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Time for a Personal Rebrand? Here's What You Need to Know.

Follow these three steps, and you'll be ready to take your brand to the next level.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It’s no secret to any reader of this blog that an intentional, carefully-managed personal brand is critical to take control of your career in today’s …

Public Relations

Up Your Social Media Game By Answering These 8 Branding Questions

Don't put the social media cart before the brand strategy horse.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To excel at social media, you must be a social media expert, right? While this is true in some respects, having narrow social media knowledge can also be limiting. A social …

Public Relations

4 Ways Negativity Positively Impacts Your Life

Reading this headline, you are probably thinking “Another smarty on the internet who is going to tell me the fact that my life sometimes sucks is …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

I Drank Lemon Water Every Day For a Week, and This Is What Noticeably Changed

With perks like digestion aid, weight loss, and kidney-stone prevention, lemon water sounds like a miracle elixir. So when I found out that the benefits of lemon water actually weren't all hype, I knew I had to put it to the test myself. For one whole week, I added half a lemon sliced (any less …

Wellness

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

Talking About Finances With Your Significant Other Is Hard. Here's How to Make It Easier.

Like with other parts of a relationship, it's important to show patience and compassion when talking money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Money can be a notoriously tricky subject to talk about with your social circle. It can be a tough topic to breach even if you are …

Thought Leadership

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what many people don’t …

How to Run a Company When You're the Only Employee

Running a business by yourself can be daunting. Focusing on what matters will boost your confidence and put you on the road to success.<p>Time is money. This is doubly true if you're running a small business. It's triply true if you're a sole proprietor--if the buck stops completely with you, no …

3 Secrets of People Who Always Crush Their Personal Goals

Motivation leads to disappointment; systems lead to success.<p><i>What are some life-changing hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brenton Weyi on Quora:</b><p>We live in a dizzying world …

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Boobs on the Cover: 30 Sexy Vintage Album Covers From Between the 1960s and 1980s

The marketing strategy: Man sees boobs, man buys record!<br>In the 1960s-1980s, if you wanted to sell your record, the most reliable method may have been …

12 Digital Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses in 2018

It’s 2018, and if your small business doesn’t have a digital marketing strategy by now, you’re already behind the competition.<p>That’s why we put …

The Biggest Secret of Great Writers

Writing that people love, and that they share with others, has several distinguishing characteristics. Great writing is not only free from errors but …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day

In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard truth. Sitting down in front of …

Creative Writing

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

26 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A mobile device loaded with the right apps can truly help a person get ahead in business and life.<p>A mobile device loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay informed, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than two dozen high achievers are using every …

Apps

These Common Words and Phrases May Signal Depression

Wondering if someone is depressed? There may be a clue in the words they choose.<p>Are you wondering if your employee, co-worker, or friend may be suffering from depression? The words he or she choose may provide a big clue.<p>Obviously, if you're not a medical professional, you can't diagnose a disease …

3 Keys To Driving Long-Term Brand Relationships

Let’s start with the assumption that admired brands provide <i>value to companies</i> by producing outcomes. Companies can enjoy these outcomes when their …

Marketing

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work

Whether you're a social butterfly or a total introvert, it doesn't matter. These techniques will help you shine in any conversation.<p>You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small …

4 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

By Sara Mauskopf, CEO & Co-founder, Winnie. Originally published on Quora.<p>Before I spill all my secrets about building a personal brand, I’ll start …

15 Success Quotes to Inspire Your Next Big Idea

Creators are the ultimate authors of change. They mirror life itself by moving with the winds of innovation, adapting to new concepts as their craft …

This CEO Built a $200 Million Empire Before He Turned 30. Here Are His 7 Tips for Starting a Business

What are the keys to serial entrepreneur Lawrence Ng's massive success? He says luck has nothing to do with it.<p>What does it take to create a multi-million dollar empire, is it luck, is it finding the right market? Lawrence Ng built a $200 million business empire before he turned the age of 30. When …

8 Reasons Why You Never Want To Have Sex Anymore

A sex therapist weighs in on some surprising libido killers.<p>There are a bunch of obvious reasons why you might not want to have sex on any given night: you've had a hell of a day at work (long bath > sex), you're dealing with a bout of depression or anxiety, you haven't slept a full eight hours in …