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5 Ways to Kickstart Your Morning and Dominate Your Day

For many years, I dreaded Monday mornings and felt extremely excited for Friday mornings. I lived with this mindset for years until I realized that …

Motivation

9 things the best employees do that get them promoted

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: Complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

5 Steps to Create a Daily Routine That Works For You

You have tasks you do every single day. Then you have tasks you do every week. Instead of rushing around not sure what to do next or what needs to be …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

Self-improvement

8 Reasons to Skip Thailand and Head to Myanmar Instead

There are a million and one reasons to visit Thailand, and you've no doubt read them all: beautiful beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, staggering landscapes, and ancient culture. However, the word is out and millions of visitors—from backpackers to families—are flocking to Thailand's cities, beaches, …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much …

Self-help

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research | Inc.com

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane …

Creativity

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Success

A Harvard Psychologist Says This is the Most Important Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up in the Morning | HelloCare

Mornings can be tough but Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says they can be better if you stay mindful of one behaviour.<p>Cuddy says that before you even …

Your April Action Plan: 10 Ways to Get Serious About Your Future

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.<p>This …

How Reframing Your Self-Critical Thoughts Can Help Ease Anxiety

<b>“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” ~Unknown</b><p>I know what it feels like to be scared.<p>I …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

How you can use the 5-hour rule to achieve your goals and improve your life

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …

You Have 10 Months Left in 2017. Here's How to Make the Most of Them | Inc.com

Can you believe we're already one-sixth of the way through 2017? You've probably been too distracted by unexpected election results and their aftermath, the holiday season, and some impressive winter weather to really sit down and think about how 2016 went for you or what you want in 2017. But it's …

Goal Setting

6 Secrets To Motivating Employees That Most Leaders Don't Know | Inc.com

I travel all over the country facilitating leadership programs for companies, and I have come to a conclusion: most managers do not have a clue about how to motivate employees.<p>They ask me why employees aren't motivated, why they won't work harder and why they aren't loyal. Managers often say to me …

Employment

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Here's Why Employees Don't Tell You Their Best Ideas (and How to Get Them to Start) | Inc.com

Is your workplace an idea factory, with employees coming up with new product ideas and other new innovations on a regular basis? Or does everything just run along at status quo, with few new inspirations seeing the light? Do you feel like no one but you ever shares any valuable ideas?<p>If you …

Employment

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

Salmon, Greek yogurt, more: 5 foods to blast dangerous belly fat

Belly fat can lead to heart disease, but TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer reveals ways to blast it back as she continues her “Healthy Heart” series. She says salmon is loaded with vitamin D, which is involved with signaling belly fat cells to burn off. More on this story here.

Nutrition

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

What Phoenix Can Teach Us About Reclaiming the Night Sky

A few thousand stars in the Milky Way galaxy should be visible to the naked eye as you look skyward on any given night. Alas, conditions are rarely ideal in many places, largely because artificial lights on the ground create an ambient glow that illuminates the sky and makes it difficult to see …

National Parks

You Can Easily Read An Entire Book In One Day (With These 4 Skills)

We’ve all been there; we’ve all put off getting required reading done until the day before. Maybe you’re in a book club, or you’re trying to get an …

Why You Should Write Things Down: Experience and Information

Life boils down to just two things: experience and information.<p><i>Experience</i> is what happens in your brain. The slippery chill of diving into a swimming …

Thomas Edison

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Personal Finance

12 Easy Ways to Embrace Creativity in 2017

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>It’s a brand new year. Thank goodness, right? While many …

Creativity

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently and How To Get Started

We’ve all heard a lot about “mindfulness” and its potential benefits. But what is it really? And how do you practice it?<p>This infographic from Mindful …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Creativity

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Yoga