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5 Methods to Make Sure You Use Time Effectively

If you are like most entrepreneurs, the resource you always wish you had more of is time. Learn to use the following methods and become a time-management expert.<p>When I interview successful business people who are at the apex of their careers, the one thing they all wish they had more of, is …

Time Management

9 Signs You're Successful--Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it--other than the guy with the <i>'He who dies with the</i> …

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

7 Simple Ways to Be Happier

The U.S. ranks No. 13, according to the World Happiness Report.<p>It should come as no surprise that you can't buy satisfaction and happiness. If you could, the wealthiest country in the world, the U.S., would also be the happiest, offering the greatest chance for a satisfying life. Yet the 2016 …

Happiness

The Secret to Insane Productivity

If you want to get things done, you have to do this.<p>Whenever we talk about the secret to productivity, we tend to hyper-focus on tactics. That's not to say tactics aren't part of it--because they are. But it's important not to lose sight of the strategy in the process.<p>What's the strategy?<p>Move from …

Time Management

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Failure is an inevitable part of life, but smart people know how to make it work for them.<p>One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all …

Motivation

12 Things Depressed People Want Their Friends to Know

No. 7 is so important.<p><b>1. If I cancel plans, don't take it personally.</b> Sometimes I'm just too depressed to leave the house. It's not your fault <i>or mine</i>.<p><b>2. Reminding me that the circumstances of my life really aren't that bad doesn't make me feel any better.</b> I know I have a good job and really …

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of …

Psychology

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

Here's the Super-Simple Productivity Approach I Learned From the Creator of 'Dilbert'

Scott Adams spends only 25 percent of his time working on it! Here's how he does it.<p>A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" cartoon series, as well as a best-selling author, media pundit, and entrepreneur.<p>At one point we began talking about …

Time Management

Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind.

7 min read<p>Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Tony Robbins is in the business of breakthroughs. He helps people achieve personal and professional breakthroughs with his wildly popular motivational seminars, his life strategy coaching to CEOs, U.S. Presidents and billionaire hedge fund managers, …

Business Strategy

Song of the Summer 2016: Industry Insiders Pick Their Favorites

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

Tropical Storms

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, …

Time Management

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like …

Motivation

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.<p>He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked …

5 Daily Tasks Successful Entrepreneurs Never Put Away

Check out these five tasks your successful colleagues accomplish every day and put them on your daily list as well<p>Nobody wants to be a failure. Of course, eager pull towards success cannot be put in one row with instinct of survival, however, I doubt anyone underestimates its importance in personal …

Time Management

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

7 practical steps to harness the power of emotional intelligence

They're the people who are self-aware, self-regulated, and motivated to do more and be more.<p>They're charismatic leaders who transcend the competition and motivate their teams to accomplish the impossible.<p>Understanding how emotions effect your own performance is important.<p>Understanding how emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

Obama and Macklemore collab on a dope track — about drug addiction

It's 2007, and the iPhone has just debuted when someone from the future tells you that in just a few years a black U.S. president will sit next to a …

The best national parks to take your dog

Most national parks don’t allow dogs because officials want to preserve the sensitive habitat or whatever.<p>Don’t let pesky red tape get in your or …

National Parks

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

These 2 Steps Will Immediately Take Your Work from Good to Great

Start making your time count. And get ready to crush it.<p>We live in a world of distraction.<p>Phone calls. Message alerts. Push notifications. Those are just the beginning, and they've become a normal part of our day.<p>Then, there's our work.<p>Who of us doesn't have enough on our plate? Every day is a …

Time Management

This cat survived a spin in the washing machine... and now it's fuming

This is the face of a disgruntled cat Lulu who got stuck in a 40 degree wash and lived to tell the tale.<p>The blue persian found herself locked in the …

Golden Pup Gets A Spontaneous Lesson On Water...And Gravity

Peyton the Golden Retriever puppy is enjoying a warm afternoon by the pool with his mom. Like all puppies, especially Goldens, he’s curious about …

Puppies

15 Times You Disappointed Your Dog So Bad They Gave You “The Look”

Your dog may be low to the ground, but their expectations are always high. So when you fail them, be ready to get “the look” of utter disapproval. …