is a long way off for you or you are close to retirement age, there are ways to prepare yourself and your business before the time comes. The following methods will help you do just that.

How to Develop Personal Leadership Qualities

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Leadership skills are in high demand in industries, that’s because these skills are hard to obtain and master. It takes time, experience, and dedication to develop industry-leading leadership skills so if you want to get ahead, start developing these right away and secure your future in your chosen industry. This article looks at some of the best ways to develop leadership skills.

Practice Self Discipline

Discipline is a key quality needed for leadership, when you don’t have discipline you might forget important items on the agenda, oversleep, or fail to keep appointments, all of which reflect badly on the company and the people around you. Perception is a valuable resource. 

Tips on Getting Back to Work After Rehab

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Every time you go through a harrowing ordeal, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. The same thing goes for when someone is trying to get back to work after rehab. However, after a long stint in rehab, you might be feeling excited about getting back to work. 

However, it can be hard to transition from being focused on your recovery to focus on the day-to-day tasks of living and working. While many different variables will dictate how long it takes, here are some tips on getting back up and running in no time.

Focus on Your Goals

When you’re rehabilitating from alcohol rehab, it’s essential to focus on your goals. What do you want to be able to do when you’re done with recovery? Knowing this will help keep you motivated throughout the process. 

Eight Clear Signs You’re Ready To Lead

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When you are working in the right industry, it’s very easy to see the top of the career ladder. You know where you’re going, where your ambition is taking you and you start to devise a plan so that you can get there. Going from the bottom of a company into a leadership position is a big deal, but it takes time and a lot of effort to get there.

When the time comes to be ready to move into a leadership position, whether that be a CEO position or a partner PEO company position, you will know. The thing is, there is a lot of uncertainty in career progression for a role. The good news is that no matter the job you have and the role you want to step into, there are some good signs that can tell you that you are ready to lead. Let’s take a look!

5 Secrets To Personal Branding

In my book How People Become Famous, I analyze the recipes for success of twelve personalities – the “Geniuses of Self-Marketing” – from Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karl Lagerfeld, Andy Warhol, and Oprah Winfrey to Kim Kardashian. As different as these personalities are, they all instinctively understood the secrets of self-marketing.

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Don’t forget to cluck if you lay an egg

Do what chickens do! Yes, you read that right. Because chickens cluck when they lay an egg – and without ever knowing it, follow a basic principle of self-marketing. If you want to transform yourself into a brand, you first have to abandon the sets of beliefs that prevent you from doing so. ‘Quality will always prevail on its own’ is one of these false beliefs. If the phrase were true, companies such as Daimler or Apple would have stopped advertising and doing PR long ago. “Modesty is a virtue,” “Don’t be a show-off,” and “Don’t blow your own trumpet” – we all heard phrases like these throughout our childhoods, but if we live by them, we will spend our lives looking on as others pass us by because they have understood better how to make themselves into a brand. This point is the most important – and the most frequently underestimated: as long as you do not overcome these barriers, these harmful beliefs that you have internalized in your subconscious, you can never become famous.