Timothy O'Neill

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9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Health

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

8 signs of success that have nothing to do with money or fame

You're told you must be driven to make it to the top.<p>The truth is, you don't have to do anything. Contentment provides happiness just as much as success does.<p>If you want to strive to be successful, I applaud that, but it's easy to be seduced by ambition if you're not careful.<p>If you're not careful …

You're Better Off Working at McDonald's Than Working in Your Business

An entrepreneur asked me for advice and I told him to go work at McDonald's. Here's why.<p>Someone once asked me to recommend a free tool for creating landing pages.<p>He explained that he had spent over 20 hours in the past week trying to set up a landing page using the free tool he had been …

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Increase Your Business Acumen with These 12 Books

If you're an entrepreneur, reading should be a part of your daily routine. These titles are a great way to start.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As exciting and exhilarating as starting a business can be, running and growing a company can present a major …

Entrepreneurship

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Leadership

Five 'Sticky' Questions You Need To Ask -- Before You Take The Job

Dear Liz,<p>I took a new job last September. It was the wrong job for me to take, and now I’m paying the price.<p>I can see now that I was frantic to get a new job, even though I had more money in the bank when I got laid off than I’ve ever had before.<p>I took the job and now I’m regretting it.<p>When I hit …

Career Development

3 Tips I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My First Business

While there's a lot you can do to prepare yourself, some things you only learn while doing.<p>Some kids want to be firemen when they grow up. Others doctors, lawyers or even astronauts. I wanted to be a business owner.<p>My grandfather owned a small business selling to grocery stores, and I wanted to be …

Entrepreneurship

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's my best advice to stop working in the next 10 years

Before we begin, let me introduce myself so you know I haven't just fallen off the turnip truck. I reached financial independence in my 40s and eventually retired last year at 52.<p>My assets are arranged so that I'm living off the income they provide — not having to draw them down. So, in theory, …

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

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Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Employment

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's my best investing advice for your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Investing in too many things at once could destroy your wealth. Courtesy of Chris Reining <i>Chris Reining worked as cyber security programmer in the Midwest before retiring as a millionaire at age 37. The following was recently published under the "Ask Chris" column on his website.</i><p>Today's question …

Here's How to Spend Your Time If You Want to Advance Your Career

It's critical to focus on the right activities with the right people in order to maximize your influence and knowledge.<p>Leaders and employees who are ready to move up in the ranks see opportunities to get involved and make significant contributions all around them. To be successful, it's critical to …

Customers

29 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Smarter About Money

When you own a stock, you own part of a company. So study what makes a good company.<p><i>Which is the best way to learn about stocks? 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 James Altucher,</b> …

Investing

Online Courses That Will Make Your a Better Leader

Leaders (and aspiring leaders) can get lifetime access to any of these top courses.<p>The path to leadership success is not for the faint of heart. It’s a learning curve, coming at a time when you’re exerting more effort at work than ever. Certainly not the time in your life when you can spare the …

Communication Skills

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

11 Keys to Being a SuperMentor (the Kind of Mentor Every Mentee Worships)

With mentorship comes great responsibility. Here's how mentors can do it - greatly.<p>Every superhero franchise needs a trilogy.<p>In my first installment of this series (the origin story, if you will), I talked about finding and approaching a mentor. The sequel was on how to be a great mentee--what I …

Leadership

Science Says This 1 Thing in Your LinkedIn Profile Will Make or Break Your Chances of Getting Hired

Studies show your first impression sticks.<p>Many LinkedIn users invest hours into making their profiles look professional. They scour the thesaurus looking for a verb to describe their work experience and they tediously list every professional accomplishment they've ever achieved.<p>Yet, many of those …

Psychology

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

Employee Engagement

Write a Resume That Gets You Hired: 6 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Why are these resume mistakes so common?<p>Recently I wrote about how your resume is never enough to get you hired for a job you really want. To use a sports analogy, you can't win a game in the first quarter, but you can definitely lose one, and the same thing is true with a resume: A great resume …

Employment

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry

Whether you're a rising executive or someone just starting out, these great books can help you reach your goal.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every time you pick up a book -- or download one to a device -- opportunity knocks at your door. A good book …

Self-improvement

Want to Get Hired? 8 Things Every Interviewer Is Thinking That Most Job Candidates Never Consider

If you want to land the job, start by understanding how the interviewer thinks -- and how you can use that to your advantage.<p>Preparing for a job interview is relatively straightforward. You do some research on the company, maybe a little social research on the person conducting the interview, and …

Employment

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

Self-improvement

The Secrets To Lose-Lose Negotiation

The best negotiators don't look for win-win behaviors, they try to find a lose-lose compromise that everyone can accept.<p>When it comes to negotiating a deal, we have all been taught to try and find a so-called "win-win" solution. But when you watch the best negotiators in action, they actually use a …

Self-help

Your Resume Is a Waste of Time: 8 Better Ways to Get Hired for the Job You Want

Getting the job you want isn't easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.<p>A friend of mine can't find a job. "I've worked hard on my resume," he says. "I've written a killer cover letter. I've applied for dozens of jobs and I haven't even gotten an interview, so clearly no one must be hiring."<p>Maybe …

Employment

7 Reasons Startups Fail--and How to Avoid Them

The odds that an unfunded startup will ultimately be worth at least $1 billion are very low. But if you can avoid the most common causes of failure, your odds of success will rise.<p>I estimate that all but one in five million unfunded startups end up being worth at least $1 billion. For every 1,000 …

startups

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while …

Entrepreneurship

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

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