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12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

5 Signs You're Maximizing Your Potential | Inc.com

We live in a culture of achievement and success. And we generally use only one measure of reaching it--financial. Financial success, however, doesn't necessarily correlate to potential. Potential is more far-reaching than financial success but often difficult to measure. How, then, do you know if …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

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How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories we share come from us. We tweet our own stuff. We toot our own horn.<p>“It's both terrifyingly …

5 Ways to Give a Presentation That Nobody Will Ever Forget | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>We've all been there: In the audience at a dry pitch event or witnessing a lackluster presentation in a work meeting and counting the minutes until you can stop pretending to …

7 Secrets to Growing Your Business on Social Media

Brandi Temple, founder of Lolly Wolly Doodle, explains exactly how she achieved massive success selling kids clothes on social media.

7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Stellar Work Day | Inc.com

Not every work day can be perfect--life just doesn't roll that way. But you do have a tremendous amount of control over the quality of your 9 to 5. It's just a matter of being intentional.<p>Here are a handful of things you can do to make your work day better.<p>Work out first thing in the morning.<p>There …

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep

What you do right before sleep could mean a breakthrough in the morning.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>Imagine hacking into your own brain while you sleep, finding unrelated details or ideas that were never connected and …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …