Your Ultimate Guide for Learning Any Skill Faster and Better

Your Ultimate Guide for Learning Any Skill Faster and Better

Our world is evolving quicker than ever. To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it’s increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That’s why mega-moguls like Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey swear by constant learning as a vital part of their success. Luckily, there are some fairly simple methods for turbocharging your brain and mastering any skill faster. Read on for some hacks to help you harness the power of constant learning: 1. 50 minutes or less As entrepreneurs, it’s tempting to batten down the hatches and try to work for hours (or days) on end when learning something new. Before you stock up on Red Bull, consider the following: Research says our brains end up powering down very quickly when they’re running on overdrive. Ellen Dunn of Louisiana State University explains that “anything less than 30 [minutes] is just not enough, but anything more than 50 is too much information for your brain to take in at one time.” To put this into practice,make sure you’re scheduling your learning sessions for short bursts of time,using quick methods like flashcards. Schedule at least a 10-minute break between sessions to give your brain some much-needed R&R. 2. 80/20 The Pareto principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 rule, was originally developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, when he discovered that 20 percent of the farms produced 80 percent of Italy’s crops. Nowadays, productivity expert Tim Ferriss has popularized a modern approach to this rule for faster learning. He says you should focus first on the most important 20 percent of what you’re trying to learn, which will...

6 Great Holiday Gifts for Entrepreneurs Under $50

Don’t know what to get that special entrepreneur in your life? We’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for entrepreneurs with our holiday gift list!   The best gifts are those that help us do more with our time and increase our productivity. To help in your holiday gift giving, we’ve scoured the web for great gifts for entrepreneurs that won’t break the bank! So instead of giving that special someone a pair of socks this holiday season, why not check out our recommendations and be the star at your office’s Secret Santa? Here are our finds for the best gifts for entrepreneurs under 50$ that are fun and bound to inspire.     Garden in a can - $ 23.96Let someone unleash their inner green thumb in the office or home (it has tons of benefits!) while also giving them some tasty herbs to sprinkle in their lunch with the set of 4 self-contained gardens in cans.via Back to the Roots Mr. Coffee® Mug Warmer - $9.99Avoid the dreaded traditional coffee cup gift and trips to the microwave with this coffee warmer. It’s a great gift of productivity that will make slow-sippers happy.via Bed Bath and Beyond Boost Your Productivity Tip Cards - $ 25.00The perfect gift for anyone who gets stuck in productivity rut or has had a tough day at work. These cards have diagnoses for most of the common roadblocks and great ways to boost productivity even further.via Unstuck Freehands Gloves  -  $25-$80Useful for the iPhone addict or on-the-go entrepreneur – these gloves not only keep out cold, but are touchscreen friendly and have removable fingertips for texting.via Freehands...

7 Unique Ways to Develop Leadership Skills

No matter where you are in your career, you can benefit from tips to help you develop leadership skills. Regardless of where you are on the career ladder, there will be a point when you’re handed a leadership role and be expected to hit the ground running. Maybe you’re aiming to lead an initiative, been chosen to lead a team project, or given the opportunity to apply for a management position. Wherever you are in your career, and whatever you hope to accomplish, you will benefit from tips to help you develop leadership skills. As a Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE Magazine “30 Under 30” recipient as well as the Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning worldwide platform connecting women to trending content, I have had to rapidly adapt and perform repeatedly as a thought leader while also managing a team. Whatever your case may be, you’re probably wondering how you can develop leadership skills on the fly. Although you probably have a rough idea from watching your manager, being an effective leader requires finesse and complex knowledge. But rather than waiting for an opportunity, start developing those skills now. Here’s what helped me: Take a Leadership Personality Test To improve your skills, you need a starting point. First, take a minute and think about how you behave in stressful situations and what is your preferred leadership style. Do you ask others for their opinions or do you tell everyone what to do and how you expect them to do it? Do you lead from the front, or do you worry about where your team is headed and whether there is a clear vision ahead? You’ll gain insight into your preferred style of...
7 Guilt-Free Holiday Entrée Recipes To Try This Season

7 Guilt-Free Holiday Entrée Recipes To Try This Season

Healthy holiday recipes that will leave guests wanting more We love the holidays – it’s a time to relax from the grind and spend time where it matters most: with our friends and loved ones. But, let’s be honest: we’re looking forward to overindulging on food almost as much. The holidays are a time of constant eating and belt loosening, so we’ve scoured all over for the best tasting entrees that won’t pile on the pounds:     Lemon - Thyme Roasted Chicken Sometimes simple ingredients simply can't be beat. For this recipe, rub a simple lemon-and-butter mix over a whole chicken before roasting. The result will be a to-die-for super juicy, flavorful meat and perfectly crisp skin.See the full recipe: Food & Wine  Tom Colicchio's Herb-Butter TurkeyYou won't have to look any further for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. Fresh tarragon, thyme, rosemary and sage season this dish to perfection.See the full recipe: bon appétit Spinach and Gruyere SouffleIf you're looking for a meatless option that will still leave mouths watering, a souffle may be just the thing.  See the full recipe: Martha Stewart  Salmon with Lemon and CapersA quick, delicious (and healthy) last minute meal solution.See the full recipe: Food Network  Saucy Apple Pork RoastA healthy and delicious alternative to the traditional chicken or turkey roast is this apple pork roast.See the full recipe: Better Homes and Gardens Duck à l'OrangeA succulent recipe taken from the pages of the Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin courtesy of Food & Wine. See full recipe on: Food & Wine  Peppercorn Crusted Beef TenderloinFrom the pages of Cooking Light comes a beef recipe with some bite and spice.See...