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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success

I was devastated.<p>I had just completed a test and the results were in.<p>And they weren’t good.<p>Not what I wanted or expected.<p>But it wasn’t an ordinary …

Self-improvement

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

5 Tactics Essential to Building a 6-Figure Online Business

Yes, there are billions of potential customers, but getting the attention of even a few requires a strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, customers spent $107 billion on online courses, according to Global Industry Analysts. The number of internet users …

Marketing

From Steve Jobs to Oprah: 28 Leaders' Commencement Speeches That Will Make You Re-Think Success

The best advice from Steve Jobs, Oprah, Barack Obama, J.K.Rowling, and many more on how to rethink success.<p>It's both inspiring and comforting to hear how those we admire succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and barriers, and there's perhaps no better format than the commencement address to …

Motivation

life lessons

Some of us discover our purpose in life at an early age.<p>It might be writing, playing the violin or the driven and passionate artist.<p>That is unusual …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

10 Upper-Body Exercises to Master the Perfect Pull-Up

[caption id="attachment_65455" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]The pull-up is the original badass move. Sure, there are plenty …

Workouts

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

Cognitive Impairment

Are These the Coolest Small Cities in America?

In the ever-increasing quest to "live the dream," one travel blog rated their favorite small cities with fewer than 100,000 residents. And municipal …

Rhode Island

Guide to the Best Sunset Viewing Spots on Santorini

The famed Greek island of Santorini is especially renowned for its sunsets - but some places are better than others for this evening ritual on the …

These are Officially the Cheapest Cities to Visit in Every Month of 2018

While travel deals come and go all the time, often the best are gone in the blink of an eye — or they're very last-minute. If you plan on booking …

What You Could Learn About a Successful Retirement From Current Retirees

Heed this one planning tip.<p>Despite all the talk of a retirement crisis — and fears of people running through their savings too quickly — a new study …

Retirement

5 steps to get your career in gear in 2018

When New Year’s resolutions come to mind, most of us think about getting fit or shedding pounds. But taking stock and setting goals in the New Year …

How to Conquer Your Fear of Starting a Business

It's all about finding the courage to take the first step.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fear, uncertainty and self-doubt are all raw feelings people experience when they consider the idea of starting their own business. It's scary. No doubt about that. Entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

7 Loving Things to Start Doing for Yourself Again

The greatest struggle in life is the struggle to accept, embrace and love ourselves, with all of our imperfections. To be 100 percent honest about …

Positive Thinking

4 Tips To Become A Consultant For Your Second Career

<i>(The following is adapted from</i> The Consulting Economy: How to Manage Your Career in the Coming Workforce Revolution <i>by Jonathan Dison, published by Lioncrest.com.)</i><p>I’ve had the same conversation hundreds of times with different professionals. It’s the one in which I convince them that not only are …

Employment

Top 5 Ways to Go Into Business for Yourself

Research your target, time it right and then it's all about follow through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business makes the world go around. You can either work for one or make your own. I’ve always believed that it’s better to control your own destiny, though.<p>The way …

Entrepreneurship

Writing a Business Plan? Make Sure It Does These 8 Things | Inc.com

Coming up with a business plan is not just about buttoning up the details, scenario planning, risk mitigation and troubleshooting, it's really an exercise in building confidence in your idea. A good business plan doesn't just lock in the details, it sets an inspiring, exciting vision. One that …

Selling

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books
Transparency

Healthy Desire: A Buddhist’s View of Mindfulness & Sex

Buddhist practitioner Ray Buckner shares how bringing mindfulness into sex helps us develop a healthier relationship with both ourselves and our …

5 Common Things That Happy People Don't Do | Inc.com

We all want to lead happier lives. But, when it comes to actually making that happen, we can also have the tendency to get in our own ways. There are certain bad habits we fall victim to that only sabotage our own happiness and send us tumbling down a rabbit hole of negativity.<p>Want to change that …

Happiness

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You | Inc.com

No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind... in short, to people who are genuinely likable.<p>How do people …

Self-improvement

Sheryl Sandberg: Option B and Life After Grief

<i>Life After Death</i><p>When she lost her husband, Sheryl Sandberg also lost her bearings. Now she wants to help others find a way through grief<p>By Belinda …

Self-improvement

Use this simple chart to save an extra $1,000 this year

If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??)<p>$1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you're in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I'd probably first …

Personal Finance

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

The 5-Minute Ritual That Transformed My Sex Life

My boyfriend and I have an app to thank for our solid relationship, but not a dating one. For the past year or so, we've been somewhat addicted to …