David Montgomery

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

Parenting

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

These simple, time-proven techniques will help you become more organized and productive.<p>We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Parenting

5 Masterful Ways That People With Emotional Intelligence Avoid Drama and Conflict | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers were asked to forecast the 10 job skills they feel will be an absolute requirement by the year 2020.<p>Coming in at number six was emotional intelligence, which surprisingly landed above more cognitive skills like "judgment and decision-making" and …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Reasons Why You Need to Be Coachable (If You Want to Advance) | Inc.com

<b>Coaching Reinforces Company Vision and Mission</b>. <br>When an employee is open to coaching, they are open to seeing the connection between their specific responsibilities and the company vision. Every company has a vision and mission that they are trying to achieve, but bringing all employees to the same …

Leadership

This 7-Step Formula Will Help You Reach Your Dreams in 2018. | Inc.com

Any serious achiever knows the importance and effectiveness of writing down their goals. It's not uncommon for very successful people to read their goals list at the beginning of each and every day upon awakening in the morning. Most people will not dispute the effectiveness in this daily ritual. …

Motivation

Use Self-Made Billionaire Ray Dalio's 2-Minute Rule to Radically Improve Your Meetings | Inc.com

Why do so many of us hate meetings? There's no shortage of reasons, from wasting time in entirely unnecessary get togethers, to overlong scheduling, and meandering conversations. But somewhere towards the top of nearly everyone's meeting pet peeve list is oafish meeting behavior.<p>I'm sure you've …

Hedge Funds

This CEO Built a $200 Million Empire Before He Turned 30. Here Are His 7 Tips for Starting a Business | Inc.com

What does it take to create a multi-million dollar empire, is it luck, is it finding the right market? Lawrence Ng built a $200 million business empire before he turned the age of 30. When Ng was 21 years old, he decided to take his knowledge of digital marketing and strike out on his own, sinking …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Dramatically Improve Your Work Life? Start Having Radically Candid Conversations | Inc.com

We were in a trendy restaurant in east London. The conversation and drinks were flowing. At the end of the meal, my friend muttered, "This is going to be an awkward conversation." When the restaurant manager was in range, my buddy signaled him over. With chagrin, he stated that the steak was …

Leadership

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do) | Inc.com

No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Things Positive People Do Differently

Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But …

There's a 'fatal' flaw in cryptocurrencies which means they can never be real currencies

LONDON — Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether will never become true currencies because of a series of "fatal" flaws, a senior economist at the Swiss banking giant UBS says.<p>At a roundtable discussion attended by Business Insider on Thursday, Paul Donovan, the global chief economist at UBS's …

Cryptocurrency

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression | Inc.com

I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front of people I don't know and I'm nervous, but only at first. I feel like I belong there (which, if you think about it, is a nice definition of confidence).<p>Stick me in a …

Personality

4 Unmistakable Signs It's Time to Leave Your Company | Inc.com

A 2009 survey conducted by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, authors of <i>T</i><i>oxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power</i>, found that 64 percent of people were currently working with someone they considered toxic, and 94 percent said they had worked with someone toxic …

The Workplace

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

Gartner’s Brian Blau on the State of the VR & AR Industries

Brian Blau is the vice president of research for personal technologies at Gartner Research where he’s in the business of making predictions about the …

Augmented Reality

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else? | Inc.com

The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times for recharging.<p>While high performers use the weekend to recharge, they don't completely shut-down. Instead, they use the weekend …

High Level

How I Went From $50,000 in Debt to Building a $30 Million Business in 7 Years | Inc.com

$50,000. In debt.<p>It was 9 P.M., June 2008. I was sitting alone in the office, sweaty, exhausted, and worried. That sinking feeling in my stomach got worse as I calculated the bills my business owed. I had no one else I could turn to: My business partner left, and I had no employees.<p>Up till then, we …

Entrepreneurship

Learn The 5 Key Elements of Powerful Leadership Language | Inc.com

Learning the language of leadership is, in a sense, like doing a whole person make-over. It means going from "me" to "we" in more than just the words.<p>Getting to be a leader has lots of ego words. It means proving you are good, actually great at what you do. In fact, using the word "great" over and …

Leadership

Ask This One Question to Test If Your Company Has a Great Workplace | Inc.com

Every organization has its own set of values, which are typically words or phrases the organization believes in or wants to represent. Values help guide the organization's culture and actions. Oftentimes these values include words or phrases such as <i>trust, transparency, fun, innovation, …

Employment

Wireless VR Kits Coming To US Market; TPCast Opening Office In Silicon Valley

TPCast is preparing to release its wireless Vive upgrade in the U.S. market, and the company is setting up shop over here to support the demand. …

A virtual reality experience just won an Oscar for the first time

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s project explores the experience of Mexican refugees<p>The Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that a special Oscar statuette will be presented to already two-time Oscar-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s <i>Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically</i> …

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018 | Inc.com

The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different industries. If you're thinking about starting a business or changing careers, or if you just want to keep up with new developments in the …

Digital Marketing

How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science | Inc.com

Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience.<p>In a recent interview with award-winning podcaster David Burkus, she gave some keen …

George Mason

10 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself Today | Inc.com

Happiness, life satisfaction and the daily habits of the most successful people are topics which researchers love to study. And what they consistently find is that individuals who reach the end of their lives feeling fulfilled, grateful and devoid of regrets do so by being intentional with how they …

Happiness