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Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Employee Engagement

Why CEOs Need to Embrace Social Media (and How to Do it)

A beginner's guide to connecting with an online audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most business leaders leave money on the table by remaining invisible. They have zero social media presence and the remaining CEOs are just on LinkedIn.<p>It's simple: If you want to …


How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Agile Development

13, right now

Published on May 25, 2016<p>She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the …


You’ve Got Mail: The Age of Dating through Social Media and Why it Should Stop

It’s the age old story. Boy meets girl. They talk all night. Then he asks for her number……so he can add you on Snapchat, of course!<p>Does this sound …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

11 Secrets to Staying Productive and in Control

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Sept. 2, 2016</i><p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, …

Self Control

Children won’t be saved by a digital detox

It’s daft to blame all the ills of the modern world on social media<p>The idea of a “digital detox” makes my eyes roll so far back I see memories from a past life as concubine number 6. When will we come to terms with our own desires and, rather than banning something we fear altogether, try to …

Mental Health
Mental Health

Why Grumpiness at Work Lies About God

Guest, Tim Keller, discusses the Gospel and work with Tony Reinke.