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Lost and Stuck in Your Job: 7 Simple Truths to Shift to a Career You Love

You're reading Lost and Stuck in Your Job: 7 Simple Truths to Shift to a Career You Love, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Positive Thinking

The 25 Best Cannes Beauty Moments of All Time, from Grace Kelly to Kristen Stewart

While the Oscars are all about classic glamour, and the Met Gala is known for daring, trend-focused looks, the Cannes Film Festival has always been an opportunity for the Hollywood elite to embrace the effortlessly chic beauty look associated with the south of France. (Think boho braids, bold lips …

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders Who Have These 5 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

Organizations far and wide have for years attempted to crack the code on what makes for a healthy and profitable work culture. Well, let me save you time and money and simply break it to you here: It is trust.<p>We already know this to be true from several studies. For example, Great Place to Work -- …

Leadership

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful | Inc.com

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves.<p>Here are 13 ways super …

Self-improvement

7 Creative Insights To Give Your Career a Boost This Very Second

There’s gobs of merit in chiseling away at one of your bad habits for months in order to make a long-term improvement to some aspect of your career. …

Productivity

Patti Smith, Umberto Eco, and Other Celebrated Contemporary Authors Offer Their Advice to Aspiring Writers

“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money… If you build a good name, eventually, that name will be its own currency.”<p>For several years, I’ve been compiling an evolving library of timeless advice on writing from more than one hundred …

Literature

The Most Underrated Skill for Creatives? Empathy.

When given a task, it may be your instinct to hop in feet first. When starting a company, you may just want to put your head down and get to work. …

How To Stop Procrastinating (A Brief Guide)

Today we're going to tackle the age-old problem of procrastination. In this article, you’ll discover:• Why smart people procrastinate the most (and …

Procrastination

How To Radiate Positivity In A Negative World

“<i>To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love</i> …

Happiness

Why Kristen Stewart Is Hollywood’s Most Sincere Starlet

Following Kristen Stewart’s turns in the <i>Twilight</i> series, among the most widely mocked film franchises of all time, public perception of the actress …

Jimmy Fallon

Kristen Stewart Seriously Steps Out Of Her Comfort Zone

Wait, but when did she learn to smile?<p>When we think of Kristen Stewart, we usually think of her in an edgy, all-black outfit. But it looks like the actress has turned over a new leaf.<p>On Tuesday night, the starlet walked the red carpet for the premiere of her new movie, "American Ultra," and she was …

Kristen Stewart

American Ultra: What if you were really a secret agent?

In an ultraviolent new film a stoner played by Jesse Eisenberg discovers he’s a secret agent whose memory has been wiped.<p>“We play… these sweet kids who are being attacked by government forces and have to defend themselves,” says Jesse Eisenberg of his and Kristen Stewart’s characters, in American …

Jesse Eisenberg

The Secrets of Happiness – in 60 Seconds

5 Ways to Work More Effectively From Home | Inc.com

There really is nothing like a nice, clean, brightly lit office. It's difficult to explain the value of a good office, but there's just something about having a dedicated space, outside of your day-to-day life, that allows you to hunker down, collaborate and get things done. Unfortunately, when …

Time Management

11 Proven Rules for Success From a Former Navy SEAL | Inc.com

After leaving the Navy SEAL Teams, I went to grad school, met my business partner, and we started our first company. The housing market was booming, so we created a vertical search engine for finding new homes and condos. Then the bubble burst. I should have listened to my economics …

Motivation

10 Content Creator Secrets That Will Make You Exceptionally Likable

Quick tips from successful entrepreneurs with millions of fans.<p>Richard Branson, arguably one of the most likable entrepreneurs in the world, views his likability as one of his competitive advantages. Research backs this up. Likable people are more effective leaders, build deeper relationships, and …

Mastering Your Own Life in 19 Difficult Steps

Life is full of great days and supremely awful days. It's on those bad days that we need a little lift. A logical pick-me-up, if you will, that gets us out of a slump.<p>This guide works when bad things happen. Someone trolls you online? Read this. Someone hates your writing, your product, or your …

6 Skills Shared by Extraordinary Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Five years ago, Amy Wilkinson was attending a birthday party in New York City when she looked around at the prominent guests and saw several well-known entrepreneurs. They included the founders of Google, eBay, and Gilt Groupe.<p>That got Wilkinson, a fellow in the White House Trade Office at the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Practical Ways to Find Your Passion

<b>Podcasts</b><p>Podcast are an emerging form of media that allows you to hear conversations between some of the most interesting and influential people in …

Why I Wear The Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day

An art director on why she leaves the creativity behind when it comes to her professional wardrobe.<p>About three years ago, I had one of those typical Monday mornings that many women have experienced. With a fairly important meeting on the horizon, I started to try on different outfits, lacking any …

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

What Should I Charge? How to Justify Your Freelance Rates

When I first started freelancing, I thought I knew how to price myself. I charged $50 an hour because, well, it’s what my equivalent hourly rate was …

Business Strategy

The 5 Most Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make

“You want to do what?” questioned my wife, just moments after I told her I was thinking about quitting my job to become a full-time freelancer.I …

Employment

7 Life Hacks for Greater Career Success | Inc.com

Sometimes, it's the simplest things that matter most. The tiniest changes to your routine, your behaviors, and to your overall outlook can have a massive effect on your ultimate results. In business, no matter what your position or your industry are, your success is in some ways a product of the …

Lifehacks

Action Hero: The 25 Best GoPro Accessories | HiConsumption

Whether you’re an action sports junkie, or just someone who loves to document all of life’s unexpected adventures, GoPro was made for you. In just 10 …

9 Secret Life Hacks of the Rich and Famous | Inc.com

Fame and fortune are both mysterious and fickle. What is it that makes one person wealthy and famous, while the rest of his or her friends or colleagues are left behind? While it's true that money can't buy you happiness, at least on a long-term basis, it can definitely buy you the freedom to do …

Lifehacks

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.<p>…

Cyberpunk: 1990 Documentary Featuring William Gibson & Timothy Leary Introduces the Cyberpunk Culture

"High tech and low life": never have I heard a literary genre so elegantly encapsulated. I repeat it whenever a friend who finds out I enjoy reading …

7 Shortcuts Every Boss Should Know | Inc.com

After decades of observing executives and entrepreneurs in action, I've come to the conclusion that good management is mostly a matter of common sense. That being said, common sense can sometimes be in short supply.<p>To fill that lack, here's a "cheat sheet" from the "How to Manage Your Employees" …

Leadership