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How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

5 Strategies for Improving Calls and Increasing Sales

CEO of Smooth Sale, Author & Inspirational Speaker<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The successful sales professional will begin all conversations from the prospective client’s point of view. They encourage prospective clients to speak first and share everything on their mind. …

Inspiration

Birth control of the future could be activated with a wireless remote

The device, developed by MicroCHIP, can last up to 16 years<p>The company MicroCHIP, based in Massachusetts, is developing a rather futuristic form of contraception: a microchip that lasts for 16 years and can be easily turned off, no doctor's appointment necessary.<p>The concept was conceived two years …

10 Beer Cocktail Recipes That Do the Impossible: Make Beer Even Better

Alcohol

Working From Home Is Awesome–If You Do It Right

Wanna wear pajamas and munch on cereal while you work? There are some pros and cons to consider first before you make that dream a reality.<p>The people want to work from home.<p>In fact, according to the last census data, the telecommuting workforce increased 80% from 2005 to 2012, even as the total …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …

Motivation

The 5 Steps Needed for a Digital Detox

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ease with which we can use technology both delights and exasperates us. We can now quickly shoot off an email at the dinner table or while we’re lying in bed, but these obsessive behaviors tend to also overwhelm us after a …

Productivity

Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

President and Owner, MasonBaronet<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every person who ever clocked in at work has had this thought: “If this were <i>my</i> business, I would run things differently.”<p>But what happens when you actually have the chance to buy the business you work for? …

Entrepreneurship

New England-Style Baked Beans

Bring the beans and 10 cups of water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the saucepan …

Recipes

How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

Entrepreneur, Sales Expert and Author; Founder of Shore Consulting<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Does anyone really like making sales calls? Well, yes, actually. Some people do. But many don't.<p>I fall into the latter category, although I have learned to leverage my …

Motivation

Steve Jobs Taught This Man How To Win Arguments With Really Stubborn People

He spent 26 years working with the notoriously stubborn Steve Jobs, one of Pixar's other cofounders. Jobs once told him that his method of working things out when people disagreed with him was to "just explain it to them until they understand."<p>So Catmull discovered a way to work with that without …

Steve Jobs

How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too

If there is one universal truth, it’s that everyone is looking to get rich quick. This probably explains why so many people are willing to believe …

Let It Go: Your Baggage Damages Both Your Health and Your Career

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs work hard and rack up plenty of mistakes and failures along the path to success. Chances are that on your way to where you are, there were some tough …

Self-help

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. “You should do one. …

Self-improvement

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

Lifestyle > Psychology<p>Next Article<p>Cognitive Biases: A Crash Course for the Millennial Mind<p>Next Article<p>Kevan Lee<p>Content Crafter. Buffer<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding the psychology behind the way we tick might help us to tick even better.<p>Many studies and much research has been …

Psychology

5 Often-Quoted Tips for Powerful Presentations

It is more important than ever for business leaders to bring their messages to audiences. Here are five timeless tips for better presentations.<p>There's a plethora of books and articles out there on how to give a great presentation.<p>In today's business environment, how to persuade and entertain an …

Public Speaking

The Secret to Building a Rapport With Anyone

Giving someone else your time and your ear is the best way to network.<p>Entrepreneurs have a long list of reasons why they set out on that difficult, yet rewarding path. For many, though, nonstop networking is not on that list.<p>If frequent social interactions with strangers in the name of doing …

DeScribe

14 Ways to Fix Your Out-of-Control Schedule and Maximize Productivity

Has your schedule gone off the rails? You're not alone.<p>From smart calendar apps to some obvious (but often overlooked) scheduling hacks, you can bend your daily calendar to your will -- and still leave time for play and family. But it does require that you focus, commit to a process and set aside …

Time Management

Catch Up With These 3 Big Waves in Marketing to Women

Now the pendulum seems to be swinging to the middle but hasn’t quite settled in a definitive spot. Several seemingly connected trends are creating a variety of currents that marketers are attempting to navigate. Here are three that appear to be making some big waves:<p><b>1. Women are pushing back</b> …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Entrepreneur's Secret Handbook of the Favor Economy

Co-Founder, 7 Second Strategies<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us associate the word <i>currency</i> with money. But informal nonmonetary currencies are still flourishing. Exchanges of this kind have taken place for centuries. Probably most cultures across the globe …

Entrepreneurship

5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder

Growth Strategies > Habits<p>Next Article<p>8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich<p>Next Article<p>Belle Beth Cooper<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all …

Simple Ways to Increase Confidence and Overcome Fear of Rejection

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Confidence is key to getting what you want in business and life.<p>It’s a way of being that takes practice, dedication and perseverance. It’s not something you’re born with, it’s a learned skill.<p>There …

Self-improvement

4 Tips for Attracting That Bit of Luck Every Entrepreneur Needs

Lifestyle > Engagement<p>Next Article<p>4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story<p>Next Article<p>Jason Womack • Guest Writer<p>Cofounder, www.GetMomentum.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes, as the adage advises sagely, a little luck is the best plan. Here are four things …

Katy Perry

The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.<p>There is no secret formula for innovation, and a lot of great minds arrive at their creativity in many different ways.<p>Though we’d all like to crack the code for reaching our creative …

How To Get More Done By Having Less To Do

If your life feels like a constant game of tug-of-war, then it’s time to pare your existence down to its essentials.<p>Ask anyone how their life’s going these days, and either he or she will answer: “Busy!”<p>“I think it’s an almost universal experience right now that people feel busy but not …

In Defense Of Being Average

We’re all exhausted from the quest to be the best. What’s wrong with being average?<p>In today’s competitive world, being called “average” feels offensive. The word “ordinary” is often synonymous with failure. The suggestion that you’re just like everybody else is an insult. Instead, we all want to be …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

You Have Good Ideas -- Don't Let Them Disappear

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good ideas come and go every second, but what doesn’t happen very often is the capturing of those thoughts. You can have the brightest and sharpest ideas that …

Productivity