Jose Alba

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Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Why New Leaders Should Be Wary of Quick Wins

As soon as you step into a top position at a company that needs to significantly improve the way it operates, there’s pressure to get off to a quick start.<p>Yet the best way to succeed, paradoxically, is to slow things down.<p>Forces pushing in the other direction — toward hyperspeed — are powerful, of …

Keys to unlocking great decision-making | Organization

April 19, 2018 – <i>by Aaron De Smet and Gregor Jost</i><p>You can tell an organization has problems making decisions when you hear these complaints: The …

Management

Leadership Is A Habit That Requires Practice

It is probably fair to say that the argument over whether leaders are born or made has been settled. The fortune spent every year by organizations of all sorts and sizes on executive development is evidence enough for the idea that, while certain attributes of leadership may be genetic, much of …

Unless You Can Handle These 4 Basics You Aren't Ready for a Side Hustle

Daydreaming after work about making extra money is pleasant. Building a business after working your day job isn't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's easy to see why many people quit building their business on the side while working full time.<p>There are many things that …

Motivation

Successful Leaders Use This 1 Brain Trick to Master Persuasion

The idea that you can influence someone's thoughts with your brainwaves has suddenly become less unbelievable.<p>Entrepreneurial brilliance may be rooted in a genius idea, but entrepreneurial success often comes down to the art of persuasion. At every step of the way, you have to convince someone -- …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Be the CEO of Your Life

Take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Are you living proactively or reactively?”<p>What answer did you get or how did your body feel? Whether you live a …

Self-improvement

The Social Security Fact 81% of Millennials Get Wrong

Despite facing a $12.5 trillion cash shortfall between 2034 and 2091, America's most important social program isn't going anywhere.<p>Social Security is …

6 Simple Steps to Start Believing in Yourself (They'll Make You a Better Leader)

Self-belief is important, and when you increase it, your business will thank you.<p>Every successful business leader has a strong sense of self-belief.<p>It's a precursor to success, no matter how you decide to define it--it's the foundation of confidence--but let's try to define it, anyway. Here's my …

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles's Post-Game Interview Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership

Nick Foles gave a performance for the ages. But it was after the game that he showed us what true leadership is all about.<p>Last night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles delivered one of the most spectacular Super Bowl performances of all time. And he did it while facing the NFL's version of …

Self-Made Billionaire Jack Ma Says You'll Need This 1 Rare Skill to Succeed in the Age of Machines

There's a new kid on the block, and it's about to take EQ and IQ to school.<p>Thanks in part to Daniel Goleman and Adam Grant, the debate for years seems to be fixated on what's a better predictor of job and career success -- IQ or EQ?<p>If you're keeping score at home, a person with high EQ (emotional …

3 Things Every Successful Person Needs to Learn Before Becoming One

More money shouldn't lead to more problems.<p>No one wants to work forever.<p>There's always a guy named Craig that steals your lunch even though you clearly put your name on it. More than half of a day is spent going to meetings about other meetings. So, we romanticize entrepreneurship as a path to …

Entrepreneurship

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Personal Finance

To Succeed You Must Become a Knowledge Junkie

The first step to solving most problems is figuring out what you don't know and then learning it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A junkie can be defined as anyone suffering from an addiction. I’ll be the first to admit, I exchanged one addiction for another. My drug …

Selling

Your attitude is more important to your success than your IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a …

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."<p>Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, …

Self-improvement

Why Most People Will Not Be Successful

Success isn't just having lots of money.<p>Many people with lots of money have unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Real "success" is about continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>So why won't most people be successful?<p>Why don't most people …

Tim Ferriss Just Revealed His Simple 3-Step Secret to Success, in Business and in Life

What is Tim Ferriss's secret to business and personal success? Instead of setting goals, he defines his fears --- and then sets out to conquer those fears.<p>We all have fears. I do, you do, Tim Ferriss does. In a recent TED Talk, Ferriss says what we most fear saying, asking, or doing can often be …

Motivation

Live like you could lose everything, but know there’s nothing to lose

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook or get into shape.<p>Put most …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Knowing when to quit is a skill that can be learned.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our …

Motivation

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

How Becoming A Good Listener Can Make You A Better Leader

Running a business is an inherently emotional experience. Even the most stoic leaders are bound to find themselves becoming invested not only in outcomes, but in people and processes as well.<p>While emotional leadership is often regarded as a liability, lack of personal investment can also bring …

Leadership

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …