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The 7 Most Important Life Lessons to Learn While You're Still Young

They'll put you on the path to happiness and success.<p><i>What did you learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>I wish I …

Quora

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed | Inc.com

• "There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else …

Motivation

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention | Inc.com

There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you can also learn a lot about engaging an audience. And, if you work in any kind of business, …

Motivation

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

This Is How the World's Most Successful People Get It All Done

Productivity is a tricky skill to master, especially in a world where cat videos, mildly funny memes and scrolling Instagram sneak so easily into our …

Time Management

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Tim Ferriss

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

It is that time of year ago when people start thinking about making a New Year's resolution to be better about something in their life. While many people--40-45 percent of us--set one around being healthier, many set them around being better bosses or leaders.<p>The biggest problem with New Year's …

Team Building

How to Win Every Negotiation (by Not Trying to Win) | Inc.com

Despite what we often see in the movies, business negotiations should never be high-drama, zero-sum games. It's not about somebody winning, somebody losing and everyone pounding the table.<p>Negotiation is not about getting as much as you can, as fast as you can. That kind of deal making will only …

Problem-solving

Don't Make Resolutions: Use These 5 Skills to Become a Great Leader in 2018 | Inc.com

I hate <b></b>New Year's resolutions. We all know people who join a gym in January and stop in February. Everyone makes them and no one keeps them, yet every year the cycle continues. I realized this several years ago, and stopped making resolutions. Instead, I decided to choose one thing I could really …

Leadership

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Management

11 leadership books to read in 2018

Following a year of dizzying news cycles, Twitter flame wars and increasingly deep political divisions, getting engrossed in a meaty book on leadership lessons, in-depth career advice or ideas for improving the way we work may sound pretty tempting.<p>So we've pored through 2018 book lists from …

Books
Leadership

7 Ways Successful CEOs Improve the Performance of Their Teams | Inc.com

A company's performance is highly dependent on the performance of its teams. Hence, as CEOs and managers prepare for the new business year, I thought I would share some tips for improving, or even maximizing, team performance.<p>Here, then, are seven tips based on a recent conversation with Zorian …

Microsoft veteran Julie Larson-Green is known for building successful teams — here's how she does it

Julie Larson-Green had a storied 25-year career at Microsoft where she worked on everything from Windows to Microsoft Office to Surface devices.<p>She left Microsoft in November and landed at Qualtrics, the Provo-Utah based startup valued at $2 billion that offers survey software. She's taking on the …

Microsoft Office

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Mindfulness

This Is The One Most Important Thing To Know To Truly Succeed In Life

What gets you out of bed to go to the gym instead of hitting the snooze button? What inspires you to say no to the donuts and sweet treats at the office Christmas party? What is the driving force behind your decision to work weekends to get your company up and running when you could be going out …

Motivation

Get More Done In Less Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t believe in wasting anything, especially time. Tim Ferriss is a pro at being efficient. He can do just about anything in four hours. Author of <i>The 4-Hour Work Week</i>, <i>The 4-Hour Body</i> and <i>The 4-Hour Chef</i> – all bestsellers – the angel …

Tim Ferriss

5 Sources for Learning What It Takes to Become a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to learning the ropes of how to be a millionaire, nothing is as important as your education. Getting an education on becoming a millionaire may differ slightly from your traditional educational approach, but it is still all …

4 Inspiring Stories of Women Entrepreneurs From Around the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a hot topic these days. Countless articles and books have been written about it, entire university curricula have been built upon its precepts and success stories touting billionaires who went from “zero to hero” …

Entrepreneurship