Saumarjyoti Choudhury

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Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

What happens when you mix yoga-inspired moves with the intensity of interval training? You get a super-short and powerful workout like this 11-minute …

Top 10 Productivity Tips From Former Presidents

Presidents’ Day is this Monday, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things …

Woodrow Wilson

Top 5 Most Popular Powerful Strategies of the Year

As you jump into the new year, take in these five extremely powerful strategies that also proved to be the most popular with entrepreneurs.<p>As the year wraps up, it is the perfect time to gather all the insights <PAUSE/LOOK BACK> gained and plant serious seeds for the next 12 months. Thanks to you, …

New York Times

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Think and Grow Rich Summary

This book was written a very long time ago. First published in 1937, it has been recommended by many leaders all around the world. The author shares …

Motivation

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Managing a Powerful Work Force: Performance Analytics, Not Time Tracking

In the future, not everyone will work on-demand, but time tracking and hourly billing will give way to real-time performance analytics. Think Uber ratings for projects.<p>During the Collision Conference, I had a distinct pleasure of meeting and speaking with Adam Miller, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

8 Success Lessons Richard Branson Didn't Learn in Business School

We all know there are many ways to succeed, but Richard Branson has a unique take on success that you won't learn in business school. Discover the leadership secrets of a great entrepreneur.<p>Success comes in many forms. For Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, the path to success was …

Richard Branson

10 Relationship Lessons I've Learned in the Last 10 Years

About 2 months ago, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. Because of this reunion, I've found myself reflected on where I was 10 years ago compared to where I am now.<p>One of the areas where there has been significant change is how I approach relationships. So here are 10 relationship lessons …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

Mind Mapping

11 Tricks Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Other Famous Execs Use to Run Meetings

Legendary GM CEO Alfred Sloan said little — then made follow-ups<p>Alfred Sloan ran GM from the 1920s to the ’50s. During that time he led GM to become …

10 Trends for Workplace Learning (from the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015)

Yesterday, 1 October I ran a webinar for the L&S Group. The slideset is below, and the points in the slides are elaborated beneath it. On 21st …

Education Technology

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

The Brain

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

25 simple things to give up if you want to succeed

Just as you declutter your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn't helping you make your success achievable.<p>Here are some good places to start.<p>Perfectionism sets us up for failure. It's not a quest for the best but a way of telling yourself you'll never be …

Self-improvement

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”Habits are the way we think, feel and …

Albert Einstein

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

The Brain