Brian Carson

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8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Resilience And Avoid Burnout

It is easy to miss the signs of burnout until they are already there. Burnout can affect anyone, and is increasingly used to describe a common set of symptoms facing everyone from employees to leaders. While not in the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, it is now used as an everyday term to …

Mental Health

The Best $69 You Can Spend at Disney World

There will never be a shortage of things for families to spend money on during a Walt Disney World vacation — but I think I may have found the very …

Walt Disney Company

How to craft a seamless vacation, from packing to returning to work

It’s August, also known as summer’s third act, the pre-September pause, and the “out of office” email’s moment to shine. For many people, this is the month to go on vacation, with all the excitement, relaxation, and—if we’re being honest—anticipatory stress that can entail.<p>At Quartzy, we love going …

Cape Cod

Do you come across as arrogant? 5 workplace behaviors to curb

Many of us have had to battle the specter of arrogance at one time or another. No one is perfect, and the particularly intelligent must be especially …

Communication Skills

8 Key Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

From Cuban to Sandberg, the world's top business leaders all understand how much these qualities count.<p>You hear it all the time: <i>Focus on your values.</i> After all, your values should guide everything you do with your brand and help connect you with customers. But what should those values be? Out of …

7 Ways Leaders Undermine Trust and Destroy Their Company Culture Without Even Realizing It

It's never too late to become the leader who takes your company to the top.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty-first century workplaces continue to evolve rapidly and dramatically. People not long ago were blocked from accessing social media at their workplace; today …

Leadership

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Want to Deliver Unforgettable Presentations? Use the 30-Second Rule

The secret to making a great presentation is winning over your audience in the first 30 seconds (and keeping their interest through the last 30 seconds).<p>No matter who's in your audience, or where and when you deliver it, the secret to making a great presentation is capturing your audience's …

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

4 Ways Toxic Leaders Destroy Team Morale

Don't be your own worst enemy.<p>There comes a point in your career, and life, when you decide which type of leader you want to be. You can be a great leader, using your role to empower other people and create an organization that people are proud to contribute to every day. Or you can be a bad …

How to Respond When Hiring Managers Ask You to Work for Free

When a hiring manager asks you to work for free as part of the interview process, these are 4 ways to respond.<p>The interview process has changed dramatically in the last decade. Companies are spending millions of dollars trying to improve how they hire. Why? The cost of turnover is huge. Some …

Sitting at work is killing you: Here’s how to take a stand

When you’re in the grind, trying to level up your life and your career, it’s easy to neglect things that seem superficial.<p>You might put in a few …

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

5 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid Right Now, if You Want Your People to Stay

Don't fall victim to these common pitfalls.<p>What creates great leadership is something that is fluid. It changes with how our society evolves. While there are some characteristics that are timeless, such as kindness and charisma, there are many other new ways of being that emerge all of the time. …

31 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help You Level Up

The inspiration you need to keep going and keep growing.<p>If you're like me, you use the start of a new year to set intentions and tap into the inspiration needed to realize those intentions. But what about the middle of the year? What about the time when that energy fades while your head is down and …

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Everything in the job search process is now very much online-focused for job candidates; from how you apply to jobs (through online application …

Employment

What is the single most important leadership quality?

When people talk about leadership qualities, they often mention self-awareness, empathy, and social skills — traits associated with emotional …

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

Detour's Epic GPS-Guided Walking Tours Are Free Until May 31st

When I travel, one of my favorite apps to use is Detour. Created by Andrew Mason (the guy behind Groupon), the app is loaded with walking tours of a …

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You're Born With

Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Silver-tongued orators are like world-class magicians. They float onto the stage with enviable swagger. They use choice material, and their compelling …

Public Speaking

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

You Should Take a Gap Year. Here's Why, and How

Whether you call it a "gap year," "a sabbatical" or "a break," taking a year away from life to travel is not only super-popular, but can be character …

What consumers need to know before going to a fertility clinic

In two separate incidents this month, equipment failures at fertility clinics have destroyed thousands of frozen eggs and embryos — and potentially …

Fertility Clinic

This 1 LinkedIn Summary Mistake Makes Hiring Managers Stop Reading Your Profile

This section on your LinkedIn profile is where most recruiters decide not to contact you.<p>It's very easy to make mistakes on your LinkedIn profile. These days, you need to consider how each section of your profile is being perceived. The photo, headline, summary, and work history sections must all …

Fake products sold by places like Walmart or Amazon hold risks of everything from cyanide to rat droppings — here's how to make sure what you're buying is real

Next time you're about to purchase an item from your favorite online retailer, you might want to do a double take.<p>A recent report from the Government Accountability Office revealed that products purchased from third-party sellers on five major e-commerce sites could be counterfeit — and harmful to …

eCommerce

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

If Your Employees Can't Answer This 1 Simple Question, They're a Lot Less Productive Than You Think

Nothing is more powerful for tracking productivity than these 6 words.<p>Want to know a dirty little secret in business? Everyone loves being busy.<p>Don't believe me? Try walking into your office and asking all of your employees this one simple question:<p>"What results did you achieve today?"<p>More often …

Employment

36 Hours in Auckland

The construction cranes that pierce the Auckland skyline are a visual indication of the growth New Zealand’s largest city is experiencing. Close to one-third of New Zealand’s estimated 4.5 million population lives in Auckland, a geographically blessed — and traffic-cursed — city spread over at …

New Zealand

DIY Science: how to get electricity from coins

To celebrate British Science Week, we’ve road-tested a selection of fun experiments for you to try at home – here's how to get electricity from coins.<p>…