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My Company Grew 800 Percent in a Year After I Made This Mindset Shift Grow

The surprising thing about being grateful for what you have is how much more you end up getting.<p>7 min read<p>When it comes to rapid growth, there are lots of strategies you can implement. But what if I told you that the strategy responsible for growing my business 800 percent in the last year was …

Customers

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Time Management

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

Travel the Scottish Highlands on Budget

Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK – what do these countries all have in common? Nature, good food and booze! But there is also the heavy …

Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius

Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in history<p>In 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella d’Este employed a friar to act as go-between. The friar met …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Best Response to the Tricky Interview Question 'Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?' (Most Answer Incorrectly) | Inc.com

Last week, I discussed how best to answer the question "Why do you want to work here?" I shared what interviewers hear when you provide typical responses and how to craft the perfect response that will demonstrate that you've done your research and the value you can bring to the company.<p>Another …

Management

An Insider's Guide To Alaçatı, Turkey's Hidden Coastal Gem

The Local Hang-out: Asma Yaprağı<p>The Regional Speciality: the Boğazkere grape<p>The Shop: Eskiden<p>The Hotel: Alavya<p>The Hotspot: Yek<p>The Family-Friendly …

These Incredible Spa Pools Hang off a Cliff in Mexico

Mexico

This Hotel Has a Perfect View of the Taj Mahal

The Oberoi Amarvilas offers luxurious serenity with unbeatable views of the Taj Mahal.<p>There are hotels with a view, and then there are hotels with a …

The Best Travel Shoes Are Designed by a Dallas Native

When packing for a road trip or air travel, the mystery quotient is always shoes. Which ones should you bring? Will you really need those ankle …

Country Lifestyle

5 Brutal Challenges on the Path to Personal Success

Your biggest obstacle is you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The moment you step off the ledge and actually dive into the world of entrepreneurship is breathtaking. Anxiety, excitement and potential all come together to form a unique mental buzz. But, once the dust …

Entrepreneurship

These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

Time Management

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

10 Powerful Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>And let's face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, …

17 Quotes From a Modern Day Mindfulness Expert That Will Change Your Thinking on Life

Jon Kabat Zinn is the creator of the first Center for Mindfulness and is widely recognized as the ultimate expert on using mindfulness to reduce …

Mindfulness

The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities...<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport–and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …

A travel editor shares the 12 things you should always have in your carry-on

Need me to rush out on a last-minute travel assignment? No sweat. I always keep a few hundred bucks in ready money handy, an up-to-date passport with extra visa pages, and a carry-on kit with these essential items I never leave behind. Ever.

10 Spectacular Places In Canada To Visit Now

The cold country will be a hot destination this year.<p>Canada will be a <i>hot</i> destination in 2017. Both The New York Times and Lonely Planet have ranked the country as the #1 place to visit this year, and Princess Kate and Prince William took a highly-publicized tour of the country in the fall.<p>Convinced …

3 life lessons from Zen Samurais that will blow your mind

When you read about Zen samurais, you would expect to learn about fighting, swords and strategy.<p>But when I researched Samurai texts, this …

Meditation

Oprah's Basic Tomato Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 medium ribs celery, finely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, finely chopped<br>• 6 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces<br>• Salt<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 cup tomato paste<br>• 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped<br>• 3 cups …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

America's Best Swimming Holes (PHOTOS)

Standing in the sunshine on the rocky bank, with rivulets of cool water dripping from your hair and swimsuit, you wait your turn at the base of the old oak. You're up. You grip the fraying rope, get a running start, swing out over the pool of clear water, and release. <i>Cannonball!</i><p>In summertime, when …