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6 inspirational podcasts that will help you achieve your goals in a healthy and practical way

I’m always on the hunt for a new podcast to add to my feed, which is usually full of serialized crime shows, historical podcasts, daily news briefs …

Self-improvement

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

99 Best Business Books

Master the Art of Business<p>A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then …

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

How to Create Engaging Social Media Campaigns That Get Attention

Getting people's attention on social media is more difficult than ever.<p>Between content shock and ever-changing social-network algorithms, reaching …

Five Small Business Marketing Trends to Jump On This Year

As another new year approaches, it’s a good time to start planning your marketing strategy for 2018 and beyond. Whether you’re reading this before the holiday rush or after New Years, it’s important to realize that the world of marketing is rapidly advancing. If you want to stay ahead of the …

Marketing

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results

A comprehensive guide to developing the right content marketing strategy and creating content that delivers real results for your business.<p>Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Middle Age

28 Top Business Books to Get Ahead In 2018

Reading is both a leisure activity and a strategically important self improvement strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading has been noted as one of the primary habits of ultra-successful people, with magnates like Warren Buffett reading hundreds of pages each …

Customer Service

This Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Soup Is Like a Warm Hug

There are some dishes that just evoke coziness — mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and this creamy chicken soup. Made in the slow cooker, with help …

Cooking

7 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur

Things I learned that I would do differently in my next business.<p>Eighty percent of new businesses fail, and often for reasons that were completely avoidable. Others fail because of a lack of organization, preparation, or a good understanding of what takes to run a successful business.<p>Unfortunately, …

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day

These science-backed techniques will drastically improve your ability to get more done.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement