Vincent Hoff

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Write to learn, not just to communicate

Your writing process helps you learn — here’s how to do more of itSo much of our writing here on Medium and elsewhere is written to communicate …

Billionaire Ray Dalio says people with these 3 skills will be successful in the future

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio is no stranger to success — he's the founder of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, which manages …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

9 Words To Stop Negative People From Sucking The Energy Out Of The Room

We’ve all been in those meetings where most people are trying to do something positive and constructive, but there’s one person who keeps sniping and oozing negativity over every good idea.<p>Someone says, “I think this new software will really help our productivity.” But the negative person …

Self-help

10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

Michael Jordan

5 Ways to Identify Whether You're a Manager or a Leader

There is a difference between managers and leaders. Neither one is better than the other. Which one are you?<p>Not everyone needs to aspire to be a "leader".<p>But everyone should aspire to gain self-awareness to know and press into who you are, and how you have been created.<p>How are you wired? What are …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you ... Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about …

5 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills

If you work for such a manager, it may be time to move on.<p>Whenever I speak at events across the country, I break down leadership to its most basic and practical form: It's about meeting the needs of people and developing them to their fullest potential.<p>When employees don't get the tools, training, …

Employment

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

5 Mind-Blowing Questions That Can Help You Find Your Purpose

Are you looking for purpose in your life? If you do a Google Search on, “How can you find purpose in life?” Google will return about 1,170,000,000 …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Research-Backed Secrets To A Great Relationship

I've posted a lot about the science around love, including how to tell if your spouse is cheating and why high heels are sexy.<p>But what about the stuff we <i>need</i> to know to be happy. Platitudes don't cut it and though the poets are often right they're frequently vague.<p>Is there an expert who can give us …

Relationships

The Psychology of Persuasion

I get a lot of emails from people asking me about the psychology of persuasion. Learning about the ways people (honestly and dishonestly) influence …

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors.<p>In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their …

George Washington

The Art of Letter Writing | The Art of Manliness

In the days of cell phones, email, and text messages, letter writing can seem hopelessly outdated. But it’s an art worth bringing back, and not …

12 Surprising Things That Can Make You Successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 12 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

7 Inspiring Ways To Start Your Day

But sometimes it seems like a game of chance waiting to see if you'll wake up motivated or not — unless you take matters into your own hands, that is.<p>A recent Quora thread asked users to share their best strategies for finding inspiration first thing in the morning, and we've rounded up the best …

Quora

163 Ways To Win At Life In Your 20s, According To A 30-Year-Old Who Sold A Startup For Lots Of Cash

As Brennan described it to Business Insider in an email, "It's enough to take some time off to recharge and give back to the startup/int'l development communities, but you wont see me in a private jet anytime soon."<p>Brennan learned a lot about business and life during his 20s and wanted to help …

National Security

What I Learned About Life After Interviewing 80 Highly Successful People

Over the past year I interviewed about 80 guests for my podcast. My only criteria: I was fascinated by some aspect of each person.<p>I didn't limit myself by saying "each one had to be an entrepreneur" or "had to be a success."<p>I just wanted to talk to anyone who made me curious about their lives. I …

Self-improvement

5 Important Lessons Learned In 20 Years As An Entrepreneur

Seattle-based entrepreneur Ian Lurie started online marketing firm Portent, Inc. in 1995, when dial-up was king. Today his firm has led digital strategies for major companies like Lucky Brand and Kate Spade.<p>Lurie collected the most important lessons he's learned over the past two decades about …

Online Life

The Daily Routines Of 12 Famous Writers

We often assume that great things are done by those who were blessed with natural talent, genius, and skill.<p>But how many great things could have been done by people who never fully realized their potential?<p>I think many of us, myself included, are capable of much more than we typically produce — our …

Creative Writing

How Super Successful People Consistently Achieve More

<i>Shane Snow, founder of Contently, wondered about that very question. So he set off to reexamine the conventional wisdom about success and wound up writing the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. Below, he explains what mentors, failure, and "neurotic</i> …

Self-improvement

25 Time-Management Tips Every Young Professional Should Know

Garbugli's presentation "26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known At 20" was viewed millions of times and became SlideShare's "Most Liked" presentation of 2013. He's now raising money via a Kickstarter campaign for an in-depth book on the subject, "Hacking Time."<p>Here, he's shared his new …

Time Management

The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

We asked for nominations for "most misused word or phrase," and they came pouring in. <i>Weekend Edition</i> listeners and NPR.org readers have many gripes about the grammar gaffes they see and hear every day.<p>From nearly 450 story comments, 500 emails and more than 900 Facebook posts we received in …

13 Words That Can Hurt Your Credibility Without You Even Realizing It

Most people don't realize how they sound to others.<p>The words you choose could hurt your credibility without you even knowing it.<p>An obvious one is "like," but there are less obvious words and phrases that might be tripping you up.<p>We spoke with Carmen Fought, a professor of linguistics at Pitzer …

Self-confidence

The strengths and weaknesses of every personality type

Even though the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator personality test is controversial, it's still extremely popular in today's business world.<p>It tests four behavioral binaries to come up with 16 distinctive personality types. To give you an idea of how important it is, 80% of the Fortune 500 companies and …

Personality

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

Personality