Irfan Alam Siddiqui

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How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

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A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don’t act in …

4 Blocks That Stand Between You and Your Success

<b>Success is your birthright.</b><p>Whether it's success in your career, your personal life, or both... it truly is your birthright. Success is yours to have, and to experience. But the truth is, many people fail to reach their desired level of success because they run into blocks that prevent them from …

If You’re Not Collecting Productivity Data, You’ll Never Succeed at Work

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>Counting calories and steps may be terrific for improving personal health. But what counts most in promoting professional success? Quantifying the “business self” is an essential precursor for enterprise networks that empower people to manage their strengths and …

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How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

How Sleep And Meditation Really Affect Your Brain

Here's what the science says.<p>Scientists have long known that sleep and meditation can lower stress, improve memory, and might even help with maintaining a healthy weight, among other health benefits.<p>But what <i>else</i> can these practices do to our brains, and how so?<p>The Huffington Post recently sat down …

You Need to Be Disciplined to Be Motivated

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out” — Robert Collier<p>It’s time to jump-start 2016 with a bang. Let’s address the big …

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50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything

Guest Writer<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you're thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new …

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9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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5 Ways to Overcome Failure and Achieve Your Goals

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb<p>Failure hurts. To put it mildly, it's a painful experience, one that many of us work tirelessly to avoid. Often, its effects can be long-lasting, leaving a mark in our minds, and creating a mental hurdle that can be difficult to overcome in …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck

If you're terrified of change, growth, learning, and success, memorize these phrases and use them often--because they're all but guaranteed to keep you from moving ahead.<p>Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel …

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5 Fears You Need to Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

I still remember the day I realized that my life needed to change, vividly.<p>My mind had already been made up about how I was going to look and feel for the rest of my life: Deeply uncomfortable in my own skin, struggling to manage a dysfunctional relationship with food, and always hating how I …

Success Is at Your Fingertips if You Do These 9 Things

Training the best of our military around the world in strength and confidence, Tee Major knows what success requires and shares the secrets here.<p>Training the elite of the elite of our military, professional athletes, Olympians, executives, and celebrities, Tee Major knows success and is a force to …

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