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5 Ways the Smartest Entrepreneurs Build Million-Dollar Brands

An exceptional personal brand can lead you onto a million-dollar thought leader path<p>Building a personal brand can play a crucial role in shaping an entrepreneur's impact, both on his or her business and on their wider audience as a whole. A strong personal brand connects a face to the company, …

The 16 Best Stretches For Men | Men's Health

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do<p>These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, …

The Super-Easy Trick to Make Steak More Tender

All you have to do is stick your meat in here<p>Here’s a juicy secret: Freezing and thawing strip steak before you cook it can make it more tender, finds a new study from Kansas City University.<p>Freezing may cause muscle fibers to swell and rupture, resulting in improved tenderness, says study author …

Improve Your Deadlift and Squat With Shin Box Switches | Men's Health

And, besides all that, it just feels really good.<p>Perform 10 to 20 reps before your next lower-body workout, or just do 2 to 5 minutes of the move while you watch TV at night.

How to Instantly Fix Your Deadlift

Add a band to your bar to build maximum strength<p>During the deadlift, the bar should stay as close to your body as possible. When it does, the weight has less distance to travel and your spine can stay in a neutral position.<p>Basically, you can move more weight, more easily.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY …

Fitness

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Best Ways to Wear Sport Coat | Men's Health

<b>Opt For Interesting Layers</b><p>@jimmybutler<p>“Most people think you have to wear a collared shirt, but really anything goes—including tank tops, polos, and athletic shirts,” says Brian Boye, <i>Men’s Health</i> executive fashion and grooming director.<p>We also love the look of something unexpected: Wear a cool …

How to Do the Landmine Half Getup | Men's Health

(Want to lose your belly on top of your abs? Then try THE 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!)<p>You can also load up the landmine without significantly increasing your risk of shoulder injury, explains Gaddour. The kettlebell and dumbbell, on the other hand, become unstable when you …

The Pinch Plate Workout | Men's Health

<b>How to Do the Plate Pinch Workout</b><p>Perform each of the following exercises in a row, resting 1 minute between each move. Finish all 3 movements to complete 1 round. Do 3 to 5 total rounds.<p>1. Plate pinch row, max reps<br>2. Plate pinch overhead press, max reps<br>3. Plate pinch carry, max time/distance<p>Doing …

8 frugal habits that helped me become — and stay — a millionaire

There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in The Washington Post, "That's about 5% of the U.S. adult population (241 million in 2014), or one in 20. Rarefied, yes; exclusive, no." Though the population numbers have gone …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

Articles about retired couple gives their home three decades modern renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient …

Made in America

How to Figure Out What Keywords Your Potential Customers are Using

Trying to figure out what keywords you should be using or which ones your buyers are using? Here a few keyword research secret weapons.

Customers

Small Biz Ahead

Gene Marks<p>If you want a taco at the 13-location Mexican food chain Dos Toros in New York City, you better bring your credit card. The same goes for …

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart | Inc.com

A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental …

Self-improvement

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc.com

Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used word--especially when you're trying to …

Etymology

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept jobs while starting businesses

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Michelle Goodman, Entrepreneur<p>Keeping …

How to increase your revenue in 6 years by 100 times what it is today

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Zach Cutler, Entrepreneur<p>In 2009, I …

30 essential books for business, marketing and social media

Most everything I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about marketing and the web has come via the inspiration and example of others—reading amazing blogs, learning from great content, and diving deep into favorite books.<p>I’d love to share, in particular, <b>the books that have been most influential to</b> …

The One Thing You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I look at your LinkedIn profile, if I don’t get an instant picture of what you do for a living, I move on. And I’m certainly not alone in that respect.<p>The problem these days is that, instead of just giving your title and the company …

Google begins advertising home services in search results

Google is starting to make it easier to find plumbers, locksmiths, cleaners, and other home service workers. It's rolling out a new type of search ad today that'll place listings for these services at the top of relevant search result pages, although only around the San Francisco Bay Area for now. …

5 Racecar Driver Secrets You Should Learn

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at the track.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving school, …

Video Tutorials

Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

When I launched VerbalizeIt in 2012, I knew I was in uncharted territory. Having never before grown a small business, I surrounded myself with as many talented and experienced mentors, teammates and investors from whom I could learn best practices as we scaled our company. Since then, we’ve failed, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Entrepreneurial Rules To Live By

There are lots of opinions about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Here are five of my rules to live by. See if they seem to align with what’s worked for you. I’ll be interested in your feedback and alternative rules to live by in the comments. Here we go:<p><b>1. Change is Good</b><p>It’s hard to …

Entrepreneurship

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

From Getting Things Done To Being A Good Boss: June’s Top 10 Leadership Stories

It was a busy month: we figured out the best time to email, the right way to say thank you after an interview, how to get promoted and more.<p>This month, we focused on how to do the right things at work, from writing thank-you notes to highlighting your emotional intelligence.<p>Here are the stories you …

8 Lessons In Taking Smart Risks

The video game industry is not for the faint of heart. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explains what he’s learned from the risks he’s taken.<p>You may not know the name Ubisoft, but you probably know some of the company’s franchises: <i>Prince of Persia</i>, <i>Splinter Cell</i>, <i>Ghost Recon</i>, <i>Rainbow Six</i>, <i>Far Cry</i>, <i>Rayman</i>,</i> …

4 Tips For Entrepreneurs Tackling Disruptive Challenges

A former professional football player and skier shares lessons learned while transitioning into an entrepreneurial role.<p>Why do people start a business? For many, it’s the simple pursuit of being their own boss–calling all the shots, all the time. For others, it’s the entrepreneurial journey of …