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What should my heart rate be?

The heart rate is one of the 'vital signs,' or the important indicators of health in the human body. It measures the number of times per minute that …

Why Play Counts, Views, and Hits Don’t Necessarily Translate To Success In Music

There’s nothing more exciting for a new artist than finding out that listeners are starting to learn about and enjoy their music. But using play …

New Music

Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

4 Secrets to Closing More Playlist Pitches

Even as music formats change and listening habits shift towards streaming, the challenge for music artists will always be the same: how do you get as …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

My top 10 quotes on success

The 11 Worst Email Mistakes Everyone Makes

We're all buried in our email inboxes. Try not to make life harder for people by committing these egregious email errors.<p>Emails have become a necessary evil in the workplace. I say evil because my inbox right now has 169 unread emails, which makes me quiver with anxiety. But that's nothing compared …

Lack of Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs, but here's something they can do about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: Some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

Self-made millionaire: Forget skipping Starbucks. Here are 5 real ways to get rich

Too many people out there are offering ridiculous ideas on how you can become rich. Many of those ideas are about cutting back.<p>I can promise you that …

Howard Schultz

8 Ways to Make Money As a Digital Nomad

With the right skills and a good internet connection, you can make a living anywhere.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're anything like me, you're a wanderlust. You seek greener pastures in far-off destinations. You live to travel. And your laptop and phone are …

Small Business

10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness)

Meaningful life changes start with letting go of what's not serving you.<p>Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

10 Things to Think About Before Your Next Release

When it comes to preparing for your next release there’s a ton of planning that needs to be done well before the actual release date itself. As you …

Apple Music

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

10 Tough-but-Essential Questions That Will Set You Up for Success in 2018

The period after the holiday craziness is ideal for serious soul searching. Here's what to ask yourself.<p>According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January …

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

How to Get What You Want Out of Life

A simple six-step system for achieving success.<p>We all have dreams of what we want from life, but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. Just wishing for something will not make it happen.<p>I've devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully …

Using Facebook Live to earn $74k in one year as a solo musician

How musicians should use Facebook Live to serve their audience first, and later reap the rewards.Last weekend at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference in …

Social Media

THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESSFUL MUSIC RELEASES

<b>AWAL</b>, Kobalt's music distribution and services partner for independent artists, work on hundreds of releases each month, so they know a thing or two …

The Best Networkers Embrace This Type of Mindset

Transactional networking never works.<p>There is something in each of us that wants to "keep score." Studies have shown that many of us feel obliged to "return a favor" when we have been the recipients of generosity or kindness. While it is important to be aware of these hard-wired urges, it's even …

Networking

5 Habits You Can Start Right Away to Build Unwavering Self-Discipline

Get rid of all distractions that stand in your way.<p><i>What are some good ways to build strong self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic , Productivity hacker,</b> …

The key to fan engagement on Facebook: “Going Live”

What’s the surest way to reach your fans on Facebook? Live video.Years back there was a good chance your followers would actually see your posts in …

Social Media

More Engagement on Facebook Right Now (for musicians & artists)

We haven’t talked specifically about Facebook yet this year, and the landscape has continued to evolve.<p>So, I’ve got <b>one big piece of advice</b> today for …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

17 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Bill Gates

While Bill Gates has a schedule that’s planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a …

Books

How To Set Your Consulting Fees

• Share to facebook<br>• Share to twitter<br>• Share to linkedin<p>The first issue to consider is <i>how</i> you want to get paid for your services. Should you charge by the hour or by the project? Perhaps you'd rather work "on retainer," whereby you provide consulting services on a continual basis as demanded? …

How to make £40,000 in six months

One entrepreneur has designed a crazy business plan to make £40,000 within six months using just a computer, a camera, and an internet connection<p>The average cost of higher education in the UK has now exceeded £10,000 a year. In the US, the fees can be even steeper: $60,000 (or £37,000) for a …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

How to Get Rich: 8 Steps to Make Your First Million Dollars

What's the first step? Stop obsessing about money.<p>Many people hope to get rich. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)<p>And while inflation may have changed the standard, for many becoming a millionaire is still a common goal.<p>That goal is clear... but the path to that kind of wealth is often …