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9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Self-improvement

Why The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Don't Focus On Their Competition | Inc.com

The best advice I have ever received was from a client turned friend, Chris Vaughn. He said (and I'm paraphrasing) to never take your eye off the ball or worry about what someone else is doing. There will always be people with more money or more celebrity, but you are the only one with your brain, …

Entrepreneurship

9 Powerful Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back. The problem may not be a lack of education or opportunity or connections or even luck.<p>The problem could be what you believe--and as a result, what you do.<p>What do the most successful people …

Self-improvement

11 strategies to earn more, according to self-made millionaires

Saving is a critical component of growing your wealth.<p>That being said, you can't neglect <i>earning,</i> which is what the wealthiest, most successful people choose to focus on.<p>"The masses are so focused on clipping coupons and living frugally they miss major opportunities," self-made millionaire Steve …

Self-improvement
Communication Skills

Full-length skylight tops this modern shepherd's hut

Tiny homes aren't a new thing; in fact, one can partially trace them back to caravans and shepherds' huts that herders used to live in, while moving …

Small Spaces

Personal Branding: 8 Ways to Create a Unique Business Identity

Have you been wanting to start your own business? Or maybe you already have, but you need a way to stand out among your competitors? Either way, if you haven't thought about the importance of personal branding, now is the time.<p>If you're not familiar with what the term "personal branding" means, …

Graphic Design

5 Tips for Powerful Writing

If you want to write more powerfully-- whether it's the next great novel or memoir, or simply emails to friends, family and colleagues, journal entries, speeches or presentations for work, or even your holiday card letter, here are some words that might help, inspired by Girl Friday Productions-- …

An L.A. designer bought a trailer park home in Ojai and tricked it out. The results are stunning.

Looking to downsize from her four-bedroom home in Beverly Hills, designer Amy Shock longed for a coastal live-work retreat.<p>She wanted to replicate the walls of glass and other Midcentury aspects in the Trousdale neighborhood but on a smaller, more manageable scale.<p>After looking at nearly 100 …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Physiology

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Writing

5 Books That Influenced My Success Mindset

Every once in a while, you hit on a book that totally changes your worldview.<p><i>Image used under CC0 Public Domain license</i><p>Once that happens, you can never go back. You look at things through another lens; what was once irrefutable fact is now an assumption to be questioned.<p>Other times, you find a …

Are You a Cheater If You're Using Smart Drugs to Get Ahead?

Universities and other organizations are now considering the ethics of using nootropics and other "smart drugs."<p>For years, people have dreamed of creating a pill that could solve all your problems—one that could make you smarter, more creative, and give you a competitive edge in life. Although no …

The Brain

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

How to Manage your Personal Tasks with a Project Management App

When Mike Chan tried to convince his wife, Vicky, to set up a Trello board for their personal life, she was a bit skeptical at first. “You’re gonna …

Project Management

The Money Menu: A Pick-and-Choose Three-Course Plan to Getting Your Finances in Order

(Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom)<p>Have you ever heard of the paradox of choice? It's an idea that suggests we have an easier time making …

Personal Finance

Watch IBM’s Watson-powered robot bust a move — and sing

IBM’s Watson just gave doing the robot a whole new twist. While dancing has never been a forte of machines, IBM’s artificial intelligence system is …

Robotics

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement

Steve Case: What Leaders Need To Know About The Next Wave Of Tech

I spoke to Steve Case, one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, about how Alvin Toffler inspired his leadership views, what the third wave of the Internet means for business leaders, which business sectors will be the most impacted by it, how companies can embrace the changing nature of …

Entrepreneurship

A designer of hip homes and eateries cooks up a surprise in his own waterfront kitchen

Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Open a cabinet to take out …

Kitchens

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

Small Business

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: Theodore Roosevelt is known to have been one of the most voracious readers in all of history. He could speed-read his way through up</i> …

Literature