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Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

We need to talk about Industry 4.0

Authored by Ulf Koester, Solution Director Oracle<p><b>As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturers are faced with boundless new</b> …

Manufacturing

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Tunnel vision: Inside London's new subterranean railway

Crossrail is London's much-anticipated $20-billion tube line, due to open in December 2018 under the name of the Elizabeth Line. DW met Andrew …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

This Email From Google's CEO to Employees Teaches Some Major Lessons in Leadership | Inc.com

At this point, you've probably heard about "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," a controversial memo written by a Google employee that went viral over the weekend.<p>The 10-page manifesto argues (among other things) that women on average have a "lower stress tolerance" and are more prone to …

Leadership

Dear Mr Malema, if you can win my Zurich land back, I’m out of here

<i>JOHANNESBURG — The land debate has resurfaced as a hot topic in South Africa in recent times. Former ANC Youth League leader and now the head of the</i> …

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5 Key Lessons To Teach Your Kids To Turn Them Successful Entrepreneur - OLBlog

You have changed your life by choosing entrepreneurial life or having a good career, but what about your kids? Be a good leader & father and teach …

Yuri Kozyrev in Iraq, 2002-2016: Witnessing the U.S. Invasion, the Rise of the Insurgency and the Fight Against ISIS

An Iraqi woman walks on a road south of Baghdad, Dec. 20, 2002, prior to the U.S. invasion in March 2003.<br>Yuri Kozyrev—Noor for TIME<p>1 of …

Real people, real life

“No matter who the subject is, there is always a moment when they become a great actor, I feel a tremendous buzz when I come across such moments. Directly experiencing the ever-changing urban environment and the way people live — it’s really stimulating.”

The Two Words Fathers Should Say to Their Children

“Watch me, dad. Watch me.”<p>There are few imperatives a father hears more often from his children than “watch me.” It’s a plea for us to recognize that …

You've Been Writing To-Do Lists Completely Wrong, Here's How to Do It Right

“The most productive people don’t just write to-do lists once, but every day or multiple times a day.”<p>Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Take control of your spending with these budgeting apps

The lives of millions of people in Britain are so precarious that a third of families would have trouble finding £500 for an emergency bill. With average wages still below where they were eight years ago, it’s hardly surprising so many people, particularly the young, struggle to make ends meet. But …

Personal Finance

The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest …

Artist Creates Beautiful Black-And-White Anthropomorphic Illustrations

Using nothing but graphite, artist David Álvarez produces amazing black-and-white illustrations of anthropomorphic animals interacting with or as …

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

<i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I've been saying, "I really should start meditating." I "knew" it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my …

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer bought their house on a 0.10-acre lot in Sacramento for nearly $300,000 in 2008.<p>The idea behind paying off a loan …

Why My Goal Is To Make Myself Less Essential To My Company

I have a new annual review for myself, and it’s one question long.<p>“Have I made myself <i>less</i> essential to the building and maintaining of my company this year?”<p>Not what you were expecting? As surprising as it may seem initially, I believe it’s a question that every entrepreneur should ask themselves …

Entrepreneurship

18 Inspirational Quotes from James Altucher about Entrepreneurship

By onJanuary 18, 2016 in ENTREPRENEURSHIP, LIFE HACKING<p>By JamesAltucher [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia …

Parting words from an artist of rare vision

Not long before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the autumn of 2014, the painter Sargy Mann was invited to give a TED talk. Mann, then 77, was told by doctors that he had only weeks to live. In the event he survived for more than half a year, and he devoted much of that time to working out …

Art

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

The Christmas Revolution

BECAUSE the Christmas story has been told so often for so long, it’s easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus’ birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this …

Faith

Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …