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Why You Should Set Goals So Simple They're Laughable | Inc.com

In some ways, high-achievers are the worst at behavior change.<p>This is according to full-time productivity consultant and coach Tiago Forte. The reason for this, Forte said, is that high-performers approach new goals in the same ambitious way that they've tackled other challenges.<p>"We perform well …

Productivity

Steve Jobs's 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Words of wisdom from the former Apple executive.<p>"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while."<p>"Remembering that you are going …

Motivation

The Science Behind What Motivates Us to Get Up for Work Every Day

<i>The following post is a guestpost by Walter Chen, founder of a unique new project management tool IDoneThis. More about Walter at the bottom of the</i> …

When Your Boss Is Too Nice

Yes, it can be pleasant to work for someone who is kind and thoughtful but there’s a difference between bosses who are pleasant to work for and those who avoid conflict at all costs. Managers in the latter category don’t give tough feedback, shy away from going to bat for their teams, and give in …

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice

Every designer has a side project, but there’s a huge, yawning chasm between the vast empire of Swiss Miss and that Etsy shop you abandoned back in …

Time Management

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer | Inc.com

You know what they call a Wall Street banker with an hour free from work? Unemployed. The assumption has been that if you're not at the grindstone all the time, you're not pulling your weight and are unsuitable for promotion, responsibility, and opportunity.<p>Entrepreneurs, of course, are often …

Time Management

25 Inspirational Quotes From Great Personal Development Authors

There are a number of amazing personal development books out there, and among the 100’s of classics there are some great gems of wisdom. So we have …

The 5 Step Process to Develop Life Long Motivation

<i>Motivation</i> is often cited as the magical answer to everything you want. If you were motivated you would lose that weight, write that book, start the …

Tony Robbins on the 7 'Forces' of Business Mastery

Constantly evolving. Constantly improving. Constantly adding value. These are ideals that Tony Robbins lives by. And strives toward. And encourages others to strive for, too -- in their work and their personal lives.<p>Robbins, 53, is best known as an acclaimed life and business coach, author and …

Business Strategy

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The 4 Richest Hip Hop Moguls

While many <i>hip-hop artists</i> are quick to jump on the mic and talk about all the money they’ve made, none have been able to attain the success (<i>and</i> …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Neuroscience

2013 Recap: The 10 Best Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Special Projects Director and Founder of This Dog's Life<p>Launching a startup is no cakewalk. From determining how to set up your company to snagging your first hire and figuring out how to scale, there is plenty of room for error. What makes some entrepreneurs' experience smooth sailing is taking …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips For Beating Job Burnout

If you've ever been in a situation like that — and I'm assuming most people here have — you know that you are usually left with two options: fire up the coffee pot and charge full-steam ahead into the god-awful hours of the night, or realize that the current situation is not sustainable and things …

Wellness

11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

Q. What is the best business book to buy an entrepreneur on your holiday gift list this year?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tools to Take Charge of Your Personal Productivity | Inc.com

I've often observed that great leadership is built on the mundane. But spending <i>too much</i> time on the mundane has precisely the opposite effect. It drains leaders of energy and bogs them down in irrelevant, granular detail.<p>And yet I see it all the time--individuals who could, and should, be great …

Productivity

Goal Setting: From "Get a Girlfriend" To "Own a Company"

I began thinking about how I started my company: the when, the why, and the how. I have always known I wanted to be an entrepreneur; it was just a …

Perfectionists: 5 Ways to Find Some Peace in 2014 | Inc.com

Perfectionists have their place in business. They tend to be high achievers and often serve as critics who can help weed out flaws from products and processes.<p>But these folks have it rough in some ways. They also can be inwardly or outwardly reactionary and easily annoyed by others who operate at a …

Self-help

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …

Motivation

12 Interesting Facts About The Power of Your Dreams

<i>Dreams are fascinating and curious</i> and everyone has them; if you can remember each and every one of them though is another question. It is …

How to Create a Positive Attitude | Inc.com

A positive attitude--optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm--makes everything in business easier. A positive attitude boosts you up when you're down and supercharges you when you're already "on a roll."<p>Here's how to cultivate a positive attitude, regardless of what's happening at work, based upon a …

Self-help

InAir Smart HDMI adapter overlays the web atop television content with a custom user interface

Televisions are no longer simply screens for viewing video content: Folks want to have the internet on them, too. SeeSpace is a startup building a device called the InAir Smart HDMI adapter that plugs in-line between your set-top box and TV to deliver web content to your big screen. The system then …

Evernote to focus on fixing bugs after complaints

<b>Evernote has promised to focus on tackling stability problems rather than adding new features after complaints about its record-keeping apps.</b><p>Founder Phil Libin acknowledged that the release of an app for Apple's iOS 7 had proved particularly "frustrating" after bugs had "disproportionally hit …

Phil Libin

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

The reasons people normally cite for getting hitched no longer make sense. We should be asking: why get married at all?<p>Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious …