Ryan Liong

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How, Even As an Introvert, I Still Learned to Close Sales

A follow-up email and a smile on your face -- even one that your prospect can't see -- can help nail that sale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot has been written about famous introverted entrepreneurs and about how introverts possess skills that naturally lend …

Personality

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

‘How do you cope with the tourists?” is a question that you get used to when living in Rome. But the truth is, for most of my time there, I hardly saw them. My first apartment was a stone’s throw from the Vatican, which meant that the local shops all sold rosary beads and holy water rather than …

Italy

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

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13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Success

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

The No. 1 Reason Your Employees Are Lacking Motivation Boils Down to 4 Words

How do you get the best out of your employees? And how do you motivate them to go above and beyond? The answer is not rocket science.<p>In Mark C. Crowley's exceptional book, <i>Lead from the Heart</i>, he gathered a mountain of research data to answer the types of questions that have plagued managers for …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

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Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Calculate the Return on Your Portfolio

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

This is how 500 Startups, Sequoia and others want you to pitch

Entrepreneur Rahul Varshneya gives you insights on how to pitch effectively to the big guns of the VC world, straight from the horse's mouth

From validation to profitability, here are 5 tips for launching a saleable product

You only need to do three things to make a great presentation

• Make a point<br>• Make people care about your point<br>• Ask for something<p>How To Make A Presentation (the starting point but not specific enough)<br>• How To Make A Presentation Make A Point (using “make” in concrete and figurative ways)<br>• How To Make A Pointy Presentation (a shorter and less obvious version of …

Concrete

Scammers are stealing people's money through a scheme that has nothing to do with your password

Scammers can appeal to emotions like excitement and anger to mislead people — and the older you are, the more you may be at risk.<p>That's according to a study by the Stanford Center on Longevity, which was funded by the Financial Fraud Research Center by AARP and the FINRA Investor Education …

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The One Thing Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all.<p>One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in 1928, the solitary Scottish scientist noticed that a strange mold had contaminated …

Our brains can get lazy by age 25 — but people can counteract it with a habit Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett all have

They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And it's true — hobbies make you more interesting and fun to be around and keep your body and brain rested and renewed.<p>But your activity of choice also makes you better at business by improving essential skills like memory , creative thinking , …

Hobbies

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …