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I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason people choose unfulfilling careers.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep …

Study Skills

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

Pattie Lovett-Reid: ‘Blue Monday’ a time to think about what a ‘rich life’ really means

Pattie Lovett-Reid<p>Chief Financial Commentator, CTV<p>Follow|Archive<p>Have you ever asked yourself, “What makes me happy?” That is the subject of one of …

How to Succeed in Business? Do Less

Most top performers in business have one thing in common: They accept fewer tasks and then obsess over getting them right<p>Most Americans work impossibly hard. We put in long hours and maximum effort, but better performance often eludes us. I’m no exception. I remember being in my 20s and landing my …

Management Consulting

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

An Almost Guaranteed Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set This Year

The first step: Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. How matters infinitely more than what.<p>New Year's resolutions: We love to make them. And, statistics show, we almost never keep them. (Eighty percent of people who make New Year's resolutions abandon them by the second week of …

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words

In just 4 simple and straight-forward words, Jerry Seinfeld breaks down the key to better health and productivity.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your …

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

A Year-End Checklist for Better Financial Health

About 10 years ago, I put together a year-end checklist. I did so because I wanted to see how much financial progress we had made during the year and …

Three ways to save money on your vacation lodgings. In fact, how does free sound?

Here are three sites/tools to help you sleep cheaper in 2018.<p>One tool unearths better hotel rates. The second lassos vacation rentals, and the third helps animal lovers stay for free.<p>Gopher<p>Gopher is a downloadable “button” for Chrome browsers; Firefox, Safari and Opera are said to be coming …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

6 things great leaders do differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a …

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

6 mistakes unsuccessful people make in the New Year

2018 is almost here.<p>However, if you're going to start off on the right foot, you've got to have a good strategy and mindset.<p>Business Insider spoke with Ryan Kahn, career coach and founder of The Hired Group and creator of the "How To Get Hired" online course, about what <i>not</i> to do come January.<p>Here …

Success

7 Ways to Live Better This Year

Forging a path filled with love, connection, kindness and gratitude.

The Comfort of Tamales at the End of 2017

In Mexican-American culture, there is a time each holiday season, beginning around Thanksgiving, when all foods except tamales recede. We eat them fresh at home, one after another, until their corn-husk wrappers are piled high on the table. We pack two or three for lunch at the office, futilely …

A Normal Lost Phone and its sequel tell hard tales with heartbreaking realism

What happens when you dive deep into someone else’s phone?<p>2017 has been a varied and exciting year for games, but the two games that hit me the hardest brought me to a place I didn’t expect to go: inside someone else’s phone.<p><i>A Normal Lost Phone</i> and its sequel, <i>Another Lost Phone</i>, are two mystery …

The 15 most creative tweets celebrating Seinfeld's Festivus

It’s been almost 20 years to the date since <i>Seinfeld</i> aired “The Strike” episode, also known as the one about Festivus — a holiday celebrated with an aluminum pole where people air their grievances with each other and fight to demonstrate feats of strength.<p>The concept of Festivus has gained so much …

Christmas Eve

This Is the Biggest Marijuana Story of the Year, in Case You Missed It

This announcement may have huge implications for the cannabis industry.<p>The legal marijuana industry isn't just called the "green rush" because it …

Monthly expenses: 60 minutes to better budgeting in 2018

A new year means a new approach to staying on top of your finances. Here's how to put a budget together in a mere hour or less.<p>If you don't currently follow a monthly budget, you're not alone. Nearly 60% of U.S. adults make the mistake of not having a budget in place. But without one, you're likely …

Budgeting

Praising “gold star” gays isn’t just silly—it’s ignorant and divisive

Everyone knows that Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen is gay. But it wasn’t until recently that we learned he’s a Gold Star Gay. Unfamiliar with the term? Gold Star Gays are gay men who’ve never—ever!—had sex with a woman. Cohen is proudly Gold Star—as is, apparently, his ever-present sidekick, CNN host …

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers, and other experts for my book, "Tribe of Mentors." These are people who have often read hundreds …

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