Christopher Mak

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How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by …

Self-improvement

3 Ways Developing The Willpower Instinct Can Change Your Life

This article delves into areas of psychology, neuroscience, and meditation as taught through the teachings on willpower of psychologist Kelly …

Elon Musk seems serious about creating a boring company to solve traffic

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor, but sometimes we can't tell when he's just joking or mulling his next big …

Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You're Really Not Feeling It

We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic …

Productivity

The Secret to Exceptional Self-Discipline Isn't What You Think

Experts agree that joy will take you way further than gritted teeth.<p>If you're concerned that you don't have the discipline to achieve your dreams, the internet will offer you plenty of advice. Get up at the crack of dawn, a ton of posts recommend. Always make your bed, scold others. Schedule more …

Time Management

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time

In case you haven't heard, there's no such thing as time management.<p>As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Even billionaire …

Time Management

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

Happiness

10 Smart Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Some people seem to be born with self-esteem--and some of us have to work at it.<p>Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself.<p>And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking.<p>If …

Self-help

Why Tons of Failure Is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin

If you let it, failure can be a precious gift, rather than something to be avoided at all costs<p>Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>They spend their time trying to achieve perfection. They forgo opportunities they aren't certain will be a sure thing. They do whatever it takes to make sure they …

Motivation

A leading procrastination expert reveals which personality types tend to put stuff off

If you're impulsive, disorganized, or consider yourself a perfectionist, Pychyl says you might not be knocking out tasks in a timely fashion.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor at Carleton University. He has been studying procrastination for the better part of two decades, which makes him perhaps the …

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

Motivation

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Self-improvement

8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

Productivity

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

Do you want to be more productive? Do you want to boost your productivity? This article is what you were looking for.

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …