Allie Bates

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Be careful about answering these 5 job interview questions

These questions are designed to trip you up.<p>Most interview questions are innocuous: They’re meant to evaluate whether you’re right for the job, and whether this company could be the next and best place for you. But some of the questions you’re asked, experts tell us, have a slightly more nefarious …

100 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Needs to Be

—<b><br>This piece by Ashley Laderer</b> <b>was originally published on Talkspace.</b>Everybody’s goal should be to work smarter, not harder. I’m not just talking about</i> …

These 9 Qualities Are the Essence of Truly Great Leadership (Which Ones Do You Have?)

The world's truly great leaders embrace these powerfully essential qualities every day of the week.<p>Most of the bosses we have during the course of our careers are just okay -- good but not great. However, every once in a while, we'll have the privilege of working for someone who is a truly great …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Ready to Bootstrap? Consider These 5 Real-Life Stories.

Bootstrapping isn't always the path to riches. In fact, it's risky -- and a mixed bag when it comes to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often glorify the idea of bootstrapping -- starting a business without the aid of venture capital or angel …

Entrepreneurship

Why Anger Has a Bad Rap and How It Can Actually Make You Successful

Here is how to reclaim your passion and energy to move beyond obstacles<p>As a business leader you may feel you must keep your feelings from affecting your decisions and try to display self-restraint when dealing with people. Dealing with vendors, employees and customers, there are many occasions …

The 6 Qualities Great Mentors Share

Find someone who knows how to bring out your best.<p>It's no secret that finding a great mentor can be key to achieving your career goals, but not everyone has what it takes to be the mentor you need. A successful mentor needs to have more than just experience and good intentions to provide mentees …

5 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid Right Now, if You Want Your People to Stay

Don't fall victim to these common pitfalls.<p>What creates great leadership is something that is fluid. It changes with how our society evolves. While there are some characteristics that are timeless, such as kindness and charisma, there are many other new ways of being that emerge all of the time. …

Entrepreneurs Succeed by Showing up Every Day and Earning It

There are no shortcuts but there is always work that needs to be done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea of entrepreneurship is beautiful. You wake up each day believing you’re in control of your life and can spend that day doing whatever you want. All the while, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Financial Myths That Are Totally False

It’s astonishing how much financial misinformation manages to float around the Internet.<p>Let’s separate fact and fiction.<p>These are five financial myths that are totally false, and what you should know instead.<p><b>Your home is an investment</b><p>Your home, first and foremost, is a place to live where you can …

Personal Finance

To Be an Effective Leader, Sometimes You Need to Give Yourself a Time Out

Nine questions for building self-awareness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had just finished a difficult meeting with our legal team about an infringement on our company’s copyrights. I came into my next meeting without signaling to my team what I was feeling in the …

Emotional Intelligence

A New Study of 9,000 People Shows Being a Couch Potato Changes Your Personality

An inactive lifestyle doesn't just impact your body, it impacts your personality too--and not for the better.<p>We've all had the experience of being in an exercise rut. After being slothful for a couple of days (or weeks, or months, or years), it becomes ever harder to motivate yourself to get your …

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

If Your Partner Doesn't Do These 9 Things After One Year, They Aren't Soulmate Material

While there's no right or wrong when it comes to timing in relationships, you might be able to answer "Is my partner 'The One'?" after the first year …

1 Soul-Searching Question You Need to Ask Yourself All Day Long. It Will Change Everything

A preoccupied entrepreneur doesn't always get the results they want. This question will help you get focused on what really matters.<p>Rushing from meeting to meeting, moving from task to task, entrepreneurs can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of distractions, thoughts, and emotions. This …

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

Want To Stay Relevant? Never Stop Learning

Continuous learning has become a mantra for everyone from college newbies to seasoned C-suite veterans. Trouble is, most of us are bad at learning. Supremely bad.<p>That’s the conclusion of Bradley R. Staats, an operations professor whose research examines how individuals, teams, and organizations can …

Behavioral Sciences

5 Steps Leaders Can Take to Turn Setbacks into Great Teachable Moments (and 3 Things to Never Do)

Every company experiences mistakes. These provide some of the best employee teachable moments.<p>The best-laid plans have a way of imploding. Or, sometimes employees and leaders take their eye off the ball. In any event, mistakes and screw-ups are guaranteed in any company.<p>Most mistakes aren't fatal; …

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

After Trying These 28 Stretches Using a Wall, You'll Never Use the Floor Again

Stretching feels ahhhh-mazing in a yoga class or on your living room floor. But if you want to get an even deeper stretch, here are some new ideas for using the wall as a prop.<p>If you're working on your splits, try this.<p>This advanced pose offers an amazing inner-thigh stretch.<p>Your shoulders need …

9 Tips to Help You Successfully Negotiate With Debt Collectors

If you have a collection account you want to take care of, but can't afford to pay it in full, you may be able to negotiate a more affordable payment …

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Depleted by decisions (how your brain makes choices that sabotage you and what to do about it)

In the digital age, information comes at you like a tsunami.<p>From the moment you wake up, notifications (news, social media, email, chat channels) …

Will Power

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

20 Quick & Easy Men’s Style Upgrades You Can Make Today

From tucking in tops and turning up selvedge jeans to picking the right haircut, we offer some quick and easy tweaks you can make to your everyday …

Men's Fashion

The Best DIY Videos of the Year

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

13 things mentally strong leaders don't do

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help