5 Tips to Avoid Bad Hires

You thought he would be a superstar. Your new hire was smart during his interview, a go-getter with a firm handshake. But then… he fizzled. Luckily, you can learn how to hone your hiring strategy and stop getting stuck with duds in the first place. Here’s how:1. Interview for core values. Instead of hiring based on experience, hire for things like integrity, honesty and loyalty. To uncover…

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SUCCESS’s Best 10 Articles You Might Have Missed in 2014

Here at SUCCESS, we really strive to deliver powerful and valuable content because we know you, our readers, take full responsibility for your own success. We know you’re aspirational-minded and wholeheartedly want to improve yourselves. So that’s why we give you practical tips, traits and tactics we know you can adapt to your lives, to reach your goals—whatever they might be.Here, we wrap up the year with…

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3 Apps to Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

Nutrition Menu ($1.99)Determined to lose weight in 2015 but love buffalo wings? That’s a real pickle. A real fried pickle. When out at restaurants, this app can help you make smarter decisions, describing the nutritional stats of each menu item.Lift (Free)This achieve-anything app will help you record your goals and create a plan to reach them, track and celebrate your progress, and receive peer coaching, encouragement from…

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6 Principles for an Effective Radio Campaign

“I tried radio, and it didn’t work.” How many of you have uttered those words? Or did you dismiss using radio as part of your marketing because someone you know discouraged you by making that statement? Well, radio does work, but maybe not the way you think.I create radio campaigns for businesses of all kinds, in all sizes of markets worldwide. I’ve learned that by employing the…

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Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech

When you talk to Angela Proffitt, the first thing you realize is how humble she is about her accomplishments. “I’m passionate about what I do, but when I first started out, I didn’t even know what an entrepreneur was,” she says with a laugh. “It just happened!”Proffitt was working in health care when she stumbled into event planning after acquaintances asked her for help. She has since…

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Would You Risk Your Life to Save a Stranger?

No one knew Jon Meis would be a hero that day, not even Jon Meis. The 22-year-old engineering student, who describes himself as “quiet and private,” was working as a building monitor at Seattle Pacific University on June 5, 2014, when a gunman began firing at random.Meis tackled and disarmed the shooter, which then inspired several others to hold down the attacker until police arrived. The rampage…

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SUCCESS Foundation: Setting Goals Down Under

Helicopter pilot Kimberly Hutchings is an entrepreneur originally from the Los Angeles area who leads a helicopter flight training company in Australia. She’s also an involved mom who leads a weekly SUCCESS for Teens program for 14- to 15-year-old girls.The program she facilitates in Shepparton, in the state of Victoria, includes her daughter and three of her daughter’s friends. Together they’ve been reading and talking about SUCCESS for…

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Reading List: The Best Books of 2014

Out of all our Reading List reviews over the past 12 months, we think these nine deserve another look. Pick one (or all) up if you haven’t yet—and if you've bought them already, remember that books you love make thoughtful gifts. Inspirational and Motivational 1. In his endearing memoir, The Promise of a Pencil (Scribner), Adam Braun shares his story of personal transformation from money-obsessed Wall Streeter…

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How To: Profit from Good Public Relations

“All press is good press,” goes the adage. Maybe. But not all press leads to sales.Just ask colleagues about their public relations efforts. Landing a solid media mention usually requires hiring an expensive professional agency, or investing considerable time and efforts in-house. And entrepreneurs are often surprised to find that there’s no direct correlation between media coverage and profit.“Being in top media—like the New York Times or Wall Street…

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Answer 6 Questions to Reveal Your Life Purpose

As a reader, you probably earn a good living but also define success as something more than money and the things it can buy. To you it’s a holistic concept—not just financial success, but also happiness, good relationships, and the ability to give back and contribute to society. “You need a higher purpose than just survival,” says Tina Tessina, Ph.D., a Long Beach, Calif., psychotherapist and author…

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