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Why A Personal Assistant Should Be Every Entrepreneur's First Hire

Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money.<p>Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Ease Shyness and Get Yourself Out There

Social anxiety is the third most common psychological disorder, after depression and alcoholism. Fully 13% of people meet criteria for diagnosable …

Self-help

What 25 Years and $200 Million in Financing Taught Me

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I like to think of myself as a young man, but I guess I have a full head of grey hair now. I’ve run three different tech startups, a public company for seven years, raised a lot of money and bought and sold a number of companies. I’ve …

Venture Capital

10 Super Easy Success Tips From a Hollywood Mogul

Not everyone can make it in Hollywood. But anyone can learn how from someone who figured it out.<p>There's certainly no business like show business. Every year, the motion picture industry attracts thousands of artists, promoters and entrepreneurs. Most people at some point have thought about working …

Business Strategy

The 10 Proven Habits of the Happiest People In The World

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment and the …

5 Foods That Help Replenish Electrolytes

Skip sugary sports drinks and opt for nutrient-rich fruits, veggies, dairy, and whole grains to replace lost minerals.<p><b>Replenish the Right Way</b><p>Most exercisers can get away with gulping water after a workout, but endurance athletes—anyone training for a marathon or playing hours of tennis in the hot …

Nutrition
Selling

27 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can …

Psychology

11 Foods You Should Buy Organic

You’ve heard that it’s a good idea to buy organic foods, and you probably do when you can (and, let’s be honest, when you can afford it). But with organic food options ranging from cookies to produce, how are you supposed to know which is worth it and which is kind of a rip-off?<p>First, why we do it: …

6 Daily Habits That Are Just as Bad as Smoking | Women's Health

Not so fast! It seems like every day, a new study comes out finding that habit X is "as bad for you as smoking," whether it's sitting all day or eating too much fat. So is there any legitimacy to those claims? We checked out a bunch of those studies to find out what the researchers mean when they …

How to Test Your Overhead Mobility

But before you start hoisting heavy loads straight above you, know one thing: You have to <i>earn the right</i> to overhead press.<p>Here’s why: Most men spend the majority of their days sitting—at a desk, in the car, on the couch. This leads to a flexed posture with an overly rounded upper back, and …

Billionaire tech and sports mogul on the key to success: Avoid meetings

Ted Leonsis thought he'd won. He was in his mid-20s and had already sold his first company for tens of millions of dollars.<p>Then he got on a plane …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Here’s What You Should Post on Snapchat if You’re a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Snapchat, the shiny social media platform, has consumers and marketers itching to exploit it. Don’t get me wrong: As a digital marketer, I understand …

DJ Khaled

Working and Sleeping Late Are Bad for Your Health, Science Says

If you want to eat more veggies and exercise more, perhaps it's time to reset your morning alarm.<p>Starting off the day right can lead to increased productivity and focus throughout the day. This fact explains why we're suckers for listicles that divulge the morning habits of successful people. It …

Sleep

Why 'Fake It Till You Make It' Is So Effective, According to Science | Inc.com

It took me a while before I started calling myself an author.<p>I've been writing this column for almost two years, and have reached an audience well into the millions. I'm about to finish my first book (which I've ghost written for a <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author), and I'll be publishing my own …

Leadership

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

The 9 Daily Steps Guaranteed to Shift Your Mindset

The nine daily measures you need to master your mindset.<p>Becoming a master at anything requires laser focus, awareness, and positive action daily. Mastering your mindset is no different.<p>If you don't quite know where to start, you can use these nine daily steps to rapidly shift your mindset.<p>1. Check …

Self-improvement

Apple WWDC 2016: iMessage receives huge upgrade with iOS 10, as it looks to take on Snapchat, WhatsApp and Facebook

Apple’s messaging app is getting a huge upgrade to take on its competitors in the upcoming chat wars.<p>iMessage will receive new features including …

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

Mindfulness

3 Things I Did to Come Back from Career Failure

The economy was ruined, I was about to lose my job, and I had three small children. Here's what I did next.<p>We all have that moment - that moment when you actually hit bottom. For me it occurred while parked behind a Burger King in Phoenix, Arizona. I was crying that morning, knowing that I was soon …

Burger King

Want to Raise Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids? Pseudoscience Says Do These 8 Things | Inc.com

A funny thing happens when you become a parent.<p>Over time, your ambitions for yourself become less important than your ambitions for your kids. You want to be happy, healthy and successful, sure. But their happiness, health and success becomes paramount.<p>So, you spend a lot of time figuring out …

Pseudo-science

Want to Succeed? Do This One Thing

Call it what you want, perseverance pays off.<p>Have you noticed that everyone is talking about grit these days, as if it has just been discovered? Business leaders, pundits, scientists, and even celebrities are extolling the importance of grit as a key ingredient in success.<p>Although the scientists …

Self-improvement

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: The problem with counterfeits is they’re “better quality” than authentic luxury goods

At Alibaba’s first-ever investor day since going public in 2014, Jack Ma, the Chinese e-commerce giant’s founder and CEO, addressed his company’s counterfeit problem—or sort of did. He shifted blame away from Alibaba as the platform for selling those goods by arguing the real issue is that fakes …

How to develop a ‘Super Mind’ through meditation, according to this renowned psychiatrist

<i>Psychiatrist and author Norman Rosenthal practices Transcendental Meditation, an ancient practice brought from India to the U.S. in the 1950s. A TM teacher gives the student a mantra or other sound and explains how to repeat it in an effortless way. A successful practice leads to “relaxation, joy</i> …

Meditation

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

Self-help

3 Ways Your Brain Robs You of Happiness (And How to Stop It)

When it comes to happiness, we can often be our own worst enemy. If you’ve ever felt the stomach-churning after-effects of a junk food binge or …

7 Reasons to Stop Caring What Other People Think | Inc.com

Most people care what other people think to some extent. However, if you are a "people pleaser" who needs external validation throughout the day it can be tough on the job and in relationships.<p>In order to find happiness and self confidence consider some ways that will help you to accept yourself …

50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything

When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen — this is the new year, after all — it's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating.<p>Or worse, avoiding your goal altogether.<p><b>Related: 5 Motivation Blocks Hurting Your Success, and How to</b> …

Motivation

9 Powerful Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back. The problem may not be a lack of education or opportunity or connections or even luck.<p>The problem could be what you believe--and as a result, what you do.<p>What do the most successful people …

Self-improvement