Bryan E. Ferguson

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6 Ways to Work Less but Get More Done

We all have 24 hours in a day, but some of us get more done than others. How?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than …

Time Management

How Justin Mares Validated His Business in 2 Weeks With $100

If your idea winds up being a dud, you're better off knowing that after a $100 investment than a $100,000 one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no excuse for creating a product that doesn’t sell . . . yet many new entrepreneurs continue to spend significant …

Entrepreneurship

Quit Wasting Your Brain and Learn to Think for Yourself

As our culture becomes ever more cautious, employers are desperate for people who think critically and creatively.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our culture is increasingly dominated by prescriptive content. People want to know what to do and how to do it. They want …

To This Day

16 Blood-Pumping Songs to Boost Your Motivation and Confidence

Add these empowering songs to a playlist and get pumped up before your next big interview, meeting or business deal.<p>Undeniable truth: Life requires confidence. There’s no trendy hack for faking it and no pill can substitute for it. You have to believe way down in your bones that, yes, you can kick …

Bob Marley

4 Ways to Build a Profitable Website From Your Own Experience

It's hard not to fantasize about building your own wealth online, but actually the idea isn't as unlikely as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you read about overnight millionaires and web celebrities enjoying ridiculous salaries, it’s hard not to fantasize …

Profit

Why You Should Follow Your Instincts to Do Something Different

Even in a hot market, people still have herd mentality. Here's research on why you should block that impulse.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, The League -- the list goes on for mobile dating apps. And their formats are similar: swipe <i>right</i> to like, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons to Help You Become an Industry Disruptor

Elliot Weissbluth, founder and CEO of HighTower, was once an outsider to the finance industry. Now, he's a figurehead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you know what a fiduciary is? If you do (and you never went to law school), that knowledge may be based on the …

Business Strategy

8 Reasons Coaching Is the Perfect Solo Business

It's easy to start and you need almost no overhead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For professionals who are passionate about leadership and helping leaders get even better, leadership and executive coaching may add up to the definition of a perfect solo …

Laptops

7 Habits of Masterful Managers Who Coach Their Teams to Success

Being good at your job is important. Making other people better at their jobs is most important of all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managers are the quarterbacks and coaches of their teams. Managers with great reputations for producing the most successful teams are …

Leadership

7 Ways to Make Extra Income Even With a Full-Time Job

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans' health nationwide. And, …

Real Estate

11 Ways to Make Money While You Sleep

This is much, much better than staying awake worried how you'll make a buck.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you remember in the past we were warned to be careful about being in debt because interest never stopped charging us, interest never …

Small Business

Want to Become More Disruptive With Your Startup? You Got 100 Days.

Entrepreneurs know that innovative ideas and products keep their businesses afloat, but many invest in such lengthy development processes that their innovations never see the light of day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies struggle with deadlines for new product …

Innovation

How to Deliver a Successful Elevator Pitch

Being relatable and making your audience care are the first key steps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partners Drew Johnson and Savannah Sanchez of 7Twelve Marketing provide helpful tips for a successful elevator pitch.<p>Being relatable …

Entrepreneurship

6 Tips to Be a Successful Solopreneur

If you're a writer looking to build and monetize your personal platform, or you're hoping to leave your corporate job to become a solo entrepreneur, you will love Jon Acuff's story.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a writer looking to build and monetize your …

Entrepreneurship

7 Habits of a Self-Made Millennial Millionaire

Changing your life starts with the small, consistent changes you make day to day.<p>Entrepreneur, angel investor, self-made millionaire at 24<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, and innovators have been defined by their routines …

Motivation

10 Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

These strategies won't just improve your happiness at work -- they'll improve your emotional intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you …

Happiness

To Achieve Happiness, Don't Confuse Pleasure With Fulfillment

A life without pleasure would be unbearable but a life devoted to just pleasure is certain to be unsatisfying.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The easiest way to waste decades of your life is to mistake pleasure for fulfillment.<p>Pleasure lives in the realm of now. It’s …

Happiness

Why Meditation Works and How it Benefits the Workplace

The business world can be a stressful place, which is why many business people extol the benefits of meditation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many people, meditation has a negative connotation. To be honest, there was a time when I would've seen meditation in that …

Meditation

The Catalyst to Innovation: 3 Ways Data Changes Your Life

You're reading The Catalyst to Innovation: 3 Ways Data Changes Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Self-improvement

How to Send Your Spirit from Zero to Sixty (Part I)

You're reading How to Send Your Spirit from Zero to Sixty (Part I), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Selling
Meditation

How to Define Dreams: 4 Tricks to Live How You Want

You're reading How to Define Dreams: 4 Tricks to Live How You Want, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

The Two Strategies That Skyrocketed My Motivation by 49.08%

You're reading The Two Strategies That Skyrocketed My Motivation by 49.08%, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

London School of Economics

The 5 Most Effective Ways To Live In The Zone | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The wise use of time is a learned skill. From the day I arrived at the U.S. Naval Academy, the demands on my time were fierce. I learned quickly that …

Voice Mail

'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wish you could hit the reset button on your brain the way you do when you reboot your computer? Marissa Vicario, a New York-based certified health and wellness coach, says it's not only possible; it should be a regular part of your …

Wellness

Stuck? 9 Ways to Move Your Life Forward | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Feeling stuck is a very disempowering state of mind. You want something, but something else outside of your control is making you feel powerless.<p>You …

Finding out what you really want to do in life

For the past month I have been reading a book based on the life of Tulsidas, one of the greatest religious poets of India. He is credited with …

Note-Taking

7 Healthy Habits for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Another year is upon us, and you may be wanting to kick off 2014 in a healthy way. But resolutions are like diets: they often fail. Usually because they don’t address your ingrained habits.<p>In his book, <i>The Knack</i>, my friend and mentor, Norm Brodsky writes about the importance of developing strong …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever.<p>The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, process and …

Mindfulness