Aliyah Alleyne

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Vocal tricks for speakers to sound smarter and more composed

You’re standing in the wings, getting ready to go on stage to give an important speech.If you’re like most people, you’re a little nervous. Well, OK, …

5 Things Die-Hard Bullet Journalers Want to Teach You

I hate to invoke the "two types of people" trope, but I think it rings especially true here. There are two types of people in the world: Bullet …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

How Happy, Successful People Manage Their Priorities

For me, what worked was to make a "yes" list.<p><i>How should people go about finding work/life balance? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Julie Timmer, author of Mrs. Saint and the</b> …

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader

Turns out, it's not as overwhelming of a process as you might assume.<p>I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a …

How To Be A Motivational Leader

Motivational speakers are all the rage — individuals with a lot of life experience, and a lot of ideas to share. They make us laugh, they teach us valuable lessons, and sometimes, they make us cry.<p>Famous motivators include Apple’s founder Steve Jobs, who was fired from the company in its early …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Influential at Work

Never underestimate the influence you have on others.<p>Most people, at some point in their professional life, feel that they're not really getting anywhere but just kicking the can down the road.<p>Sometimes that's nature's way of saying you need to be working in a different organization or even a …

4 ways to command respect in your workplace

Excelling at a fast-paced job can be challenging — especially when you feel like you’re not being respected enough for your ideas and …

Iran’s president used his UN speech to insult Trump

Hassan Rouhani called Trump administration members “rogue newcomers to the world of politics.”<p>Not content to sit back and let President Donald Trump hog all the attention at this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the stage on Wednesday and …

Want to be mentally strong? Here are things you must avoid!

I did my internship during MBA at a startup firm in Pune. Although I could easily get an internship in a reputed MNC but I knew working in a startup would give me the exposure and experience I was looking for. I was curious to know what goes inside an organization at the ground level and upper …

This Quick Mental Exercise Will Bring You Immediate Clarity & Motivation

A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed.<p>A common way to clarify what you want in life is by imagining yourself on your death bed. Similarly, Dr. Stephen Covey invites readers of <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> to imagine their own 80th birthday …

According to Science, This Is the Best Way to Gain Power and Influence Others

The old power model is about to get a swift kick in the rear by the new power model (and it's totally the opposite of what you think).<p>One sure path to power is through such means as coercion, deception, force, and disregard for people. It is how many organizations operate, and, yes, they prove to …

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

How to Crush Your Goals

Nearly 80 percent of us will fail to reach our goals this year. Try this simple, yet powerful, way to crush your goals.<p>For many of us, 2016 began with a promise--a promise that this year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it's the everyday things that prove most difficult--managing …

Five Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Researchers have found that just staring at the Apple logo may spur creative thought. Here’s why.<p>You might not think of yourself as especially creative. And maybe–right now–you aren’t. But a growing body of scientific research suggests that anyone has the ability to become at least a little more …

10 Ways To Get Your Motivation Back After Getting Knocked Down

<i>This column is by Cynthia Bazin, President of SmartChic</i><p>It happens to the best of us! At some points in our life, we are going to burn-out or totally …

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

This Best-Selling TED Speaker Told Oprah the 5-Step Secret to Happiness

Is it possible to increase your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Personal Finance

Personal Development Books

Steve's recommended reading list of personal development books:<p>Productivity, Time Management, Effectiveness<p>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by …

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have

These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.<p>There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the …

3 Things the Best Leaders Always Do When They Speak in Public

Great leaders, more often than not, are also great public speakers.<p><i>How does experience in public speaking make one a stronger leader overall? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Aaron Webber,</b> …

Gen Y money: Fear of missing out really messes with my finances

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>As much as I'd like to deny it, I suffer from FOMO – the fear of missing out.<p>These feelings of social anxiety stem from being active on social media and hyper-aware of …

How to Overcome Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

Here are five tips to help kick FOMO to the curb:<p><i>"Every time we say yes because we're afraid of missing out, we say no to something. That something may be a big dream or a short nap. We need both. Courage to stay our course and gratitude for our path will keep us grounded and guide us home." --</i> …

Networking

The ancient psychology behind FOMO, explained

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the psychology behind FOMO?</i> <i>Answer by Anita Sanz, clinical psychologist.</i><p>The fear of missing out is an ancient fear currently triggered by the newest form of communication: social media.<p>Our survival as an individual within a tribe, and thus our …

Just Say No to FOMO

Until now, I’d never given much thought to FOMO—shorthand for the fear of missing out. I don't spend an excessive amount of time on Facebook. I rarely tweet and never remember to Instagram. When I am perusing social media, I'm usually stoked and inspired to read my friends' adventures rather than …