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4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Time Management

The One Word That Finally Helped Me Get Happier — When Nothing Else Worked

When you Google, "how to be," the first suggested word is "happy." The pursuit of happiness is a theme that is prevalent throughout our lives: We …

Happiness

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement

Rich people choose their friends differently than the rest of us

Who you associate with on a regular basis determines the circumstances of your life.<p>In my extensive research for my book "Change Your Habits Change Your Life," I found that one of the hallmarks of wealthy, successful people was their ability to somehow break free of the human tendency to …

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 …

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

Happiness

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One size doesn’t fit all. You have to know yourself in order to …

Time Management

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Middle-class

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

7 Tips for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

You’re working a full-time job that you’re “meh” about, but you have no idea what you want to do next. You’re still figuring out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you need help figuring out how your certain set of skills can land you your dream job. Reading about how inspiring …

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being …

Motivation

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

A super simple strategy that can help you beat procrastination, break bad habits, and improve performance -- all in just 5 seconds.<p>In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had …

Procrastination

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the …

Self-improvement

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

4 Catastrophic Legal Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Most entrepreneurs are making these legal mistakes, and have no idea.<p>Entrepreneurs are usually great at getting down to business and putting the peddle to the medal. Often that comes at the cost of glazing over some important legal aspects. It's not worth putting yourself or your company in harm's …

Small Business

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

Psychiatry

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

20 Habits Holding Me Back From Being a Millionaire

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to become a millionaire?<p>We all do. But, most of us, including yours truly, have bad habits that get in the way of accomplishing this feat. If you’re able to ditch these bad …

Self-improvement

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Procrastination

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Motivation

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

Customers