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17 Quotes on Being Yourself from Oprah, Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, and Other Super Successful People

Stop worrying so much about what others think. Nurture your authentic self and watch your confidence soar.<p>It takes a lot of work to be ourselves, especially when we are faced with expectations, obligations, and social norms. Luckily, "being yourself" is indeed possible, and living authentically is …

Success

7 Things That Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

Is the early hour a magical time for productivity—or just pure misery?<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions.<p>Hoping the same magic would rub off on me, I traded in my usual 6 a.m. rise time for …

Tim Cook

This is the most insane way to be smarter, confident, and resilient

That critical voice in your head. Always telling you how you’re screwing up. Always putting the worst-case-scenario front and center. We all have it. …

Self-help

This 1 Job Interview Question Will Tell You All You Need to Know, According to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner | Inc.com

<i>If you could only ask a job candidate one question, and had to make a hiring decision based solely on the answer, what would the question be?</i> CNBC contributor Adam Bryant asked LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner this question during a fascinating interview. Weiner's unhesitating answer: "'What's your …

Employment

This 10-Question Quiz Will Tell You Exactly How Stressed You Are | Inc.com

Everyone says they're stressed these days, but not everyone could possibly mean the same thing by it. For some people "stressed" means mildly irritated by a busier than average day. For others it means "I am millimeters from mental and physical collapse."<p>Stress also affects different people …

Self-improvement

The Secret About Resumes No Recruiter Will Tell You

There are thousands of books and millions of websites about writing great resumes but none of them reveal this all-important secret.<p>For decades, job seekers have been told the importance of having a great resume. Rules and guidelines abound. Your resume should be no longer than one page, …

Employment

Can You Fix a Toxic Workplace? You Can--If You Do These 5 Things Every Day

Follow these 5 steps and turn your workplace culture from toxic to thriving.<p>When American business executive Douglas Conant took over as the president and CEO of Campbell's Soup, in 2001, he was faced with a formidable task. "The company's stock was falling steeply," writes Roger Dean Duncan in a …

Leadership

10 procrastination solutions for communicators

We have entered the lazy days of summer, that languid time that tests even the most dedicated workers.<p>We've got a bunch of stuff to do—emails to …

Procrastination

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in a better and more appealing future, leaders can overcome …

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 demanding leadership principles. Here's how a 23-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon, led by Jeff Bezos, has outlined 14 leadership principles for its employees. From "ownership" to "dive deep," these guidelines are designed to drive innovative thinking and quick action.<p>For those interested in working for Amazon, which was ranked in a LinkedIn survey as the most desired …

Jeff Bezos

4 Keys to Living a Happy, Well-Rounded Life as a Leader

Forget about work-life balance, try balancing these areas for happiness based on eastern wisdom that will inspire you to have it all.<p>If you ever laughed sarcastically when someone mentioned life-balance as an entrepreneur, you probably are not experiencing true happiness as a leader. You have a lot …

Happiness

Powerful women told me getting a dog is the key to success. They were right

This February, I adopted a black pug named Chester. There were a lot of good reasons for me not to get a dog. My roommates didn’t want one. My apartment, technically, didn’t allow pets. And as my father repeatedly emphasized, Chester would be a tremendous financial commitment. I didn’t make a ton …

Pets

Never Worry About Cash Flow Again by Using These 5 Strategies

Negative cash flow is a sure sign your business is struggling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most important lessons I've learned as an entrepreneur is every business, regardless of industry, size or financial status, is dependent on cash. It doesn't matter …

Small Business

Overcome the performance bias if you want to improve your team

Everyone loves high performers — hot shots who deliver exceptional work on a regular basis are unique.<p>However, there’s a problem I frequently observe …

Employment

8 Success Lessons From the Richest Person on the Planet

Bezos' unique perspective and way of thinking has kept Amazon evolving and rewriting the rules.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeff Bezos is a self-made multibillionaire who launched an online bookstore and turned it into the largest online retailer of all time.<p>His …

Business Strategy

6 Things Great Speakers Always Do: A TEDx Organizer Shares the Secrets of Becoming a TEDx Speaker

Tips from TEDx Executive Producer Tricia Brouk for how to become a better speaker... and how you can someday give your own TED Talk.<p>We all want to be better speakers. Maybe, in our secret heart of hearts, we'd like to give a TED Talk. Maybe we'd like to be a TEDx speaker.<p>So I asked an expert for …

Public Speaking

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

Work-life Balance

11 Great Quotes on Money From Andrew Carnegie's 'The Gospel of Wealth'

How Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest men in history, thought about wealth, charity and 'the good old times.'<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes on Money From Andrew …

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Says Any Good Business Opportunity Has These 4 Qualities

Dreamy business offerings all have huge potential.<p><b>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a "dreamy" business offering has at least four characteristics.</b>• <b><br>"Customers love it, it can grow to very large size, it has strong returns on capital, and it's durable in time," Bezos said in his 2014 letter to Amazon</b> …

Jeff Bezos

One of Oprah’s favorite thought leaders says these are the only 3 questions you need to ask yourself

One often wonders how one becomes a life and business coach and expert. It is such a lofty title. But for Marie Forleo, labeled by Oprah as “the …

Thought Leadership

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

Overthinking The Small Stuff? Five Ways To Make Better Decisions, Faster

How many decisions have you made over the last day, week… month? Drive or Uber? Suit or no suit? Black suit or blue? Times Roman or Arial? Marriott or Hilton? Italian or Thai? iPhone or Galaxy?<p>While today’s freedom of choice has obvious benefits, the constant pressure to make perfect choices can …

Jeff Bezos

American Airlines, United and Delta Make Billions Selling This 1 Simple Thing (And Nobody Really Noticed) | Inc.com

Imagine this. You're onboard, settled in--and now you have to listen to a flight attendant's credit card sales pitch.<p>It drones on forever. Maybe you already even have the credit card. And you find yourself asking: Is this airline in the credit card business or the travel business?<p>An exaggeration? …

American Airlines

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with <b>Adam Grant</b>, …

Standardized Testing

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.<p>When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 …

Commuting

7 Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry

When it comes to thought leadership, you can blow smoke or be the real deal. Doing it right takes work, but the payoff can be huge.<p>Thought leadership sometimes gets a reputation as just another buzzword. Honestly, when it's thrown around to describe anyone with more than a few thousand followers on …

Thought Leadership

The five-minute trick that helps Instagram’s CEO crush procrastination

Kevin Systrom may be CEO and co-founder of Instagram—but he’s still susceptible to procrastination. And so the 33-year-old billionaire has come up with a simple trick to tackle the tasks he tends to put off. “If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes …

Procrastination

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You (Infographic)

Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies.<p>The bigger your network is, the better off you are in every aspect of your life. At work, among friends or with family, the more people like you, the more they want to help you. Whether you’re trying to get a promotion or trying to …

Infographics