Kelani Burke

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9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

College Graduates: Follow These 7 Habits and You'll Have Your Most Productive Summer Yet | Inc.com

Congratulations.<p>No, not for graduating. That's meh. That's expected.<p>Congratulations for exiting the Training Area of life and entering the real world. Now, the game begins for real.<p>Habit 1: Wake Yourself Up (Keep Your Alarm)<p>Now that the world is your oyster, it's time for you to make something of …

College & University

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

10 ways smart people handle negative people

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.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

10 Things Confident People Don’t Do

As usual, Yoda was right—and science backs him up.<p>In “The Empire Strikes Back,” when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. Luke mutters, “I don’t believe it.” Yoda replies, “That is why you fail.”<p>As usual, Yoda was …

Self-improvement

How to become the happy person you always wanted to be (11 ways practiced over centuries)?

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”<b>– George Bernard Shaw</b><p>“I work so hard; I just want to succeed” — one of my …

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

How to Know When It's Time to Quit | Inc.com

Nobody likes thinking of themselves as a quitter, but there's no point in staying stuck in something if it's not accomplishing anything or making you happy. In those cases, it's sometimes wiser to cut your losses of time and energy.<p>If you're struggling with knowing whether to quit--whether it's a …

Motivation

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls</i> …

Psychology

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

Success Through the Positive Self-Interview

How Talking to Yourself (Really!) Can Help You Do Great Things<p>One of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to write was the writing sample I had to …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

Motivation

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

7 concrete steps you can take to radically improve your life this year

It might seem like a pipe dream, but it is within your grasp to create radical change this very year. That it's possible has been scientifically proven, and plenty of entrepreneurs have done it before.<p>Following these seven steps will help you become very best version of yourself in 2017:<p>1. Get …

Meet Pearl: The amazing alligator with incredibly rare white skin

An unusual albino alligator with completely white skin has become the star attraction at a US theme park in Florida.<p>Pearl certainly lives up to her name, with her eye-catching white skin and pink eyes helping her shine brightly and stand out from the crowd at the 110-ace wildlife preserve, …

Want the Courage to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone? Try This One Simple Trick. | Inc.com

<i>The material in this post is adapted from my new book</i> Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence​ <i>(launching January 24, 2017 with Penguin Random House).</i><p>We often feel helpless in situations outside our comfort zone. But what I've …

Penguin Random House

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Surviving Loss: You Always Have Choice

<b>“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~Stephen Covey</b><p>One ordinary night after an ordinary day of work and family, …

Self-help

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Jo Ann Robinson is unfortunately overlooked by history<p>Earlier this week, the nation celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther …

17 Little Things You Can Do To Be A Better Person in 2017

“Make the most of yourself… for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We’re all on a journey of self-growth, evolution, and change, and …

Positive Thinking

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Positive Thinking

9 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

A well-stocked Netflix queue can go a long way toward pure and utter happiness, but sometimes there's still something missing.<p>For those moments, it …

Why friendship doesn't feel like it did ten years ago

Why friendship doesn’t feel like it did ten years ago<p>Raymond January 1, 2017 19 3 comments<p>I see my friends as investments.<p>I don’t like to give them …

Relationships

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

Reality TV

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …