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7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Be More Successful

Success looks different for everyone. For one person, it could mean getting a promotion or creating a better work-life balance. Someone else may want to improve their relationships or learn new skills.<p>But while making changes in your life can seem overwhelming, it doesn't have to be. You can do …


What 9 Successful People Wish They'd Known About Money In Their 20s

The people who start and run awesome companies, write best-sellers, and become household names haven't always known what was best for their money. How do we know? We asked them.<p>From investor Mark Cuban, who laments his misuse of credit cards, to TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, who cautions against …

Personal Finance

20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …


Marcus Aurelius' 10 Rules For Being An Exceptional Leader

His book "Meditations" has inspired leaders for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior.<p>It's a collection of personal writings from the chaotic last decade of his life. This turmoil inspired him to develop his interpretation of Stoic philosophy, which focused on accepting …


How To Manage Like A Pro When You Have No Idea What You're Doing

But your transition from lowly associate to all-powerful manager didn't happen overnight. Since your first summer internship you've been preparing for this role. Your experience and work ethic have finally been recognized. You've been promoted to a title and paycheck that reflect your real worth. …

Project Management

13 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you're perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you're critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?<p>Here are 13 surprising things that affect whether you land the job.

Job Interviews

12 Surprising Things That Can Make You Successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 12 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

High School

21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body

Aside from the tight deadlines, bad food habits, and being cooped up with other people's germs, plenty of things you do every day in the workplace are killing you.<p>From the printer to your keyboard, the dangers presented in a typical office can have real effects on your physical well-being and …


6 Surprising Leadership Lessons From Climbing Mount Everest

Mountaineer Alison Levine, author of new book "On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership," knows better than most. The 47-year-old MBA and former Goldman Sachs associate has conquered the highest peak on every continent, skied to both the North and South Poles, and taken on the world's tallest …


11 Tough Truths About Leadership That No One Talks About

The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves, but they've also mastered reputation management and the way they're perceived.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public speaker Deirdre …


Pandora Founder Reveals 3 Unconventional Ways To Impress An Interviewer

But what makes a great question? How do you demonstrate enthusiasm for the job and knowledge about the company without sounding like every other candidate?<p>It's a subject Pandora founder and seasoned interviewer Tim Westergren tackles in his latest post on LinkedIn. Westergren argues that a …


7 Reasons You Should Update Your Resume Right Now (Even If You’re Not Looking for a Job)

Unfortunately, that's a myth. In fact, <b>everyone should review their resume and and keep it up-to-date no matter where they are in their career</b>.<p>If you haven't revisited your resume for awhile, read on for seven reasons why you should polish it this very moment:<p>1. Remind yourself of your skills and …


12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

11 Extremely Successful People Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

For people running large organizations, that can be the case nearly every day. Many manage the chaos with a variety of techniques and hacks that increase their effectiveness and reduce their workloads.<p>LinkedIn asked more than 60 of its influencers to share the best productivity hack they've …


Here's The Secret To Keeping Your Career Fresh

Since then, she has worked in everything from venture capital to retail, and today she is CEO of Choose Energy, an online energy marketplace. But Cooper says one thing she learned at McKinsey still sticks with her: keep your career fresh.<p>As Cooper tells the New York Times, a fellow McKinsey …


What 16 Successful People Read In The Morning

Yet catching up on news is an important part of what's often a very early morning for many of the world's most successful people.<p>Now we would like everyone to read Business Insider in the morning (or the afternoon), but it turns out some very important people have their own favorite sources of news.


Get The Best Nap Possible With A Sleep Mask That Mimics The Sunrise

We've all heard that naps are good for us, both for our physical wellbeing and in our professional lives. Recent scientific studies have even shown that short power naps of 20 to 30 minutes can improve cognitive function and boost productivity.<p>But sleeping in the middle of the day comes with its …


5 Things You Should Do In Your Last Semester Of College To Prepare For The Real World

While a lucky few receive job offers at the end of their junior summer internships, the vast majority will begin their last semester of college without a post-graduation plan.<p>According to a 2013 Accenture poll, only 39% of the classes of 2011 and 2012 had jobs lined up by the time they graduated; …


3 Tips To Be Healthier At Work

Office design company turnstone recently teamed up with Jamie Russo, chief of work and wellness at co-working space Enerspace, to find out how employees can incorporate health and fitness goals into their work days. The advice ranges from changing your desk chair to taking more walks throughout the …

Standing Desks

5 Kinds Of Brilliance You Didn't Know You Could Have

You know you're different than everyone else in some way, but you've had a hard time putting your finger on it. And it's not that you've got the kind of brain that publishes the next bestseller, drafts a peace agreement, discovers a particle or finds the largest prime number.<p>People think about …


10 Tech Skills That Will Earn You Over $100,000

According to Dice's data, there are dozens of programming and data skills that will net you, on average, over $100,000, and some that routinely clear $110,000. Most of these skills are also quite specialized, Dice President Shravan Goli says, which helps boost their value.<p>The top-earning skill is …

The 5 Biggest Workplace Time Wasters

Instead of skimping on valuable sleep time (which you probably don't get enough of anyway), Executive Management Advisor Jim Alampi suggests taking a hard look at your schedule to figure out where you're wasting time that could be better spent elsewhere.<p>"You'd be shocked by how much unnecessary …

The Workplace

6 Habits Of Great Connectors

All these years later, connecting with new people remains a vital skill for any entrepreneur hoping to grow her network. But that doesn't mean it's easy, especially for introverts.<p>Not long ago entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore formed a list of the habits he's observed in skillful connectors. In the …


Why Failing To Set Short-Term Goals Is A Recipe For Disaster

But according to Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, failing to set specific, short-term targets can derail your project and overwhelm your team.<p>In an interview with The New York Times, Miller said that when she first started her company, she was afraid to put …


What 13 Successful People Read Before Bed

For many CEOs, execs, and other high achievers, the day begins extremely early and is crammed with emails, meetings, and events. But the evenings can be a time to unwind. And for those who love to read, there's no better time to pick up a book or magazine.<p>We combed through interviews to find the …


Here's The Only Time When Online Courses Will Help Your Career

But they also require a big time commitment that can take away from doing other things. So for many considering online classes as an inexpensive form of professional development and career advancement, the key question is: <b>Is it worth your time investment?</b><p>The answer is rarely, says Lou Adler, a …


The Morning Rituals Of 15 Highly Successful Small Business Owners

This unique intimacy with both staff and clients requires a high level of effective time management that starts as soon as they get out of bed.<p>We spoke with 15 successful entrepreneurs who have developed morning routines that clear their minds, energize their bodies, and prepare them for the day …

Time Management

15 Surprising Tips For Standing Out At Work

But when it comes to standing out, we've heard the same advice over and over: take initiative, help others, get involved.<p>It's time to freshen up that list. We uncovered 15 surprising and unconventional strategies you can use to take your reputation from lackluster to brilliant:<p><b>1. Be productive, not</b> …

Time Management