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Rich Habits, Poor Habits

<b>High Achievers are people who achieve some level of greatness in life.</b><p>They might be successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, Olympians, …

Self-improvement

I've watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

The billionaire Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway investing partner Charlie Munger have been dispensing financial wisdom and life lessons for 24 years at their annual shareholders meetings. CNBC has recently archived about 120 hours of videos from meetings dating back to 1994.<p>I've gone …

Investing

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo BriceñoA growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, …

Pedagogy

Ask the Cognitive Scientist

<b>Question:</b> What do you think about grit? It seems to be in the news everywhere, but hasn’t everyone always thought that determination and persistence …

Psychology

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

Everyone is afraid to fail. But the only way to succeed is to welcome failure. This post shows you a solid process to use failure in your favor.

Schadenfreude

I've coached over 3,000 people in public speaking — this is the one thing you should do in a presentation

That's because the on-demand world we live in has trained us to hone in on what's customized to our needs, wants, and desires, and to basically ignore what's not.<p>We are constantly surfing, picking and choosing.<p>Recording our favorite shows to view them commercial-free<br>• Performing triage on our …

Public Speaking

12 Tips For Public Speaking

There are few skills that will bring more opportunity into your life than the ability to speak well in public. Below are 12 tips that can make the difference between those speakers who leave a powerful, positive impression and those that are quickly forgotten.<p><b>Speak with an intent to move people to</b> …

Public Speaking

A world champion of public speaking uses this 5-step process to prepare for presentations

It doesn't matter if you're shy and soft-spoken or brimming with confidence and energy — if you don't prepare properly for a presentation, you're not going to connect with your audience.<p>To help you out, Business Insider asked the 2014 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, …

Public Speaking

A world champion public speaker reveals the best way to end any presentation

If you don't consider yourself a world-class public speaker, you probably run into some trouble figuring out how to end your presentation, whether it's a PowerPoint in front of your colleagues or a toast at your friend's wedding.<p>Thankfully, Business Insider had a chance to talk to someone who is …

Rohn: The 3 Parts of Personal Development

One day my mentor, Mr. Earl Shoaff, said to me, “Jim, if you want to be wealthy and happy, learn this lesson well: Learn to work harder on yourself …

4 Secrets of Insanely Successful People

Everybody loves a good secret. In fact, the juicier, the better. Why? Because we all love being insiders. We love the feeling of exclusivity, of …

Rohn: The Major Key to Your Best Future Is You

Of all the things that can affect your future, personal growth is most important. In other words, the major key to your better future is you. Now, …

How I became a more effective public speaker in 3 simple steps

My own "first" happened in front of 30 people. My hands were shaking, my legs trembling. "G-g-g-g-good morning everyone. Today I will talk about …"<p><b>Related: Is This Your Year to Speak — and Get Paid?</b><p>After that failure, I did whatever it took to overcome my fear of public speaking. I read books on …

Public Speaking

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

The awesome way teachers are using Lego blocks to teach fractions

In a blog post for Scholastic, teacher Alycia Zimmerman breaks down the many cool ways she uses Legos to help her students understand a variety of math concepts.<p>Because of the range of block sizes and the intuitiveness of the stud pattern, Legos can be used to teach everything from square roots to …

Lego

E-books, e-reading help child literacy: Study

Here’s a research finding that should surprise no one except anti-ebook haters. The UK’s National Literacy Trust, “dedicated to raising literacy …

Let's Get More Kids of Color Excited About Reading

The lack of diversity in texts students read has a profound effect on low-income communities. We all know literacy is an essential skill for college-bound students. Many from these communities read below grade level and lack interest in reading in general. It's challenging to get them to care about …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy schedule, we have a third option for you.<p>To get smarter about investing and psyched about managing money, start by bookmarking these 11 sites:

Personal Finance

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

7 Small Everyday Habits That Can Vastly Improve Your Life

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are small everyday habits that can vastly improve your life?</i><p>Here are 7 tiny things I do every day …

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If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the world. His philanthropic activities reach far and wide and have actually …

Self-improvement

Become a Brilliant Public Speaker With These 15 Tips

Productivity

Zero Risk Real Estate: Creating Wealth Through Tax Liens and Tax Deeds | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

<b>Get the confidence and tools to take advantage of this growing method of investing</b><p>Tax liens sales and tax deed auctions, conducted by governmental …

Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead | Inc.com

Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be such a process? Not always. Publishing and materials that once …

Leadership