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What Entrepreneurs Can Do to Be Prepared for Changes to Healthcare Legislation

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Image credit:Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images This week, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act, the plan that if passed would take the place of the Affordable Care Act. Today, the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees are set to begin voting on elements of the proposed legislation. As it stands now, some popular provisions of the ACA, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions and…

5 Reasons Why Workplace Anxiety Is Costing Your Business a Fortune

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Image credit:Gary Burchell | Getty Images A study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health reported that over 40 million Americans are dealing with some form of an anxiety disorder. With over 18 percent of the U.S. population having been diagnosed with anxiety, a large majority have cited their workplace as a major contributor. Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the country. Most people can identify with…

4 Health Tech Innovations Changing the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable Patients

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Image credit:Mint Images-Paul Edmondson | Getty Images Among all that we are grateful for one of the most important being our health. Health innovations that are helping people care for our most vulnerable communities are something to celebrate. Advancements in healthcare technologies have revolutionized the well-being of children, the mentally handicapped, neonatal patients and our elderly. So, here’s to your health, and cheers to four healthcare innovations that are reshaping human…

Take Risks on Your Business, Not Your Body

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Image credit:Shutterstock Every day, entrepreneurs encounter various risks that affect our health and business. One change in consumer taste pattern or an unfavorable government policy can crumble a business and adversely affect the owner’s health. The business world requires mental and physical energy to accomplish daily tasks and long-term goals. But, how can you maintain that energy, stay safe and be healthy in such a challenging and unpredictable world? Here…

7 Ways to Avoid Being a Pushover

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Image credit:Shutterstock Being kind is a necessary virtue and a quality proven to sustain long-term, productive and healthy relationships. However, there is a fine line between kindness and pleasing. When you are pleasing, you tend to have very few, if any, personal boundaries. That makes you appear weak to others. If there is one habit that will impede your success long-term, it is the habit of pleasing.   Pleasing comes from fear and is always accompanied by a lack of confidence. You become a pushover if…

The Art of Making Customers Happy on Social Media

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Image credit:Shutterstock If you sell something online or if you run a business with an online presence—even if you’re just having a good time growing your personal brand—you’ll have the honor and the privilege of chatting directly with customers. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This always-on mentality is an amazing privilege, and at the same time it can provide some challenges for small businesses. How can you best respond when conversations are happening…

Create Powerful Habits That Make You Happy

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Image credit:Christopher Martin | Flickr Most of us have strong feelings about habits. We love the ones that help us be better and we hate the ones that hold us back. But have you ever thought about how habits affect our happiness? Today’s guest on The School of Greatness has thought a lot about this. Gretchen Rubin is a hugely successful author and blogger (and former attorney) who researches the best ways to create…

5 Ways to Be Present With Your Startup, Not Pestered By It

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Image credit:Shutterstock Every startup stems from passion. Your motivation to make a difference and express yourself through your business is what gets you out of bed in the morning. But once reality sets in and the pressure mounts, this passion can morph into apathy — even resentment — as your business nags you constantly. This can take a debilitating toll on any overextended entrepreneur and ultimately impact the success of…