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4 Steps to Firing an Employee Smoothly and Painlessly | Inc.com

<i>By Brandon Dempsey, partner and chief marketing strategist of goBRANDgo!.</i><p>Recruiting and hiring people is tough mental work, and firing them is tough emotional work. It's easy to build on the positive momentum of an excited new employee. But what happens when that positive momentum doesn't sustain …

Employment

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Remote businesses are becoming more popular, thanks to today's possibility of working off site, …

Why most people will never be successful

"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

7 email scripts you can use to say no to anyone about anything

As a result, I often end up agreeing to things that I probably should've passed on in the first place.<p>Oh, you too?<p>Well, fortunately, I'm here to help. I've pulled together eight email templates that'll help you say "no" in a variety of situations. Customize them to your unique situation, and …

Employment

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Even If You're Not in Sales, You Still Need to Know How to Sell. Here's How to Master the Art | Inc.com

Small business owners are usually eager to start making money right out of the gate. But it's not that simple. Though many entrepreneurs have been in the business long enough to know how to make sales and lead a prosperous company, many others need help along the way.<p>Making sales is an art, you …

Profit

24 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Are Better Than The Expensive Versions

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Connect Instantly And Make A Great First Impression In 60 Seconds

Anyone who has attended a networking event, gone on job interviews, or even first dates, knows the value of the first impression. It’s enormous and cannot be overstated. We can’t help but have first impressions lead our judgments on job candidates, employees, potential vendors, and everyone in …

Self-help

Prof proves 100-year-old medical test cures infertility after mum tells him: 'That's how you were born!'

When the mother of Professor Ben Mol told him that a 100-year-old medical technique had cured her infertility, leading to his birth, the scientist was naturally curious.<p>Since 1917 doctors have performed a technique in which they inject a special dye into women’s tubes which can be picked up on …

Pregnancy

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing | Inc.com

Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful motivational speakers and leadership coaches of all time, with top CEOs paying him $1 million or more per year for one-on-one coaching. …

Self-improvement

28 Self-Tanning Products That People Actually Swear By

Look sun-kissed without the sun damage.

When My Employees Ask Me for a Raise, I Always Tell Them This | Inc.com

Startups often house a recognizable cast of characters.<p>In my current version, I play the part of the seasoned veteran. Even though, and don't tell my people this, I don't really have it figured out either.<p>I'm the CEO. And, as many startups do, we carry a bench of 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and …

Startups

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Inc.com

As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've realized that helping people "do more" of their good habits …

Self-help

Make these 5 essential investing moves when you’re in your 20s to 30s

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you believe recent reports from the web, you probably think millennials are financial …

Retirement

Two Words That Make You Instantly Irresistible According To Dave Kerpen

What are some quick ways you can get people to like you and to trust you?<p>So much about life and relationships is about building trust. We do business with people we trust. We help people we trust. We go out of our way for people we trust. But how do you build trust with someone you’re meeting for …

CEOs

9 Qualities That Make Bosses Not Only Great, but Unforgettable | Inc.com

If you're like me, you remember all of your bosses. A couple were awful. Most were fairly good.<p>But only one of mine was, in the best possible way, truly unforgettable.<p>Memorable bosses possess qualities that may not show up on paper but always show up where it matters most--in the minds and even …

Leadership

Buying a House with Tenants: A Quick Guide | Investopedia

Whether you are interested in a buying a home to use as a primary residence or an investment property, it’s possible that the property is currently …

Real Estate

2 Deadly Mistakes That Are Killing Your Profit | Inc.com

Have you noticed that your business has stagnated? Maybe you have a boutique that has a few loyal customers, but rarely gets new foot traffic. Perhaps your e-commerce site numbers haven't gone up in months. Maybe it's sales, maybe it's excuses, or maybe you're just not eating enough chocolate?<p>My …

Marketing

10 Cheap and Simple Steps to Happy Employees | Inc.com

It's well-known that happy employees are productive employees. People who are excited to show up to work are more focused, more innovative, and stay with their companies longer.<p>While most people agree on the need for healthy employee morale, there's a misconception that money is they only way to …

Employee Engagement

Ten Things You Deserve From Your Job -- Besides A Paycheck

Dear Liz,<p>I started my job a year ago and I’ve been waiting for the job to improve — to become more rewarding and interesting.<p>At first my manager “Allie” told me that she was moving me into the position slowly because I was new and she wanted to make sure I learned the procedures perfectly.<p>After …

Employment

Four Tips For Communicating Well In Nerve-Wracking Situations

High stakes can make even the most confident speakers crumble. Here’s how to keep it together.<p>A group job interview.<p>A high-stakes board meeting.<p>A pitch to investors.<p>If you’ve been in any of these situations, you know how hard it can be to speak confidently, articulately, and convincingly. Even if …

Use This Formula To Dial Up The Soft Skills On Your Resume

Here’s a straightforward way to make sure your interpersonal and problem-solving chops shine through.<p>First things first: Soft skills play an important role in hiring. Employers aren’t looking for robots that can only execute on a job description. They need people who can positively impact the …

My 5-year-old is scared to go to bed by himself. How can we all get some sleep?

<i>Q: I need advice on helping my 5-year-old son with his fears. He does not like to go upstairs by himself. At night he tells me he does not want to go to bed because he is afraid of bad guys or wolves or scorpions. I try not to quash his emotion, and say something like “Scorpions — that sounds</i> …

Parenting

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

What's More Important for Parents Than a 529 Plan? | Investopedia

Among my friends and family, it seems that everyone is having kids. And, as the fee-only financial planner in my community, I’ve been getting the …

College & University

Have Your Kids Do This Now to Avoid Depression Later On

Researchers have found exercise has long-term benefits for kids' mood and may help prevent depression down the road.<p>It's no secret that exercise releases feel-good endorphines and can act as a mood-enhancer. I work out for that very reason: starting my day with yoga or cardio kickstarts my positive …

Why Are We So Afraid To Admit When Our Kids Are Struggling?

Like all parents, I have the most adorable child in the world. When you think about it, we all have the most adorable child in the world, which is a …

Children are harmed by too much screen time, not enough outdoor play

<b>A group of experts in the UK wants a special Ministry of Childhood created to protect children's wellbeing, if parents won't.</b><p>A screen-based lifestyle …

Education Policy