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The Simple Trick That Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Growing up, I was the kid more likely to play video games for eight hours than to do <i>any</i> of my homework. I didn’t have the “all-American” work ethic …

Mount Everest

The Power of Goal Setting (and Accomplishing)

You're reading The Power of Goal Setting (and Accomplishing), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Bury Your Haters With A Smile: Why Success Is Always The Best Revenge

If there's one important thing to remember when it comes to the general population, it's this: Most people get a kick out of hurting others.<p>It's the …

Self-help

The Question You Need To Ask Yourself For Lasting Motivation

Staying motivated is one of the most common problems we encounter when trying to attain our goals. So how can we tap into our inner spark, and finish everything we start?<p>Jeff Haden is a keynote speaker, LinkedIn influencer, and author. His new book is The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really …

Motivation

Are you chasing happiness? It might be what’s making you unhappy, scientists say

Happiness is a tricky thing to pin down, but billions of people try to capture it every day.<p>Perhaps they search in spirituality, or chase after money …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

20 ridiculously easy ways to be happy

It's not easy to be happy all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way.<p>The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to boost your mood and …

Happiness

Wine tasting in Napa Valley is like taking an international flight

I love visiting Napa Valley. It's beautiful, and the food in good restaurants may be even better on a world scale than the wine. I love many of the …

Wine

The Best Carmel-by-the-Sea Wineries for Underrated Wine

Lined with cobblestone streets, storybook cottages and breathtaking cypress trees everywhere, Carmel-by-the-Sea exemplifies quaint charm.That’s why …

7 different ways to taste the Robertson Wine Valley

The advantage of living in Cape Town is that an adventure is just an hour or two away.<p>Two girls from Durban (my friend Kirsten and I) got to explore …

South Africa

St. Helena: Where to Taste in Napa's Charming Wine Country Town

Overview<p><b>Corison</b>: The by-appointment wine tasting experience is a quiet spot off the bustle of Highway 29.<p><b>Heitz</b>: If you’re doing a walk-in tasting, …

The ageing wine quiz – Test your knowledge

One hundred percent new oak, 50% second fill barrels, stainless steel fermenting and a minimum of threes in bottle; what do these terms and phrases …

7 Wine Tasting Trips That Are Very Off The Beaten Path

So you're a fancy adult, and you want to go on a holiday that involves fewer horrendous cheap-cocktail hangovers and more sipping on Pinot Noir while …

Can Your Start-up Do Without an Online Shop?

An online shop means harnessing your physical shops and the related infrastructure better, thereby increasing your same-store sales<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>'Can your start-up do …

eCommerce

Why You Can't Be a Perfectionist and Be an Entrepreneur

When combining the traits and expectations of a perfectionist with the stresses and processes of being an entrepreneur, it's not a good mix.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine a person who had been highly successful at her job, working her way up the corporate …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips for Launching a Successful Business From . . . Your Spare Room

Bootstrapping with existing resources is as American as Abe Lincoln's log cabin. If you're blazing an entrepreneurial trail, hit these four markers along the way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The man who was arguably our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Things You Must Do From Day One So Your Startup Thrives

Get the basics right and you'll be in good shape for the long run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or need to reignite that fire, you’re probably searching for the right advice. You need advice that you are likely …

Small Business

Elon Musk explains his motivation to succeed: "There need to be things that inspire you"

When famed explorer Ernest Shackleton was recruiting men to come along on his 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the story goes that he …

Entrepreneurship

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Time I

Beginner’s Guide to Instagram Marketing

If you’ve read our basic primer on Instagram and have decided you’re ready to use it as one of your marketing tools, this is the guide you want to …

Marketing

This temperature-control mug is the best product I've tried this year

Honestly, it changed my coffee drinking habits.<p>Buy Now!<p>It's fascinating how little, everyday frustrations can stick in your brain forever. Like why isn’t there an apparatus that breaks spaghetti in half without throwing shards of raw noodle all over your kitchen? Or why aren't there half-size …

13 Really Good Reasons To Start Meditating Every Day

Different forms of meditation have been used for thousands of years as a spiritual practice to create inner peace. But today, meditation is just as …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

How to Adapt to a Stressful Situation

Often when people face a new and stressful situation—a job that’s a bit too challenging, a thorny relationship hurdle that will take a while to sort …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success

5 tips on how to relax and reduce stress after a day at the office

Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect …

This Mindful Notebook could be more effective than meditation to help you reach your goals

Fact: life can get frantic and stressful. The increasing popularity of meditation speaks to society’s need for more outlets to relieve stress and …

Mindfulness

How to Unlock Your Full Potential and Achieve the Impossible

Dr. Tererai Trent shares her story.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>I've learned that greatness can come from anywhere, everywhere or anyone. It all starts with a dream or a vision. Of course one of the secrets is never giving up, but the biggest one is that it needs to be yours. You …

Motivation

The Motivation Secrets of Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuk and Other Superstar Entrepreneurs

"Screw it. Let's just do it."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a demanding job -- and one that encroaches on your lifestyle. You’ll face long nights, working weekends, tough decisions and tougher consequences. So what is it that gets entrepreneurs out …

Motivation

12 Rich, Powerful People Share Their Surprising Definitions of Success

Many famous people agree: success isn't about how much money you have.<p>When we talk about a “successful” person, we’re typically talking about someone …

Bill Gates