5 Habits You Should Incorporate Into Your Life If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

Building a successful business, despite what some get-rich-quick schemes might tell you, doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of hard work, dedication and passion to start reaping the benefits of your labor. However, it's not just about the hours that you clock in. To find true prosperity in your craft, you must integrate meaningful habits into your daily routine.

Kick start your journey to being a successful entrepreneur with these five daily habits:

1. Surround yourself with positive people.

Attitudes are highly contagious, so surrounding yourself with aspirational people will be a factor in your success. Your inner circle, whether it consists of family, friends, co-workers or business partners, should be individuals that support and encourage you. When it comes to business relationships, it’s important that you work with people who have long-term goals and a positive outlook on both life and business. Regularly meet with and get advice from a mentor, coach or “do-ru.” A “do-ru” is a positive person who is where you want to be, and they got there by doing what you want to do. You can rely on them to help you turn your expectations into appreciation while providing a clear path to your goals. It’s always helpful to have someone like that on your side!

2. Read, read and read some more.

Keeping yourself educated is a must. Stay on top of the latest news by subscribing to newsletters that summarize local, national and international news, like The New York TimesBBC America or your local paper. Also, take the time to read industry-related publications to stay up to date on the latest advancements. Don’t let your self-education stop with reading news updates in magazines or on websites. Check out the latest real estate transactions. You can learn a lot by looking at the deals others are making.

3. Take responsibility.

Nobody likes making mistakes, but when you do, it’s best to acknowledge your wrongdoings in a timely manner. Take ownership early on to get the gorilla off your back. Remember, when you mess up, fess up!

4. Always say "please" and "thank you".

In negotiations, being respectful is of the utmost importance. Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval co-authored “The Power of Nice,” a book about the value of being kind to others. The book demonstrates that being nice gets you further in your professional and personal life.
Being polite is a key rule for everyone -- not just investors. As entrepreneurs, we rely on our team to keep our businesses running smoothly, so it’s important to make their contributions feel appreciated. No matter how big or small the task at hand, always say “please” and “thank you.” Remember, efficacy is directly correlated to timelessness, so say “please” and “thank you” often.

5. Set goals, both short-term and long-term.

Being a small business owner can seem like an uphill battle. In fact, 80 percent of new businesses fail in the first 12 months. Keep from falling into this category by creating a business plan. Having a definite plan gives you a better chance of building a successful business, because it requires you to set both short and long-term goals.
Keep in mind -- a dream that’s written is now a goal. Start by writing down one long-term goal (ex. Invest in two multimillion dollar properties by 2018) and three or four short-term goals (ex. Increase capital by investing in two half-million dollar properties by the end of 2016) that will help you reach that long-term goal. Now you have something specific to work towards.
Entrepreneurship takes a lot of hard work and dedication. No two days are the same, so having some consistency in your day-to-day operations is of the utmost importance. By incorporating these five habits into your daily routine, you’ll be setting yourself and your business up for success. 

North Korea's Top Diplomat Says North Korea May test hydrogen bomb in Pacific

North Korea's foreign minister has said the Communist nation may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean after dictator Kim Jong Un vowed he would take the "highest-level" action against the United States, South Korean media reported Thursday.

The Yonhap news agency reported on comments made to reporters by Ri Yong Ho on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

"We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un," Ri was quoted as saying by Yonhap. 

Such a test would be considered a major provocation by the U.S., South Korea and Japan. Ri was scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday, a day later than previously scheduled.

Ri's comments followed Kim's extraordinary statement lashing out at President Trump, calling the American leader "deranged" and vowing that Trump would "pay dearly" for his threat to destroy North Korea.

Kim's first-person statement was published by North Korea's state propaganda arm in response to Trump's fiery speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. South Korean media called it the first such direct address to the world by Kim.

Kim said Trump was "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country." He also described the U.S. president as "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire."

Some analysts saw Kim's statement as a clear announcement that North Korea would ramp up its already brisk pace of weapons testing, which has included missiles meant to target U.S. forces throughout Asia and the U.S. mainland.

On Tuesday, Trump mocked Kim as a "rocket man" on a "suicide mission," and said that if "forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea."

Kim characterized Trump's speech to the world body as "mentally deranged behavior."

He said Trump's remarks "have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last."

Kim said he was "thinking hard" about his response and that Trump "will face results beyond his expectation."

Kim Dong-yub, a former South Korean military official who is now an analyst at Seoul's Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said Kim's statement indicated that North Korea would respond to Trump with its most aggressive missile test yet. That might include firing a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan to a range of around 4,349 miles to display a capability to reach Hawaii or Alaska.

In recent months, the North has launched a pair of still-developmental ICBMs it said were capable of striking the continental United States and a pair of intermediate-range missiles that soared over Japanese territory. Earlier this month, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, drawing stiffer U.N. sanctions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

US Father Strangled Sons To Death Before Setting Himself on Fire While His Wife Slept

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An Illinois man strangled his two sons to death early Tuesday morning and then set his home on fire before killing himself while his wife slept, IPRESSTV confirms.

Eric N. Ringenberg, 33, was identified by police in a release provided by the Bloomington Police Department.

Police responded to the fire at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, where they found Eric and his two sons, a 2-year-old and a newborn, dead in the basement. The children were only identified by the initials, CR and RR.

Police say Eric’s wife woke up to the sound of the smoke alarm ringing. She tried to call for help but could not locate any phones in the house, including her cell.

The mom-of-two desperately tried to locate her husband and children as flames engulfed the home but she suffered smoke inhalation and was forced to flee.

According to authorities, the home had surveillance cameras installed that showed Eric hiding the family’s cell phones, including his wife’s, in a kitchen cabinet.

Autopsies conducted later on Tuesday showed the boys were strangled to death, according to the release. Police say surveillance footage shows Eric’s death was by suicide, and that he intentionally set fire to the home from the basement.

His wife was listed in fair condition late Tuesday, according to WGLT.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Man Who Won $338 Million Powerball Arrested and Charged with Child Sexual Assault

A New Jersey man who won a $338-million Powerball jackpot in 2013 has been arrested and charged with child sexual assault, IPRESSTV confirms.

Pedro Quezada, 49, is accused of sexually assaulting a girl over the course of three years, starting when she was 11 years old until she was 14, according to Passaic County, New Jersey, prosecutor, Camelia Valdes.

Quezada, of Wayne, New Jersey, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Passaic County Jail records. He was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Valdes said in a news release.

The assaults allegedly took place in Passaic, where Quezada lived at the time, according to authorities, who note that “it appears there are no other victims.”

Further details about what led to Quezada’s arrest were not immediately available. On Wednesday, a judge ordered him held without bail, according to The Record, and he remains held in the Passaic County Jail.

“He has money,” his attorney, Steve Wukovits, told The Record. “That’s why he’s being targeted in this case.”

Quezada is scheduled to appear in court for a detention hearing on Monday. His attorney did not immediately return calls for comment and he has not yet entered a plea.

He won one of the biggest jackpots in New Jersey history and took his winnings in a lump-sum payout that totaled $152 million after taxes, NJ.com reports.

At the time, Quezada told reporters how he bought the winning ticket during a daily walk to a local liquor store.

When he won, he reportedly predicted, “My life will change because of it — so much money. But it will not change my heart.”

Chris Pratt Praises Anna Faris After Split: She 'Looked Great' at Emmys 2017

No love lost! Chris Pratt had nothing but kind words for his estranged wife, Anna Faris, after she stepped out at the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, to present an award with her Mom costar Allison Janney.

"I know she did great. Anna did an amazing job," the Guardians of the Galaxy actor, 38, told photographers while out and about in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. "She rules! She was great. Her and Allison [Janney], they both looked great."

Pratt even went so far as to promote Faris, 40, and Janney's sitcom, which kicks off its fifth season on November 2. "Go watch Mom on CBS!" he said.
The Emmys marked the Unqualified author's first public appearance since announcing her split from her husband of eight years in early August. She looked stunning in a purple Marc Jacobs halter dress and matching heels.

The Jurassic World actor, however, claimed he was not invited to the ceremony. "I didn't get an invitation," he told photographers with a laugh. "I haven't checked my mailbox lately."

The former couple met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and married in July 2009. They are the parents of son Jack, who turned 5 just a few weeks after Pratt and Faris announced their plans to legally separate. They have yet to officially file for divorce.

Still, Faris is staying in high spirits. "She's fantastic. She's a professional," Janney, 57, exclusively told IPRESSTV in August. "It's hard to do but she's coming to work with a smile on her face and knows her lines and is as professional as ever."

Emmys 2017: What Went Down Inside The Afterparties

After the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, which were held at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, stars let loose at various afterparties. Scroll down for more pics and exclusive details!

Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley
The Handsmaid Tale costars attended Hulu's 2017 Emmy After Party at Otium. During the 69th annual ceremony, an eyewitness tells Us that the actresses were "smiling, hugging and chatting while standing up during a break."
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Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Thandie Newton
Santoro, Sarafyan, and Newton — who all starred in Westworld — stepped out at HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center.
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Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, and Thandie Newton
The Westworld costars kept close during the HBO event, where Newton “posed for photos with fans and introduced her mom to someone,” an eyewitness tells IPRESSTV.
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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman
The Big Little Lies costars hung out at HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center. An eyewitness tells IPRESSTVKidman hugged Witherspoon's daughter, Ava, telling her, "This is insane!”
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Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman
An onlooker tells IPRESSTV that the couple arrived at HBO’s party hand in hand.
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Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm
The former Mad Men costars caught up at Hulu's event at Otium.
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Kate McKinnon, Don Lemon
McKinnon, who won Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live, chatted with Lemon at HBO's event. Earlier in the night, McKinnon told reporters that playing Hillary Clinton on SNL was "the greatest honor of my life and the greatest role I’ve gotten to play.”
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Janelle Monae, Lisa Joy and Tessa Thompson
The trio stepped out for HBO's event.
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Anna Chlumsky
The best supporting actress in a comedy series nominee was all smiles at HBO's party. Earlier in the night, the Veep actress "was telling Sarah Paulson how great she looked," an eyewitness tells Us, adding that Paulson, who was also in a sequined silver dress, joked that Chlumsky "got the memo about wearing sparkles!”
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Jack McBrayer, John Oliver, Kate Norley
McBrayer looked ecstatic to meet Norley at HBO's party. Following Last Week Tonight With John Oliver's win for variety talk series, Olivier joked with Us that his wife is "not really impressed with it."
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Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright
The Westworld actors attended HBO's party. Following the ceremony, Wright, who was nominated in the supporting actor category, tweeted: "Ok, now so where's the bar?”
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Sofia Vergara
After leaving HBO's afterparty, the Modern Family actress wrote on Instagram: "The night is young but Im not!! 5am call time tomorrow! Goodnight Emmys2017. So honored to be part of this event for the 8th year!!”
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John Turturro, Riz Ahmed
The lead actor in a limited series winner celebrated his victory with his The Night Of costar Turturro at HBO's party.
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Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia
The 'This Is Us' costars kept the night going at FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX And National Geographic 69th Primetime Emmy Awards After Party at Vibiana. During the ceremony, both actors were disappointed to see costar Sterling K. Brown's best actor in a drama victory speech cut short. "I think it’s unfortunate. I haven’t had a chance to ask him what the remaining was, but I read his mouth pretty well," Ventimiglia told Us. "I think he was talking about his loved ones. I’m so proud and excited for him to be on that stage." An eyewitness tells IPRESSTV that Metz "shook her head in frustration" when producers cut Brown's mic and yelled, "Boo!”
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Donald Glover
Glover celebrated his history-making Emmy moment as the first African American to win for comedy series directing at FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX and National Geographic's party.
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Nyasha Newton, Thandie Newton
The mother-daughter duo enjoyed HBO's party. Newton told Us that the highlight of her night was "my mom being here from London!”
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Jessica Biel
At HBO's party, Biel "sat with friends at a table and smiled and laughed," an eyewitness tells Us.
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Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore
During the Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the onscreen This Is Us spouses bonded with their real-life loves. "Mandy and her fiancé [Taylor Goldsmith] were sitting next to Milo and his girlfriend [Kelly Egarian] while eating," an eyewitness told IPRESSTV. “*Mandy was clapping and laughing at their conversation.”
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Padma Lakshmi
"It takes a village," the Top Chef host (at HBO's after party) wrote on Instagram of her Emmys look.
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Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Shortly after David and Louis-Dreyfus chatted at HBO's party, "Larry's girlfriend held his hand and led the way and they walked out while the Veep actress "was sitting talking to a guy who works on Veep and was hysterically laughing," an eyewitness tells Us.
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Stephen Colbert
Cheers to the host! Emmys host Stephen Colbert celebrated with The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey at his afterparty on Sunday, September 17, in L.A.
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Emmys 2017: Wonderful Moments From the Audience, Red Carpet and Backstage You Didn't See

The biggest names in television came together for the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17. Scroll down to see the best unseen moments from the audience, red carpet and backstage at the Microsoft Theater!
Over Here!
Millie Bobby Brown pulled out her iPhone to snap a selfie with Nicole Kidman in the audience.
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Pointing Fingers
Tony Hale gave a thumbs-up to the camera while his Veep costar Anna Chlumsky made a funny face.
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Just Like Dad
Liev Schreiber and his son Kai, 8, wore matching tuxedos and bow ties on the red carpet.
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Kate McKinnon held up her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series on the red carpet in the press room. She won the award for her performances on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
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Alexis Bledel and husband Vincent Kartheiser wrapped their arms around each other in the green room.
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A Cinderella Moment
Halston Sage was escorted down the red carpet by Zac Posen, who designed her princess-like dress.
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Relationship Goals
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were a stylish duo at the Emmys as they held hands in the audience.
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Hey, O!
Oprah Winfrey shook hands with Milo Ventimiglia while sitting in the audience.
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Smiles All Around
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was grinning from ear to ear on stage after accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO's Veep from presenters Debra Messing and Chris Hardwick.
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Double Take
Elisabeth Moss had her hands full in the press room as she held her Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
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Ziggy and adeline Reunite
Big Little Lies costars Iain Armitage and Reese Witherspoon posed for a picture during a commercial break.
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Not So Strange
Stranger Things costars Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard enjoyed a night out.
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Baby on Board
James Corden rubbed his pregnant wife Julia Carey's baby bump on the red carpet. They are already the parents of son Max, 6, and daughter Carey, 2.
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Say Cheese
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade took a selfie together in the audience before the show kicked off.
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No Love Lost
Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman, who played a not-so-picture-perfect couple on Big Little Lies, were all smiles while posing with three of the eight Emmys that the HBO drama won.
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An Emotional Win
Ryan Michelle Bathe was nearly in tears as her husband, Sterling K. Brown, received the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for NBC's This Is Us.
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Twin Aler
Dylan Frances Penn and her mother, Robin Wright, looked so alike on the red carpet.
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What a Night
The Handmaid's Tale stars Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd celebrated on stage with their costars as they accepted the award for Outstanding Drama Series.
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Best Buds
Aziz Ansari and Evan Rachel Wood posed for a picture on the red carpet.
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Three's a Crowd
Ryan Michelle Bathe chatted with William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman before heading inside the Microsoft Theater.
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So in Love
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy struck a fun pose on the red carpet.
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Staying Hydrated
Laverne Cox sipped on water from a bottle with a straw while arriving at the Emmys.
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Onscreen Pals
Susan Sarandon and Thandie Newton, who costar in the upcoming drama The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, walked the red carpet together.
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