Neil Macdonald

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Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Happiness

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing …

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success

I was devastated.<p>I had just completed a test and the results were in.<p>And they weren’t good.<p>Not what I wanted or expected.<p>But it wasn’t an ordinary …

Warren Buffett Once Shared This Priceless Advice to Keep People From Making Dumb Mistakes

Without this virtue helping you navigate through life's many choices, you're going to eventually fail.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has sage-like wisdom. At 87 years young, we expect and look to the third-richest person on the planet to impart profound advice to us mere mortals.<p>No matter how …

11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks (#7 is brilliant)

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.<p>When …

Self-improvement

You have Netflix, Hulu, and the rest — you just need this $20 HDTV antenna to replace cable

These days, it seems like every card-carrying millennial has cut the cord and embraced the cable-free lifestyle. At first, it seems fun and exciting. …

Smart TV

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations | Inc.com

Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic connections that could open doors for you.<p>Instead, your first order of priority is to take the attention off …

Body Language

This Part Of Your Birth Chart Reveals Your Deepest Wounds & Why They're There

You know that hole in your heart you can't seem to fill? That sadness that washes over you without warning? It's been there since you can remember, …

You're Thinking About Sales All Wrong

Selling is impossible if you don't understand the value you bring to the table.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is it that selling can be so easy for some people and so difficult for others?<p>The truth is, people that sell the best, the most statistically successful …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think

At one time or another, we’ve all been guilty of caring too much about what other people might think. We hesitate to be innovative, creative, or to …

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Secrets: 4 Training Techniques to Activate Subconscious Mind Power

The subconscious mind is a very powerful part of the mind which remains unknown to the majority of people. The subconscious can solve problems much …

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

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 …

Use Brain's Plasticity To Become And Live As Your "Best Version"

There has been a long standing belief that human brain stops changing or growing beyond a particular age. However, the latest research in …

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard) | Inc.com

It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or billionaires) aggressively created it.<p>What do I mean by that? The …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Self-improvement

Overcoming impostor syndrome

Building a career is a long game. New roles and responsibilities will become present. When opportunity calls, moments of self-doubt may come to …

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman reveals what it was like building PayPal with Elon Musk and Peter Thiel and what it takes to make a $26.2 billion company

.<p>People talk about Reid Hoffman as a philosopher of Silicon Valley. That's by design.<p>Before he was the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and a partner at Greylock, he planned to be a "public intellectual." Hoffman says his philosophical training guides his business and investment strategies every …

6 Of The Best Exercises For Clearing Your Head After Work

How to shake off the mind-set of 'work-mode'<p>When you hear about people who frequently travel for work it’s easy to think it’s all glamour, all the …

A Guide to Getting Your Life Together, One Page at a Time

Bullet journals basically do it all—they're a totally customizable place to keep track of just about everything in your life, <i>and</i> they're beautiful …

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

Sir Richard Branson has modeled an unconventional leadership approach that has attracted a cult-like following, as evidenced by some of his best-sellers -- <i>Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School</i> and, of course, <i>Screw Business As Usual</i>.<p>While his most valuable lessons are too …

Business Strategy

8 things to do before bed to have a better day tomorrow

The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they play equally important roles as well?<p>…