Chris Mason

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What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Consciousness

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

43 Best Napoleon Hill Quotes to Inspire Success in Life and Business | Inc.com

Napoleon Hill started his career teaching courses on selling and advertising, basing his classes on the premise that a positive attitude, relentless personal development, and consistent hard work were the keys to success -- and getting rich.<p>For the next 40-plus years, Hill wrote ten books that have …

Motivation

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

10 Simple Strategies to Control Your Anxiety

Any time you’re overcome with stress or anxiety, just follow these steps to stay calm, empower yourself, and regain control.<p>The ability to manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?<p>Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific …

Creativity

The Big Five Personality Traits and What They Mean to Psychologists

At the topmost level, there are two types of people in the world: Those who think personality types can be categorized and those who can't.<p>Among …

Six Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance

You’ve finally had it with an acquaintance who constantly bugs you. The two of you have never seen eye to eye and as a result, your blood pressure …

Psychology

7 Types Of People You Need To Help You Succeed In Life

Success needs the support of others. There are things you can do alone and this could take you to where you want to be fast. But there are things you …

My top 10 quotes on challenges

The Pain Won’t Go Away Until We Learn the Lesson

<b>“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron</b><p>Wounds I thought were healed began to burst open after a recent …

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by …

Self-improvement

The 5-Step Method to Achieving 'Flow,' Courtesy of the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson

We learn some major lessons from the basketball player's recent, record-breaking performance.<p>If you're interested in psychology, you've probably heard of the concept of 'flow.'<p>Flow is defined as "the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling …

Basketball

To Get More Feedback, Act More Coachable

It’s hard to say who dreads critical feedback more: the manager giving it or the person receiving it. As the receiver, it can be uncomfortable and stressful to hear that you’re not performing well. And the manager, knowing this, fears that the receiver may not react productively and therefore is …

Leadership

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Burnout hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the …

Burnout

Design How Your Team Thinks

Every day, we sit in meetings in which someone presents a problem or opportunity. The response is always a version of “What are we going to do about it?” When’s the last time someone said, “How are we going to think about it?”<p>Design thinking is popular these days. We design products, experiences, …

Design

How Millenials Can Conquer Three Major Life Decisions

At what point do you become an adult? As a culture we’ve laid out milestones: graduating from formal education, moving in with a significant other or perhaps bringing new life into the world.<p>Next question, how do we make the <i>right</i> choice when confronted with so many options? As children we relied on …

Expert Tips For Managing Stress Every Day, Everywhere

The bad news? There's no way to really "get rid of" stress. The good news? You <i>can</i> manage it, and one "stress expert," Dr. Pete Sulack, doctor of chiropractic, has a method for it.<p>"Stress isn't just drama or deadlines," said stress expert Dr. Sulack. "It's total toxic body burden, and it's a …

Wellness

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

Elon Musk Says Life Is Almost Definitely A Simulation

We're probably not living in "base reality"<p>Elon Musk is pretty sure that we're in some sort of simulation.<p>At Code Conference this week, Musk opined that there's just a one in a billion chance that we're living in "base reality," or the realest of realities.<p>Musk explained that, given the advances …

Mindshop: Working Virtually Everywhere Future-Proofed the Business

Chris Mason is the chairman and founder of Mindshop, a global advisory company operating out of South Yarra, Melbourne.<p>It's not often that you meet …

Remote Working

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

12 Ways to Generate Leads for Your Consulting Business

Don't stress about finding new customers. Just put these dozen ideas to work for you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Shelby Larson’s book</i> Moonlighting on the Internet<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<i><br>Shelby Larson</i> …

Small Business

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

Leadership

Three Habits Of The Most Creative Problem Solvers

Innovative thinkers can sometimes make a mess of things before they find a solution, but they have the stamina to keep looking.<p>Some people are better at getting out of tough challenges than others. Many of them, at least in our experience, are entrepreneurs. But all of them are creative, innovative …

Creativity

How to Network as an Introvert

How can you market yourself--or your business--if acts of self-promotion always feel difficult?<p>What's the difference between an introvert and a shy person? In a fantastic post on Social Media Today, Minter Dial, president of The Myndset Company, and Noam Kostucki, a professional speaker, coach and …

Introverts

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

Employment