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Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

15 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Mom used to tell me I could do anything I set my mind to. Mom was right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has goals in life. We all want to achieve something, big or small, no matter who we are. Yet, we don't always have the wherewithal to see things through. We …

Motivation

The Link Between Exercise And Boosting Brainpower

Are you making exercise non-negotiable? Before you skip a workout, remember that exercise is the key to a healthy brain.<p>When I first start working with my executive coaching clients, before we dive into proven neuroscience-based tools that will help them with their challenges, I ask them “Do you …

The Brain

Here’s what the best salespeople do to close more deals and make tons of money

Sales is a tough job.<p>But when it's done right, it can make you rich.<p>We took a look at Salesforce's latest annual State of Sales report and a separate survey of 280 salespeople from Quotable to find out what the best performing salespeople and teams do in common to sell more and make tons of …

Salesforce

Three Traps That Hinder Your Path To Success

Some people seem to be on a smooth trajectory when it comes to career success. They have regular opportunities for career advancement and seem to be in a professional perpetual motion. What separates these superstars from most professionals in the world of work?<p>They avoid these three traps that …

Self-improvement

How To Sell Your Company Without A Buyer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Paley is a Managing partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund that has invested in Uber, BuzzFeed and MakerBot.</i><p>Conventional wisdom is that startups are bought, not sold. The logic follows that no matter how much an entrepreneur wants to sell a company, …

Venture Capital

How to Close a Deal: 5 Ways | Inc.com

Many sellers are afraid to ask potential customers whether they're going to buy. The reason is simple: They're secretly worried the answer will be no, and that all their hard work developing the opportunity will turn out to be wasted.<p>After all, if you don't close the deal, you can continue to enjoy …

Selling

14 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Start Out in Sales | Inc.com

A surprising number of entrepreneurs I've met over the years got their first taste of business while working in Sales. Here's why, based on some observations from Doug Camplejohn, the CEO of the sales technology vendor Fliptop.<p>1. You'll gain business expertise.<p>As you work with customers, you'll …

Business Strategy

The Rise of Inbound Marketing and the Death of the Cold Call

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There has been a lot of debate recently as to whether inbound marketing departments will eventually overtake company sales teams. While I don’t see the salesman (or woman) fading out completely, I do believe that that old staple of sales, …

Marketing

The 8-Step Battle Plan to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Join Jason Saltzman at the Entrepreneur 360™ conference on Oct. 7 in New York City as he discusses why your startup should build a powerful community and how to do it. Register now.</i><p>Being an entrepreneur is hard as hell. There's no …

Entrepreneurship

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

Productivity

6 Truths About Failure Every Entrepreneur Should Embrace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs do not fear failure.<p>The typical stereotype we carry about most successful entrepreneurs is that they approach business with the fearless enthusiasm of an extreme sports athlete.<p>Recently, however, I had the opportunity to …

Entrepreneurship

Startups Anonymous: The most expensive lesson I learned was to start a startup in Europe

<i>[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

Startups
Startups

This One Word Is the Key to Sales Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I were to choose one word for salespeople and business owners to embrace it would be “consistency." It’s not as exciting or sexy a word as say “aggressiveness” or “innovate,” but it’s a word that can make a huge difference in any …

Selling

5 Inspiring Quotes From 19th Century Entrepreneurs

Oil. Steel. Greed. Monopolies. Capitalism.<p>This was business in late 19th century America.<p>When you think of the great Gilded Age of business, big-name industrialists like Carnegie and Rockefeller probably come to mind. Indeed, these entrepreneurs became business magnates, forever changing entire …

Motivation

5 Business Lessons I Learned From Starting a Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest draws to becoming an entrepreneur is creating true freedom in your life. The idea of being in control of your schedule, income and time is what drives so many of us to brave the odds and set our stake in the ground.<p>That …

Entrepreneurship

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Founder of TallSlim Tees, on Quora</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense and all of that. Here are some things I think very few people know and fewer implement.<p><b>1. The worst-to-best scale</b><p>You make decisions every day. With every choice, you have lots of options, but you …

Self-improvement

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your …

Motivation

Achieve Self-Mastery and You Will Never Settle for Less in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneurs you are on the search for your career to fulfill your dreams and make you feel happy and satisfied in life and love. The desire for success is natural, even to your biology.<p>You are programmed toward the psychological …

Motivation

New tips, trends, and insights from the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem in sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, and apps

Trail of the Month<p>INTERACTIVE CONTENT<p>The Map for High-Performing Marketers<p>BLOG SERIES<p>Real Trailblazer Stories to Inspire You<p>Apr 03, 2018 By Debra …

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Marketing

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.63% BRK.B, +0.37% …

Investing

Do You Believe in Magic? Don't.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In case you didn’t know, I’m very into cooking. Asian cuisine in particular, but I dabble in Italian, Cajun and Mexican, among others. Don't call me a foodie; that's just a fad. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid back in the dark ages.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be Successful? Quit Slacking Off.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s sort of interesting how much time everyone spends reading and writing about the habits of really successful people when I can tell you the one thing that sets them apart in one little phrase: They’re not slackers.<p>And the sad truth, …

Bill Gates

Want to Be Successful? Quit Being So Positive.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“You might be tempted to avoid the messiness of daily living for the tranquility of stillness and peacefulness. This of course would be an attachment to stillness, and like any strong attachment, it leads to delusion. It arrests</i> …

Self-awareness

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic …

Success