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How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

How to Position Your Personal Brand In Two Minutes Or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in the series</i> "Personal Branding For A Better Life," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>Once you define your brand, as I …

Marketing

5 Simple Steps Guaranteed to Make You Happier | Inc.com

Frustrating and upsetting things will happen, both at work and in your personal life. But you don't need to let them hijack your mood. Jude Bijou, a psychotherapist and author of "Attitude Reconstruction" says there are five simple tools anyone can use, at work or at home, when upsetting things …

Self-help

Simon Sinek: Your Marketing Is Backwards

There’s a reason that 250,000 people descended on Washington, DC, on an August day in 1963 to hear Martin Luther King speak. And it has a lot to do …

Why Great Logo Design Is Only As Good As The Story Behind It

When it comes to your brand identity, don’t settle for a half-baked narrative.<p>Blank stare or look of excitement: If someone asks you about the story behind your logo, how would you respond?<p>When it comes to brand identity, logos usually get most of the attention. But for me, it’s always about …

Graphic Design

6 Smart Ways To Grow A “Brand You” Business

How scaling a company can make you psyched, not scared.<p>Recently, my friend Anandi Raman Creath sent me a proposed business plan. This former Microsoft project manager has long created scrapbooks as a hobby. She realized she might be able to create them professionally as heirlooms for people too …

Outsourcing

Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know That Struggling Entrepreneurs Don’t

In my 22 + years as an entrepreneur and working with successful entrepreneurs and successful business professionals, universally I’ve discovered that …

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"The deepest form of despair is to choose to be another than himself."</i> Soren Kierkegaard<p>After my last post on How to Know if You're Working (and Living) with Purpose, I had the opportunity to hear from a handful of readers about their fear that the path they've chosen isn't the right one.<p>We are …

Motivation

Word mapping is one of the most valuable leadership tools I’ve ever seen. It causes people to think you read their minds, can be deeply seductive and …

10 old school marketing lessons for mobile marketers

<i>Jeffrey Myers is a marketing professor at Emerson College.</i><p>There are a number of truths in marketing today that, like the author, have existed for quite some time. Most, like a fine wine, have improved with age, providing greater relevance and insight. We invite you to learn from these time-tested …