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5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

How Middle Market CEOs Can Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout

3/7/2014 | Dorie Clark<p>Even if you love your job, you can still get burned out. That's the message from executive coach Martia Nelson, author of <i>Coming</i> …

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body.It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain.However, you …

37 Unique Office Gadgets That’ll Revitalize Your Workplace

Cool and unique office supplies address many common workplace doldrums.<p>From grey walls to blandly colored carpets, a pop of color or a splash of …

The one question you must constantly ask if you want to be successful

Or maybe it wasn't worthless, but it wasn't supporting your most important goals?<p>At times, we've all found ourselves busy with things that didn't directly contribute to either our bottom line, our well being, or other desired outcomes.<p><b>It's</b> <b>incredibly</b> <b>easy</b> <b>to</b> <b>be</b> <b>busy</b>, <b>but</b> <b>being</b> <b>busy</b> <b>is</b> <b>not</b> <b>an</b> <b>indicator</b> <b>of</b> <b>success</b>.<p>…

Scientists Say Your Ability To Ignore Is Part Of Your Ability To Pay Attention

Henry David Thoreau once said <i>‘Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves’</i>. That phrase now has renewed meaning thanks to a study from a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins University who have been studying how the mind visually processes difficult information.<p>The general …

The Brain

What Too Many Startup Founders Get Wrong About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Why 'Fear of Failure' Is Something You Need to Unlearn

There are only two intrinsic fears. The fear of failure is not one of them.<p>Did you know that fear is mostly a learned emotion?<p>I read about this in a book by Mark Batterson, an author and pastor who lives in Washington, DC. He mentioned that fear of falling and fear of loud noises are the only …

5 Steps to Turning Your Intentions Into Real Success

If grown correctly, your intentions can turn into really big things--and bring you the success you're looking for.<p>Intention can be seen as bit of an abstract concept. Despite its importance, we rarely talk about the important trait, the creative driving force behind our relationships and dreams. In …

Yes! Your Kids Need Chores: An Open Letter To Parents of Teens

Teens, like the rest of us need to LOVE, to PLAY and to feel NECESSARY. As parents we all try as hard as we can to make our kids feel loved even though they don't always seem to receive our well-intentioned feelings that way, right? And, yes we love to see our kids laughing,having friends and …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Self-improvement

This cognitive bias explains why we constantly misunderstand other people

For example: Your coworker turns in a project late, and you assume he's a slacker. The next week, you turn in a project late, and you tell yourself it's because you were preoccupied with relationship issues.<p>Psychologists call this phenomenon the "fundamental attribution error" or the …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Change Management: 'Everything Needs To Change So That Everything Can Remain The Same'

Most change management is framed in terms of a struggle, or even a battle, between the forces of “change” and the forces of “resistance.” But do you want to start a struggle over change? There’s a better way.<p>If you subscribe to the “struggle” model, you have two options. Either you try to change …

Leadership

How I Successfully Run Two Startups

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

The Single Most Important Skill of Great Innovators

No matter how smart or creative you are, this one skill is what sets all great innovators apart from the rest of the crowd.<p>Innovation is often thought of strictly as an act of creativity. The more creative you are the more innovative you will be. Not so. We are all creative. Yes, some more so than …

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

our internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you must undergo the emotional analysis necessary to build a sound presence of mind which is …

Equations

How To Successfully Manage Passive-Aggressive People

A passive-aggressive person is likely to nod in agreement when you’re face-to-face. But lurking just below that phony smile you’ll find seething hostility. The incongruence between what you see on the outside and what’s actually bubbling on the inside, makes managing a passive-aggressive person a …

This 32-year-old CEO shares the most common piece of advice she gives aspiring entrepreneurs

Cofounder Cassandra Stavrou, 32, came up with the idea for the company — which makes posh, healthy popcorn — while working at advertising agency BBH in London.<p>"3pm everyday people go and buy a snack," Stavrou told Business Insider. "Invariably they'd buy a chocolate bar and feel really guilty or …

9 science-backed ways to immediately boost your mood

And as it turns out, there are a bunch of healthy things you can do to lift your spirits.<p>We've scoured the research to find some of the best ways to improve your mood — no pill or special elixir required.<p>Here are a few:

Mayo Clinic

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

Self-improvement

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 …

There's a surprisingly simple way meditation appears to change the brain

For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example, while other more regular …

Weight Loss With Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey and Water

While some people drink a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey and water in the hopes of increasing weight loss, this isn't the best way to achieve …

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

What makes you laugh says a lot about who you are

Humor has long been the subject of serious research among psychologists, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists. There’s an entire journal devoted to the topic and, though it may be hard to believe when you’re engrossed in the latest Hangover movie, humor is so much more than …

14 Daily Habits of Successful and Likable Leaders

If any organization, business, venture, or team is going to succeed, it needs a leader who knows the way, and can show the way.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by</i> …

The 9 Best Marketing And Sales Analytics - Every Manager Should Know About

Sales and marketing analytics are essential to unlocking commercially relevant insights, increasing revenue and profitability, and improving brand perception. With the help of the right analytics, you can uncover new markets, new audience niches, areas for future development and much more. Let’s …

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