Kevin Niemann

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1. QUIET TIME

If bad chipping has you feeling down, GOLF Top 100 teacher James Sieckmann can help. Try this four-step drill to achieve Tour-level contact and feel …

Golf

Headed Abroad for the First Time? Here's Your Checklist

So, you're setting out to be a globetrotter for the first time? You're not the only one.<p>In 2017, the National Travel and Tourism Office reported that …

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TOWEL DRILL

Top 100 teacher Carol Preisinger (@Carolpreisinger) has a self-help solution for a more powerful swing.<p>Thanks to 3-D technology, instructors know …

Golf

Golf Tip: Finding the right grip pressure

This week I wanted to share a principle that contributes to solid short-game shots. You've probably heard teachers or players talk about keeping a …

Golf

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Motivation

5 Ways To Hit Straighter And Longer Golf Drives

Do you want to hit straighter and longer golf drives? In this post PGA professional Dan Whittaker explains key dos and don'ts, plus he uses TrackMan …

4 Steps To Developing Consistency And Touch Around The Greens

My first year as a head pro, I gave a clinic one afternoon on chipping. After we finished, a student came up to me and said, "I didn't like that. You never told us what club to hit on those shots." Even though I was a novice teacher, I got it right that day. I could've told her what I would do in …

Give Your Tee Shots An Instant Boost

<b>LAUNCH IT HIGHER</b><p>Most amateurs hit the ball with a downward strike too low on the face, creating high spin and low launch—the worst combination for distance. You'll immediately get longer if you hit it in the sweet spot, which is a little above the center of the face. To do that, focus on how your …

7 Tour Player Practice Tips

Having studied the best players in the world, here are 7 tour player practice tips to help improve your golf game from tee-to-green.<p>Does your …

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

Employment

5 unspoken rules of being a manager that no one tells you about

You’ll be on the receiving end of more information than you want. Use that privilege wisely.<p>After many hours of hard work, your employer made you a manager. For the first time in your life, you have several employees reporting to you. You’re excited to make your mark and take your career to the …

Employment

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

Stop swinging harder and start swinging smarter

When you release the club is more important than hand speed<p>The PGA Championship is unique in that it awards a handful of spots in the field to accomplished club professionals—teachers who thrive in regional and national competitions. In years past, prominent club pros like Claude Harmon (Butch's …

Golf

Your best opportunity to get better at your job is one of the easiest to miss

At Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, employees constantly tell their colleagues exactly what they think of them—the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s like your annual performance review, except it happens all day, every day.<p>Nearly every meeting is recorded to ensure full transparency and …

Bridgewater

You Might Be Blocking Recruiters and Job Offers on LinkedIn And Not Even Know It

Make sure people know how to reach you and that you know they're looking for you.<p>If you want opportunities to come your way, you have to let people know you are open to them. It's so simple. Take LinkedIn.<p>Recently I was giving someone what I call a LinkedIn makeover, in which I rewrite the entire …

Employment

Some millennials are raiding their 401(k)s for a down payment — there are better ways to do it

‘This is a clear sign you’re not ready to buy yet,’ financial experts caution<p>Rising prices are making it difficult, if not impossible, for some first-time home buyers — especially millennials — to come up with enough cash to cover the down payment.<p>To get in the game, some millennials are raiding …

Personal Finance

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

Stephen King

These 55 Amazon Products Have Been Bestsellers For Years — & You’d Never Guess Them

Buying stuff online an be a bit of a toss-up if you aren't careful. More times than I can count I've waited two weeks for a package, just to discover …

Shopping

This 35-Year-Old CEO Is Selling $40 Jars of 'Sex Dust' to the Masses — and People Are Hooked

Moon Juice guru Amanda Chantal Bacon has a new deal with Sephora for a full line of supplements and skin care.<p>Within 20 minutes of meeting Amanda …

Selling

4 ways leaders can foster a growth mindset within their team

Stanford University professor Carol Dweck and colleagues have spent decades studying the distinct ways in which individuals view intelligence and …

Self-improvement

Butch Harmon's Greatest Driving Lesson

The No. 1 teacher in our biennial ranking helps tour pros and weekend golfers alike become great drivers. You're next<p>Driving the ball well carries extra importance. Not only does it set you up to play a hole, but I bet you have an emotional attachment to the driver: Good driving days are your …

Quick Tips For More Power

When it comes to power, there's an epidemic of misapplied force that is ruining thousands of swings every day. I'm talking about the concept of pushing the handle ahead of the clubhead through impact. It's a basic piece of instruction you've probably heard a lot—usually as a seemingly innocent part …

U.S. warns of rising hacker threats to SAP, Oracle business software

LONDON (Reuters) - At least a dozen companies and government agencies have been targeted and thousands more are exposed to data breaches by hackers exploiting old security flaws in management software, two cyber security firms said in a study published on Wednesday.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Cybersecurity

4 simple strategies to quell public speaking fear

Public speaking fear can become a career-crippling problem.<p>It’s nearly impossible to eliminate nervousness, but there are plenty of ways to ease …

Public Speaking

Justin Rose: Pull Off Any Shot

You're not always going to have a clear shot into the green. It's just a reality of golf. I miss fairways, the other guys on tour miss fairways, and you and your buddies miss fairways. The difference between tour pros and weekend golfers is that we have specific strategies for every situation when …

The Right Way To Chip

Simple keys for making solid contact—every time.<p>Chipping looks so easy when you see a good player doing it. On the flip side, it can be hard to watch when someone is struggling with these little shots.<p>The No. 1 issue is making solid contact. Why? Because the club's not moving fast enough to keep …

Adjust Your Backswing To Raise Your Trajectory

“Wider swings produce higher shots.”<p>Although they might serve you well on a golf trip to Ireland or Scotland, where a lot of times you can chase the ball onto the green, those low, and often thin, iron shots are probably costing you strokes in the United States. There are just too many holes on …

Golf

18 Ways To Improve Your Resume [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>There's no shortage of resume advice on the internet, much of which you can find on this very website. The following infographic takes a …

Financial Services

7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate