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A new year is upon us. If you are like me, this reset of the calendar provides a chance to reflect on the year that has passed.What did I learn? What …

Happiness

3 important career tips most people never hear

<b>• Success is ultimately about deciding what's important to you in life — and pursuing that.</b><p><b>• Some of the best advice out there on achieving success is also relatively unheard of.</b><p><b>• These career tips are simple, but insightful.</b><p>The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we're …

9 Habits Unhappy People Have In Common, According To Science

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing you will be unhappy no matter what you do, but how you spend your time can actually change how you feel …

3 Simple Time-Management Tricks to Boost Your Employees' Productivity

To keep your team on track and working productively, follow this 3-step process for identifying and solving their time management issues.<p>As a leader, it's your responsibility to help everyone on your team do more of their best work. This means coaching them to prioritize their work, giving them the …

Time Management

Want to Live a Happier and More Fulfilled Life in 2018? Read These 11 Books

Happiness is a skill you can learn. These books teach it.<p>Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other …

Self-improvement

How to Feel Less Lonely in the World: 8 Steps to Reconnect with Your Heart

Isn’t it interesting how, in a sea full of souls, more and more people feel alone, isolated, disconnected from one another and disconnected […]The …

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If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

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How you should design your home to maximize happiness

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People." Here, he shares his insights on how to design your own home, so you can feel more overall happiness.<p><b>Dan Buettner:</b> My name is Dan Buettner. I'm a National …

How to make your life better by sending five simple emails

How to make your life better? All you need is email.<p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

24 Simple Daily Habits These High Achievers Swear by for Their Success

It's a matter of consistently doing things which have been shown to give people an edge.<p>Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and it's not rocket science. In fact, …

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The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Self-help

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Self-improvement

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

You won’t feel motivated every single day. Focus on this instead

It's taken me a long time to learn that motivation isn't an external source of inspiration.<p>It's an inner quiet you have to practice listening …

Motivation

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Voice Confidence

Whether at work or home, establishing a strong and unwavering voice will help you be your most authentic self in all parts of life.<p>I've been here before. Somehow, I've found myself caught up in an argument with an acquaintance about something that I strongly believe in. Even though I know my facts …

Self-help

8 Ways to Go From Quitter to Go-Getter

Persistence, more than talent, determines how far you go and where you end up.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success, more than anything, is an attitude you carry about yourself and your life. We are all capable of confidence, of having it all, losing it all …

Self-improvement

Six easy tricks that will make you way more productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until …

Time Management

Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

Self-improvement

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Reporting Intern<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas …

Motivation

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …

Self-improvement

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

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Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier

<b>What’s the secret to a head full of happy thoughts?</b><p>Time to round up the research on living a happy life to see what we can use.<p>First, yeah, a good …

Happiness

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …