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Want to Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone? Do This One Simple Thing.

You have the power to turn a difficult situation into something you can handle.<p><i>The material in this post is adapted from my new book</i> Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence​ <i>(launching January 24, 2017 with Penguin Random …

3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity

All of us have goals and dreams for the future. But not all of us do what it takes to achieve those goals. We get caught up, stuck, sidetracked, and derailed. Things come up, causing us to veer off track and lose our momentum.<p>Yet, if we want to succeed in any endeavor we set our sights on, we have …

11 Productivity Tools Employees Loved in 2015

Want to work smarter? You might want to consider one of these apps.<p>As a COO, I'm responsible for my company's day-to-day operations. What does that mean exactly? Simply put, I help Okta's employees, partners and customers securely connect to any technology, ultimately making them more productive. …

10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are multiple ways people become millionaires. Some launch a successful startup. Others are a whiz with stocks. But, one of the most common yet overlooked ways is to become a franchise owner.<p>If you're not sure what a franchise is …

Small Business

10 Best and Worst Deals at Home Depot

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>In 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were fired from Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers -- and that might have been the best thing to ever happen to them. Fourteen months later they opened the first two Home Depots, the start of an international success.<p><i>Visit</i> …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

2 Morning Exercises That Will Help You Become More Productive

With your runway and money left in the bank account always in the back of your mind, productivity and the ability to improve are two subjects you need to master.<p>The ability to make the most out of your day is essential as an entrepreneur. With your runway and money left in the bank account always …

How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out

So, how do we strike a balance? Is there even such a thing as BALANCE anymore? Here are my thoughts on how to reclaim our lives from all the hidden stress.<p>We all try to avoid the dreaded S word. But it somehow creeps up on us from time to time. Yes, we all want to lead productive lives and …

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.<p>Being a leader today is not about having followers who are waiting to be told what to do and how to do it. Successful leadership is …

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

Some weeks, it seems like we have no time.<p>Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.<p>To help your teen get organized and on track for school, introduce them to these 7 time management techniques …

7 Behaviors of Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Becoming a millionaire isn’t an accident. It takes business owners decades to accomplish this rare feat. Many people look at these successful individuals and assume they must be lucky or born into wealth. But in reality, this is usually …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

The Formula to Build Any Successful Habit in Just 30 Days

It's no secret every successful person has developed insanely productive habits into their daily routine. They understand that success in every area of your life largely depends upon the actions you take and being consistent with those actions every single day.<p>A powerful personal growth tool for …

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works

Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story<p>It was when his wife Una, looking at last year’s holiday snaps, exclaimed in horror at the sight of his overweight body in swimming shorts that Alan Manley knew it was …

Minecraft Billionaire on What Money Can and Can't Buy You

As we start the week holding our stomachs, worried about whether our 401(k) plans are safe from these rocky markets, let's spend a few moments talking about money.<p>Many of us spend our lives trying to make lots of money. For those who already have tons of it, money is a surprising disappointment. …

Princeton University

Going Paperless: Annotating Books & Magazines

<i>Today’s post is authored by Jamie Todd Rubin, our Evernote Ambassador for paperless living.</i>I have a lot of books, as well as a lot of old science …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

How to Simplify Your Life with Systems

Life is vast, unpredictable, and complicated.Systems make it simpler. Systems thinking allows us to take control of a part of life, reduce it to a …

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

The Hidden Truths About Introverts That Every Leader Should Know

The common belief about personality and leadership is that strong leaders are extroverts, that they can walk into any room and immediately attract a crowd; start spewing out platitudes about the latest ice-cream flavor and sports highlights and immediately spark new friendships—and sweet tooths (I …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

People with this personality type are more likely to become entrepreneurs — here's why

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found in its ranking of the personality types most likely to be self-employed …

Animal pictures of the week: 7 August 2015 - Telegraph

Online Marketing Basics #11: New Customers with Content Marketing

Content marketing has become a buzzword in online marketing. But what is it actually all about? And how do you use content marketing effectively? …

Build a Motion Control Rig for Time-Lapse Photography

If you dig around in your camera’s settings long enough, you’re almost assured to find that it has a mode to create time-lapse videos — those magical, time compressing movies that can turn any hillside or street corner into a lightning-paced dreamscape.<p>Time-lapse videos by themselves are easy …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …