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3 Steps to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Self-Improvement Engine

Science shows that your IQ is lower when your smartphone is near, but not when you use these three steps.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For how indispensable our smartphones have become -- can we just call them phones now -- they might be doing us more harm …

Productivity

Which iPad to Actually Buy (and the Ones to Avoid)

05.15.18<p>08:00 am<p>Buying an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help.<p>Buying an iPad should be simple. You just buy …

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Self-improvement

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

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Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

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The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

Schedule a Personal Inventory Day Each Month

Just as important as setting New Year’s resolutions is figuring out how we reach them, and not getting so bogged down in work that we forget to take …

You've been using Excel wrong all along (and that's OK)

Microsoft doesn't mind if you stop using Excel for the wrong things, as it's been building replacements to compete with the tools trying to replace …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

You've Probably Been Taking Notes Wrong -- Here Are 5 Ways to Fix It

Disorganized or ineffective note-taking could be hurting your bottom line.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the Information Age, one of the primary challenges we face is how to process and store all the data available to us so that we can use it. With so many …

Note-Taking

Perfect Morning Routine to Have a Good Day | The Art of Manliness

Do you often feel like you’re not in control of your day? Co-workers make unexpected demands, meetings don’t work out the way you planned, …

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done

It's a well-known practice in the sports industry.<p>Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you …

Sports Industry

Every Person Should Do These 8 Things Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve -- without …

Self-improvement

6 Things I Do Every Morning to Get More Done During the Day

The first few hours of each morning are some of the most important hours the day has to offer.<p>It is these hours that will set the tone for the rest …

Time Management

Chances Are, Your Day Has No Hope if You Don't Do This After Waking Up

The way you choose to begin your day can have a big impact on your physical and mental well-being.<p>It's true--not all of us start out identifying as <i>a morning person</i>. Whereas some of our peers function as early risers, the rest of us hit the snooze button until the very last minute. We wake up in a …

Time Management

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.<p>Although this may be obvious based on people's mediocre …

Time Management

Set Yourself Up for a Successful Week With This 15-Minute Checklist

Set yourself up for success by doing a little prep for the next day.<p>While an entrepreneur's workday never really ends, it's important to maintain some work/life balance and create structure. Downtime is necessary to recharge your batteries, reset priorities, and renewed focus. Here are some things …

Productivity

This Simple, Classic Theory Will Make You Even More Productive

The Zeigarnik Effect theory may be a century old, but it can seriously boost your productivity against multitasking, distraction, and FOMO.<p>It's tempting to take nibbles at different activities on your to-do list. If you actually want to be productive, you're better off dropping the multitasking and …

Time Management

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Time Management

Spend Your Weekend Like Shonda Rhimes (It Will Boost Your Productivity)

Don't get locked into work, says 'The Weekend Effect' author Katrina Onstad. It will limit your creativity and damage your personal life.<p>"You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com, you can't choose two out of three," asserted Jeff Bezos in his 1997 letter to shareholders. Journalist …

Shonda Rhimes

I write books on time management — here are the 7 best tricks I personally use

You could procrastinate for weeks by reading such articles, or books on how to be more productive.<p>Since I write about these topics, I've waded through a lot of the literature.<p>Some is ... eh. But these are the strategies I actually use in my life, over and over again — because I find they make life …

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5 Morning Rituals to Boost Your Productivity

The world's most successful people start their day at 4 a.m. If that's not your cup of tea, you can still master your morning at the office with these daily rituals.<p>Want to get a fast start to your day? Before you jet out the door and into the frantic pace of your work routine, getting that …

Time Management

Want to Be More Productive? Break These 9 Toxic Habits

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow …

Time Management

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

Asana introduces boards as part of an all-out assault on Trello

To do: eliminate all competition<p>Asana, the fast-growing work-tracking tool created by a co-founder of Facebook, today declared war on Trello, its biggest rival. Asana, which has to date been known for its collaborative to-do lists, today introduced boards — essentially a note-for-note re-creation …

3 Ways to Take Notes in a Meeting More Efficiently

What's the point of holding a meeting if you can't take accurate notes of what took place?<p><i>By Jason Shah, founder and CEO of Do.</i><p>Meeting minutes are important: It's vital to capture relevant information, decisions and assigned tasks. When you have solid records for each and every one of your …

Productivity

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

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