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This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Entrepreneurship

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being.<p>If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

2 former Navy SEAL commanders say most managers need to rethink how they lead their team

Willink was the commander of Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second-in-command as the senior of the unit's two platoon commanders. They formed a leadership consulting firm, Echelon Front, in 2010 and their 2015 book "Extreme …

New York City

Great Leaders Always Make Sure Employees Know the Answer to These 3 Questions

You're asking for trouble if you don't answer these questions.<p>I've been testing a very popular app called Basecamp lately.<p>You might know it if you read <i>Inc. Magazine</i> or have ever visited a startup.<p>It's a popular project manager, but it's designed with a bit more flair than most task-based tools. You …

The Secret to Hiring an Amazing Employee Requires Doing Something Most Leaders Aren't

The way to bring in the best people sounds counterintuitive, but it actually works.<p>If you spend your days wondering how to attract top talent to your team, you've probably done everything you can to get them in the door. You're ready to offer the best candidates a competitive salary, impressive …

The Workplace

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Leadership is simple. Don't overcomplicate it.<p>While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I …

Leadership

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

A super simple strategy that can help you beat procrastination, break bad habits, and improve performance -- all in just 5 seconds.<p>In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had …

5 Top Technologies for Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Established companies and startups alike enlist new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities.<p>To help business and IT executives evaluate emerging …

Innovation

The 5 Levels of Entrepreneurship: Which Level Are You On?

Are you a professional or is your side hustle just a hobby for now?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David explains the five different levels of entrepreneurship, from having an interest in something to becoming a …

Entrepreneurship

How to tell when a SaaS startup is ready for IPO

If you’re a founder, early employee, or investor of a growing SaaS startup, chances are that the word “Exit” has crossed your mind. Generally, you have two options: get acquired or go public. While the former has long been a viable option, the public market for SaaS businesses is relatively new. …

Profit