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The Best DIY Videos of the Year

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13 things mentally strong leaders don't do

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on Product Management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “what is the role of a Product Manager?” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

5 Masterful Ways That People With Emotional Intelligence Avoid Drama and Conflict

In a recent report, top human resources officers revealed that emotional intelligence will be a required job skill by the year 2020.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers were asked to forecast the 10 job skills they feel will be an absolute requirement by the year 2020.<p>Coming in at …

Personal Finance

Dump the Routines and Learn to Specialize to Take the Best Advantage of Your Time

The four-step approach to deriving maximum value from your time.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Dan S. Kennedy’s book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>To …

Entrepreneurship

4 Probiotics You Should Eat To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Figuring out the best foods to eat to burn belly fat is no easy task. Thankfully, there are plenty of doctor recommended foods that you can eat when …

You Can Impress Your New Boss If You Do These 4 Things in the First 30 Days

Give it 30 days before you come to any conclusions about colleagues.<p>You've landed a coveted new position and you're ready to step into your new spotlight-- congratulations. This is not only great for your resume but also a fantastic time to learn from thelessons of the past and ease into your new …

Employment

Stop Self-Sabotaging: Fail and Move On

Four tips for turning setbacks into success<p><i>Commentary By Craig Orraj, Head of Business Insurance Claims for Farmers Insurance®</i><p>It's almost an absolute certainty that throughout the course of your career, at one time or another, you will experience setbacks, some minor, some major. History is …

Self-improvement

Before You Accept That New Job Offer, Make Sure You Follow These 7 Negotiation Tactics

When it comes time to discuss your salary, make sure your compensation reflects your value add.<p>So, you've done it. You've taken the next step in accelerating your career by applying for a new job. After a strict job application, several harrowing interviews, and an anxious waiting period, you have …

Employment

Want to boost your credit score? Break it down.

You probably know a higher credit score can make it easier for you to get a loan. But what really goes into your score—and how can you improve …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry originally published this post on LinkedIn.</i><p>Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace.<p>Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from 1980 to the present day and found that those that emphasize social …

Emotional Intelligence

21 Words to Never Include in Your Resume

We have all heard the saying, "You'll never get a second chance to make a first impression." This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume. While many companies use screening software to initially evaluate a candidate's resume, recruiters are largely the first people you must impress.<p>"The …

Employment

8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health)

Studies say that true perfectionists aren't really trying to be perfect, they are avoiding not being good enough.<p>People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's …

Self-improvement

15 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money at Home

A side income feels like being rich if you already have a day job that covers the bills.<p>Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of ways we can make extra money from home. In fact, making money online from the comfort of your home, no matter where you live, is far easier than most assume. You do …

5 Devastating Career Mistakes Holding You Back

Being aware of these blunders is the first step to making progress.<p>Last week, I wrote about a career mistake that cost me $50,000. It was a very valuable lesson to learn and I've never made the same mistake again.<p>There's definite value in learning from mistakes. But how about avoiding them in the …

Self-improvement

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

COUNTIF(range,criteria)<p><i>Business Insider/Sara SIlverstein</i><p>The first input is the range of values you want to count in. The second input is the …

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft

Everyone has the ability to become a master at something. But give yourself time--a lot of time.<p>There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. …

Self-improvement

'The Right Time' Is a Myth. Here's How to Make Every Time Work for You.

Life is too uncertain to wait around for 'the right time.'<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"It's not yet the right time."<p>By telling yourself this, you kill your dreams from coming to fruition. Life is too uncertain to wait around for the "right time."<p>Time means …

Motivation

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Most people develop a very small skill set and forget to keep their skills current.<p><i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? 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 Gordon Miller,</b> …

Quora

Seven Steps to Quickly Becoming an Influential Expert in Any Field

Developing the relationships you need to succeed can't be done if you are self-absorbed and transactional.<p>Developing highly influential work is a process that can be mastered. Not only mastered, this process can be replicated again and again.<p>According to the number one writer on Medium.com in 2016, …

4 Terrible Reasons to Quit Your Job

Just because you want to does not mean you should.<p>Even though the U.S. unemployment rate sits near record lows and a number of industries have a high …

Why the workplace, not college, may be the best education

Did college prepare you for the workplace? My answer is no. The reality is that the university of the 21st century is really the workplace. And …

17 Ways to Tell If Your Work Culture Is Becoming Poisonous

Is your boss a bully? Are your co-workers critical and negative?<p>Over the years, I have collected enough evidence about incivility in the workplace that I could write a book about it. Thankfully, it's already been masterfully done by highly acclaimed Georgetown University business professor …

The Workplace

The Overthinker's Guide to Getting Sh*t Done

Don’t overthink. Do.<p>Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is …

9 Straightforward Ways to Achieve Big Things

Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Personal Achievement are a good place to start.<p><b>Lesson 1: Definiteness of Purpose</b><br>Definiteness of purpose is the …

Grit: 13 things mentally strong people won’t do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

6 Ways to Master the Art of the First Impression

Let the person you’re meeting speak first, and five other strategies for how to make a memorable first impression.<p>Amy Cuddy, a psychologist at the …

Self-improvement