Ezhilarasi Sudarsanan

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Procrastination: It's pretty much all in the mind

<b>To procrastinate or not: the answer may be down to differences in how our brains are wired, a study suggests.</b><p>It identified two areas of the brain that determine whether we are more likely to get on with a task or continually put it off.<p>Researchers used a survey and scans of 264 people's brains to …

Amygdala

Change Your Life for the Better

Are you feeling stuck in your circumstances?<p><i>by</i><p>Are you feeling stuck in your circumstances?<p>Do you want to move in a new direction, but don’t know …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

The Best Productivity Tools for Small Businesses

As a small business, it's important to get the right tools to produce the most results in the least time-consuming way possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Managing a small business may differ from keeping a large enterprise running smoothly, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Stepping Away From Your Work Skillfully Can Trick Your Brain To Be More Productive

I’m sure you’ve come across ‘morning routines‘ being talked about as something very important if you want to be healthy and successful. However, I’m …

Sleep

10 Stupid Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making & It Can Kill Startups

Contents:<p>1. Selling to the wrong people<br>• 2. Do you spend too much money<br>• 3. To spend too little money<br>• 4. To imagine about what actually not<br>• 5. Assuming …

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Happiness

Quitting a bad habit doubles your chances of happiness, because you not only make room for good things but at the same time you rid yourself of whatever's dragging you down.<p>Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don't want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate …

Happiness

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”

Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right before the alarm clock startles you awake.<p>2. If the subconscious command …

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job

I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely in.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful, …

Selling

9 Ways the Most Successful People Spend Their Free Time

Using downtime to recharge helps keep you mentally focused on your most important work.<p>For me, running a business is a lot of action and a lot of...waiting. I submitted my bid and now I'm waiting to hear if I won the work. I left a voicemail and now I'm waiting to hear when the new client wants to …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …

8 Frugal Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

While becoming a millionaire rarely occurs overnight, it's still an achievable dream if you work hard and use these habits.<p>There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, "That's about 5 percent of the …

A new push begins to get more women on corporate boards

For years, the statistics have been glacial and disheartening. The percentage of women in the boardrooms of the largest U.S. companies has crept up from 15% in 2005 to just about 20% a full decade later.<p>To try to change that dynamic in corporate America's halls of power, investors have pushed …

7 must-have Chrome extensions to boost your productivity

Your browser might as well be a Swiss knife due to the untapped functionality and resources that come with it. And as Google Chrome is one of the …

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 …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

Distraction is always the enemy. Here's one simple technique to maintain focus on what's really important.<p>Busy Work<p>So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive.<p>Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

7 Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

Most millionaires made their money without a trust fund or inheritance. Here are the habits that helped get them there.<p>Most millionaires aren’t born; they’re self-made. In a survey by Fidelity Investments, approximately 80% of people who have a net worth of $1 million or more did it without a trust …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

8 Quick Ways To Improve Your Attention Span

We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are eight easy things you can do to regain your focus.<p>If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of our waking hours–a sad 53%–according to a study from Harvard University. …

6 Uncommon Personality Traits of Highly Successful People

What you do ultimately makes you successful...but how you perform starts with what you think and believe.<p>On the surface, the most successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few key ways they are very different--and so is the way they …

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…