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Price’s Law: Why only a few people generate half of the results

At my first sales job, I had about 25 colleagues who did the same work. After the first month, I noticed something peculiar.<p>Only 4 of my co-workers …

Family Business

How do I use the right keywords on my resume?

Let me tell you what you, as a job seeker, are not.<p>You are not “outgoing, driven and dedicated.”<p>In no way can you work “independently” and …

Employment

Why Would People Consider Quitting Their Jobs, Exactly? Gallup Research Sums Up the Entire Reason in 1 Sentence

Gallup asked over 195,000 employees to indicate how important certain job attributes are when considering whether to jump ship and take another job with a different organization. Here are the surprising results.<p>In 2017, Gallup released the third iteration of their infamous workplace report, the</i> …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

The dream job that's all the rage across America

Taso Du Val started Toptal (short for "top talent") when he saw just how hard it was for U.S. firms to find top freelance talent in tech. He knew …

The Workplace

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

It's so Simple: How to be the Most Liked Person in the Room

If you want to get ahead in business and life, just make sure you don't behave this way.<p>If you want to get ahead in business and life, inquisitiveness is an essential character trait.<p>Think about the last time someone asked you good questions about your life to get to know you better. Chances are, …

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

<b>“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts</b><b>” (Proverbs 4:23 GNT).</b>God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing …

Are You An Excellent Leader Or An Amazingly Excellent Leader?

“I hadn’t realized how entrenched I was in so many time-wasting habits until Ann Latham made them transparent. It’s almost embarrassing,” said Jim Goodwin, CEO of CHD.<p>Just a few days ago, I talked with another client who told me that after working with me, he can’t <i>not</i> see the lack of clarity …

Leadership

38 People Who Are Totally Nailing This Whole Marriage Thing

“Marriage is an ongoing tennis match between ‘I love you so much’ and ‘nobody would find your body; my plan is well thought out.”

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

Vintage Revivals

Let’s talk drywall finishing shall we? I had my heart set (or so I thought) on perfectly smooth walls. As you know I’m trying to keep the Merc as …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

How to make a million dollars (with advice from actual millionaires)

Do you want to learn how to make a million dollars?Of course you do. It’s practically part and parcel of the American Dream, right behind buying a …

Light Dinner Ideas to Have After a Late Workout

After breaking down your muscles during a weight-training workout, they need the right kind of food for recovery — and that means adequate protein, about 10 to 20 grams within 30 minutes to an hour after your workout. The following light dinners won't leave you feeling too full before bed, but …

Healthy Eating

How do you become a millionaire? Here are 7 ways to end up with $1 million.

Becoming a millionaire might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s certainly not impossible. At the end of 2016, there were actually 10.8 million …

Choosing a Down Payment Over a Fancy Wedding

Carrie Graham, a Protestant minister from Austin, Tex., was out for an afternoon stroll about four years ago when she passed a house under construction that she fell in love with instantly. It was in Mueller, her neighborhood, in the city’s northeastern section. She was renting a garage apartment …

Your September Action Plan: 10 Ways to Chase Fulfillment

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.<p>This …

Inside South Africa’s Most Stylish New Safari Lodge

Singita Sweni is redefining luxury in the bush with a radical new look.<p>South Africa’s Singita Sweni safari lodge has debuted a radical renovation. …

This Quick and Easy Quiz Will Instantly Reveal Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

I've written extensively about a critical work skill that, I feel, every person (not just managers) will need now and in the future to succeed: emotional intelligence (EQ).<p>I've advocated for and highlighted just about every useful approach and practical benefit that EQ brings to work and life, …

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

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You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Just 50 Miles From Niagara Falls Lies the True Waterfall Capital of the World

When it comes to North American waterfalls, the first one that comes to people’s minds is usually the mighty Niagara Falls on the American-Canadian …

There are 4 primary communication personalities —and knowing yours can help you improve your relationships

More than two million people have taken a DISC assessment to better understand their communication style.<p>In fact, organizations that I work with often request DISC profiles for high-potential employees and high-performance teams to help them identify and maximize their strengths.<p>Research shows that …

Are You Really Onboarding Your Employees The Best Way Possible?

Have you ever had a lousy onboarding experience?<p>Most people have. The orientation where you did nothing but fill out HR paperwork and track down IT to set up your email. Or the one where you toured your new environment and met a hundred people, but didn’t have a single meaningful conversation.<p>Among …