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4 secrets to reading body language like an expert

How important is body language?<p>About 55% of what you convey when you speak comes from body language. In fact, when you’re speaking about something …

Faceted Classification

10 small habits that have a huge return on life

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits.<p>To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been …

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read Before the Year Ends

These classics have the potential to teach and guide your inner entrepreneur through the hurdles of business. Learn & Enjoy<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Needless to say, books are a person’s best friend. While many might not agree but the …

Entrepreneurship

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

Billionaire Ray Dalio: Quit these 4 bad habits to start actually achieving your goals

Finding a fulfilling career can sometimes feel impossible. More than half of U.S. workers don't feel engaged at their jobs according to a 2017 report …

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Want to Get Good at Accomplishing Your Goals? Master These 6 Skills

Setting and achieving powerful goals requires more than one skill. Here are the six skills that great goal achievers have mastered.<p>As an executive and team coach, I help individuals and teams set goals every day.<p>And while all teams are very different and have very different goals, the ones who are …

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

Want to Get Organized? Here Are 6 Simple But Remarkably Powerful Organizing Secrets

Getting organized isn't rocket science -- it just takes a system.<p>In business, you've always got to be on top of things. This requires being organized and ready to pursue opportunities -- and deal with problems -- the moment they arise.<p>That's an easy thing for me to say, but I do know it can be hard …

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

Employment

Want to Become Smarter? Learn the Difference Between the 3 Types of 'Smart'

Being wise and learned are better things to strive for.<p><i>Which habits should you practice (and avoid) to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, software</b> …

Quora

How I Became the CEO of a Multimillion-Dollar Company -- Without Going to College

You too can build a strong foundation for your future by using that spare study time to dive deep into the skills that'll be most applicable for the real world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Look at a list of successful entrepreneurs, and it’s pretty easy to spot the …

6 Meeting Hacks (and 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

The Science Behind Why Some Employees Have the 'Halo Effect'--and Others Don't

If you have ever wondered why some employees can seemingly do no wrong (even when they do actually do things wrong), there is actually some science behind it. Here's the science and how to benefit from it yourself.<p>Anyone who has worked in the business world for any period of time has had their fair …

How To Start An SEO Campaign With (Almost) No Money

If you’ve been thinking about starting a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, you’ve likely run into a serious obstacle: money. Big-name agencies charge upwards of tens of thousands of dollars a month to manage a campaign, and hiring a new full-time manager and/or a suite of specialized …

Engines

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Creating a Value-Driven Brand Begins With You

Relationships drive an incredible number of business decisions.<p><i>By Zev Herman, President of Superior Lighting.</i><p>Branding should begin from the inside out, even though we often think of it as the outermost presentation of a business or product. Many entrepreneurs face challenges of losing brand …

Employment

3 Things You Need to Know to Launch a Successful Content Marketing Campaign

To attract new customers and make more sales, you need to offer them value with quality content.<p>There's no denying that content is truly the king today. Gone are the days when consumers would actually consider buying from your based on your advertising. With the amount of information that's …

Marketing

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018

While Google's algorithm is constantly changing, these tactics aren't going to change anytime soon and will increase your chance of being found online.<p>Today, your website is your storefront. Even if you have a brick and mortar business, many people will find you online or check you out online …

Antsy about entrepreneurship? 6 reasons your ‘non-business’ self is ready

Many people feel like they’d like to start their own business — maybe they have a great original idea, or they can see a way to do something better than what the market currently has to offer. Yet all too often, these same people let their potential go unfulfilled because they think they’re not …

Entrepreneurship