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25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy people have different habits and think differently than those …

Happiness

Where do Successful People find Motivation That Everyone Else is Missing?

I had 22 jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23, and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. - Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran<p>A lot of us struggle with motivation -- especially after a personal or business failure. Not to be cold, but at some point we all have those …

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Grammar

7 Critical Skills For the Jobs of the Future

We live in a world of accelerating change. New industries are constantly being born and old ones are becoming obsolete. A report by the World …

Critical Thinking

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you're …

Productivity

Think You're Not Good Enough? How to Stop Holding Yourself Back

<b>“Stop holding yourself back. If you aren’t happy, make a change.” ~Unknown</b><p>Growing up in a culture where physical beauty determines how successful you …

Self-improvement

10 questions that can dramatically change your life (and your business)

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our lives.<p>A few years ago, I was in a dreary situation that I didn’t know how to get out of. I was not passionate about the work that I was doing, I wasn’t surrounding myself with the right people, and I felt like a hamster running in circles.<p>I …

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8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a …

Healing With Body Energy

At first, you might find it odd to talk directly to parts of yourself. I ask you to close your eyes and visualize the part of you that needs, and …

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Looking Back: 7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Listen to your gut.<p>When I was first starting out in real estate, I had a lot of passion, and I thought I knew what I was doing. But let’s face it, I was bound to make some mistakes along the way. But the great thing about mistakes is that when you learn from them, you gain some measure of wisdom. …

9 things productive people never do

Sometimes it's not just about the tips and hacks — what you should do — to be more productive. Often letting go of inefficient habits and unrealistic …

Time Management

The 10 best excuses for getting out of work early

As most nine-to-fivers know, finding an excuse to sneak out of the office early takes just as much skill as landing a job in the first place.<p>If you …

7 Ways to Manage Stress

Last summer an American Psychological Association survey found that our overall stress levels were going down—part of an encour­ag­ing nation­wide …

Wellness

“Very few decisions have to be final”: What I wish I’d known at age 21

When I was 21, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I was headed to law school, so I assumed I would be a lawyer for the rest of my life. I didn’t know that life is long enough to allow for reinvention, do-overs, and big errors—that very few decisions ever have to be final, or …

5 Crucial Results of Self-Education

You're reading 5 Crucial Results of Self-Education, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Learning

Are You in Transition, Too?

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach/speaker, president of Austin-based Career Strategists, and the author of …

Self Compassion

Choosing The Future In The Moment

There is so much power in that statement, and so much responsibility. At the basic level it says that every single moment I will choose my attitude, …

You’re Happiest In Life At These 2 Ages | International Business Times

It seems that life is a constant pursuit of happiness, but when do we ever reach true bliss? According to a 2013 study, the closest we’ll likely get …

Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

It is well established that a lack of exercise can raise the risk of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research, …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule

In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require …

Success

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Quit trying to beat them at their own game.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with …

Self-improvement

10 Reasons You're Still Not Happy

Your mind and body need to be in the right shape.<p>As entrepreneurs, it can be extremely difficult to achieve and maintain happiness because you’re likely driven and often unsatisfied by nature. When one problem is tackled, you move on to the next, with little rest in-between.<p>If you want to be the …

How Very Successful People Think Differently

Problems will arise. How you handle them is key.<p>Would you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?<p>I wish I had fewer problems in life.<br>• I wish I didn’t have to struggle so much in life.<br>• I wish I had the opportunities that other people have.<p>If you agreed to any one of the above …

Intuition is Your Real Super Power. And It's Much Wiser Than Your Brain

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him …

Is the American Dream Slipping Away?

<b>Here’s a look at the Top 11 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on IRIS.xyz, May 1-5, 2017</b><p><b>Click the headline to read the full article.</b> <b>Enjoy!</b><p>When …

The 15 Most Common Regrets People Have At The End Of Life

You know what’s sad? It isn’t growing old or even that we die. What’s depressing is to find ourselves old and lying on our deathbeds wishing we had …

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