Brian Maiolo

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4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

You’ve left an important task undone for weeks. It’s hanging over you, causing daily anxiety. And yet instead of actually doing it, you do a hundred other tasks instead.<p>Or you’ve been feeling guilty about not replying to an email, even though replying would only take 10 minutes.<p>Or maybe the last …

Outsourcing

Use This 100-Year-Old ‘Productivity Hack’ to Get More Done, Says This CEO

The strategy works because it reduces "decision fatigue."<p>Optimizing your schedule is important for making the most out of every workday.<p>That’s …

Productivity

Why 13 Minutes Pumping Iron Might Be Better Than Spending Forever at the Gym

New research shows a short gym session can help endurance athletes gain strength—minus that unwanted bulk.<p>For decades, many endurance athletes like cyclists have avoided lifting weights for fear of gaining unwanted muscle mass that would weigh them down rather than speed them up.<p>Now, new research …

The New Customer Journey Maze: 5 Implications For Marketers

At a recent roundtable, where individuals focused on helping sales and marketing leaders gathered, Gartner presented interesting findings from its annual research project. The findings suggest that the assumption that B2B buyers progress in a linear fashion is fundamentally flawed. In a prior …

Paying Yourself and Small Business Accounting

If you run a business where you are the sole employee, you still have to treat your business finances like a business. That means keeping good …

Small Business

Struggling to Get Motivated? Don't Ask for Advice--Give It

There's a lot of advice out there for the lazy and unmotivated: Take baby steps! Set a timer! Enlist an accountability partner! But what if the best way to tackle lack of motivation isn't to give any sort of advice at all, but to ask for it instead?<p>That's the intriguing conclusion of a new article …

University of Chicago

How Do You Segment Your Market?

Clients ask us all the time to help them with the right characteristics for personas–which are essentially market segments. We use what we call the …

Marketing

Seven Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Tips

As any founder knows, lessons learned early on in the business startup journey can pay dividends at a later stage. Those valuable learning points and light bulb moments also make useful tips and advice that can be passed on to help other new entrepreneurs as they embark on their business</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Being Braver Might Be Down to Stimulating One Part of the Brain

The research could be applied for treating anxiety.<p>J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of brave hobbits Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, writes that “courage is …

Neuroscience

A father of 3 and former Marine says he learned his single most important parenting skill from a drill sergeant

Before Andrew Wittman enlisted in the Marine Corps, he was, by his own admission, "fat and very unfit."<p>The behaviors that made him feel comfortable were "eating chips and lying on the couch."<p>But by the time he left the Marine Corps, Wittman writes in the forthcoming "Seven Secrets of Resilience for …

U.S. Marines

Take Better Naps By Drinking Coffee First

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Italy, where the time difference is nine hours from my home in San Francisco. That aggressive time change meant …

Coffee

How To Prepare The Perfect Elevator Pitch

The ability to create an effective elevator pitch can make all the difference as a startup entrepreneur. What’s the formula for crafting a quick pitch that can take you to the next level?<p>Having heard dozens, if not thousands of pitches by entrepreneurs over the past few years, I can tell you that …

Elevator Pitches

15 Things You Should Give Up to Be a Happy Parent

Because parenting doesn't have to be such a struggle.<p><i>The following story was submitted by a Fatherly reader. Opinions expressed in the story do not</i> …

Parenting

6 Negative Self-Talk Phrases to Cut Out of Your Vocabulary

I used to be a terrible communicator. I was the queen of slamming drawers, closing the dishwasher loudly, walking away during a stressful …

Self-help

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome With Self-Compassion, According to Science | Inc.com

I can remember the first day I taught at Stanford. I looked out into a sea of eager future MBA faces and thought, "how will I ever connect with these students?" It was a mixed bag of insecurity and feeling like an imposter-- was I really standing at the front of one of the best business schools in …

Self-help

5 Tips to Help You Break Your Bad Habits Once and For All

They control our lives more than we think. It’s time to take the control back.<p>Bad habits, even the seemingly innocuous ones, can have a detrimental …

Self-help

How to Reprogram That Self-Deprecating Little Voice in Your Head

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I have said before, the game of entrepreneurship is won between your ears. The reason you are in this game is the same reason you will succeed in it. This game tests your inner strength, resiliency, creativity and optimism.<p>Have you …

Happiness

Personal Kanban Part 1 — Why Todo-Lists don‘t work

As a CTO I have to handle dozens of tasks per week. Some of them are big, like digging into a new technology and others are tiny, like scanning …

Kanban

Some People Can't See Any Pictures in Their Imagination, And Here's Why

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the …

Consciousness

Stop procrastinating with a research-backed mental visualization exercise

When we procrastinate, we are, in a sense, favoring one person at the expense of another: We’re offloading the obligations of our present self onto a future self who feels disconnected from the flesh and blood we are now. The more disconnected that other self feels, researchers have found, the …

4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction

In the flurry of statistics that exist around personal productivity, there’s one I find especially alarming: The average person is distracted or interrupted every <i>40 seconds</i> when working in front of their computer. In other words, we can’t work for even <i>a single minute</i> before we focus on something …

Time Management

8 Huge Mistakes Most Entrepreneurs Don't Realize They're Making

Almost all errors are unconscious until circumstances bring them to light -- often through harsh consequences. Looking these missteps over now, ahead of time, will seem in the future like the height of wisdom.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would you rather hustle …

Entrepreneurship

7 Fascinating Ways To Hack Your Brain To Be Less Negative, According To Science

One of the most common pieces of advice that you probably hear a lot is to "think positively." In all honesty, looking at the glass half full is not …

Self-help

Is Everything You Were Taught About Cold Calling Wrong?: How to Cold Call

Cold calling has been around as long as telephones have. Salespeople looking for opportunities to drum up business have spent years dialing prospective customers in the hopes that someone will pick up and let them talk for more than a minute.<p>And it’s all in the spirit of growing a business. …

Cold Calling

The Right Way To Deploy Technology In Customer Service And Support (So It Doesn't Bite Back)

There’s no denying that technological innovations can improve customer service and the customer experience, often in stunning and unparalleled ways. CRM, ERP, AI, sentiment-tracking: it’s all powerful stuff—if deployed with a deft and nuanced touch.<p>But that last part, the “deployment with a deft …

Customer Experience

4 Reasons Why Tune-Up Races Will Help You Crush Your Marathon Goals

Even top professionals hit the track before they’re in perfect shape. Here’s how (and why) a handful of tune-ups will improve your goal race performance.<p>Leo Manzano didn’t make a career running in the springtime. The Mexican-American miler isn’t normally running supersonic times on an indoor track …

Marathons

Here's a Genius Trick for Replying to an Email That Makes You Furious

Master this now.<p>Have you ever gotten an email you loathed from the instant it appeared in your inbox? You know the type — a coworker’s excuse for …

TED Talks

5 Challenges While Selling Enterprise Tech Products

Selling IT to enterprises is drastically different from selling it to small businesses-a stronghold of start-ups and we tell you how to make an irresistible pitch<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of …

2 Things You Need to Know: How to Hack Motivation With Avoidance and Approach Goals

Motivation is a sneaky beast. It can hide in plain sight, and it can express itself when we least expect it. Motivation (and its frequent companion …

This 10-minute routine will increase your confidence and self-esteem

The two most important times in your day are just before you go to bed, and just after you wake up. These are your “bookends.” If you learn to master …

Self-esteem