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8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success

Open up to new ways of thinking and you'll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all met people who are full of negativity and skepticism, who always second-guess everything and criticize those around them.<p>Their negative …

Self-improvement

5 Things You Can Do Every Morning to Have a More Productive Day

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you check your cell phone, worry about yesterday’s problems, or find yourself grumbling about all …

Time Management

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

Body Language

20 Home Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Business Ideas Startup<p>Startup 101 was written in the last week as I was requested by some young entrepreneur minded email. Entrepreneurial life is …

9 Things Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know

Well, that’s the million-dollar question, right? Everyone in the world of real estate financing wishes there was an easy, straight-forward answer. …

Understanding employee benefits: What happens when you leave your job?

<b>This content is brought to you by Liberty Corporate*</b><p><b>By Arno Loots*</b><p>Choosing to leave a job is a tough decision. It is usually a long-drawn out …

Retirement

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top | Inc.com

The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 successful executives who credit simple daily habits for helping them …

Success

Skyrocketing Your Success: 5 Lessons From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

When you’re looking for an idea for a business, there is never a shortage of people eager to impart their ideas. In fact, as soon as entrepreneurs announce we’re pursuing an entrepreneurial endeavor, friends come out of the woodwork to offer perspective, parents insist on weighing in, and we’re …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

5 Habits to Ditch Now for a Super Successful Future | Inc.com

If it's true that our habits determine our future, knowing our habits and where they take us is one of the most important things we can do to shape that future.<p>Good habits will help us build success, while our bad habits will draw us off the path. It's the simple law of cause and effect. If you …

Motivation

The Ugly Story of South Dallas

A new documentary explores the history of segregation, discriminatory policies, and racially motivated bombings that shaped two neighborhoods.<p>Jim Crow segregation. Discriminatory housing policies. Racial violence. These are inescapable elements of America’s urban history. In every city, it’s the …

10 basic rules to follow if you want to invest your money in stocks

If you've maxed out your 401(k), have a fully funded emergency account, and are prepared for bigger, upcoming purchases, you may want to consider investing in the stock market.<p>After all, there are several compelling reasons to invest in stocks, financial journalist Andrew Tobias explains in the …

Investing

6 Dividend Stocks That Are Good for Retirees

We offer a mix of high-yielders and companies with strong dividend-growth prospects.<p>Wall street is in love with dividend stocks—maybe too much so. …

Investing

Opinion: 6 favorite dividend stocks from a conservative money manager

Michael Binger, a senior portfolio manager at Gradient Investments, which oversees $1 billion, shared a list of some of his favorite dividend stocks. …

Investing

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

5 Habits of Happy People

Why design yourself? Maybe you don't need to, but there may be some of us who feel we've evolved from one season to the next and we're clueless as to where we want to go. Maybe we know where we want to go but don't know how to get there. Together, let's build a plan that will help us grow as women, …

Happiness

CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured

Classified pictures showing CIA captives bruised, blindfolded and bound raise new questions about US’s willingness to use ‘sexual humiliation’ on suspects<p>The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal.<p>A former US official who had seen …

Human Rights

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

People who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don't succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to consistently …

Personal Finance

5 simple etiquette habits that help the rich get ahead, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Manners matter.<p>"You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people," writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." "Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social settings."<p>Corley would …

Self-improvement

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Knew

Buying or selling a home is a complicated process. And you can make it even more challenging when you make some of the more common buying or selling …

Real Estate

Fighting the Housing Crisis by Attacking Climate Change

While the presidential candidates continue a disheartening debate about whether or not climate change is real, my home state of California has taken the discussion to a whole new level: We're showing that smart policies to protect our climate can help address other critical challenges, like …

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Self-improvement

Mediafly Uses SAP Ariba Platform To Help Fund Hypergrowth & Sidestep Dilutive Finance Options

There is a lot of talk about alternative funding sources for entrepreneurs fighting the cash flow beast. And since traditional lenders aren’t in the business of high-risk and VCs focus on only about 2% of the business plans they review, there is plenty of room in the market for alternative funders …

Small Business

The hidden dark side of entrepreneurship no one talks about

<i>It’s not all fame and glory.</i><p>People tend to glorify the glamor and fame of entrepreneurship. We place successful entrepreneurs on a pedestal without …

Entrepreneurship

How to get your job application noticed every time

I love reading relationship advice on Reddit. Users on there ask some pretty interesting questions, and are very honest in their answers. They’re also mostly delusional. Check out this really interesting post I came across a little while ago:<p>Tons of guys say things like “I’m smart, nice, I make …

Employment

7 Smart Ways To Invest $1,000

You’d like to learn how to invest $1,000.<p><i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don’t many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you’re new to investing? Where do you start?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it’s not enough to know some …

Retirement

11 (Free) Easy Ways to Quickly Increase Your Credit Score

Here's how to significantly increase your credit score within one or two months--all without spending a dime.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the</i> …

Personal Finance