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Create a Self Reflection Feedback System by Rating Your Day Out of 10

When you want to get better at something, you need to be able to reflect and review what you did and how you handled things. Whether it's a task, a …

Build Trust with Others Using the Johari Window Model

Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and …

Use Firefighter Codes and the Eisenhower Matrix to Sort Your Inbox

Too many emails can bog you down, so rather than being overwhelmed by the unread messages in your inbox, take charge. Entrepreneur Bryan Lee uses his …

Time Management

Improve Your Job by Rating the Things You Do at Work Each Day

It can be difficult, but being able to explain what parts of your job you enjoy and which ones sap your motivation and waste your time is an …

Employment

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

What business are you in? It seems like a straightforward question, and one that should take no time to answer. But the truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for “non-traditional” competitors, and …

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

Lawn Mowing

How Not To Hit The Wall In A Marathon: My Top 5 Mistakes - Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal

If you have never run a marathon before you have most likely heard of this thing called THE WALL.<p><b>Some runners believe that you can’t run a marathon</b> …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

Startups

The 15-Minute Strategy to Get More Done Everyday

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have 1440 minutes between right now and this time tomorrow. Only 1440 minutes. How will you use that time? One percent of that time is about 15 minutes. What, you ask, is so important about 15 minutes? It is a block of time …

Time Management

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

The Brain

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

This 7-Minute, Research-Based Workout Exercises Your Whole Body

Don't have an hour or even twenty minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on …

These 12 Videos Show the Proper Form for a 7-Minute Full Workout

Interval training, as we've mentioned before, is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday we shared a routine that gives you a full-body …

Workouts

Why Mindfulness at Work? Three Simple Ideas for Your Office

Did you know that one-quarter of American businesses currently utilize some form of stress-reduction initiative, such as mindfulness or meditation practices? Why? Because it is one of the least expensive ways to influence a company's bottom line. So, yes, it is becoming more and more mainstream …

What is Zen? A Brief Outline

July 18, 2012 by James Ford<p><i>What is Zen? A Brief Outline</i><p>James Ishmael Ford<p>Zen is a tradition of understanding and practice, held together over time by …

The Body-Weight Workout

Muscles are dumb. They only know two simple actions-stretching out and tensing up-and they can’t tell what they’re being stretched or tensed by any …