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8 Traits of Outstanding People

Outstanding isn't something a person has, it is something a person does.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We know that the outstanding stand amongst us because we can feel it when we’re around them. They have something special inside we wish we possessed inside of …

Motivation

This Habit Will Make Everyone Think of You as a Leader. Instantly

Curiosity didn't kill the cat. It made him a harbinger of success.<p>Whether or not you want to be a leader, most of us would agree that being looked up to and admired is a good thing. Yet, the qualities that we see as admirable are changing along with our societal norms. One behavior, however, that …

Leadership

These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, …

Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Breakfast

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

Selling

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Holy Sh*t, You're Going to Feel Amazing After Finishing This CrossFit Workout

If you're dying to try CrossFit but a little worried about what it may entail, we're here to tell you not to worry. The sport involves loads of varied movements using different types of equipment that will help you gain strength and push you to try new things. Plus, WODS (that's workout of the day, …

New York City

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life | Inc.com

Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode relationships. It happens in marriage, in the workplace, and between friends.<p>But what if you …

Psychology

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

Breaking up with a narcissist can be very difficult. If they aren't finished with you yet, they will plead you to stay. If you are trauma bonded to them, then their begging and false promises may well work.<p>It takes a great deal of strength to walk away because narcissists are such highly-skilled …

Psychology

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do) | Inc.com

No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris both acknowledge the importance of being self-aware, but few …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

Workouts

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

Outsourcing

A Fatal Mistake in Size Training

Why Reverse Periodization is Best for Bodybuilders<p>Volume is King for Size Gains<p>An effective training program must follow two key principles to have …

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

Exercise

DIY Ranch Mix Will Remind You Why Ranch Dressing Is Life

DIY Ranch Mix<p>Makes 1/2 cup<p>8 teaspoons dried parsley <br>4 teaspoons dried onion flakes <br>1 tablespoon dried dill <br>2 teaspoons garlic powder <br>2 teaspoons …

Garlic Powder

A 12-Minute Outdoor HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're on vacation, traveling for work, or spending time away from home for whatever other reason, it can be hard to adapt your usual workout …

Workouts

10 Lovely Low-Sugar Desserts

Redefining sweet<p>The most recent USDA dietary guidelines, released in early 2016, urge us to cut down on added sugars—not the ones naturally present …

Dessert

This Is the Most Popular Oatmeal Recipe on Pinterest

It might sound corny, but waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal with all the fixings feels like a hug. It's just so comforting! Whether you're baking …

Breakfast

Knowing This One Thing Might Make You a Better Friend, Partner, and Coworker

Ever wonder what’s holding you back from being a better communicator, collaborator, friend, or partner? <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Gretchen Rubin knows a thing or two about harnessing the power of our unique experiences, personality traits, and creativity to live a more productive and happy …

New York Times

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

The Oatmeal Cookie Recipes That Are Better Than Your Grandma's

Oatmeal cookies are the most underrated cookie in the country. Chocolate chip cookies get all the glory, and it’s easy to understand why, but oatmeal cookies deserve just as much love.<p>For one, they have a wholesome quality to them thanks to the addition of good-for-you oats. Just think of all that …

Dessert

How to get incredible abs like Lilly Sabri in just 15 minutes*

Abs are really the hardest nuts to crack.<p>You can build up your hamstrings and calf muscles quickly through cardio and a little weight work. You can …

Best Ever Peanut Butter Brownie Truffles

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Prepare brownies as directed on box. Allow to cool.<p>2<p>Done<p>Mash up the brownies so they look like crumbly. With a cookie scoop, scoop up …