Revealing the Secrets to Peak Professional and Personal Performance

Social entrepreneur Lian Pham biohacked her way back to health. Now, she’s passing her insights on to others. April 5, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Peak performance — it’s something just about everyone strives for. There are countless diets, books, blogs, TV shows and more dedicated to becoming your best self and operating at your highest capacity, both in business and in life. The question is, can it actually be done? While most focus on just one facet of self-care  (weight, productivity, nutrition, motivation, etc.), social entrepreneur and biohacker Lian Pham’s approach is all-inclusive and comprehensive. With her Peak Performance Pyramid, Pham — who, full disclosure, is a client of mine, but whose perspective I felt was valuable to share during these challenging times — has worked out a system of steps that include biohacking the mind, body and spirit to reach peak performance across the boards. Here’s how […]

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When It Comes to Work-Life Balance, Do Boomers Have It Better?

There’s something to be said for having some money saved up while being able to telecommute. April 1, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Work-life balance is often an accurate barometer for both physical and emotional health. Gone are the punchcard days of the first half of the 20th century and the strict 9-to-5 office regimen of the early baby boomer generation.  The internet has guided the transition to a heavier emphasis on the “life” aspect of work-life balance. Internet self-service products like Zoom have replaced in-person meetings, which are surprisingly inefficient. Communication apps like Slack have made person-to-person and group chats trivial. And project-management tools such as Trello or Asana manage workflows digitally and effectively.  Naturally, with all their distinct preferences and technological savvy, millennials and Gen Z would appear to be on the receiving end of the early transition to improved work-life balance, right?  Not quite.  […]

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5 Workouts You Can Do at Home for Free Right Now

Want to establish an at-home workout routine but don’t know how? Try these five resources. March 31, 2020 5 min read As gyms across the country are deemed “nonessential businesses” and shut down for the foreseeable future, the number of virtual fitness resources is exploding. For some, that means purchasing expensive stationary bikes with virtual classes instead of attending a daily indoor-cycling class. But a $2,200 Peloton bike is simply too expensive for most Americans, especially when there are so many free options available right now.  “The irony is that many people are probably exercising more now than they would otherwise, because they have nothing else to do,” says Jennifer Cohen, an Entrepreneur contributor, and founder and CEO of No Gym Required.  Related: 10 Things Healthy People Have in Common If you’re lucky enough to have a home gym, take advantage of this time to actually use it. But you don’t […]

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Maintain Balance

What we can learn from the collected insights of CrowdOptic CEO and serial entrepreneur Jon Fisher. March 23, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The rise of internet connectivity and accessibility has led to a corresponding uptick in serial entrepreneurship over the past decade. Defining success in that context is a whole other topic. Some would tie it to monetary gain, while others might point to innovation or positive global impact.  All in all, the best serial entrepreneurs aren’t solely driven by money. They also enjoy the challenges that lead to success, and get a thrill out of processes such as product development and the creation and unification of teams. But there are only 24 hours in a day, fewer waking hours and even fewer hours that can solely be designated for work-related purposes. Entrepreneurs are still human beings that need to maintain balance, despite their tendency to […]

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Is Vegan Protein Powder the Next Big Wellness Business?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or anyone who tries to steer clear of meat, you’ve probably heard one question over and over: Where do you get your protein? And if you’ve been at it for awhile, you probably have a decent answer prepared – something touching upon the fact that protein deficiency is practically unheard of among average Americans, and that protein comes from plenty of plant sources that, when eaten in combination, are likely to give you all the amino acids you need without even thinking about it. In short, if you eat balanced meals, protein is generally not a problem. As with everything, of course, there are a few exceptions. If you’re an athlete looking to bulk up, for instance, or you have specific medical or dietary needs that require you to supplement your protein intake, you’re not limited to […]

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3 Tested Ways to Achieve High Work Performance and Deep Thinking

Here is how you can feel closer to limitless. March 16, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. My wife and I just had our firstborn child, so figuring out how to maintain high performance while on limited sleep makes a ton of sense for me right now (there isn’t enough coffee in Starbucks to keep me caffeinated). And while we all want to walk around like Bradley Cooper in Limitless, operating at stunningly efficient levels in a state of total human optimization, the reality is, well, we’re human.  Everybody knows that great habits lead to better results if you’re looking to change your habits. That means getting a good night’s rest, eating healthy and having a positive attitude. Habits are important, given that 69 percent of American adults say that health care is a significant source of stress, according to a November 2019 survey by the American Psychological Association. […]

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7 Signs Your Gut Is Affecting Your Mental Health

Here’s why some scientists refer to the gut as a second brain. March 13, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When it comes to mental health, we’re told we just need to think positively and find a happy thought. That advice is simplistic at best and fails to consider bio-individuality and how we each respond to certain stimuli, whether that be food, psychological stress and yes, the trillions of microorganisms that make up our gut microbiome. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel looks at the seven signs your gut is affecting your mental health. Want to become unstoppable in business and in life? Take this 60-second quiz now to find out what’s really holding you back, and be sure to grab a copy of Angel’s new daily planner, The Unstoppable Journal, today.   Read_More Related posts: Could These Nootropics Help You Achieve Peak Mental Performance? Improving […]

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Can the Keto Diet Give You a Mental Edge?

Studies point to yes, so long as you’re willing to commit. March 6, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following article is based on excerpts from Ben Angel’s book, Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound. And be sure to order The Unstoppable Journal, the only journal of its kind based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking to help you reach your goals. You’re on the right track if you’re working on your diet to give you optimum performance. You understand the negative impact of processed foods and the inflammation sugar can cause in your body, but you’re wondering if the ketogenic diet is the best choice to keep your energy levels up for the day ahead. As defined on Medical News Today, “The keto diet is […]

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WWE Superstar Mandy Rose on Building Her Body, Business and Future

The fitness model-turned-pro wrestler dishes on her entrepreneurial journey. March 4, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Amanda Rose Saccomanno, also known by her fans as WWE superstar Mandy Rose, has made her name known not only inside the ring but outside of it, too. At just 29 years old, she has launched multiple projects, from skincare to a fitness app and even a donut shop — just to name a few. In 2014, she was crowned World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini World Champion. Soon after, Saccomanno’s career as a fitness model began to take off and her social media following began to grow, resulting in lucrative brand-sponsorship deals.  I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Rose to find out more about the secrets behind building a personal brand, launching new projects and what she attributes her overall success to.  At what point […]

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7 Tips to Improve Your Sleep While Business Traveling

Don’t let rest deprivation spell doom for your bottom line. February 28, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For some, traveling has the power to throw off their sleep schedule, which is something you can’t afford to have happen when people expect you to be on your A-game. A recent Biz Women article detailed data from NexTravel showing that one in five business travelers say traveling for work negatively impacts their mental health, finances, productivity and relationships. The World Health Organization has classified burnout as an actual syndrome resulting from chronic, unmanaged work stress. That NexTravel survey also shows that the global cost of burnout is estimated as high as $323 billion, with an extra $125 billion to $190 billion in associated health care costs. Traveling for work is not just bad for your sleep, but it’s bad for the bottom line. The good news is there are ways to […]

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Master Your Gut, Master Your Mind

How to unlock the hidden world influencing your psychology. February 28, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following article is based on excerpts from Ben Angel’s book, Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound. And be sure to order The Unstoppable Journal, the only journal of its kind based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking to help you reach your goals. “Gut health” seems to be the new buzz phrase that can be found in almost every aisle in the grocery store, yet most people couldn’t tell you what those little bugs known as gut microbiota do in our bodies, let alone why they are so important for psychological and physical health.  Don’t be fooled — not all gut-health products are giving you what you really […]

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3 Ways to Create Successful Habits

Time to stop lamenting what you “should” have done. February 27, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “I should lose some weight.” “I should spend time focusing on that project.” “I should be able to speak and have others want to listen.” How much time do you spend “should”-ing your way through life? It’s easy to internalize goals and dreams, but following through is often unattainable. Why? We want more from our lives, our careers and our influence, but many fall short of our goals. It’s not that we don’t truly want to reach them, but rather that we aren’t willing to raise our standards enough to create real, lasting change. When we commit to raising our standards, we begin to expect more from ourselves. We demand better outcomes and become willing to do the hard work. By raising our expectations, we form new habits. […]

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Commute to Work in Style With These Bags and Backpacks

February 25, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. A good commuter bag is roomy enough to stow workplace essentials (think laptops and notebooks), provides a variety of organizers that allow you to grab your MetroCard or keys at a moments notice, and features ergonomic additions that make it comfortable to tote all your belongings to and from the office. A great commuter bag features all of the above, plus looks fashion-forward and professional, too.  If you’re ready to trade in your current bag for a more stylish (and still wholly functional) option, consider adding one of these five accessories to your shopping cart. Each of these bags and backpacks meet our standards of a great commuter […]

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How ‘Risky Builders’ Star Chris Naugle Went From Middle Class to Multi-Millions

A conversation with the entrepreneur and TV personality on his pursuit of success and that perfect day. February 19, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When Chris Naugle was growing up in a lower-middle-class family in a small town called Lockport, New York, he never imagined that he’d come to manage over 30 million dollars in assets in the financial services and advisory industry, have built and owned 16 companies over 20 years, be behind more than 260 real estate deals worth tens of millions, and co-host an HGTV series with his wife, Lorissa.  How did this always-fascinated-with-money entrepreneur build his empires from such humble beginnings? I had the chance to sit down with the Risky Builders star to find out how he came to dedicate his life to being one of America’s most well-known money mentors. I’d love to take readers back to where you’ve been, to help […]

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Can Binaural Beats Make You Smarter?

The next time you’re looking to boost performance, reach for your headphones. February 15, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following article is based on excerpts from Ben Angel’s book, Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound. And be sure to order The Unstoppable Journal, the only journal of its kind based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking to help you reach your goals.  We all want to be at our best and achieve mastery in our careers, but what if you could actually train your brain to think smarter, improve memory and enhance focus just by wearing headphones or earbuds? Well, there is a little more to brain entrainment than that, and I want to share with you what I learned about Binaural Beats during my 90-day journey to become […]

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How to Take Back the First Hour of Your Day

A five-step guide for going beyond the typical morning routine. February 7, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On social media, mornings look blissful. It seems everyone greets the day with beachfront meditation, green elixirs or a sweaty endorphin rush. While these are all worthy pursuits, I suspect those blissed-out moments are the exception, not the rule. For many of us, mornings are tough. The alarm goes off far too early. Then we’re juggling kids, pets, text messages, missing files and burnt toast. I’ve learned that the first hour of my morning directly influences the rest of my day. If I hit snooze and skip the gym, I don’t feel settled until lunchtime. But if I wake up rested and start the day with intention, I’m ready to tackle whatever happens next. For entrepreneurs, every day brings new possibilities. The question is, how will you capitalize […]

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Identifying the 4 Unique Types of Successful People

We surveyed thousands to better understand the healthy, and not so healthy, qualities of peak performers. February 7, 2020 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following article is based on excerpts from Ben Angel’s book, Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound. And be sure to order The Unstoppable Journal, the only journal of its kind based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking to help you reach your goals.  When it comes to our identity, we tend to think it’s fixed forever, but the reality is, our identities evolve as we gain skills and experience new things. Still, one factor rarely considered is our energy levels. If you take a personality test when you’re feeling your absolute best, you’re going to get one result, but what happens when you suddenly introduce a […]

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3 Ways You Can Bring Sustainability to Your Workplace

Like charity, sustainability begins at home – your work home, that is. February 1, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You don’t have to search too hard to find a company flexing its green credentials. There are startups like co-working company Upflex, which plants a tree for every booking it receives. Then there are the industry behemoths. Recently, massive asset-management firm BlackRock announced its plan to shift away from investing in companies that contribute to the climate crisis. A January report from McKinsey urges companies large and small to take immediate action. “Much as thinking about information systems and cyber-risks has become integrated into corporate and public-sector decision making, climate change and its resulting risks will also need to feature as a major factor in decisions,” observed McKinsey Global Institute Director Jonathan Woetzel, in the report. Sustainability is a business imperative, and a great place for […]

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The Only Task List That Guarantees You’ll Get Everything Done

Scrap your typical to-do and check in on your overall well-being. January 30, 2020 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following article is based on excerpts from Ben Angel’s book, Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Success. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound. And stay tuned for The Unstoppable Journal, the only journal of its kind based on neuroscience, psychology and biohacking to help you reach your goals. (Coming February 4, 2020.)  The act of journaling is an ancient tradition dating back since about the 10th century in Japan. Sages, monarchs, and presidents have all kept journals, each for their own purpose. And many of us can remember unlocking our diary’s brass key and pouring our soul into those small pages.  Journaling has made a comeback over the years, with plenty of highly successful people stating […]

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How Creating a Long-Term Business Plan Can Help Prevent Burnout

Big-picture goal-setting can stop future stress before it starts. January 30, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Starting a businesses can be like throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks. Even if goals were initially clear, once the rubber hits the road, things continue to change and morph, keeping us reactive and out of the driver’s seat. It makes sense then, that one of the most common causes of burnout — according to Pi Slice founder and CEO and Entrepreneur contributor Genny Ghanimeh — is “working hard with the inability to shut off.” Many entrepreneurs find themselves doing just this: working long, laborious hours around the clock to make their business click in this period of chaos, when the real work should start with one intensive strategy session to create a business plan. Now, this isn’t just a business plan in the traditional sense. This a plan for […]

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