Jimmy Spann

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The Best Way to Learn to Code is to Code: Learn App Architecture by Building Apps

Learning to code can be tough. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I was learning was how to make the jump from learning resources and little …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Why I Give My Employees $1,000 to Do (Almost) Whatever They Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last month, one of my employees invoiced the company $300, plus tax, for French lessons. Another one billed us for a $190 real estate course. And then there was the surprise bill for $82 worth of pottery making classes. I signed off on …

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Motivation

7 Ways To Practice Entrepreneurship -- Without Starting A Venture

Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. It cannot be learned from a book or in a classroom. The skills which underlie entrepreneurship are largely learned first-hand, through trial and error.<p>However, you do not need to start a business to begin exercising your entrepreneurial muscles. There are a …

Entrepreneurship

14 of the biggest misconceptions 20-somethings have about success

In fact, the goals you set for yourself when you were 20 are likely to be completely different from the ones you are hoping to achieve at age 30. And you very well could find the path you expected to lead you to success is nothing like the one you've taken.<p>Here are 14 misconceptions people in their …

Self-improvement

Johann Hari: 'The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety – it's connection'

The author of Chasing the Scream on his anxiety about writing a book, and the 30,000-mile journey of recognition and shared stories it took him on, from the drug war ‘ground zero’ in Baltimore to Colombia and Mexico<p>When you write a book, it’s like writing a message in a bottle and tossing it into …

Books

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

Project Management

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want your kids to listen? Use the following parenting tools to encourage responsibility and cooperation in your children.

Parenting

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. It is a choice. What do you need to remember if you want to be TRULY happy?

Happiness

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

7 bad habits that keep you from being successful

If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the potential you've always held.<p>These seven self-destructive habits are a good place to begin:<p>It's your life, so put a stop to allowing other people to decide for you. Take back control, and set healthy boundaries. Make your own …

Self-improvement

The One Thing Trainers Wish You'd Stop Doing

<i>These habits could hold you back from seeing results.</i><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p>If you've hit a plateau and are no longer seeing results from your workouts, it's not because you ate too much at lunch, or because you are just <i>not</i> an early riser. Sure, diet and exercise consistency matter, but there may be …

5 Common Mental Traps That Slow You Down and Cost You Money | Inc.com

<i>Robert Sofia is a best-selling author, award-winning public speaker, and financial industry thought leader. He has developed marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies, consulted with over 1,000 companies nationwide, and is the co-founder of Platinum Advisor Strategies--number 362 on the Inc.</i> …

Marketing Strategy

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of insurmountable …

12 Things You Can Do Starting Today to Be a Better Leader

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some believe certain people are born leaders. Others think an individual can learn to be a leader. Regardless of how you may feel you obtained your leadership skills, there …

5 Definitive Laws First-Time Entrepreneurs Must Adopt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love giving back and helping others. I recently created a Facebook group that now has more than 4,000 entrepreneurs. We discuss startups and share information. It gives me good insight into some of the different obstacles entrepreneurs …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

7 skills you never knew you needed for a career in IT

Being skilled at computers and troubleshooting is an essential part of working in IT, but if you plan on truly excelling in the field, it's vital to have a combination of hard and soft skills.<p>Here are seven soft skills every IT professional should have.<p>It's sort of a no-brainer, but when you're …

Customer Service

5 Ways to Use Social Media as a Sales Tool | Inc.com

Marketing, advertising, hiring, logistics, and manufacturing matter, but all efforts are futile without sales. Thankfully, the internet has given small businesses an opportunity to expand their footprint and increase sales volume with thousands of different avenues and strategies.<p>There is perhaps …

Marketing