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How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

mbg Exclusive: Michael Phelps, The Most Decorated Olympian Of All Time, On How To Achieve Your Biggest Goals

Michael Phelps has achieved something greater than his 28 Olympic medals; he’s lived through the attainments of his goals. History will remember him …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

4 Simple Ways to Quickly Recover Your Positive Attitude After a Setback

Obstacles and setbacks don't have to ruin your day. Here's how to turn setbacks into moments of growth.<p>When it comes to next level leadership and productivity, maintaining control over your emotions is a necessity. After all, your emotions often provide the navigation to the actions you're going to …

Self-help

3 Things to Say When You're Feeling Bad About Yourself

Don't beat yourself up. Say these 3 things instead<p>Negative self-talk can be so much a part of the running dialogue in your head that you may not even notice it. However, it's important to recognize these feelings towards yourself if you want lasting change in your life. Research shows that while …

Self-help

A mental health expert explains 4 common mistakes people make when dealing with anxiety

I recently wrote an article about five mistakes people with depression make. That post was well-received, so I decided to write a version about anxiety.<p>Here are well-intentioned ways people respond to or think about their anxiety, that actually cause unnecessary suffering or get in the way of doing …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

Yoga

An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year

The first step: Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. How matters infinitely more than what.<p>New Year's resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (Eighty percent of people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the second week of …

Motivation

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

I coach entrepreneurs and execs — and they do 10 things to go from good to great

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional well-being, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

Self-improvement

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

The 7 Types of Difficult Customers That Every Company Deals With

Here's how to turn your most demanding, dissatisfied, and disagreeable clients into your best customers.<p>Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I'm always amazed that, in my role …

Customer Experience

Stuck in Judgment? Ask Yourself These 5 Transforming Questions

Here's how to shift your perspective when you are caught up in negativity.<p>Believe it or not, it is possible to develop your empathetic ability. The goal in understanding others is to let them know that they are supported and how they feel is important to you. The outcome can be life changing: You …

Self-help

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Financial Services

7 Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying at Work

Here are seven common phrases to eliminate from your work vocabulary if you want to succeed.<p>We pay a lot of attention to looking professional in the workplace, but we don't always give enough thought to sounding professional.<p>What you say and how you say it goes far in telling those around you how …

personaldevelopment

I've been coaching successful people for years, and the same trait holds nearly all of them back

As a career and personal growth coach, I've had the pleasure of working with hundreds of top professionals who've achieved truly great things in their lives and careers.<p>Sadly, more often than not, these same high achievers demonstrate one key trait that wreaks havoc on their lives, relationships …

Joanna Gaines's Latest Message May Inspire You to Get Back in the Kitchen

Chip and Joanna Gaines's fourth issue of <b>Magnolia Journal</b> centers around the theme of gratitude. In "a note from Jo," Joanna expresses her thankfulness for cooking. A small change in attitude enabled her to find joy in cooking, a chore she used to feel apprehensive about. If you can relate to …

Joanna Gaines

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most …

Entrepreneurship

10 Pieces of Financial Advice I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Being smart with cash in your 20s will pay off big time for the rest of your life.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s can one of the most memorable times of your life. After all, you’ve just started to enter the workforce, have little responsibility and …

Personal Finance

7 ways to manage money better than your parents did

Whether it was our parents stashing cash in paint cans or their bedroom mattresses, or our great grandparents balking at investing after the Great Depression, generational events help mold how we manage our lives.<p>Sometimes it's a good thing. Learning to be frugal after living through hard times can …

Here’s How You Should Invest at Every Age

What Should Your Portfolio Look Like in Your 30s, 40s, and 50s?<p>Updated May 21, 2018<p><b>"It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep,</b> …

Practical advice on how to avoid becoming a financial enabler

If you want someone to stop asking you for money, the worst thing you can do is say no and then give in after persistent pleading.<p>Such "intermittent …

3 Simple Money Mistakes That Can Kill Your Marriage

Do you have any of these common habits?<p>Ongoing conflicts over money are often a warning sign that a marriage is in serious trouble, according to experts interviewed by the personal finance site GOBankingRates. Unfortunately, many of us have money habits that can undermine not only our own personal …

Personal Finance

How to Create a Financial Plan When You Can't Predict the Future | Inc.com

Transition is never easy. In a time when so many new regulations and proposals are in place, planning for the future can feel much less predictable, especially in the financial world. The Trump Administration's big picture views include a level of deregulation for businesses and banks, something …

Investing