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18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that rob you of mental strength. …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

10 traits that will make you a successful leader, according to Google's internal research

Twenty years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's giving you a glimpse inside its …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

Don't Be Too Quick to Rule Yourself Out for a CEO Role. Here Are 9 Leadership Myths You Should Ignore

Ordinary people can and do become CEOs of successful businesses, if they don't let some unsubstantiated myth constrain their thinking.<p>Having spent many years as an executive in large and small businesses, and mentored aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, I find that most people enjoy being …

What's More Important: the CEO or the Idea?

Data from startup failures, VC/angel investor preferences and the impact CEOs can have on ideas shows that these leaders are more important than the ideas they represent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that a startup’s central idea is crucial for its …

CEOs

Want To Drive Sales? Instead Of Spending Money On Marketing, Consider Doing This Instead

I'm channel agnostic.<p>I'm not married to Facebook ads, or social media in general, or email marketing, or Google Adwords--because I don't believe any single marketing type is a "one size fits all" solution. Each and every business has its own needs, which means the same marketing strategy that works …

Marketing

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

This Is How Elon Musk Handles Bad Situations. Every Business Leader Should Take Note

Being a leader isn't about sitting in the corner office. It's about spending time where the problems are.<p>The image that comes to mind when most people think of the quintessential "business leader" is the CEO with the corner office, tucked far away from the day-to-day work.<p>That's because, in …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet …

Whether or not you become incredibly successful comes down to the simple choices you make

• <b>World-class success is created by consistently making great choices and building a disciplined environment.</b>• <b><br>You should focus on respecting your health, educating yourself instead of entertaining, and creating morning and evening routines.</b>• <b><br>Taking risks will increase your chances of living an</b> …

Success

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read

With Christmas around the corner, why not ask for the gift of reading the same books billionaires read?<p>Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires

Forget the small hacks -- these productivity secrets of Bezos and Zuckerberg have material impact.<p>Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your …

A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential

People who can do this are winners; those who can't are losers, according to the world's most influential hedge fund entrepreneur.<p>Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in …

12 Habits the Most Likable People Have in Common

<i>This article originally appeared on Motto and Business Insider</i><p>When you’re in a highly competitive field, talent and intelligence are prerequisites.<p>To …

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …

Success

12 Small Adjustments That Make the Difference Between Success and Failure in Every Aspect of Your Life

It's a lot of little things, done steadily, that separate the the smart, hard working people who succeed from those who don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."</i> - Colin R. Davis<p>Most ultra-successful …

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob Dalgarno, the master whisky maker behind the M, more than two years to craft, and it contains a blend of the world's finest whiskeys—some which date back to …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

7 things you'll never hear a successful person say

If you spend time around truly successful people, you may notice that there are some things they simply refuse to say.<p>They don't waste their time dwelling on negative thoughts or making excuses. They know that self-limiting beliefs keep them from success and excuses are simply stories that don't …

Our 6-year-old has a fun, comfortable life. Why isn’t she grateful?

By Meghan Leahy<p>Meghan Leahy<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Q: We have a 6-year-old who, for the past six months or so, has acted frustrated and apathetic about most things if she’s not doing exactly what she wants. We are not extravagant, but we live a comfortable life and want to do fun things with the kids. But</i> …

Breast Feeding

5 Traits of People With High Emotional Intelligence

This is the secret sauce for accelerating and amplifying your success.<p>One of the biggest realizations I've had in my career is also one of the purest: the simple fact that people are drawn to likable people. It's human nature. People want to do business with people they like.<p>Yet when you look …

This Productivity Hack From Steve Jobs Will Boost Your Motivation and Clarity

Steve Jobs is a polarizing figure for many. Ask one-hundred people what they think of him and you'll most likely get one-hundred unique answers. One thing that I feel we all can agree on was his relentless dedication to mastery along with providing sources of inspiration for us.<p>Perhaps his most …

Motivation

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears

There are three natural responses to fear: fight, flight, or freeze. These talks will give you the confidence you need to fight onwards.<p>What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the …

Why Failure Will Help You Succeed [Opinion]

Failure isn’t for losers, in fact, it can be your best teacher, according to a new report by <i>Entrepreneur.</i> It’s true. With all of life’s ups and …

Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do

Execution is everything. Here's how you can execute at a much higher level, each and every day.<p>Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people …