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Want to Live a Happier and More Fulfilled Life in 2018? Read These 11 Books

Happiness is a skill you can learn. These books teach it.<p>Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other …

Self-improvement

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been …

Self-improvement

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and At Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

Happiness

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

Sheryl Sandberg

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to …

Entrepreneurship

Steve Jobs called HP at 12 years old to ask for help — and his story shows what sets highly successful people apart

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i>— sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>Granted, it's often not easy to …

Ten silly things you do that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

Emotional Intelligence

Want to Be Happier? Stop This 1 Self-Defeating Habit

Gaining a sense of control in life is difficult enough. Why give it away?<p>A report by the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> indicates that the No. 1 contributor tohappiness in life is not money, popularity, or even a good sex life.<p>And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's …

Happiness

3 New Things Science Says You Should Do to Become Happy

All this time most of us thought happiness comes from achieving things.<p>The field of Positive Psychology has given us plenty of clues about the better path toward happiness and fulfillment.<p>Whether it's being exposed to experiences of "awe" (yes, it's a thing) so you can live longer, practicing …

Happiness

How to Stop Avoiding Things That Overwhelm You

You know from experience that avoiding things only makes matters worse, but you do it anyway. 7 simple ways to overcome avoidance.<p>This week alone I worked with three clients who were avoiding something important: a phone call to an angry client, a difficult discussion with an employee, and a …

Self-help

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals

Here's how intense visualization can help you achieve millionaire status.<p>There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct …

Self-improvement

Overcoming Fear, Managing Failure And Developing A Success Mindset

Fear is one of those things we’ve all experienced at some point. In times of physical danger, fear can literally save our lives. It triggers the most primitive part of our brain, the part responsible for alerting and protecting us from danger. Fear helps to keep us safe and alive. However, there …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Self-improvement

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

How to Steer Fear

CINDY NGUYEN X ERIC KIMThere is nothing to fear, but fear itself.Original Cutaway by CINDY NGUYEN1. You are the captain of the ship of your …

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that …

Motivation

9 Things Smart People Won't Do

They consciously avoid these behaviors because they are tempting and easy to fall into if one isn’t careful.<p>My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you <b>won’t do</b> as it is about what you <b>will do</b>.<p>TalentSmart …

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Leadership

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading …

Self-improvement

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

10 Bad work habits entrepreneurs must avoid at all costs

Share81<p>Tweet<p>Share119<p>+115<p>Shares 215<p>“Success does not lie in results, but in efforts; being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that …

Brain gain: 10 ways to think yourself younger

Fancy anti-ageing face creams are all very well, but how many of us stop to think about the importance of keeping our brains young?<p>With the average lifespan tipped to rise to 100, we’re living longer lives and asking more of our bodies than ever. But losing our memories doesn’t have to be part of …