B.L. Walker

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5 Hacks To Level Up Your Career

Want to level up your business and career?<p>I am a big fan of studying wildly successful people to try to find the common connection lines – I believe that we can study their behavior, identify the small habits and “life hack” choices that drive their success and then integrate those techniques into …

Hacking

15 tiny ways to have a much better day

A day is just an ordinary day. We live so many of them. Sunrise to sundown, these days can feel long as hell. And these days can also feel so …

4 Coping Strategies You Can Use When You're Feeling Overwhelmed At Work

I’ve reached a point in my career where I have a number of different business interests, all of which demand my time and attention.<p>At any given point right now, I find myself engaged in running my company, BodeTree, fulfilling my duties as a Partner at our venture investment business, BT Ventures, …

Self-help

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on …

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

How to keep your mental health in check at the office

The other week, as I was trying to catch a Lyft in the rain, the person I was with cheekily commented that I had “learned how to walk.” What they …

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story.<p>I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is …

Parenting

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

The one “fascinating” mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

A celebrity fitness trainer reveals 3 dynamic ab, arm, and glute moves you can do at home for a summer beach bod

1/<p>Let's start with your stomach. "If you want your abs to appear flatter and to be stronger you have to strengthen the deep core stabilizers," Kaiser …

Workouts

Bishop Michael Curry's wedding address that made Harry go 'wow' - but pushed some of the Royal family right out of their comfort zone

Bishop Michael Curry electrified the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with his barnstorming sermon on the power of love that won smiles in …

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of oldies but goodies that you may have overlooked. Here are seven such features that make Gmail …

48 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Start Making Real, Lasting Change In Your Life

So often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves.<p>It’s not that we can’t force ourselves to grit our teeth and push through another four hours of work. It’s not that we don’t <i>know</i> what we should be doing, or how we could better apply ourselves. Self-sabotage happens in small, almost undetectable …

Self-help

How To Conquer Procrastination Once And For All

I’ve too much to do today.<p>I’ve two articles to write, a report to submit and several phone calls to make.<p>So I don’t have much time to read up on Marvel’s planned superhero movies for 2019.<p>And yet here I am, procrastinating again on <i>Den of Geek.</i><p>I’ve often wondered what’s an efficient way to overcome …

6-Point Middle-Shrinking Fitness Plan That Actually Works

1<p>Make an Effort to Be Mindful.<p>Can you consistently identify your physical and mental state? ("I'm craving chocolate cake because I'm in a bad mood, …

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired

Read an Excerpt<p>Chapter 1<p>Getting Up<p>How to Move from Your Bed to Your Morning<p>Waking up in the morning may be at the very top of your list of least …

15 Quotes From Books To Use Your Personal Mantra On Bad Mental Health Days

There are so many ways to take care of yourself when you're having a hard time dealing with mental illness, from home spa pampering to comfort food. …

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Top 5 Google Tasks tips and tricks for staying productive

Google Tasks has been around for years and years, but it's finally received the beginnings of an upgrade with the redesign of Gmail and the launch of …

Meghan Markle's wedding was a rousing celebration of blackness | Afua Hirsch

By allowing her wedding to be more than a pageant of tradition, Markle has started as I hope she means to go on<p>Sometimes Twitter is capable of poetry. In this case, I read it between the lines, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Windsor, in the juxtaposition of two separate trending phrases. …

Windsor Castle

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Investors can't go wrong owning these mature businesses with an impeccable track record and an eye on the future.<p>One of the best ways for individual …

Revenue reversal coming: Major Social Security change projected to start in 2022

This will be the first time in 40 years this has happened.<p>Without taking anything away from Medicare, Social Security is arguably the most important social program in this country.<p>For many of the more than 62 million beneficiaries -- 42.8 million of which are retired workers, as of March 2018 – …

Retirement

Four Ways To Think About The Ending Of ‘Infinity War’

I suppose we should begin with a spoiler warning, even though it feels unnecessary at this point. <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is careening toward a billion-dollar box office showing, so I imagine a large portion of you have already seen it and those who haven’t yet have made peace with it. Also, the …

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

How to find your eyeglass prescription without getting an exam

Want to freshen your face with a new pair of eyeglass frames? As you probably know, you can save a small fortune by ordering glasses online.<p>Just one wrinkle: You need to know your prescription. Sure, you can call your optometrist to get the numbers -- unless the office is closed. Or you just feel …

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

<b>Excellent question!</b><p>There are so many reasons for not having a positive mindset. We fail at something, we don’t achieve what we set out to do, we …

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Self-help