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How to Get Your Motivation on at Work

Everybody goes into a flat spin at some point each day. Here's how to straighten up and fly right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone chases motivation, and most of us endure periods without it. Lack of motivation doesn't just affect performance at work. It affects …

Motivation

Four Ways to Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts

What gives you a sense of self-worth?Data from my well-being survey recently revealed that positive self-views (or feeling good about oneself, a …

Happiness

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals to maintain their smartness. Whether they do it in leadership, …

Self-improvement

The Most Important Question of Your Life

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to …

10 Ways To Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels To Never Feel Sad, Stressed Or Depressed Again

Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions. Dopamine is great for the following body …

3 simple mindfulness techniques that help you shine even on bad days

Picture this: you just got out of a super long meeting, suffered through a soundtrack of wailing car horns, and arrived at Trader Joe’s: and the line …

How To Recognize The Abundance In Your Life (And Manifest More Of It)

Abundance can mean different things to different people, and it doesn't necessarily have to relate to money. To some, abundance means time, …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

Wall Street

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Time I

7 Ways To Find The Relationship Of Your Dreams

<i>This Labor Day weekend (now through 9/6), we’re knocking a full 50 percent off the price of our entire class library. With more than 40 classes</i> …

How to Hold Space for Yourself

Most people would say they are good at supporting their friends and family, but why are we so bad at being there for ourselves?<p>When my second eldest …

Spirituality

You're Trying To Find Happiness All Wrong. Here's What It Really Takes

Have you ever stopped for a moment to ask yourself why you keep buying things you don't need? Where does this impulse come from? Could it just be the …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

Game of Thrones

To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

About 20 years ago, Randy J. Paterson, a clinical psychologist and currently the director of the Changeways Clinic in Vancouver, wasn’t having much …

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Auto Racing

A CEO shares 7 career tips every aspiring entrepreneur should hear

Nahema Mehta was running a start-up when an opportunity she least expected presented itself.<p>Her mission to make original works of art accessible to the masses grabbed the attention of executives at Absolut, who, at the time, were looking to expand into a lifestyle brand by launching a product …

Entrepreneurship

Why (& How) You Should be Your Own Best Friend.

Although we have best friends or favorite relatives, if most of us were given the option of being joined at the hip to another human being, we would …

Michael J. Fox

To be mindful, try to have less mind

Mindfulness is the state of being aware of the present moment, observing with detachment our thoughts, feelings and whatever is happening around us without judgement. From its ancient Buddhist roots, mindfulness is becoming popular in the West as a way to reduce stress, generate clear thinking and …

Mindfulness

A Journey to the Center of Yourself

Mindful recommends that anyone with depression or mood disorders consult a mental health professional before beginning or altering any course of …

Mindfulness

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

Mindfulness

4 Choices That Will Make Everyday Moments More Luminous

Many of us have been told we should just "live in the moment," but what does that <i>actually</i> mean? Be more spontaneous and go with the flow? See the …

5 Self-Sabotaging Habits Holding You Back (And How To Fix Them)

The new year comes with new opportunities and a fresh batch of motivation to follow through on our promises. Inevitably, life happens, and sticking …

6 Insightful Reflections on How to Change for the Better

<i>By Meghan Rabbitt</i><p>We all want to evolve. That desire is what drives most of us to work toward becoming better versions of ourselves. Year after year, we painstakingly peel back the layers to get to the heart of who we really are and who we aspire to be. But as anyone who has ever spent time feeling …

Meditation

The Many Paths of Grief: 8 Tips From Survivors of Loss

As the host of End-of-Life University, an online interview series, I have had the privilege over the past two years of speaking with a number of experts on grief and loss. These individuals have all traveled their own journeys through the perilous territory of loss and trauma and now help others …

Emotions

9 Essential Keys to Living More Fully and Freely in the Present Moment

It’s now 2016 as of the day I’m writing this, and all around the world, people are making New Years resolutions to change or improve some aspect of …

Meditation

The Mindset Shift That Can Make Every Moment Miraculous

The word “miracle” has the ability to make your heart skip a beat. As humans, we all hope to have a miracle-filled life, right? Look at Hollywood: …