Mahdi Bellakoud

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Three Ways To Stay On Track When Feeling Overwhelmed

Entrepreneurs are no strangers to the odd bout of existential terror. Usually, these period of stress and fear flair up only to die down rather quickly.<p>Sometimes, however, these stresses persist and can make you feel totally overwhelmed.<p>Fortunately, I have plenty of experience coping with the …

Entrepreneurship

Reinvent Yourself Before You’re Forced To

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ~ Robert Greene<p>Things work … until they don’t.<p>We bought …

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Innovation

12 Small Habits That Compound Into Meaningful Success and Happiness

This curated column is authored by Zat Rana “A man whoThe post 12 Small Habits That Compound Into Meaningful Success and Happiness appeared first on …

10 Life Rules for Millennials Serious About Becoming a Millionaire by 30

Combine an early and focused start with a decent job, a side gig and disciplined spending. You can't miss.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll be honest. The future may seem bleak if you’re a millennial. That’s why you may think that it’s impossible for you to …

Personal Finance

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

Positive Thinking

How You Can Stop Procrastinating and Kickstart Your Startup Now

As the saying goes “great things come from small beginnings”,The post How You Can Stop Procrastinating and Kickstart Your Startup Now appeared first …

5 Strategies for Creating Epic Content Marketing on a Tight Budget

Even when you know what you're doing, content marketing can be a daunting task. Still, it can and does pay off.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the best way to promote your brand? “It’s easy,” everyone says. “Just create amazing content.”<p>But, the truth …

Marketing

3 Common Habits That Are Ruining Your Relationship

Want to be prepared push back against the decline in satisfaction that marriage research suggests you will inevitably have in your relationship? …

Text Messaging

The 7 Financial Habits of the Most Successful Small Business Owners

The smartest money management tactics are well known and proven but few business owners apply all of them.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the first time ever, there is data to clearly illustrate seven financial habits of highly effective small business …

Small Business

Sujan Patel gives his top tips for digital marketing and why you should stop calling yourself a 'growth hacker'

With both competitors and potential customers constantly online, digital marketing is one of the main ways to stay ahead. As the co-founder of Austin based agency Web Profits US and over 13 years of industry experience, Sujan Patel knows a thing or two about digital marketing strategy.<p>Last month, …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

Self-improvement

Top 10 new agency portfolios of 2017

Whether you’re building a portfolio site for yourself or your agency, the same basic rules apply. You need to show your best work, in an attractive …

10 things to do when you first meet someone if you want them to remember you forever

As it turns out, with the right words and actions, almost anyone can create a captivating presence.<p>To help you figure out how to do this, we looked at the answers posted on Quora in response to the question, "How do I become more memorable when meeting someone for the first time?"<p>Here were some of …

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How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

Self-improvement

The 1 Secret All Millennials Need to Know About Personal Development

Pay attention if you want success, happiness, and fulfillment<p>Unlike previous generations, Millennials are faced with unique social and economic pressures that impact personal growth. There is no single blueprint for success, happiness, and a stable career, and the old mentalities of Gen Xers no …

Self-improvement

8 Essential Qualities Necessary to Be Great in Relationships

The variable we most control in relationships is ourselves.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great businesses are built upon a foundation of great relationships. Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really …

Relationships

8 Conversational Habits of Smart Communicators (It's Not What You Think)

Studies say we retain only about 25 percent of what we hear. Lets change that now.<p>The digital era is causing a slow degeneration in our ability to verbally communicate. Specifically, the part of verbal communication that doesn't require words -- active listening.<p>This affects all generations, not …

listeningskills

The Real Effects Of Bad Web Design

Web designers often talk about the importance of a good, user-friendly web presence, yet businesses still struggle to justify the expense of a web …

These Entrepreneurs Won't Mind If You Copy Their Best Growth Strategies

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion.<p>If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far. In fact, you …

How graffiti became a global art movement

According to Roger Gastman, the curator, producer and director behind the book and film <i>Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence</i>, graffiti first started showing up in the summer of 1967 in the cities of New York and Philadelphia.<p>Overnight, it seemed, writing appeared on walls, doors, pavements, …

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

Understanding the Instagram Algorithm: 7 Key Factors and Why the Algorithm is Great for Marketers

The Instagram algorithm, just like the Facebook News Feed algorithm, is so mysterious yet ingenious and brilliant in showing the best content to the …

The 6 Golden Rules of Direct Message Marketing

No social media feature is more abused than the direct message — and marketers are the biggest culprits.<p>Despite holding the power to privately …

Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want

Getting the job you want isn't easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.<p>A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring."<p>Maybe …

Employment

6 Ways to Understand SEO Impacts Sooner

A consistent SEO effort for 18 months should get you to where you need to be.<p>5 min read<p>SEO is a great marketing tool for an entrepreneur. It is scalable when you don’t have a big budget -- you don’t have to pay for every click as you have to in paid marketing programs. It also has a great brand …

7 things happy people always do (but never talk about)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness.<p>They …