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Why Americans don't do anything about mass shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> In October, 2017, the worst mass shooting in US history took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 people injured. Bill O'Reilly boiled the massacre down to six words: "This is the price of freedom."<p>I hate to say it, but he is right. …

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees

Entrepreneurship is a state of mind as much as a set of actions.<p>When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

Want to Be Successful? Do These 7 Things in Your Spare Time

Did you know startups fail about four times as often as they succeed? Do you know why it’s so hard to get a successful business off the ground? It’s …

Self-improvement

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

The most productive people do a lot more than just stay busy.<p>Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from …

Self-improvement

7 Ways People Will Hold You Back--If You Let Them

Don't allow anyone to make you feel less than you are.<p>Think about the people you've encountered throughout your professional life. There's probably a range, with some who have gone out of their way to help you learn and grow, others who may have helped a bit when it wasn't too much trouble, and …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

What Are The Habits of Highly Successful People?

I’ve been sitting on an answer to this question for a long time. It’s one of the most asked questions in recent history. When you google “habits of …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable – Thrive Global – Medium

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 …

How To Find Out If You Should Try To Become Rich

The Tale of The Fisher & The Manager<p>There is a story called <b>the fisher and the manager</b>. It exists in many cultures, versions and translations. Here’s …

How to Build a Habit of Pleasure Reading

(and why it’s important)<p>I read a lot.<p>No, seriously. A LOT.<p>I’m about halfway through an MFA program that requires me to read ten books a month.<p>I read …

The 7 Differences Between Professionals and Amateurs

For most of my twenties, I jumped from one dream to the next. But through it all, I secretly wanted to be a writer. I watched friends bridge the gap …

11 Ways to Attract Abundance in Your Life

Always start with thanksgiving; be thankful for what you already have and see the miracles that come from this one simple act.<p>Next, you’ve got to …

6 People You Must Have in Your Network to Be Successful

The best entrepreneurs know success has a lot to do with whom they surround themselves with.<p>Everybody loves an entrepreneurial success story a la Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, and the like.<p>Truth be told, each one of those people would be the first to …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

30 Tips to Take Control of Your Life Now

<b>1.</b> Identify where you are stuck in your life. Take steps toward getting unstuck, even if it means pushing well beyond your comfort zone. Action is …

Motivation

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

Is This The Year That You Start Your Business?

Take this quiz to find out if you're ready to launch.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you ready to turn your ideas and aspirations into business success? To make it as an entrepreneur, you not only need a great concept, but you also need courage, energy and …

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children

Leaders are made, they are not born.<p>Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, …

10 Tips for Everyday Leaders

Here are 10 leadership tips derived from my latest book.<p>My latest book, It's Good To Be King, just came out last week.<p>If you read it, it will help you to become a better leader.<p>If you're a regular reader of my column, you already know that I aim to demystify what many management gurus make complex. …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Business

The odds are stacked against me, and that's alright.<p>The journey to become a successful business owner isn't smooth one. It's filled with bumps, forks, and unexpected detours.<p>Surprisingly, most business owners wouldn't have it any other way. It's a badge of honor that we proudly display.<p>That doesn't …

6 Secrets To Motivating Employees Most Leaders Don't Know

What you don't know as a leader can hurt you.<p>I travel all over the country facilitating leadership programs for companies, and I have come to a conclusion: most managers do not have a clue about how to motivate employees.<p>They ask me why employees aren't motivated, why they won't work harder and why …

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late

It's important to cherish every moment you've been blessed with.<p><i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya ,</b> …

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

5 Leadership Habits of Tom Brady You Would Benefit From

Great leadership is often the difference between success and failure.<p>In what will probably go down as the greatest Superbowl in the history of the American Football, Tom Brady showed outstanding leadership and just why he is the best of all time. Coming back from a 25 point deficit in the final …