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10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic characteristics or personal habits that determine whether you’re successful or not. It’s your behavior. What do I mean by “behavior?” How you react […]

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23 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Know

Paul Brown is a regular contributor to Forbes, and has interviewed, researched, and written about entrepreneurs for the last 30 years. He was asked by to speak to a group of graduate students about what he’s learned throughout his career. Here’s what he said. 1. The best way to predict the future is to create […]

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When You Are Ready to Become an Entrepreneur, Do These 5 Things

Is there really a perfect time to take the plunge and become an entrepreneur? Sure, there are ideal circumstances — like having endless amounts of startup capital and an all-star team already assembled, but those ideal conditions are few and far between. If you are waiting for the stars to align you are wasting valuable […]

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9 Reasons People Love to Work With You

Some people are a pain to be around. Most are okay. But occasionally we find someone we love to work with. Here are nine reasons: 1. They make us feel even smarter than we are. You know the type. An employee, a colleague, a vendor…someone has an idea. It’s a good idea. It’s a great […]

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6 Habits of Highly Successful People Before Bedtime

We’ve all heard the stories about the mega-successful who wake up early every day and conquer the world before most people put the coffee on. But what about the other time of day that plays an equally important role? What are successful people doing right before bed? Do you want to know the secret? They […]

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Weekend

Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday alarm clock. Even if you sleep for 24 of those hours, that leaves 36 waking ones. That’s plenty of time for fun, relaxation and more importantly, recharging the […]

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How do the Successful Stay Calm?

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If […]

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