Brian Maiolo

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Short on willpower? Use your imagination

Think of a time when you could have used some willpower. Maybe it was at the coffee counter, when you couldn’t resist that candied lemon scone. Maybe …

The Brain

10 Goal-Setting Questions Answered by Today’s Top Goal Experts

When it comes to goal-setting, many people don’t know where to start. They know that they want something, but don’t know how to go out and get it.You …

Motivation

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe that this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Psychology

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

Here's What Happened When I Started Running My Life Like a Business

Building systems into your day-to-day can change your life.<p>I wear the same thing every day. My banking is 100% automated. Once a year, I go to Costco and stock up on an entire year's worth of essentials. My wife thinks I'm a little OCD (and you probably do too!) ... but I firmly believe …

Small Business

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Taking More Breaks May Make You More Efficient

In a new interview with GQ, Daniel H Pink breaks down breaks and the power of focusing on "when." His book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect …

Time Management

7 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Business Without Knowing

As an entrepreneur, things won’t always go your way – especially when you’re just starting out. When that happens, you might find yourself questioning everything about your business – from your team to your strategy and even down to the product itself. While the answer often lies in one of them, …

Small Business

4 Sprint Workouts That’ll Increase Your Speed

Plus, why picking up the pace is so important to improving your performance.<p>Here’s the thing about running: If you don’t ever run fast, you’re never going to get faster. So if you’re trying to improve your running performance—even if it’s just to get those miles over with more quickly—then you need …

How to Banish Bad Habits from Your Company

Photograph by Julian Anderson<p>The idea that companies may unwittingly use inefficient processes and pursue poorly focused strategies is not new. …

Management

5 Ways to Boost Willpower, Which is the Greatest Predictor of Health, Happiness, Love, and Wealth

Willpower is one of the most important indicators of wellbeing – and these 5 science-backed tips are guaranteed to help you develop it.The post 5 …

Self-improvement

4 Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Kids

Your parenting style can affect everything from how much your child weighs to how she feels about herself. It's important to ensure your parenting …

Parenting

Your Self-Talk, Taking Back Your Mind From Crippling Lies...

When women share their experiences of being in a relationship with a narcissist, they discover that, while the details of each relationship differ — …

Psychology

Control Consistency, Control Success

Learn to control consistency in your own life with a few simple tricks.<p>Generally speaking, most adults don't know how easy it is to improve their skill level. The most successful people in the world have realized that being great isn't all about what <i>can</i> be done in any given day, but rather what <i>will</i> …

Self-improvement

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

Richard Branson Says You'll Be More Successful if You Develop This Daily Habit

Branson says that success is in the details, so he takes note of every single one--literally.<p>"Some of Virgin's most successful companies have been born from random moments--if we hadn't opened our notebooks, they would never have happened," Richard Branson wrote in a recent blog post. Note-taking …

Richard Branson

Focus on This One Thing, and You'll Build a Successful Business Eventually. Ignore It, and You Might Never Make It.

What is the one thing? Whatever you want it to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own..<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars works with fellow Entrepreneur Network partner Scott Duffy of Business and Burgers to break down one simple metaphor that …

Business Strategy

Forget Willpower, According To Science Try These Four Steps Instead.

Breaking free of the past, bad habits, and temptation has less to do with willpower than it does with these 4 simple rules!<p>Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. …

Will Power

Five Psychology Concepts that Will Improve Your Twitter Marketing Strategy – IMA

The human brain is probably the most sophisticated network on the planet. The depths of its potential are nearly unfathomable. Still, there are some …

Marketing

Use this single affirmation to kick off every day on a happy note

Every morning you wake up, eat some breakfast, make coffee (maybe Bulletproof-style!), and get ready for the day. The one thing that’s probably …

Muhammad Ali

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

Reed Hastings

Want to Raise Kids Who Won't Give Up Easily? Teach Them the Batman Effect

Instilling perseverance at a young age will serve your child well throughout life.<p>It's tough to teach kids perseverance and mental strength in the modern world. Technology allows for instant gratification and our digital devices offer an easy escape when things get tough.<p>Kids have shorter attention …

Kids

Performance Reviews Are Pointless And Insulting -- So Why Do They Still Exist?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the HR Director for a growing manufacturing firm. I started the job in July. I report to the CEO.<p>I’m putting my 2018 plan together. One thing I told my boss “Jake” when he interviewed me is that I plan to talk him out of the company’s annual performance-review process.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>I …

The Workplace

10 Things You Need To Know To Have A No Limits Mindset

When I start talking to people usually one of the first things they ask me is “So in your profile you mention that you are No-Limit’s Thinker and …

19 Things Even Healthy People Do That Are Actually Bad For You

It's time to start living your best life.

8 Reasons You Should Be Happy When You Fail

Have you failed at something lately? If you have, great job. There isn’t anyone on this planet who can truthfully say they haven’t failed at …

13 Clear Signs That You Are In A Healthy Relationship That Can Last A Lifetime

No one gets married anticipating that they’ll one day divorce. And no one buys a home with their partner if they suspect one day they’ll be moving …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

Low on Motivation? 7 Psychological Hacks to Get Going

Studies show that the 'average' optimal time for a work-break split entails working for 52 minutes and breaking for 17.<p>Even the most passionate and motivated among us have off days. We wake up feeling detached from work, or groggy, frustrated or depressed, and we can’t get into the right mindset to …