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The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

17 Signs You Are Stepping Towards Success, Even If You Don't Feel You Are.

Not sure if you’re on the right curve along the road to success?<p>There are lots of times when all of us feel that success is far from our reach. We …

James Ivory’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i></i><i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Learning

You're probably spending too much time in your own head — here's how to stop

I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head.<p>You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?<p>99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best:<p>"A great many people …

American Philosophy

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why haven't our brains learnt to</b> …

Mindfulness

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Globalization

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Mindfulness

Inside the 11 best advertising campaigns of the last year

Each year the The Gunn Report produces its list of the most successful advertising campaigns, along with insights into each campaign's strategy, media execution, and effectiveness. This year it singled out 11 campaigns among the best advertising of 2016.<p>The report identifies the most awarded …

Advertising

What Victor Hugo can teach us about procrastination

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

14 Uncommon Habits That Contribute to Success

<i>What are some uncommon habits that contribute to success?</i><p><b>1. Sacrificing important things.</b> In the end, we all only have 24 hours in a day. To reach …

Motivation

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

Self-improvement

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Time Management

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Productivity

Want to Be Successful? Quit Overthinking.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”</i> - Ecclesiastes 1:9<p>When you’ve been around as long as I have, you can look back over your …

Self-improvement

Anxiety, Depression or Both?

Anxiety and depression go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, or bacon and eggs. And while they don't exactly taste great …

Depression

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Mental Health

Why You Need to Stop Multitasking

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

Leadership

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

The Power of Writing About the Things You Read

At the beginning of this year, I interviewed Cal Newport about his new book Deep Work. Few books have had an impact on my creative output as much as …

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Why are some people happy and some are miserable? Why do some people who struggle with depression find ways to pull themselves out of if they implement some proven tools? A key is that those people are willing to take action and try whatever it takes, while others feel hopeless and helpless, and do …

Depression

7 things successful people never say

But there are things you may not be thinking about which can undermine your chances of success.<p>Little things like your choice of words can have big effects.<p>You may be unintentionally putting up roadblocks on the path to your own success by carelessly uttering seemingly harmless negative phrases.<p>Be …

Self-improvement

7 Things People With Emotional Control Don't Do

We've all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a way that we now regret.<p>While this is natural and human, the frequency of this experience is completely contingent upon how we've learned to regulate …

Self-help

Can You Train Yourself to Stop Stressing Out?

Test-driving a fancy device that teaches you to calm down.<p>My neutral state is stressed out. I am not unique in this experience (especially living in a city of crowds, commutes, and corporate ladders), but I'm not kidding when I say I might have to backtrack all the way to kindergarten playtime hour …