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Twitter Releases Major Events Calendar for June to Help with Strategic Planning

Twitter has published the latest version of its monthly event calendar, highlighting all the key dates in June to be aware of.<p>Twitter's event …

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls …

5 Ways To Make A Lasting Impression

Over the course of my career, I’ve seen a broad spectrum of career successes. (And, well, failures.) And I’ve thought a lot about the causes of those outcomes. Why do some succeed faster than others? Why do some get opportunities and others don’t? Why do some get stuck in their careers?<p>The answer, …

How to learn programming: 3 languages to get you started

Want to break into a career as a developer? Here's why Python, Java, or JavaScript may be a good place to start, and some tips for learning …

Loyola University Chicago

Tony Robbins: The Real Secret to Being Happy and Rich

When people dream of becoming rich, they're really after what they associate with money: freedom, security, comfort--and the joy that can come from sharing wealth.<p><i>In his new book,</i> Unshakeable: Your Guide to Financial Freedom <i>(2017, Simon & Schuster), life coach Tony Robbins charts a course to living</i> …

Self-improvement

4 Product Management Mistakes That Will Drive You Crazy

Most startup leaders still don't understand the basic components of leading a product team. Do you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest things I had to do when first getting started with my business was getting organized. Not having an MBA, the first year …

Project Management

Your New Habits Will Stick With These 5 Killer Strategies

I’m sure you have been there. You write down goals and resolutions, clench your teeth and swear that you will follow through.<p>Then you miss a day. And …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

There Are Two Paths to Success and Happiness. Which Will You Choose?

Sometimes reaching your dreams involves taking a detour.<p>How do you go after your goals for career and life? Do you map out the steps you have to take between here and there and lay out a plan for completing each step? Or do you take a more holistic, improvisational approach?<p>It turns out both work …

7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out

Here’s the latest research on the small tweaks you can make to fall back in love with a job that’s getting the better of you.<p>When you first moved your things into your office, you couldn’t wait to put your talents to use and impress your new colleagues with your dedication and drive.<p>But at some …

These Are The Only 3 Interview Questions You Need To Prepare For

Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, says in a recent LinkedIn post that preparing for an interview is difficult. "In most cases we practice the answers to a long list of possible questions. The problem is that this can leave you over-prepared, …

Employment

How Product Managers Build Leadership Skills

Building a lasting product is a remarkable experience -- when it happens. It can be a bumpy and uncomfortable ride at times. But when you achieve product success, you will likely be hooked for life. I know I was.<p>So what is the secret behind great products? There is no secret. In fact, the formula …

Are You a New Manager? Four Conversations You’ll Need to Master

I invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers. Thanks to Scott Blanchard for contributing …

7 Essential Beliefs For Leadership Success

Inconsistency hobbles success. Essential beliefs explain what matters most. Influence beliefs – change lives. A leader’s essential beliefs: Inform …

7 Career Success Lessons I've Learned In Life (Surprise: They're Not All What You Think)

For the past few years, I've worked from home as a freelance writer. While being my own boss, so to speak, has its pros (goodbye three hour meetings and creepy water cooler guy, hello to having my work published in some well-established publications) and cons (human interaction? What human …

Employment

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

Motivation

9 signs you're successful — even if it doesn't feel like it

We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the 'He who dies with the most toys wins' bumper sticker — in the back of our minds, we equate material possessions with success.<p>It's a shame we fall prey to materialistic thinking because …

Self-improvement

Motivational Weight Loss and Fitness Quotes - Quiet Corner

We all need a little positive reinforcement every now and again.<p>Whether you’re trying to drop a few pounds or looking to train for your first 5K, …

12 Lessons You Learn Or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school, or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, …

Self-improvement

12 Essential Habits For Success

Success. Everyone wants it, but few have it to the degree they would like. What is success? Is it more money, better relationships, emotional well-being, exceptional health?<p>Whatever your personal definition of success may be, here are a few practices that are guaranteed to get you to where you want …

How to beat stress: a complete and relaxing guide

Britain: you're stressed.<p>That, in three words, was the basic message of a wide-ranging Bupa study back in 2013, which looked at the behaviours of …

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

How Billionaires Like Steve Jobs Stay Productive

Are you looking for ways to manage your time more effectively? How about tricks to make you a more productive individual? Take a couple of cues from …

Time Management

How To Stand Out From The Crowd?

What is the true definition of success?<p>Success is being aware of what you have, understanding what you need, and going after what you want.<p>We all want our investments to be safe and to be assured beforehand that our endeavors are going to be successful. However, the reality is that most people …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress

HBR STAFF<p>Steve should have been celebrating. A 30-something entrepreneur in the Bay area, he had just closed a multi-million dollar round of Series A financing for his startup.<p>Instead, he found himself in his doctor’s office – 25 pounds overweight, physically exhausted, sleep-deprived and with a …

7 Takeaways in the Success of Elon Musk for Young Entrepreneurs

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Elon Musk is among the top entrepreneurs who are in the news almost every day and have a vast impact …

Simple Habit aims to de-stress you with 5-minute meditations

Yunha Kim knows a lot about stress. She founded Locket, an app that put ads on the Android lock screen, which was eventually bought up by the shopping app Wish. Starting and running her own company, naturally, was a stressful proposition, so she turned to meditation as a way to center herself. Now, …