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Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Tony Robbins Says This 4-Letter Word Is the Greatest Obstacle in Pursuing Your Dreams | Inc.com

Ah, the power of dreams. They give meaning to life. They give hope to people. They are the element inside us which makes us aim for something bigger, something more substantial -- something to live for.<p>So imagine the kind of happiness and fulfillment we can bring in to our lives by actualizing …

Motivation

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science | Inc.com

Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out the human brain is wired that way.<p>An outraged friend once showed me a …

Psychology

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

Self-improvement

Successful People Always Chase the Impossible -- Here's Why

Achieving perfection may never happen, but the attempt can lead to results you never imagined.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Vince Lombardi said it best:<p><i>“We will chase perfection, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch</i> …

Motivation

5 Important Truths People Forget About Themselves When They Achieve Their First Big Success | Inc.com

Painful as it might be to admit, we all lose ourselves in success at some point.<p>For some, it happens immediately. You know the type. They're promoted. They put their name on the door. And before you can even ask how their day's going, they're spouting off orders and belligerently ordering people …

Motivation

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

57 LAW OF ATTRACTION TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT ABUNDANCE

<b>If you get one thing out of this blog post,</b> <b>get that manifesting abundance does not have to be hard</b>. In fact, it’s quite the opposite as you’ll soon …

How to use mindfulness to manage your money better

Mindfulness and meditation techniques can help you curb overspending.<p>Mindfulness may be a buzzword — the term’s search popularity on Google Trends rises steadily from 2004 to date — but those who practice it seem to reap real benefits. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed almost …

Mindfulness

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Narcissism

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

The Dark Side of Self-Improvement

As a company and as people, we spend a lot of time and energy exploring ways we can be better, feel healthier, and act more consciously—a worthy …

Mindfulness

Two Meanings of Karma

<i>This is another of my ‘editor’s opinions’ column - my aim being to make a distinction that is helpful for Buddhists trying to understand what karma</i> …

A Tantric Meditation on Love

I would like to share a practice with you that uses the mind to access the subtle body. It begins with the idea of using intention to help others. If …

Spirituality

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

Self-improvement

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Creativity

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Nutrition

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids | Inc.com

My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing jag and immediately ask me if any teachers had emailed assignments, even though he didn't …

Mindfulness

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Mental Health

On a bad day, someone with Borderline Personality Disorder could experience symptoms similar to schizophrenia

<b>I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in my early 20s.</b><p>BPD is a complex mental illness with many different symptoms that differ …

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of EQ that make leaders shine, one that every person in charge of people should develop is</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Country Lifestyle

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on the Face

Overview<p>From freckles and age spots to scarring, many things can make your complexion look uneven. While harmless, uneven skin may prompt some people …

Skin Care

The Super Practical Way That High-Growth Founders Stay Calm, Conscious, and Focused | Inc.com

How do top entrepreneurs stay calm and focused while navigating exits, raising funding and running a business? The answer: mindfulness.<p>The promises of mindfulness have inspired major companies like Google, Apple and Nike to adopt mindfulness training, and several top entrepreneurs are meditating …

Mindfulness

Scientific breakthrough? Experts find way to reverse aging

It's understood that degenerative diseases like Alzheimers and cancer can make a person's “golden years” look pretty bleak. However, there’s some hope on the horizon thanks to some new research from England. A research team at the University of Exeter has found a way to possibly stave off these …

A Beginner’s Guide to the Basic Studio Lighting Setup for Portraits

Want to get started with shooting portrait photos with studio lighting? Here’s a helpful 8-minute video by Adorama with photographer Mark Wallace …

Develop Your Handstand: The Importance of Progression

The handstand covers a lot of aspects of athleticism: strength, mobility, balance, stability, spatial awareness, flexibility, and more. <b>Being able to</b> …

Workouts