Andrea Greatness

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Sales Emails Getting Zero Replies? It's Probably How You End Your Messages

Use these three steps to write the kinds of calls to action that make people excited to respond to your emails<p>So you've invested time in researching your prospective customers, writing an email that addresses their problems, and making sure to include an enticing subject line and lots of benefits …

Customers

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

University of London

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Cell Biology

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his career journey, he left us with a masterful lesson in leadership. Openly admitting to what he …

Leadership

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Positive Thinking

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how often<i></i> you post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

Public Relations

The best cities and countries to retire abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re considering retiring abroad in 2018 or just curious where the best places might …

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition | Inc.com

Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to great effect. After all, 92 percent of consumers say that they want …

Marketing

A Month-by-Month Guide for the Best Time to Buy Everything in 2018

Plan your shopping with this calendar of bargains.<p>In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the …

Shopping

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

Retirement

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

Professional development: It's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job — or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks) | Inc.com

Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than <b>two</b> times as likely to give extra effort at work -- and to plan for having a long-term …

Employee Engagement

10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2018

Successful brands and influencers have used these tools in order to generate sizable Instagram audiences in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do the world's best brands and most successful influencers have in common? One comonality is a massive Instagram …

50 Work-From-Home Jobs Paying as Much or a Lot More Than the Average American Salary

The money can be pretty good but you're on your own. For some people that's the best part.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when working from home was a pipe dream. Thanks to technology like Slack, there’s been a surge of legit jobs you can do from …

Tax cuts are already benefiting American workers

Just over a year ago, President-elect Donald Trump delivered his first holiday message to the economy by saving close to 1,000 factory jobs from …

Forbes on LinkedIn

Why Now May Be the Time to Take a Career Risk

The job market is hot, and the odds say you're probably not happy at work.<p>More than half of Americans (51%) are actively looking for a new job, while …

Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for Netflix, Inc.

2017 was another strong year for <b>Netflix, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) and its investors: the stock is up 52% so far this year, compared to 20% for the <b>S&P 500</b> and a 29% gain for the <b>Nasdaq</b>.<p>The company continued to execute on its goals of building its subscriber base, especially internationally, where it …

This Is Why You Should Love Nintendo Stock

<b>Nintendo</b>'s (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) stock is up almost 80% following the launch of the new Switch console, which has seen strong demand. After poor sales of Nintendo's previous Wii U console, the Switch is exactly what Nintendo needed. Switch has been a hot-selling item throughout the year, and <b>Gamestop</b> …

Retrogaming

Ten Good Reasons To Block Someone On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a tremendous tool for every working person, student, job-seeker and entrepreneur. It’s a free billboard, a massive research database, a place to learn about a vast range of topics and a networking forum like nothing else on earth.<p>However, not everybody you will encounter on LinkedIn is …

Networking

Interactive Chart Detailing The Daily Routines Of Famous Creative People

We study the habits and lifestyles of famous people because we feel like it will somehow give us some insight into how they became famous and made …

After-Christmas Sales: Old Navy Clothes, Amazon Gadget Price Discounts

<i>Shoppers are rushing to take advantage of deals before Christmas, but consumers will have another chance at price cuts after the Dec. 25 holiday rush.</i><p>…

Why the Old Marketing Funnel is Broken

The good old fashioned marketing funnel doesn’t have the relevance it used to.<p>I can’t remember the last time that I saw an advertisement on TV or in …