Amanda C

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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you're smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn't necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you've got to think seriously about the image you're projecting — from your outfit to your speech to your body language.<p>To that end, we …

Body Language

How to start investing

When you're just starting out in your investing journey, there are some important things you should know.<p>Key takeaways<p>First, think about how long you …

Investing

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

11 signs you're going to be wealthy, even if it doesn't feel like it

Owning bitcoin won't guarantee future wealth — but the right saving and investing strategies will.<p>At least according to Warren Buffett, who considers cryptocurrency a get-rich-quick scheme. Though chances are slim you'll end up with the multi-billion-dollar fortune Buffett has, there are sensible …

Personal Finance

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?

An entrepreneur who sees somebody's good idea get licensed once a week tells you exactly how to pursue your own good idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Stephen Key is an expert on licensing consumer-product ideas. His book about inventing,</i> One Simple Idea, <i>has been</i> …

How to Respond vs. React

Life comes at us fast, and you often react without thinking. Here is how to respond instead so you can create winning results and relationships.<p>As a leader, your team looks to you to set the rules. They turn to you for advice -- for your thoughts on how to behave. Which is why the way you …

Ask These Questions to Ace the Job Interview

Too many candidates leave it up to the interviewer to judge their ability. Savvy candidates know how to turn the odds in their favor by asking a few pointed questions.<p>Once you get an interview, the chance you'll be assessed properly is remote. You can improve your odds 5-10X by asking …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

The Five Components of Emotional Intelligence at Work

Truly effective leaders are also distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence, which includes self-awareness, self-regulation, …

How To Raise Money

Raising capital is one of the hardest things entrepreneurs need to do during the journey of building and scaling their business. It is actually a challenging journey filled with investor rejections.<p>In this regard, the biggest misconception that entrepreneurs have is thinking they will receive an …

Venture Capital

You Can Create A 6-Figure Business With These 8 Simple Steps

One of the most important things for entrepreneurs to figure out once they start a business is how to make money. Not just a few hundred every now and then, but a six-figure revenue consistently.<p>I recently spoke to Jenn Scalia who’s been able to do just that. She’s an online visibility coach and …

Marketing

How to Use Awkward Silence to Get What You Want

I heard a story recently about a friend’sformer boss. When underlings would go into this person’s office to discuss something like a pay raise or …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Why You Should Pay Attention to the Up-and-Down Stock Market (Even If You Think It Doesn't Affect You)

If you've obtained financing for your small business lately, the stock market's wild ride this week should serve as an important signal.<p>The Dow Jones looked unstoppable throughout the past year, rising from less than 21,000 points to more than 26,600 at its peak in late January. But on February 1 …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

26 Secret Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

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These Are the Most Important Soft Skills for Employees to Have, According to Hiring Managers | Inc.com

We all know that hiring is hard. Sure, any intelligent individual can pass your tests, psychological interview questions, and social media checks. But, how do you know who is going to be the best fit in the long term? When the going gets hard or when they are left unsupervised, how will they act?<p>It …

Human Resources

Mark Cuban Says Sales is the Key to Success in Any Field. Studies Say Focus on this 1 Thing to Improve Instantly | Inc.com

Not too long ago, Mark Cuban was asked on the podcast,<i>How I Built This, on</i> what he would do if he had to start all over again from scratch. "I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day," he responded.<p>According to Cuban, sales is the foundation for success in any …

Body Language

How to invest: An essential guide

Shares 122<p>When I told readers that January would be “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, the number-one request I received was to write about …

Investing

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

10 Practical Photography Monetization Strategies: Pricing, Google SEO, & Entrepreneurship

Dear friend,If you’ve ever wanted to learn practical monetization strategies in photography– this is advice I would have given myself:DOWNLOAD …

Street Photography

What Employers Seek on a Resume

<b>Figure 1: Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume</b><p><b>Attribute</b><p><b>% of</b> <b><br>Respondents</b><p>Problem-solving skills<p>82.9%<p>Ability to work in a …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

Happiness

Tell More, Sell More: The Art of Storytelling

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>There are many sales tactics and techniques that you can use to bolster sales and increase profit. Storytelling remains one of …

Why Great Experience Design Starts With A Story

Sometimes, words are worth a thousand wireframes.<p>Every experience design firm uses a set of common tools to begin the process of uncovering design opportunities. First, we perform or review user research to understand who the users are and why the experience will be important to them. Second are …

UX Design

Why Every Business Needs Powerful Storytelling To Grow

Storytelling is a powerful business tool and a skill that every business building a powerful and lasting brand should master.<p>We have been telling stories for as long as we’ve been human–they are an absolutely essential part of our day-to-day communications. When done well, storytelling can do …

Marketing