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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice. We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” That’s false. Working hard at your job does not get you much. When you work hard at a job where the boss doesn’t value your efforts, all your hard work gets you is taken for granted. Just working hard by itself will exhaust you and shorten your lifespan without any benefits to you. There has to be more to success than merely working hard, or millions of people around the world would be a lot more successful than they are! If you are at work right now, think about the investment of time and energy you are making. Imagine that you only went home to sleep for four hours a night, and gave up all the rest of your personal time to get more work done. Imagine that you practically lived at your de…

How Do You Bring Investors Into Your Business? Very Carefully.

As part of his tax and legal tips video series, Entrepreneur Network partner Mark Kohler today talks about techniques to get investors onboard when starting your business. He say that it's paramount that you understand the terms you're using when you're bringing others into the mix and using their money to get started. 
Watch the video to learn the subtle differences between lenders, investors (silent partners especially) and partners before you approach them with your game plan, and check out Kohler's new book, The Tax and Legal Playbook, at Entrepreneur's online bookstore. 

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