Natalia Kaul

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The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

Earthly and Ethereal: An Apartment Makeover by Studio Oink

This apartment belongs to a fashion designer and a priest (you can chew on that, but the owners insist on anonymity). Here’s what we know: They live …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

Procrastination

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

<i>Believing we have drained our brain is what drains our brain.</i><p>Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

Procrastination

Are You Saying This One Word That Hurts Your Love?

Candlelight dinners and material gifts may feel great in the moment but they are not the things that truly sustain healthy relationships. Many …

4 Life Truths That Take the Edge Off Life's Roller Coaster for Highly-Sensitive Types

It's not an exaggeration to say I've spent much of my life "feeling" too much. My earliest memories are of a little girl experiencing emotion with such intensity that she would have felt relief from waves crashing down around her head.<p>I was the kid in constant floods of tears simply from passing an …

7 Powerful Words That Instantly Get You What You Want | Inc.com

Many of us dream of being magically persuasive, to be able to enlist our co-worker to help us, our team member to support us, and our partner to listen to us.<p>If you know the right words, you can just about get anything you want.<p>Power words are the secret weapon of persuasion. Here are seven of …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Workout Advice From The Queen Figure Model

The Reigning Queen<p>Dan Ray<p>It seems like every female fitness competitor I know has a girl-crush on 32-year-old Erin Stern. Check out her website for more photos, and you’ll understand why.<p>Erin is the current Ms. Figure Olympia. ‘Nuff said.<p>But she wasn’t always the sculpted image of awesome. “I was a …

Fitness

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

3 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Samantha Lefave for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When we drag ourselves out of bed for a workout, there's one goal we all have in common: Get the most out of it. Unfortunately, research shows we're not great at judging how hard we're pushing ourselves during our sweat sessions. In fact, when …