Geoffrey Peterson

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6 Impressive Ways to Lead Without the Title

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.Deck<p>No matter what position you have, cultivating leadership skills are valuable. Smart people, know that in order to survive you have to lead even if you don't have the title (yet) because during the span of your …

Self-improvement

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted for …

Marketing

Happiness Isn't a Feeling — It's a Skill That Can Be Learned

For most of my life, I clung to the belief that I wasn't happy because I "just wasn't wired that way." At 13 years old, I escaped with my parents from the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States. There's a saying that Russians are good at three things: suffering, making others …

Happiness

Brand Trailblazing: 5 Steps to an Authentic, Stand-out Brand

Can a brand be cool and current but also classic and enduring?<p><i>Kelly Gibbons, an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>member in Colorado,</i> <i>is</i> <i>founder and managing partner of</i> <i>Main & Rose</i><i>, a personal branding firm for top CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors and celebrities that helps clients tell their story with</i> …

Marketing

Three Notes and the Truth: Classic Rock Triads

80<p>SHARES<p>Let's face it—the topic of triads can rapidly devolve into a big yawn fest, especially when presented using only boring, textbook-ish …

Guitar

Dylan Carlson’s top 5 tips for guitarists: “Even with repetition and a good riff, songs should have an arc”

<b>Dylan Carlson is the sort of guitarist who is capable of shifting our perspective on the instrument.</b><p>The Texas-born Seattleite is responsible for …

Guitar

Tommy Emmanuel Master Class: Exclusive Tips on Fingerpicking, Flatpicking, Harp Harmonics and More

930<p>SHARES<p>What I always recommend to anyone getting started with fingerstyle guitar is that you must start with the thumb first. The thumb takes care …

Electric Guitar

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Versace, Champagne and Gold: Meet the Director Turning Porn Into High Art

After piracy and tube sites took over porn, Greg Lansky believed people would pay for a good product – and he created an empire<p>It's a Thursday …

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

Columbia University

The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Graphic Design

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

Top 20 free resources for learning logo design

Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s always lots more to learn about logo design. But while the web is full of help and advice, …

Graphic Design

Science Says Displaying More of This Trait Improves Your Social Life | Inc.com

For 23 years, I have seen the best and worst of workplace behaviors. One of the worst is typified by people (especially leaders) with the knee-jerk reaction of "vengeance is mine!" when they feel wronged or unjustly attacked.<p>While some forms of anger are certainly healthy and needed, the types that …

Psychology

Are You a Multipotentialite? What to Do When You Have Many Interests

<b>“I think a singular identity isn’t very interesting, and I’m a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.” ~Catherine Opie</b><p>Are you a person …

A CEO and former Googler shares 2 tricks for cold emailing anyone

Wayup CEO and former Google employee Liz Wessel loves to cold email people. Here she shares 2 tips to get responses. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm a big cold emailer, so first of all do it. Don't question yourself. Worst case they don't respond and then who cares?</i><p><i>A couple tricks. First</i> …

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

Small Business

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very similar. Success starts with mindset: the right perspective, the right outlook, the right motivation, …

Self-improvement

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide [Examples + Template]

How to Write a Business Plan• Write an executive summary.<br>• Describe your company and business model.<br>• Analyze your market's conditions.<br>• Explain your product …

Small Business

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

This Founder Created a Genius Way to Do Market Testing on the Cheap

Time to get creative.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>How do you market test a new product when you can't pay for testing? Joelle Mertzel found a sneaky solution -- and it cost only $39. Here's how she developed her new butter dish, Butterie.<p>The research<p>Mertzel …

Hack Your Finances in One Day: A Beginner’s Guide to Money Management

You know it’s important to get your money under control if you ever want to get out of debt, go on awesome vacations, or retire someday. The problem …

12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space

Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry. Each of these plunge pools have a small footprint and is the perfect solution for your compact backyard.<p>As we prepare for summer, take a look at 12 of our favorite plunge pools that may provide the inspiration you need for your …

Outdoor Spaces

How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

First, know that your introversion isn't a curse -- it's a strength, if you know how to use it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate …