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15 Traits Of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.



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Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, full of boundless energy and unwavering in their goals. They have learned to activate their natural talents and develop the skills necessary to achieve whatever they aim for.

How do they do this? Where do they find the stamina and strength to keep going? Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful. Here are 15 traits that will help you go from being a solid achiever to being a truly unstoppable person.

Do you have any yet?

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Deep Patel is a young writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success. In the book, he interviewed 15 industry luminaries including professors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and General David Petraeus. In addition, Patel has served as script editor and creative consultant for the comedy She Wants Me (2012), produced by Charlie Sheen. He has also been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post,Entrepreneur Magazine and Elite Daily. Patel is currently finishing up his second book, The Gray Veil.

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(Infographic) How 9 Creative Minds Got Their Ideas

From doing headstands to drinking 50 cups of coffee a day, check out the quirky things that these nine creatives have done.




Coming up with new, creative ideas can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to find a way to get inspired. After all, it’s our own unique rituals that can bring mental clarity and creativity. That could be a quirky habit or routine such as doing headstands or wearing lots of hats.

Igor Stravinksy did headstands, which he believed helped to rest his head and clear his brain. Author Dr. Seuss felt that wearing lots of crazy hats helped inspire his creativity and overcome writer’s block. However, those aren’t even the strangest routines that some of the world’s most brilliant minds have utilised. Steve Jobs bathed his feet in toilet water to reduce stress levels while Honore de Balzac drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day.

Check out Business Backers infographic below to learn the weird ways that nine creative minds got their ideas.


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Why Confidence Is So Important In The Workplace

If you are not sure on how to gain confidence and are curious as to why it is so important in the workplace, read on for some helpful advice.

Amy Galbraith




Confidence is not something that everyone has. Not all of us are able to walk into a room and exude charisma and panache, but confidence is a trait that can help immensely in the workplace. It can help you to interact with your colleagues, keep you motivated during stressful times and can also boost your productivity during the working day.

If you are not sure on how to gain confidence and are curious as to why it is so important in the workplace, read on for some helpful advice.

Why is confidence so important?

Assertiveness gives you an edge

Being assertive does not mean that you are aggressive or arrogant. Assertiveness means that you are able to take initiative on tasks and handle pressure without too much stress. It also means that you are willing to take on new challenges in the workplace.

Being confident and assertive will help you to reach new heights in your career. Your employer will notice that you are able to handle stressful tasks with ease and that you are able to create solutions to problems using your own ideas. Confidence will help to boost your performance in the office and this could, in turn, lead to a possible promotion as well.

Effective communication works wonders

Being able to communicate clearly and effectively is a major asset to have in any office. Having confidence allows you to do this easily, enabling you to effectively get your message across to colleagues and clients.

Putting forward an air of confidence when communicating might sound difficult at first, but if you practise, it will become easier. Communication skills are at the top of almost every employer’s list when it comes to recruiting new talent, and being self-confident will help to build these skills. A confident person believes in their communication abilities, which shows in their verbal and written language.

Productivity levels are boosted

If you are confident in yourself and in your work, you are more likely to be more productive. This is because you will not have to second-guess your work and you can complete tasks on time and on budget.

Productive workers are highly valued in any company, and confidence goes hand-in-hand with producing work. You will be able to take on more projects, challenge yourself to move out of your comfort zone and reach new goals for your company. Your employer will notice that you produce high quality work and this could lead to new challenges, a role change and even a promotion.

Related: Entrepreneurs And A Politically Neutral Workplace – Finding The Perfect Balance

How to gain confidence in the workplace

Shift your views

Confident people rarely think about how others impact them, rather they think about the impact they have on others. In order to gain confidence, you will need to shift your views and think about how you can and do impact your colleagues.

This shift in view will empower you as you will realise that it is what you do that matters and not what others do to you. You should also look at how you handle pressure. If you are usually someone who needs guidance in difficult situations, try to change your viewpoint to seeing yourself as someone who can give advice in stressful times. A simple shift of view can help you to feel more self-confident, and others will soon follow suit.

Tell people you will finish the task

Feeling confident starts with stating your goals. Let people know that you will finish a task at work, and go on to finish that task. By voicing your goals to your team, you are holding yourself accountable, which will help to boost your confidence.

Saying your goals out loud will give you credibility and people will take note that you always stay true to your word. You must be sure that anything you take on can be finished by the deadline, otherwise incomplete tasks and a huge workload can diminish your confidence. Be sure to manage your time wisely and you will be able to finish any task you set your mind to.

Improve your knowledge

You can easily build your confidence by improving your knowledge and learning more. This can be done easily, by watching TED Talks on topics that interest you, attending seminars on how to build self-confidence or taking online courses in your field.

Confidence grows when you learn more about a topic that you enjoy or when you gain more skills in your field. You will also have new knowledge that can contribute to your position, which will help to boost your confidence too. It is never too late to learn something new and you should never let your age prohibit you from taking courses or going to seminars.

Final thoughts

Being confident can help in many ways in the workplace. You will be more productive, you will be able to communicate effectively and you will become more assertive too. These are all traits that employers look for in potential talent, so building your confidence is a win for both you and the company. Improve your knowledge, shift your views and hold yourself accountable in order to boost your confidence and enjoy work even more.

Read next: 3 Ways Workplace Gamification Can Backfire – And How To Avoid Them

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Trust: How To Earn It, How To Keep It And Why It’s Important

Here are seven very, very good points around why trust is important, how to create it, and how to maintain it.

Nicholas Bell




Trust. It’s important, for customer and employee alike. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer found that only 37% of those who responded felt that the CEO was credible and only 48% thought employees were trustworthy. Not only did both percentages dip significantly compared with 2016, but it was the first time that the majority of global respondents said they didn’t trust the system either. That includes businesses.

So what?

Why should the entrepreneur care if they are trusted or if respondents in a global survey are growing increasingly suspicious? Well here are seven very, very good points around why trust is important, how to create it, and how to maintain it…

1. A happy medium

Well, trust is essential to building a vital and engaging company culture and this type of culture is the one that comes up with the exciting ideas, has passionate people, low employee turnover rates, and attracts the best talent. And that is only the tip of the trust iceberg. Research has also shown that trust inspires a happy workplace and happy people are instantly more productive and effective. Happy employees usually mean happy customers too.

Related: How Nicholas Bell Got 10x Growth Right And Sky Rocketed Decision Inc

2. A genuine interest

To build this culture and imbue a sense of trust you need to be genuine. You need to show that you really do care about your people, that you have a plan for the business and their future, and that you show the same levels of care for your customers. Businesses that are built with trust and commitment are those that keep their clients and grow stable foundations.

3. A critical metric

Staff trust is critical. You need to work together to achieve your objectives so if you are not seen as credible then work won’t be collaborative. This lack of trust is also one of the biggest causes of toxic work environments that destroy businesses from within. If your internal trust levels are low, you need to find out why and start a process of change as soon as possible.

4. Commitment to values

Showcase your business values. Don’t be afraid to put your business values on display by making them visible to others. If you do so, you then ensure that people both within and without your business can see the values that you aspire to and that you uphold. Not only does this engender a sense of trust in the commitment to these values but reminds everyone of the values that drive their behaviours in the business environment.

The same applies when clients visit – they are not only reassured of the qualities that embody the company they plan to spend their money and time with, they are also assured of personal interactions that uphold them.

5. Expanding beyond the core

When you first launch your company, you will be teaching your values to a small core group of employees. However, as the months and years go by, your business will expand and the core group will grow, leave and change. You need to use the ideas outlined in point 04 above to continue the process of education and to build a culture of trust with new employees continuously. Use internal communications, signage and regular employee sessions to expand these beliefs and embed trust consistently across the company.

Related: 5 Steps To A Multi-million Dollar Business Before 30

6. It’s about to get messy

What happens when you break the trust your employees and clients have in you? Is it the end? Yes, it can be. Mistakes almost always come back to haunt you. To rebuild trust, you need to stay true to your commitments and values, own your mistakes and move on. Be accountable. This is probably the singularly most important thing you can do – by being accountable you show that you understand what you did wrong and why it is important to fix it.

7. Date your company

You need to approach your working relationships the same way you do a long term relationship, with respect, care and commitment. You need to show commitment and that you’re not just going to swing in and out of the business and the values it carries as and when it suits you. Treat your company and your people like a long-term commitment that deserves your respect and you’ll be 90% of the way towards building a powerful foundation and culture of trust.

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