Steven Martinez

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The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

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11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Success

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

How I Used Real Estate to Pay for My Newborn Daughter's College Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed Rosie into the world -- our first child. Last week, I had her entire college education paid for without spending a single dollar of my own money. How? Through a single real estate investment.<p>The …

Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind.

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Tony Robbins is in the business of breakthroughs. He helps people achieve personal and professional breakthroughs with his wildly popular motivational seminars, his life strategy coaching to CEOs, U.S. Presidents and billionaire hedge fund managers, and writing …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Use These 6 Little Steps to Make Really Big Things Happen

This simple system will help you start (and finish!) any big project, achieve huge goals, and make each day "your masterpiece."<p>Even though I don't really follow basketball I've been a super fan of John Wooden for a number of years. Wooden was the legendary coach of UCLA's men's team, who led them …

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Fast Metabolism Diet: How To Lose Weight Without Hunger Pangs

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

How to Instantly Have a Success Mindset

What does it take to have a success mindset? It's easier than you think.<p>I've been waiting in the hotel lobby for two minutes. My temper begins to rise as I think, <i>How inconsiderate of them to waste my time!</i> But I catch myself.<p>I was about to tell myself a victim story, and I remembered: You can't run …

Charge drivers for their road use and build more metro rail, report urges

Infrastructure Australia proposes 93 projects to cope with projected population growth in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane<p>Metro rail systems for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and charging motorists for their road use are among the main proposals in a report into Australia’s …

Four Ways To Invest In The Eventual Rise In Oil Prices

As pertains to oil prices, I do not think we are at the bottom of the barrel just yet. In fact I firmly believe that crude oil prices are going to remain depressed for the foreseeable future. Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to pump oil at a fast pace, and I see only a small chance that other OPEC …

Oil

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

A habit that takes less than 5 minutes a day has made all the difference with my money

It can take a while to form new ones: 66 days on average, up to 254. The good news is that some of the most valuable habits are also the simplest ones.<p>Consider my go-to money habit, for example: <b>I take five minutes at the end of each day to record everything I bought.</b><p>I simply open my Excel …

Personal Finance

There's one number that matters more than any others when it comes to your money

In fact, there are so many numbers bandied about that it's easy to get completely lost in a flood of them.<p>However, there's one number that I've found trumps all others. It's the one single number that indicates whether you personally will find personal finance success in the future. It's also not …

Here's How to Start Investing Your Money

Everything you've ever needed to know about the stock market.<p>The stock market can be a smart way to clone your money, but it makes plenty of people break out in hives. A recent Bankrate.com survey showed that only 26 percent of Americans under age 30 own any stock-based investments. Alexa von …

4 mortgage secrets only your broker knows

Taking out a mortgage loan to buy a home is a huge investment — probably the biggest you'll ever make.<p>That's why it's important to cut as many costs of applying for a mortgage loan as possible. Who knows best how to reduce these costs? Mortgage lenders, of course.<p>Here are four secrets that your …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Warren Buffett's 10 Biggest Stock Bets

Warren Buffett may have bolstered Berkshire Hathaway's investment team in recent years by hiring Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, but the Oracle of Omaha is still the one making the biggest bets. These 10 stocks are Berkshire's largest holdings as of the most recent regulatory filings.

3 Mental Workouts to Achieve Entrepreneurial Greatness

Exercise is a national obsession. Gadgets like the FitBit tracker and places like Soul Cycle have become household names, and people are getting into peak physical condition like never before.<p>Entrepreneurs need to be able to say the same thing about their minds. Leading a business requires being in …

Entrepreneurship

How to Get Ripped in Two Easy Steps

There's no excuse for packing on some unwanted holiday weight when it's only mid-October. Even though beach season may have come to an end, there's …

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

2 Programs to Build Up Your Pull Ups

<b>Some of the biggest smiles in training come after people achieve their first strict pull up.</b> People feel a great sense of accomplishment when they …