Jose Alba

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6 Simple Steps to Start Believing in Yourself (They'll Make You a Better Leader)

Self-belief is important, and when you increase it, your business will thank you.<p>Every successful business leader has a strong sense of self-belief.<p>It's a precursor to success, no matter how you decide to define it--it's the foundation of confidence--but let's try to define it, anyway. Here's my …

Self-improvement

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles's Post-Game Interview Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership

Nick Foles gave a performance for the ages. But it was after the game that he showed us what true leadership is all about.<p>Last night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles delivered one of the most spectacular Super Bowl performances of all time. And he did it while facing the NFL's version of …

NFL

Self-Made Billionaire Jack Ma Says You'll Need This 1 Rare Skill to Succeed in the Age of Machines

There's a new kid on the block, and it's about to take EQ and IQ to school.<p>Thanks in part to Daniel Goleman and Adam Grant, the debate for years seems to be fixated on what's a better predictor of job and career success -- IQ or EQ?<p>If you're keeping score at home, a person with high EQ (emotional …

Alibaba Group

3 Things Every Successful Person Needs to Learn Before Becoming One

More money shouldn't lead to more problems.<p>No one wants to work forever.<p>There's always a guy named Craig that steals your lunch even though you clearly put your name on it. More than half of a day is spent going to meetings about other meetings. So, we romanticize entrepreneurship as a path to …

Entrepreneurship

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Happiness

To Succeed You Must Become a Knowledge Junkie

The first step to solving most problems is figuring out what you don't know and then learning it.<p>A junkie can be defined as anyone suffering from an addiction. I’ll be the first to admit, I exchanged one addiction for another. My drug addiction nearly cost me my life, but my addiction to knowledge …

Your attitude is more important to your success than your IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

Self-improvement

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a …

Motivation

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, "Everything you want is on the other side of fear."<p>Jack Canfield once said, <i>"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."</i> And he's right. But I'm going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, …

Self-improvement

Why Most People Will Not Be Successful

Success isn't just having lots of money.<p>Many people with lots of money have unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Real "success" is about continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>So why won't most people be successful?<p>Why don't most people …

Self-improvement
Motivation

Live like you could lose everything, but know there’s nothing to lose

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook or get into shape.<p>Put most …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Growth Strategies > Success Strategies<p>Knowing when to quit is a skill that can be learned.<p>Next Article<p>10 Mistakes High Achievers Never Make Twice<p>Next Article<p>Travis Bradberry • Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> …

Self-improvement

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Self-improvement

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

How Becoming A Good Listener Can Make You A Better Leader

Running a business is an inherently emotional experience. Even the most stoic leaders are bound to find themselves becoming invested not only in outcomes, but in people and processes as well.<p>While emotional leadership is often regarded as a liability, lack of personal investment can also bring …

Self-help

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …

Employment

The 1 Thing You Need for Success, According to Michael Jordan and Tony Robbins

Here's the most important link between the world's best basketball player and the world's greatest motivational speaker, and how you can have it, too.<p>In addition to both being multimillionaires and having thousands of raving fans, Tony Robbins and Michael Jordan have something big in common: high …

Motivation

Summer Reading List: 12 Books That Will Help You Change The World

It takes more than just passion<p>Most of the year is pretty hectic. There are meetings, projects and meeting about projects and then maybe a conference call to discuss the next project. With all the running around, it's hard to find any time to actually think. Summer is a welcome respite from all of …

TED Talks

Rue21, The Limited, The Sports Authority -- Private Equity's Dark Cloud

The build-up of debt on U.S. non-financial corporate balance sheets represents one of the largest risks to market stability and future economic growth. According to Andrew Lapthorne, head of quantitative analysis at Société Générale, “the amount of debt that businesses have accumulated over the …

J.C. Penney
Entrepreneurship

A Sports Psychologist Reveals The Secrets To A Powerful Mindset

How do the highest achievers think differently? Consider the professional athletes who have won multiple championships: the Tom Bradys and Kobe Bryants of the world. They’ve mastered their craft, but their mindsets also set them apart from their peers. What do they do differently to reach peak …

Self-improvement

How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection For Sales And Careers

I visited potential universities with my daughter this month. The programs she is considering are highly regarded and extremely selective. At one point she said, “I’m never going to get in.” Instead of embracing the opportunity, she was guarding herself against the potential rejection she might …

Employment

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

These 10 Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Leaders

Where are you, in your own journey as a leader, in relation to these characteristics?<p>If you're not familiar with the leadership movement known as servant leadership, you might want to grab a cup of java and pull up a chair. This may just transform how you lead your tribe moving forward.<p>What we are …

Leadership

Bill Gates's and Warren Buffett's Top Advice for College Students

In a candid conversation, the Oracle of Omaha along with Bill Gates shared top advice for young people.<p>It's not every day you get treated to a master class in life and business from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.<p>Excited chatter filled the halls of Columbia University's Lerner Auditorium this past …

Warren Buffett

4 rituals from the philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius that will make you mentally stronger

Because there have been good solutions to the underlying problem for about, oh, 2,000 years. The ancient Stoic philosophers really knew what they were doing when it came to building mental toughness.<p>In fact…<p>What's the most effective psychological tool we have today? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. …

Self-help

Free Yourself from What You “Should” Be Doing

Many people are hesitant to step out of their regular roles and routines. The idea of putting yourself in a position to potentially fail can be frightening or stressful. But sometimes what’s keeping you in one spot may not be your own self-interest. In fact, other people’s wishes and the feeling …