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One of Oprah’s favorite thought leaders says these are the only 3 questions you need to ask yourself

One often wonders how one becomes a life and business coach and expert. It is such a lofty title. But for Marie Forleo, labeled by Oprah as “the …

Thought Leadership

Follow These 6 Steps to Take the Stress Out of Difficult Conversations and Get Your Desired Outcome | Inc.com

At some point, everyone has to face a difficult conversation. Whether we initiate the conversation, or someone else asks us to have the conversation, the words "We have to talk" always raises our anxiety. I wrote about the 7 questions you should ask yourself before having a difficult conversation, …

Self-help

7 Ways To Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts

The quality of our thoughts impacts not only how we behave and interact with the world, but how we see ourselves, and ultimately, what we believe we’re capable of. This is why it’s so important to identify, and work on, self-defeating thoughts, or deeply held beliefs and ideas that are inherently …

Self-help

A Creative Way to Cope with Depression

“Ghostlike, you watch me in my morning shower,<p>You hover in the corner of the kitchen.<p>You sit seductively on the soft sofa<p>Wearing an evil …

Depression

7 YouTube Beauty & Makeup Room Tours That Are Goals AF

Beauty YouTubers don't play about their makeup collections. After all, it is kind of their job. From PR unboxings to full face of one brand, it's no …

Credit Card Debt

Pilates for Core Stability

Exercise smarter, not harder. Start doing the moves that really fire up your core for breakthroughs.<p>Traditional gym ab work like crunches don't get …

Exercise

Need Career Coaching? These 3 YouTube Channels Want to Help

Here's why free videos on YouTube could be just what you need to remove roadblocks and find greater professional happiness.<p>YouTube is about to take over Facebook for the most users. To give you an idea:<p><b>YouTube is now pulling in over 1.8 billion users every month -- and that's just the people who</b> …

Social Media

The Keys to Building an Influential Personal Brand

Personal branding goes beyond your career.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>There is something incredibly important in life that I don’t hear enough people talking about. It’s called your personal brand and it goes far beyond your career.<p>I started learning about personal branding over 10 …

Personal Branding

Read the Entire Transcript of Aly Raisman and Larry Nassar's Victims Incredible ESPYs Speech

"We're here on this stage to present an image for the world to see, a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage."<p>At Wednesday night's ESPYs, Aly Raisman, Sarah Klein, and Tiffany Thomas Lopez, along with dozens of other athletes who spoke out about abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, …

USA Gymnastics

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

Don’t like math? Skip this article, then, because figuring out a writing schedule to stay productive involves a few numbers.<p>The key to a productive …

7 Mindfulness Meditation Apps That Will Change the Way You De-Stress

Shedding the day's stresses is something most of us hope to do when we step foot inside our home. You try not to look at work emails or think about the 500 projects you have to do, especially right before bed. But sometimes going for a jog or playing with your pup won't help you totally get your …

Meditation

The 9 Best Hotels in Sedona to Book in 2018

Sedona is known for everything from its wine to its wellness; packed tight with red-rock buttes, scenic hiking trails, steep canyons and pine …

This Is The Psychological Reason Why Some People Are So Hard On Themselves

In her book <i>Edge States,</i> Joan Halifax explains that human beings are transformed when pushed to the boundaries of their understanding, comfort and capability. She attributes this in part to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, which is the idea that crises and stress are not just …

Psychology

How to Write a Book Using an Outline

So, you’ve got a great idea for a book. You have a clear picture of the opening scenes and the climactic scene, and maybe some scenes in between, so …

Writing

Exclusive: Monica Lewinsky on the Culture of Humiliation | Vanity Fair

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organised and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates

Take command of your success with these essential reads.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new class of graduates are entering the workforce, and many are doing it on their own terms. Unlike previous generations, a large percentage of this "internet generation" are …

Entrepreneurship

15 Must-Have iPhone Apps That Will Make Your Life 10x Easier

Worth the storage space, promise.<p>Many people, including myself, either classify apps as their best friend or mortal enemy. Often it's the latter because nobody has a damn clue what's <i>actually</i> worth the storage space. (I'm looking at you Starbucks app I forget about every time.) Download these 15 …

20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to survive, to …

Happiness

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

13 moments you’ll experience on your first RV trip

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT living life on four wheels. Even when you have a kitchen, a bedroom, cable TV — things feel different when nature is right …

RVs

14 Quotes to Help Cultivate Wisdom in Your Life

Wisdom is a trait people often associate with experience. Some people become wise as they age due to the life experience they have gained. Others …

Banish your fear of aging: Happiness actually *increases* after your midlife “crisis”

If stereotypes are to be believed, midlife crises are usually marked by bold, rash life upheavals—maybe a drastic career change, a dramatic divorce, …

Need More Confidence? Here Are 8 Bestselling Books to Get You There.

Self-esteem can be hard to come by and even harder to maintain. Try these authors' words of wisdom.<p>Rate this statement on a scale of one (disagree strongly) to five (agree strongly): “I see myself as someone who has high self-esteem.”<p>If five wasn’t your go-to answer, you’re not alone. In a study of …

Self-esteem

Eat Healthy! Four new cookbooks to kick start your summer food habits

Eating healthy, especially during the summer can be tough. However, new summer cookbooks can make it easy to try new recipes and stay on track with a healthy diet. Plus, eating healthy will help you feel and look your best during swimsuit season. Also, if you get invited to a barbecue and don’t …

12 Books to Read in Your 30s (They're Life-Changing)

Some books are particularly poignant at certain moments in our lives. They're the coming-of-age stories we turn to for insights on life, love, and …

25 Makeup Essentials That Have Changed Our Lives

You know that one beauty product that always has your back? Maybe it's a trusty gloss for impromptu photoshoots or a setting powder that can withstand unexpected heat waves. Everyone (everyone) has a makeup item they can't live without. ELLE.com editors picked favorites and rounded up the beauty …

Beauty

Pay whatever you want for these 10 award-winning Mac apps

You've got a nicely curated collection of apps on your phone, but your Mac is likely feeling left out. The Pay What You Want 2018 Super Mac Bundle …

What I pray for after the loss of Anthony Bourdain

<b>(CNN) —</b> I did not know Anthony Bourdain.<p>I do not know the anguished family, close friends and colleagues who are grieving his suicide.<p>I do not know, but I suspect that on top of contending with shock, they are parsing and reliving every recent encounter, each believing if only I -- anyone -- had …