Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel Goodluck

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12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

7 Things You Must Do Every Morning If You Want to Be Successful

The morning hours could be a perfect time for you to do some journaling or meditation.<p>It can take months for a new habit to stick, making it difficult to trade your old bad behaviors in for new, healthier ones. But if you shift that new habit to first thing in the morning, you may speed up that …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Self-Studying French: the Top Learning Resources

Print books, audiobooks, audio magazines and audio courses are good bets<p>If you don't want to or cannot study French with a tutor, in a class or in …

What workers crave more than money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For older workers, a pay raise is great. But what many really, really want, in the words …

5 Bad Leader Habits That Make Your Top Employees Want to Quit

According to the Gallup Organization, having a bad boss is the number one reason people quit their job.<p>Even though employees usually take center stage when discussing bad behavior in the workplace, the irritating habits of some bosses may be enough to encourage even your best employees to quit. …

How I Learned To Have Mind-Blowing, Intimate Sex Every Time

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was 30 years old. He waxed poetic about his hourslong lovemaking sessions. …

Relationships

It's Your Fault: 5 Steps to Repair A Client Relationship

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In mid-January, I received a surprising early morning email from a content client.<p>The email read, “Hi there. How should we handle this?” I immediately started to wake up from my sleepy fog and was a mix of interested and scared …

A No-Nonsense, 5-Step Guide to Success In the Digital Era.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, the digital space is a wild and dangerous place. A single tweet can cost you your job and a bad customer experience can quickly become your worst PR nightmare.<p>Given the huge risks, isn’t it frustrating that everyone has an …

Marketing

5 Invaluable Sales Tips From a Former Door-to-Door Salesman

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I tell people that I was a door-to-door salesman -- yes, in this century -- some are shocked. They didn’t even know that kind of work still exists.<p>Granted, it’s rare. But it’s the best sales education I could have received. Knocking …

Selling

4 Tips for Revving Up Revenue When You Need It Most

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small business owners typically start a business because they have a specific passion or want to be their own boss. This vision is only the beginning of being an entrepreneur; the hard task is to generate a profit over …

Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hardly anyone has enough willpower to completely ignore what's going on around them. That's because paying attention to anything that might endanger or otherwise affect our lives in any way was vital to humans' early survival. Even today …

Headphones

Why You Should Make the Move to a Multi-Unit Franchise

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Opening that first franchise store is hard work. It takes nerves, perseverance and resilience, and months of working all day, every day. Eventually, a thriving …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Predict the Future

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Understanding current trends isn’t the key to business success, and in fact, if you are planning on growth based on the fact that you are “in the know” as to what’s going on, you’re probably going to fail. Those big trends that are …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Deadly Sins of Growth Companies

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Exiting startup mode and transitioning into the growth phase can be a trying experience for entrepreneurs. Growth companies are beyond the white-knuckled survival days and playing a different game. There’s a lot more to know -- …

The PR Costs of a Legal Fight

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Legal decisions for businesses are usually driven by lawyers, i.e., corporate counsel. And for good reason: Few sane people would argue that decisions about how, where and when to initiate or defend a legal challenge -- or …

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most

Sometimes you need to push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.<p>Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times …

Bill Gates's Superpower for Business Success

Learn what one "superpower" Bill Gates recommends for you to be successful.<p>Imagine you were sitting in on an intimate conversation with Bill Gates as he and his good friend Warren Buffet spent the day sharing with you and a small handful of other ambitious people the secrets they had gleaned over a …

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

What Your Legal Priorities Should Be at Every Stage of Your Startup

The most common question entrepreneurs ask me is “What legal issues should I be concerned about for my business?” Although tempted to fall back on …

Big data is the key to the app market reaching $100 billion in 2020

The app market has the potential to grow to over $100 billion by 2020, but most publishers need to adopt better data analytics to capture a piece of that spending, according to app analytics startup, Pyze.<p>That's because while global app revenue is expected to double by 2020 from an estimated $51 …

Want to save your marriage? Don't have kids

Thirty years of evidence is in, and the results are conclusive: the relationship between spouses suffers once kids come along<p>Lots of women look forward to motherhood – getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the …

50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything

When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen — this is the new year, after all — it's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating.<p>Or worse, avoiding your goal altogether.<p><b>Related: 5 Motivation Blocks Hurting Your Success, and How to</b> …

Motivation

5 Traits Many Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Having an entrepreneurial spirit is what keeps me going. It's a mindset. I don't wait for things to happen. I make it happen. It's the difference between being a leader and being a follower. It's about seeing the big picture and owning it. It's what I try to teach my kids, my staff, and myself. …

Why You Should Never Hire Your Friend

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

The most motivated people have a routine set of activities they do before bedtime that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion.<p>Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews …

10 Common Money Mistakes Successful People Never Make

Everyone dreams of being rich. Understanding what it means to be truly rich, however, eludes a large majority of the population. If you’re hoping to …

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now | Inc.com

You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a fiend.<p>In other words: You've got nearly everything it takes to be an entrepreneur--except …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …