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6 TED talks that could help you harness your inner creativity

We love TED Talks for just about any occasion — when we need inspiration, when we want to learn about money and when we have 10 minutes to spare and …

How To Be Ruthlessly Organized

As a child, I was obsessed with everything in my room being perpendicular or parallel to everything else. I was a weird kid — very organized, but weird. My love for organization is the major reason why I was able to be a triple major in college, a product manager at Google, a successful …

5 Fundamental Skills for First-Time Managers

New to leadership? Hone these time-tested skills to accelerate your effectiveness and impact as a leader.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), director for partners in leadership, and an expert and author on breakthrough communications, global human resources, and talent development</i><p>If you're like …

Team Building

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

1/<p>'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' (2011)<p>The 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" profiles Jiro Ono, a Japanese sushi chef and restaurant owner who is …

Entrepreneurship

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times …

Marketing

The beginner's guide to getting your side hustle off the ground

You've probably heard hundreds of stories about your cousin's boyfriend's sister making thousands on a side hustle and <i>finally</i> buying her dream condo …

How To Make A Name For Yourself Online, According To Experts

Nowadays, if someone’s trying to figure out who you are — whether it’s a potential employer or a potential date — the first thing they’ll do is …

Social Media

8 Secrets To Grow Your YouTube Channel In 2018 From A YouTuber With Over 550 Million Video Views

According to Socialbakers, 4 in 5 millennials view video content when researching a purchase decision. No wonder video marketing is on the rise; every marketer I talk with has it as one of their primary focuses as they plan for 2018.<p>While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and even LinkedIn …

Social Media

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life

Every year, these are the aspects of life you should review.<p>Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to</i> …

Living Rooms

Meet the Female Entrepreneur Who Went From Taking Notes for Tony Robbins to Building a 7 Figure Business Online

From working with Tony Robbins to building herself an engaged following of 250,000 entrepreneurs, Amy Porterfield shares how to grow your audience online.<p>She was just there to take notes.<p>A few years later, however, Amy Porterfield had built an online following of more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and …

Entrepreneurship

How to Become Internet Famous, According to Gary Vaynerchuk

If you're looking to build your personal brand online--or become internet famous--Gary Vaynerchuk is the best person to learn from.​<p>Hate him or love him, Gary Vaynerchuk is here to stay.<p>He's the guy you see on every social media channel, whether you follow him or not. He has his own shoe line, his …

Business Strategy

5 Tests You Can Take Today to Find Out If You Are Emotionally Intelligent

What are you waiting for?<p>Understanding when your direct report is having a rough day. Being able to calm yourself down after a stressful meeting. Knowing when it's appropriate to approach your boss with a difficult client issue.<p>These are all important life--and work--skills that fall under the …

Emotional Intelligence

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think

Heading into 2018, would you like to add more hours to your day? Here are 19 ways to do it.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without …

Time Management

What you didn't know about using a Task Manager and Calendar Together

There are different systems you can use for personal productivity, and what you use will directly impact how productive you are. It is imperative to understand how these different systems are connected in order for you to eliminate any friction between them so that you can reach your goals. Keep …

5 Ultra Easy Productivity Hacks to Get Stuff Done--Stress-Free

Everything has the potential to sidetrack us from managing our day the way we intended.<p>I and every entrepreneur I know have one problem in common. As soon as we walk through the doors of our companies, we get pulled in a thousand different directions--helping an employee, performing a duty that …

Time Management

12 apps that show you how you’re wasting time — and help you make better use of it

You never thought juggling—a term typically reserved for circus clowns or the party trick you tried to learn in college—would be something you practice daily. Yet, as an entrepreneur, juggling is something you have to constantly practice in order for all balls, bowling pins, and rubber chickens (so …

5 Things You Can Do In Just 1 Day to Work Smarter (Instead of Harder)

While some of these may be hard to implement, try starting one of these each week.<p>We've heard this saying many times before, work smarter, not harder. To me, that just means "be more productive." Productivity is different for everyone, so it takes some trial and error to find what works for you.<p>For …

Time Management

17 Tips to Double Your Productivity In 14 Days

• Turn off all technology for 60 minutes a day and focus on doing your most important work.<br>• Work in 90 minute cycles [tons of science is now confirming …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

What Type of Side Hustle Should You Try? (Infographic)

A side gig is a great way to bring in some extra cash.<p>Need some extra cash? Try pursuing a side gig. Side businesses are not only great for the extra income, but they can also be a way to pursue your passions or share your expertise. Of course, figuring out which type of side business to pursue can …

Small Business

Got 100 Days? Here's How to Achieve a Key Goal Before Your Time Runs Out

One hundred days is the perfect time period to achieve a big goal.<p><i>Update: Wow, great response to this article, which gives me an idea. Want to work to achieve a 100-day goal, and share your successes or failures with other Inc.com readers? Let's do it together.</i><p>There are 100 days left in the year. …

Motivation

To Succeed You Must Become a Knowledge Junkie

The first step to solving most problems is figuring out what you don't know and then learning it.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A junkie can be defined as anyone suffering from an addiction. I’ll be the first to admit, I exchanged one addiction for another. …

Selling

5 Changes I Made to My Work Schedule That Made Me 2.66 Times More Productive

Hint: Working 16-hour days is definitely not the answer.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does working more mean getting more done? That's a common misconception, but the truth is, you need to work smarter, not harder. I used to work 13 hours a day, thinking …

Time Management

10 Time Tactics to Double Your Productivity

Here's a clear list of 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity...<p>Here's a clear list of 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double your productivity...<p>Do you find yourself complaining about your consistent lack of time? Here are 10 proven time-tactics guaranteed to double …

Time Management

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Motivation

A $1.6 billion startup that's aiming to take business from Oracle just filed to go public

At the time of its last private valuation in 2015, MongoDB was reportedly a $1.6 billion company. The Wall Street Journal reported in May that MongoDB had hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to underwrite an IPO.<p>A change to SEC regulations took effect earlier this summer, allowing any company to …

20 courses under $20 that will teach you things you actually want to know

School can be expensive. From books to tuition to sloppy joes, getting educated isn’t cheap. And you’ll probably never even use most of the things …

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most …

Entrepreneurship

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Self-improvement