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10 Things to Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the old one.<p>We all feel stuck at one time or another--in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn't make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose …

Motivation

5 Benefits of Asserting Your Needs—and How to Start Today

If you've ever had to express your needs directly to another person, you know it can be hard to do. Our wishes aren't always aligned with the other …

Why You Should Never Put These 3 Words on Your LinkedIn Profile

Putting this on your profile is a big no-no. Here's why.<p>While LinkedIn is a social-media tool, it's not like the others. LinkedIn is your personal website for your career. You are a business-of-one that must sell its services to employers over the course of your career. Having a strong LinkedIn …

Employment

Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work

A major barrier to innovation in the classroom is teacher exhaustion. I regularly work with teachers who like the idea of trying new teaching …

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Public Speaking

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>10 min read<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> …

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The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

businessrelationship

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

5 Essential Oils for Much Faster Hair Growth—Seriously

Waiting for your hair to grow is like watching paint dry—except worse. Paint will dry in, well, approximately a few hours. Hair, depending on the …

6 Simple Ways to Train Your Brain for Happiness, According to Science

Very small changes can have a very big effect on your emotional outlook.<p>There's a lot to be said for being happy. It makes you better at your job, healthier, likelier to have good relationships, and can even extend your life. Plus, if you've tried both being happy and unhappy, then you already know …

Happiness

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Physical Education

7 Ways To Become More Mentally Immune And Emotionally Resilient

Mental immunity is the foundation of emotional resilience.<p>The same way in which a cold or flu can derail the health of someone who is already ill, a small setback or troubling thought can do the same to someone who is not “mentally immune.” Mental immunity is what happens when we condition our …

Self-help

6 Rules All Women Must Follow To Succeed In Work and Life

In honor of International Women's Day, here are the 6 non-negotiable things all women need to achieve their desired level of success.<p>I've been around the block. I've recently launched my 3rd company, I'm a published author and national speaker, and I've been an entrepreneur for 25 years.<p>I've raised …

Outsourcing

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 …

Employee Engagement

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Employment

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

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

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Motivation

47 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like Netflix original "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Oscar-nominated "Last Men in Aleppo" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week.<p>You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p><b>Here are</b> …

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Body Language

Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began this semester, is the most popular class in the history of Yale College, with more than 1,200 students enrolled, the Yale …

Happiness

How I Get It Done: Gayle King

Gayle King is a busy woman. She starts her days co-hosting <i>CBS This Morning</i> (with Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson), and then heads over to the …

Film Festivals

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

10 of the Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs

From Oprah Winfrey to Daymond John, celebrate the accomplishments of some of the nation's most prominent black founders.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Associate Editor<p>Many of today’s most influential business founders are of African American heritage. In observance of Black History Month, <i>Entrepreneur</i> is …

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7 Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for us?”<p>You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this …

Employment

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked by Richard Branson Will Move You to Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation