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Harvard Study Reveals That One Word Is The Secret To Being Likable And Emotionally Intelligent | Inc.com

As I've grown older and more experienced the greatest of all lessons learned is how simple most things in life really are and yet how we try our darnedest to complicate them. In part I'm sure that's because we feel that complicating anything makes us feel more valuable.<p>Which is why coming across a …

Emotional Intelligence

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself | Inc.com

Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is the latter, would you like to feel better about yourself, and happier with your own body?<p>…

Happiness

We Paid Off $147,000 in Debt in 3 Years. Here’s How We Became Financially Free

"It became like a game to us."<p>Jessie and Josh Boyce had secured the best-paying, most stable careers they’d ever had when they moved to Florida in …

Personal Finance

Science Says Doing This One Thing Will Make Your Kids Happier Adults

By AnnaMarie Houlis<p>Science says happier people are raised by parents who do this one thing, according to Jeff Haden. But I need to ask: What if the …

Happiness

Want to Succeed? Here's Why You Need to Only Focus on 3 Things at a Time

You must consider whether something is a distraction or an opportunity.<p>Not long ago, I had dinner with a promising entrepreneur. We discussed his startup, and I offered plenty of advice.<p>I hope he chooses to follow one particular suggestion: ruthless prioritization.<p>No matter who you are, you can't …

Time Management

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80-Year-Old Man

Number 32: Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.<p>From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I …

Self-help

Want to Keep Your Best Employees From Quitting? Stop Doing the 7 Things the Worst Bosses Often Do

These toxic management behaviors can disengage employees and tear down organizations.<p>In my research examining the leadership literature for nearly 20 years, I've ascertained that leadership in its purest and most unadulterated form comes down to one overarching theme: serving the needs of people so …

Employment

The Secret To Great Leadership? Stop Being Fair

How can leaders truly tap the discretionary effort of their team members? How can they instill a sense of loyalty that translates into reduced turnover? What does <i>conventional</i> management get wrong?<p>Bill Erickson has studied great companies and great leaders for over 40 years. After 15 years as …

Leadership

Leaving a Positive Leadership Legacy Is Really About Living Your Values Now

How you will be remembered when you career is done is based entirely on who you help and what you build.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For me, the most memorable event in the FIFA World Cup wasn´t the goal scoring, the lifting of the golden trophy or the …

Nobel Prize

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

WORST STATES TO RETIRE<p>BEST STATES TO RETIRE<p><b>John, aka ESI Money, was a business executive for 28 years before he retired at age 52 with a $3 million net worth.</b>• <b><br>He writes about his journey to early retirement and everything that comes after it on the blog ESI Money — it stands for earn, save,</b> …

Personal Finance

This 1 Time Management Shift Will Change The Way You Think About Your Priorities

There are better ways to let employees know how they should be spending their time.<p>One of the most common excuses a company manager or executive hears is, "I don't have enough time."<p>From the moment I started my first company in a flea market as a teenager (that went on to go public and eventually …

Time Management

3 Mental Habits of the Most Positive People That Will Improve How You Work

We've all struggled with negativity or pessimism at one point. If it sneaks up again, do what the most positive people do.<p>Are you a negative person? If you're at the point where you're seriously looking to shift to the positive, step one is to change your attitude and alter your perception about …

Self-help

Want to Become Wealthy? Do This One Thing

Becoming an expert in this one area isn't nearly as complicated as you might think.<p>Throughout my career in the financial world, I've become …

Personal Finance

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Want to Do the Impossible? 7 Things to Learn From the Navy SEALs

It's no surprise Navy SEALs got the call in Thailand. Here's how they organized the rescue of the Wild Boars--and how they had the humility to ask for help.<p>The world is focused with gratitude on the incredible underwater rescue of 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach from a submerged …

Military

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

Psychology

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

The Brain

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

This Is the Single Most Important Habit That Leads to Success, According to Tim Ferriss

An incredibly high percentage of world-class performers I've interviewed practice it every day.<p><i>What's the most beneficial habit you've been made aware of during your interviews with high achievers? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

personalimprovement

The simple way to boost your energy levels (that doesn’t involve sleep)

When you’re busy chasing down dreams, maintaining a spin-class habit, <i>and</i> RSVPing yes to every calendar invite, it’s not a total surprise that you …

Wellness

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

Coffee

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

stateofmind

How to Win Every Argument

In his 1936 work <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, now one of the bestselling books of all time, Dale Carnegie wrote: “I have come to the …

Critical Thinking

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

How To Increase Your Energy

As people get older and the days wear on, it is more and more difficult to maintain a high level of energy. A high work load, full life and bad habits can make a very busy, challenging schedule even harder to manage. As life goes on, there are only more priorities, more things to do and more people …

Wellness

5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity At Work

Do you ever finish your workday feeling like you weren’t able to accomplish everything on your list? You start with a plan, a list, a goal… but by the end of the day, you find your to-do list is even longer.<p>I get it. Being productive at work can be difficult. Managing your time in ways that are …

Time Management

In 9 Words, Suze Orman Gives Brilliant Advice on How to Be Successful

It has to do with elephants and dogs, but it's perfect for humans.<p>Everyone wants to be a success. Whether you want to be famous in the eyes of millions, highly respected by those solely in your industry, or just the top sales professional at your company, you likely have goals and aspirations …

Self-improvement