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Warren Buffett

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

This Is How Disclarity Is Killing Your Productivity

Clarity. If you’ve ever watched a lean assembly line, you’ve seen it. Or a busy short-order cafe. The lineup process of a large well-run marathon. Even a Montessori classroom where thirty pre-schoolers excitedly and respectfully pursue as many as thirty independent activities.<p>Objectives are clear …

Management

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

Self-improvement

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh reveals what it was like losing 18% of his employees in a radical management experiment — and why it was worth it

<i>A few days into the new year, 50 employees quit their jobs at Zappos. That was OK with CEO Tony Hsieh.</i><p><i>It was the deadline for the 150 employees working on an intensive tech project to decide if they wanted to take a severance package or begin working under the self-management system known as</i> …

The Workplace

A Wharton professor discovered a psychological trick that will help you stop procrastinating

But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania feeling exhausted and drained.<p>By the time she made it home, all she wanted to do was curl up on the couch and read a book or turn on her favorite TV show. On this particular day, she wanted to read <i>The Hunger Games</i>.<p>That's …

Time Management

The First Rule Of Success And Happiness

Every morning, as you open your eyes to see the light of another day, you should ask two simple questions: What am I doing today? Why am I doing it?<p>If you are happy with the answers you come up to both questions, get off the bed and enjoy the day. If you are struggling to find the right answers, …

Happiness

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

How Not To Die Full Of Regrets | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you ask anyone what they want in life, chances are they will tell you one of the following things:<p>More money<br>• Peace/happiness<br>• Better physical and …

20 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks Everyone Should Read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

Charlie Munger

The Only Productivity Tip You'll Ever Need

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ernest Hemingway woke each morning and began writing straight away.<p>He described his daily routine by saying, “When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first …

Productivity

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

Self-improvement

The Habit Action List

There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action.<p>They engage in what’s sometimes called …

How to Stop Limiting Yourself and Feel Fully Alive

<b>“You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~Brian Tracy</b><p>I like my comfort zone and I hate it. …

Positive Thinking

Time to Go: 5 Signs You Really Should Quit Your Job

Quitters never win. At least, that’s what many of us have been told. Sticking through it, channeling your inner Little Engine That Could—this is the …

Think Like a 5-Year-Old to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams

<b>“Don’t grow up. It’s a trap.” ~Unknown</b><p>A little over a year ago, my brother and I decided to write a book together. At the ages of nineteen and …

Overcome Your Fears—Fast!

Speaking at a wedding? Taking the GMAT? Do this<p>Feeling nervous? Pump yourself up to calm yourself down, finds research from Harvard Business School.<p>Compared to people who attempted to settle their nerves and chill out before speaking in public, those who focused on channeling nervous energy into …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

77 Of The Worlds Most Popular Quotes

We have carefully handpicked a selection of 77 Of the worlds most <i>Popular Quotes</i> for your enjoyment! We hope these <i>Popular Quotes</i> inspire your soul and …

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

Jack Kerouac

All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

Management skills don't make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It's something much more simple.<p>What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or …

Entrepreneurship

6 Things Optimists Do Differently

<i>A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;<br>an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.<br>―Winston Churchill</i><p>People who carry an …

Amazing Career Advice For College Grads From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Click to start "The 3 Secrets Of Highly Successful Graduates" > REUTERS/Fred Prouser Reid Hoffman says it took him 15 years after graduating from Stanford in 1990 to figure out what he was really doing with his life.<p>Figure it out, he did!<p>Hoffman is now the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, a $19 …

Silicon Valley

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #123

<i>Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire</i> …