Alex Collins

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The Definitive Guide to Instagram Analytics: So Much More Than Just a Pretty Picture

Use the photo-sharing platform to track your customers and viewers. Then compile the Instagram analytics your business needs. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Lesya Liu is a social media strategist and a photographer. She specializes in combining art and</i> …

How to Refocus Your Strategy and Reenergize Your Team

The beauty of these questions is that you can propose them to your clients, to your employees and even to yourself.<p>A person's passion is the sincerest definition of who they are. Passion can manifest itself in a hobby, an aspiration, or if you're really lucky, a career. Take two people, Joe and …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life | Inc.com

As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world's top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university's culture still misguides them.<p>Our corporate worlds suffer the same problem as my student. The more elite the institution, the more I see it.<p>My student was …

Leonardo Da Vinci

7 Surprising Sources of Protein That Aren't Meat or Dairy

Bulk up your meals with these power plants<p>Most guys looking to gain love a juicy piece of chicken breast, and with good reason. Your body needs protein to build and maintain lean muscle. Plus, the essential macronutrient helps keep you full, regulate your hormones, and build strong bones.<p>Loading up …

Nutrition

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life

I'd like to offer you two models of human development.<p>The first is what you might call the <b>Surrender Yourself</b> model of development. According to this …

Dr. Eben Alexander on His Near-Death Experience—and What He’s Learned About Consciousness

In 2008, Eben Alexander, M.D., an academic neurosurgeon for over twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, …

The Beginner's Guide to Chakras

Chakra. It’s a word you’ve probably heard in yoga class—and the checkout line at Whole Foods—but do you <i>really</i> know what it means? If the answer is …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

How To Give A Blockbuster TED Talk

Great TED Talks invite the audience to listen differently to imagine their lives, their work, and their world in a different way.<p>These effective TED talks share a common structure which has these 5 elements:<p>1. Tell a story.<p>2. Expose the pattern.<p>3. Describe the science.<p>4. Imagine the future.<p>5. Take …

Public Speaking

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her …

The Way To Happiness: Remember The 4 P’s

Forget incorporating it all into your life — merely <i>remembering</i> it is daunting enough.<p>I like to keep it simple: <b>Remember the 4</b> …

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

The 9 rules to follow for living a long, healthy (and happy!) life

How do you live a long and healthy life? A few things can help, like eating whole and nutritious foods (as often as you can), making time to sweat …

Jay Baer's Top 3 Tips for Acing Customer Service in the Age of Social Media

If you follow the best practices in digital marketing or customer service, then there’s a good chance you’ve come across a blog named Convince & Convert and have heard of Jay Baer.<p>He’s a content marketing and customer service expert, consultant, thought leader, keynote speaker, and podcaster who’s …

To Get What You Want, Be Happy First

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on April 11, 2016.</i><p>What if I told you that everything you thought about setting goals was wrong? Forget motivation. Forget deadlines. Forget aiming high. Forget everything that you dream you could achieve in …

How living with an open heart creates hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, <i>Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain</i>, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently imagine.<p>Doty is a medical doctor and a clinical …

Spirituality

Steve Jobs and the Rediscovery of Zen

Five years ago, on October 5, 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer. Among the millions mourning the death of this unique …

Meditation

4 Profound Zen Teachings on Love

As westerners we often discount the simple wisdom offered by eastern cultures, only because we have been programmed to doubt subtle nuances in human …

An Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind: Alan Watts on Our Integration with the Universe and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”<p><i>“All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe,”</i> the great theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote in his influential <i>It for</i> …

Web Design Top 10 Articles For The Past Month

In this month, we observed nearly 1,400 Web Design articles posted in September 2016 and picked the Top 10<p>1,400 -> 10. only 0.7% chance to be …

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

Graphic Design

How to Deepen Your Meditation Practice with the Seven Spiritual Laws

Meditation is one of the most reliable tools to manage stress, improve relationships, fulfill your desires, and connect with your Spirit. Although …

Mindfulness and Control

<b>“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” —Timber Hawkeye</b><p>Meditation has helped me greatly in …

10 Beautiful Fonts That All Designers Must Have For 2016

<b>Designers</b>, are you in need of fresh new fonts for your yearend projects? If you answered “yes”, here are 10 awesome fonts to add to your typographic …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …