Derek Isham

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You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

Nobel Prize

The 5-Minute Workout Finisher to Take Your Fitness to the Next Level

Five minutes. It’s just 300 seconds — the equivalent of a short coffee break or a quick text conversation with friends. But don’t let a measly five …

A day in the life of Tony Robbins, who sleeps 3 hours a night before waking up to an 'adrenal support cocktail' and a plunge into freezing water

The energy you see on stage with Tony Robbins isn't an act — he brings it to all aspects of his life.<p>In a typical year, the life coach will travel the world for 60 events ranging from a few hours to several days, go on media tours for his latest project, monitor the 33 companies he has invested in, …

Tony Robbins

You'll Never Become an Expert In Anything Unless You Embrace This 1 Truth

Want to be an expert? It's not about what you know. It's what you don't.<p>To uncover the secrets of success, everyone looks to industry experts and global influencers for answers. After all, they've been there and done that. However, replicating Oprah's daily habit or waking up at 5 A.M. every …

Self-improvement

MIT researchers have isolated a strategy to help kids grow up to be more successful — but most parents are afraid to do it

So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way—always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics and abilities.<p>Perhaps you also try to show them that hard work will always pay off—and maybe make yourself feel better in front of them—by hiding your struggles …

JFK's father used a simple trick to spot market bubbles — and you can too

I'm not sounding the alarm on the entire market, but I think it is past the point where buying certain very popular technology companies is a good idea.<p>In fact, I'd go as far as to say that you do not want to own this group of companies today.<p>More on that in a moment. First, let's look back at some …

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

3 Steps to Create Powerful Results in Any Area of Your Life

Whether your goal is to lose weight, go back to school, be a great parent or start your own business, follow this method for guaranteed success.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oftentimes, budding entrepreneurs wonder how I've managed to transform my life from …

Motivation

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Stocks That Turned $8,000 Into $125,000 in 5 Years

Few companies have performed quite as well as 22nd Century Group, Willian Group, and EnviroStar.<p>There may be a sense of safety in size, but many …

Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Development Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design …

Tip: How to Develop an Adonis Belt

Here's how to build the sexiest muscle there is.<p>Those Sexy Iliac Furrows<p>When Cosmopolitan or some other insipid publication talks about sexy male …

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

How Self-Talk Determines Your Destiny

Discover the tips to positive self-talk that will help you control your inner dialogue – and determine whether you succeed or fail.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> …

Self-improvement

Research report: How to have a happy family in 7 steps

1) Having dinner together matters<p>Kids who have dinner with their families do better across pretty much every conceivable metric.<p>A recent wave of …

University of California

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Dining Rooms

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Most people develop a very small skill set and forget to keep their skills current.<p><i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Gordon Miller,</b> …

Quora

This Delicious Smoothie Will Help Fight Dangerous Inflammation In Your Body

Sip your way to better health.<p>Inflammation is part of the body's immune response. White blood cells release chemicals into the blood to protect your body from harmful substances. This chemical release increases the bloodflow to the injured or infected area and causes warmth and redness. When fluid …

Successful people who lose their spark come to me for help — and I find many of them fall prey to a tendency we all have

Success is never certain. It never comes without risk.<p>Even if you're the smartest or the hardest working, there's no guarantee of anything.<p>The people who go on to do great things in their lives know this. They also embrace it.<p>Reflect on that Teddy Roosevelt quote for a minute here. Missing the …

Tip: Total Arm Training

Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.<p>Mechanical drop sets …

A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential

People who can do this are winners; those who can't are losers, according to the world's most influential hedge fund entrepreneur.<p>Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in …

personaldevelopment

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Belly Fat in 30 Days

Want to lose some fat from your waistline and build better abs? Here's how.<p>You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you'd even love a set of six-pack abs.<p>That's great, because when you reduce your percentage of body fat …

Fitness

The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success

Never trying because you were afraid is the only failure you can't learn from.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re brainstorming a crazy idea, thinking of quitting your day job, and building a wildly successful business. You want to build your own company, …

Entrepreneurship

How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark.<p>Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, “You look good for someone your age.” Snark also includes cynical comments like, …

Self-help

Taking Full Responsibility Of Your Life.

Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment.<p>Most people are too afraid to commit to anything because they already know they're going to break their commitment. This internal fear is the primary challenge, yet compounded by …

Self-improvement

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around

Try his Jedi mind trick every time you're facing a seemingly impossible challenge.<p>I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection …

jedimind

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

Don't Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business -- 5 Reasons Why

If money is your only holdup for realizing your dream, do some research -- you might find more opportunities than you'd expect.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've found that a surprising number of professionals -- the majority, in fact -- have dreamed about, …

Small Business

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …