Jacob Robert Benitez

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17 Brilliantly Inspirational Quotes That Will Help Guide You Through Your Week

Let's face it, there are times when work is just plain stressful and overwhelming. These brilliant and inspiring words of wisdom will help you get through the tough times.<p>All of us feel anxiety and stress on the job when we are pressured to do something outside of our comfort zone -- that moment …

Motivation

13 Buddhist Jokes That Will Enlighten Your Day

Buddhists are one of the least understood religions out there, not because of a disinterest in understanding it, but because of so much …

Meditation

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity

To keep your team on track and working productively, follow this 3-step process for identifying and solving their time management issues.<p>As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement

18 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Do If You Don’t Want to Regret 2018

When you look back on the past year, don’t think of the pain you felt. Think of the strength you gained, and appreciate how far you’ve come. You’ve …

'Are You More Interesting than Average?' in 5 Questions

What makes people interesting? And can it be learned?<p>Being an interesting person who commands attention is not easy in this 4G world of advancing technologies and diminishing attention span. And being interesting is good. Interesting people can draw others in, captivate and inspire. They can lead, …

Howard Schultz

How To Actually Concentrate

It’s not easy, but you can do it<p>Ever have those trains of thought that just... wait, what were we talking about, again? Staying focused can be hard, especially in an age when there are tons of distractions around you. So, whether it’s something you don’t really want to have to pay attention to—like …

A key skill used in couples counseling can be just as effective in business

<b>• "Repair attempts" — de-escalating statements or actions — can help tense colleagues improve communication.</b><p><b>• There are four things you can do to help yourself craft repair attempts: lighten up the situation, show empathy, calm yourself down, and show appreciation.</b><p>Years ago I worked for a man …

Repairs

5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Overall Happiness

You're reading 5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Overall Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Happiness

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

Being with Stressful Moments Rather Than Avoiding Them

Stress is bad. Ease is good. And mindfulness is about shifting from the former to the later.Or is it?When we began our mindfulness practice, this …

Mindfulness

Mental Tricks to Make Your Runs Faster, Easier, and More Fun

I knew from the beginning of my warm-up this past Tuesday that my run wasn’t going to go well. My training plan called for some faster running—I’d …

Self-help

The Power of Solitude

Most of us are afraid to be alone.I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try to sweeten, …

Mindfulness

The Ultimate Cheatsheet On Procrastination : Analysis And The Solution

You're reading The Ultimate Cheatsheet On Procrastination : Analysis And The Solution, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Productivity

The 30-Second Trick to Make Your Stress Melt Away

Stressed out at work? Here's your mindfulness hack in three letters.<p>You put in extra hours, nail the project, and the client tells you in a passive-aggressive email that's not what he wanted.<p>You're scheduled to deliver the morning keynote, and traffic is at a standstill.<p>After collecting her …

Mindfulness

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

Train your brain: 10 simple ways to turbocharge energy, focus and fitness

Are you feeling grumpy, forgetful and struggling to concentrate at work?<p>It could be that your health and lifestyle is acting like kryptonite to your …

8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.<p>I have long prided myself on my ability to function with only a few hours of sleep every night. For years, I even purposely deviated my sleeping routine so that my body and mind would …

Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Behavioral strategies that relieve the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain are becoming more commonplace, not just as alternatives or …

Chronic Pain

Sometimes Mindfulness Means Getting High at a Music Festival

Partying—in this case—is defined by meditation, booze-free dance sets, and self-help seminars.<p>It's Sunday morning after a night spent dancing on the beach to electronic music. Waves lap nearby, the dance floor nothing but sand lit up by fire spinners and LED lights. In domes constructed of neon …

4 Things You Can Do Today To Help Your Focus

Keeping on top of what you need to do doesn't have to scramble your brain. Refocus to stay on top of what truly matters.<p>Focus seems to be in ever-shrinking supply these days. The sheer number of distractions the human brain must contend with on a daily basis is staggering, and there's simply no way …

Immune System

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Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Meditation

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they're so wildly successful?<p>Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, …

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Time Management

7 Surprising Traits That Make Introverts Wildly Successful

You don't need to be an extrovert to win at the entrepreneurship game.<p>The traditional view of an entrepreneur is of an individual who eats and drinks the energy of crowds, an inspiring, articulate ball of unreserved innovation who feels completely at home wrapped in attention. These types of …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It's A Real Thing) –

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Self-confidence