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Learn How to Capture Anyone's Attention With These 5 Tips From Famous Motivational Speakers

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

5 Ways to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger This Year

No matter what your goals are, you'll need mental strength to get there.<p>New Year's resolutions aren't particularly effective--in fact, most people give them up by mid-January. The reason resolutions fail is because people set big goals to change their lives without working on the mental strength …

Author Media Interview Strategies and Tips

How do you ace an interview on television, radio or Internet video? For an author, a media interview can be a great opportunity to become known to a …

10 Resolutions Every Couple Should Make

This year, why not resolve to make your relationship stronger?<p>Ask More Questions.<p>And pay attention to the answers. Resolving to be more inquisitive …

Loneliness

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

8 Secrets To Grow Your YouTube Channel In 2018 From A YouTuber With Over 550 Million Video Views

According to Socialbakers, 4 in 5 millennials view video content when researching a purchase decision. No wonder video marketing is on the rise; every marketer I talk with has it as one of their primary focuses as they plan for 2018.<p>While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and even LinkedIn …

Marketing

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

5 books about the future Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk has become one of the world's most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the future. He made his first fortune founding, and then selling, the company that would become PayPal; his current endeavors include electric car company Tesla as well as SpaceX, which he hopes will …

Singularity

The One Book About Writing You Need To Read, Based On The Genre You Want To Write

If you're an aspiring writer, you know that you have to read all kinds of books in order to hone your technique, but sometimes it might seem as if …

Creative Writing

7 Ways Spending Time Alone Will Change Your Life

Source: Kevin Young/Unsplash<p>Finally, the door closed and the noise stopped. I was in my bedroom, my <i>own</i> bedroom, with the lights turned perfectly low …

Bill Gates

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and at Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

The 7 Skills You Need To Practice To Become A Successful Writer In The Digital Age

It takes more than just writing something great in order to become successful.<p>When people see what I've built for myself as a writer, they think it's the result of my degree in creative writing.<p>It's not.<p>I tell everyone that my college education was great for two reasons: it taught me how (and what) …

How To Develop Your Professional Superpowers!

If you did not grow up as a fan of superheroes it is still likely that you know of some. Characters like Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and Wonder …

10 Magical J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Her advice goes far beyond wizards and witches.<p>While she's most recognized as the writer behind the world's beloved fantasy fiction series Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling's achievements go far beyond wizards, snitches and muggles.<p>Before becoming a successful writer, Rowling was struggling to get …

Using Life Experience (Narrative)

The Importance of Stories<p>Because human life is narratively rooted, incorporating story telling into public speaking can be a powerful way of reaching …

Public Speaking

The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction?<p>When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in 1845, when Smith was only a five-year-old boy, Austen Henry Layard, Henry …

Story-telling is Necessary for Human Survival

Stories—narratives—provide a way of understanding our place in the scheme of things by structuring our understanding of events. They root us in an …

John Lennon

The Importance of Telling Our Stories

From a legacy perspective, we tell our stories for ourselves and as a gift to future generations. How does telling our stories benefit us? We need to know and express our own stories. Difficulties arise not because we have a story, perhaps a very sad or painful story, but because we become attached …

The Power of Myth: The Benefits of Sharing Family Stories of Hard Times

By<p>Sue Shellenbarger Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal<p>Before you drag out old family stories at holiday gatherings this season, researchers have some news for you.<p>The tales you choose to tell, and the way you tell them, may play a bigger role than you think in shaping your children's …

Psychology

Sharing Your Story Can Help Make You Happier and More Resilient.

Have you ever noticed that some people tell you everything, while others clam up? Whether it’s good news or major adversity, it turns out that there …

Happiness

The Critical Importance of Telling Your Story

<b></b>Are you afraid of sharing your story?Scared of what people will think of you?That’s exactly the problem one of my students had.In a previous life, …

Self-improvement

5 Ways You Benefit From Sharing Your Story Of Struggle

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From sports teams to movie characters, we love rooting for the underdog. While that’s inspirational for a film or a story, it can be hard to keep perspective on in your …

Leadership

Resilience and…..4 Benefits to Sharing Your Story

Everyone can get better at creating and sustaining resilience. Almost all of us will experience some kind of adversity—most of us will go through …

Writing

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Aware

Self-awareness is usually considered a virtue. When you are making small talk at a party, it helps to know when your story is getting boring or if …

Develop Self-Awareness and Improve Your Relationships

<b>“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” -Gandhi</b><p>The other day I got upset over something …

What Is Self-Awareness?

Once upon a time, I regarded “self-awareness” as something that was of little value to me. It seemed too touchy-feely. When people told me I had to …

Self-awareness
Self-help

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Know Thyself: How to Develop Self-Awareness

Source: Unsplash.com<p>How well do you know yourself? How deeply do you understand your motivations?<p>If you’re on this website, you probably know the …