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Lead Like Benioff: 5 Surprising Strategies for Out-Of-The-Ballpark Success

Market domination and Wall Street success are the metrics a company’s investors will honor, but I was surprised to learn about the highest motivations that drive renowned Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. They are not what most observers may have suspected, but clearly they’re producing remarkable …

Your Kitchen Sponge Is As Revolting As It Smells

The kitchen sponge is <i>the</i> single dirtiest item in your house. Yes, it's nastier than the toilet seat, the garbage can and the diaper genie.<p>"It has a lot of nooks and crannies, so as you clean up a mess with potential pathogens in it, some of the organisms become lodged in between the sponge," Dr. …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Life After Death Is Real, Concludes Study of 2,000 Patients

<i>By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News</i><p>In the largest such study ever conducted, researchers have found evidence that consciousness …

How Your Untamed Mind Affects Your Productivity

The human mind is always on the move, producing up to 100,000 thoughts per day, and in today’s busy world, your brain is bombarded with seven times …

Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>Letting go of the past</b> can be quite a challenge for many of us. Pleasant memories lure us back to happier times in our lives, …

Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 1

By Charles A. Francis<p>Many of us have difficulty <b>letting go of the past</b>, and moving on with our lives. For some of us, it may seem down right …

Why It’s Time To Try Meditation

The past year has seen the transformative power of meditation seized on by big business across the world as CEOs wake up to the fact that our …

Meditation

How to Meditate in 5 Minutes or Less

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for little-known tips that only insiders know. This week, Gabrielle Bernstein—yoga and spiritual guru and 'The New York Times' bestselling author of 'Miracles Now'—reveals that it is possible to meditate and find some zen even when things seem busier and more</i> …

Meditate and Change Your Life

We live in a time when we tend to look so far ahead into the future that we may lose sight of what's going on in our lives at the moment. I know I used to find myself running so far and so fast that I missed an entire year here and there.<p>All that changed when I began meditating.<p>Meditation stills …

Meditation

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a prayer by 19th century Sioux Indian Chief Yellow Lark, from the Harvard …

Daily Meditation: Weather The Storm

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features the classic Bach Cello Suite No. 1 performed by renowned cellist Mischa …

5 Quick and Easy Meditations That Anyone Can Do

Don't have time to sit in the lotus position for 45 minutes? Don't throw your spiritual journey out the window just because you can't keep up with the Dalai Lama's dedication to mental stillness.<p>Our brains multitask all day. During meditation, we switch our intention by focusing on one particular …

Meditation

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

The Brain

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

The Power of Mindfulness

<b>“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” –Buddha</b><p>Remaining calm, cool and …

Mindfulness

Find Out the Secrets Behind Self-Employed Happiness | Inc.com

It's official: The self-employed love their work more than everyone else.<p>A University of Phoenix School of Business survey released last month revealed that Americans in general are work-oriented, with 89 percent of us saying that at least some of our self-worth comes from our job or career. And …

Self-employment

What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People

After all, if they did, they would be among the top earners as well. We've all heard the remarks: Rich people are lucky, rich people had an unfair advantage, rich people are crooks, rich people are selfish, etc. These are mostly empty statements with little proof to back them up.<p>Yes, the rich think …

Self-improvement

Here's How Smart You Have To Be To Succeed

What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces?<p>And similarly…<p>How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur?<br>• How good does your training program need to be to become an elite athlete?<br>• How perfect does your …

Self-improvement

Here's Why UPenn Produces More Billionaires Than Any Other School In The World

25 current billionaires received their bachelor's degrees at Penn, the most of any school on Wealth-X's list. The only other colleges to produce similar numbers were Harvard University — with 22 undergrad alum billionaires — and Yale University — with 20.<p>Although UPenn is home to the Wharton …

College & University

Write a Simple Marketing Plan

5 steps to a simple, concise plan that'll get your marketing efforts on the right track<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q:</b> My partner and I want to write a marketing plan for our business, but it seems really complicated. Is there a way to simplify the process?<p><b>A:</b> Writing …

Marketing

You'll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Phrases

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone is obsessed with the habits of the wealthy these days. The great irony is, if successful people concerned themselves with that sort of nonsense they never would have made it big in the first place. Truth is, none of that stuff …

Entrepreneurship

6 Financial Secrets From Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

<i>Want to ask these entrepreneurs your toughest financial questions? Sign up for the webinar How to Fine-Tune Your Small Business Finances--from Funding to Growth here for a chance to do just that.</i><p>Sabrina Parsons, CEO of LivePlan, believes "budgeting, forecasting and planning is not just for …

Small Business

3 Reasons Now Is a Golden Era for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

A couple of years ago <i>Inc.</i> Editor in Chief Eric Schreiber wrote that I sound "vaguely Churchillian" when describing my favorite observation about our current economy:<p>"Never before in history has it been so easy for so many entrepreneurs to create such rapidly growing companies with so little capital …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaires, Billionaires, Everywhere

In the years since the recession, the number of those with 10-figure wealth has doubled, while 870 million people remain in dire poverty.<p>A new report from Oxfam says that global inequality of individual wealth has skyrocketed in recent years. Here’s one statistic: The world’s count of billionaires …

The 5 Levers For An Entrepreneur's Most Valuable Creation: Personal Wealth

You would think that entrepreneurs are the most skilled people on the planet at manufacturing wealth. And you’d be incorrect. Beyond personal independence, creation of jobs, and the creation of returns for investors, it’s surprising how ill equipped entrepreneurs are when it comes to creating and …