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12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Emotional Intelligence

The 3 requirements for achieving huge goals (according to psychology)

According to the “Expectancy Theory of Motivation,” three things must occur for a person to be deeply and fully motivated toward their goals.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Most parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to live successful lives as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set …

Stanford University

Good Design Is Crucial to Business Success. Here's Why

Good design can make or break your business. Here's why you should invest more in your design team.<p>What's your favorite brand? Why do you enjoy using it, interacting with it, and buying from it? Is it the way the product feels or looks? Is it great customer service?<p>In the end, the reason you enjoy …

UX Design

How to Take Your Product From Something Customers Buy to Something They Can't Live Without

Here are four ways to help your business go the extra mile and become an integral element of someone's day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most useful lessons all successful entrepreneurs learn is to think of customers as their company's most important asset, …

Customers

12 Tools To Run Your Family Office Like A Silicon Valley Startup

<i>See my related post, “How To Build Your Future Family Office” to learn more about the new roles of a modern family office.</i><p>Family offices have evolved from the mega-money-centric, often hidebound institutions of a bygone era (by which we mean a few decades ago). Today the services offered by an …

Entrepreneurship

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Help You Be Your Most Productive Self | Inc.com

Having a hard time staying productive? You could try deleting Instagram. Or you could follow these accounts featuring inspiring workplaces, quotes, and strategies for tips and tricks to boost your productivity.<p>1. @bulletjournal<p>Looking to ramp up your mindfulness and productivity? People go crazy …

How to Unlock Creativity and Discover Your Personal Genius

Creativity is the key to unlocking your dreams and vision for the future. If you can unlock that creative mindset, you'll be set for life.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>How often do you try to look for success and fulfillment through logic? You might be looking too hard and in the …

What Should I Focus on First When Launching a New Store?

There’s never just one thing that goes into creating a successful business, or guaranteeing a successful launch. Most of the time, there’s a …

Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?<p>Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Subconscious Selling: Your Customers Won’t Buy Without These 3 Elements

Your customers are social, plugged-in, and savvy.<p>Selling to them (even with high-impact direct response) isn’t easy. Which is why today, I’m giving …

Customers

The Five Golden Rules Of Communication

The ability to communicate information is one of the most powerful evolutionary advantages that humans have – if not the most powerful advantage – so why do we so often make a hash of it? The reality is that good communication is not an exact science – it is hard to achieve and the natural …

The 14 Habits of Highly Organized People You Should Follow

These tips from organization experts will set you up for a goof-proof, productive morning.<p>Waking up 10 to 15 minutes before the rest of the house can …

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

9 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Extremely Successful

Are you headed in the right direction?<p>"Is working at the grocery store a good job?" my 13-year-old daughter recently asked. "Don't give me the long answer, dad. Please just say yes or no."<p>We all could argue over the definition of success. It means something to different to everyone. Some of you …

Negotiation Basics: 8 Common Questions and Answers

The mindset that you bring into a negotiation can either help or hurt your chances to come to a fair agreement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm on the set of <i>Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch</i>, haggling with shop owners in China or running my businesses, I'm often …

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

How to Expand Your Company to New Locations Without Being Disruptive

Know your leverage in an area and identify a key employee to launch the location.<p>Success is a good thing, but many companies find themselves at a loss when they're more successful than they bargained for. Scaling a business is hard, and that process can be even more challenging for service-based …

User-Generated Content 101: Steps to Success

User-generated content is 35% more memorable and 50% more trusted than other types of media content.<p>In the simplest of terms,user-generated content (UGC) is any content that is contributed by unpaid persons. It comes in the form of photos, videos, blog posts, tweets, interviews, etc. The only …

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

4 Things the Parents of Successful Kids do Differently, According to Science

Here's what researchers say about how you can increase the chances of your kids doing well in life.<p>Every parent wants their kids to thrive, but if raising high-achieving kids was simple everyone would do it. Here's what science says about how you can help your children to succeed in life.<p>1. Let …

To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

5 Ways to Manage the Unbearable Feeling of Being Overwhelmed

The demands of modern life continue to increase, even as our time does not.<p>Do you feel like your to-do list is getting longer by the day? No matter how much time you spend, you can never get to the end. You feel like a hamster running on a circular treadmill, working hard but not getting …

4 Mind Hacks to Spark Your Best Ideas. They Worked for Steve Jobs

New Studies in neuroscience explain why these mind tricks work.<p>In today's knowledge economy, you are only as valuable as your ideas.<p>My job is to teach leaders how to communicate their ideas persuasively. But I can't help unless they <i>have</i> an original idea. Fortunately, there are some simple tips that …

Invest Your Time in People to Get More Hours Out of Your Day

Scheduling a coffee date, outside of work, will actually make you more productive.<p>As someone who sometimes isn't the shining star example of either work-life balance or productivity and organization, I am always on the search for strategies to help me use my time better and get more out of each day.<p>…

There Are 168 Hours in Each Week. Here's How to Make the Most of Them.

Saving time is a myth. Be smart in how you spend your time, and you'll have plenty.<p>Wish you had more free time?<p>Imagine how much more relaxed you'd be if you had more time to read. All the breakthrough ideas you'd have if you could just loaf around aimlessly like Einstein.<p>You <i>do</i> have that time. …

How to Start a Successful Business With a Co-Founder

Adding a co-founder increases your chances of success. Here's how.<p>A partnership between co-founders is a well-known key to startup success. According to David Cohen, the co-founder of startup accelerator Techstars, the ideal number of co-founders is somewhere between two and three. Techstars has …

13 body language blunders that can make you look bad

Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to …

Body Language

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …