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10 public speaking mistakes successful people don't make

After interviewing successful professionals such as Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte and Michael Port on my podcast, Improving Public Speaking, I have discovered what high achievers consider these mistakes to be.<p>The mistakes most professionals make in public speaking include:<p>When speaking in public, you …

Public Speaking

How to master essential life skills

Matthew Peyton/Comedy Central/"Broad City"<p>If you haven't mastered some of the most essential life skills already, it may be time to take a different approach.<p>Whether you're looking to listen better or negotiate for a raise, here are 13 surprising ways you can master some essential life skills.<p>View …

Success

7 Small Ways You Cheat On Your Spouse Without Realizing It

<i>By Clayton Olson</i><p>Most of us think that cheating is the ultimate act of relationship betrayal.<p>But let's get real -- people don't just suddenly decide to trash their marriage vows like that out of nowhere. They don't go to bed 100 percent bed faithful and then wake up with adulterous morning …

'Shark Tank' guest investor Chris Sacca breaks down his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>This week he's making his "Shark Tank" debut, an experience he told Business Insider took him back to "all the reasons I got into this business in the …

Venture Capital

The 5 questions you're bound to be asked in a Wall Street internship interview

You know how competitive Wall Street internships are — so if you land an interview with a bank, you want to come prepared.<p>To help you out, we spoke with a former analyst at a bulge-bracket bank who has been through the whole process.<p>He told us the five most common technical questions he encountered …

Wall Street

The 30-Minute Stepup Workout | Men's Health

Gaddour has broken up the workout into three 10-minute segments. Each section features a new stepup variation to improve your speed (minutes 1 to 10), strength (minutes 11 to 20), or stamina (minutes 21 to 30). Watch Gaddour demonstrate each one in the video above.<p>By the time 30 minutes is up, …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Selfies

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

The 22 books you should read before you quit your job to start a business

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with.<p>He's still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we'd seen each other since I'd given up on the industry in favor of entrepreneurship.<p>During his visit we talked a lot about the Architecture industry as a whole, our …

Self-improvement

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

7 Important Signs You're Destined To Be An Entrepreneur

We’re all entrepreneurs these days, aren’t we? We constantly sell ourselves with our appearance, our social online skills, and by bargaining with our …

5 Reasons You’ll Never Be a Millionaire (and How to Fix That) | Inc.com

What if you could retire early, travel the world, or fund that brilliant business idea you've had tucked away in the corner of your mind?<p>Well, it certainly won't happen by accident, and despite your best efforts, you might just be standing in your own way.<p>See if you're doing any of these things …

Personal Finance

7 Time Management Mistakes That Are a Complete Waste of Time | Inc.com

For most of us, it seems there's never enough time in the day. We all have the same 24 hours, so why is it that some people achieve so much more than others?<p>The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most …

Time Management

How Being a Boring Investor Can Make You Rich

Think like a millionaire and learn how to boost your returns without resorting to exotic—or risky—investment strategies.<p>Most millionaires don’t rely …

Investing

My Love for Dividend Paying Stocks Made Me Create My Own ETF

When I was a young boy my mother would always tell me "never spend the principal only the dividends." I had no idea what she was talking about. She had a habit of taking a portion of her weekly paycheck and investing it in large cap dividend paying stocks. During her whole life she kept the account …

Investing