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Habits Are The Key To Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a relatively new concept that’s getting a lot of buzz lately. Many people are seeking to be more “mindful” and are trying to pay more …

The Happiness Myth and 6 Tips to Soar Above It

We still believe that success will lead us to happiness. Financial success, friendships, health, love, etc. etc. We believe by obtaining these …

10 Evening routines of billionaire entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share180<p>+12<p>Shares 204<p>Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. When used effectively, it …

How This 1 Sentence Can Help You Save Time (and Money)

Time is the best gift that you could ever give someone. To me it means that you have chosen to spend your time with this person, knowing that you can never take it back. It cannot be bought or sold.<p>As I get older, I realize that by tweaking the way I do things, I can be more efficient--and even …

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11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

14 Uncommon Habits That Contribute to Success

<i>What are some uncommon habits that contribute to success?</i><p><b>1. Sacrificing important things.</b> In the end, we all only have 24 hours in a day. To reach …

Try These 3 Tricks When Working With Difficult People

Yes, Don Corleone knew a thing or two about leadership. But dealing with other people's egos is more complicated than Hollywood makes it look.<p>Growing up in an Italian-American household meant you had to watch <i>The Godfather</i> Parts I and II every time they came on television. My father, John …

Size Matters – The Best Problems to Have

“A big opportunity is better than a small one, but a small problem is better than a big one.” – The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind …

Who I Am vs. What I’ve Done

Success. Are you <b>Interested</b> or <b>Interesting</b>? It boils down to two simple words. We’ll come back to them in a minute.<p>Happiness<p>Most successful people will …

My New Time Management Strategy: An Addiction To Success

Like many people, my time management strategy used to be rooted in planning out how I would spend my time for the day. Goals were prioritized and …

Focus on impressing yourself

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of years reflecting on my strange obsessions with everything from experimenting different diets to my …

There Are Two Paths to Success and Happiness. Which Will You Choose?

Sometimes reaching your dreams involves taking a detour.<p>How do you go after your goals for career and life? Do you map out the steps you have to take between here and there and lay out a plan for completing each step? Or do you take a more holistic, improvisational approach?<p>It turns out both work …

The Art of Failing Well

Admitting mistakes is how we stretch and grow. Make the most of these critical learning opportunities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To paraphrase a great writer, I believe all successes are alike but each failure is instructive in its own way. When we mess up -- when …

How Vacations and Meditation Heal the Body and Mind

If a true vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it, then not many of us can say that we’ve actually gone on vacation recently. But, …

5 Ways to Develop Kindness and Generosity

<b>1. Pause at the stop sign</b>Every time you come to a stop sign or a red light, take a full breath, notice how you are feeling and then wish yourself or …

One thing the most successful people almost never do on weekends

Weekends are a great opportunity to get ahead in life.<p>They're also a major pitfall for some people.<p>Business Insider recently spoke with Ryan Kahn, career coach and founder of The Hired Group and creator of the "How To Get Hired" online course, about what unsuccessful people get up to over the …

Success

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Here's Why You Absolutely Must Do Things You're Bad At

When was the last time you did something, and put your whole heart into it, even though you knew you would suck? If the answer is "never" or "not in a very, very long time," now is the time to try it again.<p>That's a lesson you can learn from the amazing life of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy …

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20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

How To Keep The Conversation Alive: 4 Improv Rules by Tina Fey

You're reading How To Keep The Conversation Alive: 4 Improv Rules by Tina Fey, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Mindfulness

The Thief In All Of Us

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

8 Ways to Teach Your Kids Conscious Communication

8 Ways to Teach Your Kids Conscious CommunicationKids are incredible and they have so much to teach us about communication. Kids<i> love</i> to communicate. …

Mind over Mood: Six Ways to Think Positively

Positive thinking can improve your mood and help you keep stress in check. Here are six ways you can turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts:<p>1. …

50 Evergreen Motivational Quotes

Not every day goes well in our life. Sometimes a rough day comes in and takes away all of our motivation. We start feeling lazy about our work. That …