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13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Meditation

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

Small Business

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

This Is the 1 Quality Entrepreneurs Need to Be Successful

If there’s one thing that has enabled Man Crates CEO and founder Jonathan Beekman to be successful as an entrepreneur, it’s <i>hustle</i>.<p>In a recent …

Entrepreneurship

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

7 Simple Steps That Will Make You Remarkably Confident

Fear can kill your business faster than a bad economy. Here's how to stop it.<p>Would you like to be more confident? For most of us the answer is yes. Wherever we are in our lives and careers, we know we could achieve more if we could stop fear and uncertainty from getting in our way.<p>We can, according …

Self-improvement

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

This is why the biggest brands of the world will always fail in India

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Running a company or a successful start-up and launching it in different parts of the world is always a challenging and an exciting piece of …

Entrepreneurship

Productivity Tips from Four Digital Marketing Experts

I see quite a lot of posts here about productivity and how marketing people can better manage their time. I really wanted to write on this topic, as …

How To Stop Busyness And Remain Productive

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Everybody wants a piece of your time; be wise about whom you choose to give it to. Explore curiosities, but be intentional and do …

Time Management

The View from Here: moving photos taken from windows around the world

Guy Kawasaki: Eight ways to be an evangelist for your business

<b>Guy Kawasaki made his name as Apple’s “chief evangelist” a term he says was coined by the marketing team. He was one of Apple’s first employees and</b> …

Entrepreneurship

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Practices at Home and Work That Increase Productivity

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Both salaried workers and entrepreneurs need to know what tools to use to become more productive at work. This is especially important for new startups, where the margin for error is not generous.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor …

Time Management

Are Bad Managers Holding Back Your Best Talent?

A few years ago I joined a large organization in the U.S. Possibly because I was the last one in, I was allocated the worst secretarial assistance I have had in my entire life.<p>I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what I could entrust her with that would not play havoc with my …

Management

40 Email Subject Lines Research Shows Your Subscribers Can't Resist

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your email list is potentially the most important asset your business owns. Search engine traffic and social media play a huge role in online marketing, but if I had to choose just one channel? It would absolutely be …

Marketing

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

Quick wins from successful entrepreneurs and CEOs who have built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies.<p>It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but …

Procrastination

Now That I Have Your Attention: A 5 Minute Lesson On How To Pitch Like A Pro

Here’s a subject that has <i>my</i> attention. The new book <i>Got Your Attention?</i> by communicator Sam Horn, the messaging/branding expert who heads The Intrigue Agency, gives readers a snappy and entertaining look at the easy ways every person–from teen to senior executive–can learn to present like a pro.<p>The …

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Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Leadership Reality Checks

America's favorite start-up guru provides the key questions every entrepreneur must ask. I also add my two cents.<p>Readers of this column know that I'm a big fan of Guy Kawasaki in general and specifically of his updated classic The Art of the Start 2.0. After reading it twice, there are some parts …

realitychecks

10 Success Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to achieve success, you need to adopt the habits that will drive you to the top. Successful people strongly believe in something and are driven to manifest it. Their path is so strong that it keeps them true to their …

Self-improvement

5 Ways To Appear More Like An Expert - Rather Than A Narcissist - In The Digital Age

Whether you’re selling vacuum cleaners or you’re offering consulting services, consumers want to buy from someone with proven expertise. The good news is, today’s digital world allows you to declare that you’re an expert with relative ease. The bad news is, you’ll be competing to gain attention in …

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

Employment

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To …

Self-improvement

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what …

Leadership