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Gap Found a Way to Earn an Extra $2.9 Million (And You Won't Believe How Simple It Is)

Especially in the retail industry, inconsistent work schedules are bad for business.<p>Scheduling instability is a consistent challenge for people who work in the retail industry. Most people in the sector only work part-time and often have no indication from week to week whether they'll mostly be on …

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you ... Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about …

Self-help

Fashion is dead and there’s no coming back

High fashion is truly dead.<p>Last week, legendary fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino — the latter a favorite of the British royal …

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now | Inc.com

May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I remember sitting on my dad's lap and having him read them to me …

Iron Man

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 …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine | Inc.com

Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. Follow these nine simple habits to see your success skyrocket. By sticking to …

Self-improvement

Anna Deavere Smith on How to Break the Paradox of Procrastination

“If I swim a mile, the first half hour might be drudgery, but somewhere in the middle it catches fire.”<p><i>“Live immediately,”</i> Seneca exhorted in his timeless 2,000-year-old meditation on the shortness of life. <i>“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present,”</i> philosopher Alan …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life | HelloCare

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

Spirituality

10 habits of super likeable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

We all encounter challenges in life that can be hard to overcome.<p>However, many people have encountered the same kinds of problems in the past. That’s …

Happiness expert says an easy way to strengthen any relationship starts with adjusting the way you say hello and goodbye

Gretchen Rubin, author of "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," says you don't need to reinvent a relationship to make it stronger. Starting with how you greet and say goodbye is a terrific can vastly improve that connection. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>This</i> …

Happiness

These wings are called ‘irresistible’ for a reason

Way back in the early 1980s, I came up with a chicken wing recipe. It started as a refrigerator-clearing exercise, using a little of this and that from jars. The first batch was terrific, and because I had, literally, taken a little of this and a little of that, I was unable to replicate what I had …

Time I

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Good Fonts for Business Cards<p><i>by Kevin Johnston</i><p>When you design a business card for your small business, you have to balance two conflicting goals: …

Typography

24 Things You Need to Let Go to Be Truly Happy | Inc.com

If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing activity. To make sure you're moving in the direction …

Happiness

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:<p>Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves<br>• Anger about …

Mindfulness

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

Small Things You Do Can Make You Way More Productive, Here's How

<i>Blink.</i><p>It’s 9:50 AM. Work starts in 10 minutes; I am punctual, awake, and ready for the day. <i>Awesome</i>.<p><i>Blink.</i><p>1:00 PM.<p>Wait, what?!<p>I shut my eyes tightly …

Time Management

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night | Inc.com

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Minimalism

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Self-improvement