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20 top tools for freelancers

Freelancing looks idyllic from the outside. Working with the best clients, choosing fun projects, determining your own hours and working from home or …

11 ways to stop procrastinating right now

Every day, you decide that you're going to finally give up procrastinating forever.<p>And then you decide to put if off till tomorrow.<p>Don't worry. There are tips and tricks out there that'll help you kick procrastination to the curb for good.<p>Here are 11 ideas for getting your productivity back on …

Procrastination

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success | The Art of Manliness

By age 25 John D. Rockefeller controlled one of the largest oil refineries in the nation.<p>By age 31 he had become the world’s largest oil refiner.<p>By …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …

Happiness

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Happiness

A woman who has read over 4,000 résumés says this is the biggest mistake the most successful people make

Amy Adler, a certified master résumé writer, management coach, and career strategist for executives — who has read around 4,000 executives' résumés in her life — says that there's one common mistake many of these people make.<p>"Executives typically have broad, deep, and successful careers," she tells …

Employment

How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine

You're reading How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-help

Defining What Success Is For You...

Many of us never stop and think what success means to us, vs. other people. We don't take the time to determine what it is that makes us happy and fulfilled, instead of what we think society views success as. These quotes show that you can have balance in your life, as well as success. They also …

Motivation

EXCLUSIVE: Getting Things Done, Then What? The Secrets To Productivity With David Allen

A conversation with David Allen<p><b>Caitlin Schiller</b>: So, what did your life look like before GTD? We’ve read that you’ve had numerous professions and I …

How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Motivation

19 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated That Actually Work | Inc.com

In today's competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation.<p>But what happens when you can't find your motivation or you can't stay motivated long enough to finish a project or even keep up with daily tasks? You need find your motivation--but where?<p>You find it …

Motivation

Five lessons I've learned as an aspiring barrister

The suits aren’t that expensive, the parties aren’t that wild, and the offices aren’t that stylish. Here’s what I’ve realised from my journey so far<p>My journey into law began when I was faced with an age-old ultimatum – doctor or lawyer? I never really saw myself in medicine, but most certainly …

Human Rights

Law students: are you 'commercially aware'?

Commercial awareness is a term that’s used regularly but rarely defined, which can cause trouble for students applying for jobs in the legal profession<p>In the world of legal graduate recruitment, commercial awareness is crucial. But the term can be confusing for those who are applying for training …

Education

Books for Law School

Law School

How to Prepare for Your First Law School Exams

The most common advice you will hear from lawyers about studying for law school exams is that you should use whatever technique works best for you. There, you have learned your first lesson about lawyers: Whenever possible, we would rather give an answer that technically is not wrong than give an …

Education
Writing

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

1 Exercise That Will Make You Feel More Powerful

Plenty of leadership books and seminars promise to educate you in the mysterious ways of the powerful.<p>But for those who’ve got minimal time and …

Snowstorms

5 Ways to Become a Better Leader in 2016

Leaders are not winning a popularity contest of late. Even though companies spent record amounts investing in leadership programs in the past decade, a recent poll by Harvard University found that 70 percent of people believe we are in the midst of a leadership crisis. That's sad.<p>If you are in a …

Team Building

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

Self-improvement

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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CEOs

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

10 secrets to happy parenting

Between sleepless nights, toddler meltdowns and kids pushing your buttons, parenting is no walk in the park. In fact, a study published in the journal Demography found that in the first year after birth, parents were less happy and the effect was worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death …

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

<i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: Concentrating on work for eight hours straight is downright impossible.<p>An office is packed with distractions. Everything from loud …

Time Management

Four Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Read in 2016

With a new year upon us, there is no better time than the present to start actually abiding by that New Year's resolution to start reading more. If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you may feel like you simply don't have time to read for fun, but it is very important that you do what you can to …

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch?<p>When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, …

The 32 highest-paying cities for people who work in tech

There are now a total of eight cities where tech workers are earning six figures, on average, according to the Dice Tech Salary Survey.<p>"The competition for tech talent today is undeniable," said Dice president Bob Melk in the report. "Employers realize offering competitive pay is a necessity. …

Silicon Valley

Twelve Rules For Successful Public Speaking

People like me give out a lot of advice about public speaking – how to create great speeches, how to deliver them, and how to build a professional speaking career. All of that is important, but there also some fundamental speaking lessons that tend not to get spoken out loud. In my effort to kick …

Public Speaking