Eric Velez

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What Is a Trust? A Guide to the Types of Trusts and Their Uses

The Business Dictionary defines a trust as a "legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the …

Retirement

'Think And Grow Rich' Motivational OG Napoleon Hill's 12 Riches Of Life

True story: The year was 2005 and I was waiting in a hotel lobby in Denver to meet a client. I had a name but not a face.<p>A man hurried into the lobby, scanned the room, and came up to me. Obviously, he had a name but not a face.<p>“Are you Rich?” he asked.<p>I shrugged. “I make a good living,” I said.<p>He …

Motivation

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

If you knew about a technology that would help you improve organizational alignment, cut meeting times, and increase engagement in discussions, surely you’d use it all the time, right? You may be surprised to learn this powerful tool is already at your disposal. It’s videoconferencing, a technology …

Management

4 Traits of Leaders That Employees Will Happily Bend Over Backwards for

That's why the path to good leadership can be such a lonely place.<p>Riding the higher road of exceptional leadership can be a very lonely place. So many of those supposed "leaders" fall off the wagon during the journey, letting themselves and others down.<p>They may be too controlling, not listen enough …

Employment

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Self-help

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Executives, Beware of Agile!

The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.

13 Mental Habits Leaders With Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader, boss, or manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

Emotional Intelligence

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Emotional Intelligence

New LTE study shows T-Mobile and Verizon are the only networks that matter any more

For the last decade, the cell industry was ruled by a duopoly. Verizon and AT&T were the biggest networks with the most subscribers and best …

T-Mobile

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

Be a tourist in Chicago with our Pedway guide: What to eat, drink and do without going above ground

The Pedway intimidates Chicagoans both old and new. But for some tourists, it’s another piece of the Windy City adventure.<p>The network connects dozens of buildings across the north end of the Loop, including offices, malls, train stations and hotels. It’s united by a mishmash of tunnels, bridges and …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>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 wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

personaldevelopment

Watch Metallica Mark "Cliff Burton Day" With Explosive "Orion" Performance

See Slayer Play "South of Heaven" and "Mandatory Suicide" Live in 1988<p>Celebrate 30th anniversary of 'South of Heaven' with these classic …

Music

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

5 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Careers at Midlife and Triumphed

A successful career is a very cushy comfort zone but some choose to get out anyway.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Career anxiety is our latent talent howling through our minds, desperate not to go to the grave unspent.”<p>These beautiful words are from <i>The Book</i> …

Entrepreneurship

In Your 40s? Here's How to Be Rich in Your 60s

Get started now, while the power of compounding can still work in your favor.<p>Your 40s can be an incredible time to invest. Generally speaking, you're …

Want Your Boss to Be a Better Leader? Persuade Them to Try Any of These Top 5 Habits of Smart Leaders

Here's the bottom line for why employees quit their managers.<p>Years ago, Gallup estimated quite shockingly that 75 percent of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers.<p>In my own research pouring over mountains of literature as well as my own client data to get to the bottom line of the …

Employee Engagement

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

iPhone X vs. iPhone 8

It’s the tech conundrum of the year: iPhone X versus iPhone 8. Still sitting on the fence about which new iPhone to buy? With iPhone X preorders starting in just a few hours, it’s decision time.<p>Is it really worth the hassle of trying to snag a phone that’s more expensive (and likely harder to land …

New Larry King report reveals the secret to higher credit scores

An all new Larry King Special Report has just been released, where King investigates the current credit crisis in America, and reveals what consumers can do to fix their financial situations.<p>In this exclusive tell-all interview, King grills nationally renowned credit expert John Ulzheimer, who used …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

How to Build Your Personal Brand From Nothing

And build a massive loyal audience along the way.<p>Want to know the proper way to build your personal brand? This multi-millionaire thinks he can help.<p>With no resources, experience, nor connections, Neil Patel started his entrepreneurship career at the age of 15, while he was still in high school. …

Marketing

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

You Are Not Your Employee's Friend

Employees are people that you need to manage and push in order to drive the success of the company.<p>When you start a business, you are more embarking on an adventure than running a business. It's hard to put my finger on it, even though this idea is stated a lot in literature, but the traditional …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Build a Personal Brand That's Truly Authentic

You can start by mapping out what makes you, you.<p>We’ve all probably heard the hype about personal brands: We have to get one--and fast.<p>Yet, most people don’t really know what it is or how to go about making one.<p>Your personal brand is a reflection of the kind of person you are and want to be--your …

Leadership

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Turns out, it's not as overwhelming of a process as you might assume.<p>I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a …

Thought Leadership