Alex Padilla

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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

5 Reasons Business Owners Don't Fire Bad Employees--and 5 Bigger Reasons Why They're Wrong

Firing someone is never easy, but the consequences associated with holding on to an underperformer are far worse.<p>A bit of logic and your gut feelings tell you it's time to fire an underperforming employee, but your emotions and lack of time keep you from taking action. You're not the only one. Many …

Customer Service

The best home security system

<i>By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more than 40 hours researching and …

Home Security

One-Pan Garlic Chicken & Asparagus Is a Dinner Dream

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Pray this beautiful prayer to the Holy Spirit when you are feeling uninspired

Written by St. Augustine, this poetic prayer fills the soul with God's presence.<p>It is not always easy finding the right words to pray. On certain …

Faith

Agile projects need agile leadership

Humans feel less threatened when they have more autonomy, think more constructively and are more creative when they can operate in more agile management cultures<p>The Agile Business Consortium has been working alongside a wide range of researchers and experts to explore the cultural and leadership …

Project Management

7 Business Books that Will Change Your Life

What is a life-changing book? Is it a book that makes you quit your secure job and start your own company or just a book that helps you become a …

Self-improvement

This Is What Your Credit Score Should Be to Buy a House

Thinking about buying a home? Congratulations! This is a big life moment, one that will require a lot of attention to detail, responsibility and …

Personal Finance

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

My six pack Dadbod challenge: how I got a washboard stomach in 12 weeks

Until recently, the idea of having a six pack was simply pie in the sky. Not only had I never been in possession of such a thing, I was also 36 years old with two kids and a busy job. Hopes of making my stomach resemble a washboard had long since passed. Easier (and a lot more fun) to sit back and …

Fitness

5 Brilliant Ways to Deal With Toxic People at Work

These toxic manipulators are tough to deal with, until you change the rules of the game.<p>If you've ever worked with toxic people, you know that dealing with them can be mentally, emotionally, and physically taxing.<p>One recent poll of 800 managers and employees in 17 industries, as reported by <i>Harvard</i> …

Self-help

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

To Dramatically Improve Employee Communication, Use Design Thinking

Change your perspective to become "customer"-centric<p>Let's say your job is to create a product--and your objective is to get customers to buy your product. Naturally, you'd want to learn everything you can about customers so that you fully understand their needs and preferences. And then you'd …

Design

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

4 Examples That Will Confirm You Were Born to Be a Leader

Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.<p>Ever wonder if you're true leadership material? Perhaps you've been told you are, but the question is <i>by what standard</i>? Thousands of leadership books are written each year, many of them with marketing agendas to …

Leadership

6 Legit Ways To Lower Your Student Loan Payments

The system is absurdly confusing, so we’ve laid out your options.<p>Like millions of other Americans, financial journalist Janet Alvarez was laid off from her job in 2009. She decided to ride out the recession by pursuing her MBA, racking up six figures in student loan debt along the way.<p>But when she …

Personal Finance

How Toxic Are Your Co-workers, Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You See Them Doing These 5 Things

If you feel judged and rejected, remember: it's not about you. You're probably working with one of these types of people.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed many toxic traits in the workplace. But I have to tell you, there's one that stands out and consistently holds people back: <i>Perfectionism.</i><p>Have you …

Self-help

Boredom Buster – The 45-Minute Treadmill Workout for Those Who Bore Easily

Let's be honest. Treadmill workouts get boring pretty darn quick, which is why we have to work a little harder to stay motivated. One way to do that …

Exercise

How to Get Ripped in 90 Days

Getting ripped in 90 days or less is possible if you follow the right diet and exercise plan. Eating the right foods at the right time is paramount …

Nutrition

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help

Being Conscious About Our Unconscious Biases

I attended a very interesting workshop a few weeks ago on the topic of “Unconscious Bias” facilitated by Smita Tharoor. I was interested in this …

Leadership

The Team Responsibility Game

I love games for learning – playing about serious matters allows people to drop some of the filters and barriers that may unconsciously affect how …

What Exactly Is Agile? A Definition of Agile Project Management

In 2001, at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort, 17 software developers got together and produced the groundbreaking Agile Manifesto.It was meant to …

Project Management

Lighthouse Is The Next Big Deal In Home Monitoring Technology

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating Lighthouse, a new next-generation home security device from a Palo Alto-based startup Lighthouse AI. After spending a couple of weeks with it, using my mom’s New Jersey home for evaluation, I’ve concluded that this remarkable device …

Home Security

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Alternative Medicine

Innovate Faster by Asking this One Simple Question

Discover a sure fire way to a better way of working.<p>Innovation is like sex. Everyone's talking about it, but few of us are actually doing it. In the early 70s, Intel innovated. Gordon Moore led the bold shift from storage to microprocessing and in the process completely redesigned their business …

Innovation

How Working in 25-Minute Sprints Makes You Sharper and More Productive

Adopting the Pomodore technique is a simple way to help you work smarter.<p>My yoga practice has taught me the power of mindfulness and how to train my mind to focus more on the present moment. That level of concentration comes in handy when doing challenging balancing poses and inversions when a …

Time Management

God Uses Our Talents to Test Our Unselfishness

<b>“</b><b>God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another</b><b>”</b><b> (1 Peter 4:10 NLT).</b>God uses our …

Faith

How to Deal With Someone Who Keeps Undermining You at Work

It is one of the most frustrating things to experience, but remember, you have nothing to prove.<p>Growing up, my parents told me to be humble.<p>"Don't go around telling everyone what you do and what you've achieved. Let them find out for themselves."<p>I've taken this advice my whole life, believing I …

Self-help

Reduce Back Pain With This Vibrating Exercise Machine

If you’re looking to upgrade your home gym situation, skip the bulky treadmill or stair stepper, and instead, get yourself a machine that offers a …