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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

5 Tactics Essential to Building a 6-Figure Online Business

Yes, there are billions of potential customers, but getting the attention of even a few requires a strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, customers spent $107 billion on online courses, according to Global Industry Analysts. The number of internet users …

Marketing

The Pursuit of Meaning, Not Happiness is What Makes Life Incredibly Better

<i>You don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. You become happy by living a life that means something. — </i><b>Harold S. Kushner</b><p>If you are feeling …

Our Automated Future

How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?<p>There are many accounts of the genesis of Watson. The most popular, which is not necessarily the most accurate—and this is the sort of problem that Watson himself often stumbled on—begins in 2004, at a steakhouse near Poughkeepsie. One …

10 Success lessons from Carlos Slim Helu – “Wealthiest Man in Mexico” for entrepreneurs

Share45<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+18<p>Shares 149<p>“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” Mexico’s richest man …

Entrepreneurship

In 2017, Don't Set Too Many Goals for Yourself

We work in a fast-moving era where we’re overloaded with information and must prioritize and focus in order to succeed. That’s certainly the case for today’s corporations. But it’s also true for us as individuals. In order to accomplish our most meaningful goals, we need to fight back against two …

Are you too old to find success? | Oliver Burkeman

The web is cluttered with listicles offering the supposedly reassuring information that, say, JK Rowling wasn’t a publishing sensation until, well, her early 30s<p>At what age are you too old to achieve breakthrough success in your field? That question fascinates so many people, I suspect, because …

Research Reveals 5 Powerful Rituals That Will Make You Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?There are all kinds of strategies for …

Immune System

10 Things Everyone Should Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Knowing these things would have saved me a lot of time, effort, and heartache.<p>For 5 years I worked as a senior vice president for a Fortune 100 company running IT Services for 48,000 end-users on a global scale.<p>It was a tough job.<p>It was long hours, lots of pressure and difficult customers. But, …

Business Strategy

Crack the Code on Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is dead. Instead, we need to focus on leading our people with their overall well-being in mind (and yours, too!).<p><i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater accountability across the</i> …

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

The Brain

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

Happiness

5 Proven Ways To Build Better Habits

Habits are what determine how you spend your time, how you spend your day, and ultimately how you spend your life.<p>You can see why building better …

The Best Anal Sex Position For Her Pleasure

This twist on a common position makes back-door sex better for her<p>Many couples default to a doggy-style position for anal sex. But that’s not your only option, says sexologist and relationship expert Carlen Costa, Ph.D.<p>In fact, using an anal sex position that gives her more control over the depth …

How to Release the Limiting Stories That Keep You Stuck & Unhappy

<b>“It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>We don't see with our physical eyes, we see with our minds. I …

3 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Through the habits of relentless execution, surrounding yourself with awesome people, and measuring success you can accomplish the impossible.<p>Entrepreneurs are today's rock stars! I even heard Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have paparazzi following them around.<p>People talk about the glamour of being …

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

Mental Health

How This Startup Is Revolutionizing Employee Learning

Axonify is bringing brain science, adaptive learning, gamification, and microlearning to corporate learning.<p>Carol Leaman is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Axonify. Having turned down a role at Google, she proudly declared that the secret to her success is walking away from the easy route. …

When You Should Be an Intrapreneur Instead of an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a desire to solve problems, to innovate and to create. They are willing to take on risk and think outside of the box. They lead and they inspire. And by standard definitions, the way that they do all of that is through …

Entrepreneurship

How to Pay Attention to the Positive

Being an entrepreneur is not always easy. The amount of mindset work, perseverance, and self-compassion necessary is like most people will never understand nor can even begin to appreciate.<p>How many entrepreneurs starting a business, growing a business, or re-branding their business have ever …

Culture and Humanity: How Can We Experience Transcendent Moments?

Having read a phrase in a philosophy class that "human beings are social animals" (Aristotle), I was a bit astounded. Is it as simple as that? Are we just animals that live in one group, one society created for the sole purpose of our survival? What differentiates us from animals and what really …

4 Ways to Boost Your Health That Will Also Build Your Wealth

We love what we do as entrepreneurs and we want to stay in the game as long as we can. That means taking care of the business and the body. Without profits, we won't succeed professionally. Without health, we won't possess the passion and energy needed to keep driving the bus.<p>There's no question: …

Entrepreneurship

Why I Stopped Waiting: 3 Ways to Be Happy Now

Thinking back to a few years ago, when I believed that my happiness would come on the following terms:<p>When I met the man of my dreams,<br>• When I had more money and the business I always dreamed,<p>I realized I was literally waiting to live. It always felt like I was in a constant state of waiting and that …

Happiness

10 Success lessons from Travis Kalanick - “CEO of Uber” for entrepreneurs

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+12<p>Shares 77<p>Travis Kalanick is a well-known American young entrepreneur CEO, and the great man behind the Uber. He earned a great …

How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup’s success. Not only is it an effective way to build your …

The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

(Image/theamericangenius.com)<p>I think I know why our relationships fail more than half the time, and how most men -- even good-character guys who are easy to get along with -- can be colossally shitty husbands and boyfriends.<p>Every day, millions of wives and girlfriends turn to the internet desperate …

Relationships

6 Rules for Living Frugally

Understand the difference between a want and a need.<p>We humans have a knack for complicating the simplest of ideas. Our lives are filled with …