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Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Richard Branson Says You'll Be More Successful if You Develop This Daily Habit

Branson says that success is in the details, so he takes note of every single one--literally.<p>"Some of Virgin's most successful companies have been born from random moments--if we hadn't opened our notebooks, they would never have happened," Richard Branson wrote in a recent blog post. Note-taking …

Richard Branson

Bill Gates Just Declared This Optimistic Read His New Favorite Book of All Time

Think the world is getting worse? Bill Gates really, really wants you to read this book.<p>Bill Gates may be known for his extreme focus, but when it comes to books at least, the man's attention spins like a weather vane.<p>One month he's giving 50 of his friends a new novel adores, the next he's …

Self-improvement

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

5 Personal Finance Books to Read This Year

Want to knock out one New Year’s resolution with another? Fix your finances by reading more.<p>We asked NerdWallet’s money experts what books they …

Personal Finance

Living in the Moment Is Challenging—Here's How an Expert Says You Can Do It

It seems as though a wave of interest in mindfulness and meditation has swept over the U.S. and other Western countries in recent years. Yoga remains …

Mindfulness

3 Ways Your Retail Business Can Survive (Even While Jeff Bezos and Amazon are Taking Over the World)

Retail isn't easy in the age of Amazon. Here's what your company can do to survive.<p>With Amazon's announcement that it has narrowed down the list of contenders for its HQ2 project to 20 sites, it's clear that the retail giant might be positioning itself for the grand prize: World domination.<p>What …

How Brands From Subway to Maserati Are Using Instagram Effectively

The fact that the word “porn” is associated with so many innocent photo categories on Instagram (#shoeporn, #foodporn, #travelporn) speaks to the …

Advertising Industry

47 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Quotes from Famous Leaders

If you've made the bold decision to enter the world of entrepreneurship, you'll know it is, indeed, an undertaking. Need a pick me up? Read these inspiring quotes to keep you motivated!<p>The word "entrepreneur" comes from the aptly defined French word "entreprendre," meaning "to undertake." If you've …

Motivation

This Could Be The Next Disruption in Enterprise Technology

Nope, it's not blockchain related.<p>Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." The same philosophy could be applied to data.<p>It's not the vastness of data accumulation that has value, it's what can be done with …

This Married Couple Built a $131 Pizza Empire (After Selling a Coffee Business to Starbucks). Here's Their 1 Secret to Success

The couple has built several successful businesses, including one they sold to Starbucks for about $90 million.<p>For the married co-founders of MOD Pizza, a chain of artisan-style pizza restaurants throughout the U.S., their business model was built from taking risks. Scott Svenson, who launched the …

Want to Be More Productive During the Day? Do These 4 Things at Night

Neglecting your nighttime habits is leaving a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table along with quality sleep. …

25 Simple Daily Habits Which Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence and discipline. At least …

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary: Here's how to get rich

If you're hoping to <b>get your finances in order</b> and grow your wealth, <b>Kevin O'Leary</b>, an investor on ABC's "Shark Tank" and personal finance author, has …

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

How to Keep Promises Made to Yourself.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>)It’s easy to break promises you made to yourself. Some people program their mind to accept failure. This is not always about big …

3 Small Ways for Business Leaders to Generate Big Results

By Andy Bailey<p>It’s the season of giving, and with another Thanksgiving on the books, I’m more conscious than ever about how essential gratitude is to …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck By Taking These 4 Approaches (and It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that is why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly plays its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …