Michael Patrycy

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How to be smarter than people smarter than you

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Money

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Graphic Design

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Emotional Intelligence

Negotiation Basics: 8 Common Questions and Answers

The mindset that you bring into a negotiation can either help or hurt your chances to come to a fair agreement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm on the set of <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i>, haggling with shop owners in China or running my businesses, …

Profit

13 Before and After Backyard Makeovers You Can Do in a Weekend

Have a bland backyard and a free weekend? We’ll show you how to update your outdoor space for fun and function.<p>This home’s existing decking and …

Landscaping

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

Your Four-Week Workout Plan To Build Muscle

When asked what body part they would most like to change, many men say they want either a bigger chest, bigger arms or a smaller belly. But to make a …

Workouts

The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts.<p>Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their …

Top 10

Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we’d like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you’re spending each block wisely to …

Time Management

4 books that will show you how to create the best morning ritual

Eating the same oatmeal every morning that Bill Gates does is not going to make you a billionaire. And even if the Dalai Lama started every day with …

Time Management

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Your Weekend Project: Make an All-Natural Insect Repellent

Welcome to <i>Your Weekend Project</i>, featuring how-tos and ideas from our archives for an organized and inspired home.<p>In today’s installment of our …

Essential Oils

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I persuaded my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump-start an entire real-estate career.<p>Throughout our 20s, we went on to acquire a couple of dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along the …

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Communicate

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Lose the laces with this one low-tech shoe hack that will change your life

There are a handful of artifacts from earlier times that feel especially out of place in our modern lives. Most office phone and voicemail systems have remained largely unchanged for many years. I personally find it confounding that people still walk around handing out tiny paper cards with their …

How to become your boss’s right hand man and get all the best opportunities

You’ve got the drive and goals in mind to become your boss’s right hand and climb the career ladder. You earn this place through hard work, not by …

Should You Form An LLC Or An S-Corp, And What's The Difference?

Limited liability company (LLC) or S corporation (S-corp)? What do these business structures mean? As a business attorney, I always get the age-old question as to which one is best for you as a budding entrepreneur, balancing issues such as liability and taxation? Simply put, an LLC is a business …

Small Business

How To Make Your Own Fruit and Veggie Wash — How To

While it's tempting to eat fresh produce straight out of the grocery bag, please don't! Commercial produce sanitation is up to speed, but most of our …

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

How to Calculate Cost of Goods Sold for Your Business

Want to start your own business? Thinking of opening a toy shop or small manufacturing business?<p>There are a million details to master if you want to …

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

8 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Here are several excellent products or services to help you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster.<p>It's a wonderful feeling to discover a product or service which helps you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster. Here are …

Project Management

The Most Efficient Way to Keep Your Resume Up to Date

Looking for a job is difficult under the best of circumstances, and it gets considerably more so when you’re not prepared. Optimistically, we stick …

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

Tickproof Your Yard Without Spraying

This year is expected to be one of the worst on record for ticks, and not just in the Northeast. At least one variety of disease-transmitting tick …