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You Can Succeed Even If You're Not the Brainy Type

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I went to a university where the whole group was about 14,000 times smarter than I was. They had the test scores, grades and pedigrees to prove it in spades. While these mini Mensa types skimmed their psychology books and hit Georgetown's …

26 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

The paranoid man's plan for making it to March without so much as a cough, shiver, sniffle, or gesundheit<p>We're going to go out on a limb here and predict that the zombie apocalypse will not happen in 2014. This doesn't mean, however, that hordes of shambling strangers can't infect you and make you …

Daylight Savings Is Here: 5 Tips To Successfully Manage Your Time

With daylight savings time repaying us for the hour of sleep we lost earlier this year, I’m reminded of just how precious our time is (and how we always want more). Time is the one precious resource that binds people together. Author Rick Warren mentions in his book The Purpose Driven Life:<p>Time is …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

12 Intriguing Laws Of Business Power

A number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students have asked my opinion of Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws Of Power, prompting me to check it out. Given the book’s commercial success, I had high hopes. Sadly, I was disappointed by Greene’s Machiavellian cynicism.<p>When I later learned that Mr. …

How What You Eat Affects Your Productivity | Inc.com

We usually think of food as fuel.<p>Just fill up your tank during lunch, then get back to work.<p>But "Best Place To Work" author Ron Friedman says the analogy is dangerously flawed, since certain foods can cause your productivity to plunge.<p>"Imagine a world where filling up at Mobil meant avoiding all …

Nutrition

5 Things Smart People Shouldn't Say | Inc.com

There's a lot you can change about your presentation to make yourself seem smarter (and, hey, if you want to go for substance over style, plenty of ways to actually <i>be</i> smarter), but few have a bigger impact than eliminating bad speech habits.<p>You're an educated person, however, who knows to stay away …

Self-help

8 Myths About The Rich And What We Can Learn From Them

Let’s face it. Most of us want to be rich, but do we have any idea what that’s actually like? This article details 8 of the biggest myths about the rich and while the myths are interesting, they also hold some clues as to how we too can perhaps become rich someday and just as importantly, stay that …

10 Things the Best Leaders Never Say | Inc.com

<i>The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.</i> --Mark Twain<p>Whether you like it or not, the words you use can seriously affect your ability to achieve success. And that's especially true for …

Leadership

Traveling for Business? Consider Packing These Healthy Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Planning to take a business trip in the months ahead? Odds are the answer is yes. In fact – according to the Global Business Travel Association – business travel spending is expected to rise by more than 7 percent this year alone.<p>As more …

How Travel Taught Me Someday Is Today

My kids and wife were asleep upstairs. Everyone in the Guatemala guesthouse was out for their late dinners. Downstairs I had the kitchen table all to myself, where I spread out my laptop, passports and credit cards. After a couple of days of mapping out various scenarios, researching weather …

5 Traits Making You a Great Entrepreneur But Maybe Not a Good Dinner Date

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners are a unique breed -- and they have to be. If entrepreneurs don’t keep their foot on the accelerator, they or anyone who works for them will not be going anywhere.<p>The traits required for being a successful entrepreneur all …

Become A Social Savvy Leader In Five Easy Steps

In a previous article, I explained why leaders need to be savvy about social media so they can build trust, engagement and connection. In this article, I’ll explain how to use social media with ease through a five-step process.<p>Social media allows you to connect and interact with your audience in …

Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Strength

It doesn’t require translating some Russian strength book. It doesn’t involve popping some shady supplement. All it takes it a little shift in the way you think.<p><b>Cue Differently</b> <br>There are two types of cues: internal and external.<p>Internal cues are when you focus on your body parts and how they move. …

The SEAL Teams Don't Accept These 10 Phrases, and Neither Should You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is …

Top 10 Ways To Master Self-Control

From staying up too late, to checking emails obsessively, to eating too many carbs, self-control is something we all struggle with on a daily basis. Although some of us may fail to believe it, we all possess the ability to develop self-control. It is a quality that separates us from the animal …

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1997, my first year as a head coach, I was hired so late in the year I didn't have much time to recruit for the upcoming season. When I went to recruiting events, I felt like the last guy in the buffet line at the cafeteria -- nothing …

How To Start A Business With No Money

“I’ve got a great idea for a business. But I don’t have any money to start it up.” This phrase is something I’ve heard again and again . . . and again—from students, friends, and sometimes even colleagues. While it’s true that a generous credit line, a team of investors, or an uncle with deep …

The 5 Best Apps to Up Your Insta-Game

Getting more likes on your Instagram photos could be as easy as adding one of these apps to your routine.<p>It's Instagram's Valencia-filtered world and we just live in it—so why not play the game? Curating a great Instagram gallery requires thought and serious attention to detail, and there's nothing …

8 Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep | Inc.com

Are you feeling tired and sluggish at work? It could be that you are overloaded and working too hard. Or maybe you're just not getting a good night's sleep. I have needed progressively less sleep as I get older. When I was young I loved to get a luxurious eight--nine hours. Now I only sleep six …

Sleep

The 7 (New) Habits Of Effective Entrepreneurs

This week I appeared on the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast with John Lee Dumas, the 34-year-old entrepreneur at the helm of the daily iTunes podcast show that has garnered nearly $2 million in net income to date as I reported this Spring. Two years in and with more than 700 interviews under his belt …

4 Essential Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I get rolling on a new startup with my partners at Startup.SC, a startup incubator in South Carolina, I am reminded of a few painful mistakes many entrepreneurs, myself included, make when starting a business.<p>Now, if you are starting a …

5 Get-Ahead Money Habits You Shouldn't Put Off

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>How you handle your money early on in life—from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible—can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.<p>And it can be as simple as adopting these five …

13 Movie Quotes to Push You to Excel at the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the SEAL Teams, movie quotes were a way to lighten the mood. In times of stress or uncertainty, a good one-liner can be the make-or-break point between happiness and despair.<p>Whether it’s an affirmation or a famous inspirational saying, …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

9 Things That Smart CEOs Do | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've described what smart bosses believe, what smart bosses know about people, and the words that smart bosses never say. This piece describes the specific strategies I've observed CEOs apply inside the most consistently successful companies:<p>1. They encourage diversity of thought.<p>…

Leadership

iPhone 6 Could Lock Out NSA, Law Enforcement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The intelligence community and American law enforcement officials are none too happy with Apple, <i>The</i> …