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To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Beginner Guitarist's Guide To Music Theory. Part Two - Extended Chords [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: In part one of this series we looked at how triads are constructed. If you did the assignment in part one, you will be well equipped …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

Be Free From All Emotional Blocks and Fears

You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>So have I.<p>We all have.<p>Literally, you have designed every detail of your life to protect yourself from the fears and internal conflicts you aren't willing to face.<p>In …

Should You Start a Business? 9 Ways to Know You Won't Be Happy Until You Do

Being an entrepreneur is hard, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair -- along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are entrepreneurs willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They …

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100 Chords You Need to Know

Sure, <i>Guitar World</i> and GuitarWorld.com have posted countless stories about the chords, licks, riffs and general info you need to know to be a solid …

Guitar Playing

7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

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Guitar Essentials: How to Create Guitar Harmonies

Creating harmonies is all about mixing and matching intervals against each other to form the sound you hear in your head.No matter which genre you …

Learn The Major Scale Twice As Fast Using 'The Octave Trick' [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Bored with learning box patterns? Want an easier way to visualise the fretboard? In this lesson you’ll find out how to use …

5 Simple Tips That Can Help Even the Worst Procrastinators

There is hope for those of us who, like Herman Melville when writing Moby Dick, need to be chained to our desks to actually complete a piece of work.<p>Have you ever sat down to work on a business pitch... or your resume... or an important speech you've been ask to give... and then realized it would …

8 ways smart people act stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks …

Schedule a "Suck it Up Sunday" & Enjoy a Happy Home

Sundays are for sleeping in, relaxing with Netflix and only changing out of your pajamas for brunch dates with friends, right? But …

4 Ways to Make Things Happen on a Tight Budget

Most startups fail. Learning the the 'why' behind the numbers is crucial to being among the thriving few.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Depending which source you consult, between 50 percent and 90 percent of all startups eventually fail. The numbers are daunting, to …

The Success-Killing Mistakes Even Smart People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Sometimes the will to succeed just isn't enough.<p>What does it take to be truly successful? Genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth and others have pointed to grit--the ability to persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks--as a key quality that helps some people reach huge achievements while …

9 Exciting Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life

On its most basic level, adventure is just plain fun and a cool experience to write and ‘gram about. And stepping outside of your comfort zone won’t just make your life <i>feel</i> more interesting, it will also change you for the better — making you bolder and more self-assured while improving your social …

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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 …

This Entrepreneur Teaches Millennials How to Quit Their Jobs and Start Their Lives

Daniel DiPiazza's new book is a commonsense approach to the business of having a great life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that starting a business has become trendy. Everybody on social media seems to be talking about …

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear. Lets change that now.<p>The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not …

Guitar basics: how to practise and improve your chords

Don't fret about fretting<p>This can be a painful and frustrating process, especially when notes don't ring out clearly. And that's where we come in: in …

Here’s How I Complete My To-Do List Every Day

I had been doing to-dos wrong for 15 years.<p>I’m a big to-do list person. I’ve probably been making daily to-do lists on yellow Post-its for close to 15 years now. Every night before I go to bed I pen a bulleted list of all the things I need to accomplish the next day. However, inevitably, at the end …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

The best time of day to do different types of tasks

If you're like most people, early afternoon isn't your most effective time to work — and there's a scientific reason for it.<p>This lull in productivity is actually dictated by your body's natural circadian clock, which syncs your biology and behavior to light signals in your environment. This …

Ten Things High Achievers Do To Get More Done Under Pressure

Why is it that some people seem to keep their cool under pressure yet others quickly find themselves feeling overwhelmed, distracted and stressed out? Surprisingly, it’s not because a lucky few are born with a coating of psychological Teflon rendering them immune to stress or have an innate ability …

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How to Create Heavenly Chord Progressions

Have you ever seen those cartoons of little angels in the clouds, plucking their harps majestically without a care in the world? That’s the feeling …

Types of Audio Effects and Effects Chain Order

In this two part series, we're going to have a look at audio effects. First we go through the types of effects as well as best practises for the …