Episode #311 of Business Insanity shows you the science behind having the right stuff – the grit, the etiquette, the balance, and the belief system to be successful. First, we talk about how small business owners can successfully balance their work and personal lives. Next, we discuss resiliency and the science behind having GRIT to be successful in business. We’ll also tell you what to do if an employee asks for a raise, and how to ask for one yourself. Finally, we discuss the importance of having a strong belief system for your business.

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Ally Loprete is known as the work/life balance expert. She founded the widely popular OurMilkMoney.com, the largest online search directory for parents in the world.

Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc. His newest book is GRIT:  The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere • Flourish • Succeed.

Jacqueline Whitmore is an international etiquette expert, the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach and the author of POISED FOR SUCCESS: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish  Outstanding Professionals.

Brian Burkhart is the founder of SquarePlanet, a communication strategy firm. Brian is also a proud adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University and is a sought after TED presentation coach.

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