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Don’t try to fake confidence – do this instead

Think about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide your insecurity …

Body Language

How Writing helps to overcome Negative Thoughts...

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” <br>― Ernest Hemingway<p>Negative thoughts or negativity, something which …

Self-help

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share about a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Dr. Jim …

Southwest Airlines

The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success

I was devastated.<p>I had just completed a test and the results were in.<p>And they weren’t good.<p>Not what I wanted or expected.<p>But it wasn’t an ordinary …

Self-improvement

Should You Pick Your Own Stocks? A 5 Second Test To Help You Decide.

Should You Pick Your Own Stocks? A 5 Second Test To Help You Decide.<p>A Quick and Easy Way To Test If Picking Stocks Is Too Risky For You<p>Updated August …

Investing

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Anger Management

How to retire in 10 years (or less)

Before we begin, let me introduce myself so you know I haven't just fallen off the turnip truck. I reached financial independence in my 40s and …

Retirement

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

Fear of judgment destroys creation

Fear prevents a lot of creation. All kinds of fear. But perhaps <b>the most pernicious is the fear of judgment</b>.“I’d like to draw, but I’m afraid people …

Self-help

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

Warren Buffett Says You Should Ask This 1 Question to Become the Best Version of Yourself

The Oracle of Omaha offers some practical self-help advice.<p>Warren Buffett is well known for his finely honed ability to spot immensely profitable investment opportunities.<p>Besides his sage advice for investing in companies, though, Buffett has been known to share some of his time tested advice for …

Profit

Bill Gates's "New Favorite Book of All Time" Is a Refreshingly Positive Read

Like all creative geniuses before him, Bill Gates devotes a substantial amount of his free time to reading. Luckily for us, he's made a habit of …

Self-improvement

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If you found the Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations deeply unsettling, read our guide to the maze of your privacy settings<p>If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may …

Privacy

John Lennon-Style Fingerpicking

John Lennon made a lot of beautiful music with only a handful of chords and this simple, one-bar fingerpicking pattern. Investigate how he was able …

Goodbye insomnia: These 14 tips will help you sleep like a baby

Insomnia or sleeplessness can be taken care of by following natural remedies. Here’s what the experts say:<p>* Before going to bed, <b>take a warm shower</b>. …

7 Quick Tricks for Turning Procrastination Into Action

There's almost nothing better than being in a zone of flow and banging out a bunch of work.<p>When it comes to your job, there's almost nothing better than being in a zone of flow and banging out a bunch of work. But if you've ever been on the flip side--sitting at your desk wasting time on the …

Procrastination

The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

Time Management

What the Ell? How to Write Your First Song

Country star and certified guitar geek, Lindsay Ell shares some advice on how to finish that first song. Bonus: She shares the first song she ever …

Guitar

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

The Right Way to Take Breaks, According to Science (and an 8-Year-Old Kid)

My son--and best-selling author Daniel Pink--are on to something: for optimal productivity, you need to work on your timing.<p>To wrap up 2017, I scheduled "one-on-one" lunches with my two kids as an opportunity to reflect on the year and plan for the new one. I asked Adam, my 8 year old, to share …

Time Management

Trump's core supporters won't reject him. It would mean rejecting their own values.

His voters never wanted him to keep his promises. They wanted someone who would believe in making them at all.<p>Political experience and logic tell us that, at some point, Donald Trump's supporters should become overwhelmed by the mounting evidence of his failures and broken promises — as Steve …

Donald Trump

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra Successful People

As you may already know, I am very curious about powerful habits and its effects on success. For over two years, I have been experimenting with my …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the potential to pull our brains free from the anxiety by grounding us in the present.<p>The …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Fretboard | LESSON

10 ways to find and maintain your bearings anywhere on the fretboard.<p>57<p>SHARES<p>Ever feel a little out of touch or just plain lost on certain parts of …

Foods that help clear your skin – and the ones that don’t

Do you know how to tell if someone is eating a healthy and well-balanced diet? It’s easy – it’s written all over his or her face.<p>Skin breakouts and …

9 Portion Size Mistakes You Might Be Making

Do you think you are doing a good job of sticking to your healthy diet? You might be. But chances are good that you are eating too much of certain …

Tommy Emmanuel Teaches His Picking Style

The Chet Atkins Certified Guitar Player offers some valuable picking tips.<p>2<p>SHARES<p>A few years ago, Tommy Emmanuel stopped by the Acoustic Nation …

Guitar

23 Powerful Quotes to Get Your Creativity Flowing | Inc.com

Creativity is an elusive beast. It shows up when it feels like it, almost never when you most need it.<p>To help get your imagination pumping, I'm sharing my personal favorite quotes on creativity...<p>"From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it's a to-do list." -- Ben …

Creativity