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Why 99 Percent of People Choose The Wrong Career Path (and, 4 Steps to Get You Back on Track)

The right path is never in front of you. Here's why...<p>If you clicked on this article, then you have some degree of doubt about whether you're in the right profession. Would you like to get rid of that doubt? Then let me tell you a story...<p><b>The year was 2001.</b><p>After a career in corporate recruiting and …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

7 Superpowers Every Good Leader Needs (and the Books That Teach Them)

You can become a superhero for your business with a little reading<p>May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

This 7-Step Formula Will Help You Reach Your Dreams. And It's Fun Too

If you're serious about achieving your life dreams, learn how to make and use a dream board (aka vision board). Seriously.<p>Any serious achiever knows the importance and effectiveness of writing down their goals. It's not uncommon for very successful people to read their goals list at the beginning …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

Mindfulness

Quench your thirst for tech with these refreshingly good newsletters

Tech is exciting and awesome, but it’s also incredibly fast. You want to stay up to date on what is happening in the thrilling world of technology (that’s why you read TNW), but sometimes you just can’t get enough.<p>One of the easiest ways to keep up and learn about various news, thoughts, and …

Entrepreneurs And Their Single Biggest Success Factors (Money Isn't One Of Them)

Strong leadership, good planning, access to cash and a head for sales and marketing are fundamental to business success; a new startup won’t get far without them. But asked to name the single most important factor in their business success, these entrepreneurs came back with some surprising answers.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Customers Stop and Like Your Photos When Scrolling Through Instagram

Stop wasting your time taking worthless photos. It's time to do it right and maximize your shots.<p>Anyone can snap a photo and upload it to Instagram. This means that our feeds are constantly flooded with endless streams of artsy teen accounts, celebrity-holding-a-Starbucks selfies, and filtered …

Marketing

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education

With 4.6 billion pieces of content produced daily, it might seem that our hunger for knowledge should be satisfied — but information production and distribution is not the same as consumption and it’s not as simple as just putting information out there.<p>The problem is that we are drowning in content …

5 Tricks to Learn a Foreign Language Way Faster

Learning a second language is great for your brain and your business. Here's how to speed up the process.<p>Science shows that learning a second language can help you solve problems more critically, focus more intensely, and even keep your brain sharp as you age. And that's not even mentioning the …

Language Learning

Try This Technique 11,000 Leaders Use to Understand Themselves Better

As Socrates says, "Know thyself." Here's the technique that will show you how.<p>Of all the advice I've ever given to aspiring entrepreneurs, my favorite is this one quote about owning a business: <i>Entrepreneurship is 10% about business, 100% about people and 1,000% about yourself.</i><p>No, I wasn't a math …

Leadership

5 Ways Powerfully Confident People Gain Mental Strength

Confidence and mental strength often go hand in hand.<p>One aspect of confidence that is rarely discussed is mental strength. While you may be able to identify a confident person based on their presence--the way that they carry themselves as they enter a room--you may not as easily pinpoint the …

Self-help

The Simple Key That Will Finally Break Your Bad Habit

How can you use mindfulness to break bad habits?<p>If you’ve ever set concrete goals in life, then you know that’s the easy part. Do you want to walk more frequently throughout your day? Great. Do you need to lay off social media during work hours? No problem. Unfortunately, it’s the actual execution …

Mindfulness
Eric Ries

5 TED Talks That Prove Change Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Change doesn't have to be hard. These five TED talks help inspire new ways to get your team excited about transformation.<p>Technology has accelerated the pace of change and the drive to continually transform in business by way of innovation. While this is important and necessary to longevity, …

Public Speaking

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Meditation

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Warren Buffett

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

To Succeed As An Entrepreneur, You'll Need This 1 Skill

To build a successful startup, you'll need to pivot. Here's how to do it right.<p>Entrepreneurship is an emotional roller coaster ride. Day in and day out, you can never really know what to expect.<p>But there is one thing you can count on. At some point in your career, as an effective entrepreneur, …

Business Strategy

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

Self-improvement

Bruce Lee achieved all his life goals by his death at age 32 because of one personality trait

In 1969, nobody expected a thin Asian man with a high pitched voice to become one of the most influential characters of the 20th century.<p>Nobody knew, that is, except Bruce Lee.<p>That year, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself:<p>My Definite Chief AimI, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental …

Motivation

5 Challenging Experiences That Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Daily experiences, especially those that are difficult, can teach you valuable lessons that help you grow and succeed.<p>Not only do challenges in life make you more resilient, but they have the potential to set you up for success. Showing up, no matter what battles you endure exhibits perseverance …

Crucial

Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now

Learn how he used to it focus PayPal, Tesla, and Tesla Energy.<p>Imagine Elon Musk, globally revered as one of the greatest living entrepreneurs, sits down with you. What's the one creative skill he'd suggest you learn to be the best founder you can be? Chances are, it's how to ask the right …

New York Times

8 Books Every Leader Needs to Read in 2017

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>From recent bestsellers to old-school business parables, these are the best business books to read in 2017. What would you add to this list? Leave me a comment.<p>by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer<p>Researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer say that success …

Self-improvement

Side Hustler's Life: 5 Ways to Make It Work

The one thing side hustlers don't have enough of is time. Here are a few strategies to help you.<p>Special Projects Director and Founder of This Dog's Life<p>You are working a full-time job, expectant to have a social life (debatable if this expectation is even realistic) and grinding away on your side …

Entrepreneurship

9 Keys To Building Trust And Increasing Influence

The more trust people have in you the higher your influence<p>Leadership and the demands being placed on leaders are changing dramatically. With Millennials becoming the dominant workforce, and the increase of social media, people want to have more access to their leaders. Increased visibility into …

Leadership

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Founder of YouthNoise<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the …

Apps