Karim Iharratane

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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is …

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6 Morning Habits (That Aren’t Meditation) That Help You Focus All Day

These habits can’t eliminate all of life’s distractions, but they will help you start off your day strong and in a better place to focus.<p>You’ve probably experienced the frustration of being distracted at work. Perhaps you were pulled into a never-ending Slack discussion, and when it <i>finally</i> ended …

Don't Make This Fatal Mistake When Shooting For Quick Wins

Aim High, Start Small, Celebrate and Keep Going<p>We've all had that boss. It's the guy or gal who needs instant gratification. The boss's entire leadership plan revolves around instant success, and if it isn't achieved, he or she goes onto the next thing.<p>It can be a whirlwind working for that type of …

Motivation

Want to Create a Successful Side Hustle? 4 Lessons From Gary Vaynerchuk's Huge K-Swiss Launch

Gary Vaynerchuk is plotting his next big sneaker release and sharing advice for all entrepreneurs looking to turn their passion into profit.<p>Serial entrepreneur and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk, is kicking off the new year plotting another expected sell-out sneaker collaboration.<p>Last year he …

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018

A lifelong habit practiced by luminaries from Leonardo Da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey can help you transform your career<p>For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I …

The No. 1 Secret to Success in Business (and Life)

"Whatever works for you" is more than a throwaway line. It's the key to achieving success on your own terms.<p>I've been fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people as I've traveled for speaking and events. Something I always try to look out for is advice from diverse groups of people. Last year, as …

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything

To become an expert, stop thinking of yourself as one.<p>If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an …

Burned Out? This 1 Habit Will Ensure You Never Burn Out Again

Too many people suffer from burnout.<p>At the end of every year, I make it a point to do some serious reflecting.<p>Part of my reflection process this year has entailed taking a hard look at "burnout."<p>Burnout feels like you've hit a wall.<p>Every entrepreneur knows the feeling.<p>Burnout can happen at the end …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Meet the 15-year-old developer making a difference one app at a time

Like many developers about to attend their first major developer conference, Amanda Southworth is looking forward to the week-long event. Besides …

5 things I had to give up to be successful

There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life.<p>No matter what you're trying to accomplish, you'll have to give up something in order to make it happen.<p>When I asked people on Facebook what they had given up to get something else they wanted, I got about 60 answers.<p><i>Even if you get what</i> …

The Common Thing We All Misunderstand About Success

College dropouts are worth more than the graduates of Ivy League universities.<p><i>What are some common misconceptions that people have about what it takes to be successful? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

5 things I wish someone had told me about money right out of college

But zero clarity.<p><i>Where do you start with money?</i><p><i>How do you handle the debt you've built up?</i><p><i>What do you invest in and how?</i><p>There are lots of questions, and it's overwhelming.<p>I know the feeling all too well. Coming out of college, I was $81,000 in debt (how I paid it off here).<p>But within a few years, I …

Personal Finance

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally)

Failure gives you something to prove. The hardest part after a crash is getting back up.<p><i>In her book,</i> Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. (Harper Collins, 2017)<i>, Flywheel CEO Sarah Robb O'Hagan discusses the importance of bold measures in business success. In this edited excerpt,</i> …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Self-help

31 Ways To Make Your Home Cozy AF

~Blanket~ your life in awesomeness. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

The sooner you can ditch these, the better.<p>When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny …

Gardening 101: Japanese Maple Trees

Japanese Maple, <i>Acer palmatum</i>: “Raises the Tone”<p>The dark branches and finely traced leaves of <i>Acer palmatum</i> give an air of distinction to a garden or …

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious …

Motivation

These 3 apps can help you monitor your teens' activities online

Typical teens live on their phones nowadays — and often their parents don't have a clue what they're doing on them, who they're talking to, or what they're typing.<p>But three apps that you can download onto your kids' phones right now can change that, by enabling you to monitor not just your child's …

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Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

Travel<p>From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended …

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …