George Chu

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How To Be More Assertive

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I used to hate answering questions in class. I mean what if I got it wrong or what if I didn’t say it right? Nope, too many risks.<p>Instead of answering questions I would try to look very intently at the teacher. That way I could let them know, that I …

7 science-backed formulas to increase productivity today

Every one of us makes hundreds, if not thousands of small to big decisions on a daily basis. The way to have a higher quality of life is to make higher quality decisions everyday.<p>This could be deciding who we spend our time with, what we spend our time doing, or how we approach the projects we’re …

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

40 web design freebies to make your life easier

In many ways, working in web design in 2017 has never been more challenging. But on the positive side, there have never been so many free resources …

Smart and Beautiful Logo Design by Spoonlancer

Spoonlancer is a a freelance designer currently based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has a set of beautiful logo design projects on his Dribbble page that are …

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days.<p>To make it even more difficult, it was a random …

Entrepreneurship

9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something New

It's a common plight of the clothes lover: You open your closet to see rows and rows of garments, but you still feel like you have nothing to wear …

Minimalism

Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Make millions from just your laptop!”</i> I know what you’re thinking: That sounds more like a cheesy infomercial or a daydream fantasy. But think again and meet Army veteran Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, who went from street-corner water …

Entrepreneurship

How to think like a successful entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship — there’s something about this word that excites everyone. Maybe it’s the sense of freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur. …

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

Time Management

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

What's Your Productivity Style? How 4 Personalities Can Get More Done

If you’re struggling to get more done in a day, it might be because you’re thinking of productivity as a one-size-fits-all endeavor, says Carson …

7 phases I went through to get from waiting tables to owning a 6-figure business

I wanted everything at once. I wanted to build my dream business overnight and have an enormous community of fans and friends and make millions of dollars creating products I loved.<p>Having zero experience and a small network, those ambitions soon sputtered out. I adopted a new mindset: I figured out …

Entrepreneurship

One Trick to Getting More Done In Less Time

How can we get more work done in less time, maximize our creativity, and be happier while we’re doing it?<p>This was the mission of a crash course in …

Time Management

Want to Improve Your Life and be a Better Person? Read These Books

<i>“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’” –</i><b>Helen Exley</b><p>These are best sellers. You have probably read …

Self-improvement

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Motivation

20 of the best places to find free assets for your graphic design projects

Almost no design project can be complete without the addition of the odd asset. Whether you need a stock photograph, vector, mockup or handy icon to …

Graphic Design

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

What Earning $60K in a Summer at the Age of 21 Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

My idea of entrepreneurship had always been a romantic one.<p>I associated it with prestige, with intelligence, with control.<p>The reality, as I learned when I started my first business, was that entrepreneurship was also 99 percent toil and 1 percent glamor. It was getting up before the sun and hearing …

Entrepreneurship

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up one day and realized that you’ve been on the wrong path and there’s no way to turn back the hands of time, then you’ve experienced one of life’s worst feelings: regret mixed with hopelessness, since there’s simply …

Entrepreneurship

A man reportedly bought a hotel just to spy on guests, and a journalist kept his secret for decades

We know this because in 1980, Foos wrote a letter to famous journalist Gay Talese confessing what he had done, and invited Talese to join him in his hidey-hole.<p>Talese signed an agreement to keep the spying secret until Foos said it was OK to share the story, which he did in 2013.<p>It all finally came …

Selling

Award winning Cheatsheet to turn your life around. Try these amazing steps today.

Are you waking up unhappy or slipping away into the drenching array of negativity with questions like:<p>Why am I not successful?<p>What am I going to do? …

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Profit

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

Books

3 Shortcuts to Success Every High Achiever Uses (That You Don’t)

Yes, there is a shortcut to success, and it’s not working harder — it’s working smarter.<p>The other day, someone commented on a Facebook post of mine …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement