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34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful | Inc.com

1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 minutes per year (25 X 365). Sadly, my guess is we're wasting far more …

Motivation

This Email From Google's CEO to Employees Teaches Some Major Lessons in Leadership | Inc.com

At this point, you've probably heard about "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," a controversial memo written by a Google employee that went viral over the weekend.<p>The 10-page manifesto argues (among other things) that women on average have a "lower stress tolerance" and are more prone to …

Leadership

The 20-Minute Killer Pilates Sequence for a Crazy-Strong Core

Pilates is known for building a crazy-strong core, and since a strong core is the foundation for almost every bodyweight and strength exercise out …

Workouts

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional | Inc.com

When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives run more effectively. Suddenly you're less stressed and more productive.<p>Here are some top apps …

Apps

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial …

15 Workplace Skills Every Woman Should Master

We hear a lot of talk about assertiveness these days. With all the lean-in chatter and "bossy" talk, it's become one those vague, theoretical …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Opinion: 5 stock-market rules that Warren Buffett insists you follow

Warren Buffett’s 50th annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter included technical discussions about the insurance industry and other businesses …

Warren Buffett defends Berkshire's conglomerate structure — and fires a huge shot at private equity

With a market cap over $300 billion, the company directly owns dozens of businesses and holds huge stakes in many more, some of which include America's largest companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Wells Fargo, and American Express.<p>In his 50th letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett addresses …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Script: How To Ask For A Raise

If you work a retail job you might just walk up to your manager and say “What is the process for getting a raise here?”<p>They’ll tell you. It’s probably one of the most common questions you hear as a manager of retail employees. The answer might be “You’ll be eligible for a raise at your one-year …

Employment

5 Things Remarkably Successful People Do | Inc.com

All people have various interpretations of success. Many of them relate success to material wealth, power, fame, appearance, and money--things which are far from the reality of what true success means. The illusion will cloud them from enjoying the true value of success within its simplest …

Self-improvement

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

The Questions Potential Employers Want You to Ask in an Interview

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What reply does the interviewer expect when he asks, "Do you have any questions for us?" I am a …

How to Motivate Your Team Without Carrots or Sticks

One of two things is going to happen when a newcomer joins your team. They’re going to see right away how to plug into their own power source on the job and feel great about coming to work, or they’re not.<p>When you make it easy for a person to learn, to succeed and to grow a little bit every day on …

Five Of The Most Useful Business Books In The Last 25 Years

I’ve read literally hundreds of business books and got something out of all of them.<p>But when it comes to performing better in business, there are five books that shine brighter than the rest. If you’re committed to creating a truly world class business, these books can really help you.<p><b>1. The 22</b> …