Chris Dumas

37 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Following | @ChrisDumas2017 | I am a district sales manager for NAPA heavy duty and filtration. I have experience in all walks of life and simply want to see people succeed.

12 Motivation Hacks from the Best of the Best

Use these inspiring lessons from the most motivated in the world to reach your goals all the time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no reason why committing to self-improvement and goals should be tied to New Year's Day. Every day can be a day for motivation with …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

Employment

How to Go From a Good Idea to a Great Execution | Inc.com

1. Define your telos.<p>Telos, from Greek, is an ultimate aim or core function. A knife's telos is cutting, a writer's telos is writing or telling stories. Marshall's telos is giving.<p>What is yours? Knowing your telos helps you be precise about your purpose.<p>2. Prototype your idea.<p>Goldsmith didn't go …

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Positive Thinking

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Gluten-Free

How to Succeed Despite Your Bad Boss

Working under a bad boss is something many of us experience at least once in our careers. Don't let it derail you.<p>A supervisor who routinely acts …

6 Tools You Won't Be Able to Live Without if You Work Remotely | Inc.com

Today, I did business with the United States, Japan, and Canada, all from my laptop in South Korea. For the past two years, I've run my business entirely remotely from anywhere I could find an internet connection.<p>And it's not just me--remote work is on the rise, increasing 115 percent over the last …

Project Management

10 Ways Successful People Transform Themselves From Good to Great | Inc.com

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional wellbeing, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Self-improvement

You Need to Stop These 9 Bad Email Habits | Inc.com

Lately, I've been super aware of my email habits and intent on correcting the bad ones.<p>I attribute this renewed email awareness to three things: the end-of-year flurry of work that results in an overflowing in box, my recent work with a business coach (more on this to come in future columns) and …

Sexual Harassment

How To Build Your Personal Coaching Brand And Get Clients To Trust You

Half the battle of working with a client is getting them to like and trust you on a personal level. They need to connect with your personal brand in a way that makes them feel comfortable and willing to work with you.<p>According to a report by Quicksprout, one of the ways to build your brand is to be …

Marketing

5 Ways to Fill Your New Year With Personal Growth and Advancement Opportunities | Inc.com

Growth and advancement opportunities happen for people in the right place, right time. Right?<p>Wrong.<p>Actually, good fortune comes to those who are fortunately good enough at <i>attracting</i> opportunity. If that's not you, don't despair. Here are five ways you can create your own opportunities for personal …

Nobel Prize

9 Ways Bad Managers Drive Away Talented Employees | Inc.com

Every Sunday night I felt like I was going to puke. The thought of going in to work the next day on Monday morning was enough to give me anxiety to the point where I felt nauseous.<p>You see, I was dealing with an abusive micro-managing boss and a corporate culture that enabled this type of management …

Leadership

Why Hiring For Experience Often Isn't The Right Choice

Growth is notoriously tricky to manage and maintain. In 2015, my company made the Inc. 500 list for the third year in a row, but soon afterward we began struggling to keep pace with our growth and hiring needs. The solution seemed to be to bring on more “experienced” hires—especially at the account …

Human Resources

12 Questions to Ask Your Boss in 2018 | Inc.com

According to 2017 Gallop research, globally 67% of the workforce is disengaged in their jobs. These individuals are difficult to spot because they generally are relatively happy but do the bare minimum and aren't usually sure what it is they are supposed to focus on or how their performance is …

Leadership

1 Tool That Will Make Your Conversations Flow Better | Inc.com

Years ago, as a rookie reporter for my hometown newspaper, I received a valuable piece of advice from a mentor I admire and respect. Not only is he a great writer and storyteller, he also has a way of connecting with people that seems both effortless and heartfelt. I wanted to learn his …

Self-help

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of …

Entrepreneurship

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Leadership

6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

Silicon Valley may be the technology hub of the United States, but there are exciting things happening in tech around the country as well, including several real estate startups cropping up in New York that could have national implications.<p>With CBRE’s acquisition of Floored in January, I noted that …

Real Estate

This Is the Only Farewell Email You Need to Send When Leaving Your Job

It's nuanced.<p>A goodbye letter can tell you a lot about an employee.<p>When Marissa Mayer left Yahoo in June, the infamous micro-manager sent her staff a …

10 Business And Personal Tasks You Should List On Your Calendar

I can’t live without my calendar. It’s the primary tool that I rely on to remain organized and productive. In fact, I check my calendar every evening and morning to know what exactly is going on in my life.<p>Of course, there has to be a method to the madness. If you list every miniscule task onto …

Productivity

Destiny 2 Masterworks Weapons Will Get Update To More Consistently Drop

The Masterworks weapon system was one of the most significant gameplay additions to Destiny 2 since its release, as it essentially functions as an entirely new weapon tier. But, as it is a brand-new mechanic, there are some issues that need to be worked out. Recently, Bungie revealed what sort of …

Destiny 2

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up in their careers and yet promotions routinely pass them …

Leadership

How self-made millionaires get rich working for others

If you never thought that you could become a millionaire by working for someone else, think again.<p>Tom Corley, the author of "Rich Habits," explains what executives do to set themselves apart.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Tom Corley:</b> There are really three groups of millionaires.<p>Hi, this is …

3 Wearables Stocks to Buy for 2018

Apple and Garmin aren't surprising winners in wearables, but what about the company that makes new wearable tech possible?<p>The wearable device …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

This formula will make you happier at work and at home in 2018 | Inc.com

Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows that people who have more personal resources like …

Happiness

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …