Tracie Chin

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These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

Fitness

Green Beauty 101: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Once relegated to the shelves of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, green beauty is now big business. The natural personal care market has been growing by …

Skin Care

How to Optimize Your Product Online

Get people on to your email list. Offer information they need. Demonstrate how your offer can solve their challenges. Only then should you ask them for the buy.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You work hard to attract visitors and prospects to your website and …

Marketing

Introverted Networking: How to Fake Being a Social Butterfly

Networking may not come naturally to you but don't let it show.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I freely admit it. I fake being a social butterfly. People think I'm extroverted because I attend dozens of networking events and conferences every year, seemingly …

Networking

5 Tips for Building a Strong Brand Identity

What's in a name? Everything: A vibrant brand is what keeps a prospective customer interested long enough to view your offerings.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Know thyself.” It’s an old saying, but one more business owners would do well to heed. There are …

Marketing

Build Habits That Change With You And Your Goals

Maximize the great habits you formed from The Goal Standard Challenge.<p>3 min read<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard Challenge! It was a tough five-weeks and sticking to the plan took determination and focus.<p>We hope it was worth the wait. By now, you’ve developed a strong work ethic to …

Facebook Live

Prioritize Your Life Before Your Manager Does It for You

In their several years of working together, Jin-Yung had never really negotiated with her manager. She would simply say yes even if it threw her life …

One Day, You'll Be 50 or 60 or 70, and You'll Either Have Achieved Your Dreams -- or Not

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on May 3, 2016.</i><p>Today, I am a successful doctor, entrepreneur, public speaker and author. As an 18-year-old, I was a college dropout and a secretary with a five-year plan: Find a man to marry me. When …

Entrepreneurship

How to Say 'No' at Work (Infographic)

Don't let this two-letter word scare you.<p>1 min read<p>Whether you’re trying to impress your boss or you fear you’ll let someone down, saying “no” at work can be hard. But it shouldn’t be.<p>Too often, people burn themselves out by agreeing to take on more tasks than they can handle. However, overloading …

Infographics

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

5 Reasons to Ask Sales Prospects More Questions

Asking genuine and caring questions is the number one way to build trust with anyone, including prospects.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do your sales prospects care about? Certainly not your product or service. In fact, all they really care about are …

Profit

Make 2017 the Year Everything Changes

Make resolutions with a process to support their attainment and this time next year you'll be shocked by what you'll've achieved.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine: It’s early 2017 and many business owners are enjoying the “post-New Year's honeymoon …

Bestsellers

How I Run 3 Multi-Million-Dollar Companies While Getting 9.25 Hours of Sleep a Night

This Entrepreneur contributor found that with more sleep, he had more energy and was able to work faster. He's still finding that. Every night.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Right now, I’m running three multi-million dollar businesses, traveling full-time, …

Sleep

5 Rules of Branding That Will Make You A Sought-After Superstar

Customers stick with companies they like and remember for the long haul. Ask yourself, "What does my brand represent?"<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I wrote "The Right Way to Start Branding Yourself Right Out of College," I was thinking about my personal …

Marketing

My Entrepreneurial Dream Came True and Yours Can Too

An inspirational story to inspire you to take action and make your own entrepreneurial dream come true.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last 12 months, I have done a lot of soul-searching. I’ve spent hours trying to uncover my ultimate dream and …

Motivation

6 Lessons from Donald Trump's Winning Marketing Manual

Donald Trump’s victory may be a surprise—but not to astute marketers. Here are six important lessons from Trump’s brand marketing playbook:<p>Give …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

How to Make Better Decisions with Less Data

Maria, an executive in financial services, stared at another calendar invite in Outlook that would surely kill three hours of her day. Whenever a tough problem presented itself, her boss’s knee-jerk response was, “Collect more data!” Maria appreciated her boss’s analytical approach, but as the …

Management

3 Ways Doing Your Day Job Well Helps Launch Your Dream Business

Handling your 9-to-5 like a champ will improve the success rate of your startup.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You hate your day job. I get it. You dream about leaving the 9-to-5 grind behind and launching out on your own on some great new business adventure. …

Entrepreneurship

How Emotionally Brilliant Leaders Turn Envy Into Something Much More Beneficial

Moving from being envious to being inspired and motivated is a very big step in a much better direction.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people would say that envy is an unfortunate downside of the human condition. To be envious is to be human -- it’s just …

Credit Card Debt

6 Questions Customers Ask Themselves Before a Major Purchase

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most difficult things about being an entrepreneur is sales. Even the greatest ideas can bankrupt a company simply because the sales team fails to empathize with the buyer. The buyer, after all, has a lot riding on a …

Customers

We Are All Salespeople. Use These 3 Techniques to Become a Better One.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally posted Feb. 2, 2016.</i><p>You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it’s imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run …

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, and Go to Sleep

As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician prescribed an awful tasting medicine to be taken at night, mixed with pineapple juice to …

Mayo Clinic

Every Entrepreneur's Competitive Advantage: His or Her Team

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In every business today -- large or small, public or private, mom-and-pop or corporate titan -- there is one critical and consistent point that significantly impacts success. That critical factor is the quality of the business' …

Entrepreneurship

What Happened When Linkin Park Asked Harvard for Help with Its Business Model

Photo by Mark Fiore<p>How do musicians make money today? Album sales are down 14%, single downloads are down 11%, and only the streaming services are up, 28%. Technology has forced music artists to completely rethink the way they approach their businesses. We’ve all had to adapt.<p>The most successful …

Innovation

How to land a job you’re not exactly qualified for

Most job seekers encounter the following scenario at some point in their career: you’re not the typical worker bee; you have diverse experience and …