Raj Patel

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11 Powerful Mantras for Those Who’ve Lost Motivation

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task? Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, …

How to Instantly Reduce Stress, According to Brain Scans | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, stress is not an automatic reaction to situations that most people find stressful. Stress is the result of how your brain interprets a situation rather than the situation itself.<p>This is not to say that inherently stressful situations don't exist. As I've recently pointed …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

5 Big Thinkers on How They Work Smarter | Inc.com

Getting a handle on your work flow and figuring out how to work smarter can seem like an insurmountable task, but it is achievable. It is doable. Getting more great work done in today's environment takes a mix of innovative tactics and good-old fashioned grit.<p>I recently interviewed 40+ experts on …

How the brain stores memories

Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a property known as ‘graceful degradation’.<p>A neuroscientist explains: how the …

The Brain

7 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Your Luck in Business | Inc.com

Don't you wish you could be as lucky as Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, who always seem to be in the right place at the right time for their business ideas to thrive?<p>After many years of working in large companies as well as small, and watching the people that succeed, I'm convinced that luck has very …

This Cognitive Trap Is Your Biggest Barrier to Success | Inc.com

There are certain skills that everyone thinks they have. For example, almost everyone thinks they're a good driver. In fact, 93% of Americans consider themselves above average drivers. But it doesn't stop there. As Matthijis Van Veelen and Martin A. Nowak write in their paper, "Evolution: Selection …

Self-improvement

How the Most Successful People Process Criticism | Inc.com

There's one key difference between people who consistently pull off incredible feats, and others who are always wondering how the high achievers do it.<p>While hard work, luck, tenacity and the right connections can all add to someone's ultimate success, those are not the most important factors. The …

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Bill Gates Says These Are His 13 Favorite TED Talks of All Time

Watching one will make you smarter; watching them all will make you unstoppable.<p>1. Robots That Fly...and Cooperate, by Vijay Kumar<p>Vijay Kumar's team creates small, flying robots that are basically intelligent: They sense each other, so they can swarm together, form teams, and complete projects that …

How to Free Your Mind, Step 1: Systematize What You Can

One of the great secrets to getting things done is to free yourself, especially your mind, from distraction. Here's the first step how.<p>You get things done and solve problems best when your mind isn't distracted.<p>David Allen's book, <i>Getting Things Done</i>, pointed out that the mind isn't very good at …

Which of the 9 Kinds of Intelligence Do You Have?

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Useful Psychology Tricks to Think More Positively

Ever heard of reframing? It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Try it.<p>Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like:<p>"I screwed up again. I'm worthless."<br>"I can't do this. I was never able to do it. It's not going to work now."<br>"I am nothing compared to those …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

14 Uncommon Habits That Contribute to Success

<i>What are some uncommon habits that contribute to success?</i><p><b>1. Sacrificing important things.</b> In the end, we all only have 24 hours in a day. To reach …

Secrets of success

Why the Wright brothers succeeded.<p>I am currently reading Simon Sinek’s book <i>Start with Why – How great leaders inspire everyone to take action.</i><p>This …

North Carolina

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

The Learning Hack That Lets Me Read 50-Plus Books a Year

Read 50 books per year with this simple reading hack.<p>The world has become a noisy place. While there are advantages to always being connected, there are also lots of negatives. This new way of life has made us spend more time on reactive tasks and less time on tasks that are important but lacking …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Follow the 10X Rule

Entrepreneurs and startup leaders must adhere to this 10X mindset, and here are ways to put it into action.<p>As co-founder of a startup, I am constantly juggling my priorities to focus on the initiatives that will help our company grow as fast as possible.<p>As we scale, I think about things with a 10X …

A man who worked for the CIA for 15 years tells us what it was really like to have a top-secret job

"I started keeping a journal and a folder of news articles on US and Soviet forces," he told Business Insider. "I would copy terms and acronyms from the backs of military-spy novels and try to understand the World Book Encyclopedia's explanation of how nuclear weapons worked.<p>"I remember at one …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur, bootstrapping a business, then you understand the importance of every dollar.<p>While executing your core competency is a crucial factor to your business’ success, another important step is effectively marketing …

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

<i>This column is by Darius Foroux, Author of Massive Life Success and founder of Procrastinate Zero</i><p>The reason I research productivity is simple. I …

Time Management

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Time I

The most important factor in achieving success is often considered a barrier

A lot of people think I define a "Rich Life" as mostly about money. Wrong!<p>I think money is an important, but small part of a Rich Life.<p>Also included:<p>Your job/business<br>• Being able to travel<br>• Relationships: Friends, your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse, sexuality, attraction<br>• Style: What you wear and how you …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>Whether it’s …

Time Management

13 Incredible Facts to Help You Unleash the Power Of Your Mind

The road to evolution starts with understanding the power of your mind.<p>Successful people create their own reality wisely using the power of the brain to create the outcomes they want in life. They truly believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to.<p>Irrespective of their current …