Gian Toledanes

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Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe that this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Psychology

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation

Why That Risky Career Move Could Be a Safer Bet than You Think

Kalinda has a high-paying job at an investment company and lives outside of Boston with her fiancé. They love running in the parks near their home …

Investing

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the …

Public Speaking

The Power of Dignity in the Workplace

Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And …

Employee Engagement

Great Performers Make Their Personal Lives a Priority

Common wisdom holds that to enhance well-being and reduce conflict and stress, you’ve got to ease up on work. Conversely, to have a significant …

Leadership

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

What would happen if every doctor started meditating?

<i>The life of a physician is famously busy. Between long hours in med school, an often-grueling residency, and the pressure of being on-call as a</i> …

Meditation

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

At one point or another, most people have found themselves working in a less than ideal environment. Maybe it’s a manager, a peer, or the team’s …

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: A Lesson in Work Ethic

Occasionally it happens. You start a new job, only to realize it’s not what you had hoped. Perhaps the job was oversold by the employer, or it’s a …

Employment

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work

It’s no fun to toil away at a job where your efforts go unnoticed. How can you highlight your achievements without bragging about your work? Who should you talk to about feeling underappreciated? And if the situation doesn’t change, how long should you stay?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>“There’s nothing …

If You Want to Get Promoted, Say So

Jason, a general manager at a Fortune 100 company, worked hard. His businesses were thriving and his team liked working for him. Given his successes …

Leadership

How We Make it Work: Raising A Family On $155K Outside Buffalo, New York

A general contractor and father of two living in upstate New York explains how he and his wife make ends meet.<p>By<p><i>It’s a question that’s often on the</i> …

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

In Just 2 Words, Sheryl Sandberg Said 1 Thing Separates Those Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

How you work matters, but what you work on matters a lot more.<p>Want to achieve more? Take a page from Sheryl Sandberg, and start ruthlessly prioritizing.<p>Here's why.<p>Many people get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing …

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking It and Finally Get Started on Your Side Hustle

Overcome analysis paralysis and start building your escape hatch from your 9-to-5.<p>Most of us aren't short of dreams. Plenty of people spend their working hours daydreaming of escaping their cubicles and finally starting that taco truck next to the beach or luxury dog walking service. The problem …

Time Management

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

How to Land Your First Paid Speaking Gig

Public speaking tends to be a love-or-hate pursuit. Some professionals loathe the prospect, wishing it weren’t required of them. Others — and I hear from many – dream of developing a paid speaking career on the side.<p>Indeed, the economics can be enticing. Top speakers in the corporate world often …

Public Speaking

Is Ikigai the New Hygge?

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

Self-improvement

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

Retirement

How to Save $1000 Without Even Noticing

Whether you want to stow away some cash to put toward your next summer getaway, or you are just looking to bulk up your rainy-day fund, a …

Personal Finance

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help