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The 1 Surprising Thing That Got Me My Dream Job | Inc.com

I'm originally from France. I grew up in a small town on the west coast. When I was 17, I decided to leave France and go to university in Canada.<p>While my family couldn't afford to pay for college in the US, Canada offered great education for a fraction of the cost, while allowing to get closer to …

34 Words And Phrases That Scream 'I'm a Leader' On Resumes

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a leader!” as they change jobs.<p>It’s one thing to be good at tasks, projects and areas of specialization, but if you’re aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

One of Tinder's First Employees Explains 5 Marketing Musts as You Grow From Startup to Global Empire

Here are five marketing constants that can help every brand be successful, no matter how big or small.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As one of Tinder's first employees, I've had the good fortune of watching the company evolve from a passion project to a global …

Marketing

The Right and Wrong Way to Apologize and Why It Matters | Inc.com

These past few weeks, we have seen what feels like an unusually high number of people faced with accusations of wrongdoing, sexual misconduct and unethical behavior. For most of them, the first response is one of denial and disputation. But as evidence and corroboration emerge, that strategy …

Self-help

How to Create a High-Performance Team, According to More Than 1,000 Top Executives | Inc.com

Peak-performance cultures maintain a sense of urgency. Urgency is a feeling people experience. Urgency is when your people believe not only that something specific needs to be accomplished, but also that that specific something must be accomplished within a specific time frame or significant …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook sausages in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well.<p>Step …

Breakfast

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids | Inc.com

What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said than done.<p>The truth is, there is no set path to guaranteed parenting success (believe me, …

Parenting

Life Will Become Better In Just 1 Month If You Read This

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13 Things Science Says Will Make You Much Happier

Research shows that 40% of our happiness is completely up to us. Here are proven ways to boost your outlook on life.<p>It’s no secret that we’re …

Happiness

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains …

Leadership

This Behavior That Separate the Successful People From the Average People | Inc.com

A certain farmer had become old and ready to pass his farm down to one of his two sons. When he brought his sons together to speak about it, he told them: <i>The farm will go to the younger son.</i><p>The older son was furious! <i>"What are you talking about?!"</i> he fumed.<p>The father sat patiently, thinking.<p><i>"Okay,"</i> …

Success

13 annoying words and phrases that'll kill your chances of getting hired

If, during the course of your conversation, you reveal that you're totally unqualified, let slip a particularly unprofessional anecdote, or manage to offend the recruiter or hiring manager, it's typically not a surprise when you don't get a callback.<p>But plenty of times, you'll leave an interview …

Employment

Want to Get Rich? With Just 1 Word, Mark Cuban Reveals How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire | Inc.com

Obviously Mark Cuban is incredibly successful. Mark Cuban is also extremely smart. Mark Cuban is also a very nice guy.<p>Mark has connections, he has capital, he has a wealth of experience... but here's one thing he doesn't have and doesn't want:<p>"Relaxing is for the other guy," he wrote in <i>How to Win</i> …

Self-improvement

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. Have one you'd like to recommend? Leave me a …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Cuban: This 1 Personality Trait Makes You Golden in the Eyes of Your Boss | Inc.com

Just landed a perfect-for-you job? Awesome. Now it's time to prove your boss that she made the right decision to hire you. Play your cards right, and you'll become an invaluable member of the team and hopefully earn a promotion down the line.<p>To get to that next level, let's take a chapter out of …

Employment

Want Deeper Relationships? Stop Being So Polite All the Time | Inc.com

Trusted relationships are paramount in business and in life. The better you are at developing these, the more successful you'll be. Interactions get tricky as entrepreneurs seek to uphold the integrity of their brands, businesses, and individualism. These create a rocky road to knowing just how to …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways to Motivate Employees -- or Anyone -- in Your Life to Do Something

Getting people to reach for more in their lives and work begins with asking them what it is important to them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you able to inspire and motivate yourself, your employees and other people around you?<p>It’s a challenge that everyone from …

Motivation

In Just 8 Words, Uber's New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

If many of Uber's high-profile problems -- the sexual harassment claims, the bullying, the intellectual property lawsuit -- are attributable to former leader Travis Kalanick's brash take-no-prisoners, admit-no-errors leadership style, then the company's newly named CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, might be …

Leadership

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things You Should Know About the Beliefs that Hold You Back

<i>The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible. The goal is to change your response to them.</i>During a recent …

Fish

Nine Things You Should Be Taking to Every Business Meeting

It doesn't matter if it's a scheduled business meeting, job interview, or you're cold calling potential clients, the items you bring along with you …

Tablets

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Happiness

9 tricks to instantly appear more competent

We trust that you're a highly competent person. But it's normal to sometimes feel inadequate, especially when you're in a challenging work environment.<p>When those situations arise, it can help to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make yourself <i>look</i> more competent than you feel at the …

Psychology

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

Time Management

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Time Management