Aaron McFarland

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Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

5 Ways To Create A Powerfully Productive Mind

You want to get more done but don't know where to start. Here are 5 powerful ways to amplify your ability to be more productive and focused.

Mind

5 Money Mindset Hacks To Explode Your Income

If you want to start making more money look beyond the paycheck. So often our money – both the good and the bad – comes from within. We can work like a donkey, but if we don’t have a successful mindset then we’ll never get ahead. If you want to start making more money, don’t get a second job, just …

Personal Finance

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Entrepreneurship

7 Behaviors That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Productivity is purposefully and consistently moving in a desired direction.<p>Productivity is not doing lots of stuff fast.<p>You can do lots of stuff and get nowhere closer to your ideal. Most people are living their lives this way. They are burning themselves out running in a million different …

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately | Inc.com

We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the change we need?<p>I'm going to share seven ways to produce stunning change in …

Time Management

7 Creative Strategies for Marketing Your Startup on a Tight Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Boostrapping builds character. There are endless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget to encourage innovation. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative muscle and …

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

Immune System

6 Mental Traps That Keep You From Making Smart Decisions

Decisions: We all make them, and we all want to make better ones. Science to the rescue!<p>Why do we sometimes regret a decision we've made?<p>The main problem is that we are all, to use the title of Dan Ariely's great book, predictably irrational. We're people. That's why markets aren't always rational. …

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

Physics

Product Design Tools On a Startup Budget

If you want to pursue a new side project, launch an app, or build a startup, the beginning stages are typically lean. You don’t want to sacrifice …

17 Hacks And Extensions That Will Change How You Use Gmail

Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world’s largest email service, and it …

Rise Of Automated Trading: Machines Trading S&P 500

More than 60 percent of trading activities with different assets rely on automated trading and machine learning instead of human traders. Today, …

Machine Learning

Stressed Out Solopreneur? 5 Tips to Prevent Entrepreneurial Burnout

The feeling of starting an entrepreneurial endeavor or beginning a freelance career is exhilarating. You’ve become the master of your own destiny, and all the anxieties and limitations of a traditional office job fade away into a sea of opportunity. When you start making money, that feeling only …

Entrepreneurship

10 Free Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Managing your own company shouldn’t be that hard when you can have apps that can make your life easier. From a time tracking app to a cloud data …

10 Hard Things You Need To Do For Success (While Many People Are Unaware)

Not everyone is ready to do what it takes to attain success, but if you are serious about it, doing these 10 things will give you a head start.

How To Build A Global, Scalable Company - This Entrepreneur Has A Formula For It

Over the past few years, the discussion in Israeli tech has shifted. No more talk about innovation that leads to small exits, where both entrepreneurs and investors settle for less. Less talk about products that tackle very specific problems that result in smaller market opportunities. A lot more …

Startups

How to Get Famous Fast: Real Life Hack for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if I told you that for a minimum investment of time you could enact a strategy that result in three benefits that will change your life forever?<p>The three benefits are<p>Send up the equivalent of a giant flashing neon sign above you or …

7 Outsourceable Tasks That Are Stealing Your Productivity

Stop wasting time on tasks that don't fuel growth. Outsource them instead.<p>How you start each morning sets the tone for your entire day. What you do or don't do directly impacts how productive you are and how energetic you feel as the week goes on. All that plays into how successful you are as an …

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.<p>I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

The 10 Best TED Talks of 2015 | Inc.com

If you follow my column, you know I'm a huge fan of TED. Billed as the nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading," TED's short presentations can teach you a lot about the current state of business and technology and where we're heading as a society. They also inspire continued …

Public Speaking

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

The 20 most popular business books of 2015

Amazon recently released its list of the best-selling books of 2015, including the most popular business and investing books.<p>Whether you run a company, work for one, or work for yourself, these 20 books are guaranteed to teach you something new. Scroll down to see which books made the list.

Is a Modified Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen the Ultimate Secret Performance Car?

The Jetta TDI Sportwagen gets good fuel economy, offers lots of practicality, and can actually be tuned to be a fun little car.<p>We now know the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen's fuel economy numbers were too good to be true, but people didn't just buy the Jetta TDI for its fuel economy. It also …

The Joy of Less: A Systematic Approach to Minimalist Living

The world is full of material things, but real living happens in the space between all of our stuff. Francine Jay’s <i>The Joy of Less, A Minimalist</i> …

No One Told You the Book List for Improving Leadership Skills? I Will

Get ahead as a leader with these 8 books. You will be inspired by history's great leaders and get the latest research based leadership hacks.

How this entrepreneur turned a shipping container of bicycle parts into a $3 million business

<i>Steve Atkinson founded Just Ride It five years ago after deciding he needed to follow his true passion in life – bikes.</i> <i>The risk paid off. Today, Just</i> …

Business Strategy