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19 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated That Actually Work | Inc.com

In today's competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation.<p>But what happens when you can't find your motivation or you can't stay motivated long enough to finish a project or even keep up with daily tasks? You need find your motivation--but where?<p>You find it …

Motivation

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do | Inc.com

What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, there are some habits that work and …

Self-improvement

Want to Vastly Improve Employee Morale? Try This Leadership Style

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

6 Ways to Get Promoted Instantly

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

Entrepreneurship

8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...<p>When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

9 Reasons a Life Coach Can Change Your Life Forever

Life coaching is one of the newer professions that have come about over the last several decades. And, as a result, many people have a vague understanding of what life coaches do. However, what is most important is what they can do for you and how they can touch and change your life. Here is a list …

The investment trusts that pay the highest income revealed

In this low-income, slow-growth world it can be hard to find mainstream investments that will pay out a significant yield.<p>However, research house …

They Played High School Basketball Together. Now, They Lead Billion-Dollar Companies.

Long before Brian O’Kelley started his own business, he was a basketball player at South Eugene High School in Oregon. It was there that he learned a …

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

Food

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

How I bought a house at age 25

Emily Brown's phone rings often with friends seeking advice about money.<p>Brown is only 26, but she already owns a house and has socked away a nice amount of money for retirement in both a 401(k) and Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Oh, and she has a renter who pays $900 a month, enough to cover …

Personal Finance

Why Every Leader Needs a Leader | Inc.com

Often times, we label "leaders" as "the ones that know all the answers." They know their way through the dark. They can steer the ship through the storm and ensure it finds dry land. But what we don't talk about often enough are how those leaders remain leaders in the long term.<p>They do so by being …

Leadership

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

How This Entrepreneur Paid Off $400,000 in Debt and Healed His Business

<i>This story first appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>From the outside, fit and photogenic French-born physician Michel Cohen was on his way to becoming the 21st …

How To Reap The Most College Aid

The Debt-Free Degree: An eBook From Forbes<p>If qualifying for financial aid was a simple matter, they’d have an app for it and anybody could do it on their mobile device. Unfortunately, it’s an opaque process. You never quite know what you’re going to get — if you get anything at all.<p>If you’re …

College & University

Your Resume Is Never Enough to Get the Job You Really Want

If you haven't started a business yet and there's a job you really want, relying on a resume is little better than wishing and hoping.<p>Maybe you haven't started a business yet. Maybe you're a serial entrepreneur in between startups. Or maybe you're trying to gain additional skills while you launch …

5 Kobe Bryant Quotes To Inspire Greatness And Keep Entrepreneurs Motivated

Kobe Bryant has had one of the most storied careers in the NBA. As a twenty year veteran, his stats are on another level.<p>To name a few:<p>five-time NBA champion<br>• seventeen time All-Star team member<br>• four-time All-Star MVP<br>• two-time Olympic gold medal winner<br>• career high 81 point game in 2006<br>• the youngest …

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids... but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. …

50 Inspirational Motivational Quotes to Boost Your Confidence and Self-Belief

Plenty of quotes to help you feel more confident--and courageous--when times get tough.<p>Some people don't need motivational quotes. Some people don't need inspirational quotes. Some people seem to naturally believe in themselves. (Here's how you can tell if someone is genuinely confident.)<p>It's like …

Take the same finance class the NFL gives its players

Slide 1 of 49<p>The NFL held its second annual Personal Finance Camp for players from April 4 to 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The first session, “Funding …

How to Create Passive Income Using Your Expertise

Across the world, entrepreneurs are rushing online in an attempt to make money. It’s the new gold rush, and many are packing their bags and heading …

Small Business

You're Probably Owed Almost $200: Here's Where to Claim It

Do you want free money? We thought so. After all, who couldn't use a little extra dough — especially when it's free and unexpected? Fortunately, …

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Are you feeling trapped by a hum-drum job that leaves you unsatisfied and short of cash at the end of each month? Do you love solving problems, being …

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Marketing

50 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

You don't have to be rich to live the good life.<p>You don’t have to wait until you’re raking in the big bucks to live the rich life. Instagram-worthy …

These Five Motivational Speeches Will Get You off Your Ass

We all know we aren’t reaching our full potential. Our lives are full of empty promises, “maybe’s”, and failed ideas. Failed ideas that we never went …