Devin Parker

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Hedonism holds the secret to a happier life, but not for the reasons you think

As a former Type A person, I firmly believe that most Type A types are failing at life. They’ve opted for an utterly miserable existence, working in unrewarding jobs that make them unhappy and stressed and take them away from their loved ones. A Type A life is largely without leisurely novels, …

Happiness

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

28-year-old who banked $250,000 says this mental shift is the key to saving money

Collectively, Americans are struggling to set aside money for retirement: 21 percent have nothing saved at all for their golden years.<p>One …

Personal Finance

The one thing to keep in mind before investing your money

Investing money is one of the easiest ways to both save money and grow wealth. Rather than keeping your money stashed away in a savings account, you …

Retirement

6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled, Wealthy, And Smart.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

Success

When it Comes to Winning Bigger Clients We have to Act Bigger

8 Strategies that have helped me to build a global business with big brand clients.<p>As a small business one of the biggest challenges we can face is winning big contract from big clients. If we do win these, they can quite literally change our lives. Of course when it comes to winning these big …

Small Business

6 Pieces of Timeless Business Advice From Ford, Hamilton, Rockefeller and More

Here's what entrepreneurs can learn from some of the wealthiest and most successful individuals of their time.<p>In the 2015 musical <i>Hamilton</i>, Alexander Hamilton is championed for furthering his career “by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter.” In a 2016 episode of</i> …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

The Best Fixed Annuities Available In 2018

In a world where fewer people are covered by pensions, simple fixed annuities are increasingly important. But they are also hard to find. Most financial advisors who are compensated based on assets under management tend to not recommend them. And insurance agents generally prefer to sell more …

Retirement

Investing: 3 tricks billionaires use to make their money work for them

You don't necessarily need billions of dollars to invest like a billionaire.<p>You don't need a billion-dollar brokerage account to invest like a billionaire. While there are some billionaire investing strategies that are obviously out of reach to most people, such as acquiring a controlling stake in …

Investing

This Is Why You Need to Build a 7-Figure Business

Hint: It's not about the money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I often meet entrepreneurs who say something along the lines of "Once I get to six figures, I'll be happy."<p>But then they get there, and guess what? They're as stressed and burnt out as ever.<p>I call this …

Entrepreneurship

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

Cannabis Legalization Isn't a Sure Thing and the Industry Can't Afford to Stop Fighting

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No doubt, the past few years have been transformational for the cannabis …

Cannabis

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire

People with a deep passion for their work are motivated to work hard. That's when they start to make serious money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, most people would love to be a millionaire...in theory. But in practice, few are actually willing to do what it takes …

Self-improvement

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

Financial planning: 11 habits to start in your 20s if you want to be a millionaire

If you want to build wealth, a good place to start is with your habits. The sooner you establish smart ones, the better your chances of reaching seven figures.<p>Here are 10 habits that have worked for ordinary people as they worked to achieve goals like financial freedom or early …

Personal Finance

Why You Must Break The Rules To Achieve Mega Success

Breaking the rules separates the dreamers from the doers.<p>People who are good at what they do almost never achieve mega success. Mega success is reserved for the great only.<p>There is no one-size-fits-all path for mega success.<p>Aside from courage and capability, only one other trait is necessary for …

The FDA Finally Weighs In on Marijuana, and It's a Go

This week the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to a CBD drug for epilepsy.<p>There's been debate over the use of marijuana in epilepsy …

How To Say No Nicely And Nine Important Negotiating Skills

You’ve read about it. If you’re tough, your male counterparts, peers, and bosses don’t like it but they seem to be rewarded for the exact same approach. In fact, odds are your behavior and how you negotiate may be less than optimal. Trying to “act like a man” doesn’t propel you forward. Instead, …

Body Language

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Who are the Koch brothers?

<b>Business has made the Koch brothers two of America's richest men, but it is how they have used their wealth - to push for small government and a free economy - that has made them famous and controversial.</b><p>For a pair often portrayed as reclusive, Charles and younger brother David have in recent years …

Middle-class

Trump Says He'll "Probably" Back New Marijuana Bill

The STATES act is one of the rare bills with bipartisan support, but it it good for entrepreneurs?<p>The marijuana industry got a major canna-boost with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill and it's probable endorsement by President Trump.<p>Last Thursday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) …

Cannabis

18 Things I Wish I Had Known In My 20s

Everything is figureoutable (if that's even a word).<p><i>What do you wish you knew at age 20? 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</b> <b>Arthur Luke, Branding Expert | Author | Lifelong</b> …

6 Techniques You Can Use to Boost Your Career Self-Confidence

It's actually good to fake it 'til you make it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you don't believe in yourself, how will anyone else believe in your abilities?<p>A powerful sense of self will allow you to advance in the workplace smoothly and naturally. However, …

Self-improvement

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Self-improvement

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

These two men paid over $650,000 for lunch with Warren Buffett—here are 3 things they learned

The average American spends just over $1,000 a year getting lunch at restaurants. But investors Guy Spier, 52, and Mohnish Pabrai, 53, spent $650,100 …

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking