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How to Rewire Your Mind for Success

If someone offered to give you the drug Bradley Cooper took in “Limitless” would you take it? If you could swallow a pill that was 100% safe and …

14 things ridiculously successful people do every day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick and, most …

Needles and spin: inside the world of the US’s top tattooist

It’s midnight in mid-September, the night before what turns out to be the hottest day of the year, and a small group of valley girls has gathered outside West Hollywood’s Shamrock Tattoo parlour. The air is licking an unseasonable 30C and the girls are scrambling to get a glimpse of the celebrity …

5 exercises to train your brain for happiness and success

If you call yourself names, doubt your abilities, and second-guess your decisions, you'll harm your performance (and most likely you'll also be risking your physical and psychological health). But the good news is, you can change the way you think.<p>Here are five exercises that will train your brain …

Happiness

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Happiness

Larry Ellison shares what dropping out of college and getting divorced taught him about success

If self-made billionaire Larry Ellison hadn't trusted his instincts and dropped out of college, he may have never founded Oracle, one of the largest technology companies in the world.<p>Speaking Friday at the University of Southern California's commencement ceremony , Ellison said his plan growing up …

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7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study to find its best managers — and 7 behaviors stood out

"The most important thing is that we choose managers who want to be managers," Lori Goler, Facebook's VP of people, told Business Insider.<p>Facebook is a strength-based organization, she said, and that means that leadership finds what employees excel at and place them in those roles. In order to …

Employee Engagement

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

30 Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During a Job Interview

Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, …

People reveal the biggest lessons they would tell their younger selves

But sometimes we wonder, if only we could tell our younger selves what we know now, could we perhaps save ourselves from some emotional or physical distress or better prepare ourselves for the future?<p>While time travel has yet to become a reality, sharing what we wish we could tell our younger …

Siblings

How To Answer 'Why Should We Hire You?'

People say that the job interview question “With all the talented candidates we will meet, why should we hire you?” is just another way of asking “Why do you think you’re a good fit for this job?” but I disagree.<p>The minute the interviewer throws the other candidates into the question, it becomes …

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

Self-improvement

The 27 best apps of 2015 for doing your job

But with millions of apps available, which ones are worth trying? We scanned the "best of 2015 apps" lists put out by Apple and Google to come up with this list of apps for work, plus we added a whole bunch of our own recommendations, from our recently published App 100 list.<p>Our picks span the …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

10 of the most unforgettable things Steve Jobs ever said

A twin separated at birth; a visionary who made products that changed how we use technology; a college dropout who studied coding and calligraphy for fun; a wisdom seeker who spent months wandering India barefoot in a sarong.<p>Oh, and after a long flirtation with sweater vests and bow ties, a man who …

Motivation

Success Is Not a Goal. It's a Way of Life.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you meet a successful executive or business leader – I mean the real deal, not a shyster CEO of a one-person company playing make-believe – there’s a real tendency to assume he’s led a charmed life and everything just sort of fell …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett's youngest son describes what it was like being raised by a billionaire

When people first find out that Peter Buffett's father is Warren Buffett — investing legend and the third richest man in the world — they're shocked.<p>They'll often say, "But you're so normal!" Peter tells Stephen Dubner on a 2011 Freakonomics podcast.<p>This normality that people tend to gawk over is …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

The 7 Million Dollar Habits

Do you remember the first time self development became important to you?<p>I do. I was 7 years old and I was in love with basketball. My mother had …

7 Magic Words for Sales Success

Cold calling is a necessary part of growing a business. Anyone can be successful with the right approach.<p>At the top of the "fear" list for most people is death or public speaking. For me, it's cold calling.<p>I interviewed Daniel Jourdan, owner of Remedy of Atlanta Staffing and the self-proclaimed …

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Top Sales Interview Questions (WITH BEST ANSWERS) | Prepare For Interview

Top Sales Interview Questions (WITH BEST ANSWERS)<p>When you are interviewing for a sales job, your purpose is to market yourself to the hiring …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

Want to be a manager? Be a team player first

<b>The success of an organisation lies in the abilities of its team members.</b><p><b>A good manager is one who takes interest in understanding, developing and</b> …

3 Steps to Realistic Sales Goals

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the December 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: How do I set realistic sales goals for my employees?<p><b>A:</b> John Doerr, co-president of Rain Group, a sales training and consulting firm in Framingham, …

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …