Martin Schroeder

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Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

Want to be more productive? Don’t go paperless.

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are closing their doors. Libraries lend out e-books. Receipts are emailed or texted. Bank statements are sent …

How to Feel Alive

I had a lightbulb moment this morning.<p>As I was meditating, snuggled up under my blankets, listening to Deepak Chopra tell me about life, something that I've intellectually known for sometime suddenly really started to make sense. It was like those moments when someone says something to you that is …

As finance teams strive to empower their organizations by using data to justify business decisions, we look at the best books for CFOs

5 Must-read finance management books for CFOs<p>Posted by <b>David McAughtrie</b><p>01 June 2015<p>Experience and instinct are no longer sufficient to be an effective …

4 Ways to Impress Your Boss (and Elevate Your Career) in 2016

The Things Exceptional Employees do that Make Them Irreplaceable<p>Every boss has favorites. And usually with good reason. Exceptional employees make life much easier, and I've found those type of employees have a few things in common you can emulate to impress your boss and improve your career in …

Project Management

Oracle's finally killing its terrible Java browser plugin

Oracle is taking the final step to rid the web of its terrible Java browser plugin. While the plugin started off life back in the '90s as an innocent way to bring app-like features to browsers, in recent years it has been a headache to users and IT admins struggling to fight against its mountain of …

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

12 Steps to Clear the (Mental and Physical) Clutter From Your Life

Make time and space for what really matters with this step-by-step guide.<p>Clutter, both mental and physical, is a productivity and a joy killer. And you don't have to take my word for it. Here's what one study out of Princeton concluded about clutter:<p>"If you want to focus to the best of your ability …

Productivity

How To Make Good Habits Easy And Bad Habits Hard

My friend is an elementary school teacher specializing in emotionally disturbed kids and working on a campus dedicated to that population. She spends the first month of school teaching her students how to behave in the classroom: how to line up, how to greet her every morning (she asks them to look …

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

These Apps Will Actually Change Your Life

YOU CAN DO THIS.<p>Pfft – so easy, right? Right??<p>Kicking bad habits or establishing good new ones is no walk in the park. But, yes, you CAN do it and it can even be fun.<p>According to one study, it takes 66 days to form a habit. If you can stick with actually making your bed for just over two months, …

Google and Apple alum shares the surprising secret to being a good boss

She first tried it at her own software startup. Then, as a long-time director at Google, she studied how the company's leaders created an environment where the joy that people took in their work felt almost tangible. As a faculty member at Apple University, Scott learned how Apple takes a different …

How to master essential life skills

Matthew Peyton/Comedy Central/"Broad City"<p>If you haven't mastered some of the most essential life skills already, it may be time to take a different approach.<p>Whether you're looking to listen better or negotiate for a raise, here are 13 surprising ways you can master some essential life skills.<p>View …

19 apps to reinvent yourself in 2016

It’s a New Year and a new you. At least that’s the idea, tackling 2016 with sound mind, body, diet and finances. You want to be smarter, look better …

The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again

“Never go back.” What does that mean? From observations of successful people, clinical psychologist and author of <i>Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll</i> …

Self-improvement

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

A CEO shares the success habit he wishes he knew years ago

They work on stuff until someone distracts them.<p>Then they react to what the other person needs. That's true at home and in the office. And it's the easiest way to keep spinning your wheels for months or even years on end.<p>Look at the calendar of most people, and you'll find a good assortment of the …

Networking to a job promotion & raise

Networking may not be something that comes naturally to you, but it may help you get that promotion and raise you've been eyeing. Get tips for how to …

Employment

Productivity Tips from Flipboard Curators

Every Monday, we put the spotlight on a wonderful curator in our MagMaker blog. We ask them to share insights about their media diets and habits, both on and off Flipboard. In doing so, we also learn about what makes them tick.<p>At the end of each post, we ask for a special productivity tip. And …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm.”<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by …

Self-awareness

A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast.<p>I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it …

Self-help

A CEO shares the framework he uses to hire the best employees possible

<b>Hiring Principles:</b><p><b>Hiring Heuristics:</b><p>Hi everyone. As you know, I have opened 27 new headcount for department heads to fill by end of year. If they succeed our headcount will be 74 in in January. <i>Of our 74 employees, 37% will have been at eShares less than three months and 79% less than one year.</i><p>Many …

2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations

The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports; they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p><i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Julian</b> …

Horseback Riding

8 Ways to Become a Superstar at Your New Job

Don't drive yourself insane trying to impress. Here are eight simple things you should do to set yourself up for success.<p>Congratulations! You've finally landed your dream job. You've attended networking events, reached out to key people via Linkedin, sent out your resume, survived grueling …

Employment

12 Ways to Become Supremely Self-Confident

Self-confidence is a life-skill. Here are some sure-fire ways to cultivate it every day.<p>Research has shown that successful entrepreneurs are supremely self-confident. However, contrary to popular belief, self-confidence isn't in your DNA. Like every other life skill, it's something you can learn …

Self-improvement

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

97 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>These tips are the combination of <b>years of blood, sweat and tears</b>. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will …

How to Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions this Year

<b>The clean slate of a new year is seductive.</b><p>The over-indulgence of December is behind us. We want to overhaul everything we perceive as imperfect or flawed about ourselves and the blank new calendar feels like the perfect opportunity. So how does it work? How can you make resolutions that you'll …