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Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

7 Invaluable Marketing Skills That Help Teams Produce Consistently Great Content

In speaking with thousands of marketers and businesses over the past several years, we’ve learned that marketing has an incredible potential to …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

The Most Important Emotional Intelligence Quote You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

Her new book <i>Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone</i> begins with one of the toughest pieces of advice you can get. And Brown got it from Oprah Winfrey:<p><i>Her advice is tacked to the wall in my study: "Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Surprising Things the Richest Salespeople Do in Every Industry | Inc.com

If you're a good salesperson working for commission, you'll survive. But if you're one of the best, you'll become rich. Successful salespeople not only make more money, but they're also treated much better by their companies and CEOs who recognize their immense value.<p>I've met some of the richest …

Outsourcing

The Tough Reality Every Entrepreneur Has to Confront (That Nobody Warns You About) | Inc.com

There are lots of different reasons why people start businesses. Among the motivations for starting something new is the desire to do your own thing and be your own boss because of an interest or a talent you want to spend your life enhancing.<p>It might not be the primary reason you decide to become …

Entrepreneurship

Stress Kills! 5 Ways to Keep Your Stress Levels Low.

The ability to manage stress is what sets apart successful entrepreneurs from not-so-successful ones. Just ask Bill Gates and Richard Branson.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been known to skip a few meals, dump four shots of espresso into one cup and even drink a …

Bill Gates

Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule | Inc.com

<b>This is a post from Michael Simmons, co-founder of Empact.</b><p>At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books.<p>When he died a little over half a century later, he was …

Bill Gates

The 1 Question to Ask When You Hit 40 | Inc.com

The oldest of the millennials are now only five years from the big 4-0 and (time being inexorable) the remainder are following close behind. Meanwhile, the GenXers are slipping into their middle ages (and I don't mean the Society for Creative Anachronisms).<p>When you hit 40, you are way past the day …

Middle Age

Time Management Series: Budget Your Time like Your Money

Effective time management requires facing hard truths. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, gets more time. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day and seven days a …

Time Management

Five ways mindfulness can help you to be more creative

Leaders across the UK are entering unknown territory now Brexit negotiations are looming on the horizon.<p>But when it comes to business, a team’s …

Mindfulness

‘Invisible’ exercise sounds weird but actually boasts results

Poor posture can derail your mood, energy, confidence and even fitness goals. Yes over time, slouching takes a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, …

Pain

5 Tools to Help You Manage Your Clientele

Have you ever found yourself managing three to four clients (and multiple projects) a day? It is a stressful business, especially if all you have are …

16 Traits of a Successful Tourism Operator

We asked some of our contributors to come up with common personality traits of a successful tourism operator, have look at what you think you achieve …

Positive thinking might not make you money – but it could save your life

As investors and entrepreneurs, we’re always looking for ways to make money. But as Mark Ford explains today, money and success don’t convert to …

Motivation

Simple Customer Service Software and Education

<i>Help Scout has helped us keep the personal touch with customers, where other help desks couldn’t.”</i><p>Jeff Sheldon<p><i>With Help Scout, it’s like using an</i> …

Customers

Customer Retention: 6 Techniques To Cultivate And Build A Stronger Customer Base

It would be wonderful if businesses could keep all of their customers forever. Obviously, this would lead to long-term sustainable growth and immense success. Unfortunately, this is wishful thinking at best.<p>Assuming every customer cannot be retained, then the next best thing is for a business to …

Customer Experience

8 Habits That Will Upgrade Your Life

Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments, and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and and liking how you do it.” You like who you are by knowing who you are, living by your values and practicing habits that …

Immune System

A productivity expert says the 'do it now' rule will make you more organized immediately

It makes sense — when you get into work in the morning, you don't want to spend an hour trying to figure out what to do first.<p>And yet, sometimes, all that planning and scheduling can work to your detriment. Which is why they're best used in conjunction with the "do it now" rule.<p>The rule is the …

Productivity

Goal Setting

In sales, we all have goals or quotas.<p>Some are set by our companies and some we set ourselves. For many sales reps, it wouldn't be January without …

10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone | Inc.com

There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own abilities to guide you through your most …

Self-improvement

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Self-improvement

5 Interesting Lessons From 150 Cold Calls Per Day | Inc.com

At the start of April I was given access to a software service which would allow me to make 150 cold calls in an hour, and gets me into roughly 10-15 conversations depending upon the quality of the prospects on my list.<p>When I was first given this opportunity, I was very skeptical.<p>Firstly, because I …

Selling

Are You a Lazy Workaholic? | Inc.com

A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting "jump." They focus only on what someone else expects of them. They don't bother to …

Time Management

The Simplest Buying Signal (Hint: You Already Do It Every Day) | Inc.com

Every one of us is selling something every day. Sales people are pitching customers. CEO's are convincing new hires to join the team or selling investors on putting money into the company vision. Even project managers are selling the rest of the team to stick to a plan.<p>But we all know that selling …

Selling

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy | Inc.com

If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an empire that controls more than 400 companies, even if one of them is no longer …

Self-awareness

Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully

<b>“Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.” ~Marcia Wieder</b><p>I recently came back from an amazing vacation …

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …