Jim E Dorff

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5 of the Best Apps for Personal Development

by Melissa Marshall - Get free updates of new posts here<p>“There’s an app for that” is a cliché already, but it’s strangely true, regardless of what …

Grit may be more important to success than talent — here's how to get it

When it comes to getting ahead, a concept called grit might be an important part of achieving your goals.<p>Grit is a trait that's a mix of passion and perseverance, and it might have more to do with success than talent alone.<p>Angela Duckworth, the researcher who came up with the scientific definition …

Self-improvement

The key to giving the perfect public talk

<i>According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.</i><p>Knowing humans, this shouldn't be that …

How Abraham Lincoln Can Help You Build A Better Team

They say that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. How many wheels can your team afford to reinvent?<p>As a student of history, …

The Missing Ingredient To Achieving Your Goals

Why do 92% of people fail to achieve their new year’s resolutions and how you can make sure you are part of the 8% who <i>do</i> achieve their 2016 goals?<p>The answers: 92% of people quit, and you have to not quit.<p>Now before you say “duh” and click away in anger, hang with me for a few more minutes. Because …

Nervous About Public Speaking? You Won’t Be After You Read This

Everyone at some point in their life has been nervous about public speaking . It can be one of the most terrifying things to encounter. Getting up on …

3 Simple Steps to a Killer Presentation

A public speaking expert provides some of the smartest public speaking advice you'll ever receive.<p>Presentations are hard. The challenge comes from two sides: You have too little knowledge and it's difficult to have the content (or the confidence!) to engage a wise audience, yet you have too much …

Matt Abrahams: Tips and Techniques for More Confident and Compelling Presentations

A Stanford lecturer explains key ways you can better plan, practice, and present your next talk.<p>The ability to present your ideas in a clear, …

How to Conquer Public Speaking Fears

When we look at a job advertisement, it can seem as though employers want an exhaustive list of experience and technical skills from their new …

Employment

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Gratitude Can Transform Your Life. Here's How.

Make giving thanks part of your daily routine.<p>There are moments in life when gratitude sneaks up on us. You step out of the freezing winter cold and into a warm cafe. Your phone buzzes, and you see a text from your daughter saying her plane has landed and she can't wait to see you.<p>These pockets of …

How to Fake Being More Confident When You’re Just Not Feeling It

Confidence can be an enviable quality. Being completely assured of yourself and your abilities gives you the courage to take risks and accomplish …

5 Ways To Take Control of Overthinking

<b>Our thoughts influence our lives at the rate of 1300 to 1800 words a minute, all day, every day; it’s no wonder people can often find themselves</b> …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?<p>I’ve collected the …

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead

Inspiring leadership talks offer a free education in just minutes.<p>Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be …

Leadership

4 Lessons From TED Talks on How to Find Inner Calm and Happiness

Want a happier life? Stop rushing through it.<p>How much time do you intend to spend reading this post? A couple of minutes? A few seconds? The problem with our modern lives is that we're always pushing so hard to get our work done, visit that exciting new place, and connect with our many friends in …

TED Talks