Raymond Siochi

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3 ways to hack your brain & crush your goals

Do you ever set an audacious goal you’re really excited about but find yourself over it in just a few days?<p>Don’t worry, we are all guilty of this to some degree. The problem is that many of us rely on sheer willpower to get us through the hard times, we think if we just try harder we can succeed. …

Zen Foxes: A photographer is capturing nature's 'masters of mindfulness'

“The most beautiful animals are happy animals,” says Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specialises in capturing foxes at rest.<p>“I …

Mindfulness

7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve | Inc.com

The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak performance you’ll need to compete, today and in the future.<p>1. Curious<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future …

The Brain

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Marcus, known as one of history's 'philosopher kings,' wrote the private writings that constitute 'Meditations' …

5 Powerful Business Tips From France's Top Innovators | Inc.com

From art to food to fashion, France is known for excellence in many areas. But did you know that the French are also at the head of the pack when it comes to innovation? In fact, according to the <i>Economist</i>, "France has more business startups than anywhere else in Europe."<p>Says Michelle Greenwald, …

Innovation

9 ways to parent like the French

1. Do not behave like a helicopter.<p>Helicopter parenting, where parents “hover” over their children in an attempt to control their lives (social, …

Parenting

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much …

11 reasons NOT to travel in your 20s

They tell you to travel when you’re young and able. To explore the world and connect with our greater humanity, and in so doing become a better …

Career Development

94 Creative Ways to Save Money Today

Let's face it: Stressing out over money can be seriously stressful. But taking control of spending and saving even just a pocket-full of George …

Hardgainers: Cycle Your Strength And Volume To Grow!

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jaco De Bruyn <b><br>Occupation:</b> WBFF pro muscle model <b><br>Website:</b> jacodebruyn.com<p>You're not building someone else's body in the gym—you're …

What Having No Time at All Taught Me About Productivity | Inc.com

When my son arrived, I had three entrepreneurial irons in the fire: A budding speaking career from my book tours; an upcoming release of my first app, <i>So Quotable</i>; and my already-established writing work that put food on the table. I also knew I wanted to be with my son every day as much as …

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

<i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato</i><p>When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish …

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

Concrete ways to be a better speaker ... and some great TED Talks, too!

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

23 Life-Changing Things You Can Read Right Now

Guaranteed pick-me-ups, in under a half hour.

Shonda Rhimes

7 Ways Introverts Can Become Master Minglers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re all familiar with the concept of networking, and there are some myths about this social practice that I’d like to clear up. First of all, there’s an assumption that you have to be “good” at networking or it won’t get you anywhere. …

5 Simple Steps to Strengthen Small-Group Sessions | Inc.com

As a leader, you know that it's critical to spend quality time interacting with employees.<p>But many leaders concentrate only on formal gatherings--often called town hall or all-hands meetings--during which they present information, then allow time for questions or comments. While town halls can be …

The Right Way to End a Meeting

A common complaint among managers is that the conversations they have with employees aren’t producing results: “We keep talking about the same issue over and over, but nothing seems to ever happen!” That’s because most managers are missing a vital skill: the ability to deliberately close a …

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

This Presentation Trick Makes You Sound Brilliant | Inc.com

Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But what does that really mean?<p>A few days ago, I attended a webinar that consisted of two presentations about something that I'll just call …

Public Speaking

The Absurd Philosophy of Albert Camus Presented in a Short Animated Film by Alain De Botton

What is the meaning of life? This may sound simplistic or naïve, especially in relation to much contemporary philosophy, which assumes the question …

5 Guys Who Wake Up at 4 a.m. to Work Out Tell You How They Do It

Steal their secrets to seize the day and seize results<p>Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. …

Fitness

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers most often work in a virtual world, which can make collaboration challenging. In the olden days of freelancing, work would be exchanged via document uploading and downloading.<p>Numerous drafts would be created, leading to an inefficient process where it was difficult to know which version …

How a Resume Full of Failures Was Actually a Huge Success | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I wouldn’t want to suggest that honesty is always the best policy.<p>Indeed, I’ve rarely seen policy documents based on much honesty at all.<p>However, honesty can sometimes be better than windbaggery. …

Why I Stopped Masturbating For 10 Years

He went a full decade without pleasuring himself, and says it's the best thing that ever happened to him<p>I didn't set out to abstain from masturbation for 10 years, but that’s what’s happened.<p>It started because a friend told me hadn’t masturbated in two and a half years, and I wanted to know how …

Man Caves

10 of the Most Effective Ice Breakers for Starting Meaningful Conversations

Whether you want to start a conversation with a new guy or girl you find attractive or you want to get a training session off to a great start, a …

15 Public Speaking Tips From Improv Pros

You're not alone if the thought of delivering a maid of honor speech, giving a work presentation, or facing down a job recruiter makes your hands …