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6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

10 Empowering Quotes For Success by Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

<i>Motivational speaker & High sales performance coach</i> “<i>Jordan Belfort</i>” has been making a name for himself lately as the trailer for his 2007 Memoir …

Personal Branding Strategy: Articulating and Living a Personal Brand

A reader emailed the other day and asked for articles we’ve written on personal branding strategy.<p>One of my blogging rules of thumbs is when one …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Self-improvement

50 Cent Shares What He “Knows” & What He’s “Learned” So Far In Business

50 Cent Recently did an Interview with Esquire and The Guardian in which <i>50 Cent shares his wisdom and thoughts on life</i> in his own words.<p>In this post …

50 Cent

How To Keep Your Startup Alive Through Its First 3 Years

The early years of a startup's life are grueling, but there are ways to ensure your company makes it through its growing pains.<p><i>Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, set out on a mission in 2008: She wanted to create</i> <i>an inexpensive platform that would</i> <i>connect the 99</i> …

vontobel

Why You Should Act Like an Entrepreneur, Even If You're Not

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talk to any independent business owner, and he or she will tell you that one of the best parts of the job is “being their own boss.” But while the self-employed enjoy certain freedoms -- from operations, marketing to working …

Entrepreneurship

14 Powerful Social-Media Sharing Strategies You Aren't Using

Build a bigger and more engaged audience by working smarter, not harder.<p><i>We all want to be the go-to person with the latest news, the most intriguing viral content, or the hidden gems followers wouldn't have otherwise found.</i> <i>Easier said than done, though, right?</i><p><i>It actually might be easier than you</i> …

Social Media

To Succeed in 2014, Diversify or Die

U.S. executives forecast growth in 2014, but diversifying and new tools will be critical to getting there.<p>The year ahead is all about diversifying, diversifying, diversifying as many of you prepare to hire and grow--or so says a new survey of U.S. CEOs.<p>For its annual global CEO survey, …

CEOs

4 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Work/Life Balance

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If your workload is increasing, your workout time is decreasing and your personal life is falling flat, the last thing you need is someone telling you that achieving an optimal work/life balance is simple. It almost never …

Productivity

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Why Letting Go Of What You Hate Is Essential To Building A Career You Love

I spent 18 years in a corporate career that, for the most part, wasn’t a good fit with what I love to do and am truly good at. Despite that fact, I was outwardly “successful” at my work. Throughout those years, I received successive promotions, managed larger staffs and projects, and earned more …

Cool Product Names - 17 Creative Questions for Winning Product Name Ideas

A recent MarketingProfs story highlighted ideas about the best and worst product names for the year. Since a Brainzooming post with eight creative …

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice

The Olympics are a time for countries to show off their clout with superhuman feats, but there’s another display of dominance that happens off the …

Time Management

3 Steps That Will Restore Your Health And Sanity

Doctors weigh in on the toll that grueling work schedules and poor habits can take on your body, and offer simple ways to change<p>As I sit here, sniffling and coughing from whatever bug I've caught that's kept me working from home for the past week, I wonder to what degree I'm sick by my own hand, as …

Startups

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.<p>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 …

Time Management

Advice From 100 Successful Entrepreneurs On Starting Your Own Business

<i>100 Successful Entrepreneurs</i> where asked <i>“What do you wish you knew before you started a business?”</i><p><i>Here are there answers:</i><p>1. I wish I would have known …

Entrepreneurship

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

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 …

The Art And Science Of Building Confidence Under Pressure

LinkedIn’s career expert and bestselling author Nicole Williams offers five steps for staying cool when the stress heats up.<p>It was the first day of her very first job and Nicole Williams admits she was “scared sh*tless.”<p>The then newly-minted college graduate was way out of her comfort zone. Coming …

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.<p>While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade …

Self-improvement

Keys To Success: 6 Traits The Most Successful People Have In Common

Stanford MBA school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer looked at the research on success and power along with studying the lives of such high achievers as LBJ …

Make a Post-It Note Countdown to Stick to Your Habit Plan

Forming a good habit needs you to stick with it for many days. The old "21 days" myth has been busted and it seems 66 days is what you need. To keep …

Productivity

Strengthen Your Strategic Thinking Muscles

Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Whether through 360 feedback or after a failed promotion attempt, being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try to clarify what “more strategic” would look like and get few tangible suggestions.<p>Being more …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder of thredUp.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only …

Time Management

Simplest Way to Get Smarter

Forget the puzzles, games, and mental exercises. There's an easier way to boost your brainpower.<p>Sure, exercise is good for your health. We all know that. But exercise is also a scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter.<p>According to Gretchen Reynolds, author of the soon to be released <i>The</i> …

The Brain