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7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Mind-Set Changes To Help You Make A Fresh Start

Adjust your expectations before setting out. The outcome can fall short of your ideal and still count as success.<p>Sure, you’ve set some New Year’s resolutions and told yourself this is going to be the year when you actually follow through with them. But more often than not, we fail, but not because …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Apps

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

Motivation

19 Techniques to Empower Yourself to Live a More Productive, Happier Life

“<i>The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.</i>” Thomas Carlyle<p>When I …

Happiness

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

Motivation

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

Oprah Winfrey<p>Oprah Winfrey at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015.<p>Dan MacMedan—WireImage/Getty Images<p>I’ve come to believe …

Maya Angelou

6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

Happiness

4 Ways to Use Goals and Rewards to Beat Procrastination

<i>Co-authored by Mickey Gast, language coach and staff writer at Avelist</i><p>Procrastination is the monster of our over-connected times. We seem to have so many things to do, yet never find the right mood or time to do them all. We put off what seems boring and what causes us discomfort, and it piles up …

12 Signs You Care Too Much About What Others Think of You (and what to do about it.)

Years ago, I missed the bus. On purpose.<p>And even though I could do a quick sprint and catch the bus on time – I chose not to.<p>Because I could already …

The secrets behind 'super-achievers' and how you can be more like them

<i>"You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé."</i><p>Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …

Five Areas of Therapeutic Self-Care To Heal From Anxiety And Depression

Depression

5 Types of Self-Talk That Guide, Heal, and Motivate

For positive self-talk that can raise your confidence, motivate you, and soothe your troubled spirit, strengthen these 5 helpful inner voices. Yes, …

Self-help

50 Brilliant Tweets Quoting Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson

Looking for great quotes to tweet? Here are 50 from four of the most influential entrepreneurs of our generation.<p>Jobs. Gates. Buffett. Branson.<p>Four great minds. Completely different perspectives and styles of leadership. They learned from each other, inspired one another, taught us.<p>Here are 50 …

Warren Buffett

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

Time is of the essence. Use these tips to manage it.<p>I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of …

Time Management

How to Stop Caring What People Think of You

How many people do you know who are unaffected by praise or blame? That isn’t human, we say. Human means that you have to be a little monkey, so …

Self-help

10 Ways To Stay Positive And Happy

Sometimes it can be hard to stay positive and happy. Negative people, things, and circumstances can make your life a living hell… but avoiding them …