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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 …

Writing

26 Time-Management Tricks Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Lifehacker is constantly testing new and unusual ways to get things done faster - from the "It Follows" horror movie method to the tried …

Time Management

9 Things Super Productive People Do Before Noon, According to Research

Along with health benefits, being a morning person can help you capitalize productivity and achieve success.<p>We can’t all be morning people, but …

Time Management

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my experience …

Time Management

6 reasons that continuing education is a no-brainer

As soon as you graduate from high school or Uni, you undoubtedly feel accomplished. But you might also feel as though you’re finished with the …

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

4 Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction So You Can Focus on What Really Matters

Smartphones are a strong candidate for the most alluring distraction of all time, but you can resist and win back your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That we are living in an age of near constant digital distraction is now old news. By this point, you have no …

Procrastination

The 10 Obsessions You Need to Have to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

You get rich by fixating on getting rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a successful entrepreneur and achieving millionaire status isn’t easy -- less than 10 percent of the U.S. population ever reaches this goal. Most people give up along the way, becoming …

Self-improvement

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Use Your To-Do List to Spot Opportunity

The value in a task list is as much in what you don't get done as what you do!<p>We all know your to-do list points the way to great results. And when …

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Even smart people can make terrible decisions.<p>Generally, it's not because they spent time deliberating and somehow arrived at the wrong answer. It's because they didn't spend any time thinking at all.<p>For example: You might automatically keep your phone on your desk at work, or grab a smoothie as a …

Apps

Five Reasons You Should Embrace 'Get-It-Done' Mondays

In business, time flies. It gets away from you. Whatever you’re doing with your time, chances are you’re not making the most of it. This is why many business people miss deadlines and push things back.<p>I was certainly guilty of this, too. But then I came up with a system that turned my professional …

Time Management

Work Less. Do More.

CommentsView the discussion thread. Not a single blank space in my calendar. That’s what I saw one Sunday night reviewing my week ahead. I had filled …

Man Caves

Teach the World to Respect Your Time

If you don't believe your time is valuable, why should anyone else?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite its third-quarter dip last year, Uber has “rocketed to become the highest-valued private startup company in the world." Why? Uber doesn’t sell rides. Uber sells</i> …

Time Management

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

To Massively Increase Your Confidence, Plan to Spend Your Time Constructively

Replace something you do every day you don't want anyone to know about with one thing you've been putting off longer than you want anyone to know and your confidence will soar.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A friend asked me if I was planning to write a book and what I …

Self-improvement

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …

Success

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

Want to be a better boss? Think like a coach

If you're not sure how to manage a team, take a lesson out of a coaches' playbook.<p>A good boss has to wear a lot of hats — mediator, air traffic controller, gatekeeper — but experts say one is particularly important for being a successful manager: coach.<p>“Productivity is connected to ‘learn it alls’ …

2 Ways to Get What You Want: Ask and Attract

If you want something, learn to ask others or ask the universe.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm constantly endeavoring to simplify how to get what you want, both rapidly and accurately. In the process of doing so, I've discovered two simple ways to get what you want …

Social Media

3 Strategies to Painlessly Free up Time and Get More Done

What juggling a growing tech company, grad school and a toddler taught me about how to efficiently manage time and priorities like a superhero.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're all wearing many hats and trying to fit multiple roles into a single 24-hour day. When …

Time Management

Seven Leadership Secrets You Should Already Know

Not all of us naturally know how to lead. Some leaders have received training, had a mentor or are just plain naturally intuitive leaders. However, many wing it and hope for the best. If you want to be a great leader, here’s what you should know.<p><b>Accept a lateral transfer.</b><p>My clients sometimes …

Leadership Is Cumulative. Here's How to Get There

Only the best business leaders are truly wise.<p>Norman Cousins once opined that wisdom is the ability to predict the future. Many successful entrepreneurial leaders, by this measure, seem to have been gifted unusually accurate crystal balls. This predictive intelligence is a matter of understanding …

How Women Can Develop — and Promote — Their Personal Brand

We all know developing a personal brand is valuable, since a strong reputation can put you on the radar for exciting career opportunities. When your true talents are understood, it’s far more likely you’ll be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of …

'Management Is 10% Work And 90% People'

Or is it? That’s an interesting way to put it.<p>The headline above was on my mind because of a note from a former colleague I received yesterday on LinkedIn. I’d recently written an article examining the role of empathy in management – How Important Is Empathy To Successful Management? – and he sent …

Project Management

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

Time Management