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Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

We Made These 10 Social Media Mistakes so You Don’t Have To

This might sound contradicting — and it’s scary for us to admit.<p>But, despite building a product that helps people <i>succeed</i> on social media, we have …

How to Create a Stellar Social Media Marketing Plan for Under $100

Here are some ways to get the most value out of every penny.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>How big is your social media budget?<p>I’ve heard of companies that spend millions on marketing and others who spend zero (we skew toward the zero side at Buffer).<p>Regardless of how much you spend, you …

How (and Why) Marketers Should Treat Their Resume and LinkedIn Differently

typographyimages / Pixabay<p>Marketers, still treating your resume and LinkedIn profiles more or less the same? If so, you’re probably utilizing one (or …

6 Ways Social Media Can Help Build Customer Loyalty [Infographic]

The digitally connected age has brought a ton of opportunities for many people - ranging from personal endeavors, business goals, to other activities …

Awareness to Sales: Building a Social Media PRISM Funnel That Converts – Ian Cleary [SSM051]

Is social media best used for sales or for brand awareness and engagement?<p>The age-old question that marketers have been debating even before Mark …

Marketing

7 Tips for Crafting an Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social media marketing is no longer the new kid on the block. Now an established and respected marketing stream - with social media ad spend expected …

5 Tools to measure Instagram hashtag performance

Instagram has turned out to be a standout amongst the best business advertising social platforms in recent times, and a large portion of the brands …

This 17-Year-Old Sums Up in 1 Paragraph What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet.<p>But don't just take my word for it. The CEOs of some of the best and brightest companies in the world -- including …

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds. Yes, 5 Seconds | Inc.com

In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had invested in a restaurant that was struggling and the family was facing bankruptcy. Simple, everyday decisions like getting out of …

Self-improvement

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6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How) | Inc.com

Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving what you want in life. Most people don't even know what they want. …

Success

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

Startups

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

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Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be searching for investors for your latest idea. Because …

Small Business

Exactly What To Say When An Interviewer Asks How You Would Change Their Company

Hiring managers know their companies aren’t perfect, so saying that you can’t think of a single thing to change is never a good response.<p>“What would you change if you worked here?”<p>Uh oh. You may have just teetered across the “tell me about your biggest weakness” tightrope, and now there’s another …

4 Steps to Reinventing Yourself After Hitting Rock Bottom

Failure is the unpleasant beginning of being reborn as an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hitting rock bottom -- as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial -- types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens -- even …

Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

You won't be successful without explicitly knowing what your intentions are every day. The Virgin founder shares five tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The key to success, according to Richard Branson, is not only productivity and motivation -- but <i>intention</i>.<p>“A day …

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Instead of Creating an Overnight Success, Do This

The biggest most successful companies on the planet were not overnight successes. Here's what they did.<p>There is a misconception out there when it comes to entrepreneurship that all successful people "got lucky" or created an overnight success out of the blue.<p>In fact, one of the biggest companies on …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.<p>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.<p>It's good to be skeptical …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

Learn How to Become Rich and Find Your Path to Financial Freedom

Truths That Can Help Set You on the Path to Financial Freedom<p>Updated July 03, 2017<p>Building wealth can be one of the most exciting and rewarding …

10 Steps to Extraordinary Business Success

Today’s digital world presents many new opportunities for business success. This article comes to shed light on each of them.

I followed Jack Dorsey's morning routine for a week and was surprised by the difference it made in my day

As CEO of both Twitter and Square, 18-hour days are regular occurrences for Jack Dorsey.<p>According to a 2015 Product Hunt Q&A, Dorsey keeps balanced by following a uniform schedule.<p>"I look to build a lot of consistent routine," he said. "Same thing every day."<p>Dorsey said in the Q&A that this routine …

Regret-Proofing Your Relationship

Regret is a strange thing, especially when it comes to love and romance. Very few of us can say, as Edith Piaf did in her famous anthem, "Non, je ne regrette rien." For even the happiest person, there is often a sense of something left undone or unsaid, of the wrong choice made, of an opportunity …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …