Leigh Loftus

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I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairytale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde, perennially tan travel photographer seems to spend more …

Amalfi Coast

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

Your Odds of Succeeding Improve When You Create a Success Plan

People seldom achieve anything significant by stumbling around day to day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Definition of "planning": A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.<p>If you think about it, this could mean a lot of different things to a lot of …

The 16-Second Trick for Calming the Heck Down (No Matter Where You Are)

You woke up to a leak in the kitchen, narrowly avoided a fender bender en route to the office and now you have 50 “urgent” emails to weed through …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Ditch The Client If Your Contract Lacks These 7 Important Clauses

Getting paid is the biggest issue that freelancers face when they create products or provide services for clients. After all, it can be expensive to go after a non-paying client, and many freelancers are living on an already tight budget. And sometimes freelancers, hungry for business, do not study …

Entrepreneurship

7 SEO Trends That Will Dominate 2018

In online marketing, few strategies are as competitive or as quickly evolving as search engine optimization (SEO). Marked by a history of algorithm updates, new technologies, and new techniques to win real estate at the top of search engine results pages (SERPs), most SEO experts (like me) chomp at …

Machine Learning

The secrets to cauliflower-crust pizza that you’ll want to devour

By Joe Yonan<p>Joe Yonan<p>Food and dining editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>[Make the recipe: Cauliflower Pizzas With Chard and Olives]</i><p>As with the first two items on that list, the cauliflower pizza I tried a couple of years ago was so disappointing (soggy), I dismissed the entire concept as not worth the time. But …

Recipes

Want to Start the New Year Right? Forget Resolutions, and Focus on This Instead

If 2017 wasn't your year, there could be a reason--and a way to change it.<p>It was December 31st, 2012, New Year's Eve. In lieu of going out, my husband and I put the kids to bed, made dinner, opened a bottle of red and, determined to make 2013 profoundly better than 2012, sat at the dining room …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

This Essential Oil Stops Cancer In Its Tracks

Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells …

Digital Asset Management Explained (Animation)

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

The 5 Hardest Lessons I Learned Going From Freelancer To Startup Founder

John Rampton went from freelancer to entrepreneur and back again before founding Due. Here’s what the experience taught him.<p>In a way, freelancers and startup founders are pretty similar: They both follow their passions, answer only to themselves, and want to enjoy a flexible lifestyle. But there …

Think Like a Television Network to Create a Winning Social Media Strategy

From a marketing perspective, there is no such thing as “social media.” It’s nearly pointless to think of social media as one thing, because the …

Here's What 2016 Taught Us About Content Marketing and SEO

Success as an internet marketer requires constant appraisal of trends and vigilance for what isn't working any longer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good, bad or indifferent – 2016 is over. And while 2017 is well underway, I recommend content marketers take one good …

A 5 Minute Tea Meditation That Trains Your Brain to De-Stress and Be Present

There are many forms of meditation that can bring you into the present moment, help ground you, and help give you energy and focus for the day. One …

Developing Warrior Like Mental Toughness – 11 Easy Steps

Success in any pursuit requires a mentally tough mind. You can have all the resources, but if your mind is a mess, you will fail. I’ve become …

Self-improvement

101 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many do you use incorrectly? (If you're like me, more than a handful.)<p>It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and …

What Every Business Owner Must Know About SEO

Did you know?<p>Your company is paying to be on the first page of Google search results.<p>Let me explain.<p>You’re either paying up to $65+ a click for AdWords ads (PPC). Or you’re paying someone to create content and optimize your website for search (SEO). Or you’re paying in terms of lost sales to …

Google Search

This Is How You Train Your Brain to Get What You Really Want

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking</i>, and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

Self-improvement

Why Are You So Unproductive at Work? 8 Questions to Help You Find Out

There's a big difference between "busy" and "productive," especially where success is concerned.<p>Plenty of people are busy. Staying busy is easy.<p>It's a lot harder to be productive.<p>Think about it. Busy people are organized. They check things off their to-do lists. They get things done.<p>Productive …

Self-improvement

20 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say

Are your thoughts keeping you from ultimate success?<p>What separates the best entrepreneurs from the rest? Their mindset. While other people complain and let their negative thoughts get to them, remarkably successful entrepreneurs are steadfast in only thinking and saying things that serve them.<p>If …

Entrepreneurship

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York: The Power of Storytelling In Documentary Photography

How does an out of work, amateur photographer manage to acquire a following of 18 million people and publish two best-selling books? “Through a lot …

New York City

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …