Matthew Dodds

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3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Getting Your Mojo Back: 10 Things to Do When You Feel Stuck

What to do when you're stuck and need to get back into your creative space<p>Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you're suffering from the age-old disease of "stuck." People feel their best when their focus and …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

How to Target Local Customers With Facebook Ads

Do you want to connect with local customers on Facebook? Have you considered targeting them with Facebook ads? Facebook ads offer a quick, easy, …

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

Entrepreneurship

How to burn fat

All gym rats have the same primary goals: Build muscle and burn fat. But melting away that pudgy layer to reveal the six pack you’ve worked so hard …

Nutrition

5 Terrible Habits That Hold You Back From Success

Ditch these 5 bad habits today, before they sabotage your successful future.<p>If it's true that our habits determine our future, knowing our habits and where they take us is one of the most important things we can do to shape that future.<p>Good habits will help us build success, while our bad habits …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

3 Low Budget Marketing Strategies for Local Businesses

Local businesses are in absolutely unique position these days. On one hand, they no longer maintain exclusivity at their domestic market with the rise of e-commerce entrepreneurs and online shopping. On the other hand, local businesses have to compete with larger retailers without having the same …

Social Media

5 Effective Local Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

It's easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest marketing techniques as more and more come our way, but it's always important to take a step back and make sure that you have a good foundation in place and none of your previous tactics are slipping.<p>In local marketing, businesses put a lot of …

Why You Don't Need an SEO Focus to Win Local Marketing

Getting local customers is mostly about knowing your budget and goals, as well as using the right channels.<p>Local marketing presents unique challenges, but it also comes with advantages for savvy business owners. If you take the right steps to make sure you're not wasting money by reaching people …

5 Ways to Leverage Local Marketing to Build Your Brand

If you’re like most small business owners, the thought of carving out time for marketing, especially when you don’t have much of a budget to work with, can be overwhelming. But there’s good news. Local marketing is marketing small businesses can do well, and without an enormous investment of either …

Marketing

5 Marketing Strategies that Help You Get By Without SEO

Search is very helpful for your business but don't forget longstanding real-world strategies.<p>These days, many business owners have become obsessed with utilizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in their marketing campaigns. While SEO has a valued place in Internet marketing, it is possible to …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take Advantage of Local Marketing Tactics

I remember when I first started my business. There was a bunch of trial and error and I spent hours driving traffic and marketing online to generate leads. This involved writing lots of content and attracting inbound links to build authority, visibility and rank higher for keywords that are …

6 Tips for Converting Leads Into Clients

These easy-to-follow strategies will help you turn those eager prospects into happy customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing<i>, Google AdWords expert Perry Marshall and lead generation expert Talor Zamir introduce you to the</i> …

Google AdWords

5 Harmful Thought Patterns Keeping You From Reaching Your True Potential

Researchers have proven that the way you think directly correlates with what you achieve in life.<p>What you achieve in life is directly proportional to the thoughts you allow to roll around in your mind. And know this: You are in control of your mental content. In fact, the most successful people …

Interview with Wargaming's Head of eSports, Mohamed Fadl

Mohamed Fadl, Grand Poobah of Wargaming’s eSports Division<p>Mohamed Fadl is Wargaming’s Head of eSports — he’s the man behind the incredible Grand …

The 6 Biggest Nutritional Myths of Bodybuilding, Solved

When it comes to fitness, there are two main archetypes: the success story and the cautionary tale. The success story is the gym rat who has found …

Nutrition

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

Faceit and Twitch launch esports league where teams are owners

Esports startup Faceit is partnering with gameplay livestreaming site Twitch to create the Esports Championship Series. The esports league is starting with a Counter-Strike tournament where participating teams and players will be granted co-ownership in the business.<p>With this league, teams will be …

Codes of Conduct

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …

Self-improvement

How to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year

These 15 habits will help you keep you at your sharpest, whatever comes your way<p>In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times …