Francis Augusto

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7 Ways the Most Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else

A successful person is not someone in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of smart attitudes.<p>It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others, especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and …

Self-improvement

9 Proven Success Factors That Can Accelerate Your Career and Life

Give Brian Tracy's unique success factors a try and watch your success in career and life accelerate.<p>Brian Tracy is a highly recognized and sought-after speaker, coach, trainer, and author who travels extensively around the world. His presentations and seminars cover a multitude of areas, including …

personaldevelopment

5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

There's more to it than just the beaches and aloha.<p>Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise.<p>It consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the country, and its unique mixture of …

The Four Best Productivity Tricks I Learned At Google

A two-year tenure at Google gave a team of people the productivity skills to start their own venture.<p>When Google acquired the online photo editor Picnik in 2010, CMO Lisa Conquergood and the rest of the Picnik team went, too. They worked on the site until Google narrowed its focus and closed Picnik …

Time Management

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You need to change.</b><p>There are times when things go wrong in life. Most of us try to escape it, denying the truth life presents to us. When a problem occurs, most of the time it occurs because something is not right -- you got sick because you …

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of …

Self-improvement

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You

When you're happier at work, you're 31 percent more productive.<p>To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, …

Happiness

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

How to Make a Great First Impression

Six strategies for making a better first impression:<p><b>1. Stop acting and be your best self:</b><p>"Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal development. However, you can plus that by being your best self. During your next networking or social situation, just show up with the intention of being …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

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4 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Goals

Over the past few years, I've struggled with staying consistent with goals that I set for myself. I would make goals, legitimate things I wanted learn, or ways I wanted to better myself, and not stick to it. For instance, I attempted quite a few times to gain conversational fluency in a language, …

5 Science-Backed Ways to Become Happier

Are there tricks to becoming happier in life? How do genetics affect your level of happiness? Has research proven ways to become happier? Read on!<p>Is there a secret to true happiness? Is the propensity to be cheerful and positive built into our genes, or is it completely dependent on our attitude …

Happiness

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

7 Fundamentals of Success and Happiness Only You Can Deny Yourself

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life's biggest frustrations and disappointments come from expecting too little of yourself and too much of others. Expectations shape all of your relationships, including in the workplace. By setting your expectations for …

Self-improvement

Program Yourself for Success

Constructing new ways of thinking and converting them into habits is no easy task. As a matter of fact, it's one of the most difficult things to do, especially as you grow older and your habits are more firmly rooted.<p>Most of us are programmed for mediocrity. Most people are smart, educated and …

A New Book Gives the Middle Finger to the Self-Help Genre

'F*ck Feelings' takes a refreshingly blunt approach to self-improvement.<p>Freudian couch sessions, daily journal entries, meditation? Screw it all. Traditional self-improvement isn't working because—wait for it—there is no magic fix for your worst personality traits, your heartbreak or your lingering …

Self-help

10 Content Promotion Opportunities You Might Be Missing

In today’s technology-driven marketplace, being able to offer an incredible customer experience with your brand and content is important. There are a …

How to protect your business from intellectual property theft

Protecting IP can be a huge commercial advantage, but it is expensive. Here are some ways to keep the costs down<p>Disclosing business plans, pitching new ideas and proposing new designs are well-trodden routes for startups and small businesses to encourage a new client to buy and an investor to …

Intellectual Property

9 Social Media Marketing Tool Tips From the Pros

Shares 9K<p>Would you like to improve your social media marketing?<p>Are you up to date with the best social media tips and tools?<p>Adding new tools into …

10 things you can do right now to be more organized

Here at Unclutterer we often focus on long-term solutions for clutter problems. But this week, I want to focus on the short term. The following are …

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.<p>One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational …

Leadership

Doing Your Thing vs. Being the CEO

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, "If I were hiring a CEO, would I hire myself for the job?"<p>Are you doing what you were born to do? Each day when you wake up, are you doing "your thing" or has the responsibility of being the CEO forced you out of your sweet spot?<p>There are many reasons you took …

Leadership

5 Tips to Beat Modern Marketing Complexity

Many people get confused when they hear the words like ‘modern marketing’. This is actually not a new discovery or something totally different from …

5-Step Legal Marketing Plan, Step 2: Do a SWOT Analysis

In the first post of this series, we visualized your ideal customer and defined one or two niches that will be the focus of your firm.<p>Step two is to …

The Right Way to Do a SWOT Analysis

A SWOT analysis can be a useful planning tool--or a naval gazing exercise. Follow these 12 tips to get the most out of your next strategy meeting.<p>SWOT analysis is a widely used framework for strategic planning in which managers examine their company's internal <i>strengths</i> and <i>weaknesses</i> as well as …

Management