Rithvik Hegde

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Want to be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Focus on Writing. (Do This Instead)

Hemingway was an American journalist, novelist, and short story-ist whose brevity and inimitable style influenced an entire generation of fiction …

Writing

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

How To Create A Soul For Your Story

— Show, Don’t Tell“Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.”<br>― <b>Ernest Hemingway</b><b>Tell:</b> It was a hot summer morning. Harry thought he was going to …

Stephen King

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

Not Enough Time in the Day? Ask Yourself These 50 Tough Questions to Find Out Why

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

Time Management

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

Infographic: Storytelling tips to capture readers’ hearts

Not much has changed since childhood; compelling narratives are still captivating.<p>Whether it was listening to your parents read bedtime stories, …

Branding

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

How to Respond Effectively When Buyers Resort to These 5 Obnoxious Negotiating Tactics

Get over the shock, figure out what's really going on and respond calmly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve been working with a buyer for months. You’ve had multiple meetings, developed a great relationship, answered their objections and now, you’re hoping it will …

Whiteboards

3 Ways To Focus On Your Work Without Interruption -- Backed By Science

An ability to focus and work deeply for an extended period is the holy grail for productivity nerds like me.<p>It’s a gauntlet Cal Newport threw down for us in his enjoyable book, <i>Deep Work.</i> He defines deep work as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that …

Apps

Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius

In 1787, one of history’s most prolific and influential music composers had just arrived in Prague for a second time.<p>Over the next few days, Wolfgang …

13 early warning signs the person you fancy might be toxic

From women who've experienced it IRL.<p>1. "When their prior relationships that you know of were ALWAYS the other person at fault/they refer to all of their prior relationships or exes as 'crazy'. [My ex] constantly told me the negatives of his ex. She was 'needy', she was 'awful', she made him feel …

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start A Business

The statistics are a bit dire: 20% of small businesses do not make it past their first year — and fully half will close their doors before their five-year anniversary. Nonetheless, eager entrepreneurs regularly take the plunge in order to follow the American Dream of owning their own business. If …

Small Business

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

Infographic: How to make money by writing and editing

Writing and editing remain highly marketable skills.With the internet’s insatiable appetite for content, many organizations are putting serious money …

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Let this brain scientist optimize your morning routine

What you do in the morning can make or break your brain’s performance. Here are some simple habits to adopt between wake-up and lunchtime, in the right order.<p>Struggling to focus throughout your workday? You’re not alone. We live in a world of never-ending distractions, making it harder to …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Don't Want to Work Today? Just Do This

I procrastinated for an hour before writing this article. After coming up with the idea, I left my home office and drove through traffic in the rain to a nearby shop. There, I debated whether or not to buy a new pair of trainers.<p>I didn’t even need a pair of trainers. I just wanted to avoid work. It …

Time Management

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

What Your Website Should Have to Excite Millennials

It's not what you think. It’s more than mobile-friendly and Facebook ads. Millennials are demanding companies offer more interactive and more …

Facing these five fears will make you a better leader

High achievers are comfortable being uncomfortable. It takes a high threshold of guts, smarts and heart to press on when others quit. Some people get …

How I Learned To Use Sensory Words In My Writing

Can you feel, touch, taste, smell and hear these sensory words?<i>Sighs</i>Drops of sweat peek through his shirt as we walk down the quaint, uneven …

20 Subtle Signs You Give Off Negative Energy

While you shouldn't become too hung up on what others think, it never hurts to evaluate the kind of energy you might be giving off, and adjust your …

8 small things people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

8 Tips For Talking To Your Kids So You Get More Than One-Word Responses

There are two things that I think the TV series “The Simpsons” got spot on when it came to communication between parents and kids. One is that kids …

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking