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How to design a lucky life for yourself

In 1993, Joan Ginther won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot. And this was just the start.<p>More than a decade later, Ginther walked home with another …

Self-improvement

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 5 Things

There is no one "true" path to innovation<p>Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn't so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is …

Innovation

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Women in Tech

4 Unexpected Tips That Will Make Your Brand Stand Out

For my fans and followers, this list may be familiar territory, but that doesn’t mean you are successfully applying the advice to your business—and, more important, the list can be a reference point to ensure you are not developing bad branding habits that will make you disappear in the sea of …

Customer Service

3 Tricks Dads Know That They Should Be Using on the Job

If you read to your children, you know about storytelling. Here's how to make those skills work spectacularly for you in business.<p>Once upon a time--let's say June 1978--there was a freshly minted college graduate hoping to work in corporate communications. Let's call him Joe. Now this guy is …

Stephen King

15 Mark Cuban Quotes Guaranteed to Help You Level Up as an Entrepreneur

If you know anything about Mark Cuban, you know that he is a boss. And while you might know him as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor …

Entrepreneurship

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

7 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts, According To Experts

Many of us feel negative from time to time — and it's easy tolet negative energy bog you down. When it does, it can affect every area of your life. …

Self-help

10 Secrets to Starting Your Own Small Business

Entrepreneur and creator of Business Boutique Christy Wright shares her tips.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique -- a business that equips women to make money doing what they love. Last year, she wrote the best-selling book</i> …

Small Business

15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>14 min read<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or …

Artificial Intelligence

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Public Relations

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

19 of the ‘top highlighted’ ideas from millions of readers

What are you doing right now to change your life?<p>How much time do you think you really have?<p>In the incredible book, THE GOAL, authors Eliyahu …

Motivation

25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify's Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin's new book, 'Lost and Founder'? Here are resources you need to know about.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according …

Entrepreneurship

What Does the Future Hold for Work, Education, and Cities? 20 Books That Look to the Road Ahead

The end of the year is a time when planning for the future is on our minds. If you want to immerse yourself in visionary reading—maybe over the …

7 Brilliant Life Hacks You Can Only Learn In Therapy

Everyone loves a good life hack — especially when it seems like something you can only learn in therapy — because therapists have a way of helping …

Self-help

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Self-improvement

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

How to Dress Smart Casual - An Expert's Guide to Menswear

Smart Casual – Two Contradictory Thoughts<p>Is any dress code likely to strike as much fear into even the most sartorially self-confident of men as …

Men's Fashion

12 Research-Backed Practices for Enjoying Life Regardless of How Much You're Stressed at Work

Trust the science. You can stay unruffled despite all the hassles.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows most of us are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed out than ever before. Stress affects us not only psychologically but also physically. Feeling …

Mindfulness

Retirement Planning: 12 Mistakes You’re Making Every Day

Are you really ready for retirement? Your golden years may seem like forever away, so you might not have given it a second thought. However, your …

Retirement

A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

Small Business

Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities

Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same.<p>Over the last few years, as I've worked to grow my company and made my way to entrepreneurship events and conferences around the world, I've met and worked with tons of entrepreneurs and people …

Self-improvement

1 Question Smart People Ask Every Day to Judge Their Success

This question can be a game-changer for the pursuit of happiness.<p>Do you ever wonder about your profession or your work, and wish you were doing something else?<p>Maybe you feel stuck in a dead-end job, chose the wrong career, or feel that you were made for something else -- something more …

Tim Cook

How Blockchain is Disrupting Supply Chain Management

Companies are now looking into blockchain to improve supply chain tracking.<p>Managing a supply chain isn't easy, and that's the case even when you're running a small business. By the time that you start to look at larger national and international companies, the supply chain starts to look less like …

Blockchain

4 Ways To Communicate Effectively

You’ve done the work. The consultant you hired has given you a dense excel spreadsheet detailing audience, message, vehicle and timing. You’re executing against it.<p>Your senior execs have delivered PowerPoint presentations, participated in talking head videos, and sent “sponsorship” emails.<p>You have …

Customer Service

Here Are Three Factors That Accelerate The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

Undoubtedly, Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing of the high-tech industry. The research and innovation led by the top technology companies are influencing industry verticals including healthcare, automobile, finance, manufacturing and retail. Though technology has always been an …

Machine Learning

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

Motivation

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management