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Why Entrepreneurs Like Richard Branson Think They're Invincible, According to Science | Inc.com

Richard Branson plans to stay on Necker Island during Hurricane Irma -- even though Irma is a Category 5 hurricane and the British Virgin Islands lies directly in the path of the storm. Of course taking a risk like that is exactly the sort of thing Sir Richard loves to do.<p>And in spite of the fact …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

7 daily habits of rich people that you should copy

It’s easy to imagine that wealthy people share common traits like living below their means and investing wisely. But as Certified Financial Planner …

17 Skills That Are Hard to Learn but Will Pay Off Forever

#7: Mind your business<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That’s …

If You Want to Succeed, You Need to Hit Rock Bottom First | Inc.com

I'm going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one that simply stretched your mind but one that drained your soul. Got it? Good.<p>If it's not one you're going through right now then try, as best you can, to take a moment and put yourself back in the …

Motivation

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Pot is the new alcohol

It's an industry ready to take off, but one that's still finding its way, and one whose progress is not exactly encouraged by the federal government. It's a little bit like Prohibition 2.0.<p>The alcohol industry - now eight decades after states ratified the 21st amendment and ended prohibition - …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? With 1 Sentence, Mark Cuban Reveals How to Get Rich | Inc.com

Mark Cuban: billionaire. Investor. NBA team owner. Nice guy. Mark Cuban knows a little about making money.<p>So when he was asked what he would do if he lost everything, here's what he said he would do first:<p>"I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day, and I would start …

Self-improvement

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite) | Inc.com

Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, a flair for turning extreme adversity into advantage. Where <i>sisu</i> flourishes, entrepreneurs report higher levels of hope (unshakeable …

Motivation

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately | Inc.com

"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 millionaire."  -- <i>Jim Rohn</i><p>Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don't have the desire to become better …

Self-improvement

Beautiful House with a Perfect View on the Skyline

The Terry and Terry Architecture studio is behind a stunning house called <i>Skyline House</i>, with an impressive view on the Oakland skyline. It was …

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

Psychology

These 2 Four-Letter Words Are the True Secret of Success | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be successful. Of course, your definition of success can and should be different -- because success should mean something different to each of us -- but still: We all want to succeed at whatever we choose to do. (Otherwise, why do it?)<p>But whenever I write about how success is …

Self-improvement

I once got a $2 million bonus — and I was never more miserable

Getting a job on Wall Street was the first of like ten boxes I thought I needed to check in order to be happy. The last box — the finish line — was …

Happiness

10 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, "everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says Steve Siebold, a self-made millionaire.<p>But not everyone seizes the opportunity.<p>To find out if you're doing all that it takes to set yourself up for a rich future, we've rounded up 10 signs that you're <i>not</i> on the …

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room | Inc.com

Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It doesn't matter how smart and skilled you are--if you don't …

The Butchering of the Age of Reason

Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. …

Portable solar unit fits into a steel drum for off-grid use

The Solar Charging Can fills the gap between large-scale residential photovoltaics and portable solar chargers for your smartphone. The unit unpacks …

Here's Why Your Sales Reps Are Losing Deals | Inc.com

I've spent a good portion of my career in B2B tech sales and business development. I believe my background in sales and lead generation has made me a better marketer and entrepreneur today.<p>Throughout my years in B2B, I've seen both highly successful sales teams and ones that are failing. For this …

Business Development

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share137<p>Tweet<p>Share1K<p>+15<p>Shares 1K<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

10 Secrets to brand yourself as a successful entrepreneur

Share35<p>Tweet<p>Share115<p>+15<p>Shares 155<p>Whether it’s personal or corporate branding, you have to start with a plan of action. Otherwise you’ll end up with a …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

The 1 Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2016 | Inc.com

Every year I read dozens of books and provide you with a list of the "best of the best" motivational books, sales and marketing books, and management books. Many of the books I recommend (as well as those recommended by various pundits and billionaires) build on familiar themes, like …

Middle-class

This company wants to take on Tesla with batteries that power your home

Tesla has positioned itself as a leader in the field with its rechargeable battery system, the Powerwall. The company's new version of the Powerwall, which is hitting the market this summer, has already sold out through the first half of 2016 after Tesla received a whopping 38,000 orders.<p>But …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Researchers say the 'success syndrome' could explain why your best employees are quitting

Across industries, they say, the most knowledgeable and helpful employees are barraged by requests from coworkers throughout the company until eventually they burn out and quit.<p>It's a sort of "success syndrome," the researchers say — the more valuable you are to the company, the more demands get …