Chris Bernard

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Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Project Management

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Why the Best Salespeople Are Masters of These 3 Skills (It's Not Just About Listening) | Inc.com

All the experts agree, the number one sales skill every professional needs is the ability to listen. Listening is the starting point for all learning, for understanding, and for relationships.<p>Listening is helpful when done right. Most sales professionals don't, I didn't.<p>The hard truth is listening …

Learning

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful …

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

12 Questions to Ask Your Boss in 2018 | Inc.com

According to 2017 Gallop research, globally 67% of the workforce is disengaged in their jobs. These individuals are difficult to spot because they generally are relatively happy but do the bare minimum and aren't usually sure what it is they are supposed to focus on or how their performance is …

Leadership

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

11 quiet places to meditate in Chicago

City life has a knack for wearing down our mental well-being. While we love Chicago, the abundance of new things to do, shows to see and places to …

​14 Bald Men Gifts to Give This Year | Men’s Health

14 Gift Ideas for Bald Men<p>There's everything here from essential safety razors to shaving lotion<p>If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission.<p>Getty Images<p>You’d think being bald would mean that a guy has less to worry about: No hair care, no problem. But that’s far from the …

Starting A Company In 2017? Here Are 7 Tools To Make Your Job A Whole Lot Easier | Inc.com

Nowadays, it really doesn't matter what field you're in--you need to be digital. Big cabinets and stacks of paper are going out the door, and so are sloppy desktops with endless excel files. There are too many great programs out there with automated processes to warrant doing business any other way.<p>…

Small Business

10 New Ideas for Making Money on the Side

There is no better use for spare time than turning it into spare money.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every year we make the same resolutions, like losing weight or to quit smoking. What about making more money?<p>While there proven ways to make …

7 Powerful Signs You're More Successful Than You Think

Now and then you have to take a step back and appreciate what you've accomplished. Here's to you.<p>Success means different things to different people.<p>For many, accumulating wealth or power are definitive signs of success. For you, it may be as simple (or complex) as being happy.<p>And although an …

Self-improvement

10 Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mentally strong people need to have some time on their own.<p><i>"What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person?" originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gianni Cara, founder of SmartLab and VP</b> …

5 Things You Need to Do to Protect Your Product Idea | Inc.com

After teaching myself how, I've spent the past 15 years helping other people license their ideas. Open innovation is a beautiful thing. Really, it's a partnership. When companies open their doors, they expose themselves to an unlimited stream of ideas, upping the likelihood they'll hit it big. At …

Intellectual Property

Podcasting 101: Get Your DJ Podcast Onto iTunes

Many DJs think they need to be a celebrity, have a label, or major backing to get their music onto iTunes. Not so! Even though some people find out …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

20 Questions You Have to Answer Before Starting Your Business | Inc.com

I teach an entrepreneurship course for students who transfer to Babson College -- <i>U.S. News and World Report</i> has ranked it tops for entrepreneurship since 1995.<p>Next week, my students will present the final pitch for the business ideas they've been developing all semester.<p>If you run a business or are …

Customers

How to Totally Nail 'Why Should I Hire You?' | Inc.com

There's no question more important to your career or for your company than "why should I hire you?" Answer that question well and you've got the job. Answer it poorly and you're outta luck.<p>Here's the best way to answer the question:<p>"You know how ... [an obstacle]."<br>• "Well, I ... [something unique …

Employment

The 50 Best Quotes From the 50 Best Business Books | Inc.com

<i>1. Think and Grow Rich</i><p>“If you truly desire money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to be so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you will have it.”<p><i>2. Feel the</i> …

Selling

How to DJ 101: Why You Must Understand Phrasing

Even though most of our audience is made up of advanced or intermediate DJs, we get a lot of aspiring talent on the site every month who are hungry …

How To Craft A DJ Mix: 10 Tips For Success

When setting out to craft a great DJ mix, there’s no reason to do it off the cuff without thinking about a few key elements first: Who will listen? …

Music Production

100-Plus Awesome Free Things for Salespeople and Marketers | Inc.com

One of Guy Kawasaki's "reality checks" for entrepreneurs is the question "What can we beg, borrow, or lease that we are buying?" However, as evidenced by Kawasaki's own new product Canva, the Web has lots of entirely free and free-to-try resources.<p>I built this list specifically for salespeople and …

Project Management

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

Essential Books for Composing, Producing, Mixing, & Mastering Electronic Dance Music

I often see professional producers and DJs asked questions like "What's you mixing process like?", "How do you get your drums sounding so crisp?", …

Music Production

How to Write a Résumé That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

Harmony for Dummies: A Quick Guide to Adding Chords, Melodies, and Basslines in Key

If you want to make your tracks more musical without knowing much about scales and harmony, then this tutorial is for you. This combination of tools …