Antonio Montes

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Re­inventing Yourself: Life After a Business Failure

The upside of starting over after losing everything is your opportunity to create a fully prepared, more seasoned and much wiser version of yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I woke up one day to a phone call that changed my life forever. The date was February 4, …

Are You Ready To Be A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Enter the world of a lifestyle entrepreneur. The lifestyle entrepreneur has built their business around their ideal lifestyle. Lifestyles may vary, but it is for that person to choose which niche is right for them.<p>Are you ready to be a lifestyle entrepreneur? The benefits of lifestyle …

7 Secrets Of People Who Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

Make your resolutions stick with these tips from those who know how to do it right.<p>Making resolutions is a popular holiday tradition, but keeping those resolutions past the first week in January is the hard part. Statistic Brain, using data from the University of Scranton, says while 45% of …

6 Telltale Signs It's Time to Become Your Own Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s hard not to be intrigued by entrepreneurs.<p>The men and women who say goodbye to the security of a paycheck for the path of small business ownership make up the backbone of the American economy. They control their own destinies, …

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

Web Design

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2015 Edition

Over the past year, I've gone all-in with iOS.<p>Following years of experiments, struggles to switch from a Mac-centric workflow, and encouraging signs of maturity from the platform, I chose to make the iPad my primary computer. I used the iPad Air 2 more than any other iOS device before, and the iPad …

Why attitude is more important than intelligence

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

Why it pays to consolidate your apps

We’ve all been there. Between our emails systems, project management calendars, meeting calendars and chat software, we’re constantly running an obstacle course across multiple apps. What’s even more challenging is when teams grow and collaboration systems become more complex: all of a sudden, …

Project Management

Louise St-Pierre: Cogeco's 'agent of change'

It's Friday and Louise St-Pierre is in the mood for a little indulgence. In a break from tradition, the CEO of Cogeco Cable Canada had decided to swap her usual chicken or shrimp for steak in her salad.<p>"I always go for salad," she says with a grin. "Bon appétit!" she adds, when our food arrives.<p>Ms. …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But there's no need to spend the majority of your time on the …

Learning

10 of the Most Controversial Productivity Tips That Actually Work

We’ve all heard what makes us more productive. To be more productive, get: Better sleep, better food, better work environment, etc. And I think these …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity | Inc.com

Busy Work<p>So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.<p>Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask colleagues, "So, what did you do today?" Most of the answers will be along the lines of, "A lot, it was a …

Time Management

9 ways to bring more traffic to every blog post

You’ve written a fantastic blog post.<p>Now . . . how are people going to find it?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>It’s a question most of us bloggers deal with every single time we hit</b> …

Marketing

5 Signs You Are Meant to Be an Entrepreneur | SEJ

Are you meant to be an entrepreneur? According to Operation Hope, 43% of children and teens say they want to start their own business one day but …

Entrepreneurship

A social media guru's daily, weekly and monthly checklist

<i>Hmm, I feel like I’m forgetting something.</i><p><i>OK, where to begin?</i><p>These thoughts will sometimes race through my head when I’m sitting down to focus on social media time. I’ll fire up Twitter and Facebook and Buffer and want really bad to ensure that I’m covering all my bases and spending time in the …

Goal Setting