How Reformation Clothing Took Over Sustainable Fashion!

Reformation founder and CEO Yael Aflalo shares how a ‘depressing’ trip to China sparked her company idea — and shares what other companies can learn from her journey.

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Stop Tying Your Self-Worth to Your Career Success!

When you’re building a company or career, it’s easy to stake your sense of self on the relative idea of “success.” But that can be toxic in the long-term. In the second episode of Entrepreneur‘s video series on mental health, we explore how thought patterns around success can be the very root of unhappiness and even exacerbate mental health struggles for entrepreneurs.

Four sources with burgeoning careers or companies — including American swimmer Michael Phelps, fitness entrepreneur Emily Skye, Of a Kind co-founder Claire Mazur and DIY MFA founder Gabriela Pereira — share their own experiences when it comes to separating their sense of self-worth from the outcome of their work, as well as their advice for other founders.

“You really tend to stake a lot of your sense of self-worth or success on ‘how this company goes,'” Mazur said. “If you’re not taking care of yourself, then you’re not performing well at work.”

Full article here: Entrepreneur


How I Became An Entrepreneur at 66!

Meet Paul Tasner,

“In 2008, Tasner founded and continues to lead the San Francisco Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum — the first such assembly of supply chain executives anywhere. He has authored many papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this timely topic in the MBA Programs at San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University.”


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Here Are 10 Tips To Improve Your Communication Skills!

1. Don’t multitask. “If you want to get out of the conversation, get out of the conversation, but don’t be half in it and half out of it,” says Headlee.

2. Don’t pontificate. A conversation isn’t a forum where you should expect to express your opinion unchallenged.

3. Use open-ended questions. A question that can be answered with “yes” or “no” will be.

4. Go with the flow. Don’t force a conversation to go where you expected it to. Adapt.

5. It’s okay to say you don’t know. Don’t pretend you’re an expert when you’re not.

6. Don’t equate your experience with the other person’s. “If they’re talking about having lost a family member, don’t start talking about the time you lost a family member. If they’re talking about the trouble they’re having at work, don’t tell them about how much you hate your job,” says Headlee. “It’s not the same. It is never the same. All experiences are individual. And, more importantly, it is not about you. You don’t need to take that moment to prove how amazing you are or how much you’ve suffered.”

7. Don’t repeat yourself. “It’s really boring,” says Headlee.

8. Don’t get lost in the details. People often don’t care.

9. Listen. “Listen. I cannot tell you how many really important people have said that listening is perhaps the most, the number one most important skill that you could develop,” says Headlee. “Buddha said, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘If your mouth is open, you’re not learning.’ And Calvin Coolidge said, ‘No man ever listened his way out of a job.'”

10. Be brief. A good conversation doesn’t have to last all day.


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