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Why You Are The Company You Keep

When we were younger, we were most likely warned by our parents to be careful of whom we choose to spend our time with. They said this in reference …

Self-help

Quit Being A Bitch And Learn To Control Your Emotions

We let our emotions take over our lives every day and this needs to change. We mistakenly allow our emotions to control ourselves, when in reality, …

Self-help

The Steve Jobs Negotiation Method: Ruthlessness Is The Only Way

Last month, <b>Steve Jobs</b> showed everyone that he could still prove people wrong from the grave, this time around, it appears he's still got more wisdom …

U.S. Department of Justice

The One Thing That You Actually Do Learn In College

Growing up, I was a parent’s nightmare. I was super-rebellious and did what I could to tick my parents off. I’m not proud of this, but you can’t …

Acquainted

Reinvent Yourself, Reclaim Your Life... Become Who You're Supposed To Be

As we get older and look back at what we've accomplished or who we've become, there's that urging feeling to reboot, start this shit all over again …

Los Angeles

There’s Time For Hope And Then There’s Time For Reality

Human beings are the both the luckiest and most cursed creatures on the planet. Not too many people consider the fact that, statistically speaking, …

Boston Red Sox

The Weekend Warriors: Don't Be Sorry For Partying

The heavy stigma placed on partiers of Gen-Y has become a frustrating internal battle for many of us. I might be the first one to stand up and admit …

Stereotypes

The 7 Ways To Promote Your Personal Brand To Perfection

Whether you are self-employed or work for someone else, one of the most important aspects of business is personal branding. If you want to be …

Public Relations

Being A Better Leader: The Difference Between Reliability And Trust

It'd be convenient to think that the world is a straightforward place, especially for those of us who are either in or aspire to be in positions of …

Leadership

25 Habits That All Happy And Successful People Have

Being happy and being successful don’t necessarily come hand-in-hand. While being happy may very well require being successful, being successful does …

Self-improvement

These Are The 7 Biggest Fears That You Need To Avoid Having In Your Twenties

It’s Friday, 5:30 pm, and you’re blowing through your last folder of emails to answer. You’re about to cash the paycheck, head conveniently down the …

Self-improvement

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: The Importance Of Being A Team Player

If you're a motivated person, it's easy to put your personal goals ahead of those of the people around you. It’s natural and not necessarily a bad …

Team Building

Why Networking Is Essential To Your Success

Being connected is paramount for success in the 21st century, especially for a leading Generation-Y. Unfortunately, business and success is …

Networking

Every Situation Is A Good Situation To Network

Let's face it, whether you are still in college or have already graduated, you must network at some point in your life. Applicants find a majority of …

Employment

6 Business Travel Tips For The Young Professional

Despite the constant rise of popularity in Skype and other modes of video conferencing, meeting in person has not become an extinct activity. If you …

Swimwear

Why Failure Should Be Seen As An Asset, Not An End Point

Progress, development, growth and achievement — these are all things for which we strive. We seek short-term gains in the hope that they will …

Motivation

How to Increase Your Impact While Reducing Your Effort

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I can’t help but shake my head when people say, “You have to work hard if you want to be successful.”<p>Really? The most successful people I know are doing something that most others are not -- and it’s not putting in the longest hours at …

Outsourcing

4 Ways Kickstarter Can Boost Your Brand in Addition to Raising Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now, most consumers and businesses know Kickstarter as the crowdfunding site that allows inventors and founders to raise funding for new products. However, the popularity of the site has made it an ideal launching pad for established …

Marketing

5 Surefire Ways to Double Your Workday Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sales, we learn to sell benefits rather than features. Keeping that in mind, the way to sell yourself on maximizing your productivity is to realize that with a super-dialed calendar and well thought-out workday strategy, you can …

Time Management

6 Viral-Marketing Lessons to Learn From the Ice Bucket Challenge

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social feeds from across the country are chock-full of videos and photos of celebrities, inventors, CEOs, athletes and politicians all taking part in the most recent viral sensation: the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>Whether you've laughed at your …

Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Outreach on Social Media

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Selling is tough. It can be scary. It can be intimidating. But if you wanna succeed in this life, you’ve gotta learn how to do it.<p>As the founder of Hustle Con, the startup conference for non-technical founders, I’ve been throwing conferences for a while …

Facebook Ads

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of …

Self-improvement

4 Lessons About Entrepreneurs, From the Seat of a Bicycle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Glauser, executive director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University and co-founder of the training company My New Enterprise, accompanied by colleagues, students and a film crew, departed Florence, Ore., …

Entrepreneurship

How to Intentionally Build Your Company Culture (Rather Than Leave It to Chance)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Culture is like a hairstyle: Everyone has one, even if they’re bald. You can either pursue a style that accurately reflects your personality, or you can pretend it doesn’t matter and end up looking like Edward Scissorhands.<p>If you haven’t …

Employee Engagement

8 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not prescriptive and what works for one person may not work for another. There is one trait, however, that many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs share: They are constantly asking themselves questions to stay …

Motivation

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Use Twitter Ads for More Exposure, Leads and Sales

Shares 3K<p>Are you interested in learning more about advertising on Twitter?<p>Have you followed the latest on Twitter ads?<p>Twitter has many paid options …

AdWords

LinkedIn Might Be The Only Social Network You Need

About a week ago, I sat in a meeting with a colleague and we were discussing a few business connections we both shared. During the conversation, my …

Digital Marketing

How to Build Your Credibility by Answering Questions

Shares 2K<p>Do you want to use your in-depth experience to help others?<p>Are you a trusted resource?<p>Successful marketers spend time sharing what they know.<p>…

Quora