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7 Things That Separate Amazing Performers From Average People

I don't mean this as an insult but rather as a statistical truth. The extremes in any group can make the average misleading, especially when there's a floor above zero. As a result, however, it is easier than you might imagine to improve your performance way above average in just about any endeavor.<p>…

Self-improvement

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.<p>Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle …

Self-improvement

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

Lifehacks

10 Ways to Get High -- Naturally

Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing nor are they necessarily imposing an alien influence. They only work because our brains are …

How to Make Chinese Steamed Buns from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you like your Chinese buns plain or filled, steamed or pan-fried, sweet or savory,</i> <i>Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is here to show you how to make</i> …

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

Self-improvement

What Truly Great Bosses Believe

The very best managers think differently about the nature of the workplace, company, and team dynamics.<p><i>My new book, Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>The most successful bosses--and the …

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful venture capital investor once told me that he challenges entrepreneurs to make their pitch in 10 words or less.<p>“If you can’t tell me what you do in 10 words, I’m not interested, I’m not buying and I’m not investing. …

Entrepreneurship

5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The incredible popularity of the TED Talks series makes sense. In an age where your marketing plan needs to include multimedia to be successful, why should you be any different when it comes to consuming inspiration? Just like your …

Public Speaking

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …