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Seven time management tips for happier (and healthier) days - Scope

For many of us, our to-do lists feel as long as the novel <i>War and Peace</i> and more like a war than peace. (And feeling stressed about everything on our …

Time Management

10 Things Successful People Tell Themselves Every Day

How to maintain a more positive mindset in the workplace.<p>Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you find it difficult to stay motivated? Are you looking for something that will inspire you to break through the struggle and pursue your …

Success

6 Ways to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader | Inc.com

I recently received an email that ended with a line that looked something like this: "Since you're such a thought leader in the freelance writing space, I'd love to get your opinion."<p>Wait a minute -- what? A thought leader? It's a buzzword you'll hear a lot today, but it was never a term I had …

Leadership

5 Proven Ways to Be More Influential at Work | Inc.com

Most people, at some point in their professional life, feel that they're not really getting anywhere but just kicking the can down the road.<p>Sometimes that's nature's way of saying you need to be working in a different organization or even a different field. But often it simply means you need to …

The Workplace

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss | Inc.com

If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom line"?<p>Not likely.<p>In my work as a business consultant, I have asked hundreds of people -- …

Employment

6 Leadership Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way | Inc.com

Everybody loves to focus on the things you must do to be a great leader. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach, it's often our weaknesses or things we don't know that end up hurting us the most.<p>Out of all the information out there in the world, there are things you know (<1%) …

Team Building

9 Things Smart People Won't Do

My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you <b>won’t do</b> as it is about what you <b>will do</b>.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Computer Science

Why you shouldn’t ‘be yourself’ at work

The most common career advice can be completely misleading. Lennox Morrison explains why.<p>'Be yourself' is the defining careers advice of the moment. It’s heard everywhere from business leaders in the boardroom to graduation day speeches. It's so common it's even a hiring tool for some companies.<p>One …

Leadership

The No. 1 Reason Intelligent People Make Bad Decisions

When I was a younger leader, I wanted to make every decision for my company. To me, being a leader was all about being <i>the</i> decision maker. Since those early days, I’ve definitely gotten older and, I believe, wiser, and that’s helped me realize that leadership is much more about empowering other …

Leadership

3 Ways to Start Living Your Dreams Today

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” <i>—</i><i>Dale</i> …

Motivation

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with Conan …

Happiness

Be More Productive: Use These 3 Simple Ways

I have seen people who started their career working as a bottom level employee, and then few years down the line, took on a cruise to tour the world while paying the bill from the screen of their laptop.<p>How does many great entrepreneurs start up from bottom and become so great. A part of the answer …

7 Life Truths I Wish I Knew Sooner

We often talk about stepping into our true power, about building our confidence muscle and boosting our self-esteem. But although self-confidence and …

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control | Inc.com

There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept--you have no control over many of the things that happen in life.<p>Some of the people who resist that truth become control freaks. They micromanage, refuse to delegate tasks, and try to force other people to change. They think if they …

Self-help

How to Make More Money

I’ve been through the challenge of not having enough money. I grew up in a small town in Montana, in an economically depressed Irish mining town. …

Want to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone? Ask Yourself These 3 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Avoiding situations and tasks that frighten us in many ways is the most natural thing in the world. Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive. The problem comes when you apply this very same fight-flight reaction to situations that aren't genuinely life threatening - …

Self-help

What is the Purpose of Life?

What if, you lived the rest of your life in Hanoi, Vietnam?<p>1. UTOPIA<p>Your rent is $380 a month. Your living expenses are $200 a month. You only need …

Street Photography

10 Things I Quit Doing To Make My Life More Enjoyable

The easiest way to simply my life would be to pack up and move to some island in the Caribbean without telling anyone where I’m going. But they’d …

Parenting

8 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration Every Day

Knowing where to find creative inspiration is a super power that can help you turn a passion project into a legit side hustle or booming biz, tap into your right brain, and move your career forward. Though feeling stuck happens to everyone, successful people say that there are definite ways to stay …

Creativity

11 mental habits to give up if you want to succeed

When we aim to become happy and have a successful outlook, we often focus on getting to the next station in life.<p>Happiness is seemingly always "someday" in the near-distant future — like once we finally land that promotion or find the right partner.<p>I'm a huge proponent of setting new aspirational …

Self-improvement

24 Things You Need to Let Go to Be Truly Happy | Inc.com

If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing activity. To make sure you're moving in the direction …

Happiness

Make A Difference – Be Yourself

“In a gentle way you can shake the world” — Mahatma Gandhi<p>Kids are loved for their <i>innocence, simplicity and jovialness</i>. But as I grew I saw these …

Mahatma Gandhi

4 Powerful Habits That Will Change Your Life

If we don’t learn good habits, life becomes more difficult. We have a choice: <i>Get hard on ourselves so life becomes easier, or get easy on ourselves</i> …

13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires, From a Man Who Spent 5 Years Studying Rich People

From reading to exercising, these are the daily habits of self-made millionaires.<p>All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their …

Self-improvement

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

How to Become an Optimist

There are countless legitimate reasons to feel hopeless in the face of a challenge—world affairs, or your personal health, career or relationship …

Why Enthusiasm Is a Powerful Tool for Success

In 1934 when Coach Wooden began building his Pyramid of Success, he chose Enthusiasm as the second cornerstone. Although many other blocks were moved …

Self-improvement

7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know | Inc.com

Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident. Whether they're faced with criticism and crisis, or praise and good fortune, they lead with fierce determination.<p>So what separates mentally strong leaders from the rest? They have certain core beliefs about themselves, other …

Self-help

4 ways to train yourself to make better decisions faster

But for many people, it's more natural to waffle. That's because — especially at work — you want to be sure you've really thought through your approach and are making the very best choice.<p>Now, what if you could still make good decisions, and just do it faster? Sounds pretty ideal, right?<p>Luckily, …

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