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5 Tips To Help Develop Charisma

Have you ever wondered how a certain family member, friend or colleague never meets a stranger? They can just walk into a room, and easily make friends? People are not born with charisma and likability, like most skills they are learned. They are the product of thousands of conversations and …

Self-help

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

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

<b>“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us …

Sometimes People Don’t Say Sorry—Why It Pays to Forgive Nonetheless

<b>“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” ~Roberto Assagioli</b><p>When I was a little girl, I used to …

Spending time by yourself makes you more creative, says study

Have you noticed the positive side of 'me time'?<p>If you've ever felt a huge sense of relief when a friend cancels plans at the last minute and you get …

Creativity

Happiness Isn't About Getting What You Want

Buddhism

Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You

Buddhism

6 Ways An Executive Coach Can Make You More Successful

Over the past 30 years, executive coaches have gone from rare to common. Most people in corporations assume that being given the chance to work with a coach is a positive thing, and so we seldom find ourselves being asked to explain the benefits of executive coaching. People generally come to us …

6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Several years ago, colleagues and I were invited to predict the results of a start-up pitch contest in Vienna, where 2,500 tech entrepreneurs were competing to win thousands of euros in funds. We observed the presentations, but rather than paying attention to the ideas the entrepreneurs were …

4 Ways To Increase Your Influence At Work

Our success at work often lies in our ability to influence others, whether it’s persuading our coworkers to see the value of our ideas or convincing our client to agree with our approach to a project. Our ability to influence often comes from within us, says Tracey Adams, PhD, founder of ThriveOn …

What to Do When Your Business Presentation Flops

It's every business owner's worst nightmare. Here's how to rebound.<p>I recently had a business presentation totally flop. I'd been planning this presentation for weeks, had over 100 people who RSVP'd and tested my tech at least a thousand times to make sure everything was working.<p>Unfortunately, when …

Why Great Leaders (Like Richard Branson) Inspire Instead of Motivate

Inspiration (not motivation) is the most important leadership trait, fueled by passion and purpose. Here's how top leaders inspire their people.<p>People often use the terms "inspire" and "motivate" interchangeably. Conceptually they may seem related, but in fact they are worlds apart.<p>"Inspire" …

When Speaking in Public, Don't Be Yourself

Maybe it'd be better to say: you don't have to be all of yourself.<p><i>How can people become more comfortable with public speaking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Gladstone, Writer</b> …

How Leadership Can Inspire Employees (and Remain Relevant)

Microsoft's President of EMEA, Michel Van der Bel uses an iPhone.<p>No previous Microsoft executive would have admitted to this kind of heresy. But as …

A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

Giving feedback to your employees, particularly when their performances fall short of expectations, is one of the most critical roles you play as a manager. For most people, it’s also one of the most dreaded. Such conversations can be very unpleasant—emotions can run high, tempers can flare. And …

Is social media making people depressed?

Anyone who regularly uses social media will have had the experience of feeling envious of the fun their friends all seem to be having. This might …

Social Media

Google Maps accused of deleting Palestine – but the truth is more complicated

Condemnation leads to outrage about Google ‘removing’ country from map – but the country has never been labelled on the mapping service<p>Google has been accused of deleting Palestine from Google Maps – but the truth is, it was never labelled by Google in the first place.<p>When searching for Palestine …

How To Take Your Life Back From People Who Ask for Too Much

<b>“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority.” ~</b><b>Mandy Hale</b><p>It sucks, doesn't it?<p>People who ask too …

Washing Machines

Why We Put Ourselves Last & Why Self-Care Should Be a Priority

<b>“Be there for others, but never leave</b> <b>yourself</b> <b>behind.” ~Dodinsky</b><p>Sometimes, when we’re feeling stressed and running around taking care of everybody …

Happiness

How to Instantly Calm Yourself in Stressful Situations

<b>“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our</b> …

Mindfulness

How to Use WhatsApp for Mac

Want to use WhatsApp on a Mac? Now you can. WhatsApp is a very popular cross-platform messaging client from the iPhone and Android world that is now …

Apps

How to export your iPhone contacts to a CSV or Excel file

A CSV file, which is short for a comma-separated values file, allows you to store vast amount of information in a file that can be opened with …

Apps

This App Turns Your iPhone Into An Intelligent Dash Cam To Avoid Car Accidents

Few things are more maddening than reckless drivers getting away with it; especially when it’s your car they’re hitting! That’s why Nexar has …

Insurance

This Is How To Easily Improve Your Body Language: 4 Proven Secrets

What is your body language telling others about you?Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

7 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem and Never Let It Plummet Again

<b>“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to</b> …

Self-help

Got Ethics? The 5 Principles of Ethical Leaders

There is only one place where people don’t have any problems—the cemetery. Dead people don’t have any problems, but for people like you and me, we’ve …

Ethics

5 Things People Misunderstand About Mental Strength

Decades of research have gone into studying how people can grow stronger by changing the ways they think, feel, and behave. But there are a lot of articles on mental strength and mental toughness that just aren't accurate, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some of the biggest …

Mental Health

5 Rarely Seen Tricks for Falling Asleep

<i>The following post is part of a piece written on Techealthiest.com.</i><p>If you're having trouble sleeping, I'd like to offer you some unique tips you won't find in many places.<p>I know that when I'm tossing and turning at night, unable to slide into a deep and comfy slumber, it sometimes feels like I've …

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader

The set of human skills that determine how we manage ourselves and our relationships matter enormously. Ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and …

I Stopped Apologizing. Now, I'm So Much More Confident.

"Can you break a $20? Sorry, I know you're busy," I said to my coworker on an especially busy afternoon.<p>He stopped what he was doing and turned his entire body to me.<p>"Stop apologizing," he said, eyes locked on mine. Then he took the bill from my hands.<p>I hadn't been at all aware that I'd been …