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Why mastery matters and creativity shouldn’t be easy

The author Daniel Pink breaks down mastery further in his book <i>Drive</i> where he writes that there are three essential elements to it:<p>Firstly, mastery – which he defines as ‘becoming ever-better at something you care about’ – requires you to adopt an open mindset towards the task in hand. You don’t …

Three Mindsets Blocking Your Way to Invention Success | Inc.com

Pushing past naysayers and those who don't see your vision absolutely requires a thick skin and perseverance for any inventor. However, giving up too soon is not likely to be the biggest problem blocking your success getting your innovation to market. <i>You are.</i><p>Here are three mindsets that might make …

Business Strategy

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

<i>Image credit: Pete R., BucketListly.</i><p>The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking a …

Meditation

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer | The Art of Manliness

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to …

Survey Shows Visualizing Success Works

If you’ve ever poked fun at someone—especially an entrepreneur–for creating a vision board as a way to picture success, you may not be laughing in a few minutes. A new study by TD Bank shows that small business owners use visualization—pictures and idea boards—to meet their entrepreneurial goals.<p>TD …

Small Business

Podcast: What It's Like to Die | The Art of Manliness

<b>Brett McKay</b>: Brett McKay here and welcome to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast. Death, dying, it’s not a topic we would like to talk …

Mind

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

Use Of MOOCs And Online Education Is Exploding: Here's Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing.<p>More than 35 million people have enrolled in online courses in the last four years, and 2015 enrollments doubled from 2014. <i>(That’s equal to one out of five working</i> …

Online Education

Via Negativa: Addition by Subtraction | The Art of Manliness

It’s a new year and people all over the world are making resolutions on how they’re going to improve themselves. Usually these goals consist of doing …

Self-improvement

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Why Your Obsession With Success Is Making You Miserable

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Happiness

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Photoshop is a great skill to have on your resume, and now you can learn to master it for cheap

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Microsoft It is more important than ever to make your website stand out. Anyone can log on to Wordpress and create a site dedicated to …

Profit

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Turning Ordinary Routines Into Powerful Rituals | The Art of Manliness

For Henry David Thoreau, the summer of 1854 had brought the onset of a stifling malaise — one that had left him feeling “trivial,” “cheap,” and …

Henry David Thoreau

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p><i>Time is really the only capital</i> …

Time Management

How to Hack into Your Creativity While You Sleep

We live in an age of multitasking, but there is still one significant chunk of time we haven’t put to good use — sleep. A restful, uninterrupted eight hours of shuteye is important for replenishing our energy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do double duty and replenish our creativity too.<p>At some …

Robert Louis Stevenson

7 Steps for Successfully Running Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule to try to fit as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently …

Productivity

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

There’s this guy. He left his seven-figure salary job to pursue a startup. Has spent last three years trying to build it. He approaches venture capitalists (VCs) and angels every quarter but gets rejected every single time. He is running out of the loan he took from friends and family. Should he …

Podcast: The Importance of a Growth Mindset | The Art of Manliness

There are several factors that determine our success life — talent, luck, access to resources, etc. We have no control over some of them and a bit of …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

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

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Entrepreneurship