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The Real Reason Napoleon Hill Grew Rich (Hint: It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

It is arguable that no figure has had a bigger impact on the emergence of the multibillion-dollar personal improvement industry than Napoleon Hill, author of the 1937 book <i>T</i><i>hink and Grow Rich</i>.<p>It was Hill who first wrote about the still-popular concept of Mastermind Groups, which involves …

Self-improvement

Women Advancement in the Workplace

Whatever Your Career, Empower & Take Charge.<p>Learn how to accelerate your career success – Sign up for our #womenadvance newsletter<p>Solutions for …

3 Public Speaking Lessons From the Most Famous Inaugural Addresses | Inc.com

While all presidential speeches bear a good deal of significance (and some are even funny), none are more symbolic, iconic, and heavily scrutinized than the inaugural address.<p>In addition to setting the the tone and expectations for the next four years in U.S. history, the speech must rouse and …

Public Speaking

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

Reality TV

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

10 Rules That Will Help You Win Negotiations | Inc.com

Why do you negotiate? Three simple reasons:<p>You want something from the other side and are willing to give something in return.<br>• The other side wants what you have to give, and is willing to give you what you want.<br>• Both of you want to make a deal.<p>Here are the 10 rules to make those negotiations …

Selling

There Are Only 4 Times You Should Agree to Work for Free | Inc.com

"We'd love to have a best-selling author write for us. We don't pay writers but you'd gain a lot of exposure." I receive invitations like that all the time.<p>I also receive invitations to speak for free. Sometimes organizations even expect me to pay for my own airfare -- which means it'd actually …

Time I

If You Do This, Your Life Will Be Changed in 2017--Guaranteed | Inc.com

If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting a lot out of it. No matter what your experience, it's time to take another look at this …

Meditation

Forge An Ecosystem...And, Secure Your Fit in The New Economy | Inc.com

Here is simple assumption for you to get your head around: Businesses will always seek to establish new types of partner relationships that clearly define mutual gain for the parties involved. Fairly straight-forward, right?<p>Of course it is! And, it's because of this hypothesis that businesses of …

Innovation

The Unusual Interview Question a Top Team Builder Always Asks | Inc.com

"I think that the fastest way to grow a business is to connect with your customers, not convince them."<p>Business Growth Advisor and Consultant Nigel Green shared that thought with me on a recent podcast interview, and I haven't been able to get the phrase out of my head ever since.<p>Green, who helped …

Marketing Strategy

The 4-Step Guide to Refining Your Innovation Process | Inc.com

Time: you can kill it, call it, serve it, save it, make it, or get it to fly. But one thing entrepreneurs should not do with it, per David Schonthal, is leave it in a liquid state. Constraint, properly harnessed, can be one of the most powerful forces behind ingenuity. And no constraint is more …

Creativity

#10 Daily Habits to Learn from Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether you are just getting your startup off the ground or you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you need a couple of habits to help you develop, grow, …

Are You Underpaid? Here's How to Find Out for Sure (and What to Do About It) | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered if you should be getting paid more? If you haven't asked yourself that question, you should. Don't just assume that you're getting a fair salary. Instead, invest a little time in finding out what a fair pay scale is for your work. You may be surprised at what you learn.<p>Here …

Employment

Here's How to Tell If Your 'Impossible' Idea Will Really Work, According to a Billionaire Entrepreneur | Inc.com

You have what you think is a brilliant new idea for a product, company, book, or other project. You've shown it to a bunch of experts, and they've all told you the same thing: It'll never work. Are they smarter than you? Or just too set in their ways to see the big opportunity you do. Wouldn't it …

High Blood Pressure

How to Succeed in Business Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Use these principles in business and in life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a chaotic world, where the dichotomy between the haves and the have-nots is increasingly more apparent with each subsequent year. It's a world where people are immersed in a …

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

Do you drop $10 to $15 on fast-casual lunches every day? Are you quick to buy something you don't actually need? Do you make purchases to keep up with the same level of luxury your friends enjoy?<p>These seemingly small habits, and many more, could be keeping you from saving hundreds, even thousands, …

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

Try these simple tips to overcome the fear of failure

<i>“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”</i> — Winston Churchill<p>Everyone wants success! No one wants to …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

5 TED Talks to Help You Find Your Purpose in Life

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's a question that can cause an incredible amount of anxiety as the years go by. At what age are you …

Want to Propel Your Business Forward in 2017? Stop Doing These 17 Things | Inc.com

A new year is an opportunity to start with a clean slate and make major strides toward reaching your business goals.<p>But even with the best intentions, bad habits can derail your progress even before you start. Here are 17 bad habits to break, so you can propel your business forward:<p>1. Comparing …

Business Strategy

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

Books

Personal Success Made Simple by Brian Tracy

Lesson 1: Make Your Life a Masterpiece<p>It’s time to discover how to access the unlimited potential you were born with. The first step: deciding …

Motivation

Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come.<p>Its first foray in business has been …

Starting Out at 40: A Plan for Greater Health and Fitness

Like at the start of any new year, at my gym we have had a few new faces turn up at our door looking for help getting into shape. <b>Over the years my</b> …

Exercise

Got Bright, Creative Kids? Here are 5 Smart Gifts They'll Love | Inc.com

'Tis the season for gifting, and guardians of brilliant children can find it challenging to find the perfect present. Here are a few options for kids that you'll feel good about giving and they'll love receiving:<p>A monthly subscription box for kids, this awesome tool helps children learn about …

Kids

How the hot startup that stole Apple's thunder wound up in Silicon Valley's graveyard

As struggling smartwatch maker Pebble discussed selling itself to Fitbit, a larger competitor in the wearable technology market, the chatter among the Pebble team was that they would continue working on their product under the wing of a new, more stable corporate parent.<p>Fitbit's co-founder James …

Opinion: 20 simple ways you can be smarter about your money

Meb Faber asked a bunch of us bloggers to give him our top 3-5 most-read blog posts of the year. I looked back at my trusty Google Analytics for the …

Automation Won't Create New Jobs Like Technology Did In The Past

“Increased productivity leads to more wealth, cheaper goods, greater spending power and ultimately, more jobs,” said the Wall Street Journal in the latest entry in the counterpoint to articles declaring the end of work.<p>People should trust things will work out and know the weight of historic …

Economics