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How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in …

9 Ways to Get More Out of Your Day

Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take …

Time Management

8 Warning Signs You're Defeated Before You Start Working on Your Goals

Raise your hand if you've failed to follow through with one of your goals?<p>One day you're feeling inspired. Maybe you watched a motivational TED talk or read a blog post that set your heart on fire. You've been wanting to make a change in your life and today's the day you finally decide do it.<p>On day …

Motivation

Why most people don't learn from their mistakes

The surgery, called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, is a heart attack prevention method that basically calls for a doctor to install a new tube for blood to flow to the heart because the old tube is clogged from too many cheeseburgers.<p>Because the heart needed to be stopped to install the new tube, …

15 Body Language Blunders Successful People Never Make – Page 2

<b>1. Slouching</b> is a sign of disrespect. It communicates that you’re bored and have no desire to be where you are. You would never tell your boss, “I don’t understand why I have to listen to you,” but if you slouch, you don’t have to—your body says it for you, loud and clear.<p>The brain is hardwired to …

Success

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)<p>Here are some of the things …

Motivation

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to believe the intended recipient is listening. But honestly, many people are too distracted to really take it all in when someone else is doing the …

10 Skills That Are Hard to Learn But Pay Off Forever

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>The best things in life may be free, but that doesn't mean they won't take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire.<p>That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the …

7 Ways to Create a Listening Culture

If you could wave a magic wand and suddenly make every employee in your organization proficient in one behavior what would that be? Critical …

Leadership

How to Improve Your Listening Skills: Listen Like Lincoln

In honor of Presidents’ Day we are going to look at President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln had superior listening skills. To be a successful …

4 Necessary Steps To Take And Break Negative Patterns

How do you adopt negative or positive patterns? The first environment you experience is the one you were born to. You hear what others are saying, …

Self-help

11 Powerful Tips to Keep Your Spirits Bright

<i>Image Licensed From Shutterstock</i><p>It is easy to keep your spirits bright when life is going along smoothly and good news seems to turn up at every turn. It is an entirely different picture when life goes off course or bad news obstructs our path.<p>Life is kind of like that. Bumps and obstacles are cast …

8 Ways to Be More Productive Everyday

A productive man tackling his tasks | Source: iStock<p>You want to be a more productive person, but you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to do so. …

Productivity

3 Reasons to Stop Worrying About Your Negative Thoughts

<b>“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Do you ever catch yourself being critical, judgmental, or full of …

Self-help

7 Tips to Make a Positive Change in Your Life

Here are a few tips that I have made in my life to become more positive.<p>It's natural to resist change. But that doesn't have to be the case. Far from it. Change is actually good for us in both our personal and professional lives since it makes us more flexible, exposes us to new experiences and …

9 Positive Vibes You Can Pass On to Others

Here are a few positive things you can to today to brighten the life of someone else.<p>Juggling work and your personal life doesn't always leave a lot of time for you to think about others. That's not to say that you are selfish or ungrateful. It just means that the feelings of those around you can …

6 Tips to Get Out “Of The Mud” and Spring Forward Toward Your Goals

We’re already in the beginning of spring – can you believe it? Now that we’re almost four months into the year, I was wondering how you feel about …

5 Simple Things That All Successful People Learn Early | Inc.com

<b>Learn to persevere.</b><p>My 2nd Quora post has 366 views. My 6th Quora post has 98,000 views. My 13th Quora post has 548,000 views.<br>• My first book sold less than 50 copies. My second book has over 40,000 Kindle downloads.<br>• I had to make 14 iPhone apps just to get to 4 that made the top 100 in different …

Success

11 simple social skills that will make you more likable

Being likable is entirely under your control. All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills that build emotional intelligence.<p>To …

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7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability | Inc.com

Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about …

Self-improvement

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-improvement

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Time

Napoleon Bonaparte said, <i>“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”</i><p>This is a great lesson to remember …

Infographic: An Expert’s Guide To Body Language In Public Speaking

<b>Besides speaking</b> confidently and purposefully, it’s also vital to portray a positive body language when engaging with a large crowd of people.<p><b>London</b> …

Why your Morning Shower should be FREEZING

BUZZ! BUZZ! BUZZ! My 5:30 AM alarm greets me to a new day. I lift my head from my cushioned pillow, slide off my comfy mattress, and drag my feet …

Self-employment