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Choose the Mandala that Calls to You & Discover the Meaning.

<b>Mandala is a Sanskrit word</b> meaning “sacred circle,” and they represent the universe, unity, harmony and wholeness.<p>They symbolize infinity and the …

Spirituality

5 public speaking tips to help you conquer stage fright (that don't involve naked co-workers)

Whether you’re delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping on stage at a local or national conference, …

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see …

Psychology

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

9 Powerful Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day

Successful people think about their work--and themselves--differently than most. And so can you.<p>If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back. The problem may not be a lack of education or opportunity or connections or even luck.<p>The problem …

5 Ways to Learn More Every Day

As the CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up and the parent—and coach and cheerleader and chauffeur—of three small kids, I struggle to carve out time for …

5 Common Habits That Might Be Holding Back Your Success

Success looks different to everyone, but the behavioral obstacles we tend to face are remarkably consistent.<p>Everyone’s idea of success is unique. For some, it means owning a multimillion-dollar business and plenty of expensive things. Others have more modest measures of success. A steady income and …

Self-improvement

The Morning Ritual: 5 Things to Do Before Breakfast to Clear Your Mind and Start the Day

It's easy to wake up and just start running around the house like a crazy person making breakfast, checking email, putting dishes away, doing push-ups, rummaging through closet hangers for an outfit and getting the kids out of the house. Ambitiously, in the spirit of "getting it all done."<p>Most of …

Productivity

7 Stages to Level Up Your Life Into Financial Freedom

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first made the leap into entrepreneurialism, I wanted it all.<p>I wanted everything at once. I wanted to build my dream business overnight ,and have an enormous community of fans and friends, and make millions of dollars creating …

Entrepreneurship

13 Habits of Phenomenally Successful Leaders

Great culture is the extent that people are motivated and supported to do great work.<p><i>In running or managing a business, what are the most important things you can do as a leader? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

56 Mindfulness Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

<b>“Mahatma Gandhi”</b> one of the world’s greatest soul, an inspiration for millions and billions of people’s, a life of wisdom and celebration. An example …

Follow these 3 simple steps if you want to sniff whiskey like a pro

How long do I sniff before I drink? How come all I smell is alcohol? Why is my nasal passage on fire?<p>The answer: I am (was) unschooled in the proper art of "nosing a whiskey."<p>Thankfully, it's not as complicated as it sounds. It's literally as easy as 1-2-3, or so I was taught by Ross Graham, master …

Scotch Whisky

Those little typos and grammar errors in your emails make a big impression

Research indicates readers judge us harshly on our miscues, particularly when they crop up in a short messages<p>Julie Boland • Robin Queen<p>April 24, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>I’m a cognitive psychologist who studies language comprehension. If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to …

Psychology

3 New Books on What You Should Be Worried About This Spring

<b>“Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business,”</b> by Rana Foroohar<p>Banks were the chief villains of the financial crisis—at …

How to Be Motivated When You Feel Like a Failure!

A few months ago, I made the decision to take the motivational lifestyle aspect of my personal blog & launched an online business out of it. I am and have been an advocate for personal growth, working on accomplishing your goals and remaining positive in the time of great adversity for a very long …

Tone Your Arms and More With This Bodyweight Workout

You don't need to do countless reps of exercise that just work your arms! That's right, don't waste time with bicep curls and triceps kickbacks — try this bodyweight workout full of full-body moves that will tone you all over while sculpting lovely arms and defined shoulders.<p><b>Direction:</b> Perform this …

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up one day and realized that you’ve been on the wrong path and there’s no way to turn back the hands of time, then you’ve experienced one of life’s worst feelings: regret mixed with hopelessness, since there’s simply …

Entrepreneurship

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

LinkedIn HR chief recommends 3 books to all new managers

As the head of HR for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 400 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors is constantly having conversations about what tools and resources managers and their employees need to succeed.<p>She says learned two fundamental truths about …

Self-improvement

The Best Apps to Learn How to Meditate

March 21, 2016<p>Copy by: Jacqueline DeMarco<br>• Feature Image By: Sylvia Falcomer<p>For those who haven’t tried it, meditating can be pretty intimidating. And …

3 Big Company Practices That Work for Any Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A colleague of mine goes to Wal-Mart for almost everything he needs. When I asked him why he doesn’t support mom and pop shops more often, he replied, “Wal-Mart is the most successful mom and pop shop that ever existed.”<p>In other words, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here’s how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.<p>Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

5 Brilliant Books On Creativity

These books will equip you to be brilliant when it matters most.<p>It's so easy to get stuck in ruts and fall into habitual patterns with your work. Even the most creative and prolific people struggle with this from time to time. That's when it can be helpful to have a tool to shake up your thinking …

15 Time Wasters That Successful People Avoid

The reality is, there are only 24 hours in a day and there is nothing we can do to change that (at least not yet). I’m sure you struggle to make the …

Do These 6 Things if You Want to Start Your Day Before 6 a.m.

Reap the benefits of starting your day earlier by following these 6 tips.<p>One of my first published articles, "Six Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 6 a.m.," had many people motivated and inspired. Yet, they still had a difficult time waking up that early.<p>The hardest part of becoming an early riser …