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26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

Self-improvement

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

'Corporate innovation does not work,' says Accenture

Colossal corporate firms trying to innovate within their existing structures does not work, Accenture's Narry Singh says.<p>At the WIRED2016 conference …

These Videos Will Give You the Summary of Big Business Books in Just 4 Minutes

That Elon Musk biography and Peter Thiel's book on startups have been on your reading list for a while. Will you ever get to them?<p>For all you procrastinators, or for those who need a refresher, New York-based Board Studios has created a series of videos that summarize business books in four …

Entrepreneurship

10 Effortless Things that Clutter-Free People Do Every Day

Keeping daily messes to a minimum makes chore day so much easier. Joshua Becker shares his tips for cutting clutter in his book 'The More of Less: …

Minimalism

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Self-esteem

How we launched our startup without any technical knowledge

For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the pain of being a ‘non-technical’ founder working on a technical startup.<p>When I first got started in entrepreneurship, it seemed like everybody in the world was pushing me to become a coder. But I sucked at it. Badly.<p>It wasn’t until a few years ago that I …

I get asked all the time to manage other people's money — here's my go-to advice for people who can't stop spending

And the reason I know this is because I almost became one of them.<p>I get asked all the time if I could just manage people's money for them if they paid me (which sounds super fun, right?), but I had no idea if this was "a thing" or not until I turned to Google ...<p>And sure enough, it was! It's not …

Personal Finance

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Time Management

How to Stop Procrastinating and Boost Your Willpower by Using “Temptation Bundling”

Like many people, Katy Milkman knew she should be exercising more.<p>But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania …

9 Traits to Cultivate to Become a Powerful Influencer in Life and Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be ranked amongst the successful elite, you must have the strength and know-how to influence other people. The whole intention behind having an influence is to grow all things in your life and business to be bigger and better. To have …

Self-improvement

Slim for Life: 10 Strategies to Lose Fat and Keep It Off

Jeff Harris<p>Use fat to burn fat.<p>Trying yet again to lose those last 10 pounds? We hear you. In fact, 50 percent of women say that within six months …

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Declutter Any Room Using Feng Shui

By this point, you've likely heard of Marie Kondo's magical tidying method or applied some of its principles to your rooms, drawers, or even your heart. But did you know that feng shui is really the OG when it comes to creating a joy-inducing space?<p>Feng shui is the ancient Chinese art of …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the …

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation<p>Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our …

Artificial Intelligence

Work Every Part of Your Body With This Dumbbell Exercise Chart

Dumbbells are the unsung workhorse of the exercise world. They’re great in a home gym, and you can always grab a few even at a busy fitness center. …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

Self-improvement

The One Thing You Need to Stop Procrastinating

A brain hack to get yourself going.<p>We can try to psych ourselves up to be motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. All you need is a little of your own motivation. And an fMRI scanner.<p>The research, published in</i> …

The Brain

5 Self-Help Books That Are Actually Helpful: Today in Critical Linking

<i>But that’s kind of a shame, because truly and honestly, not all books found in the self-help section are like that. Add these five to your bookshelf</i> …

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Harvard Business School

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says your success in any situation hinges on three things

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy is perhaps best known as the creator of the “power pose.”<p>As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about …

10 Morning Habits You Should Steal From Super Successful Entrepreneurs

Mornings are the most productive time of the day. One of the many reasons for people becoming super successful is that they know how to make the most …

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

Public Speaking

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

How to Stick to Your Goals When You've Lost Motivation

Almost two months have gone by already! Time flies, doesn't it? It feels as though last week we were just reflecting on our past year and planning for the year ahead. Most of us start every new year with a set of goals we are determined to achieve. There may be changes we want to make in our lives, …

Motivation

A financial planner helps a couple earning $75,000 a year save an extra $800 a month

But no matter how little breathing room you think you have, there's almost always a way to adjust your budget, so you can set aside something — and no amount is too small, says David Blaylock, a CFP® with LearnVest Planning Services.<p>"When you're not earning a lot of money, it can be tempting to …

Personal Finance

Learning this skill is essential to anyone who wants to start investing in stocks

<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>A screen displays the ticker symbol and information for Goldman Sachs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Thomson Reuters You …

Investing