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We Each Get to Decide What Success Means for Ourselves

<b>“In this world, an ordinary life has become synonymous with a meaningless life.” ~</b><b>Brené Brown</b><p>As I see it, there are two types of people out …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

7 Things Everyone Should Learn Before They Die

<b>“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~Vincent Van Gogh</b><p>I attended an interesting event a few nights ago. It featured ten speakers who …

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The REAL Reason You Struggle to Reach Your Goals | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s about a month into 2015 and, statistically speaking, you’ve probably already given up on your new goals for the year. According to the …

Motivation

7 Reasons We Don't Pursue Our Passions (And How to Move Past Them)

We are all born with little tiny seeds of inspiration inside of us. It's our soul's greatest purpose to nurture these seeds and allow them to blossom, fully sharing their beauty with the world during this lifetime. It's why we all have unique talents, likes, interests, and passion.<p>However, as we …

How to Really Really Find Your Life Purpose (and Do the Work You Love)

Break the rules. We have so many rules in life about everything. I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules / Arnold Schwarzenegger<p>Can …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

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If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can't follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many …

Do You Have The Commitment To Succeed In Business?

<b>Actively seeks leadership and responsibility.</b> Many people need the comfort of following, rather than leading. When things go wrong, it’s then easier …

7 Things You Can Cut Corners On When Starting Your Business

One of the hardest things when starting your own business is figuring out what is essential for your success and what can wait. This is particularly true when it comes to budgeting, because while you need to be frugal, skimping on certain essentials can decrease the chances of your company …

3 Things Holding You Back From Getting Started

Sometimes the hardest part of your venture is the simple act of getting yourself going.<p>Ideas are a dime a dozen. It doesn't matter if you have the best idea in the world for a business or any other endeavor, if you can't turn it into a reality. The only thing that really matters for any project or …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

When YOU Disappear Your Masterpiece Appears

<b>“Happiness is absorption.” ~T.E. Lawrence</b><p>During my years in university, there was a cook that I remember to this day. He worked in the university …

Finding Your Life's Purpose | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“When you see what you’re here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way. It’s almost as if you suddenly find yourself on a stage …

Motivation

Why Successful Habits Are About Structure, Not Effort

The number one driver of whether a habit change is a success or not is how big the initial goal is. Everyone, if they’re consistent, will eventually achieve something massive. But the people that end up failing are the people trying to achieve overnight success.<p>As the founder and CEO of Lift, a …

Walk Toward Your Dreams: If Not Now, When?

<b>“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~Alan Cohen</b><p>Last year I was suddenly made redundant …

Before You Decide to Scale Your Business, Answer These 4 Questions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growth is key to the success of any startup, but the best businesspeople know that following a path of careful, calculated growth is smarter than pursuing expansion you can’t handle.<p>A great example of scaling gone wrong is Groupon. The …

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You'll Market Better and Be More Persuasive Knowing These 10 Brain Facts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it’ll jump straight out. However, if it’s placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it’ll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We’ve all experienced that subtle …

TED Talks

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

How To Make Your First Million Dollars - Yo, Hailo And Others Explain

<i>“Never be worried about failure; with the right attitude failure doesn’t exist” – Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup</i><p>What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Grit? Determination? A helping hand? All of the above? Possibly. Everyone’s startup story is different and there are no guarantees …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits

Truly successful entrepreneurs are survivors. They have failed but still keep moving forward. It takes not only passion, but also knowledge of self.<p>Have you wondered what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else? Is it a Type-A personality? Is it being a visionary? Is it being an inspirational …

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings. The life where …

This column will change your life: the joy of losing

Anyone born in the 70s to parents of an even slightly knit-your-own-muesli disposition must have encountered the horror of "non-competitive games". The intention was excellent – to show that vanquishing other people needn't be life's guiding value – but non-competitive games fall short in one …

Overcoming the Worst Part of Finding Your Passion

<b>“You gain courage, strength and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” ~</b><b>Eleanor Roosevelt</b><p>Finding my …

Following Your Heart: Stop Playing It Safe & Start Really Living

<b>“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.” ~Fay Weldon</b><p>After an extremely harrowing time dealing with big life changes while working …

7 Simple, Surprising Tips to Help You Realize Your Dreams

<b>“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” ~Unknown</b><p>It’s tricky sometimes, isn’t it?<p>Trying to find our place on this planet.<p>Tapping …

Your Job Doesn't Define You

<b>“I've learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>When I started working toward a life of freedom a year …

Motivation