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6 Leadership Lessons I Hope Millennials Will Consider (I Didn't, And It Cost Me)

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

Leadership

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot<p>Approachability is a trait that most people believe they have but few actually do. We know our own good intentions and believe that those shine through for other people to see. We think we're easy to talk to when, in fact, many of us …

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Small Business

What All Successful Project Managers Do | Inc.com

Small businesses, like large companies, have small tasks and projects to keep track of. Using project management tools are critical to success, and they don't all need to be pricey. You need easy-to-use free or low-cost software that will automate many of your project management (PM) tasks.<p>Many …

Project Management

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

12 Money Rules to Live By

Sometimes one-size-fits-all advice works just fine.<p>One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so …

Personal Finance

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

Productivity

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Daedalus

Daedalus is a figure from Greek mythology famous for his clever inventions and as the architect of the Minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete. He is also the …

4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Well-Connected People

The reality is that the more influencers you know, the better your chances of realizing greater success.<p>When we see an incredible success story, many of us entertain the notion of a lone entrepreneur, hustling day and night to bring his or her dream to life. But that rarely happens.<p>Mark Zuckerberg …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

Consciousness

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

Self-improvement

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

10 Things that Struggling Entrepreneurs Are Doing Totally Wrong

I've watched a lot of entrepreneurs do brilliant things. And I've watched some entrepreneurs do completely stupid things.<p>I've detected some patterns. The consensus here is that there's no single difference that separates the losers from the winners. But there are several things that they do …

Entrepreneurship

How This CEO Made a Billion-Dollar Business Betting on The Weather | Inc.com

Good business can be wherever you make it, especially if you have the entrepreneurial spirit, a good idea, and a great innovative approach.<p>There are fortunes to be made for those that can create disruptive start-ups which challenge existing businesses with new models business models, such as Uber …

Startups

The Best Time Management Apps for Small Business Owners

Tracking and managing employee time can be, well, time-consuming--and as a small business owner, you don't have any time to waste.<p>But you can get that time back with the right time management solution. The apps below can streamline the time-tracking process--and not only that, many of them also …

Small Business

I'm obsessed with this app that has a robot read me any article I want

But lately I've become obsessed with a feature many Pocket users have probably never even heard of: Having a robot read articles to me.<p>This feature is called "Listen TTS" (text-to-speech), and has been available since last year on both iOS and Android.<p>The basic premise is that Pocket will scan the …

Apps

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

6:45 a.m.: Get ready for the day ahead<p>8:30 a.m.: Do the most important stuff<p>1:30 p.m.: Grow your business or yourself.<p>2:30 p.m. Make yourself more …

6 Ways Good Documentation Can Save Your Small Business Money

If you're like most small business owners, you spend a lot of your time researching ways to save money. After all, running a business can quickly break the bank. There are office supplies to buy, employees to pay, and software to purchase and install, among many other things.<p><b>Saving Money with</b> …

Small Business

12 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep
Small Business

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

Building an Emergency Fund

Building an emergency fund is an essential part of financial security. One constant is that you will face unexpected expenses throughout your adult …

The 11 Best Podcasts for Small Business Owners

“Podcasts make learning simple – just download the file, plug in your earphones, and go about your regularly scheduled life. Get a work out, cook …

Small Business