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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Being Productive When You're Just Not Feeling It

Writing notes, taking a walk and allowing yourself simple rewards are little hacks that can increase your motivation

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. You work long hours and all the hardest, most important tasks end up on your plate. And, just because this is your dream and your passion doesn't make every aspect of running a business fun.Sometimes you just ...

by Amna Shamim  | December 14, 2016 12:00:00
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8 Ways Science Can Help Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

A loftier reason for making a change, along with some support as we make it, can achieve what good intentions and our ever-wobbly willpower seldom does

If you're like around half of the country, then you’re probably already making New Year’s resolutions like losing weight, getting organized, spending less money and saving more and living life the fullest.While admirable, only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. If ...

by John Rampton  | December 13, 2016 12:00:00
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Best career moves: Getting married and staying married

Making your way in life can be too tough to do alone

Nobody’s career shoots straight up like a rocket. Every successful business leader faces tough times when nothing goes right and everything falls apart. I’ve seen more of those days than I care to remember, but somehow, things always seemed to work out ...

by Steve Tobak  | November 20, 2016 02:00:00
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7 dead-aim tactics for meeting deadlines

Getting started sooner is the real secret to completing anything on time

I don’t believe there is anyone among us who doesn’t begin each job with high hopes and good intentions. We get excited at the opportunity to take on a new project, excel and deliver it ahead of time, to great fanfare.So where ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | November 18, 2016 10:00:00
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5 reasons not to take your entrepreneur self so seriously

”?"Get more miles from a smile.”

Consider the entrepreneur, grinding toward his goals, pushing past the pain and battling against his lesser self. It’s a noble picture. But there's more to entrepreneurship than stress and strain.Think of the elite marathon runners who have bathroom emergencies and let it loose in ...

by Daniel Dowling  | October 26, 2016 02:00:00
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10 harsh lessons that will toughen you up for success

”?"There is no failure. Only feedback.” ”" Robert Allen

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you’re going to let them be the ...

by Travis Bradberry  | October 25, 2016 03:00:00
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Simple tips to help you make your mark in the corporate world

Take a breather, take care of problems and take interest in people

The finest employees spend the bulk of their time helping their customers and colleagues improve and succeed. But bringing achievement to others should come with its rewards, and it is crucial to make sure you stand out from the crowd and get recognized for ...

by Rich Tanner  | October 23, 2016 07:00:00
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The 10 indirect things we get judged on

Have you thought about your teeth or the condition of your nails lately?

Every day, and in every way, we consciously and unconsciously analyze everything about everyone. This is part of being social; it is part survival, and it is how we size people up to establish some level of predictability about who and how people are. ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | October 03, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

How to be a successful ‘solopreneur’

American influencer Jon Acuff shares how he ”?"writes from the trenches” to this day

If you're a writer looking to build and monetize your personal platform, or if you're hoping to leave your corporate job to become a solo entrepreneur, you will love Jon Acuff's story.Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author of five books and an ...

by Kelsey Humphreys  | September 26, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to negotiate: Learning from the natural entrepreneurial skills of a kid

A five-year-old can show you where the money is

It seems like my five-year-old almost always gets what he wants (within reason of course).  He is not spoiled. He’s a good negotiator. He’s perfecting the science of wheeling and dealing and in the process unwittingly taught me a few things on ...

by Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes  | September 17, 2016 12:00:00
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How you can be a better listener (Infographic)

Whether you have to bite your tongue or put your phone on 'sleep mode,' don't just hear the words ”" pay attention

There’s a difference between listening and hearing. Many of us think we’re good listeners, when in fact we’re probably just hearing the person next to us. Actively paying attention and processing the words spoken constitutes good listening.  If you find yourself constantly ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 11, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How to launch a business everyone thinks you shouldn't

When people see your idea working, they will want to know how you did it

Have you ever had a business idea everyone thought was a bad one? Where friends, family and everyone around you said, “Don't do it”? Where, despite the naysayers, deep down, you still felt it was right for you?That was me before I launched ...

by Melissa Dawn  | September 10, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

The 10 commandments for self-confidence

Take charge of your feelings and start overcoming obstacles

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” – Maxwell MaltzNobody is born with limitless self-confidence. If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because he or she has worked on building it for years. Self-confidence is something that ...

by Chris W. Dunn  | September 09, 2016 07:00:00