Danny Rickard

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The 14 Habits of Highly Organized People You Should Follow

These tips from organization experts will set you up for a goof-proof, productive morning.<p>Waking up 10 to 15 minutes before the rest of the house can …

Time Management

His Company Is Growing 300 Percent a Year -- Because He Took Jobs He Wasn't Fully Prepared For

If you're willing, agile, attuned to the market and ready to learn, there's never a wrong time to change your business plan.<p>This story appears in the July 2018 issue of . Subscribe »<p>It was supposed to be a simple job: The legendary Los Angeles-based grocery and liquor delivery company Pink Dot had …

Business Strategy

Two Powerful Types Of Checklists You Must Use

Have you ever spent hours preparing a big presentation only to find your laptop battery out of charge moments before speaking?<p>Or perhaps you’ve tried to outsource time-consuming tasks in your business, like setting up an ad campaign, only to find the person responsible “forgets” several vital steps.<p>…

Productivity

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

TED Talk's Head of Conferences Reveals the Secret to Giving a Better Presentation, Every Time

Cultivate your own storytelling technique to create an engrossing talk for any audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Storytelling is a tradition as old as humanity itself. Stories unify us, drawing us out of our world and into that of someone else. We tell stories to …

Public Speaking

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for …

Happiness

Doubting Yourself Can Stifle Your Career. Overcome Your Anxiety With These 2 Simple Words

Don't let your mistakes define you.<p>We've all made mistakes that have haunted us. If the misstep wasn't bad enough, the subsequent feelings of self-doubt cause us to second-guess ourselves from that point on and stymies our progress. We chastise and criticize ourselves until our confidence is …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Alzheimer's Disease

5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today

These five podcasts are hosted by entrepreneurs who can help you build your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, it is crucial to keep learning. Entrepreneurship is all about solving problems with creative …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 10 CRM Companies for Business Owners

The market has become flooded with customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, making it incredibly difficult to narrow the field enough to find the right CRM software for your needs. If you have a good idea of what you’re looking for, however, the sheer number of options can be beneficial, …

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Be Unreasonable in Pursuing Your Goals

There is no law of attraction, just the law of action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not the smartest guy out there. When I can’t beat you in words, I can beat you in work. A lot of you spend too much time thinking, reading, planning and strategizing, yet you never …

Motivation

5 Proven (and Not Obvious) Ways to Avoid Burning Out

Burnout is a serious matter that one in two employees has felt or will feel. These high numbers only confirm how important it is to understand and manage the symptoms accordingly.<p>The dreaded B word. Burnout. Whether it's while building your career or finishing your degree, feeling burnout at some …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>1 of 10<p>Restate Your Goals<p>Deciding between the remote control and your running shoes? It isn’t easy to get out the door without a clear reason to run. "If you can’t answer, Why am I doing this?, you won‘t last long," says …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

Customer Service Is The New Marketing

<i>Customer service is the new marketing.</i> This statement may sound suspect coming from me, a customer service consultant; it sounds like an example of “when you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail” thinking on my part, or even the “drunk looking for his keys under the lamppost because …

Customer Experience

Try This Exercise to Be a Better Speaker, and Have More Fun in a Room Full of People

This nugget of mental jiu jitsu has turned many nervous executives into great speakers.<p>Public Speaking makes people very nervous. Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that most people would rather be in the casket than speaking at their own funeral. And, it makes sense. Public speaking is dangerous! Look …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …