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Richard Branson's 15 Secrets to Success

Richard Branson is one of the most recognizable and accomplished entrepreneurs in the world. The Virgin Group founder has managed multiple companies …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness

7 Simple Phrases That Make People Really Trust You

When it comes to business and life, trust is everything. Here's how to get more of it.<p>No matter how honest we may be in our interactions with others, there's always the possibility that people may misconstrue our words to mean otherwise. Certain key phrases that we say, sometimes even without us …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing …

To Succeed As An Entrepreneur, You'll Need This 1 Skill

To build a successful startup, you'll need to pivot. Here's how to do it right.<p>Entrepreneurship is an emotional roller coaster ride. Day in and day out, you can never really know what to expect.<p>But there is one thing you can count on. At some point in your career, as an effective entrepreneur, …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done

Here's how to work smart to get more done.<p>For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about …

10 Reasons Why You Haven't Fulfilled Your Potential

Brutal truths on why you keep getting in the way of your dreams.<p>You're frustrated that you aren't where you think you should be in life. With your career, your family, and your bank account--and you can't put your finger on the problem. You just want to be happy.<p>Here's the brutal reality you need …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

Learning these fantastic habits is just half the equation. Actually doing them will get you to the promised land.<p>Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from …

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:<p>Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves<br>• Anger about …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

Research shows that your habits create happiness more than anything else in life. These will make you happier today.<p>It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we …

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It)

According to this study of 482 executives, professionals, and managers, they are working an average day of 13.5 hours and blaming YOU! Here's why...<p>An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-esteem

Three Ways to Raise Your Confidence

Confidence seems like an elusive quality that some people just have and others don’t. The truth is, anyone can work on and boost their confidence, …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" 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 Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

These 7 brutal truths about life are hard to admit but they'll change your life when you do

You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young”?<p>I think about that sometimes – how I wish I’d had the self-awareness and confidence that I …

6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader

Directing attention toward where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership.<p>Leadership is ultimately about holding yourself responsible for the people you lead--not just their productivity but their teamwork and imagination and commitment. And the more responsibility you have for others, the …

8 Books Every Leader Needs to Read in 2017

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>From recent bestsellers to old-school business parables, these are the best business books to read in 2017. What would you add to this list? Leave me a comment.<p>1. <i>Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both</i><p>by Adam Galinsky …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …

Heartbroken? A Psychology Coach Says to Do This One Thing After a Breakup

"Give yourself permission to feel," Cypers Kamen says. "Crying is cathartic." In the first moments following a breakup, it's normal (and even …

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that achieving success requires the right mindset.<p>Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief …

5 Best Meeting Practices Every Leader Should Follow

Wasted or poorly run meetings deaden your team and cost you tens of thousands of dollars a year. Here are 5 meeting best practices that top companies follow...<p>A recent article in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> reported on an international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On,</i> …

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups LifeThe post You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years appeared …

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

The Only 3 Things You Need to Enter the Top 1% in Anything You Do

Life is very different for anyone who is in the top 1%. Whether you are an entrepreneur, actor, athlete, doctor, author or motivational speaker – the …

Motivation

3 Things Genuinely Happy People Do Every Day, Says a Life Coach

Although our society rewards us for our personal and professional successes, genuine happiness is arguably one of the most important things in life. …

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

How To Stop Busywork From Holding Your Career Progress Back

Chances are you spend a lot of your day on useless busywork without even realizing it. Here’s how to spot it and eliminate it.<p>We’re all so busy. Sixty-one percent of Americans today say they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do. But often what’s keeping us so busy isn’t that …