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The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life | Inc.com

As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world's top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university's culture still misguides them.<p>Our corporate worlds suffer the same problem as my student. The more elite the institution, the more I see it.<p>My student was …

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This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career | Inc.com

During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone has stumbled upon an idea that will trump the rest.<p>Last week, I came across one that …

Motivation

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All | Inc.com

Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm shy and insecure.<p>Since confidence is something we all need -- when you feel more confident, your performance almost always …

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Inc.com

Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most people experience stress and anxiety in some …

Mindfulness

Why Socrates Hated Democracies: An Animated Case for Why Self-Government Requires Wisdom & Education

How often have you heard the quote in one form or another? “Democracy is the worst form of Government,” said Winston Churchill in 1947, “except for …

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Evidence That a Little Bit of Self-Doubt Is Ok – and Might Even Be a Good Thing

Whether it’s a music theory placement exam, orchestral audition, or recital, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of going into important moments …

These 5 Tricks Will Make You Look and Feel More Attractive, Says Science

Despite commonly held beliefs, plenty of studies have proven that attractiveness doesn't always come down to physical beauty. While we've all …

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How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Uncommon Signs | Inc.com

If you've ever had the privilege to work for one, have you noticed how the best of leaders have their best people's interests in mind? I mean, they genuinely care about the goals, career paths, and personal well-being of their people.<p>By default, that statement may have just eliminated the majority …

Leadership

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Ways to Stay Optimistic When All You Want to Do Is Quit

Any battle-hardened individual will talk about the darkness before the dawn—those make-or-break moments when they could have quit but held on with …

Entrepreneurship

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

You Can Have Self Confidence – If You Can Count to Four – 02

<i>(An excerpt from If You Can Count to Four – available on Amazon)</i>You Can Have Self ConfidenceI am wondering if you would like to have more …

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How understanding conversation styles can make you successful

Though no two people’s conversational styles are exactly alike, there are patterns that tend to characterize styles.<p>Expecting shorter pauses between …

3 easy ways to stop overthinking your mistakes

I like to think I present as an outwardly normal person, but underneath that surface is an anxious mind that replays life’s embarrassments until the …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Self-improvement

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

Do This 1 Thing to Immediately Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful | Inc.com

Desperately wanting, or needing a specific outcome in any given circumstance--to the point of stressing out about it--is harmful to your health and happiness. Literally. Stress headaches, anxiety, upset stomach, and shortness of breath are all symptoms of becoming overly attached to an idea or …

Happiness

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

The best ways to deal with narcissistic coworkers, according to a psychiatrist

Throughout my career as a psychiatrist, I’ve worked with a personality type that I call Narcissus. One such person was Richard, a successful executive chef whom I was asked to see after he threw a knife at a sous chef in the kitchen. During a seemingly uneventful food preparation demonstration, he …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

16 things your successful friends have given up

Sit down and think, for a moment, about what your successful friends do<p>comparedto your loser friends that complain. If you don't have any successful …

Motivation