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A simple piece of advice from my high-school math teacher helped me start my own business — and I'm convinced it can motivate you to do anything

In 2008, after holding down a day job for all of six weeks, I gave up on the whole job thing to pursue an online business.<p>At the time, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, but I figured if I was going to be broke and miserable, I might as well be while working on my own terms. And at that …

Motivation

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Startups

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Cleveland Clinic

17 ways you should invest your time in your 20s for long-term success

It was good advice when Benjamin Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form now can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this …

Self-improvement

10 Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

These strategies won't just improve your happiness at work -- they'll improve your emotional intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you …

Happiness

20 Simple Rules For Happiness and Success - OLBlog

Happiness leads to success, not the other way around. Make sure you love your job! Daily life can be made happier. It is a matter of choice. It is …

10 Mistakes Designers Wish You Would Stop Making in Your Living Room

We're all guilty of #5.<p>The space responsible for hosting family movie marathons and game nights with friends is under a lot of pressure — after all, it has to be stylish <i>and</i> comfortable. So we went to some of our favorite designers to find out what mistakes most people make (and how to fix them) so …

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower

Looking for a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough? These quotes will help you keep pursuing your goals.<p>Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious …

Motivation

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Books

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

My boyfriend, the sex addict

<b>(VikaValter via iStock)</b><p>I never believed in that diagnosis — until I dated Jack, and saw what it was like to be powerless to your desires<p>Laura Barcella<p>June 10, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>“I have a proposition,” Jack said, a whiff of Maker’s Mark on his breath as he spoke over the din of the dive bar on a …

My virginity mistake

<b>(kiwi_baby via iStock)</b><p>I took an abstinence pledge hoping it would ensure a strong marriage. Instead, it led to a quick divorce<p>Jessica Ciencin Henriquez<p>May 6, 2013 1:00am (UTC)<p>I was 14 years old when I married Jesus. Not Jesus, the Panamanian who worked at Six Flags. I mean Jesus Christ, the Lord. …