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23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

6 Ways to Become an Outstanding Writer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re the CEO of a venture-backed startup writing a letter to investors about the current state of business or crafting the perfect job description to hire your first employee, your ability to communicate through the written word …

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes clients don’t fully understand, make full use of or give credit to the value added by communications pros. Yet, these individuals work under intense time or performance pressure, a reason why their positions are ranked as among …

9 Traits That Will Lead You to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every budding entrepreneur wants to know: Do I have what it takes to make it? Is success a matter of being in the right place at the right time? How big of a role does luck really play? What about connections? Do I need an Ivy League …

4 Keys to Shedding the Attitudes Keeping You Stuck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to all of us: We become comfortable in how we think, how we lead and how we behave and react to things, and then we end up stuck in our ways.<p>Even when things are not working as well as they could or should, or if others …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Under Armour is beating Adidas in the race to eat Nike’s dust

Under Armour has overtaken Adidas for the first time among sportswear brands in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported. The US brand’s sales are up 20% to $1.2 billion so far this year, while its German rival’s sales are down 23% to $1.1 billion. But both companies are still several times smaller …

Today's Most Satisfied Employees Demand These 4 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The employee landscape is changing, and with it has come new needs, desires and areas of importance for employees. This means employee development is no longer just about career development, but also goal alignment, non-monetary …

Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I climb, and ski down, the highest mountains in the world for a living. There’s no arguing that risk is a huge part of my livelihood. It’s also the aspect of my work that fuels the adrenaline in me -- and in the clients I bring up and …

What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I did what they told me to do. I went to college. I took out loans. I graduated on time. So why, three months after graduation was I still jobless?<p>The summer of 2010 was supposed to be my summer. The World Cup was roaring, I was a few …

8 Ways Rookie CEOs Can Succeed Faster

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to an article in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> citing research from Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.), about 76 percent of top CEOs departing for any reason last year were rookies, up from 58 percent in 2011.<p>Why do so many rookie CEOs …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

4 Ways to Build Trust Quickly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one is going to buy from you if they don’t trust you first. That can be a challenge for entrepreneurs, because we have to build that relationship from scratch, whereas a new salesman for IBM or Mercedes-Benz can coast a bit on the …

I Made $15 Million Before I Was 30, And It Wasn't As Awesome As You'd Think

I made $15 million in my mid-20s after I sold a tech startup. I talked to a lot of people about this question, and thought a lot about how to stay the same person I was before and after making money.<p><b>Here's my answer: being rich is better than not being rich, but it's not nearly as good as you</b> …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily as You Roll Out of Bed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The morning is a powerful time to frame your mindset for the day ahead.<p>One of the best lifestyle practices you can get into as an entrepreneur is to start the day with some bold and optimistic questions to set the tone for how you’re …

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement.<p>If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your …

The Family Is A Machine For Destroying Wealth

People jacked up about income inequality can find a new hobby. The 1% are victims of a doomsday machine, and the countdown is ticking. Machine, thy name is “family.”<p>This came to mind as I was reading a preview of Columbia Professor Andrew Ang’s forthcoming, must-read book on Asset Management. Ang …

The Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Inc.com

Launching--and sustaining--a successful business requires skills that don't always come naturally.<p>And while no two entrepreneurs are alike--each has his or her own unique story for how they started their company--there are characteristics and personality traits that successful entrepreneurs tend to …

Being seen and heard at work

Nick Morgan is a communication coach and the author, most recently, of “Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact.” Morgan spoke about how federal leaders can improve their communication skills with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Are You A High Performer? Try This Test

There are two ways to excel in business:<p>The first is by developing effective strategies. The second is making those strategies happen, in a highly effective manner.<p>The latter is all about personal high performance, yet very few executives and entrepreneurs spend much time improving their own …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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