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How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

Times Square

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

How to Reprogram Yourself for Greater Success

How you can change the three essential parts of your self-concept to achieve what you want<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i>Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>I’ve read …

Self-improvement

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated July 11, 2017<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

I Tried Zac Efron’s "Baywatch" Diet And Workout For Two Months And This Is What Happened

Just how difficult is it to get ripped?<p>I’d eat 90% processed foods, with a salad thrown in there once in a while, as if some occasional lettuce could negate the mountains of unhealthiness that’d come before it. To give you an idea of how deep-fried and takeout-oriented my diet was, take a peek at …

Fitness

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

Where Can I Find Worksheets to Help Live Frugally?

Worksheets for Budgeting Your Finances<p>Get a Handle on Spending, Savings, Debt<p>Updated January 23, 2018<p>If you feel like you are spending more than you …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

10 Tips for Avoiding Mistakes While Running a Small Business - Small Business Trends

While mistakes can often teach valuable lessons, they also have the potential to cost your business — and set you back from achieving your goals. So …

Small Business

John Burns, real estate guru, joined the industry by 'accident'

You Should Focus More on Improving This Skill

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership
Personal Finance

The Forgotten Basketball Pioneer Who Made Stephen Curry Possible

Walter Vincenti is 100 years old and the winner of NASA’s lifetime achievement honor for aeronautical engineering. He’s seen some things. One of the most remarkable things he’s seen was a basketball game that featured a glimpse of Stephen Curry—half a century before Stephen Curry was born.<p>Vincenti …

Basketball

10 secrets to help you save money on everything you buy — all the time

Sometimes saving money feels like playing a game of whack-a-mole at a carnival. You save $6.50 by bringing lunch to work on Tuesday, then blow $7 on …

Personal Finance

This Billionaire Entrepreneur Just Became the Richest Man in China

Back on top.<p>Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, the company known as “the Amazon of China,” just become the richest man in mainland China.<p>…

China

Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows

Playing by the rules rarely pays off later in life.<p>What becomes of high school valedictorians? It’s what every parent wishes their teenager to be. …

High School

The Avocado Toast Millionaire Is Back With More Advice for Millennials

You won’t like it<p>He sparked a global uproar when he singled out avocado toast as the reason many millennials can’t afford to buy their first homes. …

Real Estate

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

Productivity

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

Pope Francis Slams Hypocrite Christians, Suggests Atheists Are Better

Pope Francis is lashing out at Catholics who live what he called a “double life” by not practicing Christian values. He even suggested that atheists might be better than members of the faithful who don’t practice the tenets of their faith.<p>According to a transcript posted online by Vatican Radio, …

Christianity

96% of people fail when they try to better themselves — here are 3 ways to make sure you don't

The data from those polls was pretty shocking — 96% of their personal development efforts completely failed.<p>There's a joke that goes, "I'm opening a gym called Resolutions. It will have exercise equipment in it for the first two weeks and then it turns into a bar for the remainder of the year."<p>It's …

Self-improvement

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

This technique will instantly make you the most productive person you know

Life is busy. We’re all constantly running a million miles an hour, trying to accomplish everything as if we were superheroes.<p>Whether you’re a …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

Self-improvement

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better | Inc.com

Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, eliminating bad habits, and lowering stress may feel insurmountable at the beginning of the journey.<p>…

Happiness

How to Destroy Your Fears -- for Good

We all have choices to make regarding how we live: Are we going to choose to let our fears overtake us?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as happens with a lot of things in life, we all have choices to make regarding how we live: Are we going to choose to let our …

Self-improvement

Ticwatch 2: an impressive and affordable smartwatch just got more affordable

Smartwatches <b>divide opinion</b>, and it’s no surprise why. Some of you might feel reluctant to fork out <b>$300+</b> on a device which has no more functionality than the phone in your pocket.<p>But if you’re a bit of a tech-head, they’re a <b>pretty cool gadget</b> to add to your collection. If you’re in the market for a …

Smartwatches

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Bigger is better

Last year's Mi Max was Xiaomi's first attempt at a phone with a screen size over 6 inches. The phone wasn't the company's first phablet, however, …

Mobile Technology