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'Think And Grow Rich' Motivational OG Napoleon Hill's 12 Riches Of Life

True story: The year was 2005 and I was waiting in a hotel lobby in Denver to meet a client. I had a name but not a face.<p>A man hurried into the lobby, scanned the room, and came up to me. Obviously, he had a name but not a face.<p>“Are you Rich?” he asked.<p>I shrugged. “I make a good living,” I said.<p>He …

I've found the key to being more productive and successful comes down to 3 hours of my day

When I feel overwhelmed with everything I need to get done, I remind myself of the power of three uninterrupted hours.<p>I am always less stressed when I have time alone to work and think  —  and I have learned that three focused hours drastically improves my mood.<p>This is true whether it is hundreds …

Time Management

Dogs get jealous and 19 other facts you probably never knew about man's best friend

Dogs suffer from jealousy and are just as likely to turn into a green eyed monster as humans, according to scientists in California.<p>Researchers …

I'm Young, Married, & Have Pets, But Here's Why I Never Want Children

I identify as childfree, meaning I don’t have, or ever want, children. I have an enormous list of reasons for being childfree, ranging from my …

7 ways that your dog is all too human

After living side by side with humans for tens of thousands of years, dogs have become our closest animal companions. So perhaps it’s not surprising …

Paralyzed by Fear of Failure? Here's How to Break Free and Succeed

Ever made a mistake in business or been afraid of failing in your career? Free yourself from the past and future to unlock success in the present.<p>Have you ever made a mistake in business? Have you ever been afraid of failing in your career? Whether living with the self-judgment of past mistakes or …

Prioritize These Two Things and Watch Your Productivity (and Your Life) Transform

Imagine this: It's 3 pm, you have a weekly team meeting in an hour, and a 6 pm deadline looming--but you've only managed to check off one item on your lengthy to-do list.<p>We've all experienced days like this; days where no matter how much we will ourselves, we just can't muster any productivity. …

Time Management

Do Dogs Know They're Good Boys?

In the taxonomy of domestic dogs (<i>Canis lupus familiaris</i>), there are canines of all shapes and sizes, but rest assured, they are all good. A real pup …

Pets

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you, too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

5 Signs Indicating That You are Becoming a Positive-Minded Person

Whoever says that being positive is easy is trying to sell you some unrealistic dream. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that life is phenomenal, but I …

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

5 Life-Changing Realizations About Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende</b><p>I was lying on the sofa in my tiny flat in …

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

10 Shockingly Simple Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered why some people seem to have it all - success, happiness, money, love - and other people seem to lean into the struggle every single day? It's not just luck. They have habits that are different from everyone else, and they put those habits into regular practice.<p>The best part is, these …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

The most motivated people have a routine set of activities they do before bedtime that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion.<p>Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><i>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</i> …

Here's Your Millennial Leadership Guide For Success

Boy, I wish I knew about these before I hit 30. Live and learn.<p>While this article may resemble yet another listicle to hack your way to leadership glory, quite frankly, it has a personal testimony attached. They are laser accounts of how I reinvented myself as a leader.<p>I'm not tooting my own horn. …

An entrepreneur who now earns 6 figures shares the career advice he wishes he'd had in his pizza delivery days

Fed up with "trudging through six feet of snow, up six flights of stairs to get a $2 tip," he set his sights on something more, and spent two years learning everything he could about running an online business.<p>"I would read these stories, like '18-year-old kid started an office chair site and makes …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

15 Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

NEVER give them number 4.<p>He may beg, but be strong: Feeding your pup certain dinner scraps can lead to all kinds of health issues — and, in some …

Pets

Small Things You Do Can Make You Way More Productive, Here's How

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

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Do This Every Morning to Increase Productivity All Day Long

If you’re anything like me, you probably stopped making your bed the second you went to college and your parents could no longer force you to. I’ve …

These 4 Email Hacks Save Me an Hour a Day

Time is the most precious commodity we all have and can't afford to waste. Here's how to make better use of your time every day.<p>I'm sure you agree that time is the most precious commodity that none of us can afford to waste. In business, as in life, mastering time management is incredibly important.<p>…

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on …