Elsie Daib

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3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Doing These 9 Things Make You Look Noticeably Insecure. Here's How to Stop

Job security as a leader is evasive enough--why would you chase away goodwill with insecurity? Here's how to avoid it.<p>Researchers at the University of Melbourne are one of many groups to have proven a very direct link between self-confidence and success. So why on earth would you broadcast to your …

Self-esteem

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Anxiety

Your intentions might be good, but these statements could make things worse.<p>“Yeah, I’m anxious too.”<p>On one hand, this is true. “Fear and anxiety are …

Self-help

The 15 biggest differences between French and American parenting

There are few things that the mythos of the French lifestyle — which purports that everything the French do, from eating to wearing clothes to putting on weddings— hasn't touched.<p>It also extends, unsurprisingly, to parenting. And, as it turns out, there are a few distinctive differences in …

Parenting

7 Cheap Ways I Find More Writing Inspiration Than I Can Handle

I write content for SaaS (software as a service) companies. I love it; it’s the niche I wanted to be in. But still — it can be hard to get excited …

7 phrases that will make you seem less confident at work

<b><br>Hey, I'm not sure if you have the time right now, but it would be great if you can read my latest column. Is that OK?</b><p>…said the weakest communicator ever.<p>Confidence is a powerful tool to gain respect and get stuff done.<p>As you compose emails/documents (and in conversation too), remove these …

Employment

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Profit

The 5 Easiest Ways to Increase Your Libido

It's time to have a heart-to-heart with your libido, especially if it's waxing and waning more than the moon. You may even begin to feel like your libido has a mind of its own, completely shutting down the desire to have sex, when years ago, or even days ago, you would have jumped on the …

I hired a stylist — and learned so much more than how to dress

'I've realized it's okay to invest in clothing that helps me feel like and express myself — my true self.'<p>We learn to dress ourselves around, what, kindergarten? It's not hard. You put garments on the parts that you don't want to get cold and that's it. Back then we didn't give much thought to how …

Minimalism

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

Self-help

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

19 Low Buns That Prove It's the Prettiest Low-Maintenance Hairstyle Yet

With Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube filling our feeds daily with the prettiest hairstyles and helpful hacks, we're never short of hair ideas. But the only drawback to the countless pinned styles we all vow to practice is that they are pretty hard to master. The low bun is not only right on trend …

8 secrets to dating like a French woman

Ah, romance. Is there really a place for it in 2018—an era in which algorithms are (not-so-effectively) populating our dating pools and GIFs have …

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

This Simple Chart Explains How To Be Happier, So Save It To Your Desktop

Attention all: The key to absolute happiness has been uncovered and — surprise! — it’s on the internet (sort of). No, the key cannot be found on …

Happiness

14 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Nights

To cure those Sunday night blues.<p>The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday …

Time Management

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

Hairstyling

7 Tricks That Make French Women Look So...French

We say, fake it till you make it!<p>Two of our favorite French-inspired brands, Clé de Peau and La Ligne, had a brain meld for an adorable, stripy …

10 things smart people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even …

Self-help

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Wall Street

I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website and This Happened

When I built my first website a little over 3 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing.<p>Naturally, I figured that looking at what other websites and …

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done Will Help You Boost Your Productivity

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three …

How to Say No, Resist Temptation, and Stick to Your Health Goals

Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a healthy life.<p>Saying no to unnecessary …

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Motivation

6 mistakes unsuccessful people make in the New Year

2018 is almost here.<p>However, if you're going to start off on the right foot, you've got to have a good strategy and mindset.<p>Business Insider spoke with Ryan Kahn, career coach and founder of The Hired Group and creator of the "How To Get Hired" online course, about what <i>not</i> to do come January.<p>Here …

Self-improvement

23 Things Everyone Should've Watched On Netflix In 2017

Don't worry, though – you still have time to catch up.<p><i>Note: Some submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

TV