Spencer Bleckler

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3 Simple Tools That Will Optimize Your Brainpower

You already have the habits you need to successfully learn. All you need to do is become aware of them.<p>"Which Habits Can People Build Into Their Day to Optimize Learning?" <i>originally appeared on Quora-- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

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How To Avoid Making The Same Mistake: 10 Tips For New Entrepreneurs

When under stress, people tend to fall back on habits acquired at an early age, whether good or bad, and consequently, risk getting caught up in a cycle of repetitive actions and reactions. While that may not always be a negative, the adage that “old habits die hard” can become painfully true when …

In Your 40s? Here's How to Be Rich in Your 60s

Get started now, while the power of compounding can still work in your favor.<p>Your 40s can be an incredible time to invest. Generally speaking, you're …

4 Easy Ways To Get Your Money Organized

You took our quiz, and now you’re ready to face your fears and get your finances together. You’ve been ignoring your money situation for so long now …

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathological narcissism is a personality attribute that characterizes individuals just below the level of a diagnosable disorder, but remains …

A habit expert says people come in 4 types — and two of them tend to make the best match

Add to that list "how they respond to expectations." It's a rather nebulous and highly unsexy term that turns out to be a big predictor of who you'll be attracted to.<p>That's according to Gretchen Rubin, the bestselling author of multiple books including, most recently, "The Four Tendencies."<p>"How do …

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, …

Entrepreneurship

9 entrepreneurs on how to stay positive when everything seems to be going wrong

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn — those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with stunning success. Here are nine ways to stay optimistic when your life hits a speed bump.

5 Benjamin Graham Articles You'd Be Crazy Not To Read

Are you sure you really know Ben Graham?<p>Most value investors have read the book Warren Buffett called the best value investing book ever written, …

How to Determine If a Financial Advisor Is Right for You

By Mary Beth Storjohann via Iris.xyz Whether you’re 25 or 65, it’s important to know how to find the right financial planner. But what does “right” look like? You want a financial advisor that’s a great fit for you and your financial goals. That means someone who understands what you aspire to and …

Entrepreneurs Frequently Have Bad Days -- Here's How You Turn Them Around

As busy entrepreneurs we always have days where things just don’t go right. Maybe a big meeting didn’t go as planned or a key investor pulls out of your business. Or maybe you are just run down, fatigued and making careless mistakes. We’ve all experienced the high and lows and neurosis that …

Investing in Real Estate? Here's Our Winter Reading List

<b>We’ve searched for the best real estate titles for you to choose from, here’s our list of top books to buy if you’re looking into real estate either</b> …

Real Estate

How Debt and Taxes Can Make Smart Entrepreneurs Rich

Why taking on 'good' debt and tax code savviness are crucial for financial success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My wife Kim and I have hundreds of millions of dollars of debt. We pay little to nothing in taxes. We are very rich, members of the 1 percent that gets …

Personal Finance

Need Some Summer Reading? These Are the 15 Best-Selling Business Books Right Now

These are the books you're likely to spot everyone reading this summer, according to Amazon.<p>The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.<p>There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really …

Self-improvement

Robert Kiyosaki: The Rich Keep Getting Richer for This One Reason

There is a reason why the rich keep getting richer, according to financial author Robert Kiyosaki: a lack of financial education.<p>"People do need to …

Personal Finance

10 Books To Give A Graduate That Will Set Them Up For Success

When you stop to think about it, a book is truly amazing. With the turn of a page, a lifetime of knowledge from the world’s most learned people is right in front of your eyes.<p>A great book can make a lasting impression on a young person. Because of this, a basket of books can be the best present for …

3 Killer Persuasion Techniques You Can Learn From Billionaire Warren Buffett

Psychologist Robert Cialdini dissects what makes the world's most successful investor so incredibly persuasive.<p>If you want to persuade others, there are endless tips and tricks available. Most of them tell you how to package your argument to make it as convincing as possible, but according to …

Self-improvement

7 Stocks to Buy on the Next Big Market Dip

It has been quiet out there. The CBOE Volatility Index — better known as the VIX — just hit its lowest levels since 2007. Moves of even 100 points on …

Stock Markets

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Here are five great ways to put any extra money to productive use -- and some of them may even be enjoyable.<p><i>Anyway, I went out and bought thousands</i> …

16 things you need to let go of if you want to be successful

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

The 7 Best Blogs on Goal Achievement

You're reading The 7 Best Blogs on Goal Achievement, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

How ‘Badass’ author Jen Sincero went from living in a garage to being rich

If you were to ask Jen Sincero what kept her in a low-wage, low-happiness funk for decades of her adult life, stuck in “the fetal position of …

Motivation

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

The Workplace