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Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

Procrastination

12 Ways to Reduce Stress

As the holidays approach, stress seems to accelerate. Here are twelve ways to stay calm any time of year.<p><b>1. Be thankful</b><p>There is something to be thankful for in every minute of every day whether it's the warm sun, a phone call from a friend or just another day of living. When you make a list of …

Happiness

Step one in starting a business

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

5 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success | Inc.com

You don't become a success alone, you've got friends who support you and family who listen to your business trials and tribulations. You might even have both friends and family who work side by side with you. And they run the gamut don't they?<p>They're all types of different people you need in your …

Motivation

5 Ways to Maximize Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For as long as any of us can remember, we’ve been relying on recommendations from family and friends for everything from cars to the best brand of toothpaste. At one time, this type of word-of-mouth review was simple and straight-forward. …

Marketing

The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate

It seems most Americans struggle with procrastination at least occasionally. A simple google search will yield many promising solutions, and yet we …

Procrastination

7 Steps for Successfully Running Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule to try to fit as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently …

Productivity

15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

Motivation

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Virginia Tech

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Inflammation: Causes, Symptoms & Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation is a vital part of the body's immune response. It is the body's attempt to heal itself after an injury; defend itself against foreign …

Wellness

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Language Learning

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

Motivation

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

Things You Have To Stop Doing To Move Closer To Success

Are you looking for success? Many people want a successful life but they believe they don’t have what it takes. Everyone has the ability to be …

Motivation

4 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Goals

Over the past few years, I've struggled with staying consistent with goals that I set for myself. I would make goals, legitimate things I wanted learn, or ways I wanted to better myself, and not stick to it. For instance, I attempted quite a few times to gain conversational fluency in a language, …

Acting Out

The 5 Biggest Reasons People Remain Stuck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the entrepreneurial world, being stuck is one of the most frustrating situations imaginable, especially for entrepreneurs. By nature, these folks are eager to push the boundaries and work towards the future so being in a rut is a …

Motivation

7 Fundamentals of Success and Happiness Only You Can Deny Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life's biggest frustrations and disappointments come from expecting too little of yourself and too much of others. Expectations shape all of your relationships, including in the workplace. By setting your expectations for yourself and …

Self-improvement

How to Make a Great First Impression

Six strategies for making a better first impression:<p><b>1. Stop acting and be your best self:</b><p>"Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal development. However, you can plus that by being your best self. During your next networking or social situation, just show up with the intention of being …

Self-improvement

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

Happiness

Program Yourself for Success

Constructing new ways of thinking and converting them into habits is no easy task. As a matter of fact, it's one of the most difficult things to do, especially as you grow older and your habits are more firmly rooted.<p>Most of us are programmed for mediocrity. Most people are smart, educated and …

13 Ways You Can Attract Success by Living Life to the Fullest | Inc.com

<i>What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><i>Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company. Twitter: @evanasano, on Quora:</i><p>1. …

Self-improvement

Breaking Bad ... Habits: Beliefs That Stifle Personal Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The path to positive change is often spearheaded by a crisis. When everything feels like it is spinning out of control, you’re more likely to finally pay attention. And while no one wants to endure hardships, those times can be teaching …

Self-improvement

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

How to Achieve Your Dreams (And Keep Going When It's Hard!)

It takes a lot of work to achieve your dreams, but what do you do when the struggle gets too hard? Here are four strategies to keep you on path:<p><b>1. Visualize:</b><p>Inexperienced personal development teachers always tell you to visualize, but often in a tragically limited way. They tell you to visualize …

Motivation

One simple move helped this chronic procrastinator become more productive when she works from home

<b>The 21 Day Timehacker Project matches readers with coaches who help them find time for their most important goals.</b><p><b>DAY ONE</b>: For years, Deb Calvey, 48, of Mukwonago, Wisconsin has been consumed with working for a scientific journal and caring for her three kids. Though they’re now teens, are more …

Time Management