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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or navigating …

Entrepreneurship

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, tricks, and …

Time Management

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once

You'll uncover countless gems in these classics.<p>I'm fairly obsessed with reading. I read everything I can get my hands on. It's a habit that I developed early on. I used to be able to do one book per day but have since scaled it back to only two or three per week. As a prolific reader, I come …

Motivation

Top 10 Professional Life Hacks

These hacks will be game-changing for you and your schedule.<p>We all have the same 24 hours in a day.<p>When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it's not because they have more hours in the day than you. It's because somehow they've figured out how to deploy those hours …

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night

Changing your life and winning the next day starts with these 5 questions.<p>When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and …

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommended titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

4 Golden Rules That Can Make You Wealthy

The best way to get rich young is to make a high income as a starting point. That usually means sales.<p><i>What is the best route (or tips) for a 25-year-old to become financially independent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

8 Actions You Can Take to Be Happier at Work Without Changing Jobs

Tidying up your perspective and habits goes a long way toward preventing the stresses that plague modern life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless where you choose to work there will always be ups and downs. Sometimes the unfortunate happens, and that's okay. The …

UC Berkeley

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

9 Ways to Get People to Like You Without Saying a Word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There’s lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to …

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down

Science has found that following these 6 habits will help you rid yourself of toxicity.<p>Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a …

10 Ways Creative People Constantly Stay Inspired

Whether you make your living by being creative or simply thrive on having a crafty project to work on in your free time (painted pumpkins, anyone?), you probably know all too well how frustrating it can be when you’re feeling totally stalled. You can drive yourself crazy trying to get out of your …

Time Management: Master Your Time, Master Your Life

There’s this huge lie we tell ourselves that “we don’t have enough time”. There is some truth to do that because eventually one day we won’t have any more time, but right now (right this moment) we have time. There are 24 hours in a day, if you can’t make the most of those hours then time isn’t the …

Time Management

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, and it gets …

Entrepreneurship

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

A 16-Minute Yoga Practice That'll Help You Master a Handstand

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

2 Practical Ways to Build the Mental Toughness You Need in Business -- and in Life.

Mindfulness turns out to be a great way to build mental toughness, for athletes and business people alike.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to pick just one quality and characteristic I was able to take away from the game of football that greatly impacted my life …

Mindfulness

11 life questions to answer before you turn 30

We're not talking, "What's the meaning of life?" so much as, "What do I want to achieve in <i>my</i> lifetime?"<p>Some of these questions — none of which have easy answers or right answers — are key to consider during young adulthood.<p>Below, we've highlighted 11 questions you'll want to start thinking about …

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