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Need to Persuade Someone? Don't Touch Your Face (and 14 Other Science-Proven Strategies)

Science has identified several tactics that can make anyone more persuasive.<p>At one time or another, each of us needs to be persuasive or convincing. You may be a professional salesperson. An entrepreneur. A manager. A parent.<p>Whatever the case, for most people, being persuasive is …

5 Great Stock Market Investors Give Their Best Advice

Some investors just stand out above the rest. They outperform the overall broader markets, and they consistently beat out their peers.<p>Here are some …

Investing

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak

No matter what your goals are, your mental game is the key to success.<p>While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best …

5 Proven Sales Secrets You Need to Know in 2017

Incredibly, very few companies ever use these powerful and time-tested sales techniques.<p>I've worked on strategy and tactics with well over a hundred sales and marketing organizations. In my experience, most of them neglect these five basic, proven, and powerful techniques for developing …

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Self-improvement

How to Get a Loan to Flip a House | Investopedia

House flipping is at its highest level since 2007, thanks to rising home prices and the increased availability of financing. What’s more, a limited …

Real Estate

7 Bad Habits That Make Salespeople Look Really Unprofessional

Making sales is hard enough--don't add to your difficulties by doing these things.<p>As every salesperson knows, it's not always easy to convince people to buy things--especially things they don't want. You can easily come off as too sleazy or too eager, too pushy or too uninterested.<p>Striking the …

Selling

Digital trends 2017: 106 pages of internet, mobile and social media stats

Each year creative agency We Are Social delivers its massive annual report about the latest digital trends in internet, mobile and social media usage – and now the company is back with an updated collection of insights and statistics reflecting the world’s most recent web developments in …

Why Introverts Are Actually a Lot Better at Sales

Back in the day, salespeople needed to be extroverted simply to survive. Today, not so much.<p>The stereotype of a successful salesperson is an extrovert who sells anything to anybody. He (or, less commonly, she) charms customers so thoroughly that they sign on the dotted line before they know what …

Here's How the Stock Market Works

If you're new to investing, the stock market can understandably seem confusing. However, understanding the stock market doesn't need to be too difficult. While it's impossible to explain every detail of how stocks and the stock market works in a single article, here's an overview of the …

The fit guy's guide to human growth hormone

A “miracle drug,” the “fountain of youth”—human growth hormone (HGH) has a strong reputation for solving pretty much every health concern a …

Wellness

How to Conquer Cravings, Stress-Eating and 6 Other Weight Loss Hurdles

You know what to do to lose weight: Eat a little less, move a little more, and figure out what works for your body. “No more chocolate,” you declare. …

This Chart Can Help You Become a Millionaire, No Matter What You Earn

No matter how much you earn.<p>It won’t be easy to get there.<p>But financial blogger Lyn Alden has come up with a really simple chart showing how much you …

3 Strong Stocks to Invest in the Driverless-Car Race

Driverless-car stocks are revving up for a record-breaking year. If you're on the hunt for a pure play on the trend, though, you're out of luck. There are essentially no publicly traded companies dealing exclusively in driverless cars. But at The Motley Fool, we're always on the lookout for …

This Spreadsheet Calculates When You'll Pay Off Debt With the Snowball Method

The snowball method is the best way to pay down your debt. If you’re skeptical and want to see how it will work, this spreadsheet will calculate …

The drought is over… a torrent of tech IPOs is expected in 2017

Sandy Miller Contributor<p>Sandy Miller is a general partner at IVP. He co-founded investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners and served as a senior partner at Montgomery Securities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Lower The Wall, Lift The Market<br>• The JOBS Act Progress Report: The Number Of Tech IPOs Can …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

Top fund manager: 'How I make money from companies failing'

The term “short-selling” is inextricably linked with hedge funds. It conjures images of testosterone-fuelled City traders revelling as companies go bust and they cash in.<p>In reality, “shorting” a stock can be a defensive move, allowing a fund manager to profit from a company’s falling price.<p>The …

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

9 ways to be more persuasive every day, backed by research

Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas — in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe that's because selling is the one skill everyone needs to be successful?<p>But being persuasive …

Self-improvement

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Here's Why Your Sales Reps Are Losing Deals

If your sales team is struggling, chances are it is making one or more of these blunders.<p>I've spent a good portion of my career in B2B tech sales and business development. I believe my background in sales and lead generation has made me a better marketer and entrepreneur today.<p>Throughout my years …

Day Trader Makes $94,119.54 in 3 Months

Image credit<p>With a mere 10% or less of day traders profiting in the market, a successful day trader can be hard to find. Day trading is the simple act of buying shares of stocks with the intention of selling them for a higher price within a few hours. This type of trading is exceptionally …

Trading

How Real Estate Investors Spend the Most and Make the Most Money

If you’re not a newbie in the real estate investment world, then I’m sure you’ve heard about the criticism people have about real estate–<b>it costs too</b> …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower

Looking for a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough? These quotes will help you keep pursuing your goals.<p>Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets …

10 Success lessons from Marcus Lemonis – “The Profit” for entrepreneurs

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share71<p>+14<p>Shares 105<p>Marcus Lemonis, creator of CNBC’s The Profit, is a man who knows business. If you’ve never seen the show, Marcus is …

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10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success)

Want to be successful? Start by radically changing your approach to business and to life.<p>Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like …

Here’s what the best salespeople do to close more deals and make tons of money

Sales is a tough job.<p>But when it's done right, it can make you rich.<p>We took a look at Salesforce's latest annual State of Sales report and a separate survey of 280 salespeople from Quotable to find out what the best performing salespeople and teams do in common to sell more and make tons of …

Selling

School Apps to Help With Your Studies

With Yup, students received unlimited math, chemistry and physics support 24/7.<p>Whether a student is stuck on a homework problem or wants help …