Brandon Alexander Smith

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What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People

Few people in the middle class really understand the mindset of the richest people.<p>After all, if they did, they would be among the top earners as …

9 Passive Income Stream Ideas & Opportunities to Make Money

When you make a new acquaintance, often the first question you’re asked is, “What do you do for a living?” This line makes sense as an icebreaker …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day | Inc.com

Let's face it. Business is busy.<p>It's easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and just do everything as if on autopilot, without much thought for the bigger issues at stake. I have personally been in hyperbusy mode the past few weeks. In addition to this thrice-weekly column and producing a weekly …

Time Management

30 Career Moves You Should Make By The Time You Are 30

Making these moves in your twenties will pay off in your thirties and beyond.<p>For many people, their twenties can be a rich time for personal self-discovery–a period when you’re more willing to take risks and maybe even make mistakes along the way.<p>But they can also be some of the most formative …

STOCKS RALLY, GOLD TUMBLES: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,055.42, +111.6, (+0.6%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,977.10, +9.5, (+0.5%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,440.42, +24.9, (+0.6%)<p>And now, the top stories of the day:<p>1) <b>Citigroup reported second quarter adjusted earnings per share of $1.24, better than the $1.06 that analysts were expecting.</b> Citigroup's revenue …

Global stocks recover on Citi news, dollar steady | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar traded near break-even and global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by Citigroup’s earnings and as investors put aside concerns about euro zone banks and took heart in a fresh round of merger and acquisition activity.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York …

Here's The Real Story Behind The Founding Of CYNK, The Mysterious Penny Stock With The Surge That Shocked The Internet

CYNK was founded in Nevada by a businessman named John Kueber in 2008. The company appears to be dedicated to a website called Introbiz that purports to help people connect to celebrities and business leaders for a fee. However, CYNK does not appear to have ever had assets, revenue, or more than …

Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

Guest Post by Jess Millis<p>There are quite a few rules and tips that Jim Collins has churned out in his time, and where there may be students essay …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning | Inc.com

Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles become sore so that waking leaves you groggy. Rather than shuffle through your …

Commuting

7 Things Successful People Do Every Day

I have been interviewing over 30 multimillionaires, 5 billionaires, world-class athletes, NYT bestselling authors, and billionaires. Moreover, having …

Your 'High-Earning Years': Salary Secrets For Your 20s, 30s And 40s

When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions—and raises—right?<p>As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women’s pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

The Most Important Decision You Have To Make, If You Want To Be Successful

Let me give you three different real world examples, involving three separate (slightly disguised) entrepreneurs, and see if you can find the one common solution.<p>Barbara returned to her hometown in the upper Midwest following a messy divorce. A wonderful cook with an outgoing personality, she …

Networking 101: Real-Life Tips on How to Upgrade Your Circle’s Value

(Image: Thinkstock)<p>The age-old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” still rings true for many opportunities for your prospective …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How To Stay Super Motivated

There are two elements needed to succeed in business.<p>The first is a good strategy – making sure you’re heading in the right direction and focusing on the most valuable opportunities.<p>The second is how well you do your work. You must perform with speed, positivity, efficiency and drive to achieve …

Eliminate These 8 Things From Your Day

Every day, make the commitment not to:<p><b>1. Check my phone while I'm talking to someone.</b><p>You've done it. You've played the, "Is that your phone? Oh, it must be mine," game. You've tried the you-think-sly-but-actually-really-obvious downwards glance. You've done the, "Wait, let me answer this text..." …

20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

Family isn’t always blood. They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously | Inc.com

Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make it happen. In essence, I work to put others first, and to be more likeable, to end up …

Self-improvement

3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

The kids are out of school, ready to spend their summer taking a break, resting up and getting ready to start their school year refreshed in the …

3 Keys to Success in Life (That Will Change You in 2018)

Do you want to program your mind and hack your body to stay in a positive state, a state of action taking throughout the day? I suggest you read …

Comment on 25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25 by 24 LinkedIn "Endorsements" Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

[…] is one thing. But peace of mind that you’ll always come through for the company (#11 on the popular career list)…that’s worth a pretty penny […]

9 Things We Regret Not Doing in Our 20s

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Time Management

10 Life Lessons People Should Learn Before They Turn 30

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

Motivation