Vuyolwethu Nika

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How To Stop Procrastinating Right Now

We’ve all been there. We have every intention of completing something, but we convince ourselves that it’s OK to do it later. Updating that resume? It can wait. Starting that business plan? Maybe in a few days. What we may not realize is that in putting off our goals time and time again, we are …

Procrastination

A neuroscientist explains how to fix your bad habits and save more money

Consider a typical American consumer. She gets paid twice a month, pays her bills once a month, goes grocery shopping maybe four times a month, eats three meals a day, and pays off her college loans over 20 years.<p>"All those metrics confuse our brain," Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at …

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You're Not Religious) | Art of Manliness

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.<p>On the one hand, the vast …

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

What it means when you can’t answer the question, What do you want to be when you grow up?

<i>Barry Lee</i><p>Not all of us are born with one main interest — and we should see that as our biggest strength, not our weakness, says Emilie Wapnick, a …

How to Craft Your Perfect Morning Routine

Have you always envied morning people? Do you dread your alarm going off in the morning? To make your mornings the best part of your day, it’s easy …

11 Ways to Make Money While You Sleep

This is much, much better than staying awake worried how you'll make a buck.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you remember in the past we were warned to be careful about being in debt because interest never stopped charging us, interest never …

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life | Inc.com

<i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder at Refugee Code Academy, on Quora:</b><p><b>1. Perception is …

Happiness

Make full-time income as a proofreader. This woman did it!

Hey, Eagle Eyes!<p>The results are in!<p>I have decided to share with you how much I actually billed in 2014 — my last year doing proofreading as my …

29 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Smarter About Money | Inc.com

<i>Which is the best way to learn about stocks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, Author, entrepreneur, podcaster, wall street investor, on Quora:</b><p>I wanted to learn about …

Stock Markets

Ben Franklin on Being Virtuous:The Virtue of Cleanliness | The Art of Manliness

This a 10th post in a series about the Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues.<p><i>CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.</i><p>A common …

4 Actions to Immediately Increase Your Confidence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each of us wants change in our lives. We want to become a highly acclaimed speaker, a best-selling author. We want to move up the ladder at work, or build a business empire. We want to introduce ourselves to an important person or ask for …

Action, not distraction: simple tricks to avoid wasting time

Don’t let procrastination cost your business – listen to what these SME owners have to say about maintaining focus and maximising working hours.<p>Procrastination is now never more than a click away – it’s all too easy to find your time disappearing into your smartphone or down a Google rabbithole.<p>But …

5 important things men can learn from Jack of 'This Is Us.'

It's the story of "the big three," a set of triplets (a biological brother and sister, and their adopted brother), and the two parents, Jack and …

Parenting

Retiring on $1 Million is Not Enough

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Monday, April 17, 2017<p>Read time:<p>Why savers are losers and spenders are winners in the modern economy<p>When it comes to …

Retirement

Here Are 10 Tips for New Investors That Actually Make Sense

To the uninformed, the stock market is a scary, intimidating place where people lose their life savings and corporations run wild. Most of the time, …

Investing

Easy Ways To Boost Your Income Now To Pay For Summer Fun Ahead

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as ”Side Gigs You Can Do Now So You Have Extra Cash for the Summer.”</i><p>In a perfect world, summer fun wouldn’t cost a dime. But since beach weekends, water park visits and happy hour cocktails on rooftop bars actually add up to considerable cash, now’s the …

working knowledge

10 Expensive Habits You Can, And Should, Break Today

While we may have goals to build a solid emergency fund, buy a home, retire early, or pay off debt, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy.<p>Let’s face it — we all make poor money choices. Sometimes we may even be sabotaging our finances unconsciously. We are only human, after all.<p>Breaking those bad …

Personal Finance

50 Life Hacks Your Future Self Will Thank You For

What are the ultimate life hacks and strategies that really pay off?<p>Here are 50 of my best life hacks and strategies that have served me well.<p>These …

4 Tools For Lowering Anxiety In Any Situation So You Can Perform Better

Whether it’s in response to an upcoming presentation, interview, round of layoffs, new position, or networking meeting, anxiety is an emotion we encounter repeatedly throughout our careers (and…lives). It’s not a comfortable experience, and it’s not meant to be. Anxiety is an evolutionarily …

Self-help

Tired all the time? Why fatigue isn’t just about sleep

Feature<p>Some of us feel constantly drained without knowing why. Some answers are emerging at last, and it’s not down to lack of sleep<p>YOU’RE in bed by …

Start Small, Start Now: Daily Ways to Build Resilience | Heleo

“Most people define resilience as recovering from a hurricane or a divorce, a big thing. If you define it as small, you can improve.”<p><b>Amy Cuddy</b> is a …

Self-help

Want to Be a Rich Investor? Master These 10 Essential Investor Controls

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Tuesday, February 28, 2017<p>Read time:<p>How hidden fees destroy billions of wealth each year-and how you can avoid them<p>In …

Investing

7 Habits Of Successful Under 30s

What habits help FORBES’ Under 30s succeed? We recently asked our illustrious community of founders, innovators and change agents to share what best practices keep them motivated and energized. From speaking up to adopting a new perspective, here are some things Under 30s do to continue pushing …

Entrepreneurship

Setting goals is easy. Making things happen is another story. You've got to be S.M.A.R.T

Setting goals is easy. making things happen is another story. You’ve got to be S.M.A.R.T.<p>We all talk about resolutions when January comes around, but …

6 Easy Moves to Make in Your 30s That Will Pay Off Huge Later On

You still have time on your side, so even small moves can make a huge difference in the long term.<p>If you’re in your thirties, odds are your financial …

A man who retired at 34 explains one bad savings habit that everyone should avoid

To get there, Brandon (who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons) chose to live frugally in rural Vermont, where he managed to save and invest about 70% of his after-tax income.<p>In 2014, Brandon and his wife —who has no interest in retiring early and keeps her finances largely …