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3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance

You have the power to reframe anything in your life. Here's how.<p>When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, …

Think You're Management Material? Answer These 10 Questions Honestly To Find Out

Everyone thinks they have what it takes to be in charge (just look at the 2016 presidential race!), but that’s far from the truth (again, look at the 2016 presidential race). Not every employee who aspires to become a manager is cut out for the role. If you’ve decided being a boss is the next …

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

8 Frugal Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

While becoming a millionaire rarely occurs overnight, it's still an achievable dream if you work hard and use these habits.<p>There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, "That's about 5 percent of the …

19 Quotes That Perfectly Explain What Depression Feels Like

Depression is common to experience but notoriously difficult to explain. This makes it very difficult to communicate, especially when you most need …

Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It

Working shorter hours won't necessarily help.<p>Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, …

Exactly How Much Sleep Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Other Successful Business Leaders Get

Here's how the elite count sheep.<p>Unlike Ernest Hemingway who said, "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake," today's entrepreneurs can't get anything done when they're unconscious in bed.<p>For leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up at a ridiculous 3:45 every …

Want To Make Quick Progress In Life? You Should Feel Uncomfortable At Least 10 Times A Day

“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~Brian Tracy<p>You’re in a meeting with your …

You Can Improve Your Default Response to Stress

One morning while anchoring <i>The Early Show</i> in New York, one of my coanchors got mixed up and tossed the show to me five minutes before I was slated to appear for my next segment, which was covering breaking news on political corruption in Washington. The teleprompter was cued to a different story, …

We Ban Employees From Email During Vacations. Here's Why

A company-wide "going dark" policy improves engagement, productivity, and profits.<p>We all know how important it is to get downtime over the holidays -- and how hard it is to find. Studies show that taking time off from work recharges our batteries, clears our minds and enables us to come back with …

Entrepreneurs Take on Depression

Back in the 1990s, Brad Feld’s life seemed to be in ascent. As the ­cofounder of a burgeoning software company, he had a thriving career. But the …

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Want to Raise Your Status? Start Breaking the Rules

What's the ultimate hack to increase your status? Science says to break the rules.<p>Status is a funny thing. When you have it, opportunities are abundant. When you don't, they're hard to find.<p>It doesn't matter if you are the most intelligent, talented, and gifted person around. Unless you stand out …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

If You Have One of These 7 Traits, You're More Intelligent (Says Science)

What does it mean to be intelligent? How does one know if you're smarter than the average? Well, if we went by the Merriam-Webster definition, it …

11 Sleeping Apps to Help Insomniacs Rest Up This Holiday Season

Although we LOVE the holiday season, finding time to do everything on our Christmas to-do list can be hella stressful. From planning the Christmas dinner menu to buying (and wrapping) gifts for him and her, there’s just too much to do… and not enough time to do it. But since stress can have …

Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>“The …

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Why outdated information is to blame for weight gain

The conventional dietary wisdom for the past quarter century has been “eat less, move more,” referring to reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise. But at the same time, we’ve seen obesity explode into the number one health problem facing Americans.<p>Only two logical explanations exist. The …

You're Probably Making This Common Leadership Mistake. This Solution Can Help

When your work and your health are both affected, ignore your instincts and reach out. Here's how.<p>You snap to attention and look at the clock: you're awake. It's 3, maybe 4 AM and it's impossible to go back to sleep.<p>Your mind is racing. The fundraising. The clients. The code. Or worse: the unpaid …

12 Everyday Habits That Secretly Slow Your Metabolism

The last thing you want to do is stand in the way of your body burning calories. So the first thing you should do is not make these …

How Presidents and CEOs Cope With Too Little Sleep

You never know when you're going to get a call in the middle of the night.<p>There's ample evidence that getting less than seven hours of sleep per night will wreak havoc on your brain. But not everyone has the luxury of being able to sleep soundly through the night.<p>Take the president of the United …

The Secret to an Engaged and Motivated Work Force Is Found in This 4-Letter Word

Research has shown that when employees get plenty of it, it drives performance.<p>Let me clarify something right off the bat: the term "employee engagement" has been stuck in HR for a number of years, but it is now fair game. Leaders at all levels, not just HR, are now faced with the responsibility of …

There Are 5 Stages of Leadership. Which One Describes You?

Moving to the next stage will help your company compete in a complex world.<p>What kind of leader are you? Are you able to inspire those around you to do their best work and help your company thrive in a complex world? And does being a good leader leave you drained and exhausted or are you able to …

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Six Ways The Most Productive People Send Emails

Here’s what the experts (and the data) say about sending emails fast and getting useful responses faster.<p>There’s nothing like an overcrowded inbox to make you long for the days of smoke signals and carrier pigeons.<p>But unless you’ve been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge …

The 7 Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p>Here are the 7 habits the world's most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated that allow them to consistently achieve, earn, and enjoy more.<p><b>Build blocks of</b> …

5 Unconventional Traits All Successful People Have

The traits you need that nobody talks about.<p>When we talk about the traits that make people successful, the usual suspects are: confidence, persistence, patience, etc. We tend to reduce "success" down to the simple formula of: Belief in yourself + Running the marathon.<p>And for the most part, I'd …

What a Strong Leader Should Never Worry About

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

These 5 Tiny Mistakes Are Blocking Your Success

Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way.<p>Success in both life and business revolves around your ability to effectively communicate, inspire, and work with other people. But those are no easy tasks, and it can be difficult to know where to start in attempting to improve yourself in those …