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'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Cancer

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Self-improvement

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

The 6 Simple Steps Elon Musk Uses to Solve Any Problem

You learned these steps in elementary school, but do you ever actually use them?<p>There were all sorts of fascinating tidbits in Neil Strauss's fantastic <i>Rolling Stone</i> feature on Elon Musk -- hints about the Tesla Truck, the man behind the genius and more.<p>But for an entrepreneur looking to emulate …

Elon Musk

Not Enough Money to Start a Business? Here's How to Get It

Many entrepreneurs turn to personal or business loans to fund their entrepreneurial ventures, but with only 20% of businesses surviving past their first year, this can be a risky approach. Here's an out-of-the-box idea to consider instead.<p>Every entrepreneur's nightmare is trying to start or build …

Small Business

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional

Good communication is the key to personal and professional success.<p>Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to …

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Automation in the pot industry is picking up with unforeseen speed

When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, few could have predicted the scale of the growth which would bloom across the industry. Legal marijuana sales in the US and Canada are now expected to pass $20.2 billion by 2021 at a predicted annual …

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

1<p>Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when choosing a contractor?<p><b>A:</b> Number one: choosing the contractor based solely on price. It may …

Arianna Huffington deletes every email her employees receive while they’re on vacation

Email makes it hard to relax when you’re on vacation. Even if you turn off notifications and refuse to check your inbox, it’s easy to spend your precious leisure time dreading the avalanche of messages that await you upon your return.<p>Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of the wellness company …

Employment

5 Powerful Habits of the Wealthiest Salespeople

Focus on money-making tasks only.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are good salespeople, and then there are the wealthiest salespeople in the world.<p>Take Phil for example. Phil is a salesperson at an insurance company. He earns $700,000 per year in commissions. He …

Customer Service

7 Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes You're Probably Making

Proper grammar is a credibility builder, particularly on the internet.<p>If the way people misuse words can drive you batty, you can appreciate why Kyle Wiens, CEO of the online repair community iFixit, makes all applicants to his company take a grammar test. He writes for <i>Harvard Business Review</i>:<p>Good …

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly.<p>The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have …

Your Obsession With the Most Productive Morning Routine Could Be Holding You Back

Many successful people have daily routines, but could yours be holding you back?<p>What is the first thing that you do when you wake up? Do you check your phone for news? Start breakfast for your family? Brush your teeth?<p>As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do." Our routines often define who …

Time Management

6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader

The function of a leader is to produce more leaders, not more followers.<p>If you work or study in the field of leadership, you already know there's a glut of information and ideas. We already have thousands of articles about leaders and leadership, and countless thoughts on what leadership is and …

Five essentials to help beat your competitors at SEO

Mastering search engines is a key part of driving sales online and even a basic understanding of what makes a website appear at the top of Google can be game changing.<p>Search engine optimisation (SEO) is often regarded by businesses as a low-priority task on a long to-do list, which means that it …

There's Only 1 Thing You Absolutely Must Do During a Job Interview

The rest is negotiable.<p><i>"What are the worst mistakes people make in job interviews?" 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 Dandan Zhu, top billing headhunter, career coach, CEO and founder</b> …

6 Startup Lessons I Found When I Began Jet Skiing to Work

Commuting via Lake Washington cut my travel time in half, and provided some valuable lessons for business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years back, I grew frustrated with my commute from Seattle to Bellevue and took matters into my own hands. I bought a used jet …

Entrepreneurship

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

Research

Powerful automation tricks and hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython and more

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

Sonos PlayBase review: superb build quality but misses mark on connectivity

Pros<p>Great build quality, sound performance and is easy to set up<p>Cons<p>Lack of HDMI and no DTS decoding<p>Price<p>£699<p>8 / 10<p>The PlayBase is multi-audio …

Audiophile

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

The Sonos Playbase is a home theater in a slab

Sonos makes some of the best whole-home wireless audio gear I’ve used, bar none. I’ve tried Bluetooth and Zigbee models, wired and unwired gear, and nothing comes close to Sonos’ ease-of-use and reliability. It is, in short, the Jobs-era Apple of consumer audio — everything just works, and if it …

Audiophile

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Why I Should Have Woken Up at 5 A.M. to Hit the Gym (and Not the Office)

The mind and body are more connected than you think.<p><i>Editor's note: We asked noted entrepreneurs to reflect on what they wish they'd known starting out and to put it in a letter to their younger selves. Tom Gimbel is a founder and CEO whose LaSalle Network ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of</i> …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …