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Nicolas Cole

My name is Nicolas Cole, and I am an author, writer, ghostwriter, and creative marketing strategist.

My work has been published in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Inc Magazine, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Slate, Observer, Fox News, Entrepreneur, and more.  

I am a columnist for Inc Magazine and a Top Writer on Quora with over 15,000,000 article views.  

Publication Features

Inc Magazine Column

3 Secrets To Getting Published Anywhere You Want

The Trait That's Far More Important Than Creativity

5 Signs You Are Not A True Leader After All

The Key To Success Nobody Wants To Talk About

Why Every CEO Needs Double-Barrel Vision

If You're A Social Media Marketer, Please Don't Make This Mistake

5 Powerful Tips For Speaking With Authority And Confidence

This One Habit Can Completely Rebuild Your Life

The Secret To Productivity? Maximizing Your Downtime In 3 Simple Ways

Do These 5 Things To Live Life By Your Own Design

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time To Read

If You Truly Want To Be Creative, Don't Do These 5 Things

This Investor Shares The 3 Things He Looks For In An Entrepreneur

5 Books All Creative People Need On Their Shelf

4 Ways Your Employees Can Communicate More Effectively

Why Your Brand Voice Is Failing To Say What It Needs To Say

It's Possible To Be Both Creative And Organized. Here's How

The 1 Trait All Successful People Have

4 Inspiring Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

Why The Right Answer To The Wrong Question Is Still The Wrong Answer

5 Books That Will Inspire You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams

7 Tiny Habits That Lead To Huge Results

How You Can Improve Your Life The Most In A Single Day

7 Difficult Lessons Millennials Must Learn The Hard Way

3 Surefire Ways To Jumpstart Your Creativity

8 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire Your Monday

Why Chicago Is The Newest Entrepreneurial Hot Spot

The Real Reason People Are Unproductive Isn't What You Think

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily To Achieve Success

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

What All Millennials Get Wrong About The Internet

5 Books That Will Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

3 Reasons Compassion Is The Key To Being A Great Leader

What Drake's Deals With Apple And Snapchat Can Teach Us About Marketing Today

10 Positive Habits That Will Immediately Make Life Better

Why Every Leader Needs A Leader

3 Laws Of Productivity That Can Move You To Where You Want To Be

5 Daily Habits That Will Cultivate A Positive Mindset

The 3 Things That Helped This Entrepreneur Go From 1 Restaurant To 175 Locations

5 Books That Will Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance

Company Culture Isn't What You Do, It's How You Do It

3 Ways To Attract The Mentor You Truly Want

6 Types Of Music For Maximum Productivity, According To Science

7 Essential Ways To Build Trust Among Your Employees

8 Reasons Why Giving Up Is The Worst Choice You Could Ever Make

5 Apps That Should Absolutely Be On Your Radar, According To Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Books All Creative Types Should Read Right Now

Why You Need All 5 To Be Successful: Family, Friends, Fitness, Work, Sleep

5 Unconventional Traits All Successful People Have

7 Productive Ways To Spend Memorial Day Weekend

Want To Win A Nobel Prize? Pick Up An Artistic Hobby, Says Science

Why Creativity Doesn't Have To Be Chaotic, And Structure Doesn't Have To Be Boring

USC Marketer Explains How To Immediately Drive Authentic Social Media Growth

The Secret To Insane Productivity

10 Quotes From LeBron James That Will Inspire You To Be A Better Leader

The 1 Trait All Great Leaders Have In Common

The 2 Words That May Be Holding You Back From Success

Procrastination May Be Conducive To Creativity, According To Science

The 1 Thing Nobody Seems To Understand About Microsoft's 26.2 Billion Deal

7 Ways To Make Yourself A Happier Person Every Day

Failure Doesn't Actually Exist. Here's Why

5 Habits Of People Who Always Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed

10 Lessons To New Graduates From 10 Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Brutally Honest Reasons A Breakup Could Be Exactly What You Need To Succeed

The 1 Painfully Obvious Reason Nobody Follows You On Social Media

The Brilliant Thing Pokémon Go Can Teach Us About The Future Of Augmented Reality

The Ultimate Guide To Creating An Instagram Profile Everyone Will Want To Follow

This 1 Mindset Shift Will Change The Way You See Earning Money Forever

How This YouTuber Doubled His Viewership By Adding 1 Word To Each Video Title

Everything You Need To Know About Snapchat "Memories" According To Gary Vaynerchuk


Inc Magazine Features

10 Ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder

Your Guide To Finding and Making the Most of Mentors

Sound Smarter At Your Next Big Meeting With These 5 Tips

3 Hot Marketing Tips That Can Light A Fire Under Your Startup

10 Ways You Can Make Your Life A Little More Beautiful

4 Easy Tricks That Can Help You Become More Productive

To Learn The Secrets of Dedication and Drive, Look No Further Than Michael Jordan

10 Essential Tips For Being The Best At Whatever You Do

All High Achievers Share These 9 Things In Common

7 Secrets Of The Most Productive People

The Huffington Post

The Best High School Hack for Students Wanting to Free Up Time

6 Life Lessons Your Gamer Children Can Learn From Playing Video Games

5 Ways To Become A Quick Learner

10 Tips That Can Take Your Life From Average To Awesome

How To "Fake It Till You Make It" And Be Successful

Thought Catalog

Life Gets Better After High School. This Is My Story.

5 Ways You Can Successfully Contact Business People

10 Things You Must Do To Become The Best At Anything In The World

This Is Why Men Should Not Be Intimidated By Attractive Women

5 Questions All 20-Somethings Should Ask Themselves On A Daily Basis

Business Insider

5 Strategies for Picking Up New Skills

4 Habits That Affect Productivity The Most


How Can Millennials Get Clients And Colleagues To Take Them Seriously?


Use These 5 Tactics To Be Taken Seriously At The Office Even If You're The Youngest There


These Uncommon Habits Will Help You Work Smarter


The Top 10 Good Habits That You Should Follow Daily To Have A Beautiful Life

The Mindset of High Achievers


What's The Best Way To Become Smarter?

How Does Going To The Gym Help In Other Areas Of Life?


Guest Blogs

5 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

6 Ways To Always Follow Through With Your Goals

How Can You Handle Other Men Hitting On Your Girlfriend?

7 Signs You're A Natural Born Artist Even If You Don't Feel You Are

5 Things To Do Before You Write Your Own Book

The Truth About Fitness Models And Being A Hard Gainer