Laura Caes

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60 Motivational Quotes to Keep You Moving Toward Your Goal

Big successes are an accumulations of small successes<p>Success can be a long and winding road, filled with many obstacles and challenges.<p>There is no real short cut to success; it requires us to take action daily, to be persistent and consistent in our efforts which is not always easy to do. We can …

6 Useful Psychology Tricks to Think More Positively

Ever heard of reframing? It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Try it.<p>Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like:<p>"I screwed up again. I'm worthless."<br>"I can't do this. I was never able to do it. It's not going to work now."<br>"I am nothing compared to those …

Drought-tolerant gardens: Expert tips and tricks

We talked to landscape architects who work their magic in southern California’s dry climes<p>Even in our succulent-obsessed times, many people feel intimidated by and unsure about the idea of drought-resistant landscaping. For some, the notion of drought-tolerant landscape still conjures a drab vision …

Landscaping

5 psychological habits of ineffective managers

One of the great advantages of observing the business world over a couple of decades (and interviewing hundreds of executives) is that you start seeing the patterns of thought that lead to success or failure.<p>This post describes the broken mental processes I've seen inside every company that's …

Psychology

Brilliant DIY ideas for your garden

Do you ever wander outside, take a look at your garden and think that it could do with something extra? Just a small, personal touch that would …

rowcdesign.com

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

If Your Business Isn't Doing These Two Things Then It's Losing Money

Are you steering your business in the right direction?<p>Coming up with a new idea is easy.<p>People come up with new business ideas all of the time, yet so rarely do these ideas launch into palpable businesses, and even less often do those businesses find success.<p>While we so frequently witness …

Business Strategy

25 tools and apps to help freelancers stay more productive at work

When you freelance, it can be difficult to cancel out distractions or avoid time-wasting activities. Especially if you work from home or base …

Apps

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

Summer Flowers in Bloom

This year's summer flowers are thriving in my cutting garden.<p>This garden has developed so nicely since I switched it with my vegetable garden a few years ago after an infestation of mole crickets. I have been so pleased with the progress in both locations.<p>Since the change, I’ve added more and more …

Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Gravel Garden Design

Beth Chatto’s gardens in the driest part of the United Kingdom (with just 20 inches of annual rainfall) have become famous not only for their sheer …

Twitter opens up verified accounts to everyone; here's how to get yours

Congratulations, we're all one step closer to celebrity: Twitter announced this week that anyone can now apply to become a verified user on Twitter.<p>Verified accounts, for those who don't know, are marked with a blue check mark that means that you are the person you say you are — and, to some …

Never worry about picking a movie with this vast film database

If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life.<p>Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites …

Rotten Tomatoes

Android apps headed for two more Chromebooks

Ever since Google developed and released both its Android and Chrome operating systems, there has been some confusion as to why the two platforms …

Creative Storage Ideas: How to Decorate with Your Stuff

Don’t have enough storage space? Store your stuff in plain sight with these creative storage ideas and decorate with things you’d usually hide away. …

Storage Ideas

11 Basic Practices of Emotionally Intelligent People

Easy in theory, difficult in practice.<p>Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our …

This Startup Makes It Easy For Entrepreneurs To Raise Capital, Pitching Data To Attract Investors

In 2015, startups generated $98.4 billion in venture capital funding, increasing from $88.7 billion in 2014. Last year, funding rounds exceeding $100 million rose 125% from 2014, with a staggering 23 companies achieving a $1 billion valuation by the third quarter.<p>These growing statistics, coupled …

Startups

5 Things the World’s Greatest Achievers All Have in Common

Something that has always fascinated me is what separates the world’s greatest achievers from everyone else in the world. What do they know that we …

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

15 Time Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here are 15 …

Entrepreneurship

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Why WeWork's Busy Co-Founder Ignores His Phone When He's Home

Most days, when Miguel McKelvey arrives home from work, the first thing he does is put his phone out of reach. After all, he has a V.I.P. who’s been dying to see him all day: his 6-year-old son.<p>“I put the phone on the counter and I try not to look at it for as long as possible,” the architect and …

WeWork

6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own Business

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Many of you reading this right now are working for someone else — helping someone else build their …

What We Think Leaders Should Look Like (And Why It Matters)

One would like to think that leadership is a largely meritocratic endeavor, and that our leaders are chosen and followed based upon their abilities and characteristics rather than anything as shallow as how they look.<p>Alas, a number of studies suggest that isn’t really the case, and how we look has …

Leadership