Alex Trung Huynh

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These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

Our Dangerous Obsession with External Recognition

Rebecca, a tech entrepreneur, would love you to equate her company’s expansive press coverage with real value creation. “Yesterday, we got written up in TechCrunch and LA Magazine, and we all had dinner at Nobu to celebrate!” She will, however, conveniently forget to mention that her startup has …

Three Rules to Live By These three rules can apply to virtually every area of our existence – work, finances, love, etc. 1. Don't promise when you're happy. When we promise something, we’re making a commitment to do something, no matter what. Promises need to be thoroughly considered and not made at the peak (or valley) of emotion. If we make promises when we’re happy, we may be overly (and unrealistically) optimistic about what we can commit to. Always keep your word. Be a person of honor. If you say that you will do something, do it. If you make a promise, keep it. If you make a commitment, fulfill it. Be known as the kind of person that can be trusted absolutely, no matter what the circumstances. 2. Don't reply when you're angry. Once words are spoken, they can never be taken back. Angry words can cause irreparable damage. When we speak in anger, we may be impulsive and not take the time to sensor our comments. When we are upset, we need to give ourselves a cooling off period -- then we can calmly respond without our emotions taking control. 3. Don't decide when you're sad. Poor decisions are the result of poor judgment. And poor judgment can be a direct outcome of strong emotions. When we’re feeling sad (or angry or hopeless), we’re prone to make decisions from a place of desperation. And then we have to live with the outcome of these poor decisions. Let’s use these rules to live by starting today. They will save us from future headaches. If you enjoyed this, please tell me your thoughts and like, share and comment. Thank you! -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Save up to 70% off with the 2014 Inventory Blowout Sale! ---> http://budurl.com/Blowout2014 <--- -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

Successful People Start Before They're Ready.

{Richard Branson via under30ceo.com}<p>By James Clear<p><i>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school.</i><p>With the help of a friend, he …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

21 Suggestions for Success

Stop equating wealth with success. If you follow these 21 suggestions for success, you'll feel wildly successful and content in your golden years.

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

Making Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive to Employers

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

The 7 Rules Holding You Back In Life

by Molly Cain<p>We learn early in life that we must “obey the rules.” Don’t touch the hot stove. Don’t run around like a wild banshee in the grocery store (that’s a term my mom used specifically when my sisters and I were running around like wild banshees in the grocery store). Don’t steal from other …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?

Now that LinkedIn has become the standard place to present your professional history and credentials — not to mention the fastest way to check somebody else’s — the humble résumé has lost its once-hallowed position as the canonical version of your professional identity. Your LinkedIn profile should …

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our …

35 Lessons Learned in 35 Years

A collaboration between Srini Rao and David Crandall - Every year on his birthday Srini shares one lesson for each year he's been alive. This year he asked if I'd like to design and illustrate his 35 lessons. Being his business partner (and friend!), I said "HECK YA!!!" This is what we came up …

LinkedIn

Can Taking Risks Improve Your Self-Esteem? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Too many people suffer from low self-esteem. However, there are a lot of great ways you can improve your self-esteem. Did you know that if you take …

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Why Spending $150K On An MBA Is Probably A Dumb Idea

I feel conflicted about MBAs. On one hand, I get that the conceptual and analytical tools that form the bulk of most MBA programs are very useful to someone who wants to operate a business. On the other hand, I know way too many MBAs who can’t manage or lead their way out of a paper bag – and still …

Your Job Description Is Your Baseline: Try Exceeding It! - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>Most employees assume that their responsibility with their firm is to meet the criteria outlined in their job description.</i> While it’s true that you …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

How to Successfully Stage a 'Money Intervention' With a Friend

One night, Sarah, a veterinarian in her thirties, was having dinner with Laura, a close friend since high school.<p>Laura had struggled with …

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