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How Two CEOs Front-end Load Accountability

Blurry expectations lead to blurry results, so winning leaders boost accountability right up front.<p>Accountability starts at the beginning of the performance process. If we wait until the end, then we are simply imposing consequences rather than creating ownership. Therefore, crystal-clear …

Getting Started with Defining Your Ideal Client

Getting Started with Defining Your Ideal Client written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape MarketingIf you loved this podcast and post check out …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

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 …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

I coach entrepreneurs and execs — and they do 10 things to go from good to great

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional well-being, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Entrepreneurship

12 Plants Native Americans Used to Cure Everything, Even Cancer

The Native American tribe Cherokee is indigenous to the Southeastern United States. This tribe believed that they have been given a gift by the …

If You Want To Be 'CEO Material,' Develop These 15 Traits

For many high-achieving professionals, the ultimate career goal is to become a chief executive officer.<p>While anyone who climbs the corporate ladder or starts their own company can hold this title, it takes an outstanding type of leader to truly embody what it means to be a CEO. This coveted …

Leadership

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Tax Preparation

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Project Governance 101: Everything You Need to Know

Do you know what project governance is and what it looks like? Or what to do if you are working in an environment where it doesn’t exist? Let’s start …

Project Management

What's In a Project Scope Document

When you're kicking off a new initiative, the project scope document is a critical piece of information for your whole team. It defines the end …

How to Understand the Five Stages of a Successful Project

While some project methodologies such as agile approaches compress or repeat the following stages in faster, iterative cycles, the work of each stage …

Project Management

Burned Out? This 1 Habit Will Ensure You Never Burn Out Again

Too many people suffer from burnout.<p>At the end of every year, I make it a point to do some serious reflecting.<p>Part of my reflection process this year has entailed taking a hard look at "burnout."<p>Burnout feels like you've hit a wall.<p>Every entrepreneur knows the feeling.<p>Burnout can happen at the end …

Stressed About 2018? Here's a Journaling Trick That Will Help You Write Out a Successful Future

Write all about what happened today -- but write it yesterday.<p>Looking ahead to 2018 may not fill you with much optimism if your startup hasn't been doing as well as you hoped. If you fear the worst scenario is yet to come, you'll enter the new year feeling anxious about the uncertain …

This Technique From Tony Robbins Will Help You Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

It's just three, simple but powerful questions that you can answer today.<p>New Year's Resolutions are broken. On Jan 1st, you set a resolution that says, I'll get up at 5am 5 days a week and go to the gym. Then it's cold out so you skip a day. And then another. By February your resolution is dead and …

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

17 Useful Hacks How To Use Baking Soda For The Garden & The Kitchen

Baking soda or the ‘wonder snow-white powder’ has a variety of uses in households. It battles powdery mildew on roses in the yard or patio, it helps …

Billionaire Entrepreneurs James Dyson, Jeff Bezos, and Sara Blakely All Say This Is the Secret to Success

The world's most successful innovators wear failure as a badge of honor.<p>In a recent and rare interview, the billionaire inventor James Dyson revealed the secret to his success. Dyson told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that his success is due to: "Perseverance, taking risks and having a willingness to …

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

8 Winter Garden Greens to Grow Now

The cool-weather salad bar is open.<p>Fresh-cut greens might not seem synonymous with midwinter but mâche, pea shoots, fava bean leaves, and mustard can …

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

8 Things You Can Do to Increase Trust in the Workplace

Being self-employed is hard. Even harder is gaining peoples trust each and everyday.<p>When I built my first company, I didn't understand that trust was so valuable. I had read every book in the world but didn't fundamentally understand the basics.<p>Building trust among your team is one of the most …

How 3 Years at Salesforce Changed the Way I Run My Company

It's where I discovered the one strategic planning framework that works for teams of 20 or 20,000.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Salesforce acquired my company in 2012, much of my world was turned upside-down. I went from being a young entrepreneur who had never …

Everything You Need to Know About Dukkah

Consider this toasty Mediterranean spice blend your new all-purpose, flavor-boosting secret weapon in the kitchen.<p>If you’re a budding Middle Eastern …

Let's roll: the best board games for Christmas 2017

Sick of charades? Tired of Trivial Pursuit? Here’s our guide to the games that will make Christmas with your family fly by<p>Christmas and board games go together like turkey and stuffing. But if the prospect of endless rounds of Monopoly and Cluedo fills you with dread, there are some far better …

Board Games

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

According to experts, the key lies in your fears.<p>From the outside, self-sabotaging behavior seems like a problem with a simple fix: If you realize you keep flubbing opportunities to better your life, simply channel your inner Terry Crews and tell yourself to knock it off already. But the problem is …

You Can Achieve Anything As Long As These Conditions Exist

You can be the greatest in your industry. You can become an expert. You can become a top writer, a best-selling author, a great programmer, an …

Spending habits of self-made millionaires from a guy who studied rich people for 5 years

After studying hundreds of people both rich and poor, author Tom Corley explains the spending habits of self-made millionaires and how it helped them grow their wealth.<p><b>Tom Corley:</b> So some of the most important habits of self-made millionaires that I uncovered in my research. Well, the first will be …