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How To Achieve Enlightenment

First step: recognizing it's a continual process, says Robert Wright in his new book, Why Buddhism is True. <br>Read More

Meditation

TOMS founder: You only need to read one book to lead a successful life

Blake Mycoskie dropped out of Southern Methodist University after 18 months, but first he took a lot of philosophy classes.<p>"I originally majored in …

5 Common Myths About Success That Could Be Holding You Back

Why being rich, skinny and happy shouldn't be anyone's ultimate goal.<p>Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, Speaker and Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to be successful, but what does that actually mean? And how can we attain that …

Entrepreneurship

'4-Hour Workweek' author credits a simple 3-step exercise with putting him on the path to success

There was a moment in 2004 when he reached a turning point, he said in the TED Talk he gave this April in Vancouver.<p>That year, a friend died of pancreatic cancer and the girlfriend Ferriss planned on marrying broke up with him. He spent virtually all of his time working on his nutritional …

Self-improvement

4 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life This Year

It's not about reading 1,000 books. It's about reading the right few.<p>Say what you want about politics or culture--the past year has been amazing in terms of the books that have come out.<p>People dedicated to getting what they want in life are on a constant journey to learn more about themselves and …

Viral

This Is How Disclarity Is Killing Your Productivity

Clarity. If you’ve ever watched a lean assembly line, you’ve seen it. Or a busy short-order cafe. The lineup process of a large well-run marathon. Even a Montessori classroom where thirty pre-schoolers excitedly and respectfully pursue as many as thirty independent activities.<p>Objectives are clear …

Management

Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …

Leadership

4 mistakes smart people avoid in a networking email

Writing a networking email can a vulnerable, awkward process where there’s an inherent power imbalance: you’re emailing someone, often a stranger …

Employment

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

5 better ways to compare yourself to others

Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. <i>Yet we compare ourselves all the time.</i><p>In my …

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>‘This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …

9 Things the Most Relaxing Bedrooms Always Have

Having a quiet, soothing bedroom entirely devoted to relaxing has helped me manage stress in ways a gym membership, occasional spa splurge, or that generous pour of after-work wine haven't. Don't get me wrong – I still re-visit all of those vices, but feeling excited to spend waking hours in a room …

3 lies that will keep you from pursuing your passion

After I woke the next, I was back to writing. Starting from scratch. And I loved it. This is what the writing life is about: Not publishing, writing.<p>Don't get me wrong. I like getting acknowledged for the work I do, and I like having readers. But if no one was watching, I would do this, anyway.<p>Even …

Motivation

Oprah Winfrey says her 'secret to success' lies in a single question

The secret, she explained, is "the power of service." But you have to hear her out or risk believing she thinks success equals serving others.<p>Rather, she goes on to recall how, when she asserted that she'd "only do shows that were in alignment with [her] truth," she became truly successful. She …

Oprah Winfrey

The Fascinating Reason You're Choosing Certain Paint Colors

When picking out a paint color (or, for that matter, a beauty product), you've probably marveled at the interesting color names, ranging from the poetic (like Ashes of Roses) to the mind-boggling (Likeable Sand?) to the food-related (Nacho Cheese). If you've ever wondered how these names could …

Habits Of Highly Creative People That Set Them Apart From Others

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>Creative people hardly</b> ever take things at face value. Paper isn’t just paper—it’s a canvas of endless possibilities. And when …

After years of learning and unlearning, here are 27 things I know for sure at 27

There is no shortage of those “X things you should know by Y age” articles online, but this isn’t one of them. I am by no means trying to tell you …

10 habits of super likable leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant …

Our New Favorite Tool for Online Design Classes

Skillshare is an online learning community with over 15,000 classes where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a course. After tapping into this …

10 things designers say that normal people don’t

We designers are a special breed. We understand the world in a different, arguably better, way to ‘normal’ people. Whilst we blend into society with …

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Have you been dreaming about dropping everything and starting your own company?<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Have you been dreaming about dropping everything and starting your own company? Ask yourself these five questions before quitting your job and becoming an entrepreneur.<p><b>1. Are</b> …

The 5 Most Common Excuses Holding You Back

“Excusitis is the failure disease.” -David J. Schwartz<p>I was recently coaching a Side Hustler who refused to set her website live because it wasn’t …

Entrepreneurship

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

Positive Thinking

20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

How Much Should a Quality Logo Really Cost?

Designing a strong logo can reap endless rewards from increased awareness to sales and, even, long-term loyalty.<p>Most companies know that they simply can’t afford to botch their logo: it will serve as the first impression and ongoing initial point of contact with all potential customers. Whereas an …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges can seem insurmountable, but what separates the successful, or …

A CEO and former Googler shares 2 tricks for cold emailing anyone

Wayup CEO and former Google employee Liz Wessel loves to cold email people. Here she shares 2 tips to get responses. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm a big cold emailer, so first of all do it. Don't question yourself. Worst case they don't respond and then who cares?</i><p><i>A couple tricks. First</i> …

College & University

How ‘Badass’ author Jen Sincero went from living in a garage to being rich

If you were to ask Jen Sincero what kept her in a low-wage, low-happiness funk for decades of her adult life, stuck in “the fetal position of …

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while …

Entrepreneurship

5 Success Tips From a Multimillionaire Who Used to Work at Kmart

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>An immigrant who started out stocking shelves shares his best advice for creating massive success.<p>A brain trust of high-level entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a look at entrepreneur Manny …

Motivation