Charles Praska

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8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are …

8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May, 2016, found that what students read in college directly effects the …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

Bill Gates

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

7 Must-Read Books From Entrepreneurs in the Trenches

The right books can help you grow both as a person and an entrepreneur. Here's a few book recommendations from seasoned entrepreneurs.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Aside from incredible success, what do Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Mark …

Entrepreneurship

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Some of you <i>may</i> have noticed that the esteemed Mr. Gaiman is my favorite living author. Even if he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s hard not to …

Creative Writing

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

5 Powerful Books to Hack Your Life for Success

Books that will help you enhance your life<p>Recently over lunch, a friend asked me which book was my favorite all time? I told him that a book which I loved was The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. He pushed and asked me for my top five books on success.<p>Here is my list, in no particular order. …

Self-improvement

24 Books Successful People Read

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement.<p>People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement, which often is served in the form of a book. Here are two dozen good ones, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Zero to One: …

Peter Thiel

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

Research shows your mood in the morning affects your productivity all day.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>A morning ritual sure sounds …

Happiness

This Photo Kit Will Take Your iPhone Photography to the Next Level

Mobile photography company ollocip has just dropped a photo kit that will take your photography to the next level. Designed specifically for the …

Mobile Photography

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact …

Mental Health

A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

The Secret to Being Happy

In this clip from 'Maximum Achievement: The Brian Tracy Story,' Tracy shares his thoughts on achieving peace of mind.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brian Tracy spent nearly 4,000 hours studying human psychology and understanding how people can be happier and …

Thought Leadership

A family therapist says too many parents make the same mistake and end up with spoiled kids

Having kids of your own complicates the situation somewhat. You hate to see them upset, but you also hate being glared at. You're frustrated, but you also know that you'll be even more frustrated in the future if you give your kid exactly what they want when they want it.<p>But if there's one …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

Save money easily: 9 ways you're wasting cash and don't even realize it

Millennials work hard for their money: young workers clock longer hours than any previous generation, with 73% of millennials reporting work weeks …

Personal Finance

The Perfect Natural Wellness Trend for Your Zodiac Sign

With a slew of new wellness trends set to slay 2017, there’s no way we’ll ever have time to explore them all (no matter how many productivity hacks we try!). So we thought the best way to sift through all the self-care choices is by pairing each natural wellness practice with the zodiac sign …

Kitten fur-scented perfume exists in case you wanna smell like cat hair

This sounds totally random, but have you any interest in…smelling like cat hair? Hey, we don’t judge: Smell how you wanna smell! Anywho, if this …

7 High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Are Actually Safe

It’s still a difficult time for income investors. Interest rates are predicted to rise in 2017, and Treasury yields are creeping up. But a 10-year …

Investing

Want to Literally 'Reverse the Aging Process'? Science Says Do This Every Day

Do this every day, and you can "reverse some manifestations of aging," according to a new study.<p>For eons, people have dreamed that we might one day find some kind of fountain of youth. The scientists at the Mayo Clinic--who don't exactly talk in that kind of mythical language--might well have come …

Exercise

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

Improve Your Reading Comprehension by Writing Three-Sentence Summaries

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used with diligent note taking, can help you …

Writing

The Spring Fiction Reading Guide

We could say that the last dregs of winter make for a nice time to curl up with a book, or that you should be building your spring pile now—but, …

5 of the Most Inspirational Poems to Restore Your Mental Grit and Courage

These outstanding verses offer a pick-me-up that's better than a million cups of coffee.<p>It's okay.<p>No, really. It's okay if you're not feeling 100 percent today. Nobody feels like they can conquer the Orcs of life or Tom Brady their career to the end goal all the time. But you know what's not okay? …

Literature