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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Neuroscience Of Trusting Your Gut

Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it’s the foundation of rational decision making.<p>Say what you will about George W. Bush’s style, but you can’t fault him for having an overly brain-based conception of how to make decisions. As Stephen Colbert famously said, our 43rd president …

Stephen Colbert

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

The One New Year's Resolution The Most Successful People Always Keep: No Whining

I served on a grand jury earlier this year and our forewoman was in her mid-40s and always well-dressed. One day she arrived a bit late and her hair–which I suddenly realized was an expensive wig–was slightly mussed.<p>As one of the other women on the jury helped her fix it, our forewoman thanked her …

One Skill That Will Boost Your Value By Fifty Percent in 2014

If you’d like to substantially boost your value as a business professional in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice: master the art of public speaking. Buffett once told a class of business students that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10 percent of their future earnings. If …

10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

From presidents to hip-hop producers to poets, the last page of every issue of Harvard Business Review is always an interview with someone who has succeeded outside the traditional corporate world. Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013:<p><b>Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having</b> …

How To Give A TED-Worthy Talk

The TED conference, with its high-powered speakers and thousands of viral videos, has become a cultural touchstone. Professionals with big ideas and big ambition want to know: how can I become a TED speaker, or at least sound as good as one? Often, John Bates is the man they call. Bates, an …

Successful People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid

In my work, I’ve been fortunate to learn from amazingly successful, impactful professionals and entrepreneurs. I’m defining “success” here as achieving what matters most to you, individually and authentically – not as some objective measure of outer wealth, accomplishment or achievement. Observing …

How to declutter your life in 2014: Q&A

As we begin the new year, we at The Living Hour have decided to clean house – literally and figuratively. We’ll be cleansing our systems next week with a discussion about detoxing, and later this month we are going to launch a collective campaign to quit smoking.<p>But we’re going to start by tidying …

Financial Planning Starts With The Truth About Your Bottom Line

<i>In the video below, financial planner Joel Johnson explains why being honest with yourself is the best policy, even if the financial truth hurts:</i><p>There are plenty of things to worry about when it comes to your finances: Are you saving enough? Is your debt dragging you down? Will you be able to …

Follow the leader.

Follow the interviewerâ??s rhythm. Donâ??t try too hard and talk too fast. Answer concisely and with a confident, calm manner. Pause before you respondâ??even repeat the question if need beâ??to buy yourself some moments to gather a measured answer.

7 Guaranteed Ways to Start a Truly Great Day

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace. With the change management requirements, increased marketplace demands and intensifying competitive factors that surround us, leaders must have greater poise, agility and patience to minimize the impact of uncertainty. How …

When It Is Time to Reinvent Ourselves

At one time or another almost everyone has to reinvent themselves. With the loss of work, partner, or simply growing older, circumstances change and we must change too. Children leave home and parents must fill up their home and lives with something new. Retirement calls and we do not know what to …

Hindsight, Now Sight and Foresight

When I was a little guy, my mom was always asking me, "What did you learn from that?" I would look at her, and my mind would be blank. What did I learn? What do you mean what did I learn? I thought I could jump across the stream and I didn't make it. My new shoes were full of water and my Sunday …

Making the Most of a Mentor Relationship

For the longest time, I thought having a mentor meant a formal, long-term relationship with someone older and wiser in my industry. And while that is …

If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material

Skilled managers have never been more critical to the success of firms than they are today. Not because employees can’t function without direction, but because managers play a vital role in talent management. Gone are the comprehensive career management systems and expectations of long-term …

7 Things Extremely Persuasive People Do

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

What Most Failed Leaders Have in Common

People don't fail because of who they are or what they do. It's often because of one inaction.<p>On my radio show I recently interviewed Dave Brookmire from Corporate Performance Strategies. Near the end of the interview, he offhandedly uttered one of those profound and notably tweetable statements:</i> …

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to first be a successful leader. After all, motivating and inspiring your team to come in every day and do their best work is arguably the single most important aspect of the …

Personality

How to Write a Cover Letter

No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter. There’s so much conflicting advice out there, it’s hard to know …

How Meditation Can Make You A Better Leader

<i>Business schools have a role to play in creating self-aware leaders, not just technically competent managers</i><p>When I was a CEO, I learned what it was to be a decision-maker, never able to switch off, always on the move and always on the phone. I’ve founded and run four companies during my career, one …

9 Things Great Speakers Always Do

From Martin Luther King to Malala Yousafzai, whether you're giving a wedding toast or an address to thousands, here are nine key practices from some of the best public speakers in history.<p>Whether you're giving a wedding toast, a TED talk, or an important address to an audience of thousands, you …

Public Speaking

Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look For in a Person

Warren Buffett is known for picking great managers for Berkshire Hathaway's businesses, but how exactly does he find people he can trust?<p>Students …

Glowing Plants Now Up For Auction

Bid now for one of 20 genetically modified, bioluminescent house plants.<p>St. Louis-based biotech company Bioglow has put 20 of its light-emitting plants up for auction. First off, here's where you can bid. The plant, called Starlight Avatar, glows blue-green throughout its life cycle, but lives only …

Houseplants