Michael Frizzell

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30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

“I attribute my success to this: — I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale<p>Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons …

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 …

Psychology

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Personal Finance

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable | Inc.com

There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people could be doing more or better work.<p>Rather than first finding fault with the …

Employment

Had I told the sea what I fel…

Had I told the sea what I felt for you, it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me.

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The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

Sorry to say it, but you’re not perfect. We like to believe that we are smart, rational creatures, always acting in our best interests. In fact, dominant economic theory these days often makes that assumption.<p>What was left of this illusion was further dismantled by the The Royal Swedish Academy of …

Critical Thinking

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Why You Should Say The Things You Fear Will Get You Fired | Inc.com

In my business, I help companies manage through big changes and transformation. This frequently means having some hard conversations about dicey things from people and behaviors to business direction and strategy.<p>In many cases, I've had that inner dialogue where I raise the yellow caution flag …

Empiricism

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Pulitzer Prize

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee camp.<p>In the event, even he acknowledged that we had a fine time. But neither of us would ever get back the dreadful hours that …

Mental Health

Kodak Ektachrome Film is Coming Back from the Dead

It’s not every day that you hear about a classic film line being brought back from the dead, but that’s what’s being announced today. Kodak …

Successful people use these techniques to speak up for themselves—and stay likable

<i>This is a lightly edited transcript of Adam’s TEDx talk in New York in 2016.</i><p>I’ve asked people all over the world about the dilemma of speaking up: When they can assert themselves, when they can push their interests, when they can express an opinion, when they can make an ambitious ask.<p>The range of …

Body Language

Procrastination? I'll get back to you...

<b>In these first days of the new year, millions of us will have embarked on a resolution for 2017.</b><p>And maybe a good percentage will already have given up and decided that maybe the following year will be the time to finally write that bestselling novel.<p>But why do we keep putting things off? Why is …

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain.<p>All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that …

Mindfulness

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Dharma Dew | Harvard Has a Free Online Course on Buddhism That You Can Take Right Now

Home > Dharma Dew<p>Harvard Has a Free Online Course on Buddhism That You Can Take Right Now<p>by Paul Ratner, Think Big, December 4, 2016<p>If you wanted to …

Meditation

The single best question to ask anyone interviewing for a tech position is Einstein’s Riddle

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best interview question ever?</i> <i>Answer by Wade Myers, Inc 5000 entrepreneur and managing director of Boldmore Growth Partners.</i><p>When it came time to interview candidates for programming, development, and strategy positions, there was one question I …

Albert Einstein

Woman Captures Rare Sight of a Perfectly Spherical Cloud Floating in the Sky

We’ve all seen clouds that seemingly resemble real things, but what about a fluffy orb that just hangs in the sky? <i>That</i> is truly unusual. Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx (aka Poppy) recently witnessed this incredible sight and captured the spherical cloud as it hovered above houses in Fujisawa, a city in …

The Delicious History of the Nation's Oldest Chinese-American Restaurant

You know that Chinese immigration to the US exploded during the California Gold Rush and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. There were …

One Simple Rule That Can Change Bad Credit Card Behavior

Save by not charging the small stuff.<p>There's evidence that using cash instead of credit can help consumers cut spending, but it can be hard to put …

Personal Finance

10 Proof-Positive Signs It's Not Time to Give Up on Your Dreams

A shocking number of startups fail. Here's why yours will not be among them.<p>You're determined to bring your dreams to fruition. You've got a good business idea, and you're reasonably certain that you possess the skills and smarts to make it happen.<p>I wish it were that simple, but a good idea and a …

Heaven help us — George Carlin was right: Donald Trump is America

As a wise comedian says, we must own Trump — he didn’t fall from the sky and, yes, he is a reflection our nation<p>George Carlin was a master comedian, which is to say he was more than funny: He possessed a genius insight into human nature and the workings of our society. Carlin was perhaps most …

The Amazing Difference a Year Can Make

“The days are long but the years are short.”<p>I’m not sure where I first heard that phrase, but over the past year, I’ve come to believe it. This time …

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