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The Most Common Habit of Self-Made Millionaires

If you sincerely want to retire as a self-made millionaire, one of the smartest things you can do is develop the number-one habit of financial success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> …

Personal Finance

This 1 Bad Habit Prevents Millennials From Achieving Financial Freedom, According to a Millennial Who Retired at 28 | Inc.com

Dandan, who turned 30 recently, also hosts a popular podcast, <i>Daily Dandan</i>, in which she dishes out punchy, practical career advice for professionals of all stripes.<p>I met up with Dandan in a coffee shop in Boston, where she shared several pieces of tough-love-style advice for Millennials struggling …

Personal Finance

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now

So much to learn, so little time.<p>The world is bursting with learning. There are several million business books, 3,000 TED talks, 10,000 MOOCs, hundreds of thousands of e-learning courses, and millions of self-published articles on platforms such as LinkedIn and Medium. The article you’re reading …

Learning

Time Management: Master Your Time, Master Your Life

There’s this huge lie we tell ourselves that “we don’t have enough time”. There is some truth to do that because eventually one day we won’t have any more time, but right now (right this moment) we have time. There are 24 hours in a day, if you can’t make the most of those hours then time isn’t the …

Procrastination

How to Overcome Chronic Procrastination

<b>Joseph Ferrari</b> probably shouldn’t look at the comments section. Whenever he does, he is angered by the snide remarks about procrastination, his area …

The Tough Reality Every Entrepreneur Has to Confront (That Nobody Warns You About) | Inc.com

There are lots of different reasons why people start businesses. Among the motivations for starting something new is the desire to do your own thing and be your own boss because of an interest or a talent you want to spend your life enhancing.<p>It might not be the primary reason you decide to become …

Business Strategy

7 Body-Language Hacks to Try When Meeting New People

Do you know what a "power pose" is? Time to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some of us, meeting new people is a scary, intimidating necessity. For others, it’s an exciting and enlightening adventure. Either way, you’re going to meet new people in your life, …

Body Language

Sheryl Sandberg Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 2 Words | Inc.com

I want you to think about the following question, because it can mean the difference between just getting through the day at work, and doing the best work of your life.<p><i>What's the most important thing you can get done today?</i><p>Sheryl Sandberg recently spoke to Inc. to share some lessons learned over …

Sheryl Sandberg

This Simple, Classic Theory Will Make You Even More Productive | Inc.com

It's tempting to take nibbles at different activities on your to-do list. If you actually want to be productive, you're better off dropping the multitasking and getting one thing done. In fact, there is a nearly-century old theory that explains why.<p>The Zeigarnik Effect is named after Russian …

Time Management

A Solid Morning Routine Is The Key To Your Long-Term Success

A successful day begins with a purposeful morning.<p>A lot has been written about the power of your morning routine to set your day on a positive course, and science backs those assertions.<p>A common thread among many books and articles on this topic is the importance of a solid morning routine.<p>Success …

8 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 a.m.

Developing a successful morning routine is essential.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz …

Time Management

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) | Inc.com

I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so …

Self-help

6 things you should absolutely know how to do in Excel

You have people who absolutely love it and will sing the praises of spreadsheets all day. And, then you have the people who absolutely detest it. They'd rather lock themselves in a phone booth full of mosquitos than have to go cross-eyed looking at all of those columns and rows.<p>Admittedly, I used …

Tutorials

25 Expert Tips to Reading WAY More Books This Year | Inc.com

I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a business owner.<p>It also gives you something interesting to talk about when you're …

Books

La habilidad más importante que necesitas para sobresalir y que nadie te ha dicho

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. — <b>Aprender a aprender,</b> ésa es la habilidad que indudablemente requieren los profesionistas de hoy y del futuro, <b>no sólo en México, en</b> …

How to Be the CEO of Your Own Life | Inc.com

So what's your time worth to you? If minutes are money, here are a few ways you can spend your most valuable asset wisely:<p>Get an assistant<i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: We all want one. Back in the day when I couldn't afford one, I made one up: Seriously, I created an e-mail …

Social Media

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Accelerate Online Business Growth This Quarter

Focus on the right area, the right audience and the right type of advertising.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet is growing at an insanely fast rate, and every future-thinking entrepreneur should rightly invest in making sure their brands are maximizing the …

Small Business

18 Proven Ways to Be More Confident | Inc.com

There are some people -- I'm sure you know a few -- who seem to possess genuine confidence. It's as if they were born that way.<p>The rest of us are not as confident as we'd like to be -- especially in those challenging or stressful moments when we most need to believe in ourselves.<p>Fortunately for us, …

Self-improvement

9 Ways to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Startup

These are the strategies you need to know to find and keep the best of the best.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiring is hard, but hiring for startups can be even harder. As a young company with limited cash flow, hiring the wrong employee can potentially break your …

Team Building

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why You Should Man Up and Start Taking Cold Showers

It’s currently 5:25 AM and I’ve just started working. My alarm, a motivational speech, woke me up at 5:00 AM and I immediately got out of bed and …

Muscle

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, but in the long run, time you spend growing good habits will pay …

Self-improvement

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In actuality, …

Motivation

Be Nice -- It's the Best Thing You Can Do for Business | Inc.com

<i>Do nice people win in the business world? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer</b> <b>by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Assuming "nice" means "good person," then it pays to be nice.</b> In general, it …

Quora
Personal Finance

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Productivity

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Time Management

The Importance Of Honesty And Integrity In Business

Brian Tracy shares why honesty and integrity in the workplace is one of the most important qualities of great leadership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is integrity important in leadership?<p>Having honesty and integrity in the workplace is one of the most important …

Leadership

You Only Get Better With Feedback

Unless somebody tells you what you're doing right and wrong, you're going to have a tough time deciding what to do more and what to stop doing altogether.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When is the last time you asked your customers for feedback? Did you encourage open …

Customers