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Exactly How 3 Life-Hackers Feed and Fuel Their Body and Brain For Max Results

The San Francisco Peak Performance Club members reveal their hour-by-hour guide<p>"Focus on-demand: Mindfulness, productivity, good habits via tech & smart drugs." That was the bland yet intriguing title of a meetup for the San Francisco Peak Performance Club last year. It drew 163 people.<p>"Everyone in …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Canadian Literature

3 Powerful Strategies for Discovering Your Life's Work

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a cultural myth popular among millennials that says you have to “find yourself” in order to do the work you were meant to do.<p>It’s partly why you see so many of this generation (of which I consider myself one) take a …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Becoming Exactly Who You Want to Be

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re human beings, not human doings, right?<p>I’ve always enjoyed this phrase because it’s helped me focus on the present, not just the next thing on my to do list. But there is also a negative side to this statement. That is, it …

Leadership

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Sometimes you feel like you’re in over your head. Perhaps you got a big promotion or are leading a new, high-profile initiative but you worry that you don’t have the right skills or experience to succeed. Are there strategies you can use to jolt your confidence? How do you “fake it ‘til you make …

How to Make Feedback Feel Normal

I’ve spent much of my career teaching people how to have “crucial conversations.” In the work place, most crucial conversations are about feedback – the process of helping others improve by pointing out deficiencies in their behavior or work. I’ve realized lately that a lot of my work could have …

Customer Experience

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would be hard to deny that it matters. In fact, robust meta-analytic studies show that higher levels of engagement boost employee wellbeing, performance, and retention. For example, engaged business units tend to deliver better …

Employee Engagement

Carlo Cao Ocampo

7 Ways to Get More Done at Work without Staying Late

Make the most of your 9-to-5 with these genius productivity tips<p>Ever have those workdays when you know by 10 a.m. that you won’t be making it home for dinner? Instead of resolving to work after hours, tap into these seven surprising secrets for boosting your productivity.<p>(For more smart life hacks …

20 Inspiring Quotes About Passion, Opportunity, and Making Things Happen

Today--or any day--we can all use a little inspiration.<p>This column is about finding the things you’re passionate about, finding a way to do what you love--and then actually doing it.<p>And if you need it, it’s also about looking for the inspiration you need to get started. With that in mind, here are …

Motivation

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

Innovation

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

Time Management

37 Inspiring Quotes About Working Hard and Achieving Big Things

In honor of hard workers everywhere, here are some of the most inspiring quotes about working hard and watching it pay off.<p>Summer is technically on the books for another few weeks, but Labor Day is always described as the unofficial end of the season. So while we're relaxing with beach trips or …

Motivation

9 Secrets of Highly Confident and Successful People

Think about Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump--and the most confident and assertive people you work with. Chances are, they use many of the same tactics to keep everyone else on defense.<p>Pay attention, please. This is the most important article you'll ever read.<p>We all know people who seem …

Self-improvement

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

Leadership