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28 Best Habits to Have in Business

Cultivate good habits and you'll be making progress on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world's most successful businesses are run by entrepreneurs who harbor the right habits to ensure their longevity and staying power in the marketplace. The truth is that …

Self-improvement

How to Create a Life Plan in 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

The craftsman is an archetype of manliness that has been with us for millennia. We admire his ethos — his independence, his work ethic, and his …

15 things successful people do on Sunday nights

The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday night.<p>However, Sunday can still be a fun day (not to mention a productive one). You've just got to have the right mindset and commit to something, whether it be getting tasks done, …

Time Management

5 Small Financial Mistakes that Can Lead to a Major Cash Crisis

Save yourself thousands of dollars and thousands of hours by avoiding the money mistakes I made.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a few mini money mistakes here and there isn’t uncommon for budding entrepreneurs. I made a habit of this during my first few years of …

Personal Finance

7 Things Highly Resilient People Don’t Do

You're reading 7 Things Highly Resilient People Don’t Do, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Self-help

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

Happiness

17 Smart Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day | Inc.com

To be a productivity guru, you need a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort, according to Paul J. Meyer.<p>Here are 17 smart habits to adopt that will help you be your most productive self every day.<p>1. Book Time in Your Calendar for Tasks<p>Are to-do lists ruining your life? …

Time Management

If You Want To Be A High Achiever, You Need To Adopt This Mindset

en_US<p>article<p>The high achiever will always accomplish their goals using a completion-centric planning …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

10 Conversational Habits You Need to Get Rid of | Inc.com

I've been writing a lot lately about how to improve communication skills, especially if you're in a leadership role.<p>The irony of it all is that it's a skill not enough leaders have. I know this because it still tops the list for clients requesting communication coaching or training.<p>Last week, I …

Communication Skills

7 Powerful Morning Routines of Insanely Productive People | Inc.com

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with mornings. It's often the only time we get a few hours of peace and quiet, but then our beds are too comfy to get out of in order to make the most of those precious early moments.<p>However, if you want to be ultra-successful, it all starts with laying the …

Time Management

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

3 Signs That You Don't Really Know Your Core Business | Inc.com

The first question I ask entrepreneurs is, "What is your core product, and who are your core customers?"<p>Sometimes I get a quick, confident answer.<p>Sometimes, by contrast, it feels as if the poor business-builder is making it up. I hear a long pause, followed by an explanation of all the ideas the …

Profit

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

Self-improvement

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement

Set Your Theme of the Year Before You Set Your Goals

Many books and posts will tell you what new year’s goals to set, or what to skip because they don’t work. Before setting, resetting, or trashing your …

Web Design

10 Effective Communication Habits of the Most Successful People | Inc.com

Being able to communicate effectively, I believe, is one of the best life skills you can develop. Think about it, colleagues who can masterfully communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, concerns and wishes are better equipped to manage or avoid conflict, negotiate win-win scenarios, and …

Self-help

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

These 3 Unpopular Leadership Strategies Are Why Alabama's Nick Saban Is So Successful | Inc.com

Leaders who achieve long term success are often those who are willing to take steps others are not willing to try.<p>Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has set a powerful example of this, and you can apply his same approach to your team.<p>I attended the University of Alabama, and my baptism into …

College Football

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

9 Money Resolutions to Make for 2017

New Year’s resolutions are a mixed bag: Some are easy to achieve, but most are doomed to fail from the very first day of January. This year, resolve …

Personal Finance

How to Stop being Scared of Success

You're reading How to Stop being Scared of Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Motivation

10 Things The Most Successful People Do Every Day

What habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments?One guy wanted to know. So he …

Self-improvement

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Exceptional Self-Discipline Isn't What You Think | Inc.com

If you're concerned that you don't have the discipline to achieve your dreams, the internet will offer you plenty of advice. Get up at the crack of dawn, a ton of posts recommend. Always make your bed, scold others. Schedule more breaks, eat right, remove distractions, etc. etc. etc.<p>Much of this …

Self-improvement

3 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your 100-Year-Old Self | Inc.com

Most people would not think it smart to take life or career advice from an unemployed person. If, like many, you believe that your worth is defined by your business (and your busy-ness), then your job may start to define you. It is hard to find common ground if the other person is without …

Selling

10 Practices that will increase your productivity as entrepreneur

Share33<p>Tweet<p>Share71<p>+16<p>Shares 110<p>Far too many entrepreneurs focus on finding their brilliant idea rather than on becoming a more effective …

Time Management

You're probably more successful than you think — here's how to keep doubt from harming your career

Many of us sit in one of two types of reality-distortion fields. You may think you are more successful than you really are, which means you're in danger of not accomplishing much.<p>Or you may think you aren't doing enough, which means you may burn yourself out because you think you have farther to go.<p>…

Motivation

Chris Gardner: The homeless man who became a multi-millionaire investor

<b>When Chris Gardner and his young son were sleeping rough on the floor of a public toilet, he could never have dreamt that his life story would be turned into a hit Hollywood movie.</b><p>It was back in the early 1980s that Mr Gardner, then aged 27, and his toddler son were homeless for a year in San …

San Francisco