Personal Growth

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Did you fail at something? Good – do something else

Do you have plans, goals, ideals, or outcomes that you want to achieve? And do you get frustrated when things don’t go according to plan?<p>If so, I …

How 10 High Achievers Handle Haters

Haters, critics and naysayers. Anyone on the path to success has them and must learn to stay motivated, despite the criticism or discouragement. Ten high performers and advisors from The Oracles share their secrets for handling haters.<p><b>1. Make criticism your fuel, not your kryptonite.</b><p>It’s all about …

Success

17 Inspirational Personal Growth Quotes from Some Truly Exceptional People | Inc.com

From the day we are born, we grow. And as we get older we not only grow physically but mentally and spiritually as well. We all need support and motivation to help with this journey we call life and inspirational quotes can often help us find our true calling.<p>Here are 17 inspirational quotes to …

Motivation

Surprising New Study Reveals That Being in This Kind of Mood Will Enhance Your Work Performance (It's Not What You Think)

Do you have intense and enduring emotions? Turns out this may be the advantage you need to succeed at work and beyond.<p>Good days at work don't happen every day. In fact, a mere 3 out of 10 people feel fully engaged at their jobs, which is reason to believe that most workers might not be in the best …

Research

This Unconventional Way of Consuming Books Will Transform How You Read

Give yourself permission to read this way and propel your learning to new heights<p>When's the last time you listened to an album from beginning to end? Yeah, right. But of course, you read books from cover to cover. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't? Turns out, lots of folks.<p>I once believed in …

Writing

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

The Three Most Powerful Motivations

—We all have times when we’re not sticking to our plans, not feeling psyched about what we’re supposed to be doing, and when we know we just need to …

Meditation

“You’re no genius”: Her father’s shutdowns made Angela Duckworth a world expert on grit

Angela Duckworth is the world’s leading expert on “grit,” the much-hyped ingredient in personal success. As Duckworth defines it, grit is <i>passion</i> and sustained <i>persistence</i> applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. It combines …

Self-improvement

Here’s how to prep your calendar for a productive workweek

<i>“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”</i><p>Bill Murray was staring down another day in Punxsutawney when he uttered these prophetic words in the seminal classic <i>Groundhog Day</i>. But he might as well have been looking at an impossibly cluttered calendar. Our best hope for breaking the …

Time Management

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing the Easy Stuff First--and How to Counteract It | Inc.com

Tell me if you can relate: you're staring down the barrel of an impending deadline and you realize you forgot to respond to a semi-urgent email that needs to be handled before the end of the day. You take care of the email but, before you get back to that big project, you decide to refresh your …

Time Management

4 Expert-Backed Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Positive thinking and daily practice can help you perform your best.<p>You can’t fake mental toughness. It’s just not something that magically happens or you can somehow conjure up at mile 20 of a marathon. Yet, as a sport psychologist, I hear so many athletes talk about how they “dig deep” to find a …

Self Determination

Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to …

Self-help

30 Examples of 30 Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life

Look at life like a series of experiments. Change your habits for 30 days and see what happens.<p>When it comes to self-improvement, two of the biggest stumbling blocks I see people encounter in my therapy office are a lack of motivation to get started and a fear that a goal will be too overwhelming.<p>I …

Minimalism

Want to Get Good at Accomplishing Your Goals? Master These 6 Skills

Setting and achieving powerful goals requires more than one skill. Here are the six skills that great goal achievers have mastered.<p>As an executive and team coach, I help individuals and teams set goals every day.<p>And while all teams are very different and have very different goals, the ones who are …

Self-improvement

33 MagnificentlyInspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship can be a tough path--and a long, grueling one. Littered with false starts and failures, it tends to trigger a rollercoaster of emotions: excitement, despair, determination, and confusion, to name a few.<p>Because it's so rarely linear (just try to find a successful entrepreneur who …

Motivation

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Your Organization's Ability To Lead Change

The week before last, I posted an article titled “9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization.” It has been so wildly popular that I decided to write a follow-on piece related to leading organizational transformation – a topic relevant to every company …

20th Century

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ―Dr. Stephen Covey<p>Having a “why” and purpose for …

Self-improvement

How To Stop Your Mind From Racing At Night

Some nights, you get into bed and your mind starts going over every single thing you've done, ever, since you've been alive. Or, it goes through …

20 Brilliant Quotes on Competition From Highly Successful Business Leaders

There is nothing like a good competition to push you even further. Embrace competition -- you might surprise yourself!<p>Competition can be scary.<p>It incites worry, amplifies the strength of our insecurities -- what if someone does your specialty better than you? What if they just are better than …

Harvard's longest study of adult life reveals how you can be happier and more successful

The United Nations is celebrating the International Day of Happiness today and if you've ever wondered how to live a long, successful and happy life, …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Productivity

5 CEOs share their best productivity tips

Find out how these heads of growing companies get things done.<p>When you’re running a growing company, many issues compete for your attention. From human resources priorities to operational issues to growth plans, you’ve got to fit all the needs of your company into your day. So it’s not surprising …

Time Management

To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

Bill Gates Always Turns to Warren Buffett for Advice. Here Are 4 Great Tips He's Received Over 25 Years

And the most important thing here's learned from Buffett over 25 years? It might surprise you.<p>Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been close friends for more than 25 years. Whenever they hang out together, Gates says, "I feel like a kid in a candy store. And not just because of his …

What Type of Learner Are You? (Infographic)

From 'visual learners' to 'kinesthetic learners,' figure out what learning style best suits you.<p>Everyone has their own way of doing things, especially when it comes to absorbing new information. What might work for you won't for the person next to you. That’s why it’s important to understand your …

Learning

10 Tips for Time Management and Become More Productive as Entrepreneurs

Time, like money, is one of the most valuable resources for business owners; the phrase “<b>time is money</b>” is a perfect illustration of the situation of …

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat others better, improve physical …

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …