James Herrera

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Understanding: Wants Vs. Needs

<b>Wants vs Needs</b><p>How often do we create mountains out of molehills? We should start by defining our needs and our wants. What qualifies as a need? What is a want?<p>A need is something you have to do. A want is something you would like to do. I often confuse them. There are days when I take my needs for …

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

The Only 3 Things to Do (Over and Over) to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers want more than an experience. They want emotion.<p>Customers want a brand that they feel they need in their lives, according to the “The Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier. The definition of a “brand is a person’s gut feeling about a …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us get the urge to become an entrepreneur at one point or another. We may be called to create something from scratch, or lead a team of people or just earn money without having to answer to a boss. Whatever the motivation, the …

This is the Timeless bodybuilding plan

The Timeless plan is a no-BS blueprint for the guy looking to get into hardcore bodybuilding. That's it. Nothing else. Weight lifting, and more …

The ONE thing you need to find your passion

Money.<p>Money is the only thing you really need to find and follow your passion. And of course a hell lot of time.<p>And to be able to spend that much …

How to Build an Early Customer Base for Your Startup

One of the most pressing challenges facing any startup is figuring out how to gain traction with that early set of customers. Where do you find them? …

A LinkedIn Employee Reveals How to Dominate the Network

Get the scoop on how LinkedIn uses content marketing to build its brand online--and apply it to your own efforts on the platform.<p>LinkedIn has been in the news lately, and that's only going to increase as new opportunities continue to emerge on the world's largest social media network for …

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+15<p>Shares 79<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

6 Tips for Becoming a Better Leader

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

8 Easy Food Swaps You Need for Your Best Skin Ever

Eating well is the key to nourishing more than just your bod — it can help make a major difference to your skin. So while you’re being mindful about drinking more water and taking all of the ClassPass classes you can to get your glisten on, make the extra effort to nosh on food that will clear your …

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

6 Ways to Target Your Upper Pecs and Build a Bigger Chest

Lots of lifters want big chests. But in their quests for bigger, thicker pectoral muscles, they actually tend to ignore the upper chest. Sure, the …

Elasticity

Fitness: five steps to motivate yourself

It’s often said that getting fit and staying healthy are mainly in the mind: they’re a matter of motivation. What’s less frequently mentioned is that the mind is a uniquely disobliging thing; it rarely does what you tell it, and often seems to do the opposite out of spite. To make things worse, we …

Self-improvement

Why Writing Is the Most Important Skill an Entrepreneur Should Master

Writing is the most important skill an entrepreneur can master.<p>One of the benefits of starting a company is that you get to meet a lot of interesting people. If you're smart, you make the most of this benefit by asking them for advice. I've found that most people jump at the chance to share their …

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

3 Skills That Are Critical to Success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

7 ways to make your biceps workout harder

Even if you’re changing exercises consistently, there’s still a chance that your program lacks other important elements that necessary to spur biceps …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

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 …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

The only 3 ways to build massive wealth

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally is a self-made millionaire. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>There are only three ways that you can create massive wealth for yourself.<p>Besides becoming a professional athlete or reaching …

A CEO shares 3 important business skills you won't learn in school

In recent years, most of us knew about Steve Jobs's exit from the Ivy League to pursue his dreams. But I am not about to rest on one side of the debate or the other.<p>The fact is that a formal education will bring you up-to-speed on the latest develops, and history, of your chosen field.<p>In addition, …