Five Friday Links: Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating

We’ve reached the end of another month. October went by in a blink! We hope you had a successful, happy and healthy month. Here’s another set of links as we transition into November:Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating
Many of us know her from her highly successful book, Eat Pray Love, but after the world’s excitement of this story began to settle, Elizabeth Gilbert found herself struggling to create again. In this inspiring TEDTalk, hear how she re-discovered her craft as a writer after her next book bombed.

A Secret of the Highly Successful: Being Busy Is a Huge Waste of Time
Do you find yourself rushing around during the day trying to complete a huge list of different tasks? Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate the method to your madness. Jason Selk, author of Executive Toughness, explains why ‘busy’ isn’t the best way to get things done.5 Pieces of Advice for Women Trying to Navigate Male-Dominated Waters
While entrepreneurship has historically been male-dominated, women are increasingly making their mark but there is still more work to be done. Lisa Harun, co-founder of, offers five tips for women who face obstacles because of their gender.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Beyoncé About Capturing Attention
They call her ‘Queen Bey’ for a reason, but how did Beyoncé achieve success? Jessica Stillman of, breaks down how she and other celebrities capture and maintain their audience (customer’s) attention.

Five Steps to Balancing Work and Family
We regularly hear about the struggle to maintain balance between running a business, tending to our home and caring for family. Maybe the answer is simply trying our best and forgoing all the apologies. This article offers tips on how to find balance between business and the family.

Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

–  Ashley Wood