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Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

This 7-Step Morning Routine Helped Me Build a Billion-Dollar Brand

Left to my own devices, I’m lazy as hell.<p>During one period of my life, I would stay in bed for hours in the morning because I was too cold and lazy …

These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

TED Talks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

65 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Reach Success

Failure isn't your final destination.<p>There's no such thing as failure, there's only feedback, and it's what we do with that feedback that will ultimately determine how successful we will be.<p>When we fail we have three options: We can choose to quit, which is the only real failure; we can choose to …

Motivation

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits

Who wouldn't want to work for a boss like this?<p>A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life …

6 Calorie-Blasting Moves That'll Make You A Better Runner

These explosive movements will do the trick.<p>High-impact running + high-impact cross-training = too much impact, right? Actually, quite the opposite. The secret to becoming a faster, stronger runner and preventing common overuse injuries (shin splints, runner's knee, IT band syndrome, the list goes …

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

What To Do When Your Boss Doesn’t Notice The Great Work You’re Doing

Maybe your boss is just busy, but maybe it’s something else. Here’s how to tell and what to do next.<p>You’ve been working really hard and the results are there. You beat your quarterly goals, landed that major client, wrote your best proposal yet, or stretched yourself to master a completely new part …

#Leadership : 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.... Focus: Do This and You'll Have Done the Important Stuff First. - First Sun Consulting, LLC | Outplacement Services and Career Transition Firm

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time joband kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

10 Success lessons from Will Smith – “Actor, Producer, Rapper” for entrepreneurs

Share74<p>Tweet<p>Share109<p>+117<p>Shares 200<p>Will Smith, is one of the most popular and powerful stars in Hollywood, no doubt! But beyond glitz and glamour, …