Ellen Rutter

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5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Success

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

This Is the Single Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself As a Leader | Inc.com

Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually everything.<p>I'm waiting for Omarosa's Book on Leadership--which I will promptly not buy.<p>Anyhow, it's difficult to find leadership approaches that are …

Leadership

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything | Inc.com

If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an expert, no one cares what you think, and no one will …

Self-improvement

19 simple social skills that will instantly make you more likable

<b>• Likability isn't necessarily inherent.</b><p><b>• You can practice certain behaviors in order to appear — and become — more likable.</b><p><b>• Practices range from smiling more to honing your listening skills.</b><p>Being likable is entirely under your control.<p>All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills …

By Asking Himself This 9-Word Question, Tim Ferriss Changed His Life

In his most recent book, <i>Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World,</i> Tim Ferriss openly admits to having at least a partial mid-life crises.<p>Having turned 40 in the year 2017, having had several friends die, and many other key events occur, Ferriss sat to his journal (a common …

Self-improvement

Research Says 86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

Here's something to seriously ponder: Research is saying that a new hire's decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment.<p>Think about that for a minute. It means your average employee hasn't made up his or her mind about staying or leaving your company …

Employment

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success | Inc.com

Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, often they credit simple daily routines which have been proven over time to give them an …

Business Development

Listen to any door open with this wireless doorbell kit for $10

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>PECHAM US on Amazon (99% positive feedback lifetime) currently has Amazon’s #1 best seller Wireless Doorbell Kit (up to 1,000 ft) …

Smart Homes

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much …

Self-help

8 affordable watch companies every guy should know

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I was a late-comer to the world of watches myself. Since I began covering watches for Insider Picks, though, I've taken an interest in …

17 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Six Job Interview Questions You Should Have Asked (Much Earlier)

It’s partly which questions you ask, and partly when you ask them.<p>Many of us come to job interviews hoping to please. You arrive prepared—maybe even overprepared—for anything the hiring manager might throw at you. You have a plan for how to answer just about every imaginable question. You even have …

8 Steps to Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Before I invested in my personal brand, I was in a field I no longer liked and working for a company that didn't listen to a single one of my ideas, EVER. I was in a major career slump, and I needed to pivot in a big way. I decided that going all in on developing my personal brand was the way to …

Public Relations

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

7 Habits of Highly Productive People (That Anyone Can Implement in Less Than 30 Days) | Inc.com

We seem to have a productivity problem in America. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, productivity has consistently been down over the past year, with no gains from quarter to quarter until recently: the third quarter of 2016 marks the first increase in measured productivity this …

Time Management

Why It’s Better To Make Friends, Not Connections

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Best Questions To Ask At Networking Events

If you survey a room and ask if they would rather spend the evening with a group of close friends or a group of strangers, you can almost guarantee that they would unequivocally choose to spend time with friends. Your perception of attending a networking event may be wearing a name tag, struggling …

Employment

The consequences of disposable fashion: The year I quit shopping to help the environment

My mission: Spend one full year without purchasing new clothing, shoes, purses, accessories or jewelry<p>Last January, I met with a friend who volunteered regularly at a clothing donation center. Kari learned the cheap clothing that many people donate – the Forever 21 skirt that cost less than your …

The 10 Mistakes All New Content Marketers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Most successful marketers who utilize content marketing can tell you that it’s a bit like tampering with fireworks.<p>After years of content creation, I’ve learned a great deal from committing a number of mistakes; every single mistake listed below, in fact.<p>And that’s not a bad thing. We learn from …

Marketing

7 essential Google Analytics reports every marketer must know

You may be using Google Analytics, but are you using it to its full potential? Contributor Khalid Saleh lays out 7 key reports with which every …

Google Analytics

Why Marketing Leaders Should Personally Engage More In Social Media

I was interviewing Antonio Lucio, the CMO for HP, for my CMO Insight series (see article here), when we started talking about social media. For perspective, Lucio has over 33,000 Twitter followers, has a 62 Klout score, and is the fourth most influential CMO on Twitter (see list here). I asked him …

Public Relations

Why You Should Use Social Media Monitoring To Bring Customer Service and Marketing Teams Together

Businesses spend thousands of dollars trying to convince new customers to try their products or services. But winning one-time customers isn’t the …

Customer Service

20 kitchen techniques that guests taught us that we still use today

Over the last two decades, we've learned a lot of essential kitchen techniques from our guests. In celebration of our 600th episode, here are 20 …

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & …

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Genealogy

Complete Guide to Creating a Simple Yet Effective Social Media Editorial Calendar

<i>Learn why a social media editorial calendar is important and how to implement one in four simple steps.</i><br>___One of the best ways to <b>save your limited</b> …

Infographics

BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

To state the obvious: Modern, smartphone-toting humans spend most of their time indoors.<p>Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop — that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or …

Internet of Things

Six Trends Shaping Location Marketing In 2016

How will local marketing change this year? From apps to beacons to mobile wallets, columnist Adam Dorfman covers six trends local search marketers …

Marketing