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The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Richard Rawlings jangles when he walks.</b><p>The 49-year-old reality TV star and global branding impresario is …

Christmas Eve

How this 34-year-old dad made nearly $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with a less than …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

Do This To Write A More Emotionally Intelligent LinkedIn Profile

Don’t just list out skills associated with emotional intelligence. Here’s how to adapt a technique from psychology to appear more approachable on LinkedIn.<p>LinkedIn is a great place to network and look for jobs, but a lot of people’s profiles feel stiff and standoffish–at least compared with other …

Emotional Intelligence

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

Steve Jobs Said Follow Your Passions But What He Really Meant Was Do This Instead

Stop following your passions and consider your Zone of Genius when defining your career<p>Steve Jobs said "People with passion can change the world for the better." What he really meant to say was, people with purpose can change the world for the better. Steve Jobs was not passionate about technology. …

Steve Jobs

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

I'm a Millennial Millionaire. Here's How I Got So Rich

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Entrepreneurship

Add This To Your Resume After Deleting Your “Objective” Statement

A “performance summary” puts a fresh (and tech-savvy) spin on an outmoded resume feature.<p>Since most resumes are written to cast a wide net, they basically just recite everything the writer has done, but this approach dilutes the all-important data density that makes your resume discoverable. In …

Employment

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

Entrepreneurship

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers | Inc.com

Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that what he was going to say would soon become …

Entrepreneurship

1 Personality Trait Steve Jobs Always Looked for When Hiring for Apple | Inc.com

From the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs knew he wanted the build a successful company. At one point, Apple hired two "professional" managers from outside the company. Then Jobs promptly fired them.<p>"It didn't work at all," a young Steve Jobs says in a video making the rounds on YouTube. "Most of …

Steve Jobs

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!" | Inc.com

If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future you're convincing folks to fashion with you, how do you give …

Animation

These 5 Interview Questions Reveal The Most About Job Candidates

Recruiters say that the answers to these questions tell them the most about what kind of employee you’ll be (and they have nothing to do with your skills).<p>Everyone wants to look like the best version of themselves at a job interview. And while many of us would think of ourselves as honest, most of …

Employment

These 4 Personal Branding Tactics Will Transform Your Career

Landit CEO Lisa Skeete Tatum says it’s time to ditch mentors and build “personal boards of advisers” instead. Here’s how.<p>You already have a personal brand, whether you like it or not. According to Lisa Skeete Tatum, CEO and cofounder of Landit, a personalized career platform for women, the way …

Leadership

Nine Simple Questions I Learned To Ask That Transformed My Career

The true mark of expertise is knowing when you need to learn more before deciding how to act.<p>Early on in your career, you’re focused–quite reasonably–on skill acquisition. To get ahead, you need to get good at something. But once you’re an expert in a certain area, something funny happens: You may …

Employment

5 Mental Habits You Need for Success, According to an Apple and Google Alum | Inc.com

Regardless of how you define success, getting there will never be an accident, but involves hard work, tenacity and a commitment to vision. That's according to Jeff Wehner, cofounder and COO of Haven, an online platform which connects commodity traders, food producers and shippers to thousands of …

Apple Watch

This Recruiter Shares The Questions The Smartest Job Candidates Asked

These questions show that the candidates want to deliver value to the company.<p>“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 portion–while the recruiter’s put in the hot seat–that’s not actually in your …

Employment

How To Stop Boring Hiring Managers With Your Resume

Because you’re better than that.<p>“My resume reads like I’ve been a passive spectator in my own career, not a player. What am I doing wrong?”<p>Initiative counts for a lot. Nobody wants to hire someone who’ll need to be poked and prodded to execute the basics. They want people who can see, and …

Product Management

Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive

On the surface it’s about getting your daily work done, but on a deeper level it’s about re-framing who you are really working for.<p>It’s obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than others—but why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, …

Time Management

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking to fortify or launch a career, reading the canonical and formative as well as the provocative and emerging books in your …

Silicon Valley

Three Resume Trends That Are Actually Worth Following And Two That Aren’t

You shouldn’t treat all trends equally.<p>In our fast-paced world, trends are constantly coming and going, whether you’re talking about the latest music, fashion, or toys (I’m lookin’ at you, fidget spinners). And this doesn’t just occur in the realm of pop culture–it also occurs in the job seeking …

Employment