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3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

These Experts Reveal Exactly Why You Should Watch What You Eat Before Exercising

If you've got a regular workout routine in effect, you've also likely nailed down a refuel plan to help you recover quickly and efficiently. But your pre-exercise eating habits are just as important, as they can also affect the quality of your workout. Even if you've nailed down a regular workout …

5 Elements of a Peaceful Home

When looking for ways to manage stress, people often overlook one of the simplest and most effective strategies: create a peaceful home. Because most …

Feng Shui

The Happiness Value Of Work-Life Balance

There's more to work-life balance than hours spent at home and at work.<p>The 2017 World Happiness Report reported that work-life balance is now one of the strongest predictors of happiness.<p>Unfortunately, more than half of Americans are dissatisfied with their work due to a lack of work-life balance. …

You Can Create A 6-Figure Business With These 8 Simple Steps

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs to figure out once they start a business is how to make money. Not just a few hundred every now and then, but a six-figure revenue consistently.<p>I recently spoke to Jenn Scalia who’s been able to do just that. She’s an online visibility coach and …

Marketing

I Mandated a 35-Hour Work Week at my Company (and It Made Me a Better CEO)

Building a business on a shorter work week made me a better leader in 3 ways.<p>Sixteen months ago, I announced to my staff we were going to give a 35-hour work week a trial run. For ninety days, we'd see if working 7-hours per day (without a reduction in pay) had positive outcomes. I told the team I …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

When You Read These 14 Quotes, You'll Feel Inspired to Crush Your Fitness Goals

Whether you're trying to eat healthier, exercise more, or take better care of yourself, progress is more likely to happen if you set specific, realistic, attainable goals. These quotes will motivate you to stick with your plan, crush your goals, then set new ones!

Fitness

This Simple Chart Explains How To Be Happier, So Save It To Your Desktop

Attention all: The key to absolute happiness has been uncovered and — surprise! — it’s on the internet (sort of). No, the key cannot be found on …

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4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes) | Inc.com

You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. After a long day at work, most people unfortunately fall on autopilot, execute a …

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

The Growth Secret: How To Stay Six Steps Ahead Of Your Competition

Here is a fact that the best leaders understand but everyone else wrestles with: Innovation needs to be countercyclical. The best time to create the <i>next big thing</i> is when things are going well, not when you are struggling.<p>When the economy is booming and their company is crushing it in the …

Innovation

How Doing Less Can Help You Achieve More in Your Career | Inc.com

If you said the biggest thing standing in the way of a company's success is its competition, you'd be wrong. In fact, it is the daily 'stuff' that flies at you, demanding to get done as part of your day job that most stands in the way of success--for your company and for you personally. All the …

Time I

6 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Think More Creatively | Inc.com

1. 4 Quadrants<p>This is a simple tool to help you think holistically. It uses the visual structure of the four quadrants of a Cartesian coordinate system.<p><i>How:</i> Draw a cross dividing your page in to 4 areas. Label each quadrant using these 4 concepts:<p>Emotion: how you feel about something …

Data Visualization

7 Truths All Entrepreneurs Need To Hear About Coaching (and Real Self-Development) | Inc.com

I get it.<p>You're paid and admired for your ability to get results. To put out fires. To think in innovative ways and solve problems that make most people's heads spin.<p>And you're very good at it.<p>Like most successful individuals, entrepreneurs and executives are experts in getting the best out of …

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Inc.com

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their …

Employee Engagement

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

The 7 Characteristics of a Great Networker

Find out if you've got what it takes – or can learn how – to be a successful networker.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Ivan Misner, Ph.D.</i> <i>and</i> <i>Brian Hilliard’s</i> <i>book</i> Networking Like a Pro<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Many …

Four Tips You Need to Know to Make it Big as a Social Media Influencer | Inc.com

As social media continues to grow by leaps and bounds every day, so does the number of social influencers. Per the most recent stats, Instagram stands at 800 million and Twitter at 330 million active monthly users, according to Statista. Facebook has, of course, surpassed them all and crossed the …

Public Relations

How Successful People Set Career Goals | Inc.com

What makes über-successful business people so successful? Are these folks smarter? Or just plain lucky?<p>There is no simple answer. Even research scientists who have dedicated themselves to studying behavior cannot come to one conclusion. Some say this kind of success requires smarts. Others say it …

Self-improvement

How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit?

Plus 5 Tips to Make Good Habits Stick<p>Conduct a quick Google search about habit formation and you'll probably learn that it takes a mere 21 days to …

Productivity

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

13 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Attract Success

“You get what you give” is one of the first lessons we learn as tiny humans. Between naps and crafts, our kindergarten teachers reminded us to treat …

Motivation

Dream Big: 3 Ways to Fight Off Doubt and Build the Business You've Always Wanted

Keep faith in yourself and your ability to accomplish your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Think and Grow Rich</i> by Napoleon Hill is one of my favorite books. It's a self-improvement and personal development book that I believe all entrepreneurs should read. In …

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10) | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the finish line from the start, and to discourage procrastination.<p>I've done these kinds of 100-day challenges a few times: …

Motivation

7 Powerful Quotes That Will Make You a Better Leader This Weekend | Inc.com

There isn't a one-size-fits-all canvas for what leadership looks like--nor for how it needs to be executed on a daily basis. Leadership is a journey which is something I'm learning each day. Building a business, creating a great culture, overseeing the well-being of your company, and making an …

Motivation

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback | Inc.com

Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, collect feedback and pivot, the idea of consistent feedback has permeated our corporate environment.<p>And yet, if we …

Entrepreneurship

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

Cooking