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8 traits the world's most successful people share

For his book, "The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common," author Richard St. John conducted interviews with more than 500 highly successful people, from the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson to Martha Stewart and Ben Cohen, the cofounder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.<p>St. John entered …

Self-improvement

After 20 Years Of Marriage...

You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

10 Things You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Successful

Success means something different to every person: like beauty, it exists in the eye of the beholder. It is your responsibility to determine what …

Suresh Rathinam's answer to What's an efficient way to overcome procrastination?

I was a very bad Procrastinator for a very long time, until I really understood the basics of why I procrastinate.<p>In order to understand why you …

Procrastination
Small Business

3 Things Highly Successful People Master Consistently

<b>Guest Post by Stephanie C.N.</b>Our culture has always been fascinated by highly successful people. We study their habits, lifestyle choices and …

Self-improvement

The Most Common Reasons Startups Fail

Before diving into your own startup, consider first these common mistakes that have cost entrepreneurs their businesses time and again.<p>Founders blame investors, investors blame CEOs, CEOs blame research and development (R&D), R&D say the product is fine, the market just doesn’t get it, and …

Startups
Personal Finance

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

24 Steps for the Most Productive 24-Hour Day

“Rome wasn’t built in a day” is a saying that demonstrates the need for time to create great things. Mastering a skill, craft, or habit can take a …

The Formula for Success, and How to Actually Use it

Here's a solution that can clear the confusion and get you back on the path to success.<p>We've all been there: You're sitting at your desk reflecting, finding yourself frustrated with the lack of results you're getting in your business. You reach the conclusion that you're either working too hard and …

Business Strategy

Can We Give Up Procrastination In One Month?

This month we’ll identify our most important task, master getting started, and learn to refocus when procrastination tries to creep in.<p>Like many people, I’m skilled in the art of procrastination. The excuses I give myself range from, “There’s not enough time to finish” to “I really don’t want to …

Procrastination

5 Real Ways to Actually Make Money Online

How many articles are there about making money online? Thousands? Millions? Enough? Probably. But there’s a problem. Too many of them are just sales …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

The Most Critical Hour of Your Day: How to Set Yourself Up for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Every hour lasts sixty minutes. But not all hours are really equal.<p>Sometimes, those sixty minutes will pass almost unnoticed while you’re racing …

Time Management

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Time management 101

<b>A Tutorial for Increasing Productivity</b><p><b>The System</b><p>Choose a system to manage your calendar, tasks, and lists that works well for you.<p>Use a To Do list …

How To Knock Out Your 3 Worst Time Management Issues

<b>Do you face this daily struggle?</b><p>The one where 24 hours to cross out everything on your to-do list is way too little?<p>It is a tremendous energy drain. …

5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful

<i>Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.</i><p>There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably …

Learn How To Start Investing With These Five Simple Steps

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I'm in my late 20s with a good job and can finally save some money. I know that I should start investing but it's a little overwhelming. Where do I start?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>I understand that investing can seem extremely overwhelming at first. However, I believe it's one of the best …

Retirement