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21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times | Inc.com

Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the words, "good enough." A truly inspired leader does not settle for mediocre results--and they have the wisdom to separate what really matters from the minutiae of every day …

Motivation

This Productivity Hack From Steve Jobs Will Boost Your Motivation and Clarity | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is a polarizing figure for many. Ask one-hundred people what they think of him and you'll most likely get one-hundred unique answers. One thing that I feel we all can agree on was his relentless dedication to mastery along with providing sources of inspiration for us.<p>Perhaps his most …

Motivation

2 Ways to Drive Yourself to Work Hard | Inc.com

<i>How can I motivate myself to work hard? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Auren-Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO. fmr LiveRamp CEO. Started & sold 5 companies, on Quora:</b><p>Some people are just …

Quora

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

29 highly successful people share their best career advice for people in their 20s

From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some often unconventional career advice from some really successful people:

This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't) | Inc.com

Source: Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People<p>It helps to sort the 'To-do' list with precision and can assist substantially in time tracking. Therefore, you will have a clear idea of how the process should be executed and which tasks need to be prioritized before anything else. Once you …

Time Management

The 10 Best Abs Exercises for Beginners

Just because you’re new to working out (and your abdominals are hiding behind a layer of fat) doesn’t mean you need to be relegated to your …

Workouts

Tip: How to Train for Brain Gains

Can you build muscle as well as brain power? Yep. Here's the type of training that has the most neuroprotective effects.<p>Metabolic Stress for Muscle & …

'4-Hour Workweek' author credits a simple 3-step exercise with putting him on the path to success

There was a moment in 2004 when he reached a turning point, he said in the TED Talk he gave this April in Vancouver.<p>That year, a friend died of pancreatic cancer and the girlfriend Ferriss planned on marrying broke up with him. He spent virtually all of his time working on his nutritional …

Self-improvement

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals) | Inc.com

The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing others. To maximize your ability to navigate social, political, …

Emotional Intelligence

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

Do This 1 Thing to Immediately Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful | Inc.com

Desperately wanting, or needing a specific outcome in any given circumstance--to the point of stressing out about it--is harmful to your health and happiness. Literally. Stress headaches, anxiety, upset stomach, and shortness of breath are all symptoms of becoming overly attached to an idea or …

Happiness

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employee Engagement

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

This is the Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

Taking responsibility for your own life is the fundamental step needed to change.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most important decisions you can ever make is to become your own CEO. I’m talking about taking complete responsibility for your life and not …

The Ultimate Secret to Getting More Stuff Done | Inc.com

For many entrepreneurs and busy professionals, the pursuit of getting more done during a typical workload can seem daunting. We're distracted constantly; we spend considerable time putting out fires and managing those who can't manage themselves.<p>Think about it: How many times were you interrupted …

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult | Inc.com

Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming against the current and no matter how fast you swim, you can't …

Self-help

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Happiness

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier | Inc.com

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

9 Ways to Get Your Company Out of a Bad Situation | Inc.com

Recent weeks have featured a number of highly publicized train wrecks, haven't they? The Academy Awards, Secretary Sessions's "forgotten" conversations, that awkward dashcam video of UBER's Travis Kalanick having a meltdown--some big names and brands are currently in pretty uncomfortable situations.<p>…

Management

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life

With apps like IFTTT and Flow, you can make your world smarter without buying a thing.<p>IFTTT (If This Then That) and Flow are both incredibly useful apps that are also pretty hard to describe. Basically, they let you plug different apps and services together, from Facebook and Instagram to iOS and …

Apps

8 Strategies Mentally Strong People Use to Gain Financial Freedom | Inc.com

Mental strength is about regulating your thoughts, managing your emotions, and behaving productively. And all three of those factors greatly affect your attitude toward money and the activity in your bank account.<p>Mentally strong people are in control of their finances. They manage their money in a …

Self-help

3 Questions That You Should Regularly Ask Yourself That Can Transform Your Life

Start with "Where am I"? and "Where do I want to be"?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking great questions regularly can drastically transform your life in many amazing ways. Doing this also encourages you to pause and think more deeply. What's more, asking the right …

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

10 Things the Artist and the Entrepreneur Have in Common

Trish Duggan, one of 1,500 billionaires on this planet, shares her wisdom and knowledge about artists and entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trish Duggan is an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and a billionaire. I recently had the opportunity to talk with …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

9 Daily Habits of People Who Are Relentlessly Confident | Inc.com

<i>How can I develop self-confidence and self-esteem? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>You are going to die, bro</b> - You are going to die, and when you die no one is going to remember that you didn't …

Self-esteem

7 Ways to Win at Life | Inc.com

Two years ago today my Father died from ALS. I was in the room when he took his last labored breath. In fact, my head was resting on his chest when it happened. An overwhelming and profound moment I'll cherish.<p>My Father's disease touched every member of my family is an acute way. We knew he was …

Mentoring