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Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 | Inc.com

As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get started, here are 27 productivity tips to begin 2018 right.<p>1. Build up …

Productivity

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>While these may not involve the benefit of technology …

Time Management

Madonna, Oprah, and Clint Eastwood All Have This 1 Life Trait in Common--and It's Key to Their Success | Inc.com

So we've all heard about the benefits of meditating and mindfulness. It's good for keeping your anxiety levels low, positivity high and work productive. A lot of highly successful people such as Madonna, Oprah, Clint and Goldie claim that it's life changing. But how can a non-meditator get over …

Clint Eastwood

Why Changing Your Identity Is the Key to Changing Your Behavior | Inc.com

There are many strategies discussed when it comes to accomplishing goals. Some people claim there is a simple five-step process to reach goals. Others say goals are achieved through visualization techniques. Or, you might have heard that setting attainable goals is the key.<p>While all these …

Self-improvement

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks | Inc.com

You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of distraction (8 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD), and unlimited opportunities for multitasking, which has been scientifically …

Procrastination

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we experience.<p>So what are the stressful habits we need to stop tolerating? Here …

Self-improvement

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

8 toxic habits to give up if you want to be confident and successful

"Fake it till you make it" is a well-worn business cliché for a good reason: Extensive studies show that confidence is highly correlated with …

Self-improvement

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure

Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes.<p>A study in the <i>J</i><i>ournal of</i> …

How to Gamify Your Life to Quickly Accomplish Big Goals | Inc.com

Is your life a video game, filled with challenging quests and new adventures?<p>Or has your life become somewhat stale?<p>As most people get older, they lose their childhood sense of wonderment and openness. Most people stop growing and settle for "reality" as they see it.<p>But life doesn't have to suck. …

Self-improvement

Want to Become Wealthy? You'll Need to Master These 6 Fundamentals | Inc.com

The question in this article's headline is a no-brainer. Of course you want to be wealthy. Everyone wants to be wealthy. Even if your happiness in life is more contingent upon emotional experiences than material goods, more money can help you do more things; whether that's traveling more frequently …

Personal Finance

The Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read

I live and work a stone’s throw from Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the leaves begin to turn, 150,000 students descend upon Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding towns to attend one of the more than 50 colleges in the metropolitan area. A big chunk of those students …

Entrepreneurship

The investor behind startups with billion dollar exits explains how retail needs to change

Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures, breaks down the retail landscape.<p>The retail world is in transition: Brick-and-mortar stores are losing customers to e-commerce, and consumers are expecting more from the traditional shopping experience. Retail has to rethink itself.<p>That’s the message …

The cofounder of a $1.3 billion startup says a common mistake can kill a new business

New startups are delicate things.<p>So it's not surprising that the path to establishing a fledgling business can sometimes feel fraught with peril.<p>No one appreciates this more than the founders of stock trading app Robinhood. Before they got their product off the ground, they struck out on 75 …

Startups

Data Shows Your Startup Probably Won't Last without These 3 Things | Inc.com

<i>By Tracy Skousen (@TracySkousen), Senior Vice President, Relationship Partner/President, International, at Partners In Leadership and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>We've all heard the grim data about startups' success rates: 8 out of 10 will fail within the …

Leadership

The best ways for your teen to make money online

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>For teens already busy with school, homework and extracurriculars, squeezing in a part-time …

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're …

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires | Inc.com

Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your environment, but you can control what you get done. And more than that, you can learn from others …

Time Management

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …