Barry Katz

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The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say 'Yes' to Anything

It's okay to value your time and energy -- in fact, it's important.<p>8 min read<p>When I started my business at 19 years old, I was so hungry to grow it that I said yes to just about any conference, any opportunity and anyone who would meet with me. Any idea I had was worth pursuing.<p>It worked out. I …

Time I

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

Nine Successful Presentation Strategies For Business Leaders

The more you grow your thought leadership and become an industry expert, the more opportunities you’ll have to become a speaker at conferences, workshops, seminars and tradeshows. It is critical that you effectively manage your stage presence so your audience will want further opportunities to …

Public Speaking

10 Empowering Quotes to Start Your Monday Off Right | Inc.com

Do you need a little inspiring motivation to start the day?<p><b>Here are 10 motivational quotes about success from some of my favorite people to help you off on the right foot:</b><p>"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -Robert Collier<br>• "Do what you have always done and you'll get …

Motivation

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

How to Predict the Success or Failure of Your Relationship

Have you ever noticed you are dating the same kind of person over and over again?<p>This might not be your imagination or coincidence, it could be your:<p><b>Attachment Style</b>: Our tendencies and patterns of how we connect to the people in our lives.<p>As humans, we connect to the people around us. We attach to …

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

The One Poisonous Thing That Really Prevents Success | Inc.com

<i>What are some things that hold people back from being successful? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Rebecca Massey, who quit a 'safe, reliable' full-time job to be a writer, on Quora:</b><p>When I …

Motivation

The 3 W's of Public Speaking and the Importance of Corporate Identity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2016) - <i>Executive Perspectives</i>, one of the top online business shows on C-Suite TV, has announced their upcoming …

How To Really Drive Organizational Change

Much has been written about organizational change, how to compel people to change and how to lead change, with the majority of it focusing on finding the right motivation or creating a compelling vision that somehow creates a “shock and awe” effect to suddenly have people “see the light.”<p>I want to …

Leadership

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, …

Leadership

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.<p>Imagine you have to deliver a presentation tomorrow. There's no time for research. You know the topic well and you have an outline.<p>Don't worry. You can still …

Public Speaking

The Isometric Bodyweight Squat Challenge | Men's Health

You also increase the time your muscles are under tension. The result: bigger, stronger glutes and quads.<p>Here’s how it works: Hold the bottom of a bodyweight squat for 30 seconds, and then stand up and perform one full squat. Then do a 30-second hold again, but follow it up with two bodyweight …

40 Ways to Lose Weight When You're Over 40

This is 40. You’re wiser. You know yourself. You’re making strides professionally and possibly reproducing. Then, seemingly overnight, you realize …

Nutrition

8 Secrets Smart People Know About Time Management

<b>1. You can’t manage time, you can only manage yourself.</b><p>There are 24 hours in each day. You can’t change that. As long as you focus on managing time – searching for systems, lists, and tools – you are ignoring the real issue: how to manage yourself.<p><b>2. “Too much to do” and “Not enough time” are</b> …

Time Management

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

5 Tips For Better Storytelling

The emphasis on analytics driven digital advertising nearly destroyed storytelling’s role in marketing.<p>However, with a new push in content marketing, …

Marketing

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Body Language