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A productivity expert says he stumbled across a 'counterintuitive' way to measure how much he accomplishes at work

He only feels good about himself if it's a very small number — say, four or five.<p>Duhigg is a New York Times journalist who researched the topic of productivity extensively for his 2016 book, "Smarter Faster Better." He shared the tidbit above with psychologist Ron Friedman during the Peak Work …

13 Life Rules to Keep You Motivated

We all have rules we live by. Some of them are inherent, such as smiling when walking past a stranger or shaking someone’s hand when introducing …

Are You Making These Credit Card Mistakes?

Credit can be a great tool, if used wisely—and that means avoiding sticking yourself with debt that will take decades to pay off. Follow these …

Personal Finance

The Chicago Blackhawks are a fading dynasty of their own making

Chicago built a franchise corner to back itself into. How does it get out?<p>Less than 24 hours have passed since the Chicago Blackhawks unceremoniously exited the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. Now it’s time to do a post-mortem.<p>Not just on the team, though. We need to prepare for the Blackhawks dynasty …

Ice Hockey

You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right Move

You're the only one who should determine how much your time is worth. These tips can help you enter the startup world with eyes wide open.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of what life …

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.<p><b>Ten Things to Do for Your Mental Health</b><p>1. <b>Get Enough Sleep</b><p>Sufficient sleep energizes your brain cells, keeps up your motivation for daily life activities, and gives you a more …

5 Tools for Boosting SaaS Sales

SaaS companies have the best and the worst of B2B sales worlds. First, SaaS is unique because it is not a traditional software product that must be …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

10 Important Reasons to Work Seriously On Your Small Business Blog - Small Business Trends

How the heck do they do it?<p>You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those successful small business entrepreneurs who get tons of business …

The One Thing Every Company Gets Wrong About Innovation

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Minimum Viable Product, Maximum Viable Brand Story

“Branding” can be a vague term. At it’s most basic, it refers to what everyone, from audiences to shareholders, thinks about your company. Naturally, …

Staple: On Isles, free agency, Hamonic and more

A few notes after a busy week for the Islanders:<p>It would appear that GM Garth Snow is done shopping on the free-agent market for this offseason. With …

One man's amazing backyard golf setup

We showed you how easy it is to build your very own backyard golf practice area for not a lot of money.<p>This is the opposite of that.<p><b>The "money is no</b> …

3 Types of Events Entrepreneurs Must Attend

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Investing in your business is an ongoing journey. Here is what I’ve gathered over the last five years of attending events.<p>I have seen that those that take building their business seriously tend to go to events and interact with others …

7 Surprising Reasons to Extend Your Sales Cycle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The B2B sales cycle is changing, and among certain buyers it is getting longer by the day. This can be partially attributed to prospects having access to more information than ever before thanks to the Internet and social media. Another …

Building Your Business Plan

A critical part of developing a successful business is setting goals, determining the steps needed to reach those goals, and outlining how and when …

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us get the urge to become an entrepreneur at one point or another. We may be called to create something from scratch, or lead a team of people or just earn money without having to answer to a boss. Whatever the motivation, the …

3 Questions That Will Inspire Innovation

Asking these questions just may spark your next big idea.<p><i>Andy Bailey is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Nashville and lead entrepreneur coach with Petra, a business-coaching firm. Andy also serves in an advisory role on the Gazelles Council, the leaders of the scale-up movement. We</i> …

5 Examples Of Rebranding Done Right

No matter how much you love your brand, eventually it may come time to change things up. Your target market may grow uninterested, you may develop a questionable reputation, or new competitive forces may put pressure on you to adapt. When you face these challenges, you only have two viable options; …

McDonald's

Smart Data: 3 Reasons it's the Future of FinTech

The finance industry is being disrupted in a big way by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain technology, and big data<p>Despite these advances, the industry continues to lag behind, slow to incorporate new technology into their business practices.<p>But there …

Music to Help You Relax and Relieve Stress

If you are juggling several things at once, you likely feel stressed and anxious throughout your daily life. Learning coping strategies can help you …

How 5 Photographers Are Monetizing Their Instagram Followings

In Instagram’s early days, few photographers realized the photo-sharing platform’s full potential. Often, it was used as an alternative portfolio or …

9 Innovations That Could Become the Next “Big Thing”

Halfway into 2016, it is clear that we are living in a new era of innovation. Beyond Silicon Valley, corporations and startup hubs worldwide are …

5 Ways Customer Journey Mapping Can Transform Your Business Right Now

Customer journey mapping is a technique that is growing in popularity, not only with customer experience (CX) professionals, but also within …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Self-improvement

Are Branding Agencies Still Relevant?

The old way of designing brands is in desperate need of a rethink, writes Edenspiekermann’s Paul Woods.<p>A couple years ago, I was interviewing for a job as digital design director at a (well-known) branding agency. After the usual pleasantries, we landed on the details of what the role would entail. …