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How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

How to Start an Online Business<p>Updated July 20, 2017<p>Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With …

Small Business

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's 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 simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

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
Parenting

Want to Learn Faster? Study Less and Slack More, Says This Master Teacher

Learning isn't the same thing as studying, insists the author of a book on how to learn effectively.<p>"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education," Mark Twain supposedly quipped.<p>It's a catchy witticism, but while many of us remember the quote, far too many people still fail to make the …

Mark Twain

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader

There's a right way and a wrong way to lead. Why not try the right way?<p>No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably …

Leadership

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success--IQ.<p>How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It's a …

How to Do Influencer Marketing Like a Pro?

What does Swarovski, Louis Vuitton and Gucci have in common? Apart from the fact that they are all luxury brands, which is obvious, all these brands tried influencer marketing and emerged as pros. Gucci hired top social media influencer and graffiti artist, Trouble Andrew, to take over Instagram …

Public Relations

fjutʃər [future]

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …

More Startups Would Be Successful if They Learned How to Do This

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

Entrepreneurship

Oprah's Real Secret to Success May Not Be What You Think It Is

Oprah Winfrey came from nothing and built a media empire, but her most impressive quality worth emulating is her EQ (emotional quotient).<p>Like so many people in the United States--and around the world--I truly admire Oprah Winfrey. She came from nothing and built a media empire. From creating …

Emotional Intelligence

Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep Can Radically Impact Your Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial drive that inspires us to work tirelessly in service of our vision is one of the integral components of building a great company from scratch. No game-changing organization has ever been created without …

Mindfulness

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

Happiness

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Kindle

5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition

And like anything else in life, when you stop using it, you can lose it. A muscle must move, an eye must see, a brain must think; the same holds true …

Spirituality

7 Creative Strategies for Marketing Your Startup on a Tight Budget

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Boostrapping builds character. There are endless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget to encourage innovation. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative …

Marketing

My dad was called 'stupid' in high school and now he's a successful entrepreneur — here are the 5 best lessons he's taught me about life

It might have had something to do with being the oldest, or with having a protective dad who sometimes set rules that the younger me found completely unreasonable.<p>I was so hardheaded that I remember debating more of his wisdom than I actually listened to.<p>But as an adult, I've come to appreciate …

New Zealand

7 things people in long-term relationships know about great sex

Anybody who's been in a long-term relationship remembers how exciting it was in the beginning—the butterflies, the racing heartbeat, the constant sex. But the truth is, for most couples, the heat eventually starts to cool. In fact, a 2016 study of heterosexual couples published in <i>Archives of Sexual</i> …

Relationships

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Public Speaking

This Is Officially the Best City in the World for Women Entrepreneurs

When Aquila Leon-Soon was in the early stages of launching her startup, she was rejected for a loan by three different banks.<p>She also knew that …

To Seize the Future, Create a Leadership Circle

A global pharmaceutical company was about to lose the strategic advantage of several blockbuster drugs coming off patent. In five years, the revenue shortfall would be significant. The senior commercial and scientific directors formed a “circle of leaders” comprised of 23 senior managers who had no …

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Self-improvement

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Mind

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, …