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3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

We like to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of strong coffee or tea. But what else does it take to get your day off on the right …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

5 essential people skills everyone should know

Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about soft skills. I believe people skills should not be optional.<p>When you have exceptional people …

People Skills

To Be Successful Get Rid of The Losers in Your Life

Losers love company and will try everything possible to bring you down with them.<p>Over the past five years, I've been undergoing a process of self-improvement that has enabled me to pivot away from a career I was miserable doing into something I love. If you would have told that when I was fired …

Don’t Put it Off: Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button again, not wanting to go to the dentist, or putting off an unpleasant task awaiting you …

10 things happy people do differently

Psychotherapist and author of Get the Happiness Habit reveals the habits happy people follow naturally (so the rest of us can steal them)<p>People with …

Happiness

The Only 3 Things You Need to Live a Good Life

Here we go again. Another article advising you on how to live a better life. You’ve heard it all before, right?<p>Well, this one is a little different. …

New York City

You Need to Do These 2 Hard Things to Be Happy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Deep down you know this is true.You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things most …

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that was …

Motivation

4 important lessons to help you be more productive

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this? The word "productivity" seems new and sleek …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

Try Making Someone Else's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How

Be a force of positivity and growth for your employees with 1 powerful sentence and 13 tips.<p>We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Time Management

5 Easy Ways to Maintain Greater Focus in Your Life

How do we keep our vision focused to make sure we're still pursuing the right dream? Here's how.<p>Whenever we get in slumps, it can feel like there's no viable place to take our passion or our drive. It can feel like what we want to do doesn't really matter--even when we take on everything in our …

6 strategies that decisive people use to make tough calls

<b>Related: The 7 Styles of Decision Making</b><p>You're the one who has to make the call, and the one who has to deal with the consequences. It's no wonder that depression affects entrepreneurs more than the average population.<p>Sooner or later, you'll be forced to make a tough call; it might mean firing an …

Management

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

17 Little One-Minute Hacks That'll Improve Your Life Instantly

Harder, better, faster, stronger.

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person

Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.<p>Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

13 Things Successful People Do Before Going To Bed [Infographic]

<b>The older you get, the more you begin to realise just how important a good night’s sleep can be.</b> Experts at the National Sleep Foundation suggest …

You Must Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Productive

Don't confuse being busy with getting results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where everything moves at a rapid pace and people lose patience after waiting for five seconds, it feels like there are more and more tasks we need to attend to right away. We need …

Time Management

This Simple Exercise Can Help You Live a More Meaningful Life

A few minutes of self-reflection can help you feel a much greater sense of purpose and joy.<p>Happiness, according to the latest psychology research, comes in two distinct flavors. The first type is the simple, fleeting pleasure we get from satisfying a desire. How you feel when you indulge in an ice …