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Work, Sleep, Family, Fitness, or Friends: Pick 3

Randi Zuckerberg calls this the entrepreneur's dilemma. Does it ring true for you?<p>Endless ink (and pixel space) has been spent discussing the challenges of work-life balance for founders. But entrepreneur and former Facebook director of market development (and Mark Zuckerberg sibling) Randi …

Startups

4 creepy psychological tricks companies use to get you to buy things

The human brain is a powerful reasoning machine, but it has its Achilles' heels. These mental shortcuts help us navigate the enormous amount of information we're exposed to at any given time, without feeling paralyzed.<p>And companies are aware of these pitfalls.<p>Here are a few of the ways marketers …

The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2015

The biggest risk all of you face as you try to make it in the business world is that you buy into the massive hype of the entrepreneurial craze and …

How To Be The Person Who Never Misses A Deadline

Missing deadlines is a bad habit that’s easy to fall into, but it hurts your professional reputation. Here’s how to change it.<p>I’ll be the first one to admit that in certain areas of my life, I have fallen into a pattern of lateness. In fact, as I type these very words, this piece is late, and I can …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

How to power through a day when you didn't get any sleep the night before

Lack of sleep can cause anxiety and irritability and affect your ability to retain information, all impairing your productivity.<p>But as all busy entrepreneurs know, sometimes getting a full night of shut-eye just isn't possible, leaving you with no choice but to try to power through the day on …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how great your business model is, how profitable you are or how many investors are interested in supporting your business, you can't survive if you can’t manage your company’s cash flow.<p>In fact, a prominent study from the …

How to Eliminate Procrastination and Upgrade Your Fuel Source

For most of my adult life, I struggled with chronic procrastination, and I thought it meant that there was something wrong with me. I judged myself as lazy, unworthy, and unmotivated.<p>But this just wasn't true. The problem wasn't that I was weak. It was that I hadn't yet learned how motivation …

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

Motivation

How to Implement a Killer Online-Marketing Strategy for $15 a Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I meet with different business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing executives, I am consistently asked a similar question.<p>“Jason, how can I can generate the most leads at the lowest price point?”<p>There is nothing more frustrating for …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Website Optimization: How to reduce friction in purchase and registration processes

TweetSometimes getting consumers to the landing page is the easy part.The ingrained friction the buying, and even registration, processes create for …

UX Design

How To Push Through Procrastination

Give your consequences, break down your deadlines, change the order, set a timer: eight techniques to finally get things done.<p>You know that task that’s been on your to-do list for days? The one you keep avoiding?<p>Procrastination is the biggest hurdle to managing your time and meeting your goals, yet …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

Why Working 9 To 5 Can Harm Your Productivity

The 9-to-5 routine is now no longer as effective as it once was. People are struggling with productivity and are now looking for alternative ways to …

Productivity