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Patrick Lencioni, the organizational health specialist, said that there are only two motives that drive people to become a leader.

Reward-centered leadership: The belief that being a leader is the reward for hard work. Therefore, the experience of being a leader should be pleasant and enjoyable.

Responsibility-centered leadership: The belief that being a leader is a responsibility. Therefore, the experience of leading should be difficult and challenging.

No leader is purely reward-centered or responsibility-centered. We all struggle and we all rise up to do the right thing at times.

However, one of these two motives for leadership will be predominant…


The best three stories from April

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I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. Understanding how to get the best of remote work helped me build a profitable six-figure business.

These are the best three stories from April:

5 Ways I Actually Stay Productive Working From Home

Staying productive is a difficult task whether you’re working in a physical office or at home. There are different challenges to face depending on the place you are.

When you work at home, you may feel lost and tired all the time. You may feel guilty for not being productive the way you want to be.

If you want…


How to improve your communication from home

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Research from Buffer showed that communication is one of the top challenges for remote workers and remove companies. One of the reasons for that is that you don’t have face-to-face contact in a remote environment.

Many companies tried to solve that by using communications tools. Slack became one of the most popular ones in the world. However, many people started to complain about it. Many people are using it wrong.

I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. I used Slack all the time with my team. …


Don’t waste a lot of money, time and energy like me

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I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. At that time, I had no idea what I was supposed to do to build a profitable business from home.

If there were one hack to shortcut in your path to success, it would be to find mentors to learn from people who have already done what you are trying to do. You shouldn’t try to come up with every single solution yourself.

Usually, the type of mentors who tend to be the most helpful are those who don’t necessarily give you an…


Remote work doesn’t mean you have to be at home the whole time

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Staying productive is a difficult task whether you’re working in a physical office or at home. There are different challenges to face depending on the place you are.

When you work at home, you may feel lost and tired all the time. You may feel guilty for not being productive the way you want to be.

I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. Understanding how to be productive working from home helped me build a profitable six-figure business.

If you want to get the most of remote work, there are…


You are using it wrong

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Research from Buffer showed that communication is one of the top challenges for remote workers and remove companies. One of the reasons for that is that you don’t have face-to-face contact in a remote environment.

Many companies tried to solve that by using communications tools. Slack became one of the most popular ones in the world. However, many people started to complain about it. Many people are using it wrong.

I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. I used Slack all the time with my team. …


How to get the most of remote work

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To err is human.

If there were one hack to shortcut in your path to success, it would be to find mentors to learn from people who have already done what you are trying to do. You shouldn’t try to come up with every single solution yourself.

Usually, the type of mentors who tend to be the most helpful are those who don’t necessarily give you an answer. They are those who give you a better way of finding that answer.

There are a few mistakes you shouldn’t make as the leader of a remote company.

#1 You shouldn’t hire the wrong people

Research shows that the…


Otherwise, that will worsen your company’s performance

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It’s very dangerous how you call the people from your team. It’s very dangerous what you say about who you are, especially in a group of people as a company.

We are what we think, talk, and do. If you believe you can achieve your goals, you will figure out how to do it; otherwise, you will give up on the first excuse you have.

I founded a gaming company in 2012. In 2014, I decided to get rid of the office. Understanding how to get the most of my team helped me build a profitable six-figure business.

Being part…


Reading a great book is like having the author as a mentor

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If there were one hack to shortcut in your path to success, it would be to find mentors to learn from people who have already done what you are trying to do. You shouldn’t try to come up with every single solution yourself.

Reading a great book is like having the author as a mentor. If it’s a good one, you get a condensed collection of their lessons and strategies.

And in the best case, the book is a shortcut and helps you save some time.

Reading is an essential part of my entrepreneurial journey. …


“If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake”

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Elon Musk is an inspiration for many entrepreneurs because of what he has achieved so far. He even became the world’s richest person for a few days in 2021. That happened because of Tesla’s surging share price.

He is also known for his intense routine. Elon Musk leads different companies and projects such as SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI.

He was born in South Africa and moved to Canada at age 17. A few years later, he moved to the US, where he started his first company with his brother Kimbal.

Understanding his story had a significant…

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