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Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.<p>Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Eight steps to get employees invested in your business growth

Sustainable business growth relies on ongoing investment. We’re not talking about the financial backing of shareholders or private equity firms, but …

Employee Engagement

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so simple, yet true. After all being deliberate with your time is …

Time Management

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

Employment

How to get on a headhunter's radar, no matter where you are in your career

So you've made the decision that it's time for a new job and have started to reach out to friends about possible openings. It's nearly inevitable that you'll soon be asked, "Have you reached out to recruiters?"<p>Ironically, although the question seems straightforward, it's a tough one to answer. I'll …

Employment

5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

As one prominent author wrote, "Entrepreneurs don't finish when we are tired. We finish when we are done."<p>Thousands of people dream of the day they can quit their jobs and escape the 9-to-5 life. In fact, Gallup found that 87 percent of the employees it surveyed worldwide did not see themselves as …

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing and searching for new and novel ways …

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

Entrepreneurship

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

5 Things The Best Connectors Never Do When Networking

Creating a positive networking experience is not rocket science. Here are the 5 things you should never do when connecting with others.<p>Building and nurturing a strong professional network is more important than ever. However, with the constant pressure to build quantity rather than quality, it can …

Leadership

14 real recruiters share their favorite job interview questions

"What is the one thing that you want me to remember about you?"National Assembly for Wales Follow/Flickr<p>Don't get me wrong, yes, you're a special candidate who deserves unique consideration for a job.<p>However, the truth is that recruiters and hiring managers have favorite questions they love to ask …

Employment

Using Flipboard to Supercharge Your Blog - From Planning to Publishing

Here are a few questions to consider if you want your blog to be known:<p>How do you organize your blog?<br>• How do you plan your blog?<br>• ​How do you stand out …

The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals

Here's how intense visualization can help you achieve millionaire status.<p>There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct …

Self-improvement

6 Things Successful TEDx Speakers Do to Crush Any Speaking Gig

Public speaking takes more effort than most people are willing to put out..<p><i>TEDx</i> is the holy grail of public speaking. A chance to finally get your story, your message, and your voice in front of tens of thousands of people. Everyone knows the value a <i>TEDx</i> talk can bring to their career, but few …

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p><i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with Conan …

Happiness

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Sure you can't read the 50 books a year Bill Gates does. But you have no excuse for not reading at least these seven.<p>Entrepreneurs may be short on time, but the most successful are still usually voracious readers. Bill Gates is known to read 50 books a year, making his rate of consumption nearly a …

A Wall Street Executive Reveals How to Answer 6 Tricky Interview Questions

Don't let these interview questions trip you up.<p>What are interviewers really looking for when they ask questions like “what are your strengths and …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

12 Small Adjustments That Make the Difference Between Success and Failure in Every Aspect of Your Life

It's a lot of little things, done steadily, that separate the the smart, hard working people who succeed from those who don't.<p><i>"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."</i> - Colin R. Davis<p>Most ultra-successful business leaders agree that there was a make-it or break-it …

21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Gratitude. It’s something we could all make a conscious effort to include more of in our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all …

Elena Brower’s Writing Tips for Journaling When Creativity Is Blocked

If you’d love to write but something’s holding you back, follow Elena Brower’s tips for finding your flow.<p>244<p>SHARES<p>If yoga and meditation are central …

This Is How I Managed To Finally Squeeze Meditation Into My Busy, Distracted Life

Research shows that practicing mindfulness has tons of advantages for mental and physical health, but I could never find the time. Until now.<p>It’s not easy to achieve a state of zen on a bumpy Megabus on the highway in Northern New Jersey. But it doesn’t stop me from trying. I’m hell-bent on keeping …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

For nearly all people, in nearly all situations, multitasking is impossible. When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two …

Time Management

Why It’s Hard to Live in the Present Moment

Why is it so difficult to properly enjoy what’s right in front of us? And why are so many events easier to enjoy or savor <i>after</i> they’ve happened? In …

Mindfulness