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High-Performing Leaders Never Underestimate the Importance of This, But Average Performers Almost Always Do

Figure you're good enough to wing it? Here's why you might want to reevaluate.<p>Decades of research into the habits of world-class performers across virtually every field reveals one belief they all espouse with borderline fanaticism: the importance of practice.<p>Simply put: High performers practice …

University of Chicago

4 Tools for Perfecting Your B2B Sales Funnel

Cloudlead, GrooveJar, Stripe Checkout and Drip can help you customize your first-time visitor's journey, to 'customer.'<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The B2B customer journey from visitor, to lead, to customer, to promoter is often broken down into four …

10 Career Lessons From Rags-To-Riches Immigrant Entrepreneur, The Donut King

<i>The Donut King</i> is the newly released autobiography by Ted Ngoy, a Chinese immigrant from a poor, single-parent household in Cambodia, who fled to the U.S. during the Khmer Rouge crisis, and made millions in mom-and-pop donut businesses, hence the moniker, The Donut King. It is a repeat …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

Employment

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Business Strategy

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

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

U.S. Digital Ad Spend Tops $88 Billion, 21% Gain Over 2016

Digital ad spending set a new record in 2017 -- topping $88 billion, an increase of 21% from 2016, according to the just-released IAB Internet …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

People With ‘Too Many Interests’ More Likely to be Successful, According to Research

The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy<p><i>“Jack of all</i> …

The 5 Types of People You Need on Your Team When Starting a Business

Which people should you surround yourself with when launching your company?<p>5 min read<p>When you're starting a business, what kind of team members do you need to have?<p>I want my team there for the start, operation and end/exit of a business, so for me, it's important to focus on finding the right fit …

5 Speaking Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Made $3 Million in 90 Minutes

Russell Brunson, CEO and co-founder of Click Funnels, turned a 90-minute conference talk into $3 million cash.<p>I recently watched Russell Brunson, the co-founder of the fast growing, non-venture-backed software company, ClickFunnels, give a live stage presentation at the10X Growth Conference. During …

Marketing

11 Reasons Why Some People Are More Successful Than The Others

Learn about how they got there. How hard they had to work to get there. What do successful people do?<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The first thing people notice about successful people is; the swanky bungalow, the luxury car etc. If …

Are You Ready to Start Your Business?

How can an Entrepreneurs decipher that they have resources and will for their own Startup<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Being an entrepreneur is challenging, but it's no rocket science. Entrepreneurs are just people who really believe …

Lead Conversion Made Easy: 5 Effective Tips That Work

The goal of any business is to make sales and grow its customer base. For online businesses, this process is quite difficult. Businesses use SEO, PPC, Email and Social media marketing to create new leads. But then they struggle to gain the real output – Sales.<p>It’s hard to make potential customers …

13 Mental Tricks To Get Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone

A person’s “comfort zone” is called that for a reason: It’s comfortable and safe. However, your comfort zone can also be a place of stagnation — one that keeps you from seizing opportunities for growth, just because it involves something unfamiliar.<p>Coaches continually push their clients to explore …

Self-help

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

3 Questions You Must Answer to Overcome Your Fears

People who seem fearless have gained control over their thoughts and feelings toward their fears.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To succeed in business, you need to overcome your fears. These fears can include the fear of failure and concern about treading into the …

Create and Achieve Your Personal Strategic Plan

What is your personal strategic plan? Where do you want to go, and how do you plan on getting there? What milestones do you need to reach along the …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

3 Secrets of People Who Always Crush Their Personal Goals

Motivation leads to disappointment; systems lead to success.<p><i>What are some life-changing hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brenton Weyi on Quora:</b><p>We live in a dizzying world …

Will Power

5 Daily Habits That Successful People Have (Which Most of Us Probably Don't)

Success may be within your reach and you may not even be aware of it.<p>Success is tricky and hard to define because it differs from individual to individual. My mother, who never held a corporate job her whole life, achieved great success as a homemaker raising kids and creating a nurturing home …

Self-improvement

Great Business Leaders Are Unshakable Optimists (A Conversation With Harvard's Steven Pinker)

Twenty years ago, I read a book called <i>My American Journey</i> by retired four-star general (and later U.S. Secretary of State) Colin Powell. One of his rules for successful leadership sticks with me to his day. Powell said, “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”<p>Years later I walked into Intel’s …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

Two Ways to Get What You Want: Ask and Attract

If you want something, learn to ask others or ask the universe.<p>5 min read<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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Motivation

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

'The not so golden years' — a quarter of retired Canadians in debt, survey suggests

A "worry-free retirement" may be a thing of the past, according to a new Sun Life Financial survey, which finds that a quarter of retired Canadians …