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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 …

Self-improvement

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. …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Women's Rights

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 …

Happiness

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 …

Happiness

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 …

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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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Removing These 8 Things From Life Can Make You More Successful

Lots of people think that the best way to become successful is to pick up lots of new habits and skills. While this can help, sometimes the best …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way.<p>However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-improvement

25 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

How Trying Something Outside Your Comfort Zone Can Pull You Out of a Mental Rut

<b>“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy</b><p>Have …

Here are the Top 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say, and oftentimes it can lead to regret.<p>Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there …