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29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

The Leadership Lesson I Learned Waiting for My Flight to Crash Land

As the plane circled the airport burning off fuel, a passenger wearing a pilot's uniform kept fear from boiling over into panic by napping.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What could the guy next to me possibly be thinking? We were both on the same American Airlines …

Travel The World: Top 30 Companies Hiring Freelancers

Tovah Burstein and her husband had been living and working in Chicago, but they were tired of being tied down by the 9-5 and wanted to travel. So they took a chance, moved into a trailer home and began exploring the country. “He’s a nurse, so we decided to try travel nursing,” says Burstein, 32. “I …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Six Fundamental Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Walt Disney

His success is all the more amazing when you learn how many times Walt Disney failed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows Walt Disney. Almost everyone has been to a Disney park somewhere, seen a Disney movie (live action or a cartoon) or knows some Disney …

10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media

Sales and marketing is a numbers game. With 2.5 billion people online and more added every day, are the numbers working for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers go where the people are, and marketing dollars follow. Last year, for the first time ever, marketers …

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

12 Signs You May Be Living in a Pixar Movie

6 Critical Steps I Took to Overcome Burnout and Reconnect With Life

Work isn't the only thing that can stress you out. You need to make more room for you.<p>As an entrepreneur, you are the human growth engine of your business. It's your job to achieve amazing feats, with revolutionary ideas, and superhuman energy. It takes a healthy ego.<p>Believing in your own …

13 things the world's most successful leaders get right

It might be true that some people are inherently better leaders than others, but one of the things the world's most successful leaders get right is …

Forget about work and keep a dream diary: how to think creatively

Ditch the brainstorming sessions and make time for knitting, cycling or just plain idling if you want to be more creative<p>Most of us know that creativity is not just for artists – it has always been key to entrepreneurial success. Pushing heretical ideas, having a unique vision, thinking …

How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Exactly How Much Sleep Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Other Successful Business Leaders Get

Here's how the elite count sheep.<p>Unlike Ernest Hemingway who said, "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake," today's entrepreneurs can't get anything done when they're unconscious in bed.<p>For leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up at a ridiculous 3:45 every …

How to Act and Look Like a Professional at All Times

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as, <i>"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional</i> …

How To Keep A Calm Company Culture As A Risk Taking Leader

We have this certain love for risk takers. Maybe it’s this notion that they hold some instinct or hidden truth that everything will be alright. Regardless, we have an admiration for those who take the path less traveled, but that can come with a price. And when it comes to working for someone that …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

11 Modern Leadership Lessons from History's Masters

Helen Keller. Theodore Roosevelt. Ann Bradstreet. Nelson Mandela: Who inspired you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“How can I inspire others to follow my lead?”</i> Aspiring influencers have wrestled with this question since the beginning of time, and those who emerged and …

Six Crucial Behaviors Of Collaborative Leaders

Most executives agree that collaboration is more important than ever in today’s turbulent business environment. In fact, a company’s very survival may depend on how well it can combine the potential of its people and the quality of the information they possess with their ability — and willingness — …

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Slack bots have a new home: Slack

The Slack Platform received an update today that brings its App Directory inside the chat client. Until today, the platform’s more than 1,000 apps could only be added to a Slack channel by visiting the App Directory in a web browser.<p>The news was shared onstage by Slack director of developer …

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The Art of Doing Less and Achieving More | Heleo

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”<p>David Burkus <b></b>is an award-winning podcaster and author of <i>Under New Management: How Leading</i> …

Meetings Stink: Here's How They Can Stink Less

Does your team need a daily huddle?<p>We’ve all had meetings where we focused more on snagging the last donut than we did to the presentation. That’s because meetings suck. At best, they can interrupt your workflow; at worst, they can leave you feeling more confused than ever. But that’s all going to …

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

How Pixar Lost Its Way

For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it.<p>A well-regarded Hollywood insider recently suggested that sequels can represent “a sort of creative bankruptcy.” He was discussing Pixar, the legendary animation studio, and its avowed distaste for cheap spin-offs. …

Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process – the...

Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process – the beloved neurologist and writer’s never-before-seen handwritten notes on writing, creativity, and the brain.

DO YOU FEAR YOU MIGHT RUN OUT OF IDEAS?

You never have to again!<p><b>Some writers get nervous that they will somehow run out ideas.</b><p>I honestly doubt I will ever run out of ideas. So many topics …

How Incubus Got Their Groove Back

Incubus recently released their new single, “Nimble Bastard,” from their forthcoming album <i>8</i>, due April 21. The album is the band’s first full-length in five years and you can feel how the break has rejuvenated the long-running Southern California quintet.<p>Propelled by producer Dave Sardy, an …

A Green Beret explains how the average person can learn mental toughness without joining the military

Mental toughness is, as inferred, a state of mind. An average person can develop this without being part of the military.<p>Mental toughness is resilience, an ability to stick to something regardless of obstacles, to be goal oriented, to be always trying to improve, to be dependable and consistent.<p>I …

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