John Chavez

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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

4 Free Goal Setting Worksheets – FREE Forms, Templates and Ideas to Manage your Life

Many people fail in their goals.The biggest problem is they fail to have a plan. I am sure you've heard the quote:There is a lot of wisdom in that …

This Mindfulness Technique Will Instantly Make You the Most Productive Person You Know

Life is busy. We’re all constantly running a million miles an hour, trying to accomplish everything as if we were superheroes.<p>Whether you’re a …

How to raise your kids to be frugal (but not too frugal)

If people are destined to inherit their parents’ attitudes toward money, how can they hold on to the good ones and get rid of the bad …

Motivation Doesn't Work: Here's What Does

When people hear ‘motivation,’ they often think of classic incentives like bonuses, extra paid time off, and maybe the occasional pep talk. In truth motivation is elusive, because it so often depends on the individual and what makes them tick at any given moment. So how can leaders begin a more …

Employee Engagement

"The Platinum Rule": How to Raise Children Who Think Beyond Themselves

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study from American "fact tank" Pew Research Center reveals that people of different races "are split over the current …

Pew Research Center

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

Productivity

22 Ways to Become a Relentless Learner

Learning is not some magical happenstance that falls all around you. Learning is about capturing the lessons that are happening all around you.<p>That …

Language Learning

3 Tips For Finding Your Ideal Workflow

When most of us think of flow at work, we may think of charts, project plans and deadlines. But there is another kind of work flow that is incredibly important, especially for entrepreneurs.<p>Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi popularized the concept of “flow” in the early 1990’s. …

Self-improvement

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who …

Self-improvement

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some …

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

Get Tough Tasks Done More Efficiently with the Two Minute Rule

We’ve all put off projects or tasks that are tough or we don’t want to do. Skip the procrastination by giving yourself two minutes to make an action …

Procrastination

How to use your calendar to maximize your effectiveness

This simple practice will help you accomplish your goals.<p>I’ve combined knowledge from several amazing books (<i>The Effective Executive</i>, <i>The 7 Habits of</i> …

Here’s help for teaching your kids about money

Parents always ask me how to teach teens or college students about money. They often want a recommendation for a book.<p>The truth is it’s going to take more than a book or a financial class in high school or college. Your children are watching you, and, it turns out, you’re the most influential model …

Personal Finance

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

A Look at Protecting Children With an IRA Trust | Investopedia

One of the most challenging roles of parenting is finding the proper balance between protecting children too much and not enough. In the early years, …

Plagued By Parental Guilt And Regret

Thank you for your column. I am inspired by the ideas you teach but sometimes I think it's too late for me and my kids. I have a lot of regret over all the times when I haven't been the Captain. I've yelled and threatened and even said "Go live with your father if you think I'm so mean." I worry …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

'Smarter Faster Better': The New Science Of Productivity

<b>‘Smarter Faster Better’: The New Science Of Productivity by Knowledge@Wharton</b><p><i>Why are some people so much more productive than others? How can we</i> …

4 bad money habits you're teaching your kids without realizing it

Here are four bad money habits you might be passing along to Junior and Sis, without even realizing — and how to start teaching them positive money lessons.

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

You can bring your children to school but how do you equip them to learn?

Expert tips to help your children learn when they are through the school gates<p>If the home-learning environment isn’t positive, promoting education …

Psychology

The Gift Of Gratitude For Your Teenage Children

For Mother's Day and Father's Day, how about a gift of gratitude? As a parent, I think teaching gratitude may be the best gift you can give your child. And, after all, he or she is the reason you are a parent so it's a good day for gift giving. Here are my thoughts on teaching children to be …