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9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

6 Types of Visual Content You Need to Use in Your Marketing Campaigns

If you are about to embark on a content marketing campaign, you need to know exactly what will stimulate online growth and engagement. Text-based …

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.<p>You are a rational force and a creative artist. You converse …

7 Creative and Fun Ways to Manage Your Time

I am swamped. Requests from colleagues, friends and family leave me with no time to do any actual work. I can’t ignore any of the aforementioned …

Online Life

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Management

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

13 Tricks for Landing Your First Thousand Customers

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting the first 1,000 customers will not guarantee your success, but it will you give you a chance to get some real-world feedback -- and maybe even pay some bills at the same time!<p>As a startup, your biggest challenge is to …

Marketing

Have A Plan, Keep It Simple -- And Stick To It

I’ve learned many things over the years from former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, but one of the most important things is this: Have a plan, keep it simple and stick to it.<p>This might seem obvious, but it was downright revolutionary when Mulally arrived at Ford in the fall of 2006. Sure, the …

Learn How to Find the Motivation Within to Succeed

If you're stuck in the doldrums--or even if you're a long-term procrastinator--there are strategies you can use to keep yourself motivated from within.<p>When you're feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overextended, as we so often do these days, you may find yourself avoiding certain tasks, putting …

Procrastination

6 Leadership Failures That Put Your Company at Competitive Risk

Companies lose momentum when they fail to see the opportunities that their competitors are consistently seizing. This happens when a company’s senior leadership refuses to change with a rapidly evolving marketplace and the consumers who want brands to evolve with them. Companies fail to grow and …

Innovation

Earn Customer Trust and the Rest Will Follow

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When starting a business, there are many decisions to be made and factors to consider to ensure success. From who to hire and where to locate a headquarters to how to secure business partners and investors, these can all have …

Entrepreneurship

These Hidden iOS 8 Tricks Will Make Your iPhone Feel New Again

Apple just released its new mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 8.<p>There are a lot of big new features like app extensions and third-party keyboards, but there are also plenty of hidden features that you probably haven't heard about.<p>Luckily, MacRumors reporter Bill Savage has created …

The 3 Myths Most Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves About Marketing

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs I know don’t spend a lot of time thinking about marketing proactively. Instead, they tend to think about promotion when preparing a big product launch, seeking funding or after seeing a competitor gain a …

Marketing

Develop an Effective Marketing Plan by Answering 3 Questions

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Essentially every company, from the smallest startup to the largest multinational corporation, is revenue dependent. Revenue is the lifeblood of business. Without it, no enterprise can survive.<p>It’s not surprising that …

Marketing

The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel

After four years of tending bar at Centaurus, the most elite brothel in the sex-for-pay melee that is the recklessly beautiful city of Rio de …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

How to Focus Stack Images

For most people who just want to have some fun with their photography and have another ‘trick up their sleeve’ focus stacking can be an interesting …

The Best Upper Body Workout

C.J. Murphy, M.F.S. and Joe DeFranco

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable

In “Daring Greatly,” Brené Brown illustrates why in business, as in life, giving your all–and asking your team to give their all–means opening up.<p>The first time Brené Brown read Theodore Roosevelt’s exhortation that it is not the critic who counts, but rather “the man who is actually in the arena, …

Leadership

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …

How to Position Your Personal Brand In Two Minutes Or Less

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in the series</i> "Personal Branding For A Better Life," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>Once you define your brand, as …

Marketing

How This Startup Turned an Inventory Nightmare into a Customer Gold Mine

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's harder than acquiring new customers? Keeping them coming back for more.<p>Like many fast-moving startups, my audio-equipment company OrigAudio, doesn't always have time to come up with a long-term customer acquisition and …

Customers

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

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