Melissa Felix

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The success habit I wish I knew 18 years ago

<i>How the top 2% think. Literally.</i><p>Most people live in a reactive state. They work on stuff until someone distracts them. Then they react to what the …

Time Management

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

9 Office 2016 features you'll love

Office 2016 isn't just about new Microsoft Word and PowerPoint layouts. The new productivity suite has a ton of amazing new tricks and features that …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Paperless

Before I realized my need for a paperless lifestyle, I had to reach an organizational breaking point. You know that point where everything feels like …

5 Fears You Need to Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

I still remember the day I realized that my life needed to change, vividly.<p>My mind had already been made up about how I was going to look and feel for the rest of my life: Deeply uncomfortable in my own skin, struggling to manage a dysfunctional relationship with food, and always hating how I …

The 10 Rules of Being Human.

“If the way of wisdom was easy, anyone would have walked in. Wisdom is not a whore, she is a shy mademoiselle so only those who strive win her …

What Exactly Is Emotional Meditation? Part 1

<b>So what exactly is emotional meditation?</b><p>To really understand emotional meditation we will need to understand the way in which our emotions serve us.<p>Our emotions are an extraordinary gift; they are the ultimate relational tool. They are ultra-responsive and very immediate. <b>Like an internal satnav</b> …

A Better Understanding of Depression

<b>A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350</b> …

When negative emotions take a physical toll on our bodies

If you prefer to listen, here’s the Soundcloud podcast version of this post, also on iTunes.<p>Just like stress can cause you to get a tight knot in the …

Yoga

What's Your Emotional Intelligence About the Body, or Body EQ

<b>"It's like we're designed to make choices around pleasure."</b> -- the late Dr. Candace Pert, <i>Molecules of Emotion</i><p><i>Through the social and emotional intelligence graduate coursework I'm studying at Wright Graduate University, I'm diving into my emotional awareness at a whole new level. The curriculum</i> …

Survey finds 90 percent overlook key to weight loss

Expert says diets fail because people don't address the emotional aspects of food<p>Orlando, Florida - Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to …

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

A Surprising and Common Impediment to Happiness

Here are ten everyday habits that have been proven, in study after study, to make people happier. As you read the list, think about how often you …

Happiness

8 Secrets Smart People Know About Time Management

<b>1. You can’t manage time, you can only manage yourself.</b><p>There are 24 hours in each day. You can’t change that. As long as you focus on managing time – searching for systems, lists, and tools – you are ignoring the real issue: how to manage yourself.<p><b>2. “Too much to do” and “Not enough time” are</b> …

Time Management

Chasing Away the Blues: Depression Is a Symptom of Stress... and Exercise Is a Treatment

I'm a total stressed-out mess. It's so ironic, because I literally teach a class on how bad stress is for our bodies, and yet I have a hard time internalizing the lessons. There's just so much to do! There is no doubt that our society puts a lot of pressure on us to take on more than we can handle. …

7 tips for designing killer infographics

Infographics are becoming more and more popular, and many businesses are pumping them out as a primary form of content.<p>What do you do, though, if …

How You Can Manage Email Like a Millionaire (5 Simple Rules)

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to "inbox zero" every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

'Customer success' VP role: To reduce SaaS churn

Consider the old adage that it is harder to attract new business than to retain current clients. This is especially true with companies specializing in software as a service, or SaaS, where it might make just as much sense to focus on retaining (and garnering new revenue from) current customers as …

Product Management

Why your top talent wants a divorce

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>I've noticed a disturbing trend in the Gen X and millennial …

This is how NASA used to hire its astronauts 20 years ago—and it still works today

In 1978, NASA was just beginning its space shuttle program and Dr. Terry McGuire was responsible for assessing the psychological fitness of astronauts in preparation for NASA missions. It was a daunting task. Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together …

Why Depression is So Difficult

I’m not naive enough (at least I don’t think?) to think that I have the one reason that depression is such a difficult state of being. Depression has …

Self-help

How Internal Storytelling Impacts Company Culture

The stories employees and executives tell internally are the most human leading indicators of organizational health and marketplace …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive do you believe you are in your eight-hour workday? There may be a few ways to define the answer:<p><b>Semi-productive:</b> you’re halfway there …

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Linguistics

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

A management consultant reveals the 5 business strategies every leader should understand

In fact, we will, on average, live longer than the corporations we work for.<p>Such is the complexity and pace of today's business environment.<p>Furthermore, the spread of results between winners and losers among today's corporations has never been wider.<p>If businesses want to survive and win, they had …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …