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The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

Motivation

How To Finally Own Your Time (And Stop Feeling So Stressed)

You spend all day working only to lie in bed at night tossing, turning and worrying about how much you’ve got to do.<p>Well, you’re not alone.<p>According to a 2017 Statista survey, 30 percent of those in the US who work more than 51 hours each week feel stressed, compared to 15 percent of those who work …

Time Management

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

My 13 Favorite Productivity Tools

When you think of productivity tools, you probably think of apps and other technological tools. Unfortunately, apps are not the route to greater productivity. As a matter of fact, technology often consumes more time than it saves. Here are my 13 favorite productivity tools, none of which require …

Productivity

18 ways to be more productive in 2018

It’s a few weeks into a brand-new year and chances are good you’ve already tossed your resolutions by the wayside and are slipping back into your old …

How To Recognize And Prevent Burnout Before It Hits You

Burnout is neither a badge of honor nor a sign of courage. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms before it hits you.<p><i>This</i> <i>piece</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>Shine</i><i>, a free daily motivational text, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Close your eyes and imagine yourself sprinting while holding your breath.<p>Sounds …

Proactive or Reactive: Which Mode Are You In?

This morning routine will destroy your distractions -- and help you reach your next level of success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: <i>Yawns, stretches; shuts off alarm; checks texts; checks emails; checks social -- heads to</i> …

Time Management

When, Exactly, to Schedule Your Workouts

You’ve probably heard the expression that timing is everything. Sometimes broader context and other events—often those that are outside your control—can exert a significant influence on a desired outcome. Like when it storms with gale-force winds on the morning of your marathon, or when you finish …

The Most Successful People Use These 5 Practices to Be More Healthy and Productive

Being uber-productive isn't as hard as one might think.<p>I love quotes. One of my favorites is by the late Jim Rohn who said, "Find out what poor people do, and don't do it." Blunt and not politically correct, but it stuck with me.<p>That's why every entrepreneurs should do everything in their power to …

4 ways to prevent yourself from getting complacent at work

Taking the easy way out at work — by getting too comfortable with the status quo — won’t always prove rewarding for your career.<p>Here’s how to stay on …

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018.<p>The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories …

Mexico City

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I know a bit about the link between stress and illness first hand. Four years ago, I set out to regenerate a …

Immune System

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

Low on Motivation? 7 Psychological Hacks to Get Going

Studies show that the 'average' optimal time for a work-break split entails working for 52 minutes and breaking for 17.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even the most passionate and motivated among us have off days. We wake up feeling detached from work, or groggy, …

Hacking

This Project Management Technique Is More Than A Productivity Hack

“Calendering.”<p>When people have asked me about my “productivity hacks” that’s generally been my response. I figured that time management and an effective use of my calendar was how I balanced a full-time VP job, a podcast, freelance writing, public speaking, volunteer gigs, mentoring, regular …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

Why 11am on Monday will be your most productive moment all week

<b>Name:</b> 11am Monday.<p><b>Time:</b> Um, 11am Monday.<p><b>Location:</b> The office.<p><b>OK, so we’ve clarified that 11am on Monday exists.</b> But you’re wrong. It doesn’t just exist. It thrives. It’s a caffeinated donkey kick of a time. It’s the golden hour.<p><b>It really isn’t. You don’t tell someone that they have “a bad case of</b> …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

You Have More Than Enough Time to do High Value Work, You’re Just Not Spending it Right

“I don’t have enough time.” We’ve all said it before.<p>Time poverty is a distribution issue.<p>Many people hate being idle. They value productivity, so they glorify being busy. They seek out busyness for the sake of being busy.<p>They sense a feeling that they are time-constrained, yet they are more …

Time Management

The best business book I've read in 20 years taught me 4 career lessons I never forgot

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Self-improvement

How to Vacation in Paris on a $1,000 Budget. (Including the Flight. Ye

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. The final stop: Paris, France</i><p>Paris is the city you most …

France

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

These beautiful places of one of the world's most romantic destinations will inspire some serious wanderlust.<p>Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and it's no wonder—just look at it! Every city, village and beach from the Dolomites to the Amalfi Coast looks like it …

Pat Riley reportedly steered LaMarcus Aldridge to the Spurs by accident

The Heat president tried to convince Aldridge to take a pay cut and sacrifice to win a championship in Miami. That only convinced Aldridge that he should sign with the Spurs over the Suns.<p>During the offseason, Pat Riley met with LaMarcus Aldridge in an effort to lure him to the Heat. However, his …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Success

Boy's 'Humans of New York' image helps raise more than $1 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> One principal's inspiration has resulted in more than $1 million in donations for what started as an initiative to raise funding for a class trip to Harvard.<p>"Humans of New York" creator Brandon Stanton launched the campaign to benefit Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in …

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Flying

Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

Glyzelle Palomar, a one-time homeless child taken in by a church charity, made her emotional plea during ceremonies at a Catholic university in Manila, ahead of a mass by the pope to millions of faithful.<p>"Many children are abandoned by their parents. Many children get involved in drugs and …

Pope Francis

South Korea's President Will Hold Talks With the North Without Conditions

South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced during a nationally televised address on Monday that she’s willing to hold a summit with North Korean …