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7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Books

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

10 Ways to Develop a Success-Oriented Mindset

Confidence empowered entrepreneurs to take decisive action, and decisive action is what builds confidence.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a minute to imagine an entrepreneur you deeply respect. Think of that …

Self-improvement

10 Time Paradox Movies That Will Bend Your Mind

You’ve watched <i>The Cloverfield Paradox</i>. You’ve created a timeline in your head and a very intricate chart on your wall mapping all the possible …

Science Fiction

10 New Business Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in a Few Months

New books that are set to make a splash, according to star Wharton professor (and bestselling author) Adam Grant.<p>Star Wharton professor Adam Grant knows something about what it takes to make a book a bestseller. Both his books, <i>Give and Take</i> and <i>Originals</i>, were blockbusters, while <i>Option B</i>, his …

Books

4 smart home trends to watch in 2018

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>There’s no doubt that …

Smart Homes

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

3 Actions Smart Entrepreneurs Never Take (and 5 They Do)

Complexity is often the enemy of execution. Are you making rookie founder mistakes or are you prioritizing important items essential for running an effective startup that can scale?<p>Far too many entrepreneurs confuse strategy with actions. And when founders use the wrong actions, it can lead to the …

Time Management

8 paradoxical habits of the most successful people

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Dr. Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people." Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous …

Self-improvement

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

TV

What still makes "Breaking Bad" so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

TV

'Say My Name': The 10 Biggest Turning Points in Walter White's Breaking Bad Transformation

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains major spoilers for and violent content from all five seasons of <i>Breaking Bad</i>.<p>It’s officially been ten years since Bryan …

25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence and discipline. At least …

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

The 25 most influential books ever written about business

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Warren Buffett — arguably the most skilled investor of our time — said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success, because "that's how …

Warren Buffett

Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First

The process starts not with what you do but what you say -- to yourself.<p>Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations... stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has …

22 Books I Read Before I Quit My Job to Pursue My Dream

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with. He’s still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we’d seen each …

Five Minute Journal

The simplest way to start your day happy. Cultivate gratitude. Become positive. Change the way you think and feel.

How to Start and Keep a Journal (The Template That Helped Me Become Consistent)

Recently, American film director Robert Rodriguez appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show and explained why and how he journals.<p>This piqued my interest.<p>Like …

'Shark Tank' Judge Daymond John Points Out One of the Most Common Mistakes an Entrepreneur Can Make

"Because you had that money, thats why you made the mistakes," John said during the most recent episode of the show.<p>Money isn't everything, even on <i>Shark Tank</i>. That's what entrepreneur Pier Paolo Visconti learned when he presented his Elliptical Stroller to the celebrity investors.<p>After a holiday …

'Make your time feel worthy': Dying woman's life advice goes viral

Just before she died of cancer, a 27-year-old woman posted her thoughts on the meaning of life as a farewell to her loved ones.<p>But Holly Butcher's inspirational Jan. 3 Facebook message ended up going viral far beyond her native Australia — in what has turned out to be her final gift to the …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i><p>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

19 Books the World's Top CEOs Read in 2017 (Including Bill Gates)

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

The 10-day pure energy challenge

<i>Health & Vitality</i><p>Posted by: <b>Team Tony</b><p>How much energy do you have on a daily basis? Are you satisfied with the physical state of your body?<p>What will it …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

Warren Buffett

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

Self-improvement

10 Insanely Popular Gadgets For 2018

The great thing about technology is it’s always introducing cool, affordable problem-solving products that make life easier. A few people try them, …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg