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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 12 – Developing of Mindfulness One Day at a Time

There are three fundamental processes required for mindfulness to occur: forming intention, paying attention and adjusting your attitude (Shapiro, …

Mindfulness

I visited an ayurvedic expert and have never felt better

Ayurveda is a system of preventative medicine and wellness that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago — and is winning over countless health …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

Father and son posed for a photo in the exact same way for 27 years

Beginning in 1986, a father and his son took the same black and white photo of themselves every year.<p>The photos trace the aging of both men, from the …

Aging

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

Project Management

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Social Media Marketing

3 Things Productive People Never Say | Inc.com

"<i>Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.</i>"<p>Although I'd love to take credit for these words...they actually belong to the late Paul J. Meyer, founder of the Success Motivation Institute (SMI). To say that this …

Time Management

Is Your Company Encouraging Employees to Share What They Know?

Many of the things we need to know to be successful – to innovate, collaborate, solve problems, and identify new opportunities – aren’t learned simply through schooling, training, or personal experience. Especially for today’s knowledge-based work, much of what we need to know we learn from others’ …

Management

What's the best way to learn? Leading cognitive scientists devise five top methods

World leading cognitive scientists are competing to win a prestigious competition to decide what is the best new method for committing information to …

3 Activities You Should Be Segmenting Time for to Boost Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you sit down at your computer after a few hours of work, you may often find yourself digging into your laundry list of emails and then opening 12 browser windows as you meander throughout the Internet -- only to realize that you've …

Time Management

3 tips to extend your lifespan from the world’s oldest yoga teacher

At 97, Westchester-based yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch is the oldest yoga teacher, according to Guinness World Records.<p>Two weeks ago, the nonagenarian released her memoir “Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master,” which chronicles her incredible life as a model, …

Yoga

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management
Teaching

9 things mentally strong people do to manage stress

That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.<p>Here are nine things mentally strong people do to keep stress from taking …

Self-help

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

10 skills that set exceptional employees apart

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose "personality" as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Employment

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Yoga and Wellness Coach

Yoga teacher training is not just learning how to do all the poses.<p><b>1. Yoga teacher training is way more involved than just mastering poses.</b> In my teacher training program, we studied Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, about how food and lifestyle choices assist or deplete our life force. We also …

Yoga

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

17 Bizarre Productivity Hacks From the World's Greatest Achievers | Inc.com

Being more productive means having more time to be an innovative problem solver; that's a key element in becoming great at whatever you are doing. For some, increasing productivity means utilizing a great new time-management app, for others, it’s setting daily goals. But if you’re looking for more …

Time Management

6 Common Questions Yoga Students Are Too Afraid to Ask

• 470SHARES<p><b>Ever wonder what goes on in your yoga instructor’s head?</b> Before I became an instructor, I would try to impress my teacher for fear of being …

Yoga

24 Important Tips On How To Exert Influence Over Others

Building influence is a challenging and worthwhile goal. More influence means that you can obtain followers, win promotions at work, have more …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Coaching: Conscious Performance Improvement: A Mutual Learning Conversation (6.7)

"There's no such thing as constructive feedback."<p>Giving negative feedback to a valuable team member is one of the conversations managers most dread. There are risks in the three essentials dimensions of every interaction: the task (it), as the employee can lose motivation, the relationship (we), as …

Consciousness

How to Hire the Right Employees

<i>In their book</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the Staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting your business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer tips on finding the right employees for</i> …

Employment

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …