Strategy

10 things mentally strong professionals do differently

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. On her podcast, she interviews successful professionals from all walks of life, from business people and entrepreneurs to athletes and musicians, to ask about how they build mental strength. There are misconceptions that successful […]
10 things mentally strong professionals do differently
Strategy

MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer

Freelancing has quickly become a popular career option, with many people turning to the passion-fuelled, work-from-home lifestyle. But with a unique career comes a unique set of tasks, such as filing business taxes, getting referrals, and working through lean periods. Luckily, there’s no dearth of advice from those who are […]
MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer
Strategy

3 habits that helped me become a millionaire at age 28

Erik Bergman cofounded Catena Media and helped grow it to over 300 employees and a $US200 million valuation before stepping away to start Great.com, an organisation that donates 100% of its profits to environmental charities. Erik also spends his time advising entrepreneurs through his Instagram account (@SmilingErik) and the “Becoming […]
3 habits that helped me become a millionaire at age 28
Lifestyle

The youngest comedian to ever win ‘Last Comic Standing’ says she’s making millions more than when she started her career — but getting there was a ‘slow burn’

Over the course of 10 years, comedian Iliza Shlesinger has gone from winning NBC’s Last Comic Standing to premiering Netflix specials and an upcoming comedy series. Shlesinger spoke to Business Insider about all things money, from how she built her wealth to how she prefers to spend it. “I’ve realised […]
The youngest comedian to ever win ‘Last Comic Standing’ says she’s making millions more than when she started her career — but getting there was a ‘slow burn’
Strategy

5 ways that successful people turn adversity into success

Ilana Zivkovich is a licensed clinical social worker, and founder and CEO of Werq, a strategic leadership advisory firm in Austin, TX. She helps leadership teams align their people, processes, and strategy so that their businesses can achieve exceptional results. In her work as a leadership coach, Zivkovich has observed […]
5 ways that successful people turn adversity into success
Strategy

Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.

Sue Hawkes is an executive business coach and the CEO and founder of YESS! – Your Extraordinary Success. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimise Self-Doubt and Maximise Success.” In it, she says that successful leaders are always trying to learn and open […]
Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.
Strategy

SUCCESS INSIDER: What Salesforce doesn’t want in hiring, how to get started in angel investing, and an innovation in beer business strategy

Arrogance: It’s a bad look. Especially if you’re trying to land a job at Salesforce. Take it from Ana Recio, the recruiting head at the cloud-software-for-everything company. “The whole Silicon Valley, the whole globe is full of really talented people. And it’s individuals who think that they’re a little bit […]
SUCCESS INSIDER: What Salesforce doesn’t want in hiring, how to get started in angel investing, and an innovation in beer business strategy
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Barack Obama’s senior advisor shares the career lessons she learned working 24/7 at the White House, and how she found work-life balance despite the demanding schedule

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longest-serving White House advisor, recently appeared on Glassdoor’s new IN PURSUIT podcast to discuss her career and life as a working mum. Jarrett advocated for women in the workplace throughout her career. She recently cofounded the advocacy group United States of Women alongside Michelle Obama’s former chief […]
Barack Obama’s senior advisor shares the career lessons she learned working 24/7 at the White House, and how she found work-life balance despite the demanding schedule
Strategy

8 ways to make sure you grow happier as you get older

There are steps you can take to increase your chances of happiness down the line. Large decisions, like getting a new job, can improve your long-term happiness. Smaller habit changes – such as volunteering or scheduling a call with your parents – can have similar impacts as well. Here are […]
8 ways to make sure you grow happier as you get older
Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s best advice for college graduates in 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook was the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremonies for both Stanford University and Tulane University this year. His speeches reflected on the themes of accepting responsibility, having the courage to listen to others and to see things differently, and making an impact that will be remembered […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s best advice for college graduates in 2019
Strategy

11 reasons why it’s taking you so long to succeed in life

Success can take a long, long time. If you have a business idea that isn’t making any money, or a promotion that isn’t happening just yet, there may be an answer to why your hard work isn’t paying off. Here are 11 answers from Quora users on why it’s taking […]
11 reasons why it’s taking you so long to succeed in life
Tech

Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts recently left the company after five years, and she revealed the three biggest lessons she learned during her tenure during an interview with LinkedIn’s Hello Monday podcast. Those lessons include never forgetting where you came from, moving fast, and never forgetting that you have […]
Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job
Strategy

There’s one characteristic the best leaders in the world have, but most people are uncomfortable talking about it: love

A common trait the world’s best leaders exhibit is love, says billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates. The same can be true of workplace managers who create loving environments and empathise with their staff, Gates told Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. Gates described how she created a positive work environment during […]
There’s one characteristic the best leaders in the world have, but most people are uncomfortable talking about it: love
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Billionaire Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio once received a memo from his employees saying he ‘belittled’ and ‘humiliated’ them, and it turned out to be great for everyone

Ray Dalio’s employees once sent him a memo stating that his behaviour made employees feel “belittled, oppressed, or otherwise bad.” Dalio was shocked about the impact of his leadership style, so he decided to be more open with his employees. The conflict helped perfect Dalio’s philosophy of radical truthfulness, inspire […]
Billionaire Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio once received a memo from his employees saying he ‘belittled’ and ‘humiliated’ them, and it turned out to be great for everyone
Lifestyle

50 of the most successful people in the world

Success isn’t confined to just one measure or definition. We rounded up some of the most successful people of the past year based on their influence and achievements in their field and industry. From the leaders shaping Silicon Valley to the creatives who are making Hollywood more diverse, the list […]
50 of the most successful people in the world
Strategy

11 wildly successful people who never went to college

Do you need to attend college to be successful? The FBI recently charged dozens of people for paying a college-admissions consultant to help their kids get into elite universities. But the 11 people below – including Michele Ferrero and Li Ka-Shing – never pursued higher education. The FBI has charged […]
11 wildly successful people who never went to college
Lifestyle

10 teenagers who are probably making more money than you

You don’t need to be an adult to turn a profit – some teenagers are already building and running their own businesses and making money. Rachel Zietz founded an online sportswear company when she was 13; its revenues were projected to top $US1 million by the end of its second […]
10 teenagers who are probably making more money than you
Strategy

10 kids that are probably making more money than you

These 10 kids are raising the bar on what it means to be successful. Some of them are barely teenagers, but are already turning six-figure profits. Ryan, 7, host of the Ryan ToysReview channel on YouTube, made $US11 million in a single year. In the meantime, 14-year-old Marsai Martin is […]
10 kids that are probably making more money than you
Strategy

7 habits of highly effective and successful people

No one is born successful. It takes a combination of factors such as skill, perseverance, and a great idea. This is a concept Kevin Guest, CEO of global, billion-dollar health and nutritional supplement company USANA Health Sciences is all too familiar with. In his debut book, “All The Right Reasons,” […]
7 habits of highly effective and successful people
Strategy

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

Forget old-school self-help. With this 31-day guide full of sage life advice, you can head into the new year feeling confident to tackle anything. Tasks include overhauling your LinkedIn, practicing a new language, and setting a savings goal based on your age. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories 2020 […]
A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days
Strategy

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian says we need to move past ‘hustle porn’ and have a more realistic understanding of what it takes to be successful

Entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian spoke against the popularity of an online “success” culture promoting constant exhaustion. He said his experience building Reddit and working with his cofounders taught him successful businesses require mental and physical well-being. He said his wife, Serena Williams, taught him that while periods of intensity […]
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian says we need to move past ‘hustle porn’ and have a more realistic understanding of what it takes to be successful
Strategy

The Daily Beast CEO Heather Dietrick once had to tell 200 people that Gawker was going bankrupt, and she says that ‘wartime’ leadership style serves her just as well when everything is at peace

Heather Dietrick is the CEO of the Daily Beast. She was the president of Gawker during the Hulk Hogan lawsuit, which brought down the company. Dietrick says she’s embraced risk taking, and it’s led to unusual job opportunities that have paid off. When Heather Dietrick came to the Daily Beast […]
The Daily Beast CEO Heather Dietrick once had to tell 200 people that Gawker was going bankrupt, and she says that ‘wartime’ leadership style serves her just as well when everything is at peace
Strategy

Students from these Australian universities earn the most after graduating

Students who graduated from major universities in Sydney and Queensland are earning more money than students who graduated from universities in Melbourne, a new survey has found. The government-funded Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey involved 40,000 Australian university graduates from the class of 2014. Graduates from mostly rural-based […]
Students from these Australian universities earn the most after graduating
Strategy

There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan

Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is. Essayist […]
There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan
Strategy

Here’s how your birth date influences success at school, and later in life

Whether you were born in December, January, August or September can have a significant and long-lasting impact on your life. Our new research shows your birthday month may also contribute to shaping your personality. In particular, we found people’s self-confidence can significantly differ because of their month of birth. The […]
Here’s how your birth date influences success at school, and later in life
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A US Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is a daily choice people make

A surefire way to sabotage your success is to act inconsistently. That’s according to Marine Corps veteran and mental toughness coach Andrew Wittman, author of the forthcoming “Seven Secrets of Resilience for Parents.” As a parent, it’s important to keep your promises and enforce consequences. As a manager, it’s important […]
A US Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is a daily choice people make
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The dean of Harvard Business School isn’t impressed by flashy, high-paying first jobs after graduation — to see who’s successful, he looks at another measure entirely

HarvardBusiness School dean Nitin Nohria said a high-paying job right out of business school isn’t the ultimate sign of success. Instead, he wants to know what people are doing five to 10 years after graduation. At that point, a successful graduate will be taking on increasing responsibility and may be […]
The dean of Harvard Business School isn’t impressed by flashy, high-paying first jobs after graduation — to see who’s successful, he looks at another measure entirely
Strategy

The 7 smartest things I did before starting my job

Starting a job is an exciting new chapter that furthers your career. A career change can be overwhelming, but if you prepare ahead of time, you’ll transition into your new position with ease. Author Ryan Ariano researched his industry and made a game plan before starting his job, and it […]
The 7 smartest things I did before starting my job
Strategy

Teachers share 23 things they’d love to tell their students but can’t

Teachers and educators are full of usefull information for students and their parents. But sometimes, beurocracy, classroom management, and other outside factors can prevent teachers from being completely candid with their students. To help kids succeed in school and out in the real world, we asked teachers to share what […]
Teachers share 23 things they’d love to tell their students but can’t
Strategy

5 steps that can change how others perceive you for the better

Confidence isn’t something you are necessarily born with – but you can learn it. There are a few confidence hacks you can use to impress a colleague, boss, vendor, date or date, and help them perceive you in a more positive way. Confident people don’t contract their bodies – boost […]
5 steps that can change how others perceive you for the better