Most entrepreneurs are known for being persistent, creative and innovative.

What most people don’t know is, like others, creative entrepreneurs also have times of doubt. Good thing though, that they don’t easily give up and continue to search for options to resolve the issues they encounter. Being non-conformists also help a great deal, with them only listening to feedback that will help improve their products and services and screening out the naysayers.

Good thing though, that they don’t easily give up and continue to search for options to resolve the issues they encounter. Being non-conformists also help a great deal, with them only listening to feedback that will help improve their products and services and screening out the naysayers.

Being non-conformists also help a great deal, with them only listening to feedback that will help improve their products and services and screening out the naysayers.

This week, we focus on inspirations to help keep you motivated to do what you love to do, find the time you need to do what matters and get a new perspective about the opinions others have about you.

Focus on the Positive

1. Inspiration – What do successful people do in the morning? They motivate themselves and set their minds for what’s in store for the day. See what these CEOs’ mantras are.

2. APP – As a business owner, you’ll need all the hands you can get, and apps are a great way to make tasks easier. Check out these time-saving tools.

3. Community – Get an introduction to how Shanghai works in this free half-day and in-depth orientation to help newbies know their way around the city. Make sure to add it to your schedule this weekend.

4. Blog – Tim Urban talks about our insatiable obsession to fit in and why we shouldn’t let other people’s opinion stop us from doing what we want to do.

5. Booklist – Inc.Com made a good list of books to read if you want to make a change. Make it yourSummer reading list.

Got more to add to our list? We’d love to hear from you!. Take a look at previous issues of Five Tips Tuesday by visiting our blog.

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.