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10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

VP of Product Strategy at Harmon.ie<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is all about efficiency -- doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of …

How To Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

As I’ve noted over the last few days, I’m a big fan of wireless charing. While there are a number of standards out there, Qi is arguably in the lead thanks to extensive hardware support, such as the latest Nexus devices, the mid-and high-end Lumia handsets, and peripherals from companies (such as …

6 Soft Skills That Guarantee Your Success

I failed ‘Introduction to Java’ in my first year of college and gave up software engineering for good.<p>In spite of this, I co-founded a successful WordPress support service.<p>Three things have helped me succeed as a first-time entrepreneur. The first is luck and the second is my co-founder, Dan. The …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People

They're charming. They're genuine. And they can make an entire roomful of people smile.<p>When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make …

personaldevelopment

12 Things Successful People Do In The First Week Of A New Job

After the flurry of hiring that typically happens in the first quarter, the fall tends to be the second-biggest hiring period of the year, according to career coach Kathleen Brady, author of "Get a Job!" and the director of career development at Georgian Court University. Employers refocus on their …

3 Undeniably Awesome Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople

Here are three habits you can replicate from the masters to improve your sales results.<p><i>"It's gonna close!"</i> Have you ever said this and it didn't happen? <i>(Oops!)</i><p>Salespeople say these words with great conviction every single day in almost every industry. But for many, the sale doesn't close. Something …

Lead Generation

9 Easy Ways to Enjoy Cheap Flights

Flying coach with some planning and positivity is a lot more fun than flying first class with a bad attitude.<p>If you're starting a business or just don't like wasting money, you'll probably be flying coach. Contrary to popular belief, the cheap flights can be a truly wonderful experience, if you …

waystoenjoy

10 Everyday Things Creative People Do That Lead to Success

Practice creativity to find the success you desire -- in life and in business.<p>One of the measures of a truly successful individual is how innovative he or she is. Likewise, the creativity it takes to be truly innovative is what separates successful businesses from the rest. Creativity can …

Creativity

No Risk, No Reward: The Power of Risk Taking for Your Career

"If you're not taking risks in your career," says Valerie Oswalt, vice president of sales, west area for Mondelēz International, "you might actually …

The One Thing You Can Do To Help You Make Better, More Rational Decisions

Cutting your losses is <i>hard</i>. When you've already invested so much time and energy into something, it's not easy to make the decision to call it quits (you can thank stubbornness, and a sense of not wanting to be wasteful, for that) -- something called "sunk-cost bias." It's the reason why you will …

7 Steps to Becoming an Expert in Your Field

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're a one-person consulting business or a 250-person manufacturing operation, you've spent years developing the knowledge that made your company a success. Why not maximize the return on your knowledge by leveraging …

Customers

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Nail These 5 Interview Questions and Get Your Dream Job

Interviews are changing. Don't get stuck without an answer.<p>Prepping for your next big job interview? There are some critical interview questions you need to get ready for--either gauging responses or figuring out the best way to answer some of the quirkier requests. The times they are a-changin', …

Employment

7 Ways to Increase Your Mental Energy Right Now

Mental energy is stored up in your brain. Here's how to release it.<p>Everyone needs a little influx of neurons once in a while. The problem for some of us in the office is that we tend to repeat the same patterns each day--browsing to the same sites, using the same email app, and heading to the same …

Weather

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch?<p>When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, …

How to Turn a Slow Day Into a Productive Day

Slow days may seem tedious to employees focused on getting through the workday or worrisome for workers concerned about the security of their position--either way, there are countless strategies you can use to make your slow work day more entertaining and more productive.<p>Maybe you just finished a …

Productivity

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

Everybody knows that it is important to have a healthy body so you live a long, productive life, but what about your brain health? How can you …

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to do list, but how much harder it is to actually finish it? Prioritization makes a huge difference …

Time Management

Easy Energy-Boosting Habits Anyone Can Adopt

Find out how to help your body produce higher energy levels with simple habits as illustrated in this infographic from Mashable.

Battling Brain Drain? Hack Your Workday With 'Attention Management'

<i>This post originally appeared to LearnVest.</i><p><i>In our new “Power Hack of the Week” series, we highlight one quick thing you can do each week to improve your personal, career or money life.</i><p><i>Today, we’re featuring “attention management,” a productivity strategy that helps you master job tasks by tackling</i> …

Is it time to rethink Britain's green belt?

In January 1914, Aston Webb, architect of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the facade of Buckingham Palace and parts of Birmingham University, had a dream. He told the London Society, a group of architects and others concerned with the improvement of the capital, how he was transported a century …

5 Ways Facebook Geo-Targeting Will Change Your Life

Marketers have long been challenged to reach consumers near the point of purchase decision, particularly when those decisions are made impulsively like quick-service restaurants and certain other bricks and mortar retailers. In fact, QSRs long fought to have presence within a 3-mile radius of their …

The Tastes You'll Crave...

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014.

Cupcakes

6 Of The Most Fascinating Stories From The CIA’s Huge Archive Of Now-Declassified Files

Jeffrey Scudder, who formerly worked in the office overseeing the agency's historical archive, has battled the CIA for more than four years to release files of old operations that he believed should have been made public years ago, according to The Washington Post. Now, the agency has released 249 …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the growing interest in locally made and locally grown products, some say that small, local retailers have a unique advantage.<p>Nonetheless, big companies with big budgets still have considerable advantages. Large companies …

Small Business

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How Young People Can Get Rich Slowly

<i>At least that's the message of William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, who recently published the short ebook "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly."</i><p><i>It clearly resonates. The book, available for free on his website and for 99 cents on</i> …