Heidi Westfall

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2016

<i>Flickr: YoGeek Mami</i><p>If your New Year's resolution involves getting (or staying) in shape, this month's top 10 songs provide a variety of ways to help you make good on your word. Moreover, the list provides an excellent link between this year and last, as it's evenly split between remixes of 2015 …

The Important Question Every Employee Should Be Able to Answer

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

Management

6 Smart Ways to Build a Successful Start-up

Credit<p>I took one of the riskiest decisions of my life three years ago. I walked into my manager's office and quit my 9-5 job. I remember leaving his office that day feeling strangely good.<p>It was strange and crazy because I didn't have another source of income, and the cost of living was very high. …

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 …

Elevate Your Leadership in 2016

When writing No-Drama Leadership which was published in 2015, I had the privilege to interview one of the greatest leaders of our time, Francis Hesselbein, former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Frances defines leadership as a matter of how to be, not how to do, saying,<p>"We have spent half of our …

Dogs

Why Your Personal Brand Should Be Marketing On Google Plus

Over the last few years Google Plus has steadily grown into a social network used by individuals, brands, and businesses. With the recent redesign of …

Marketing

Investment Lessons from The Big Short

The Big Short is a recently released movie about several outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Drip Marketing vs. Lead Nurturing – Putting An End To The Confusion

Drip marketing and lead nurturing are both long-term techniques, applied for engaging customers and prospects at various touch points of the sales …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

<i>So Good They Can't Ignore You</i> by Cal Newport<p>Some of the most common advice you’ll hear when you’re starting out is that if you pursue your passion, …

Self-improvement

Online-savvy young investors take a DIY approach

Michael St. James had a DIY epiphany in 2009, when the markets crashed and investments in his $200,000 defined-contribution pension plan tanked.<p>He recalls a discussion he had at the time with one of the plan's agents: "I said, 'I paid you, Sun Life, $8,000 last year in fees, and I don't feel like I …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Employment

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

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Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month's electric bill and my latest credit card bill. <i>Didn't I just pay those?</i> I wonder.<p>Against my better judgment, I open both emails, and the prospect of more money going out as opposed to in causes a good deal of anxiety to rise …

Mindfulness

The 5 Things Successful Leaders Don’t Do

Youri was a very successful CEO of a multinational logistics company. He grew the top and bottom-line 5 times during his tenure, his team was …

5 Steps to Beating Self-Doubt

Source: Piotr Marcinski/Shutterstock<p>It often comes as a surprise when individuals in high positions acknowledge they don’t feel worthy of their …

16 Simple Stretches for Tight Shoulders

You probably don’t notice it right away. It might creep up after you've been sitting at your desk for hours, chipping away at your daily to-dos. Or …

How Small Steps Equal Big Success

Do you hate being rejected? I do.Who doesn’t?It used to bother me a lot. From not being invited to certain parties to being overlooked for a job to …

Motivation

The Art of Self-Culture and the Crucial Difference Between Being Educated and Being Cultured: John Cowper Powys’s Forgotten Wisdom from 1929

“The art of self-culture begins with a deeper awareness … of the marvel of our being alive at all; alive in a world as startling and mysterious, as lovely and horrible, as the one we live in.”<p><i>“In order to be cultured and not to stand below the level of your surroundings it is not enough to have</i> …

Literature

A Chaotic Yet Peaceful Journey to Be With Jon Kabat-Zinn

There were no off-color expletives or rude hand gestures; although, considering the events of that evening, such behavior would have certainly been understandable. It was a Thursday night, and I left work early, just at the moment that dusk was giving way to the evening's darkness. I hurried …

Leadership

8 Ways to Motivate Employees Into an Unstoppable Team

Motivating employees and helping them do the best job possible takes time and experience. But as a business owner, there is nothing more rewarding than helping other people -- as well as yourself -- work to their fullest potential. The keys to being a good motivator are: clear communication, …

Create Your Ideal Conscious Life

Many people are so busy worrying about what is happening in their lives, that they never actually sit down and define what it is that they WANT most in their lives. Your ideal life includes much more than your job and your responsibilities. You probably also desire to enjoy the fulfillment that …

3 Tips for Turning a Company Into a Brand

Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a unique brand and gaining credibility.<p>Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a …

Marketing