Lindsay Fester

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Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)

/ Oct 23, 2013<p>Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s …

A Brazilian shaman reveals the dark side of "positive thinking"

Have you ever been told you just need to “think positive” and your problems will go away?<p>Or that to achieve what you want in your life, all you need …

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

28 Super Simple Tricks That'll Make Your Life Easier (Even if You Only Try One)

You want your life to be easier. But, here’s the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, <i>easy</i>.<p>Hey, I’m right there …

The 5-Minute Routine That Always Energizes Me at Work on Slow Days

When you’re not feeling like yourself at work, it seems impossible to bounce back. You think to yourself, “Tomorrow’s a new day, but for now I’m just …

27 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets to Staying Focused

Here is how to stay focused in a world filled with distractions.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>Today, being an entrepreneur can be all encompassing. You are always on, all the time. The danger of living in a world where it is possible to be on call 24/7 is …

Time Management

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>While these may not involve the benefit of technology …

Time Management

This New Way of Thinking About Burnout Could Change the Way You Work

It was one of those days when nothing was going right. I was overwhelmed, running a mile a minute between meetings, and counting down the minutes …

This Classic Quote From Steve Jobs About Hiring Employees Describes What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.<p>Genius and profound. Your best move is …

Leadership

The 9 Environments that Make Up Your Life

Everything you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch is an environment. And those environments are either adding energy or draining energy. — Jim …

Tim Ferriss

How to increase your energy (5 habits to 10X your performance)

It’s 5:30AM.<p>My wife and daughter are fast asleep.<p>I lie in bed visualizing how I will choose to show up today. Rehearsing the dance from one thing to …

The most valuable investment of your life.

It starts off small.<p>Maybe a decision to walk to school for the first time.<p>Trying out for an elite sports team.<p>Taking that solo in the play.<p>It likely …

Scuba Diving

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Optimizing for iteration speed

I’ve written before about the importance of iterating quickly but I didn’t necessarily talk about some concrete things you can do. When I’ve built up …

Product Management

9 phrases that make you sound less experienced than you are

When I started my first job, I was the youngest person in my organization. No, really.<p>Although I could legally drink (barely), every single one of my …

This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

The traditional 9–5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.<p>Although this may be obvious based on people’s mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact …

Time Management

SmartBrief on LinkedIn: “To truly create sustainable changes…

To truly create sustainable changes in the thinking and actions of person, the system around that person must be elevated as well.

Adopting These Morning Routines Will Pay Off Forever

<b>Success starts first thing in the morning, and research shows that the most successful people use these routines to achieve it.</b><p>Your morning projects …

Time Management

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Mindfulness

Here’s Why Your Team Meetings Suck

Team meetings suck, but they are a must — both internally and externally — for most businesses.<p>Google “meetings” and you’ll find that many articles …

Project Management

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Happiness

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Time Management

25 Reasons Your Employees Are Fed Up

Dear Liz,<p>I am the HR Manager in a legal services firm and I’ve got my hands full. It’s a good company but before I arrived here one year ago, they went through several reorganizations and leadership changes and since I got here there have been more changes.<p>My CEO suggested that we conduct an …

Employee Engagement

I Refuse To Teach My Children That Happiness Is A Choice

Kids have feelings. Big feelings. Messy feelings. Intense, complicated, hard feelings. Anyone who’s ever spent time with a crying baby, a screaming …

Parenting

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do to Build Good Habits

Building good habits can be difficult.<p>That’s especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple …

Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent

In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance …

4 Steps to Let Go of Stress, Negativity, and Emotional Pain

<b>“It’s not the bite of the snake that kills you, it’s the poison left behind.” ~Tom Callos</b><p>Have you ever taken it to heart when someone said or did …

13 Self-Destructive Habits of Unhappy and Unsuccessful People

<i>This column is by Larry Kim, Founder/CTO of WordStream</i><p>Stop sabotaging your own best efforts with negative self-talk.<p>It takes almost no time to find …

Self-help

The 1 Type of Complaining That Will Make You Feel Better, According to Science

Study after study shows complaining makes people miserable. This is the one exception.<p>Complaining is bad for your mood, your brain, your listener, and even your body, according to a boatload of scientific research. So why do people do it anyway?<p>We're not masochists, obviously. Most of us love to …

Psychology

Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum …