Jonathan Watt

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How to become a killer negotiator in nine steps

Negotiating is something we do on a daily basis, be it at work or at home, and is key to ensuring that you always get the best outcome.<p>According to the late soul singer Marvin Gaye, "Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent". But negotiation is an art form that is hard to learn and even …

Soul Music

How to get rid of the thoughts that are clogging your brain

I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think?<p>“I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the …

Study Skills

Oprah Winfrey Uses the Same 3 Sentences to Get Every Meeting Off to the Perfect Start

Many meetings limp to a start. The group sits waiting for people to straggle in late. Others want to keep chatting about "important" but unrelated topics: The dreaded "since I have you here" move that turns the group's agenda into a personal one. Still others keep texting and emailing while the …

Oprah Winfrey

8 Work Habits Found in Extremely Valuable Employees

How do you define a valuable employee? Is it experience or maybe work ethic? Do you see competence in a specific area as the be-all and end-all of determining employee value?<p>What about soft skills? Do they hold the same value when interviewing for a rock star engineer or strategist position? Well, …

Emotional Intelligence

Having a fruitful day is all about learning the art of self-control

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn.</i> <i>Follow the author</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What …

Self Control

If You Hate Small Talk, Use These 20 Questions As A Conversation Starter Instead

We are wired to be deep connectors; however, societal norms have taken us a few steps away from our true nature. It's much more socially acceptable to have small talk and direct our conversations to safe topics such as the weather and other people.<p>As society continues to evolve and younger …

Money

Who should you trust? Psychologists have a surprising answer

Can you ever really know who to trust at the office?<p>While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. New research published in the <i>Journal of Personality and</i> …

University of Chicago

How to move from fear to fearlessness

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” — Aristotle<p><b>When fear looks you in</b> …

10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

Success

Ask Your Job Candidates This One Interview Question to Learn if They Are Worth Hiring

In my 20 years of recruiting, I've conducted hundreds of joint interviews with recruiters and talked to hiring managers from all sorts of different industries, and there's always been one thing that has nagged me: No one really has a clue as to what the best interview questions are and no one …

Employment

Responsibility: Not apologizing when you succeed or complaining when you fail

“The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap …

Self-improvement

From Homeless Drug Addict to Millionaire: Khalil Rafati on How to Be Successful (Even If You Aren't Smart)

Start by identifying your weaknesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Khalil Rafati, author of “I Forgot to Die,” founder of SunLife Organics. This article</i> …

10 career mistakes I wish I had never made

<b>“It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.” — Warren Buffet</b><p>In the last decade, I went from student to …

Employment

Solopreneurs Swear By These Tech Tools To Streamline And Get More Done

One of the toughest things about starting your own business is that period of time when it’s just you. You are the founder, the marketer, the publicist, the developer, the list goes on and on. And wearing that many hats becomes nearly impossible very quickly as your business grows. But with a …

Creative Work

9 Things That Interviewers Really Want To Hear From You In The Interview

Professionals tend to make things seem very complicated, in an effort to make the the recipients of their advice feel stupid, afraid, intimidated and prone to follow orders. Let’s pick a profession like medicine. Why do doctors use such ridiculously complicated terms? They could easily substitute …

Middle School

Happiness Is Tied to Your Emotional Intelligence. Here Are 3 Traits Happy People Have in Common

Learn what works for you.<p>It's easy to assume that the only thing standing between you and career bliss is achieving a couple of milestones -- building a successful business, reaching a certain earning potential, or getting promoted. These people seem happy, right?<p>Often, this idea that happiness at …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Things You Should Never Say to an Anxious Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was 5 years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed …

Self-help

5 things to do when you have too many ideas and never finish anything

What do you do when you’re overwhelmed with too many ideas? Do you abandon them, or do you finish what you start?<p>Juggling multiple ideas and goals — …

Love

49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

<i>The following story, written by Renee Jain, was originally published on GoZen.</i><p>It happens to every child in one form or another — anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life's anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years …

Self-help

Here's a Genius Trick for Replying to an Email That Makes You Furious

Master this now.<p>Have you ever gotten an email you loathed from the instant it appeared in your inbox? You know the type — a coworker’s excuse for …

TED Talks

Better Than Real Estate: 2 Buys For 8%+ In Cash

Pity the poor landlord, stuck with a boatload of hassles: late rent payments, missed payments, tenants who disappear, tenants who trash the place before they leave.<p>The list of risks with owning rental property goes on and on! All just to (hopefully) collect a rent check at the end of the month.<p>But …

Real Estate

Parents of the Most Successful Kids do These 5 Things Differently, According to Research | Inc.com

Raising kids who thrive in the world takes work and intention, but researchers have found that several specific tactics help.<p>Raising children to grow up safely and thrive in the world is certainly the top priority for most parents. But it takes work and intention. Here are several habits which …

Kids

This 10-minute routine will increase your confidence and self-esteem

The two most important times in your day are just before you go to bed, and just after you wake up. These are your “bookends.” If you learn to master …

Motivation

Here Are the 50 Best Dumbbell Moves For Fat Loss (Plus 30 Workout Videos Using Them!)

Before you do anything, bookmark this page! It's the ultimate guide to the most effective dumbbell moves. Along with getting strong, weight lifting …

This morning routine will make you a millionaire

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Creative Work

I Doubled My Revenue in 12 Months by Analyzing These 3 Types of Data

Using data to make decisions isn't just for big businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If collecting and understanding your business data meant you could double your revenue in 12 months, would you do it? Or would you be one of the 60 percent of entrepreneurs …

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse …

Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

This Email From a Chief Executive Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Short. Sweet. And majorly effective.<p>All companies say they value transparency and honesty. Most are lying.<p>A truly transparent company--one that encourages open and honest communication from all employees--is hard to find. Instead, in most organizations you'll find a complex web of office politics. …