Akshay Choudhary

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The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

What 11 entrepreneurs and execs would tell their 24-year-old selves

In hindsight, some life lessons weren't obvious at the time.<p>Fortunately, you can glean wisdom from these 12 top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles on your path to success.

Entrepreneurship

11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

These simple, time-proven techniques will help you become more organized and productive.<p>We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we …

Productivity

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

The 6 High Performance Habits that Make People Extraordinary

All successful people share six common, consistent habits regardless of their area of expertise. Everyone can emulate them.

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Today to Be More Successful

Sometimes quitting is necessary to overall success. Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra …

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

Science Says Self-Control Is A Key Success Factor. Boost Yours With These 4 Tips

Self-control, like a muscle, can be strengthened with training.<p>Many drivers of entrepreneurial success are uncontrollable, including timing, the market, competition, and well, lucky breaks. However, there is one thing you can control--yourself. And according to science, self-control is a key …

How to Improve Your Life in Twenty-One Days or Less.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) When you look at a beautiful building, you may wonder how it all came together and where it began. Our …

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

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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 …

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The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p><i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>***<p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with …

Want to Become the Best at What You Do? Read This

It doesn't matter how good your strategy is, if you're not skilled at what you do, that strategy won't take you very far.<p>As Jason Fried and DHH have said: <i>"Many amateur golfers think they need expensive clubs. But it's the swing that matters, not the club. Give Tiger Woods a set of cheap clubs and</i> …

Self-improvement

Boost Your Confidence With These 8 Simple Exercises

Confidence is essential to your success in business.<i>I’d also argue that it’s essential to success in life.</i>Confidence doesn’t compensate for a lack of …

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is precious, no matter what. The last thing you want to do is …

Employment

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones

For the routine to become automatic, we need to design it with such conscious and deliberate precision that it’s ready-made to run on autopilot.

Triathlete

How I’ve Made a New Habit Stick for 34 Straight Days

What Do You Need to Form Healthy Habits That STICK?<p>What habits are you looking to form? What other habits will need to be broken to make this one …

How to Become a Better, Faster, and More Efficient Writer in 7 Steps

I hate to say it, but I’m going to anyway.<i>Speed and quality rarely have anything to do with each other.</i>Great content, both in scope and quality, …

The Science Behind Success And Motivation

<i>What does science have to say about success and motivation? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Eric Barker, Writer of the Barking Up The Wrong Tree blog and book, on Quora:</b><p>When …

Want to become a better business owner? Watch these 11 movies

Inspiration and motivation for entrepreneurs can come in a variety of mediums - books, articles, mentors, quotes, and even movies. Personally, I find …

Been Let Down Again? 5 Keys To Creating A Culture Of Accountability

It’s an old rule of life that we teach people how to treat us. Yet how often have you held back from calling someone out for failing to follow through on what they said they would do because, well, it was just less awkward to do it yourself. At least in the short term.<p>But here’s the deal: when you …

How to Not Overthink a Hard Decision

When it comes to making a big life decision, there are many outside factors you have to consider. With all the pros and cons to weigh, it can feel downright impossible to decide if you should say goodbye to a relationship, quit a dead-end job, or start your own business. Everyone feels stuck at one …

Career Development

Discover Your Leadership Archetype To Lead With Strength

Are you a rebel? A hero? A navigator? Or something else?<p>If, as a leader, you’ve ever had a moment of self-doubt or uncertainty, then you may have accessed one of your archetypes. In any given situation, we can spring into action and either try to “fix” the problem or take control, neither of which …

4 Ways to Stop Obsessing Over Your Limits and Tackle Negative Thinking

We can at times feel overwhelmed by the barriers in front of us. Whether those challenges come from our own faults and oversights, or from the …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

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10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …