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The World's First Billionaire Has this Timeless Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Perhaps because we all wish we were billionaires, we tend to listen closely when they tell us their success secrets. Last week, I shared the wisdom of America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, whose advice rings true nearly a century after he died.<p>How much more, then, should we value the …

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Fundraising

Don’t blow your chance at raising millions of dollars for your startup by making these amateur mistakes.<p>Having sat through hundreds of fundraising pitches, receiving even more requests for investments and meeting with countless angels and VCs, I’ve seen these ten blunders frequently crush the …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be Successful and Live the Life You Want

Don't mistake what you do for a living with your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if I told you that it’s possible and within your reach to be successful and live the life you want and that it only requires a few simple steps? Well...simple, but not necessarily …

My Daughter Struggles With Self-Esteem, So I Do These 10 Things to Make Her Feel More Confident

Several years ago, my 5-year-old was in a very dark place in her life. At the time, she was having difficulty with school and she was in the process of being diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). She was suffering from depression, and it took a toll on her self-esteem. As …

How one retired Millennial made more than $60,000 in passive income last year

You can take the woman out of work, but you can’t take the work out of the woman. At least, that’s the case for J.P. Livingston, who retired at age …

The Things Men Wish They Knew Before They Got Married

Every wedding season — such as, you know, RIGHT NOW — I think about how I got married young and wish someone had sat me down to tell me a few things …

5 tips for dating an introvert, according to a psychologist who is one

Opposites attract, or at least they do for psychologist, author of <i>Introvert Power,</i> and self-proclaimed introvert Laurie Helgoe, PhD: Her husband of …

Personality

2 Career Derailing Behaviors That Might Surprise You

It isn't always the obvious behavioral challenges that can derail any good leadership career. Here are two less obvious things to watch out for.<p>There are a lot of reasons why careers of otherwise functional or technically competent leaders derail. Most of us know many of the obvious ones: …

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Tim Cook

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

8 Key Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

From Cuban to Sandberg, the world's top business leaders all understand how much these qualities count.<p>You hear it all the time: <i>Focus on your values.</i> After all, your values should guide everything you do with your brand and help connect you with customers. But what should those values be? Out of …

The foolproof guide to making friends as an adult.

Making friends as an adult is definitely not like making friends as a kid.<p>Remember how easy it was to make a new friend when you were young? Five …

Motherhood

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

How To Finally Own Your Time (And Stop Feeling So Stressed)

You spend all day working only to lie in bed at night tossing, turning and worrying about how much you’ve got to do.<p>Well, you’re not alone.<p>According to a 2017 Statista survey, 30 percent of those in the US who work more than 51 hours each week feel stressed, compared to 15 percent of those who work …

Time Management

Oprah Took Warren Buffett's Investing Advice ... and Made $427 Million

Understanding a business before you invest is one of Buffett's famous pieces of advice, and Winfrey took it to heart.<p>Oprah Winfrey made a name for herself by giving advice to millions of people through her media empire. Recently, she borrowed a lesson from Warren Buffett's playbook, and it paid off.<p>…

5 'love languages' everyone in a relationship should understand

They're vital to a healthy partnership.<p>Healthy relationships require open and honest communication, this is something we all know. But there are certain ways to ensure your communicate is 10/10 - and learning about the five 'love languages' is a super helpful way to do that.<p>Never heard of love …

Why Building Relationships Is the Marketing Secret No One's Talking About

Customers, influencers and competitors should all be part of your network. You read that right: even competitors.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love technology. I mean, in today’s world, who doesn’t? It makes our jobs easier, it connects us to more people than ever …

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

4 Ways to Bounce Back From a Startup Failure -- Even When the Outlook Looks Grim

Failure for an entrepreneur is heartbreaking. So is the threat of it. But if Elon Musk survived that threat, you can, too.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” -- Bill Gates</i><p>Research by …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

There's No 'Perfect' Age For Success In Entrepreneurship

I run into aspiring entrepreneurs all the time, and when we start discussing the hurdles they face, the same barriers consistently come up. They say that they’re afraid they’re too young, too old, don’t have enough time, don’t have enough money, don’t know where to start, etc. The list goes on and …

Entrepreneurship

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

The True Meaning of Meditation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD</i><p>The American way of meditation is now firmly a part of our lifestyle, and millions of people who have taken up yoga and learned about mindfulness feel quite comfortable meditating. I’m saying “the American way,” because it took scientific research and the promise of improved …

Quit or Commit?

Reluctance will only leave you tired and broke<p>There's a fatal flaw in how many small business owners take my idea of working "on" their business and turn that into challenges they never thought about. Simply put, they download the principles that I put forth in <b>The E-Myth Revisited</b> and replace their …

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

15 Questions That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Want to sharpen your EQ? It all begins with self-awareness.<p>The decisions you make today will be heavily influenced by your emotions. Sure, hard data and rational thinking may help you reason and draw conclusions, but it's how you <i>feel</i> about those conclusions that will determine whether or not you …

What is depression and why is it rising?

It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is

5 Tips To Help Develop Charisma

Have you ever wondered how a certain family member, friend or colleague never meets a stranger? They can just walk into a room, and easily make friends? People are not born with charisma and likability, like most skills they are learned. They are the product of thousands of conversations and …

Self-confidence