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You might be able to meditate your way to a sharper mind, science says

The wide-ranging restorative powers of meditation give proof to the power of your mind—and the direct link between the mind and body. The ancient …

Meditation

5 Reasons We Get Angry

There are five reasons we get angry:<p>• 1 Seeking revenge. We feel hurt, so we use anger to get even and make things fair.<p>• 2 Preventing disaster. We …

Self-help

The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods, According to Science

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

Nutrition

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

How Toxic Are Your Co-workers, Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You See Them Doing These 5 Things

If you feel judged and rejected, remember: it's not about you. You're probably working with one of these types of people.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed many toxic traits in the workplace. But I have to tell you, there's one that stands out and consistently holds people back: <i>Perfectionism.</i><p>Have you …

Self-help

How To Have Coaching Conversations That Ignite And Engage People

Every year, Gallup conducts a study on employee engagement and issues a State of the Workplace report (registration required). Would it surprise you to know that employee engagement has hovered around 30% for years? That means that more than two-thirds of the American workforce is either coasting …

Employee Engagement

The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices

It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to breathe. Loud thumping music pierces my …

Psychology

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

15 Uncomfortable Things High-Achieving People Do Not Fear

Successful people have a high tolerance for discomfort.<p>We tend to think of success as a place to which we arrive where life is a bit breezier and things flow with more ease. However, getting there is a matter of grit, and doing so takes a threshold for being uncomfortable that most people don’t …

Self-improvement

Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs. Here's how they can do something about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

How To Be Sure You Won't Fold Under Pressure

For most of us, especially leaders, everyday life can feel like a pressure cooker – an endless array of choices and challenges that feel like a high-wire act with no net. Why do some choke under pressure while others thrive?<p>I spoke with Dr. Rob McKenna, CEO of Wild Leaders. His book, <i>Composed: The</i> …

Leadership

The Simple Mental Trick To Get You Through Any Challenge

When I think back to the hardest times of my life, I remember wondering, <i>How am I going to get through this? When will things get better?</i> In those …

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Leadership

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words | Inc.com

Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your goal.<p>Jerry Seinfeld is a legend to the comedic world and is also part of one of the most successful shows in history. …

Procrastination

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

Undercover Tour Pro: Quiet, Please! That Includes Playing Partners

“I tend to play better when there’s no need for small talk.”<p>In almost a decade of having my tour card, I've really had only one skirmish with another pro. A notoriously slow player once accused me of taking my clubs out of my bag early and distracting him. I think this was just an excuse for him to …

Golf

Want to Dramatically Improve Your Work Life? Start Having Radically Candid Conversations | Inc.com

We were in a trendy restaurant in east London. The conversation and drinks were flowing. At the end of the meal, my friend muttered, "This is going to be an awkward conversation." When the restaurant manager was in range, my buddy signaled him over. With chagrin, he stated that the steak was …

Leadership

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Emotional Intelligence

Why You Should Swap Your Bucket List for a 'Reverse Bucket List' | Inc.com

Bucket lists are productivity 101. You need to keep a running tally of your dreams, the standard thinking goes, to remind you of what you want in life and to turn up the pressure on yourself to actually make these dreams happen.<p>Yet as ubiquitous as this advice is, how many of us have joyfully …

Bucket Lists

11 Things Coaches Wish Their Clients Would Know

While every coaching client is different, it can feel like you have to touch on the same sorts of things far too often. People come to a session expecting a one-off moment that provides an immediate solution to whatever is on their mind, or seeking someone to perfectly pick what career or path they …

Leadership

6 Ways An Executive Coach Can Make You More Successful

Over the past 30 years, executive coaches have gone from rare to common. Most people in corporations assume that being given the chance to work with a coach is a positive thing, and so we seldom find ourselves being asked to explain the benefits of executive coaching. People generally come to us …

Leadership

Top 10 Probiotic Foods to Eat for a Super Healthy Body

The human body has evolved to become a self-organizing and self-healing organism that conceives of truly magnificent ways to maintain vitality. One …

Wellness

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead | Inc.com

Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your story in a way that sells.<p>No matter how compelling your message is, if you don't capture your audience's attention in the first …

Public Speaking

This Is Actually "the Key" to Happiness, According to a Harvard Psychiatrist

The search for happiness is universally human—we all spend our lives checking off certain boxes in an attempt to find a sense of confidence and …

Things Men Should Stop Doing To Find True Happiness (As Told By A Psychological Performance Coach)

There are a lot of ideas, theories and suggestions for how to be happy — hell, we've even given you the <b>price people would pay</b> for it! Still, …

Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Feeling Worthy and Enough

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect […]The post …

Spirituality

9 Non-Sexual Things That Make A Woman Sexy AF To A Man

Sexiness, much more than beauty, is very subjective. What I find sexy, you may not find sexy -- and vice versa.<p>There's a strong correlation between …

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Happiness

Tip: Follow the Polyphenol Diet, Become Immortal

There's more to good health than just fruits and vegetables.<p>For a long time, dietitians told us we needed 4 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a …