Mike Miller

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Intent to Solve

When we’re building products for people, designers often do something called “needs finding” which translates roughly into “looking for problems in …

5 Ways to Be the Leader Employees Rally Behind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring. I have found it to …

Team Building

Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life

Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don’t have enough time to waste. But productivity comes at a cost: having that down …

Procrastination

Core Value Therapy: Why We Ignore Good Advice (And How to Start Taking Action)

I'm going to give you some good advice, but first, I need you to do something important. Stop whatever you're doing while you read this, close your eyes, and think for a moment about your core values. What are the most important things in the world to you? What do you want your life to be …

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being.<p>Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love:<p><b>#1 -- Do mindfulness practices.</b> To be mindful …

Happiness

The Transformative Power of Gratitude

Over a decade ago, Carolyn's father's died of traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. Subsequently, her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. This diagnosis left Carolyn feeling angry, cheated and despairing. Saddled with daily visits to her mother's assisted living facility, …

Happiness

5 Most Helpful Tips for Beginner Skiers and Riders

As a Ski Patroller, I love seeing more people coming out to enjoy the slopes as "first timers" and beginner skiers/riders. The following points are really not as much tips as they are the basics:<p><b>1. First Time Ever? Pick skiing or snowboarding</b><p>Let me start right at the beginning. If you are a first …

Skiing

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Minimalism

10 Habits of People Who Love to Work Out

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

San Francisco Bay Area

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Potential weight-loss agent from a tree is almost too good to be true

It has qualities so remarkable, it could come from the land of Oz (and could become the television doctor's next big thing, too): a compound derived from a tree growing in South and Central America prompted obese mice to lose 20% to 30% of their weight. It also allowed normal, healthy mice to chow …

Why You Should Break The Rules of Mindfulness

I hear so many people say that they don’t have time to sit down and meditate, go to a class or even just do nothing for 5 minutes.<p><b>Believing that</b> …

How To Make Six Figures A Year And Still Not Feel Rich - $200,000 Edition

Earning Six Figures Is Not Enough To Buy This Home<p>One of the great things about America is freedom. Tired of feeling like death living in Chicago, …

12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

Buddhaimonia.Get a FREE PDF Workbook of 12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom When I was little, my grandma had this little green Buddha statue. It wasn’t a …

Buddhism

How to Meditate While Walking

Thus far we've learned how to perform Son Buddhist meditation in several common physical positions ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," "How to Meditate Lying Down"). We've also learned how to set up a daily meditation schedule ("How to Set Up a …

Great Salespeople Follow These 2 Rules | Inc.com

What creates sales success? Some people say it's personality; successful salespeople are outgoing and friendly. Some people say it's expertise; successful salespeople understand problems and find solutions.<p>While those things are no doubt important, I've met successful salespeople who are quiet and …

Customers

Mindful Meditation Could Help Improve Sleep Quality in Older Adults

Alexandra Sifferlin from <i>Time</i> reports that it's not just teens or adults that aren't getting enough sleep these days, but also approximately half of …

Mindfulness

Bossiness Is Not a Leadership Trait, No Matter What Sheryl Sandberg Says | Inc.com

"I want every little girl who someone says 'they're bossy' to be told instead, 'you have leadership skills,'" said Sheryl Sandberg. The COO of Facebook says she was told this, and look at her now! This quote keeps showing up on my Facebook feed, and while I love my friends, this quote is driving me …

Leadership

Empowerment Play: Why You Should Put People First | Inc.com

Organizations today are moving and reacting to their environments far more quickly than ever before. While this increased speed has led to tremendous gains in the ability of businesses to take advantage of new opportunities, it has also created a workforce that is increasingly confused, …

Employee Engagement

5 Powerful Ways to Free Your Mind and Discover Greater Personal and Professional Success

My eldest son just recently left his job because he was terribly unhappy and unfulfilled. Since he has a family to support -- three of my grandchildren and a wife -- it felt to most of the family that leaving a well-paid job was professional suicide.<p><b>A Rough Go</b><p>My son had a rough go of it for the …

Meditation

Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health.<p>One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your …

Mindfulness

10 Words to Use Instead of 'Busy'

Colleague: "How are you?"<p>You: "BUSY!"<p>Sound familiar?<p>We pride ourselves these days on our "busy-ness," as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself.<p>Last spring, I wrote this post about how we can ban "busy" from our lives, and still get stuff done. Today I'm sharing …

6 Qualities That Lead to Living a Meaningful Life

Now that science is showing that meditation is valuable to our sense of well being, more and more people are beginning to practice it. Meditation can be just one more thing on our todo list, or it has the potential to totally transform our lives. It all depends on how much prominence we give it in …

Meditation

NSA to delete some data of non-Americans after five years

<b>The US electronic spying agency will no longer be allowed to keep indefinitely data collected from foreigners with no intelligence purpose.</b><p>The new rule will require information to be deleted after five years.<p>It is among a set of small changes to National Security Agency (NSA)'s practices announced …

Surveillance

The Year Without Pants: 12 Thoughts on Leading Great Teams

I just finished the book <b>The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work</b>. The first thing I’ll say is Scott Berkun is a brilliant thinker …

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

<b>1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.</b><p>Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that "life is too short." We're saving our favorite things for "a special occasion," which automatically sends a message to our brain …

Happiness

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. English football's FA Cup went into its fourth round this weekend without a sponsor.</b> Sponsorship experts told us it's because the "magic of the cup" has worn off.<p><b>2. We spoke to actor Danny Trejo about how Snickers convinced him to star in its Super Bowl ad.</b> In a teaser video, he plays Marcia …

Advertising

5 Qualities That Make Leaders Exceptional | Inc.com

We've all known them: The leaders who make us want to try harder. Make us think and create. And make us feel proud. How do they do that?<p>Some people are born with the natural ability to lead. But not everyone; just as many people can learn the traits that lead to success. With knowledge and …

Leadership

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

How to Make the Most of a First Meeting With an Influencer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners understand the importance of consistently meeting new people but very sharp professionals are intentional with their networking. They care more about the quality of people they are spending time with. We all believe your …

Entrepreneurship