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How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think (and Be Successful Anyway) | Inc.com

<i>I have just realized that my anxiety in life stems from being needy for approval and external validation. How do I begin to correct this? 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 Karen</b> …

Self-help

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

<b>“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us …

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to …

Mindfulness

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

Time Management

When you learn about these 10 positive thinking hacks, you'll find it easier to switch negative thoughts off

Most of us know that looking on the brighter side of life can make us happier. However, most of us don’t know how to switch it on at will.<p>Instead, we …

Don't Aim for Work-Life Balance, Do This Instead | Inc.com

If you're in the American workforce today as an employee, business owner or entrepreneur, it's almost impossible not to hear about work-life balance. Just Google the phrase and you get more than 113 million search results. This is a big topic that concerns a lot of us.<p>But I actually prefer to think …

Work-life Balance

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

6 Bad Habits That Undermine Women's Own Success--and What to Do Instead | Inc.com

We all know the abysmal statistics on women in leadership roles. And that sexism, and our society's general discomfort with women in positions of authority are largely to blame. But women ourselves can--and often do--undermine our own leadership in the way we approach leadership and the confidence …

Leadership

6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How) | Inc.com

Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving what you want in life. Most people don't even know what they want. …

Success

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

The History Test

How should the courts use history?<p>On the night of April 9, 1931, James M. Kiley, thirty-nine, was shot with a .32-calibre pistol at a gas station in Somerville, Massachusetts, during a botched holdup. Kiley, the night manager, had twenty-four dollars in his pocket; the cash in the register was …

Law

A Master Buddhist Reveals the 3 Essential Principles to a Zen Mind

Ever wondered what the main pillars are of a “Zen Mind”? I mean, we all want to be more peaceful, wise and happy, yet it can be difficult to figure …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Body Language

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

The 3 Books You Should Be Reading Right Now, According to Emma Watson

Much like the character she plays in the revamped <i>Disney</i> classic <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, Emma Watson is a book lover at heart. Not only was Watson …

7 Habits That Will Help You Find Strength During Tough Times

There are many instances in life when we feel disconnected with our inner strength. An unexpected event, a loss of a friend or a loved one or even …

3 Simple Steps to Cultivate Humility and Become a Better Person

We live in a world that places so much emphasis on appearances, achievements, and competition that ‘humility’ is considered to be a weakness.<p>But this …

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Self-help

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Humanity

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Mindfulness

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

8 Life Changes That Will Instantly Command Respect | Inc.com

Respect is such a lost value in today's culture, especially since the most recent presidential campaign. Its polarizing nature has brought out the worst in humanity.<p>Studies have been telling us that there's immense power in respect. Something as simple as the act of treating others as though they …

Leadership

Yoga poses for better sleep

Having trouble falling asleep at night? You're not alone: According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor sleep affects their daily lives.<p>Changing your bedtime routine might help — and trying a few yoga moves before bed might be the answer you're looking for. This …

Yoga

How Get Out deconstructs racism for white people

“Stay woke.”<p>Jordan Peele opens his superb new horror film <i>Get Out</i> with the refrain of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone”: “Stay woke.”<p>It’s a straightforward message from the film to its protagonist, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a black man whose visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ house quickly turns into a …

12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich

The secrets to getting really rich in life aren't secrets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of being rich. They dream of having the power to pull fiscal strings, able to command a vast fortune and make money while they sleep, all while enjoying a …

Personal Finance

10 Activities You Can Do to Relieve Your Financial Worries

Worrying can be an effective reaction when it prompts us to reconsider how we are using our money. But stress related to financial issues can also be …