It’s Never Too Late To Build What Makes You Happy!

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How would you like to be able to say: “It has been a good year and we have exceeded expectations. After all, I am really happy and isn’t that the point?!” – That quote is from Ann Moore.

When Ann retired from her successful position as Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., after enjoying a break, she came across an idea when she noticed her son, and his friends, didn’t own any art. This is her passion, and through wanting to share her knowledge, Ann started up The Curator Gallery It has guest curators put together shows of great art at a great price, to introduce current artists to a wider audience.

It’s never too late. I loved Time Inc. because I was working with extremely creative people. Now I am doing the exact same in a different setting and as an entrepreneur.

The freedom of entrepreneurship is that you can do what you want to do and play it by ear.

– Ann Moore

Even after you’ve retired, you can still find a way to develop what you really enjoy, and turn your passion into a niche business that brings you pleasure every day. Make up your own rules – but make passion part of your life.

 
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gaygaddis/2014/12/03/its-never-too-late-to-be-an-entrepreneur-a-chat-with-former-time-inc-ceo-ann-moore/1
 

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Educate Yourself Online for Free

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As an entrepreneur, you’re used to finding alternative ways to get results. You’re also smart enough to know getting into many thousands of dollars of debt isn’t a good way to start your future.

Accessing the right education for you can be a problem, but you can work from home at times to suit you, and select the options that fit your exact needs. So many college courses are filled with subjects that aren’t useful for you, and you know how valuable time is.

There might have been a subject at school that you struggled with, and this is your opportunity to catch up in privacy, without feeling humiliated in class. Often, once you remove pressure and relax, you will find things click into place far more easily. So you don’t have to give up on anything.

These courses are supplied in a variety of formats, enabling you to choose your own learning style that suits you best, such as video. Apple also share courses through apps, so you can learn anywhere.

You can access the wisdom of the top minds, from the top Universities, like Yale and Harvard – all for free.

This is a comprehensive list of 20 online sources of education. (20 more next week.):
 

1. ALISON – over 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month
2. COURSERA – Educational website that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. Learn from over 542 courses.
3. The University of Reddit – The free university of Reddit.
4. UDACITY – Advance your education and career through project-based online classes, mainly focused around computer, data science and mathematics.
5. MIT Open CourseWare – Free access to quite a few MIT courses that are on par with what you’d expect from MIT.
6. Open Culture – Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films.
7. No Excuse List – Huge list of websites to learn from.
8. Open YALE Courses – Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required
9. Khan Academy – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science.
10. Zooniverse – Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture.
11. TUFTS Open CourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course offerings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.
12. How Stuff Works? – More scientific lessons and explanations than you could sort through in an entire year.
13. Harvard Medical School Open Courseware The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public.
14. VideoLectures.NET – the title says it all – amazing video lectures on many topics.
15. TED – Motivational and educational lectures from noteworthy professionals around the world.
16. Shodor – A non-profit research and education organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically trough the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Included in this site are instructional resources, software, interactive lessons, explorations and information about workshops for students, teachers and learners of all ages on mathematics and science. Make sure you check Shodor Interactive – a great collection of interactive math, geometry, fractal, probability, algebra and statistics activities.
17. Udemy FREE Courses – hundreds of experts teach on Udemy every month including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, Ivy League professionals and celebrity instructors. Courses include video, live lectures and tools to help teachers interact with students and track their progress. There are many free courses that can teach you business online, law, programming, design, mathematics, science, photography, yoga and many more.
18. Maths & Science – Courses, tests and learning materials about mathematics and science for students from 1 to 12 grade.
19. edX.org – Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by MIT, Harvard, Barkley, Georgetown, Boston University, University of Washington, Karolinska Institute, Kyoto University and many more.
20. iTunes U – Apple’s free app that gives students mobile access to many courses. It offers many free video courses, books, presentations and audio lectures.

 

Thanks to http://iheartintelligence.com for the list.
 

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Free Book Friday For Entrepreneurs

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Here are this week’s free Amazon Kindle Books for entrepreneurs and small businesses, which provide valuable information that will improve and inspire what you do.

Enjoy learning from these free Kindle books for entrepreneurs while they’re on promotion – remember they might only be free for one day, as there’s a maximum of 5 days that can be made free every 90 days.

Books are the easiest way to access information, and there’s a link below to download free apps from Amazon, so you can read Kindle eBooks anywhere.
 
 

Nurture: The Team Development Manual For First-Time Line Managers by John James Newton

The author is an experienced manager and coach, and he supplies real-life examples of how to manage people who work for you. When you first employ someone it isn’t easy to get the balance right between being friendly, and being their boss, and these tips will help you develop management skills. Building the right team is essential for a profitable business, and this book will help you to create it.

 
 

This Is It: It’s Never Too Late, But Never Too Early To Build Your Dreams by Cody Barton

This book shows age is no barrier to success, and you’re neither too old, nor too young, to be an entrepreneur. Cody shares his story of how he went from working in McDonald’s to achieving his dreams. He provides a blueprint for you to benefit from all the learning sources he experienced on his way.

 
 

Fishing for Success – Seven Steps to Success in Business Learned From Fishing by C.F. Goldblatt

This book gives you 7 simple steps to building a successful business. These are how the author established his multinational dietary supplement company, pioneered the sustainable seafood movement, and thrived during tough economic times. You will enjoy learning how the experiences of deep sea fishing revealed the secrets for success.

 
 

As an entrepreneur you need motivation to help you keep focused on your goals, and my Kindle eBook “Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs: Inspire Your Way To Success” is a unique, interactive answer. There are 234 specially selected quotes to suit your situation – and your mood – with 3 different categories to choose from for each subject.

“As anyone who is an entrepreneur knows, it is a tough journey and sometimes it can be downright HARD to stay motivated, especially if you’re not seeing the success you’re hoping for. This book is filled with TONS of great motivational quotes to keep me inspired and focused to achieve my dreams as an entrepreneur!” – Katrina Abiasi, Amazon, US.
 

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You can read Kindle eBooks everywhere with free Amazon downloads for PC, Mac, Tablets, Smartphones, and Cloud.
 

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Free Book Friday For Entrepreneurs

Books

Here are this week’s free Amazon Kindle Books for entrepreneurs and small businesses, which provide valuable information that will improve and inspire what you do. They’re all on the subject of writing, which is essential for entrepreneurs in so many ways – from your blog to your sales letters, as well as self-publishing Amazon Kindle eBooks.

Enjoy learning from these free Kindle books for entrepreneurs while they’re on promotion – remember they might only be free for one day, as there is a maximum of 5 days that can be made free every 90 days.

Books are the easiest way to access information, and there’s a link below to download free apps from Amazon, so you can read Kindle eBooks anywhere.
 

The Prolific Writer: How to Write Faster, Better, and More Easily than Ever Before by Ethan Miller

This book provides numerous tools and tips for dealing with problems that plague many writers. The author includes valuable tips for conducting quality research and proofing material, and shows you how to manage your time and increase writing productivity

 
 

Quotes For Writers: Inspiration, Advice, Humor & Motivational Stories From Famous Authors by LJS Quote 2 Motivate

This makes a very useful reference book for writers, as the author has organized over 250 quotes into 6 different categories. These include editing tips from experienced authors, and lots of humor for writing prompts, to pick you up when you’re tired of staring at that blank page.

There is also a section on stories of famous authors who might never have become successful if they hadn’t found the perseverance to keep going through years of rejections. They’re great lessons on never being too old to start, and never giving up.

 
 

Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys by Multiple Authors

This book will inspire you to have a go at publishing an Amazon Kindle eBook yourself. It includes the experiences of 40 authors, who span a wide range of genres, routes and success levels, from bestsellers to newbies. They’ve gone past the old stigma created by ‘vanity’ publishing where you paid to see your books in print.

Being able to publish worldwide for free has completely changed the game. You definitely have information stored inside you that will translate to a Kindle, and it could transform your business too.

 
 

As an entrepreneur you need motivation to help you keep focused on your goals, and my Kindle eBook “Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs: Inspire Your Way To Success” is a unique, interactive answer.

Get it while it’s on offer for only $0.99 / £0.77 – it has great reviews!


 

You can read Kindle eBooks everywhere with free Amazon downloads for PC, Mac, Tablet and Smartphone.

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

These are 6 practical questions to ask yourself, to consider whether you will make a good entrepreneur. Some might have false preconceptions about the idea of being an entrepreneur, since there are so many online selling the highly inaccurate dream of only having to work for an hour a day. That myth is swiftly dispelled – it takes focus, dedication, and many hours of work to set up your business.

Being an entrepreneur is still a way of life that can suit many who wish to work for themselves in their middle years. Maybe you’ve been made redundant following cutbacks, or maybe you chose to leave a job that didn’t satisfy you.

If you know how to live on a smaller budget for the first year as you slowly establish yourself, and you’re prepared for lots of changes, and unexpected challenges, then you’ll have a better chance of success.

When you start up your business with a plan to enjoy a more balanced lifestyle, you will have your priorities right, and by building in time to relax to relieve the pressures that come with a new venture, you will be able to cope with all eventualities.

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

– Edmund Hillary

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

– Golda Meir

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Free Book Friday For Entrepreneurs

Books

Here are this week’s free Amazon Kindle Books for entrepreneurs and small businesses, which provide valuable information that will improve and inspire what you do.

The authors of these books share their expertise to help you start up and grow your business, to make a big difference to your success.

Enjoy learning from these free Kindle Books For Entrepreneurs while they’re on promotion. Books are the easiest way to access information, and there’s a link below to download free apps from Amazon, so you can read Kindle eBooks anywhere.
 

The Newborn Entrepreneur by Michael McCain

This book by entrepreneur Michael McCain shares his experience to advise aspiring entrepreneurs on how to follow the dream of starting their own business. You will find this information very helpful and supportive.

 
 

The Unofficial Client Success Guide for oDesk – How to Create or Expand Your Business with Other People’s Help by Hayes williams

As an entrepreneur you’re used to doing things yourself, in your own way, but if you out-sourced the everyday tasks you would leave yourself more time for the valuable, creative aspects that nobody else could replicate.

This book will lead you through how ODesk works, and when you’re ready to grow you will know how to benefit from their services.

 
 

20 Things I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur by Alicia Morga

The author has been featured in Inc. Magazine, the Financial Times, and Fast Company named her one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. This short and informative book will teach you how to have a life as well as having a successful new business.

 
 

As an entrepreneur you need motivation to help you keep focused on your goals, and my Kindle eBook “Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs: Inspire Your Way To Success” is a unique, interactive answer.


 

You can read Kindle eBooks everywhere with free Amazon downloads for PC, Mac, Tablet and Smartphone.

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Happy Bonfire Night!

I hope you had a fun time at a fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night. Guy Fawkes was part of the gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, and traditionally children used to create a stuffed character, and ask for a penny for the Guy. This is now less common as the American custom of trick or treat at Halloween has taken over.

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