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10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.Is that really the best career guidance?People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

A Sports Scientist Says We've Been Planking Wrong This Entire Time—Here's Why

No matter where you're doing them—TRX class, yoga, Pilates, or on your own—planks are hard. They should be, considering they engage major muscle …

Exercise

10 Weight-Loss Tips That Don't Involve Working Out or Dieting

Science says you can burn calories and boost your metabolism by doing more of what you enjoy, like having sex and eating chocolate. We know—best. …

Fitness

18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …

Self-help

If You Want to Become a Multi-Millionaire, These Are the Top 3 Things You Must Sacrifice

You don't need to sacrifice everything, but these three actions will accelerate your success.<p>Over the years, I have learned the true meaning of sacrifice in order to achieve unbelievable wins for the growth of my company: You must be willing to be uncomfortable today in order to live a life of …

Self-improvement

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Public Speaking

This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

After growing my business to nearly 7 figures and managing over a dozen employees, I have realized that mastering the art and science of focus and …

Tom Brady Summed Up His Super Bowl Loss With One Word. You Should Steal It

Need someone to model? Do what Tom Brady just did on Instagram.<p>We're all great impersonators.<p>We see, we model, and then we do.<p>In an Instagram post today, the living legend we all know and love (that would be Tom Brady, in case you're wondering or live in Philadelphia) just posted a long tribute to …

Tom Brady

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, and inevitably they credit simple routines which have been …

Customer Service

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps) | Inc.com

Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or weeks, you're right back where you started, old ways still firmly in place …

Productivity

This Weird Advice From Elon Musk Is a Must-Read for Every Budding Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Elon Musk is a man of few words, who more often than not lets his actions and delivery of results speak for himself. Results, apparently, seem to be his chosen vernacular. Having said that, there keeps coming a time when Elon drops some gems of entrepreneurial advice.<p>The founder of Tesla and SpaceX …

Entrepreneurship

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

It's Time to Say Goodbye to These Toxic People in Your Life | Inc.com

"Life is full of surprises and so are people. Live a life that is filled with people who will build you up, and say goodbye to those who tear you down."<p>We all want to live happy lives and be surrounded by genuine people--people who care about us in our personal and professional lives. In a …

Self-help

Science Says Happier People Have These 9 Things in Common

Take charge of your mental health.<p>Everybody wants to be happy.<p>That’s why the science of happiness has gained more attention in recent years …

Happiness

3 Easy Productivity Tips From Google Employees | Inc.com

If you spend enough time on the internet, you'll come across article after article discussing all of Google's amazing workplace hacks. While your first reaction might be to be jealous of them, your second should be that many of them are easy enough to implement in your own life.<p>And, in an effort to …

Time Management

11 Surprising Habits That Can Shorten Your Life, As Innocent As They May Seem

Most of us know that habits like smoking or not exercising can harm our health, but there are a number of everyday habits that may seem less obvious, …

12 life lessons to increase your happiness in your 30s — or any age

Turning 30 is scary for a lot of people — a big unknown of adulthood, career and new kinds of relationships.<p>For writer Mark Manson, turning 30 in 2014 was a chance to crowd-source advice for winning the fourth decade of life. More than 600 people — ages 37 and older — responded. Manson then …

Happiness

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3 Things To Do If You Want To Be Happy Every Day

It doesn't seem that long ago that the amount of money and possessions you accumulated were considered the sole indicators of your success.<p>Today, …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to be reckoned with. Having developed a nutrition and exercise program that has built strength and confidence all over the world, he has a following …

Self-improvement

You Can Determine What You Value by Where You Spend Your Time

"Knowing you need to make a change isn't enough. You've got to find the guts to do it."--Robert Kiyosaki<p>Poor sales management is at epidemic proportions in today's business environment. Sales reps don't quit a company; they quit the manager.<p>Recently, I had been prepping for a sales manager …

Management

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness