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10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people …

Self-improvement

8 Tech Tools To Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively

Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help you communicate your ideas more effectively (and, dare I say, beautifully).<p><b>1. Lucidchart</b><p>The tool …

Infographics

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Investing

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

10 Morning Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable

Get out there and start crushing it.<p><i>What are some interesting morning habits of well balanced people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of ceolifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>Over …

Top 10

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

Motivation

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

10 reasons why those who exercise make more money

As we advance through different stages of life, the motivation for exercising changes.<p><b>Exercising as a baby:</b> To learn how to walk and play.• <b><br>Exercising</b> …

Does Your Worship Team Lack Commitment? Here's Why.

Do members on your worship team show up late for practice, unprepared or cancel at the last minute?<p>Whatever the issue is, an uncommitted team member …

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Procrastination

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

10 Things People Without Debt Do

We live in a world where car payments, credit card bills, and other forms of consumer debt are just assumed to be facts of life — as inevitable as …

Personal Finance

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 2

<b>Key Points</b><p>Stocks, bonds and cash are the building blocks of your portfolio.<br>• It's important to understand the different types of stocks and bonds and why one may be a better choice than another.<br>• Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds can simplify your investment selection.<p>Dear Readers,<p>Last week I …

Investing

How to Save for Retirement Without a 401(k)

A 401(k) plan makes it convenient to save for retirement. The money is automatically withheld from your paychecks before you ever get a chance to …

Retirement

Infographic: 3 Habits of Financially Optimistic People

Take a second to assess your financial outlook.<p>Do you see sunny, clear days ahead—as you boldly manage your money and make smart decisions? Or is …

Infographics

Why It's Smart to Use Credit for Purchases

Most people tend to view all of the plastic in their wallet as essentially the same, using credit cards and bank ATM debit cards interchangeably. If you want to carry a balance or earn some points through your rewards program, you typically pay with a credit card. When you'd like to pay for your …

This Woman's Incredible Before and After Photos of Her Body Transformation Will Inspire You Forever

THOSE ABS.<p>Give it up for this inspiring woman, who underwent a badass fitness transformation that took almost two years.<p>On Monday, Redditor ahhhgodzilla aka Aliesha Peterson, posted a description of her mind-blowing journey to r/fitness. She told readers on the forum she started by joining a gym at …

Make Your Minutes Count: A List of Top Time Management Tools

<b>The Internet never sleeps, which means nearly every ’Net professional can relate to a seemingly endless to-do list.</b><p>The biggest challenge for ’Net …

22 Beautiful Stairs That Will Make Climbing To The Second Floor Less Annoying

Our spiral staircase photography post already proved that even something as mundane as stairs can be absolutely beautiful. We decided to expand on …

Contrating Hi-Lo Shelving Of Marble And Plywood

Any modern furniture piece should be functional and eye-catching, and Hi-Lo Shelving by Moving Mountains is right what a modern home needs. Equally …

Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, …

APIs

A Warning and a Gift for Anyone Who Isn't Living Their Dreams

<b>“Letting go of the past means that you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz</b><p>I grew up on a small cattle farm in the very …

Positive Thinking

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

Mindfulness

10 Quick Tips for Leveraging Your Time and Energy More Effectively

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want more efficiency in business and in life. Most people simply don’t have enough time or energy in the day to accomplish everything they would like to complete.<p>Here are a variety of energy-leveraging tools that will allow you to …

Time Management

How To Get Over Your Self-Doubt

For some, self-doubt and confidence issues color a whole lifetime. How can you break out of that shell to reach your full potential?<p>There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life.<p>I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think …

Self-improvement

How Perfectionism Can Hold You Back | Inc.com

Are you a perfectionist? For many people it's a point of pride--but it may be keeping you from reaching your highest potential.<p>If you constantly do everything perfectly and perform everything flawlessly, you may think you're being effective and efficient. But sometimes it's the imperfect …

Self-improvement

Forget an MBA; You Need a GSD

What's your brand? Is it that you're all about results? That you deliver the goods consistently on time, on budget, with the level of quality expected? That's what will move the needle most powerfully in your career. Here's how to be known as a person who Gets Stuff Done.<p>What’s your brand? Is it …

Inked

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …