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Top CEOs Say These Are the 8 Habits You Need to Ditch If You Want to Be Successful

If you want the fame, big paychecks and respect, cut these mistakes from your repertoire.<p>None of us is going to win the I'm-Perfect Award any time soon. But we can at least try to prune away some of our faults. To give you a little direction, I asked leading CEOs what bad habits they think are the …

Want to Finally Achieve Your Goals? Be Prepared to Face These 4 Uncomfortable Truths

Once you accept and embrace these four truths, your chances of success and fulfillment in life dramatically improve.<p>Accomplishing your goals requires skills and strategy. However, accomplishing your goals also requires that you enter into the arena with the proper mindset equipped to endure.<p>With …

Self-improvement

Don't Have a Product? Renting Your Expertise Could Make You Millions -- Here is How

Renting your expertise to high profile individuals, celebrities & corporations could be your way to millions<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from running an …

Small Business

The 12 Stages of Burnout, According to Psychologists

How bad is your burnout? Here's the scientific answer.<p><b>The Compulsion to Prove Oneself:</b> demonstrating worth obsessively; tends to hit the best employees, those with enthusiasm who accept responsibility readily.<p><b>Working Harder:</b> an inability to switch off.<p><b>Neglecting Needs:</b> erratic sleeping, eating …

Psychology

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

How to write a killer cover letter

Anyone who's ever applied for a job knows how stressful it can be. And for some, the hardest part is the cover letter.<p>It should be professional, but make you stand out. It should be short, but not too short.<p>While a cover letter can seem like a formality, it's an important first step in the …

Employment

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

13 Pressure Points to Boost Your Metabolism and Accelerate Weight Loss

Acupressure is an ancient form of massaging spots on your body to help with the flow of energy, according to a traditional Chinese medical theory. By …

Acupressure

You're An Effective Business Leader If You Have These 8 Traits

This is how you can spot an real business leader from a mile away.<p>Being an effective business leader takes years of practice.<p>The primary reason it takes so long is because effective leadership means being able to balance a number of skills, all of which require their own learning curve. In fact, …

Leadership

8 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile During Your Coffee Break

There are little upgrades you can make to your profile every day.<p>When is the last time you hopped on LinkedIn? If you're like most of the more than half billion users, you haven't spent time on the professional networking site in the last month. But you should. If you don't care about your career, …

Nonprofits

Want to Be a Thought Leader? Here's How to Stand Out and Be Noticed

You may be tempted to play it safe. Here's why that's a bad idea.<p>You know the importance of being visible in your field, so you're raising your profile by writing blogs or articles, contributing to social media discussions and presenting at conferences. The term for that, of course, is "thought …

Leadership

How Can You Tell You Work for a Terrible Boss? They Do Any of These 6 Things Daily

Chances are, you may be working for one right now.<p>So what's your bad bosshorror story? Everyone has one. Bad boss behaviors contribute to much conflict, turnover, low engagement, health issues for employees, and other negative consequences that directly or indirectly impact the financial …

Leadership

Research Says There Are Only 2 Types of Bosses. Which One Are You?

Knowing when and how to be which type will make you great.<p>Leadership and management are fundamentally different things. Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different …

Leadership

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, …

Parenting

51 Things You'll Never Learn in Business School

I worked at a fast growing scale-up for 10 years, and learned things I never would have learned in business school.<p>I am often asked by 20-something employees at my company, HubSpot, if I would recommend that they get their MBA. While I never flat out say no, I do offer my perspective about the …

Business Strategy

Losing Motivation? Here are 5 Easy Ways to Get Your Energy Back.

Willpower is overrated. Here's what you should do instead.<p>Willpower is overrated.<p>As dedicated entrepreneurs and professionals, we're resisting temptations everywhere. The temptation to go on Facebook instead of finishing this article. The temptation to eat junk food instead of going to the …

Pulitzer Prize

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American healthcare industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the healthcare industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos

The Art of Strategy is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Product Management

Are You Setting Your Data Scientists Up to Fail?

Getting as much as they can from analytics is critical for companies seeking to monetize their data, become data-driven, and put their data to work. Yet most find this difficult. Indeed, the failure rate of analytics projects remains distressingly high.<p>A key reason for this is that senior managers …

Management

Update your software today. Seriously.

Chances are you own a smartphone or computer that contains a chip hackers could potentially exploit to get access to sensitive information.<p>That's because billions of devices are affected by two major security flaws revealed by cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday.<p>The flaws -- dubbed Meltdown and …

CNN

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity

If you're not working on your high-value activities, you're likely wasting time. Here are six areas many executives spend time where they shouldn't.<p>Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

7 Tips To Improve Your Photography

ViewBug community member ediv_photography is a Seattle-based portrait and wedding photographer. Her career began with capturing beautiful moments of …

Why Deception Is Probably the Single Most Important Leadership Skill

The world is awash in claims of the benefits of truthfulness, candor, and transparency. A Google search using the phrase “benefits of candor” …

Leadership

How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes

You have this really wonderful idea but:A.) It’s a little bit out of the ordinary, so the traditional way you go about getting approvals is not going …

Leadership

The Day I Found Out My Life Was Hanging by a Thread

It started while I was on a Hawaiian vacation in May. I thought I’d just tweaked my back lifting a poolside lounge chair. Back home, my back pain …

Cancer

If you like gin and tonic you might be a psychopath

If you’re looking forward to tucking into the G&Ts tonight, we have some bad news for you – chances are, you’re a psychopath.<p>According to a recent …

Want More Luck in 2018? Follow These 3 Simple Rules

Take advantage of chance occurrences, break the weekly routine, and once in a while have the courage to let go<p>New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate but also a time to hit the refresh button. We’ve all been there, brimming with optimism at the start of our resolution but then giving up even though …

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback

This was not your best week. Something didn’t go right. Let’s say it was a negotiation that didn’t play out your way.What do you do afterward? You …

Self-help