Greg Fricks

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How Asking 'Why' 5 Times Can Change Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you ever have a problem that you immediately fixed and somehow more problems just keep arising? You start to say things like, "I guess I'm just having a bad day" or, "I can't catch a break," or even worse -- you give up.<p>If you are …

Five ways to stay focused at work

As the owner and CEO of a successful business, I'm constantly pulled in many directions. Our salespeople need information, a client calls with an issue or I'm due downtown for an industry meeting. To keep on top of it all – and stay sane – I've developed 5 daily habits that help keep me one step …

How Successful People Stay Calm

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

If losing weight is a goal for you, then you want to make sure you get some soluble fiber in your diet, too. Hydrophilic fibers dissolve and form a gel in the intestines. The gel helps steady blood sugar, which in turn stops food cravings and makes us feel full longer. Being well hydrated also aids …

The best (new and free) apps of 2014

Whether you're looking for something to tap through while relaxing over the holidays or expecting to unwrap your first smartphone or tablet this season, you'll want to download some apps to get the most out of your new digital device.<p>With more than 1.3 million apps at Apple's App Store for iPhone, …

12 Underrated Ski Resorts in America: Readers' Choice Awards

Here are the ski resorts that didn't make the overall cut for our annual Readers' Choice Awards, but excelled for great skiing, genuine originality, and very reasonable rates.<p>Diamond Peak, Nevada<p>Bridger Bowl, Montana

14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

<b>Processed and/or Canned Meat or Cheese</b><br>"I particularly avoid those that are made with additional thickeners, preservatives, sugar, or a high content of preservatives. Animal products (and food products in general) that have to sit on a shelf inherently require a decent amount of processing to …

Do You Have Enough Grit To Make It As An Entrepreneur?

Certain words invoke powerful images in the mind—and “grit” is one of those words. When we associate grit with someone, it goes far beyond just being tough. It’s that something extra in the face of adversity.<p>Through the years we have seen many stories of grit, and it touches us deeply when the …

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You're Actually Hurting Your Business With These 5 'Productive' Habits

Entrepreneurs are expected to do everything and be everything at all times. It’s part of business, especially when you’re first starting out.<p>However, there are some seemingly productive habits that you may have formed that are actually killing your success in the long term. The candle that burns …

A Firsthand Account of an Adventure-Racing Tragedy

In hopes of closing out 2004 with a podium finish and some sort of redemption, I set my sights on Primal Quest, a 400-mile expedition race in Washington’s San Juan Islands to be held that September. It seemed like the perfect place for Team Montrail to stage our comeback. For one, it awarded a …

Adventure Travel

Crossing the Line: The Dangers of In-Bounds Skiing

Since 1950, when we started keeping track of such things, 37 people have died in avalanches at ski areas, in terrain that was open for skiing. And fully 30 percent of those fatalities occurred in the past decade. “That’s a disturbing trend,” says Bruce Tremper, longtime director of the Utah …

Skiing

Where to sell your old iPhone: A comprehensive guide

As iPhone 6 pre-order mania continues, a growing number of people are looking for ways to get rid of their old iPhone, preferably for some money to use to buy the new version.<p>There is a burgeoning market for purchasing old Apple gear, from traditional outlets like Gazelle and eBay, to game stores …

Summer Camps for Grownups

Play outside with kids your own age<p>You've styled your child with an enviable lineup of outdoor camps, slotted in some action-packed adventure festivals for the whole family. Now Mama (or Papa) needs a little solo play time. Fortunately it doesn't take much to recharge. All you need for DIY …

Adventure Travel

2013 Gear of the Year

Mentally Prepare for Breaking Bad’s Finale by Reliving Every Beating Jesse Pinkman Ever Endured

We are all processing our<i>Breaking Bad</i> grief differently this week. Some of us are feverishly hypothesizing about this Sunday’s finale outcome. (Heisenberg-ian hat off to VF.com contributor Andi Teran for coming up with the most ambitious theory yet, a <i>Breaking Bad</i>–worthy ending with which we would …

Pilgrim's Wilderness

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Kizzia<p><b>Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness</b>—<b>and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch.</b> <br>When Papa Pilgrim, his wife, and their fifteen children appeared …

The Presidents Club

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy<p>The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: …

5 tricks every computer user needs to know

In a perfect digital world, you could sit down at any computer or pick up any gadget and just use it. There wouldn't be a learning curve or workarounds. Unfortunately, that's never going to happen. With all due respect to the late Mr. Jobs, even Apple products don't always "just work."<p>Little …

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …

Top 20 Foods to Eat for Breakfast

The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Moore, Oklahoma, May Be the Tornado Capital of America

In 1999, the Oklahoma town was hit with a tornado that clocked the highest winds ever on Earth—and it followed an eerily similar path to Monday’s …

Big 12 schools eyeing $22-25 million in conference revenue payout

The Big 12 is expected to pay schools between $22-25 million at the conference's spring meetings in Dallas later this month.<p>May is the time of year …

College Sports

New record for most letters sent to a college football recruit at once?

The handwritten-letter game has a new player.<p>The federal government's postal system may be facing cutbacks, but Kentucky's football program isn't to blame. The Wildcats sent a giant batch of handwritten letters to 2014 quarterback recruit Drew Barker, topping the list as the most voluminous recruit …

Nick Saban floats the idea of five conferences playing all their games against each other

And so the super-conference movement begins.<p>Well, obviously the idea of the big conferences in college football splitting off into their own division …

The Complete Robert Downey Jr.

We just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.<p>Well, most of it. The rest is in our May issue. For the cover story, we just let the man talk. And no one can talk like this man.

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