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Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily …

Motivation

Want to build a brand? Make one great product

A lot of brands don’t make it, because in the process of trying to get many things right, they don’t get anything right. Why are they in such a hurry?<p>…

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development

3 Ways to Make More Cash in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For small businesses, the ending of another year presents a great opportunity to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. If increasing revenue in 2014 is one of your goals, there are a few business practice adjustments that will go a …

Small Business

22 Essential New Year's Resolutions For Entrepreneurs, From Entrepreneurs

Many of us view January 1st as <i>the next chapter</i>. We reflect upon the year that was, contrast that to where we would like to be, and set goals to close …

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

The Brain

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

This story appears in the September 2013 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was …

Small Business

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers. Beware of the final (No. 1) book!<p><b>10.</b> <i>The 7 Habits of Highly</i> …

Motivation

Leadership Lessons from Young Female Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Watch out world, there is a new breed of entrepreneur.<p>Millennial female entrepreneurs are disrupting industries, creating innovative products and ultimately, changing the world. The thing that I admire most about my fellow female …

Entrepreneurship

Make Your Voice and Look an Active Part of Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 11th in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>In this series, we've been taking a look …

Public Relations

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action | Inc.com

Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation.<p>All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it, say the authors of a new article from MIT Sloan Management Review. While brainstorming sessions "are frequently fun for …

Résumés

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

Marathons

10 Ways That Being More Positive Improves Your Career (and Your Life)

As a trained marriage and family therapist and career coach, I’ve researched for over eight years what makes some people highly successful interpersonally and in business, and others doomed to fail.<p>I’ve observed this: Being more positive in your behaviors and language makes room for far greater …

The One New Year's Resolution The Most Successful People Always Keep: No Whining

I served on a grand jury earlier this year and our forewoman was in her mid-40s and always well-dressed. One day she arrived a bit late and her hair–which I suddenly realized was an expensive wig–was slightly mussed.<p>As one of the other women on the jury helped her fix it, our forewoman thanked her …

It’s All in Your Head: How To Train Your Brain for Leadership and Better Decision-Making

You have the ability to rewire your brain, learn to make better decisions, and become a more effective leader in the process. But it’s going to take some work.<p>True leaders are born, not made. You either come into this world with a commanding personality or you don’t. And if you don’t have the right …

Leadership

The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team

The enemy of success is isolation. The higher you go the easier isolation becomes, but, it’s a devastating problem at all levels of …

The First Step To Building Your Personal Brand

Sure, everyone knows what a brand is. Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s. But that buzzword is getting thrown around a whole lot in career and job search conversations these days, too. And you might be thinking to yourself, “why do <i>I</i> really have to care about this?”<p>Here’s why: Whether you’re on the job hunt, a …