Tristan Gaines

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How to Actually Start Saving Money While Still Paying Rent and Bills

If there’s any parental question we all dread, it’s the biannual “So, are you saving any money?” It’s a pretty important issue, in their defense, but what’s a guy or girl with an entry-level salary to do? (Besides live off peanut butter and Ramen, of course.) Plainly put, saving money is hard when …

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Overcome Your Reluctance to Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to close deals to have a successful business, yet sales often intimidate even the most seasoned among us.<p>Why are so many people afraid to ask for the sale? It’s the fear of rejection that holds us back. Take the selling …


Mark Cuban Shares the Most Important Lesson He Learned in His 20s |

Shortly after Mark Cuban got his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1981, he moved in with some friends in Dallas and became a bartender.<p>After getting sick of making drinks, Cuban worked at a PC software business, where he built up a strong clientele but provoked his boss to fire him for …


Do You Have The Stomach For A Job In Sales?

<i>“If you can’t do anything else, go into sales.”</i> (And other myths about the greatest career.)<p>My story’s pretty simple. I earned an engineering degree and an MBA to do one thing: <b>to go into sales</b>.<p>I knew I wanted a career in sales since I was a kid.<p>I saw my dad wake up at 4 am some days. He’d hit the …

The Workplace

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life |

Success is a subjective notion, if there ever was one. But for simplicity's sake, let's assume the higher you are on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the better you're doing. In case you don't remember the levels from Psych 101, essentially, people can't be their best possible selves …