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This 5-Second Steve Jobs Strategy Is a Master Class in Leadership

One of the simplest and most powerful things you can do as a leader takes almost no time at all.<p>I have a confession. I'm a pain in the ass (arse, for my colleagues speaking proper English) to work with. I thrive on impossible challenges and expect those I work with to do the same. Growing up, my …

Leadership

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a career. And a great career she built, becoming the president of Sterling Brands, and working …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

Pace Yourself to Win

How you do anything is how you do everything.<p>Have you heard the saying, “How you practice is how you play?” If you played high school sports like I did, you probably had a coach who said that to the team. It seemed like everything we did -- on the field or off -- was important. Looking back, I can …

Entrepreneurship

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

7 Essential Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk)

I think we can all agree that we want to be more mindful in our lives. Not only does practising mindfulness increase your sense of calm, but it can …

The Mindfulness Controversy - Buddhism vs. Psychology?

Buddhism vs. Psychology?<p>In recent years many practicing psychotherapists have adopted the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as part of their …

How to Make Better To-Do Lists

Use these four simple strategies to make better lists and get more done.<p>It's the most basic time-management tool out there. So, why are most of us doing it wrong?<p>Lists are the most basic time-management tool we have. We all (obsessively) use them. They're supposed to help us prioritize our work and …

Time Management

10 Writing Rules You Can (and Should) Break

<i>The immersive and accomplished debut novel by Max Winter,</i> Exes<i>, is haunted as much by the city of Providence, R.I., as it is by the suicide of Eli,</i> …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get sealed into your brain.<p>Your brain naturally wants to do …

Can't refinance your student loan? Try these tactics

If you don't meet the qualifications for student loan refinancing, there are ways to strengthen your application and other repayment options.

Personal Finance

How to set up a budget you'll actually keep in just 4 weeks

There are few of us out there who would attempt to build a house without following a blueprint.<p>And for good reason: One poorly placed beam, and your home could come crashing down.<p>Yet when it comes to our finances, so many of us choose to forgo that all-important money blueprint: a budget.<p>A 2013 …

Personal Finance

How ‘Inside Out’ Teaches Screenwriters the Trick to Writing A Personal Script — Watch

The Oscar-winning Pixar movie is a masterclass in personal screenwriting.<p>The geniuses over at Pixar are well regarded for their breakthroughs in …

Animation

7 Great Films About Lucid Dreaming

In a chapter I co-wrote with Bernard Welt for the newly-published book Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness (Praeger, 2014), we discuss seven films that revolve around the experience of lucid dreaming, that is, becoming self-aware within the dream state. These movies are not …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

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5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

I Tried Working Out Every Single Morning for a Month, and Here’s What Happened

Not a morning person? Find out why the benefits outweigh the costs.<p>Before I had kids, I would use my lunch hour to hit the gym. I had a “passport” membership to a gym chain and could go to any of their locations. Lucky for me, there were several near my office, so I would scan their lunchtime class …

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>5. Use calming colors

Meditation

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Self-improvement

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Self-help
Happiness

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Money can buy happiness if you spend it on these three things

Whoever says money can't buy happiness doesn't know how to spend it.<p>That's the view of Michael Norton, a professor at Harvard Business School and …

Life Fix: Four Steps to Realizing Your Greater Self.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What is our greater self? It is the desire to become more, to achieve more and to contribute more than could have ever imagined. …

Deepak Chopra’s 5 tips to guarantee the best night’s sleep

There's not much worse than insomnia or a lousy nights sleep. Deepak Chopra, physician, educator and author of "You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters," reveals the secrets to a restful nights sleep. Following is a transcript of the video:<p><i>So, the best way to prepare</i> …

Sleep

9 Different Ways to Do Burpees

It's tough to find someone who actually <i>likes</i> doing burpees. But if you ask around enough, you'll definitely find a lot of people who hate them, yet …

Bodyweight Exercise

How Artists, Scientists and Entrepreneurs Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Discover how highly creative people in business, design and the arts activate their imaginations to find creative solutions -- and give them a try!<p>Simply put, it takes imagination to be creative, and it takes creativity to innovate. Here are some easy and fun ways to activate your imagination. …

Creativity