Dan Butler

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20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to survive, to …

Happiness

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

5 Personal Challenges That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

Start breaking those bad habits now.<p><i>What are good habits to start young that will significantly make your adult life easier? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity</b> …

Self-improvement

Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire

1.<p>I enjoy communicating with others.<p>1 2 3 4 5<p>2.<p>I am honest and fair.<p>1 2 3 4 5<p>3.<p>I make decisions with input from others.<p>1 2 3 4 5<p>4.<p>My actions are …

Employment

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them advice or to tell them what they need to do, but by doing so you impede their growth and cheat yourself from getting some potentially fresh and …

Employment

Want to Improve Your Life and be a Better Person? Read These Books

<i>“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life.’” –</i><b>Helen Exley</b><p>These are best sellers. You have probably read …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

9 signs people see you as a great leader

In the movies, amazing leaders can frequently be seen making life-changing speeches — sometimes whilst riding a horse back and forth before a mass of armored, sword-wielding soldiers.<p>In real life, leadership is a much quieter trait. In fact, you may not always even realize that others see <i>you</i> as a …

Nelson Mandela

9 Things You Never See Successful People Do

Here's what successful people avoid, and why you should, too.<p>It's fun to read lists of what makes successful people tick.<p>Their morning rituals. Their habits. Their goal-setting routines. The things they do before calling it a day. What they eat for lunch.<p>But sometimes, it's interesting to see what …

Here's one time-wasting mistake the most successful people almost never make

Procrastination is a tendency that many of us struggle with. It's also a trait that can seriously hamper your success, in both the short and long term.<p>In order to understand (and beat) time wasting habits, it's important to recognize how exactly the most successful manage their time.<p>TopResume …

Success

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

Time Management

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

High School

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier Over Time

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …

Team Building

7 Ways the Most Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else

A successful person is not someone in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of smart attitudes.<p>It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others, especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and …

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

Self-improvement

7 Career Success Lessons I've Learned In Life (Surprise: They're Not All What You Think)

For the past few years, I've worked from home as a freelance writer. While being my own boss, so to speak, has its pros (goodbye three hour meetings and creepy water cooler guy, hello to having my work published in some well-established publications) and cons (human interaction? What human …

Employment

Why The Best Leaders Delegate?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Being a leader is tough. Whether you're a CEO of a big company, trying to run a small business, or even in charge at a volunteer or non-profit …

Nonprofits

Turning Mistakes Into Gold

We have heard a great deal about growth mindset and failing forward in education circles. It is important that we establish a culture of mistakes in …

Teaching

Mistakes Make Us Human

Recently I was able to enjoy some time home with my family after what had been a brutal stretch on the road speaking and presenting. My wonderful …

Bands

Want to Radically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Stop These Toxic Habits, Like Now

Positive and happy people have really good boundaries. Here's what you will never see them doing.<p>Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the workplace.<p>Some call the new happiness movement frivolous. But …

Latest Newsletter | Daniel H. Pink

Welcome to another edition of the Pink newsletter, which goes out to more than 150,000 subscribers every other Tuesday and always offers 3 tips, …

Administrative Law

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / …

11 simple yet effective improvements to your social media content

As marketers, writers and crafters, we spend hours on bringing our content ideas to life and after all that effort, want our content to be seen.<p>Writing powerful social media copy to grab people’s eyes and win their hearts is a challenge, though. And often, when our content isn’t breaking through …

25 Phrases That Kill Workplace Relationships

You can quickly ruin your workplace relationships by saying any of these things.<p>Over the years I've destroyed a few workplace relationships without even realizing it. There are a few words and phrases that we're programmed to say on a day to day basis that prevent us from having strong …

10 Motivational TED Talks to Start Your Morning

Enjoy a side order of inspiration and knowledge with your breakfast.<p>One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their …

Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than …

Employment

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …