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Time And Punishment: How To Be Less Busy And Get Your Life Back

“I’m so busy…”<p>“I wish I could get to that, but I’m too busy….”<p>“I’ll do that, when I finish this…”<p>“Mom, I’m really busy, I only have five minutes to talk to you…”<p>“Kids, you know I’m busy. What do you want? Make it fast…”<p>“I know the Strategic Plan is important, but I’m really busy with this other …

How To Motivate Lazy Employees And Increase Productivity

As CEOs, we’ve all been there, right? One day, your employees are performing at their peak, and then the next, they become lazy employees and won’t …

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

This resume for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let's say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful startups.<p>Let's …

Forget About The Perfect Time, Do It Today!

<i>“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic</i> …

Motivation

I stop working by noon every day — and I've never been so productive

Focus has always been a challenge for me, but I've always felt there should be a better way.<p>I've tried accountability groups, productivity apps and all sorts of other gimmicks for getting more done. But on their own, nothing seemed to work.<p>Recently, I spent some time reviewing and considering …

7 Behaviors of Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a millionaire isn’t an accident. It takes business owners decades to accomplish this rare feat. Many people look at these successful individuals and assume they must be lucky or born into wealth. But in reality, this is usually …

What’s probably killing your motivation right now, and how to stop it

• <b>Believing that you have to be perfect</b><b></b> puts on a lot of pressure and creates disappointment in your performance, no matter how well you perform. Nobody likes to fail and sometimes we avoid doing the things that make us feel bad about ourselves. • <b><br>Comparing yourself to others</b><b></b> is a real time-waster and …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that's common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Clever entrepreneurs have learned how to capitalize on a bizarre trait that some of us possess — getting a kick out of being scared spitless.<p>An estimated 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and spend $6.9 billion on everything from candy and costumes to the spookiest …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Wall Street

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

10 Sure Ways To Be Miserable

Everyone writes about how to be happy and successful. There aren’t many guidelines on how to ruin your life, though. It is not a secret that it is …

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …