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7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Self-improvement

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You to Get Out There and Get It Done

Nobody is immune to challenging times and sometimes all it takes are some words of encouragement from others. These will help get you going again.<p>Do you feel as if you are putting in enough work toward achieving your hopes, goals, and dreams? If your answer is no, there is absolutely no need to …

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financial stewardship. In a free society, groups like the civil …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

5 Tools to Help Boost Your Small Business Sales

In order to keep your efficiency up and allow yourself to focus on the tasks most important to your small business, you need to know

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

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 …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Sunny days for the economy can't last forever

<b>1. It's getting late:</b> The recovery from the Great Recession is already one of the longest economic expansions in American history.<p>And recently the economic cycle has gone from humming along to booming. Unemployment is down to a 17-year low, small business sentiment is roaring, and economic growth …

Trump Stepping On The Gas

As Warren Buffett famously said, "When the tide goes out, you find out who has been swimming naked". That tide may be rising interest rates. The tide …

IMF Warns Trump's Tax Overhaul Could Fuel a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the Trump administration’s $1.5 trillion tax cut could prompt other nations to follow suit, fueling a …

Today, inflation. Tomorrow, crisis?

Anyone looking for good economic news will be disappointed by the latest inflation report, which showed the consumer price index (CPI) advancing by 0.5 percent in January. By itself, this isn’t especially alarming — prices jump around month to month — but it has troubling implications for the …

These 6 Companies Have Some of the Best Possible Employee Benefits (Yes, They're That Good)

Unlimited vacation, remote working environment, and dog-friendly offices -- need I say more?<p>Many people overlook the importance of a company's benefits when searching for a new job. It's easy to focus on the salary and title, but job seekers should remember that benefits make up about 30% of …

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Bank of America issues its strongest sell signal yet as stocks plummet the most in almost a decade

Stocks are tumbling. Bank of America Merrill Lynch saw it coming from a mile away.<p>The S&P 500, which earlier in the week had its worst two-day decline since August, plummeted as much as 2.1% on Friday. The benchmark finished the week with a loss of almost 4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview | Inc.com

Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it.<p>For Malcolm Gladwell, …

Self-improvement

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4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with …

Employment

The Dalai Lama Reveals Why This One Simple Action Is The Only Antidote To Suffering

I think we can all agree that suffering is one of the greatest challenges faced by all members of humanity.<p>What, then, does the Dalai Lama – the …

What I wish I knew before buying a rental property

With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first "starter home" was practically perfect for us.<p>And since we had moved there from a one-bedroom apartment with only two windows and a total of 500 square feet, it practically felt like a mansion to …

Debt levels are now back where they were when Jim Cramer had his prophetic TV meltdown 10 years ago

Almost a decade ago, former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer went on CNBC to talk about how the market had reacted to Bear Stearns' insistence that the investment bank was <i>not</i> in trouble.<p>Everyone who saw it remembers what happened next: One of the greatest TV meltdowns of all time.<p>In the moment, Cramer …

9 surprising ways meditation changes your brain

By giving our bustling mind a dedicated break from its day-to-day worries, these studies suggest, we actually empower it to run more efficiently when we're using it. This can come in handy when we're trying to solve a tough problem, focus intently on a task, or search for creative inspiration for a …

Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

Don't Self-Sabotage: 3 Ways to Overcome 'Imposter Syndrome' | Inc.com

You're the first one into the office every day, bring in the most new business, and command more praise from managers than any of your colleagues. So why do you feel this overwhelming fear of not being <i>as smart</i>, <i>as talented</i> or <i>as deserving</i> as co-workers think?<p>This nagging worry of being "found out" as …