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How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Here's How Silicon Valley CEOs Make The Most Of Their Weekends

The way Silicon Valley CEOs tackle their weekends is living proof that two days of weekend might be too much.<p>In a recent Quora thread, several Silicon Valley bosses explain how they use Saturday and Sunday to "integrate" work and life.<p>The approach that Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash, Dictionary.com CEO …

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

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The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.<p>What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to brilliant leadership, there's no cookie-cutter mold for success. Vastly divergent styles can work equally well, which explains why many of our most respected leaders in business and tech often fall on opposite sides of a …

Leadership

Standing at the Gates of Hope

<i>“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?”</i> Maira Kalman asked in pondering happiness and existence. What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure? What is that immutable rope that pulls us out of our own depths …

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4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

Inspiration from famous people who followed their childhood dreams and the habits that kept them going.<p>As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Precrastination: Worse than Procrastination?

When just doing something wastes more time than not doing anything.<p>Do you park in the first spot you see, even if it means a longer, grocery-laden walk back from the store later? When unloading the dishwasher, do you quickly shove all the Tupperware into a random cabinet, thereby getting the …

What 21 Extremely Successful People Were Doing At Age 25

Others are driven enough to reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries, and continuously push until they find the thing that works.<p>Billionaire Mark Cuban, for example, faced hardship when he first started, writing in "How To Win At The Sport Of Business" that "when I got to Dallas, I was …

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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some …

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

Critical Thinking

12 Things Successful People Do Over 3-Day Weekends

"Successful people recognize how important it is to take advantage of a long weekend to refuel their passions and recharge their batteries," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>They work extra hard the days leading up to …

Productivity

24 Ways To Influence Even The Most Resistant People

In "The Art of Seduction," popular author Robert Greene explores the ruthless tactics of some of history's greatest seducers, from Cleopatra to Casanova.<p>We've summarized Greene's 24 rules of seduction below, adapting them to situations you may run into in your career:<p>Your target may be a hiring …

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The Odd Work-Break Ratio That's Great for Productivity

Everyone has <i>that</i> person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or …

The Key To Better Work? E-mail Less, Flow More

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Have you ever felt like all you do is check your e-mail? Well, you may not spend ALL your time checking your e-mail but you do spend about 28 percent of your time doing it. That translates into about 13-hours a week or 650 hours a year of e-mail …

15 Research-Backed Ways To Make People Like You

Sometimes, though, we want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to those around us.<p>We scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.

Psychology

7 Timeless Lessons From Bill Gates' Favorite Business Book

Gates says he asked Warren Buffett back in 1991 what his favorite business book was, and Buffett responded by sending his personal copy of "Business Adventures."<p>Gates fell in love with the storytelling. He writes:<p>Brooks's work is a great reminder that the rules for running a strong business and …

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Three words of advice for the young and ambitious

I have three words to change your life: <i>create, big, and defy.</i> Have you got three minutes?<p>1. Create<p>Creating things is the secret path that lets you do …

Self-improvement

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13 Questions You Should Ask When Developing Your Personal Brand - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<i>What is the #1 question I should ask myself as I try to figure out what my personal brand stands for?</i><p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

Self-improvement

Build Your Career Master Plan with a Mind Map

A career plan is a map that guides you to where you really want to go professionally. While there are several approaches to career planning and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Self-improvement