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14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line …<p>Chris Voss was the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator and he's the author of an excellent new book: "Never …

21 Inspiring Quotes From the Mentor Who Taught Tony Robbins How to Be Tony Robbins

Robbins was a struggling janitor when they first met ...<p>Ever wonder how Tony Robbins got to be Tony Robbins? Yes, he's inspiring, energetic, larger than life, and works unbelievably hard. But how did he get his start? How did he first discover he could have a career speaking to audiences of …

Motivation

4 Must-See Tech-Related TED Talks That Excite and Scare Us About the Future

4 min read<p>With every passing year, the world witnesses a fresh batch of brilliant tech innovations, each often better and more mind-boggling than the last.<p>From virtual reality experiences that combat prejudices, to social robots that act like our friends, to cars that drive themselves and beyond, …

Virtual Reality

12 Toxic Thoughts That Will Destroy Your Success

If your thought patterns are toxic and they are keeping you stuck, it's time to change your thinking before it destroys your success.<p>It was Albert Einstein who said, "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."<p>Every thought we …

Self-help

Focus On The Vital Few For Disciplined Leadership

We know leaders should be “authentic”, “wholehearted”, and “servants”. But should leaders be “disciplined”?<p>In his new book, <i>The Disciplined Leader</i>, author John Manning states of all the many leaders he’s worked with over the decades, the greatest all exhibit a common trait: discipline.<p>Manning, the …

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead

Inspiring leadership talks offer a free education in just minutes.<p>Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be …

Leadership

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

The 7 Books That Created the Business World

Even in the Information Age, these seven classic volumes laid the groundwork for all things business.<p>Today's business world evolved from many sources, some of them surprisingly ancient. While there are business books that are far more popular today, these seven represent breakthrough "pivot points" …

Leonardo Da Vinci

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.<p>A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk's One Simple Secret for Powerful Storytelling

This power move changes your story's results.<p>Elon Musk and Tesla are exceptional at telling their company's evolving story. Over 2 million people have watched his debut of the Powerwall on Youtube, for example. Like a lot of people, I self identified with his vision years before I was able to …

Tesla

15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Here are 15 of the ways that I've been able to implement into my own life to become a better person.<p>Most of us want to be a better person – whether at home, in the office, or just when we're out running errands. The problem is where exactly do you start?<p>I realized a couple years ago that I was a …

Work-life Balance

Why This Morning Routine Will Boost Your Productivity Level

This morning routine is working. Have you tried it?<p>Back in May of this year, I wrote what has become my most successful, most practical, and most-read article in 15 years. It resonated with readers to such a degree that, for a while, I was receiving multiple emails per week from people who said …

Time Management

27 Powerful Quotes to Make You the Best Communicator Anywhere, Anytime

To communicate effectively--personally and professionally--it's extremely important to choose your words wisely and really listen.<p>Research has shown that only 7 percent of our communication consists of words--55 percent is attributed to body language and 38 percent to tone of voice. This is what's …

Public Speaking