Ciro Fonseca Dias

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How to Write a To-Do List That Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Organizing your priorities to set yourself up for success is easier than it seems.<p>A lot goes into being at your productive peak. One simple tool that can keep you organized and motivated is a tidy to-do list.<p>I often hear a common misconception about organizing tasks: It's stressful, overbearing and …

Productivity

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

The New York Times Just Shared Its Newsletter Strategy. Here's Why It's a Gift to Marketers | Inc.com

There's plenty to hate about email. Spam, excessive use of CAPS or exclamation points(!), and reply-all threads to name but a few common peeves. But there's a lot to like about email as well. In an overwhelming digital world, in which an endless supply of dubious information floods every channel, …

Marketing

Overlooking This Trait Can Set Up Your Company for Failure

Empathy is a vital skill for innovators.<p>Today I'm going to focus on a topic that can seem unusual for many innovators, but is vital for success. While many entrepreneurs like to think of themselves as hard-charging, bottom-line types, the history of successful innovation is full of failed companies …

4 Simple Ways to be the High Achiever in the Room

The most successful people intentionally don't behave like everyone else.<p>Living an exceptional life isn't something that's just going to happen--you need to be intentional. Often, the people who achieve the most in life rise early, exercise every day, and read voraciously, plus dozens of other …

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

8 Bad Habits That Leave a Terrible First Impression Over the Phone--And How to Change Them

You don't have your charming physical demeanor to help with first impressions over the phone. Avoid these mistakes and you can still leave a great first impression.<p>Making a great first impression on the phone may seem easier than doing so in person, but that's not necessarily true. With the absence …

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

5 Things Startup Founders Often Get Wrong About Funding

They often make the mistake of raising too much too soon.<p><i>What are some common misconceptions that startup founders have about getting funded? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Vladimir</b> …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, You Need to Stop Doing These 3 Things

Cutting these three ways of thinking out of your life will help you become a better entrepreneur.<p>The road to entrepreneurship is incredibly self-reliant--which means that to succeed, you need to be emotionally attuned to the way you conduct yourself and your business.<p>I've worked with--and …

Why Most Meetings Suck--and 5 Things You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Don't

You can't run a company without meetings. Unfortunately, most meetings are poorly run. Here are five things to make yours better.<p>As I grew my business from a team of three people to a five-time Inc. 5000 company, I became overwhelmed by the number of meetings I was in. Not a day went by that I …

Goldman Sachs just launched a new cryptocurrency

Soon, you may be able to use cryptocurrency to pay for anything from your morning coffee to happy hour drinks (or, you know, maybe some things that …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

Self-improvement

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

By Amy B Wang<p>, Reporter<p>In 1951, a 14-year-old Australian boy named James Harrison awoke from a major chest operation. Doctors had removed one of his lungs in a procedure that had taken several hours — and would keep him hospitalized for three months.<p>But Harrison was alive, thanks in large part to a …

Medicine

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Positive Thinking

How to Create a Strong First Impression as a Leader

Lead with authenticity, and these tips will help you communicate the rest to make the best first impression as a leader.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You can’t take …

Body Language

15 highly rated kitchen tools on Amazon that make meal prep easier

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>Whether it's motivated by saving money, losing weight, or being kinder to your body, meal prep is a simple way to change your life almost …

Comfort Food

7 Habits That Will Promote Productivity and Improve Your Work

There are only so many hours in your day. Cultivate these 7 habits to wring the most out of every minute of them.<p>Entrepreneurs and leaders strive for productivity. They want to become successful by getting more and more done, often with fewer and fewer resources.<p>But being productive isn't just …

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive.<p>Become a better human being (internal)<br>• Become a better looking human being (external)<p>Here are a …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between San Francisco and the rest of the country

A new interactive map— which plots average incomes in counties across the US — visualizes the enormous wealth gap between the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the country.<p>Developed by the mapping-software company Esri, the project explores patterns of wealth and poverty within American cities …

Silicon Valley

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

7 Devastating Startup Mistakes That You Don't Have to Make

You don't know what you don't know. These all-to-common startup mistakes are 100% avoidable with a little help.<p>I receive too many calls from founders seeking help after they've made a devastating business decision. It's sad in general, but especially since many of the mistakes that commonly take …

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Do You Want To Make Success a Given? Listen To What Worked From These Top Leaders

Success isn't a one size fits all approach. Make it your own.<p>According to the science of performance, there are some key non-negotiables when it comes to being successful - knowing yourself, knowing what your best at and leveraging that, focusing on enjoyment versus achievement, and having Grit are …

General Motors