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The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment and the …

Happiness

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Work As You Write

To start off, I should warn you that this review might be <i>slightly</i> biased because well, I love Moleskine. I got my first one, a reporter-style pocket …

Three Habits For Showing Leadership Even When You Aren’t An Expert

Sometimes the big picture matters more than the details, and the conversation just needs someone to steer it there.<p>Most meetings–whether the formal kind, with everyone seated a conference table, or the quicker, standing variety–don’t encourage the type of collaboration they could. Rather than a …

10 Morning Rituals From the World's Most Prolific Entrepreneurs

We all have some sort of morning ritual. Whether if it’s responding to emails, exercising, planning your day, or sipping on a cup of coffee, these …

Productivity

How to Report to a Woman If You're a Man

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many female CEOs I know have the same story. A male job candidate blows them away with his interview and jam-packed CV. His references sing his praises, so she hires him on the spot, excited about the new skills he’ll bring to her company.<p>…

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams | Inc.com

I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on the way we see the world--and what we believe is …

Motivation

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

Self-improvement

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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

How to Stop Being Jealous of Successful People

How many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a “friend” (whom you’ve never met) at 1:37 a.m., and …

Six Habits Of People Who Know How To Bring Out The Best In Others

As a leader, the most important part of your job isn’t your results. Your job is to inspire your employees’ results. Here’s how.<p>If you think your most important job as a leader is to write mission statements, set goals, or even increase revenue, you’re focusing on the wrong metrics. Your most …

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing | Inc.com

Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no further along with our business plans than before. Or worse, we realize that we spent …

Business Strategy

7 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand

You know the importance of promoting your company to develop a solid base of loyal followers - but how much time and effort do you dedicate to …

Marketing

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

The Brain

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

Small Business

The 7 Most Common Bootstrapping Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make During Their First Year | Inc.com

What’s the number one reason why startups fail? They run out of money. When you’re bootstrapping your business, cash is king. You need to make sure your runway extends as long as possible before the revenue starts rolling in.<p>Even if you’re an entrepreneur who wants to eventually seek external …

Small Business

5 Ways Introverts Become Highly Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The image of the outgoing, gregarious, never-met-a-stranger entrepreneur is a common one. That's especially true when many successful entrepreneurs appear to have pushed through obstacles and setbacks by force of personality alone.<p>So being an extrovert is a prerequisite for being a great …

Personality

5 Key Words to Trigger Emotional Responses on Social Media

Do you have a social media strategy?Of course you do. Everyone does—or so they say.But what everyone doesn’t know is that you can’t simply write …

Marketing

Why Americans can’t write

<i>Natalie Wexler chairs the board of trustees for the Writing Revolution.</i><p>It’s no secret that many Americans are lousy writers. Just ask any college professor or employer, including those at prestigious institutions. With the advent of e-mail, writing ability has become more important than ever, and …

Teaching

5 Sacrifices Every Entrepreneur Must Make to Be Successful | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship gives you the opportunity to make a mark on the world and improve people’s lives. It gives you the opportunity to have financial freedom and, more important for me, the freedom of my time. Before you arrive at that place of satisfaction and fulfillment, though, you will almost …

Entrepreneurship

How to Turn Instagram Into a Revenue Channel

When you look at the full spectrum of social channels, shopping apps, and digital sites that consumers engage with today, Instagram has continued to …