Ann Austin

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Nine Of The Best Ways To Build Wealth

It is often said that the three main sources of wealth creation are the stock market, real estate and entrepreneurship. With this knowledge as a starting point, I embarked on a journey to find how people around the world had built significant wealth. I graphically documented and codified the …

Investing

I’ve Read Dozens of Business and Self Help Books Here are My Biggest Lessons

In the last few years, I’ve read over 50 business and self help books. Yea, I counted. And no matter what I read, I always try to find some sort of …

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Los Angeles

3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy

Public speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 minutes to prepare a speech that will be evaluated by experts, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol shoot through the roof.<p>Yet …

Public Speaking

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

How to be smarter with money: 8 simple secrets

Everyone wants to know what the next great investment is. But that’s the wrong question. If you want to make money over the long haul, picking …

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

One of the world's top oil producers, the world's largest and greenest electric utility, and a water heater manufacturer look unstoppable in the long …

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

We know that controlling what we pay attention to is the key to living an intentional life. According to an informal poll of my clients, one of the biggest impediments to attention management is “O.P.P.” — other people’s problems. This is a particular problem for my clients in leadership who find …

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

An 8-Year Study Reveals the Key to a High-Performing Culture--and 8 Ways to Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Tips for Mastering Body Language and Confidence

There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence. If …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

These buy-and-hold dividend stocks can be counted on for income.<p>Picking dividend stocks with high yields is only part of the equation for dividend …

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ―Dr. Stephen Covey<p>Having a “why” and purpose for …

Self-improvement

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.<p>Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Making This One Small Change Made My Hair and Brows Grow Crazy-Fast

Shortly before the holidays, something inside of me snapped. I can't pinpoint the exact moment when it happened, but one day, I decided to start …

Five Ways To Prevent Passive-Aggressive Resistance To Change

What’s up with this?<p>You’ve been tasked with driving a major change project in your organization. You’ve presented the business reasons for the change, gotten major stakeholders on board and laid out the path forward, complete with specific goals and milestones. The project plan was polished. The …

Negotiation Basics: 8 Common Questions and Answers

The mindset that you bring into a negotiation can either help or hurt your chances to come to a fair agreement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm on the set of <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i>, haggling with shop owners in China or running my businesses, I'm often …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

This is how CEOs actually spend their time—and it might surprise you

<b>Ever wonder how CEOs actually spend their time? Harvard Business School did an in-depth study to find out. The research, published in June, found a</b> …

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Jeff Bezos

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Tim Cook

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

I Gave Myself a French-Girl Makeover—See the Pics

I’m enamored with French-girl style. It’s been written about on the internet countless times. There are many articles that I’ve contributed, from …

The Only 10 Basics Stylists Recommend

If you're feeling completely and utterly stuck in a style rut, that means it's time to reevaluate your wardrobe basics. Instead of trying to gasp for …

Clothing

I Became a CEO at 20 and Raised $77 Million Over the Last 10 Years. Here Are the Most Powerful Lessons I've Learned

"You should spend 90% of your time listening, and 10% talking."<p>At 20 years old, I became a CEO. I dropped out of college, and prior to this, I had …

7 Ways to Identify Real, Money-Making Business Opportunities

Terrified of going "all in" on a potentially poor-performing business idea? This list can help.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is on the rise, with over 550,000 people going into business for themselves each month in the United States alone. Of course, …