Cristian Salazar

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9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

7 signs you're more successful than you think

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

5 Ways to Make Yourself Look Polished to Everyone Around You

No amount of knowledge or dedication can help you succeed if you don't address this<p>The world is full of dreamers. Look around you and you'll find there are plenty of people who spend a lot of time and money reading business and branding books or signing up to attend intensive retreats and …

Self-help

Not Following Through? 3 Steps to Building a System of Accountability

Who calls you out when you miss an important item in your to-do list? The best leaders build systems of accountability to ensure their most important issues are resolved without delay.<p>As founders, it's up to us to decide what we focus on. This is sometimes a problem - because we all have biases. We …

Management

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be More Confident

Research shows that mastering self-compassion is a better tactic when it comes to relationship and career success.<p>Let’s cut to the chase: yup, successful people are confident. And the more successful people become, often the more confident they are. And more confidence provides more benefits. …

Self Compassion

7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …

Happiness

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Spain

One of the best ways to see Spain is on a cross-peninsula road trip. Sure, you can't leave without seeing the big cities—Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia—but when you navigate the country by car you see a whole other side of it—the small towns. Maybe you come across a tiny Andalusian mountain town …

European Travel

The 1 Smart Thing Highly Successful People Always Do

What do you do when you fail to meet your own expectations?<p>You've set yourself a goal. It may be to finish a report, proposal, or blog post. It may be to go to the gym every morning, or stick to healthy eating, or avoid losing your temper. Whatever that goal was, you've screwed up. You've fallen …

successfulpeople

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

This column is by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups<p><i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies</i> …

7 Reasons Why 90% of Start-ups Fail and How to be the 10%

Winning is a conscious decision. Avoid these seven pitfalls and be the 10% that win!<p>As a former Navy SEAL, it's easy for me to see the correlation between the worlds of entrepreneurship and special operations. They both have similar attrition rates. Managing fear is critical. And both can have very …

Business Strategy

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

Time I

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths.<p>In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all.<p>Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination of cold-heartedness and violence. The most extreme psychopaths kill without remorse, mutilating …

10 Secret Mindsets of Multi-Millionaires

I have a ton of rich friends who’ve wanted me to write this for a long time.<p>Yesterday, I was chatting with future billionaire, Josh McAfee (Founder …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Microsoft Sees a Future Full of Flexible Tablets, Crisp Holograms, and Huge Displays

Get ready for big displays, crisp holograms, and flexible tablets<p>Wall panel video conferencing, a flexible e-paper tablet that rolls up like a fully interactive magazine, a HoloLens-powered classroom where students can learn in a hands-on way, and immersive work desks that are fully interactive. …

The Psychology Of Fear: How Tough Mudder Designs Obstacles To Torture You

Ice, barbed wire, and electric shocks: The lead designer behind Tough Mudder talks about designing addictive torture.<p>“Run through a field of live wires that sure as hell don’t tickle,” Tough Mudder writes on its YouTube Channel. “Watch out for hay bales and deep sinkholes, or you will face-plant …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

5 Tips For Exceptional Leadership

What makes a good leader? Looking at my own personal growth at SAP, I have found that the Holy Grail of leadership today is engagement. It’s only through truly engaging customers that we’ve increased profitability, and only through employee engagement do we increase productivity. I have been lucky …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Top 10

We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …