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34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Creative Writing

These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

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 …

Customers

The 9 Biggest Instagram Trends Marketers Must Know For 2018

<i>For the latest influencer marketing news, resources, and case</i> studies, <i>subscribe to our weekly newsletter.</i><p>The 9 Biggest Instagram Trends Shaping …

This Gmail Tool Lets You Spy on Who is Opening Your Emails

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes (digital edition).<p>Read receipts are nothing new. Snapchat, LinkedIn, and Instagram all inform users when someone reads or opens their message. However, there's one service without the mainstream feature baked-in - Gmail. As a serial entrepreneur with a burning …

Apps

She Went From Taking Notes for Tony Robbins To Building a 7 Figure Business. Here's How She Did It. | Inc.com

She was just there to take notes.<p>A few years later, however, Amy Porterfield had built an online following of more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and created a 7 figure business for herself.<p>Porterfield, best known for her top-ranked "Online Marketing Made Easy" Podcast and an array of online courses, …

Marketing

Richard Branson Makes A Bold Prediction About The Future Of Food

I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone – Richard Branson<p>Whether it was the ‘got milk’ campaign that had celebrities touting the ‘benefits’ of dairy, or …

Bill Cosby

8 changes experts made to vastly improve the real résumé of a mid-level job hunter

As an experienced talent acquisition professional, Lewis (not his real name) knew his résumé would be held to a higher caliber.<p>Despite his years of experience in the recruitment field, he says even he needed help pulling the right information together for his résumé so he could better highlight his …

Employment

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

How to say the names of the 35 most commonly mispronounced fashion labels

With Primark having finally set the pronunciation record straight - it's 'pry-mark', not 'pree-mark' - words with confusing phonological values are causing conflict all over the UK.<p>Is it 'S-con' or 'Sc-oh-n', 'Ga-rij' or 'Ga-raaj'? 'Ee-thur' or 'Eye-thur', 'Sked-jool' or 'Shed-jool'?<p>And if regular …

Language

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes the person or …

Bill Gates

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

CEOs

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

5 Powerful Ways to Become Your Best Self

The biggest obstacles facing every entrepreneur are within.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know you are capable of great things. You know that under the right circumstances you could go far. You believe in yourself and what you can accomplish. You may have a picture …

Motivation

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult | Inc.com

We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, even those we care about may use them when they feel slighted or threatened.<p>Of course, we shouldn't discount all critical …

Demonstration

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever | Inc.com

During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jocko Willink is a former Navy SEAL commander who saw extensive combat action during the Battle of Ramadi, leading SEAL Team …

Military

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Team Building

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

Productivity

The 1 Question to Ask Yourself If You Worry About Your Future | Inc.com

"Marissa, I'm worried about how my life will look in retirement , which is 2-3 years away. What will I do in the second half of my life? I don't want to waste it. Right now I have no real vision."<p>This was part of an email I received from a client asking me to help map out a clear path for his …

Self-help

20 Mantras that Will Adjust Your Attitude (When You Can’t Adjust Anything Else)

<i>If you want life to be happier, you must adjust your attitude. It’s how you deal with stress that determines how well you achieve happiness.</i>This …

Happiness

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

<i>What can I do to make sure I am becoming the best version of myself? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Self-improvement

Step-by-Step You Can Turn Your Ecommerce Side Hustle Into a Real Company

You'll need the right mix of data, people and planning to quickly scale your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The nature of work is evolving. To make a living and build a successful career for yourself, you no longer need to work a traditional 9-to-5 job, commute …

Entrepreneurship

How To Find Your Blogging Voice

Shares 5K<p>Picture Ariel in “The Little Mermaid.” That red head knew one thing for sure: she wanted her man but more than that, she wanted her voice …

Writing

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Self-improvement

Are You in Transition, Too?

Tran·si·tion. tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another<p>I got to …

Self Compassion

7 Surprising Traits That Make Introverts Wildly Successful | Inc.com

The traditional view of an entrepreneur is of an individual who eats and drinks the energy of crowds, an inspiring, articulate ball of unreserved innovation who feels completely at home wrapped in attention. These types of business creators do exist, but introverted entrepreneurs are just as--if …

Entrepreneurship