Zach JR

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4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Too many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. A few simple activities can help.<p>While scientists remain baffled as to why, exactly, humans need to sleep, the overall benefits of getting regular rest are clear.<p>Sleep helps with learning and memory. It reduces the risk of obesity, depression, and …

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Avoid The Regret: Three Warning Signs You're About To Start A Wrong Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Entrepreneurship is soaring in the Middle East. According to research by MAGNiTT, the annual investment in startups across MENA is closely US$1 …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken to Make Dinner Tonight — Recipes from The Kitchn

If there was ever a grocery store shortcut worthy of an award, it's the rotisserie chicken. I believe there are few things this fully cooked bird …

8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeys <b></b>if we want to grow as …

5 Mental Powers Every Entrepreneur Can Develop

High performers aren't superhuman, they've just honed their minds in ways anyone could but few do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm both fascinated by and perpetually in awe of people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish, grow, connect …

Self-improvement

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is …

Stanford University

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

Pew Research Center

The 7 Worst Words to Use in Sales

I’m guilty of using all of the words I’m about to share with you when selling. Looking back, they have cost me money, influence and the opportunity to build deeper relationships. I have since deleted these words from my vocabulary and sales conversations within my organization. The result… …

Selling

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Motivation

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

How to wash your clothes without wearing them out

Extend your t-shirt’s lifespan.<p>We all have a favorite item of clothing we wish would last forever—the t-shirt from an incredible concert, that sweater grandma gave you, or the swimsuit you bought at a little boutique in France. But stains, tears, and worn spots can limit any garment’s lifespan—and …

Cleaning

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Small Business

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering your craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

Self-improvement

12 Little Daily Habits That Can Make A Big Difference For Your Life In The Long Run

It’s an oft-repeated piece of advice: If a big task you’ve got on your plate looks overwhelming and intimidating, try breaking it down into smaller …

25 top-paying jobs you can do part-time — or from home

Paychecks don’t go nearly as far as they used to. Since the early 1970s, U.S. wages have grown a measly 0.2% per year, a recent study found. Prices, …

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Study Skills

How Anne Scheiber Made $22 Million Investing From Her Apartment

One of my favorite topics is self-made secret millionaires such as Anne Scheiber, a retired IRS agent who amassed $22,000,000 in wealth (Scheiber …

Investing

12 Mac search tips from a Spotlight addict

Spotlight search is a handy tool for any Mac user, even if you use it only to locate files. If you become familar with these tips they way I have, you can get around your Mac faster -- and without reaching for the mouse.<p>1. First things first: The Spotlight keyboard shortcut<p>You can click the …

To Achieve Your Goals You Must Become Attractive On the Inside

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive …

Motivation