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Why I Stopped Saying, 'I'm Not a Competitive Person'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m polite. I know I’m polite because growing up, my mom emphasized manners. She engrained in me the importance of please and thank you and speaking in turn. I learned social cues from a very early age. I learned to be easygoing …

laidback

Consistency Is the Key to Breaking Bad Habits and Forming Good Ones

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether professionally or personally, our habits can come to define us. Our good habits can lead us to make progress and become successful, while our bad habits can cause us to fail. Habits are powerful, and they are difficult to make or …

Breaking Bad

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

5 min read<p>Spend less. Save more. Eat less. Exercise more. You know the drill. 2015 is almost upon us and it’s clean-slate time again. Time to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually keep this time, the whole year through. Maybe.<p>See, it’s that last part that’s tricky: …

Motivation

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

These 12 Sketches Perfectly Illustrate The Path To Wealth And Financial Happiness

Richards has boiled down his wisdom on wealth and happiness in a dozen sketches that he's giving away to his readers during the "12 Days Of Behavior Gap," and which anyone can receive by signing up for his newsletter. We've shared them here with his permission.

How To Evaluate A Job Offer

When you’re job-hunting, it’s easy to fall into The Vortex. The Vortex is the energy field that sucks you in like a whirlpool in whitewater rapids. When people are interested in you, especially after a self-esteem drought like the kind many job-seekers experience, it’s easy to get sucked in.<p>In The …

On Privilege and Luck, or Why Success Breeds Success

Ask successful people about the secrets of their success, and you’ll probably answers like passion, hard work, skill, focus, and having great ideas. Very few people, if any, would reply with “privilege and luck”. We’re often blind to these factors and they make for less inspiring stories. But time …

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

1 min read<p>If you never start, you’ll never have a chance to fail. But you’ll never have a chance to succeed, either.<p>So stop pretending you haven’t failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about …

Procrastination

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction - PAPER

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise. …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use

Want to avoid giving the impression you lack confidence and authority? Avoid these words.<p>Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for …

World Peace

Here's The Secret To Making Great Decisions

Barry Schwartz famously described this phenomenon as "the paradox of choice." He writes, "When people have no choice, life is almost unbearable. As the number of available choices increases, as it has in our consumer culture, the autonomy, control, and liberation this variety brings are powerful …

Change Your Habits and You Change Everything

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of what happens to us in a day is the result of old behavior patterns that worked for us in the past -- of habit versus choice; of reaction versus conscious thought; of intuition versus intention. Think of the thousands of …

Weight Loss

5 Things Successful People Never Do

But an important one many don't know about is the ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure, says Travis Bradberry, president at TalentSmart and coauthor of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," in a LinkedIn post.<p>In a more recent follow-up post, Bradberry says that managing your emotions …

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors.<p>In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Work - Life Balance -- Is It Even Possible?

I recently read an interesting study published in <i>Harvard Business Review</i> about how successful executives balance work and life. Based on five years’ worth of interviews with almost 4,000 executives worldwide, the study shows five main themes amongst those executives who most effectively combine …

What is success?

Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel …

Success

4 Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job

It might not seem like a bad thing — maybe the work's easy, or you don't have to overexert yourself — but being overqualified can leave you frustrated and angry after time, especially if your manager never utilizes your skill set or gives you challenging projects.<p>"We can delude ourselves that it's …

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of …

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

Our brains: predictably irrational

The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks …

Consciousness

How 'Practical Pessimism' Can Make You More Successful

In a speech at the 2009 Google I/O Conference, entrepreneur and productivity guru Tim Ferriss explained how the "practical pessimism" taught by the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome was integral to his success as an author and speaker.<p>Ferriss explains the Stoic technique of "negative …

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5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Success is a matter of signaling.<p>To Sylvia Ann Hewlett, that signaling is a matter of "Executive Presence," which is the title of her new book. Hewlett says executive presence is a matter of "communicating that you have what it takes."<p>It's …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside

With spring finally here after a long and brutal winter, we highly recommend spending some time outside.<p>Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits:<p>1. Improved short-term memory<p>In one study, University of Michigan …

10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – <i>Ben Franklin, famously</i><p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early …

Time Management

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over …

Management

3 Things To Remember When You Feel Like You’re Failing

Take Abraham Lincoln. "He failed all the way to the White House," says JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson in his recent LinkedIn post. Look at Steve Jobs, who was fired by Apple, the company he co-founded, in 1985. Or Dr. Seuss, who had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers.<p>So, if and when …

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mentors are invaluable to entrepreneurs. But what happens when you get conflicting advice from multiple mentors? It can be confusing, as they are all smart people. Who should you listen to?<p>This is a consistent question I receive …

Entrepreneurship

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