Jonathan Allsbrook

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5 Changes I Made to My Work Schedule That Made Me 2.66 Times More Productive

Hint: Working 16-hour days is definitely not the answer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does working more mean getting more done? That's a common misconception, but the truth is, you need to work smarter, not harder. I used to work 13 hours a day, thinking that the …

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right | Inc.com

I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected rapid advancement.<p>"Let me guess," I said after listening to his complaints for ten minutes. "You're …

Leadership

3 Questions Every Resume Should Answer

To stand out from the pack, you show them what they are looking for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s become increasingly difficult for job applicants to rise above the noise of today’s digital talent pool. On average, we receive hundreds of resumes per week and only …

6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (but Mere Bosses Typically Fear), According to Research | Inc.com

Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and connections with colleagues, managers, and customers, in the pursuit of purposeful work and strong collaboration that …

Leadership

8 signs of success that have nothing to do with money or fame

You're told you must be driven to make it to the top.<p>The truth is, you don't have to do anything. Contentment provides happiness just as much as success does.<p>If you want to strive to be successful, I applaud that, but it's easy to be seduced by ambition if you're not careful.<p>If you're not careful …

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy | Inc.com

bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has voted to legalize recreational use. Bloomberg forecasts that the industry may reach $50 …

Cannabis

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

7 Reasons Startups Fail--and How to Avoid Them | Inc.com

I estimate that all but one in five million unfunded startups end up being worth at least $1 billion. For every 1,000 startups that meet with a venture capitalist, only two get funding. And for every funded startup, only one in 10,000 ends up being worth $1 billion.<p>One thing I learned in …

Startups

After interviewing 50 of Wall Street's best investors, Tony Robbins determined 3 investing steps every 20-something must take

Tony Robbins, the performance coach best known for his high-energy seminars, has over the past few years dedicated himself to spreading personal-finance literacy.<p>He's conducted interviews with 50 of the top investors in the US, including Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, Vanguard founder …

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule | Inc.com

"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute rule can help you develop the self-discipline you need to tackle …

Procrastination

Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It | Inc.com

Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, and thinning of the frontal cortex. The …

Burnout

Starting A Company To Make An Impact? Your Time May Be Spent Elsewhere, Study Says

You’ve just had your business idea and you want to make a change in your community or industry. As an entrepreneur, that’s an invigorating feeling. But what if you knew that your time would be spent elsewhere? Many young entrepreneurs often waste time on tasks outside of their role as a leader, but …

Entrepreneurship

12 timeless UI patterns analyzed

Cards allow sites to present a heavy dose of content in a digestible manner. As we explain in our Web Design Book of Trends 2015–2015, cards are popping out everywhere lately, and this pattern’s success is directly related to its usefulness.<p>Cards act as containers for clickable information: …

UI Design

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Here's How One Millennial Entrepreneur Turned Failure Into $10 Million | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur has their own story. Some find success rather quickly and without much effort, while others deal with failure. Then, there are people like Sam Ovens who find success early in life but experience their own fair share of troubles along the way.<p>Sam Ovens: Millennial Success …

Entrepreneurship

This is the most versatile suit guys can own, according to this popular suiting startup

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Indochino<p>While many suiting mishaps can be rectified with a visit to a trusted tailor, there's one thing a tailor can't change or fix: …

20 signs you're on your way to becoming a millionaire

I've been there and felt like it was unattainable and something that would never happen to me.<p>Then I started reading, studying and mimicking countless different successful millionaires.<p>In reality, it's a lot more common than you think and completely possible if you have the right mentality to …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Pro photographers labor to show properties in a better light

Listing your home? It pays to hire a pro photographer.<p>Everyone seems to be a shutterbug these days, but grainy smartphone pics just don't cut it when it comes to producing eye-catching images that attract prospective buyers.<p>"I've had clients tell me, 'I've got an iPhone 6,' and I have to stop …

Real Estate

Opinion: This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio

Ask Warren Buffett for the single most powerful factor behind his investing success, and he’d respond “compound interest” — without skipping a …

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

UX is Not Design

The effectiveness of a site is dependant on one key factor: user experience. But what does <b>designing</b> a user experience actually mean?The ‘design’ in …

UX Design

How to Wake up at 5AM and Build Your Startup

What does your morning routine look like? Mine used to be waking up at 7AM, sleep walking to the shower, frantically getting dressed into socially …

If you’ve been sitting on a great idea for an app, learning this popular mobile platform could help bring it to 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>Shutterstock / photovibes When it comes to building apps, those new to coding have a variety of options in choosing the language that …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …