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26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

Hedge Funds

Want to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone? Ask Yourself These 3 Simple Questions

When you avoid situations that make you anxious or afraid, you keep yourself safe--but you also limit your potential to grow.<p>Avoiding situations and tasks that frighten us in many ways is the most natural thing in the world. Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive. …

Self-help

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Self-improvement

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better

Becoming the best version of yourself doesn't require magic. It starts with this simple habit.<p>Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, …

Mindfulness

Long-Term Memories Aren't Just Short-Term Memories Transferred Into Storage

"The memory is already there."<p>For more than half a century, neurologists have thought of long-term memories as pieces of short-term memory simply …

Having Excellent Problem Solving Skills Can Make You More Successful, These Are Steps You Should Follow

<b>So what are the causes of poor problem solving?</b><p>Problem solving is just like other skills we need to master in life. To be good at it, we need to …

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

This Simple Technique Turns Your To-Do List Into a Powerful Motivational Tool

This simple technique turns your calendar into a powerful motivational tool.<p>It seems like just yesterday we were popping champagne and wishing people a Happy New Year, and here we are, filing our tax returns and watching spring flowers bloom. More than a quarter of 2017 has already gone by.<p>If …

Productivity

5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before …

Time Management

13 Best Productivity Books To Take You From Slacker To Master

You have dreams. Maybe you’ve turned them into concrete goals. Maybe you’ve even broken those goals down into actionable steps. You do your best to …

Time Management

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done

Using themes and grouping tasks will help train your brain to be productive<p>You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage …

Time Management

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you, too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

Virgin America

Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will Achieve Anything You Want In Life

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups TheThe post Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will …

10 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves About Money

You can rewire your brain and the way you think about money by learning to ask questions that nudge you toward positive action steps. Start with …

Retirement

The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

Eleven and twelve is a time of big change for kids, both emotionally and physically. Which is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant …

Books

9 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

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Warren Buffett

This is how to make friends as an adult: 5 secrets backed by science

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult. You get busy with …

Want to Be Rich? Change This

"All money is a matter of belief."<p>Adam Smith, known as the father of modern economics, once said, "All money is a matter of belief."<p>Author Steve Siebold interviewed hundreds of millionaires and discovered: "Getting rich begins with the way you think and what you believe about making money."<p><i>Have you</i> …

Personal Finance

2 Essential Rules for Running a Business

The key takeaway here is this: Sales cures all.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Sales cures all.</i> We’ve all heard this before. It means that if you can hire a great sales staff, you'll be ahead of the game.<p>The phrase, however, never really had meaning for me …

Business Strategy

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Would You Start Elimination Communication With Your Baby From Birth? This Mom Did

One mom swears practicing elimination communication beats changing her newborn baby's diapers.<p>Everyone hates diapers. Still, the thought of essentially potty training a newborn baby is too much for most parents. Not for Australian mom Cindy Lever, though, who has never used a diaper on her baby and …

Parenting

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

It'll depend a lot on how you spend the next decade or so — i.e. will you start saving or rack up credit-card debt? Wallow in self-pity or learn to be happy with what you have?<p>Over on Quora, hundreds of people have shared the best ways to spend your 30s in order to lay the foundation for success …

Set Yourself Free! 7 Ways to Break Your Harmful Habits

Isn't it time to get rid of the bad habits that limit your potential?<p>All of us develop bad habits over time. Isn't it time to get rid of the ones that limit your potential?<p>When you've been doing a particular job or you've been with a certain company for a while, complacency can set in. When it …

Self-improvement

Take Care Of Your Week to Take Care of Your Life

You're reading Take Care Of Your Week to Take Care of Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Here's the most important thing a parent can teach their kids to set them up for financial success

"Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23" author Beth Kobliner came by Business Insider and told us the best traits you should teach your kids. HereKobliner emphasizes the importance of teaching your kids delayed gratification.<p>Watch Kobliner's full …

7 Science-Backed Strategies for Building Powerful Habits

You're not alone. Science can help.<p>7 min read<p>Achieving a goal often involves developing a new routine and sticking to it. Whether you want to network more, take on more consulting work, wake up earlier or exercise regularly, you’ll have to cement your intention by making it a habit.<p>Switching up …

Framing

These 8 Books Can Help You Finally Understand Business

Run rate? M&A? Non-voting shares?<p>If you’ve never run your own business or considered B-school, it can be tough to wrap your head around how the …

Innovation

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

Motivation

7 Things You Need to Start Doing to Take Back Control of Your Life

We all get busy in life with work, children, partner, family, boss, friends and so much more. It can be difficult to juggle everything, and usually …