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Want to Live a More Fulfilling Life? This Is the 1 Coin You Should Always Carry | Inc.com

Someday, you will die. How does reading that sentence make you feel?<p>Maybe you think it's incredibly depressing, that the thought makes life meaningless.<p>Or maybe you think it's incredibly liberating. Maybe it inspires you to make the best of every day: not in a heedless pursuit of instant …

Career Development

9 Ways to Start a Company in 48 Hours | Inc.com

<i>By Kasey Kaplan, co-founder and president of Urban FT.</i><p>Can you start a company in 48 hours? You bet. You can apply these concepts to companies in almost any industry. Keep in mind, this advice is only on how to get started. As you go, you will need to productize, optimize, upgrade and possibly fund …

Marketing

Science Says This Simple Activity Increases the Size of Your Brain

It's so easy, even babies do it. Maybe now we know why.<p><i>Yawning.</i><p>We all do it. But why? Is it because we're bored? Tired? Growing our brains?<p>Say what?<p>That's right. In a paper published on Tuesday, psychologist Andrew Gallup and his colleagues reported on a study of 109 individuals hailing from 19 …

10 Unmistakable Habits of Utterly Authentic People

To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real …

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 …

10 Steps to Extraordinary Business Success

Today’s digital world presents many new opportunities for business success. This article comes to shed light on each of them.

What Leaders Actually Do to Inspire and Motivate

Lets leave intellectual theory behind. These are the nuts and bolts of great leadership, and you can apply it starting today.<p>Back when I was doing the corporate grind, Bruce was the first boss (and my favorite to this day) that exposed me to the very practice of "Servant Leadership." That's how he …

6 Great Posts on Inspiration and Motivational Quotes

Sharing and reading inspirational quotes helps me keep on track with myself. Whenever I feel down and out, I search the web and try to find some …

Three Mindsets Blocking Your Way to Invention Success | Inc.com

Pushing past naysayers and those who don't see your vision absolutely requires a thick skin and perseverance for any inventor. However, giving up too soon is not likely to be the biggest problem blocking your success getting your innovation to market. <i>You are.</i><p>Here are three mindsets that might make …

Inventions

6 Leadership Lessons I Hope Millennials Will Consider (I Didn't, And It Cost Me)

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day | Inc.com

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have even pushed back against the mindfulness craze (so you know it's really …

Meditation

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

Wellness

10 Differences between a Businessman and an Entrepreneur

Share20<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+12<p>Shares 37<p>Are you a businessman or an entrepreneur? Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between the two? These terms …

This App Lets You Try on Engagement Rings Before You Buy Them

If there’s one thing that summer means (besides warm weather), it’s wedding season. So, for this week’s app round-up, we’ve got five killer apps that will transform how you’re spending wedding season. Whether you’re looking to try out a ring, capture the special moments or kill time between the …

Apps

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Motivation

Do You Have the Skills to Be Happy? This Checklist Can Tell You

Learn what you need to improve to become a happier person.<p>Sometimes happiness can feel like a matter of luck, circumstance, or hereditary predisposition, but as I've covered here before, happiness is really a set of skills.<p>"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this …

How to be Super Productive Every Week Without Losing Your Mind

Extremely productive people know the difference between urgent and important.<p>You will work better when you find and stick to habits that work best for you. You can't use every productive habit you read about. The most successful people you know stick to habits that produce the most results. You can …

Why Creativity Is the Most Important Sales Tactic

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of people tend to think of sales as being a technical, boring, nose-to-the-grindstone, “business-oriented” type of work. A job where you have to make your calls, crunch the numbers, talk to customers, work through the sales process …

5 Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Healthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is an extremely stressful job. The total physical, financial, and mental burden of the business lies on you. This alone can threaten your health and have a detrimental impact on your physical fitness. And despite the …

The Alphabet Of A Leader | Inc.com

There is no single formula for leadership. My mentor, the father of modern management theory Peter Drucker, once said to me, " The only thing common among all of the great leaders I have known, is that they all have followers!" Indeed! So how do you cultivate a following that is deserving of your …

Slideshow: 10 Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A happiness researcher has found that there are four keys to a fulfilling job

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance?</i> <i>Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin.</i><p>One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding of …

Happiness

8 Simple Steps You Can Take Toward a Smarter, Healthier Brain

Be choosy about what you read.<p><i>What steps should I take if I want to develop my brain to the maximum? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Diane Shatto on Quora:</b><p>Self-discipline is the key. Here …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

You Don't Need a Title to Be a Great Leader | Inc.com

Many people believe leadership is something that's conferred along with a title or attained when you direct a team of people, but true leadership is never about authority or power. It's about helping others grow, and that's something anyone can do.<p>If it's your desire to influence and have an impact …

Leadership

'What should our son be doing to win a place at Cambridge university?'

As schools enter the last few weeks before the summer holidays, many students will be contemplating how to spend the break. After a term of exams, reading around the syllabus is unlikely to feature highly. That is, of course, unless you have decided to apply to the University of Cambridge.<p>Last …

College & University

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately | Inc.com

We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the change we need?<p>I'm going to share seven ways to produce stunning change in …

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

The 1 Productivity-Killing Habit You Need to Stop Doing Now

How your mental accounting for time is crushing your productivity (and how to make it add up right).<p>I got up this morning at 5 a.m. and was pretty pleased with myself when I made it to my 9:30 a.m. coffee catch-up meeting only 7 minutes past the scheduled start. I'm chronically late--not typically …