David Boender

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7 fears all successful people must overcome

Some fears hold us back more than others. The nasty ones are like straight-jackets that restrain our abilities, making our dreams an impossibility. To be successful, you need to confront them head on.<p>Here are seven common fears that you must overcome to be truly successful.<p>1. Fear of criticism<p>Many …

Motivation

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Happier Today, Says Science

Make these simple, research-backed changes to your life, and you could be much happier today.<p>Sometimes being happier takes big changes--a new job, a different relationship, or painful and prolonged grappling with past trauma. That's not what this post is about. This post is about the quick and …

Social Media

The Secret To Learning New Skills Twice As Fast

The key is not only lots of practice–but lots of varied types of practice.<p>Learning a new skill doesn’t depend so much on how much practice you do, but how you practice. The key is to subtly vary your training with changes that keep your brain learning. By changing up your routine, new research …

Johns Hopkins University

How you can 'Kondo' your phone to declutter your screen and your mind

But it turns out her method— which involves holding each item you own in your hands and asking if it gives you joy — could also help us declutter our electronic devices.<p>Smartphones have rid of us of a lot of clutter, such as notepads, recorders, calendars, and recipe cards.<p>But that doesn't mean …

Apps

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Time Management

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

30-Second Habits That Can Help Boost Your Career And Finances

You don’t need to commit a lot of time to make a big difference in your career path and financial future.<p>We get it—you’re crazy busy.<p>But what if we told you that you could do wonders for your career and even finances . . . in 30 seconds flat?<p>The truth is that you can get a lot done in half a …

Cute

10 Genuine Ways Anyone Can Be Exceptionally Charming | Inc.com

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.)<p>But since we're all more likely to do business and build professional and personal relationships with people we like, we're naturally drawn to people who are polite, modest, …

Body Language

8 Boulders You Need To Remove On Your Way To Success

Success is not one simple act, it’s a summation of your habits. In today’s world so many people want to become an overnight success. However, what …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success | Inc.com

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily habits that help them get ahead in business and life.<p>1. Try one new …

List-Worthy

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Stack Overflow

You don’t want to make one of these 5 common mistakes when buying a motorcycle

Merely entertaining the idea of getting a new set of wheels under you is enough to give you goosebumps.<p>Upgrading to a new bike or adding one to your growing stable is enough to keep you up at night (in a good way, of course), and if you're anything like us, you put together spreadsheets, put stacks …

Motorcycles

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Krispy Kreme

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make an Average Day Awesome | Inc.com

Feel like you need to get more done each day and hour? Productivity tips are only a Google search away. Those are important, but what you need is quality, not quantity. This isn't about being merely efficient. You need to be effective.<p>Josh Davis, director of research at the NeuroLeadership …

Productivity

6 Life Hacks Learned in Prison That Will Maximize Your Productivity

A life hack is defined as a strategy or technique to more efficiently manage one’s time and daily activities.<p>After I quickly shook off the shock of …

Tim Ferriss

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You | Inc.com

To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, but you will be more successful. It <i>is</i> possible--all you have to …

Happiness

20 Things Smart People Don't Do

The first question that merits an answer is what makes an individual smart. Is it the abundance of facts that one can memorize? Is it the above …

Self-improvement

This Quality Is the Key to Great Leadership (Hint: It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

In business, it's often the self-promoters who command attention. They think of themselves as 'self-made success stories'-proud of what they've built on their own.<p>Hogwash.<p>We all learned from someone. And we all need help sometimes. The greatest leaders are the ones who continue learning from …

Leadership

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free right now

Happy Friday, iPhone fans! We’ve rounded up eight terrific iPhone apps that would normally cost a total of $28 but are free to download right now if …

How Machiavellian are you? Take this test

A 15-minute, 100-question personality test, the Hexaco Personality Inventory, is said to be able to determine how manipulative, dishonest and unethical you are in real-life situations<p>We all have moments when we act dishonestly, when our behaviour is not entirely ethical, and when we manipulate …

Psychology

10 novels that will make you smarter about business

But if you're looking to learn about leadership, entrepreneurship, or career development, there's no reason to limit your browsing to one section of the bookstore. Some of the most memorable and inspiring lessons on these topics come from fiction.<p>Think tales of a failed consultant who travels the …

Books

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business