Pratik Shah

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10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Workouts

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

Author who studies millionaires: How to get rich and then stay rich

Being rich, or becoming financially independent, boils down to a two-step process:<p>Accumulate wealth<br>• Keep the wealth you've accumulated<p>In my book …

Self-improvement

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Framing

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

Why the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus Obsessively on This 1 Thing | Inc.com

It was April 30th, 2013, one of the most exciting days of my life. I'm talking movie stardom excitement. With naïveté and wishful thinking, this is the day that we launched our startup at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York.<p>I wasn't a startup junkie. I didn't follow the industry trades at the time, so …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Cuban Says Sales is the Key to Success in Any Field. Studies Say Focus on this 1 Thing to Improve Instantly | Inc.com

Not too long ago, Mark Cuban was asked on the podcast,<i>How I Built This, on</i> what he would do if he had to start all over again from scratch. "I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day," he responded.<p>According to Cuban, sales is the foundation for success in any …

Public Speaking

If you are wallowing in self-pity and pain, remembering this can save your life

It was my first Boston Marathon, I was 46 years old, two miles from the top of Heartbreak Hill, and in one word, miserable.<p>My left leg had locked up, and the high winds and low temperatures had taken their toll.<p>Not a happy camper, and still seven miles to the finish line.<p>I grabbed a discarded …

The founder of the world's biggest hedge fund has 3 principles to create a more successful life

Bridgewater Associates is the world's largest hedge fund. They manage over $150 billion.<p>In the past decade, a lot has been written about them. They have a very unorthodox method of operation. Almost to the point where many outsiders claim that they function like a cult.<p>They're known for their …

Self-improvement

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

Investing

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

The 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

These shows will help you hack your brain, invest wisely and find inspiration and motivation in unexpected places.<p>Running a business is daunting, and many entrepreneurs find themselves seeking mentors -- or better yet, wishing they had an experienced friend to dish all of their secrets. For those …

Entrepreneurship

10 tips to cut body fat — for good

Plateaus suck, especially when you’re working hard in the gym and in the kitchen to make sure you’re doing all the right things to lose fat. You work …

Fitness

The One Move to Make After Equifax Breach

With the angry glare of the public eye squarely focused on Equifax after announcing a massive breach and blamed it on a computer server flaw other companies had fixed months before, the company is waiving fees on credit freezes. Which is good news because it's the only thing that's going to save …

Identity Theft

The Equifax breach may have exposed 143 million people's Social Security numbers — here's what to do if your identity is at risk

As Business Insider's Lydia Ramsey reported: "The details potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, some credit card numbers, and personal documents."<p>Equifax set up a website, equifaxsecurity2017.com, to help figure out whether your information was …

Identity Theft

Snap Stat: Life’s Biggest—and Least Understood—Expense

<b>RETIREMENT IS THE BIGGEST EXPENSE</b> for most people, according to <b>Finances in Retirement: New Challenges, New Solutions,</b> the latest study by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave. And the cost of funding it is rising as people live longer. For more surprising insights, download the study here. …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Never Do | Inc.com

You don't have to be a genius to be a smart entrepreneur; you just have to make smart choices. It's the overly-impulsive entrepreneur who suffers the consequences of poor choices; the individual who doesn't take the time to look at the big picture.<p>Do you identify with any of these behaviors? When …

Entrepreneurship

Does the 7-Minute Workout Actually Work?

A typical day for most Americans might sound something like this: You wake up, head to work, pick the kids up or run a few errands and finally make …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

6 reasons the rich stay rich

Some wealthy people were born into money, while others worked their way to the top. However they got there, many have figured out how to stay rich.<p>Learning how to make millions is one thing, but mastering the art of keeping that fortune intact is a different task. Many people get rich, only to blow …

Retirement

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Self-improvement

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Employment

These are the 20 best-selling business books of 2016 so far

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Whether you want to standout from your colleagues, streamline your time spent at the office, or are in need of some motivation during a …

Self-improvement

6 Biggest Strength-Training Mistakes

If you want to improve your big lifts, take heed of these common strength-training errors that can hold back your progress.<p>Legend has it that some …

Exercise

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Success

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …