Karim Yarrari

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11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an olive grove in southern Peloponnese, this summer residence is characterized by an Ypsilon …

5 Ways to Stop Lazy Thinking and Start Making Better Decisions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The number of decisions we make and the complexity of the problems we solve sometimes exceeds the brain’s capacity. To respond faster and more efficiently to the multiple demands of daily life without having to reinvent the wheel, our …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

My grandmother once said, "Most of the things you worry about will never happen while you worry and overthink." However, the habit was difficult to resist. I used to overthink every aspect of my professional life and focus on the "worst-case scenarios" to protect myself against the feeling of …

Self-Doubt is Sabotaging Your Leadership. Here's How to Break the Cycle and Lead With Confidence | Inc.com

You had a bad meeting. You lost your cool on a conference call. You had an employee quit.<p>When your day has gone from bad to worse, it's nearly impossible not to beat yourself up over what you should've, could've, would've. For any leader, this is a very slippery slope. The more challenging issues …

This 30-Year-Old Shares 8 Humbling Lessons to Live By (After Traveling to 48 Countries) | Inc.com

Back in junior high, Tommy Walker always had this vision to travel the world, although he was probably a little confused about how to describe it at the time. He remembers looking at the back row of his fellow classmates during assembly one day, and thinking to himself, "I'm not going to be here in …

Happiness

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Today to Become a Better Person Tomorrow | Inc.com

If you want to improve, you have to ask yourself the right questions.<p>Self-reflection is the key to all personal development. People tend to think it's about reading the right self-help book, or attending a Tony Robbins seminar, but the truth is, personal development can happen in any moment, …

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Stop Self-Sabotaging: Fail and Move On | Inc.com

<i>Commentary By Craig Orraj, Head of Business Insurance Claims for Farmers Insurance®</i><p>It's almost an absolute certainty that throughout the course of your career, at one time or another, you will experience setbacks, some minor, some major. History is littered with stories of highly successful people …

3 Strategies to Stop Overthinking and Start Living Now

Happy people don’t overthink things. They decide to stick with something and go with it, for better or for worse. The people that we aspire to, the …

Motivation

Vipp offers "out of the ordinary" hotel stays in a woodland cabin or an urban loft

Danish retailer Vipp has expanded into the hospitality industry – it is now offering guests the opportunity to stay in a prefabricated micro dwelling …

How to Survive Your First Year of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs bail in the first year.<p>Why? To be honest, it is hard. It’s not all glamor and glitz. You don’t rocket to stardom in a few short months, drive a McLaren, date Hollywood celebs and take baths in hundred-dollar bills.<p>In …

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got | Inc.com

Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice she ever …

Dining Rooms

How to Manage the Psychological Effects of Rejection | Inc.com

In life, you win some and you lose some. The same goes for work. As much as you will have successes, you will experience failures. The important thing is that you don't let these little events define you in your career. Failures are just that, events, and rejection is an amazing catalyst for …

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science | Inc.com

There are many open questions in science -- Are we alone in the universe? What's at the bottom of a black hole? When will I finally get my jetpack? -- but according to <i>Rest</i>, a new book by Stanford's Alex Pang, 'How many hours a day should a knowledge worker work?' isn't among them.<p>Decades of science …

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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

How To Change Your Life For The Better In Just One Month(Complete Guide)

Sometimes changing your daily routine or lifestyle may seem tough. However, it doesn’t have to be. Svetlana Pokrevskaya, a blogger who received a …

"Don't spend money you don't have" and "don't be afraid to be an asshole," architects advised

Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by executives from BIG, Zaha …

7 Telltale Signs That You Have a Leader's Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great performers don’t always make great leaders. Need proof? Just look to the sports world. Wayne Gretzky, Isaiah Thomas and Kevin McHale -- all legendary athletes whose on-the-field success didn’t translate to storied coaching …

A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit | Inc.com

Imagine the looks on people's faces when someone says, "You don't need to buy a lighter bike. You'd be a lot better off if you lost 10 or 20 pounds."<p>(We'll get back to that lovely little scene in a moment.)<p>Many people feel that buying something new -- new technology, new devices, new systems, new …

Self-improvement

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Working From Home Makes You Happier and 'Massively' More Productive, According to Science | Inc.com

Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it's a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management's watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when Yahoo, IBM, and Aetna rolled back their work-from-home policies.<p>Indeed, working from home seems like heresy if …

TED Talks

This Buddhist Monk Turned Investor Figured Out a 6-Question Framework for Getting What You Want | Inc.com

Christine Comaford sees this problem time and time again. From U.S. presidents to billionaire CEOs to budding entrepreneurs, the problem that continually arises for leaders throughout all stages of growth and development is answering a deceptively simple question: What do I want?<p>Answering this one …

The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends (They Rewire Your Brain) | Inc.com

You're told entrepreneurs are loners, and that visionaries go it alone. To be successful, you've heard you must leave naysayers behind and surround yourself with others who think like you. Is there really any truth to this? What's the science behind why the right crowd can propel us ahead, while …

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Self-help

11 Skills That Will Make You Super Successful

Once you have defined success for yourself your path there will become apparent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How does someone become off-the-charts successful? Some say it’s luck. Others say it’s hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both-, …

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it ... emotional intelligence.<p>According to emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Venafi SLC | Steven Christensen Architecture

When software company <i>Venafi</i> sought to relocate from its suburban cubicle farm into a new space that would attract international talent to Salt Lake …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In | Inc.com

All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those who seek to thwart him. He prevails in the end by being loyal and true and never wavering from his …

Business Strategy