Hayley Foster

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I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Writing

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5-Minute Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, five minutes is actually all the time …

Procrastination
Startups

How to do influencer marketing right in 2017

<i>This article and expertise was originally published on Forbes.</i><p>Are you tired of hearing about influencer marketing yet? Well according to just about …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Self-improvement

These Two Entrepreneurs Want Every Woman to Have Access to the Tools She Needs to Build a Business

When Carolyn Rodz, entrepreneur and founder of Circular Board, a digital accelerator created for fellow entrepreneurial women who are looking to grow their businesses, first met Elizabeth Gore, the entrepreneur-in-residence of Dell Inc., they were in an admittedly unexpected location for a …

Entrepreneurship

Social Media is "Most Important" Destination for Spreading Videos and Ads Online | Inc.com

Since television became a daily part of the lives of consumers, TV ads like commercials have been one of the dominant forms of advertisements. However, with the growth of the internet, business owners and marketers need to realign their advertising plans to meet the new reality. A recent study …

Customer Service

7 Reasons Why Spending Money on Experiences Makes Us Happier Than Buying Stuff

That fancy car in your driveway probably doesn't make you smile as often as remembering your honeymoon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Because they’re now the largest age demographic, I spend a lot of time researching and discussing millennials. What I’ve found most …

Happiness

5 best TED Talks about how to be happy (some of which might surprise you)

Whatever you think you know about happiness, think again.<p>I spend my days thinking about all aspects of how to be happier – it’s my job! – and yet I …

17 Small Actions That Will Make Your Work Day Incredibly Meaningful

Work doesn’t have to suck.<p>For many people, words like stressful, hectic, or even chaotic might best describe their typical day.<p>The good news is, you …

Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur? Start by Knowing Yourself | Inc.com

It's been fashionable for a long time for people to "find themselves." Over forty years, I've noticed that a lot of the people that are looking for that sort of hidden knowledge of self also seem to be those that own their own business.<p>They might be yoga instructors, life coaches, or even …

Entrepreneurship

How to meditate at work or home - TODAY.com

Meditation can be scary at first: You're supposed to sit alone, in silence with <i>all</i> of your thoughts, yet not let them distract you. It sounds nearly impossible right? Well, studies have found countless health benefits to meditation, so there's definitely something to it.<p>Though it might be best to …

Meditation

Want to Start Your Own Business? 15 Signs You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

In many ways, entrepreneurs are just like everyone else: they come from all types of backgrounds, a variety of demographics, they possess different levels of education and experience and skill....<p>Yet when you look closely you'll see that in some ways, entrepreneurs are very, very different, even if …

Entrepreneurship

Why Social Media Is Beneficial For Small Business Owners: 5 Sites And The Best Ways To Use Them

Keeping up with the growing number of social media sites and trying to put your small businesses mark on the map can seem overwhelming. <i>What platform</i> …

How to Be an Exceptional Leader: Advice From a Navy SEAL | Inc.com

If you're even a semi-regular reader of mine, by now you know I love the reality series <i>The Selection: Special Operations Experiment</i>, which airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on History. (Or you can catch up on the show's site.) Thirty people with no military background undertake extreme physical …

Special Forces

17 Quotes From a Modern Day Mindfulness Expert That Will Change Your Thinking on Life

Jon Kabat Zinn is the creator of the first Center for Mindfulness and is widely recognized as the ultimate expert on using mindfulness to reduce …

Why you should plan life goals for 2018 not 2017, according to psychology expert

For a lot of people, a new year means a time to reassess their life, consider goals and make plans for the year ahead.<p>But according to one …

Star Wars

12 Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you need a little help to keep your resolutions this year, consider these apps.<p>Many of us make resolutions to improve our lives, but following through on those promises is notoriously difficult. Thankfully there are hundreds of apps that can help keep us on track. Here’s a rundown of some of the …

Apps

Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2017

If you’ve seen it in a movie, you might see it in reality in 2017.<p>Just like in sci-fi flicks, this year’s flagship phones will be (almost) all screen. Some of us will start wearing computers on our faces. And chances are good an artificial intelligence will make decisions on your behalf.<p>Ok, …

Home Invasion

25 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

If you are feeling a rush of new-year euphoria, jump on it — because it won’t last! Take a moment or a couple of hours within the next three days to sit down and think about the upcoming year.<p>Create a vision for yourself, looking back twelve months from now. What do you want to be different in your …

Employment

7 Practical Tips for Digital and Social Marketing Success in 2017

As the New Year begins, I want to wish you and your families a joyous holiday and a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2017!<p>In the spirit of …

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Mindfulness

14 Free Business Tools to Make Your Startup more Successful in 2017

Being an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you must be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the major variables, in the both internal and external environments, that will help you enhance your business's growth. In order to drive revenue and gain competitive edge over your rivals, you need to …

Small Business

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management

Entrepreneur's Best Advice for Getting Rich

Want to be a millionaire or even a billionaire? Keep these tips in mind.<p>So you want to be rich. It’s a common desire, but it’s not a lofty goal if you follow a set of tried and tested habits. First, it requires self-discipline and patience. It involves thinking of others besides yourself, how you …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

There's enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes one person happy might make another miserable.<p>In the face of so much contradictory, and often subjective, advice, what are you supposed to do if you …

Five Steps to Integrating Your Blog, Social Media, and Email Marketing

Although 95% of marketers say they know how vital multi-channel marketing is for targeting potential customers, only 14% say they run coordinated …

Marketing

14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List | Inc.com

Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a page out of the stories of …

Ralph Lauren

null | Inc.com

It's interesting how many universal truths occur in business. For instance, bad customer service will almost certainly sink a company, as even a superior product won't save it if an equal (and nicer) competitor comes along. Or that a business' initial culture is invariably the pathology of its …

Customer Service

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …