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By Michael Hartley CFP® | Curated for entrepreneurial, independent investment advisors and financial planners by dkeadvisorsolutions.com.

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its …

Emotional Intelligence

Six Common Misperceptions about Teamwork

Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances. My research …

Management

The 1 Question That Leads to Success, According to Tony Robbins, Jim Carrey and BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen

It's a counterintuitive way to get what you want, but it works.<p>Whether you're a movie star, motivational coach, or the publisher of a wildly popular website--or an entrepreneur--asking one question makes the difference between failure and success. Or between success and phenomenal success. That's …

Jim Carrey

A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

This 1 Simple Way of Thinking Separates the Smartest People From Everyone Else

It's the way to better relationships, creative thinking, problem solving, and great conversations.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

Creativity

13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

George Carlin

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Leadership

What 1 Event Leader Does Differently to Create Exclusivity and Awe

Many business owners could learn a lot about business from how Fishman runs his event.<p>In 1994, Michael Fishman began a series of private dinners focused on health and high performance. These dinners started small. Over the years, they evolved into entire day events, then eventually 2 day …

Leadership

Google is finally admitting it has a filter-bubble problem

Try this exercise: Open Google in two tabs and search “are reptiles good pets” in one and “are reptiles bad pets” in the other. In both instances, Google will faithfully attempt to advise you on your reptilian pet quandaries, but you’ll notice that the answers are different.<p>In the first instance, …

Reptiles

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Employment

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day which help them succeed, …

Time Management

Bill Gates Just Declared This Optimistic Read His New Favorite Book of All Time

Think the world is getting worse? Bill Gates really, really wants you to read this book.<p>Bill Gates may be known for his extreme focus, but when it comes to books at least, the man's attention spins like a weather vane.<p>One month he's giving 50 of his friends a new novel adores, the next he's …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple cofounder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Steve Jobs

Why Intelligence Has Nothing to Do With Your Business Success

There are many key attributes required to be successful at business. But intelligence isn't one of them. Here's what it takes to succeed.<p>I have seen it a million times. A new client looking to set up a business will come into my office and ask all the typical questions like:<p>Should I be an LLC or a …

Entrepreneurship

6 Meeting Hacks (And 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility

Sales demo? VC pitch? Don't let your big opportunity turn into a massive waste of time.<p>This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these …

Leadership

Here’s what happens in a government shutdown

It’s been one year since US president Donald Trump’s inauguration and the federal government has shutdown after failing to agree on funding—something that’s happened more than a dozen times during the past 40 years. Hundreds of thousands of government employees will stop being paid and many federal …

FAA

Angry Customers Don’t Want an Apology

It’s the first rule of customer service: When something goes wrong, apologize. In many cases, the apologies continue throughout the interaction as an employee goes the extra mile to convey empathy and concern. But surprising new research shows that approach can backfire: An apology that extends …

Marketing wealth management to women with Charlotte Beyer

You know that women present an attractive audience for your wealth management or other financial services. “Women with Wallets,” a chapter of …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

Episode #049: The Scientific Secrets to Perfect Timing with Daniel Pink

<b>In This Episode of The Buyer’s Mind with Jeff Shore:</b><p>Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, discusses his new book …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

I developed 'the 20% rule' after studying Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton — and it's led to transformative experiences

The term "eureka" was first used by the Greek mathematician Archimedes.<p>He was getting into a bath when he noticed that the water level rose as he entered the tub. His sudden insight being that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body that he submerged.<p>As …

Creativity

People are stockpiling special pills to guard against radioactive fallout — but here's what you actually need in a nuclear survival kit

Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships — or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" President Donald Trump tweeted on January 2. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him …

North Korea

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album <i>How Can You Be in Two</i> …

How Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson Run Efficient Meetings

Insight from the best business brains to make your meetings more productive.<p>Trying to run a business is all-consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things - staff, suppliers, finance, production - the list goes on. But, above all, its meetings that seem to take up so much precious time, …