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If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

What I love about this question is that it doesn’t separate happiness from success.<p>As you alluded to in your question, you cannot have success …

Self-improvement

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

7 Easy Gratitude Exercises That Make Even The Most Pessimistic People Happier

Here's a fast way to improve your mood (and life).<p>Being a responsible adult sucks.<p>As a young adult entering my thirties, I'm starting to see more and more that the responsibility I once craved is vastly overrated.<p>Thinking back to childhood, I recall a feeling of spaciousness in which time didn't …

Happiness

How to be your best self: 3 secrets backed by research

How should we treat other people? Well, if you look at ancient traditions, they’re very often on the same page. Golden Rule for the win:<p>King James …

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

Will Power

Perfectionists: You’ll Be Happier if You Stop Saying This One Word

“It’s so hard to keep everything together. I am the CEO of a major start-up and I also run four other organizations that support our social impact …

The scientifically proven best ways to spend time if you want to be happy

Whereas a loss of $100 today has the potential of being earned back tomorrow, a lost hour cannot be recuperated. Deciding how to spend time is a clearly consequential decision.<p>But what may not be so obvious is exactly how our decisions about how to spend time relate to our moment-to-moment and …

Happiness

Ways to bring positivity and happiness into your life every single day

There’s never been a better time than now to look at the bright side of life and choose happiness over everything else. We’re giving you enough ways …

The Coaching Advice I Never Forgot

What's truly important and what's not<p>One of my favorite mentors once told me that the key to staying sharp was to "always be coaching." He meant that the process of being coached, and actively coaching someone else, was the practice field for constant learning and improvement. The top highlights …

Self-improvement

The Only Work-Life Balance Formula That Actually Works

Achieving a better work-life balance requires doing a different kind of math.<p>Michael Fassbender was almost bouncing as walked by me on his way to the driver's meeting before the Ferrari Challenge Series at Daytona International Speedway. Spring in his step, smile on his face, fist bumping people he …

Work-life Balance

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others | Inc.com

We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things that will inspire?<p>According to Dr. Paul White, co-author of <i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the</i> …

Employment

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

Self-improvement

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons | Inc.com

I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the price at $45,000 to $150,000 to …

Employment

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with others.<p>Steve Jobs inspired his employees to strive for perfect …

Public Speaking

In Just 8 Words, Uber's New CEO Gave a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

If many of Uber's high-profile problems -- the sexual harassment claims, the bullying, the intellectual property lawsuit -- are attributable to former leader Travis Kalanick's brash take-no-prisoners, admit-no-errors leadership style, then the company's newly named CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, might be …

Leadership

Studies Show Employees Don't Respect a 'Cool' Boss, They Want These Types of Bosses Instead | Inc.com

In the early days of running my business, I remember trying to be everyone's buddy. I wanted to be a cool boss and create a fun place to work. Ultimately, my efforts backfired: every time something went wrong, it was near impossible to tell my "friends" they were falling short. Tensions built up, …

Leadership

Most People Blow 70% of Their Money on 3 Things — and Cutting Back Could Be the Key to Retiring Much Earlier

Rule #1: Live below your means.<p>Retirement might seem light-years away, but if you get to your golden years with insufficient funds, it’s guaranteed …

Personal Finance

Survey: 91 Percent of 1,000 Employees Say Their Bosses Lack This 1 Critical Skill | Inc.com

Think about it: Good communication is <i>everything</i> in the workplace. Clear direction and expectations can't happen without it. Teamwork and morale take a hit in its absence. And productivity ultimately suffers without it.<p>Communicating well is the one critical skill that 91 percent of 1,000 employees …

Employment

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

<b>Peter Drucker</b> once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in …

How to be a confident adult and boost your self-esteem

She's in there somewhere. Let's bring her back to life...<p>When it comes to boosting confidence, children may have the answer, as channeling your inner …

Self-help

Finding Your Purpose

We are like tiny droplets in an infinite ocean with no concern for whatever exists beyond what our minds can comprehend. This can be comforting when things feel overwhelming. On the other hand, we must maintain some sort of feeling of significance, or we run the risk of clenching onto what our …

Hobbies

4 Ways to Focus Fiercely and Stress Less

Are there things you're striving for that you can let go of so you can focus more fiercely on the things you care about most?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You want to build a career that supports your life. And build a life that supports your career. And hope that …

Feels Good

11 Unusual Reasons You're Habitually Late (and How to Master the Clock) | Inc.com

You're multitasking so much that you lose your sense of whether you're doing what's necessary to stay on schedule. This might be because of personal goals, requests from others or the feeling that you're wasting time if you're not using every second.<p>Your internal clock is off and tells you that …

Self-help

10 Lessons I’ve Learned from 1 Question

We’re often told to live everyday like it’s our last.The post 10 Lessons I’ve Learned from 1 Question appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation
Pedagogy

8 Profound Lessons From the Dalai Lama That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …

Mindfulness

It’s time for us to admit that whether or not we succeed in life is mostly about luck

The natural state of the artist is one of bitterness and incredulous jealousy. How on earth can Scott Adams prosper when <i>Dilbert</i> looks as if it’s drawn by a near-sighted warthog? Why does Thomas Friedman have a platform at the New York Times, when I could write bland, self-aggrandizing piffle just …

How to Use Pain to Become Mentally Stronger (Most Successful People Do This Naturally) | Inc.com

1. Tell the truth and feel the pain<p>Is it hard to get started on experiencing all that truth and pain and humiliation? Do you find you're haunted by a disappointment but not doing much about it? One of my favorite tricks is to sit down and write out the experience. Journal the whole story, what …

Success