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Want to Fail? Do These 3 Things | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over the past two years, I’ve embarked on a journey to live every single day as if it’s a vacation. As you can imagine, the society in which we find …

20 Lessons I've Learned By 25

Life can hit you hard sometimes you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my …

How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps

I told my dad, “I’m a lucky guy.” He said, “But are you lucky in love?” I was six years old.<p>Love was the most disgusting thing in the world to me. …

Eliminate Stress, Get Healthy and Create Your Dream Life... Today

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>I distain self-help books and avoid any article with a title like the one above. But I live a zen life of immense happiness, health and, quite frankly, bliss. And you can have it too -- …

Happiness

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Yes, says science.<p>If you’re reading this while slumped over your smartphone or hunched in front of your laptop, chances are that you’ll be less assertive with the next task you have to tackle.<p>Why? Because, as a growing body of research is finding, the way you hold your body shapes the way your mood …

Psychology

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

"Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what …

Self-improvement

6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a now viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we …

4 Ways to Have a Stress Free Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all go through our ups and downs during the course of the day but over the last few years it feels as though our lives have turned upside down. …

Cut the Calories, Add the Self Discipline

When I was 13 years old I was chubby.<p>I hated it.<p>So I did what any stubborn teen would do I cut out all desserts for one entire year. I’m talking …

Dessert

Why Working Out for Just 30 Minutes Will Make You Happier | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve heard it before: Regular exercise can do wonders for both your body and mind.<p>On paper, working out regularly sounds like a fantastic idea. …

5 Excuses that Stop You From Reaching Your Dream

The moment you set your mind to pursue a big dream is magical. It energizes you and excites you.<p>But as you start to make plans, things fall apart. …

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

The Brain

How to Instantly Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or</b> …

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

Motivation

3 Ways to Open Up to Opportunity: Exploring the Possibilities | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What if I told you that you don’t necessarily need to know the end goal in order to start?<p><i>I’ll be happy when I lose ten pounds</i><p><i>I’ll be happy when I</i> …

Outsourcing

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Motivation

How to Use Your Fear of Failure to Fuel Your Success

Freedom… independence… money… and fame. Reasons why you’ve always dreamed about becoming a successful entrepreneur, right?<p>Then why do you feel like …

3 Ways to Make Life What You Say It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Believe it or not, you’re not living the life you want to live.<p>Neither am I.<p>As a child, I dreamt of being a teacher. Now, I dream of living …

Outsourcing

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

Meditation

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

You Are Already a Millionaire: All You Have to Do Is Show Up

I just got back from an inspiring couple hours with my friend and Under30CEO contributor Michael Peggs. Throughout the course of a couple beers, we …

First 5 Steps to Achieving Great Things | Inc.com

You're good. You wouldn't be where you are if you weren't. But you know you're capable of better than good. You're capable of achieving truly great things.<p>Problem is, days go by, then weeks, months--maybe even years--and you're still cranking out good. You've yet to design that unbelievable …

Webinars

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management …

Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One)

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for acup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks …

Sleep

The Science of Self-Control: Can You Increase Your Willpower? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Does any of this sounds familiar:<p>You want to become an early riser, but once your alarm clock goes off, you hit the snooze button, and go back to …

Success or Failure: The Journey is the Reward

I am a huge Steve Jobs fan. To me, he is in the same class as the great American innovators – the Wright brothers, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell. …

Motivation

Under30Fitness

How 'Difference Makers' Think -- The Single Greatest Secret To Personal And Business Success

<i>The following guest post is by David Sturt, executive vice president of marketing and business development at O.C. Tanner, which develops employee recognition and rewards programs</i>.<p>Here’s an epiphany: Anyone can be a difference maker. But that said, I’d like to share a surprising revelation about …

3 Simple Steps to Developing the Leader Within

In the beginning of every great organization or business, is the creation or development of a great leader. Leadership is a quality that many people …

Learning To Learn Faster: The One Superpower Everyone Needs

<b>The Superpower</b><p>I have a new book coming out early next year, <i>The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance.</i> As the title suggests, my subject matter is the outer limits of human potential and the question of what might actually be possible for our species.<p>During the course …