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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly …

Entrepreneurship

Self-Evaluation: The Genesis of all Improvement

The importance of self-evaluation is an incredibly valuable lesson I learned from one of the greatest pitching coaches of all time, Dave Duncan.<p>Business leaders often find themselves in the position of being the expert on a subject, with the knowledge of how to make improvements or solve problems. …

Self-improvement

9 Things Exceptionally Successful People Never Say

Even though you hear statements like these all the time. (And maybe that's why there aren't more exceptionally successful people.)<p>Success starts with attitude. Success starts with belief.<p>But not <i>these</i> beliefs:<p>1. "Something always comes along to screw things up."<p>Failure is something we accomplish; it …

Self-improvement

Best apps for educators

If you’re an educator, you’re familiar with all that you have to keep up with in that field of work. While from afar it may seem that some teachers …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

Time Management

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Mindfulness

Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

10 Success lessons from Carlos Slim Helu – “Wealthiest Man in Mexico” for entrepreneurs

Share42<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+18<p>Shares 146<p>“Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.” Mexico’s richest man …

Entrepreneurship

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

The Tech That Is Making Travel Safer

What technology can help us better protect ourselves in the next year, decade, or generation?<p>Today’s world can feel like a tinderbox, just one strike away from flaring up again. Where war-torn hot zones once seemed isolated, danger now exists almost anywhere. It might come via attacks on airports, …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We have already begun to see ways in which computing, sensors, artificial intelligence and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we …

Driverless Cars

7 Bad Habits That Will Severely Jeopardize Your Career in Business

Most employees find it easy to recognize leadership, or lack of it, in others. Yet they often are oblivious to the same traits in themselves. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.<p>Are you a career-minded business professional waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing?<p>Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay.<p>As we know, performance management is the term used to refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs …

Project Management

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Here's How One Millennial Entrepreneur Turned Failure Into $10 Million

Success knows no age and no limits!<p>Every entrepreneur has their own story. Some find success rather quickly and without much effort, while others deal with failure. Then, there are people like Sam Ovens who find success early in life but experience their own fair share of troubles along the way.<p>Sam …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 do's and don'ts of being a successful startup founder, according to a big-time Silicon Valley VC

While Jordan is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), he used to be the CEO of OpenTable — and before that, the president of PayPal — so he knows a thing or two about running a company.<p>"We're charged with picking the people who see the future correctly," Jordan says of his role as a …

Andreessen Horowitz

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Change Your Habits to Become More Successful

What if you could permanently change your negative habits to positive ones to become happier and more successful? Most change efforts fail, not …

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a …

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

10 Success lessons from Tony Robbins – “Life Coach, Motivational Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share41<p>Tweet<p>Share433<p>+15<p>Shares 479<p>There are few people on this planet as captivating as Tony Robbins. When he speaks, people listen. And you can’t …

Motivation

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Time Management

8 Skills every entrepreneur must have!

Share60<p>Tweet<p>Share91<p>+19<p>Shares 160<p>Being an entrepreneur is not a cake walk, not only do you need devotion and necessary technical skills, there are a …

How Entrepreneurs Get Their Ideas

<i>How is it that some people discover ideas that eventually lead to billion-dollar enterprises?</i><p>Every business in the world -- the business your buddy started that failed three months in, the bar down the street, and even the multi-billion dollar enterprises that influence broad economic changes -- …