Lisa Bowman

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12 Factors to Look For in a Job Other than a Paycheck

“<i>Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that,</i> …

3 Critical Principles of Effective Calls to Action

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Strong calls to action are among the most important elements on every landing page, but far too many businesses don’t use them effectively.<p>Seventy percent of small business websites don’t contain a call to action at all, according to a …

If you want to get smarter, speed-reading is worse than not reading at all

We all know that reading is important. But we’re also busy. So we try to optimize by reading more quickly. And in this way, we miss the point of reading entirely.<p>I’ve noticed this tendency since I began posting about what I learn from reading over 100 books a year. One of the most frequent …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

A Single Word Can Change Your Life in 2018. Here's How

It can inspire you all the way to 2019.<p>Do you believe that just one word can change your life for the better? If not, I don't blame you. I was skeptical too until I tried it. What's the special word? It's different for everyone. Here's how to find yours.<p>I first learned about this process from the …

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere. It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.<p>However, …

Management

New tool: Build a shared vision with your team

Bring meaning to your team’s work. Check out this re:Work tool on how to set and communicate a team vision with your team.

After 45 Birthdays, Here Are '12 Rules for Life'

Don't lose friends over politics. Don't lose a spouse over pickles.<p>Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind …

Potatoes

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

Lobs and bobs and crops, oh my!<p>Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” While that might be a tad …

11 Things Very Successful People Do That 99 Percent of People Don't

Consistency is a big part of succeeding.<p>6 min read<p>Becoming wealthy and leaving an impact on the world is not an easy feat. If it were, everyone would go around doing it. At that point, it would not be much of an accomplishment at all.<p>Rather, being extremely successful requires an extreme amount of …

Self-improvement

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Mental Health

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

Eric Barker, Author at Ladders | Business News & Career Advice

Articles by Eric Barker

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words | Inc.com

We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily language plays.<p>Whether it's a health goal, building a business, or any other goal, success …

Self-improvement

The Power of Asking 'Why' | Inc.com

Today's problems can sometimes seem almost insurmountable. Although we've made strong progress over the last decade in many areas such as violence, extreme poverty and global health, issues like climate change, income inequality and a rise in populist authoritarianism still loom large.<p>Education …

Education

The Myth and Magic of Deliberate Practice

Joe DiMaggio was one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. A three-time winner of the Most Valuable Player award, DiMaggio was selected to the …

10 Marketing Tips and Tricks to Bring Your Business Up to Speed

Marketing in 2018 is likely to look a bit different than it did in 2017. So if you want your strategy to be effective going forward, you have to make …

I made a great discovery when I stopped staring at a woman on the beach

It was the crack of dawn and I couldn't stop looking over at the woman a few feet away from me on the beach. I had come to watch the sunrise and she was getting on my nerves.<p>The woman, who was probably in her 60s, was hunched over, incessantly tapping and swiping on the screen of her cellphone …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Self-improvement

7 (totally doable) New Year's resolutions that will change your life

Does the New Year mean a new you — or another failed New Year’s resolution? Probably the latter for most of us, psychologists say, because thinking the flip of a calendar is enough to motivate us to ax all of our bad habits and behaviors is actually really unrealistic.<p>“We typically make resolutions …

Hung Up

What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?' | Inc.com

"So why do you want to work here?" Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

Best Presentation Ever: How to Elevate Any Talk to Make It Motivating, Meaningful and Memorable | Inc.com

Are you reaching your potential as a speaker? When you give a presentation, do audience members give you their full attention? Do they clamor to ask questions and participate? When your presentation is over, do audience members give you a big round of applause--and afterwards, do a number of people …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Simple Ways to Spot Unknown Unknowns

Leaders face complex and uncertain situations every day: What will sales be like next year? Will our new product succeed? What will the competition do? But the most challenging circumstances are often completely unexpected, because we never even knew to look for them. (In the parlance of Donald …