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Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

Being a jack-of-all-trades can make you a better — and higher-paid — executive

But when it's time to choose someone for a top position at your company, that guy who's bounced around between roles and departments — what a flake! — may have a leg up on you.<p>A growing body of research suggests there are meaningful benefits to having diverse professional experiences. If you're …

Employment

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

Infographics

10 Things You're Paying for That You Could be Getting for Free

Cutting expenses from your budget doesn't have to mean giving things up. Check out these great, free alternatives for services that you're used to …

75 Quotes To Encourage Growth Mindset

This curated post is authored by Pamela, Teacher & Blogger from Ontario<p>Are you looking for quotes to encouraging a growth mindset? Here is a …

Motivation

Micron Could Rise 50% in Coming Months (MU) | Investopedia

Micron Technology Inc. (MU) caught memory bears off guard on Tuesday evening, beating quarterly earnings estimates while raising revenue and EPS …

Trading

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

3 Stocks Under $10 to Buy in 2017

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>If you've got $10 burning a hole in your pocket, I have some stock ideas for you.<p>I've been highlighting attractive opportunities in low-priced stocks since my original "5 Stocks Under $10" column nearly 16 years ago, and I've seen plenty of stocks with pocket-change …

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

Source: oneinchpunch/Shutterstock<p>We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by …

Psychology

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Productivity

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Motivation

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

Neuroscience

This Is How to Look Like the Smartest Person at Every Meeting

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>See if this sounds familiar. You’re sitting around a table in an airless conference room with your …

Google Docs

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Self-improvement

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

Books

Top 10 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Kitchen Scraps

Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, corn cobs, dryer lint—they’re all waste for sure, but there’s treasure in that trash. You could compost them, that’s …

The Best 25 Motivational Quotes To Kick Start Every Morning

Entrepreneur, business advisor and online-marketing professional<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thoughts become things, and as entrepreneurs and leaders, it is especially important that we remember to pay attention to our thoughts every day and motivational quotes are a …

Motivation

50 Quotes With the Power to Motivate You to Do Anything

There’s no denying the fact that entrepreneurs need a daily dose of motivation. One of the best ways to lift your spirit is by reading quotes that tug at heartstrings and stimulate our minds.<p>As I'm living the entrepreneur dream and working my 10-13 hours a day, I am in constant need of motivation. …

#21DaysOfSummerMindfulness Challenge- Day 21 – Developing Mindfulness in Children

Congratulations! You have made it to the last day of the #21DaysOfSummerMindfulness Challenge! Today we will end on a positive note and show …

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Feminism

9 signs you're successful — even if it doesn't feel like it

We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it — other than the guy with the 'He who dies with the most toys wins' bumper sticker — in the back of our minds, we equate material possessions with success.<p>It's a shame we fall prey to materialistic thinking because …

Self-improvement

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

Employment

How Exceptional Leaders Establish Genuine Connections With Their Employees | Inc.com

Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and life, really) is about people and relationships. …

Leadership

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you’d cultivate a garden for the best yield.<p>The attributes …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Minimalism

27 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can …

Psychology