C.H. Brown - December 2022


Simon Sinek To grow your business, you must become a successful leader, but what does that look like? Simon Sinek has written books like “Start With Why” and “Leaders Eat Last” to help train entrepreneurs so they can become successful leaders.

When entrepreneurs prepare to start a business or try to grow their company, they often search for advice from other successful entrepreneurs. So much information about the business world is available in a plethora of genres. Regardless of whether you head to the bookstore to buy a new book or navigate to YouTube to find helpful videos, it can be overwhelming. With all of these options available, you may wonder, “Which entrepreneurs or business owners are actually worth listening to?” While recently talking with successful entrepreneurs about which people inspired and taught them important lessons, the same few names came up repeatedly. So, according to leaders across various fields, here are three business owners you should learn from if you want to grow your business. Darren Hardy It’s rare to meet a business owner who has not heard of or read one of Darren Hardy’s books. The author of “The Compound Effect” and “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster” has been a leader in the personal development industry for over 20 years. Hardy is the developer of award-winning training programs for entrepreneurs and is the founder of SUCCESS magazine. He even prides himself on mentoring new business owners and helping them find success.

Whether you watch his online talks, listen to his podcast, or read one of his books, Sinek will inspire you to build a business that you will truly believe in. Mel Robbins

Procrastination is one of the greatest obstacles entrepreneurs can face. They might have great ideas in mind, but getting them started can often be a real challenge. That’s where Mel Robbins comes in. She struggled with procrastination for years, racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt before she found the secret to overcoming her problems. Luckily, she shares her thoughts in her book “The 5 Second Rule” and has given helpful information through numerous speeches. Now she’s using her previous hardships to help other business leaders avoid making all-too-common mistakes. Don’t Go Broke for the Holidays 4 STEPS TO CREATING A CHRISTMAS BUDGET

Shop for Christmas on a budget. 1. Look at last-minute sales: Tons of retailers will offer holiday sales as we get closer to Christmas. So be on the lookout for stores that mark prices down as St. Nick prepares for his journey. 2. Recycle gift cards: If you received a gift card to a store that you never used (or forgot about), re-gift it this year! Just be sure the card hasn’t expired. 3. Go thrifting: You can find great gifts at your local thrift store. Depending on where you go, you can get clothes, books, silverware, furniture, gadgets, and more. Christmas shopping can be stressful, but by creating a budget and sticking to it, you will survive this holiday season like a pro.

Before you head to the mall or add items to your shopping cart online, you want to ensure you have enough

regular monthly costs, including housing, utilities, groceries, and internet. This also includes cars, credit cards, insurance, and other monthly payments. Be sure to add any streaming or subscription fees to this total. 3. Find out how much money you have left over: Subtract your total expenses from your monthly income. The number you get will be the money you have left

money to cover your monthly expenses and buy your loved ones Christmas presents. You may feel overwhelmed about your finances and how you will manage to buy gifts. But if you create a Christmas budget, you won’t break the bank! How do you create a Christmas budget? 1. Write down your monthly income: The first thing you want to do is tally up how much money you bring in each month. This lets you know how much money you have before you take out your expenses.

over for discretionary spending, such as dinner out, a concert, or Christmas presents. But make sure you leave some wiggle room for any unexpected costs.

4. Plan out how much you want to spend on Christmas gifts: Write out whom you want to get gifts for and how much you want to spend. Track your spending as you go to ensure you don’t overspend or forget to buy someone a gift.

2. Write down your monthly expenses: You want to tally up the total amount of



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