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10 Proven Ways To Help You Be More Positive

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

7 Things Wildly Successful People Do Before 7:30 a.m.

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by their ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many …

Success

I Asked HBR Readers How They Negotiate — Here’s What I Found

Vincent Tsui FOR HBR<p>What’s your go-to negotiation style, and what are the consequences of your tactical choices? That’s what more than 14,000 HBR readers from around the world, at various stages in their careers, set out to learn about themselves when they completed this self-assessment, which I …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer a outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals

The power of the mind is astonishing and, when coupled with mindfulness-based practices like meditation, you can increase your ability to make leaps …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

15 Practical Ways To Find Your Zen At Work

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh on the power of mindfulness.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Given how much time we spend at work, it is a crying shame if we don’t get the most out of …

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

The world's biggest advertising company says these are the 10 key global market trends affecting businesses right now

Advertising groups and their earnings are a good bellwether for the global economy — they work with hundreds of client spanning almost every sector and geography, so they have an informed insight as to what businesses are worried about and reasons to feel bullish about the forthcoming year.<p><b>These</b> …

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

How to Get in Touch With Your Awareness

Before you read this article, give yourself two minutes and do as follows: Take a deep breath, pay attention to your heartbeat, and close your eyes.<p>...<p>Okay, welcome back.<p>In those moments, did you feel the silence that was within you? It's the type of silence where your mind travels beyond your …

6 Business Books That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Change Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Books have the power to change lives. We live in a time when books are more affordable and accessible. Yet, fewer entrepreneurs read books, using the excuse of a lack of time. If you can’t find time to read, you as an entrepreneur will …

10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation is a wonderful tool for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of peacefulness, contentedness and connectedness. It helps you stay present in the moment so that you can experience your life as it happens, rather than always being caught up in the past or the …

How to Feel Like You've Meditated—Without Having to Cross Your Legs and Chant "Om"

Because channeling your favorite monk is, er, not gonna happen.<p>Every time I read yet another study about all of the health benefits of meditation, I beat myself up for not getting my butt out of bed just a little bit earlier to try this sanity-saving, health-transforming practice—again. And so I …

Meditation

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

Greek debts: what does it owe? When will the money run out?

Crunch talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors are under way, but investors are growing increasingly sceptical that the country can reach an agreement on reforms and unlock the aid it needs from international lenders to avoid a debt default.<p>Greece owes money to the International Monetary …

Europe

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

<i>Photo credit: Shao-Chun Wang/123rf.com</i><p>Wait a minute. Isn't it 'Time's running out -- hurry up'?<p>After all we pride ourselves on how fast we can do things and how much we can get done in a day. We have to, right? No time to waste, so much to do, and we'll never finish it all if we don't speed up. …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Allison Bell | May 21, 2018<p>One index on the menu is Lincoln’s own Capital Strength Index.<p>Allison Bell | May 21, 2018<p>The company has also unveiled a …

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually <i>is</i> strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion.<p>Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in …