Mike Thornhill

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The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

People Who Wake Up Earlier Are In Way Better Shape, So Get Out Of Bed

There's a saying that goes, “The early bird gets the worm.”<p>But, a new study suggests it should be, “The early bird is skinnier and healthier.”<p>I'm not …

How One Millennial Made More Than $60,000 in 30 Days Without a Full-Time Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before last year 25-year-old entrepreneur Nick Walter of Provo, Utah, had never heard of the Udemy online-course platform until a friend introduced him to it. An iOS developer, he quickly figured out how to use the platform to offer his …

Teaching

7 Tips for Making a Success of That Crucial First Meeting With a Prospect

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining a face-to-face meeting with a prospective buyer is hard to secure, painful to schedule and expensive to attend. And yet, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars being funneled into online presentation tools like WebEx, …

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Rethinking Unpopular: Erika Napoletano at TEDxBoulder 2012

8 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not prescriptive and what works for one person may not work for another. There is one trait, however, that many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs share: They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Marissa Explains It All: 5 Motivating Quotes From Yahoo's CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marissa Mayer has been both scrutinized and praised over her past two years as the CEO of Yahoo. At just 39 years old she has the technical expertise to understand the computer science behind the Yahoo matrix, (after all, she was the …

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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

3 Books That Will Help Change The Way You Think About Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is it about the word sales that makes some of us so uncomfortable? As entrepreneurs, especially in startup mode, you’re going to need to get a handle on selling.<p>The truth is you’re constantly selling yourself and your business, so …

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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Company Claims it Can 3D Print Fully Natural Wood

It’s 2014 and we have welcomed new 3D printing techniques, such as bioprinting and food printing. A new participant on this list is the technique of</i> …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Finding Opportunity in a Shrinking Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bright entrepreneurial minds frequently shy away from shrinking industries (think publishing) in favor of sexier growth industries (think mobile). Interestingly, the same disruptive factors that earn an industry the scarlet “shrinking” …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"

Most of us are familiar with the concept of "inbox zero," the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

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My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>You work really hard. In fact, you might not be able to work any harder. But you can still work <i>smarter</i>.<p>Here are five ways anyone can work smarter from Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter at Buffer, the maker of a social media management tool that …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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