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50 Ways to Become More Professionally Excellent

This presentation will give you practical, next-level tips to help you become the best version of your professional self.<p>After powering through it, you will be armed with the tactics you need to grow and nurture your network, deliver world class work product, earn trust and respect, successfully …

10 Habits You Should Abandon Now to Improve Productivity

They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce — so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

4 Core Mind Habits Helped by Mindfulness

What is your Mind Habit?<p>Habits become autopilot when they are 1) in some way rewarding (increase pleasure or decrease pain) and 2) practiced repeatedly. There are four typical habits, which become apparent when we practice mindfulness. Can you identify your Mind Habits?<p>Knowing our particular mind …

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple …

7 Steps You Can Take to Stop Trading Time for Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>We were all lied to.</i> Growing up, we were sold the misconception that we should follow the traditional career path of working 50-hour weeks to receive a stable paycheck. In short: Get into the office early, stay late and even come in on …

Asset managers pose growing threat to global financial system, warns IMF

The growth of the asset management industry since the financial crisis has been underplayed, the IMF has warned<p>The growth of the asset management industry poses risks to global markets that have not been fully appreciated, the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>The sector has risen to become a …

Economics

How to manage your time like a pro?

I would not pretend to have the perfect ingredients for brewing up a magical potion of time management. I learned through my challenge of keeping up …

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s natural for a professional to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. This is especially true for entrepreneurs building a business alone. Being forced to handle the many daily tasks associated with …

What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Does it seem like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get through everything you need to do? With so many competing demands on our time, we can all benefit from learning to ramp up our own personal productivity. HBR recently ran a series called Getting More Work Done. …

The Pessimist’s Guide to Happiness

We seem to be in the middle of a happiness epidemic. Self-help book after self-help book advises us to improve our mental state by “thinking …

Happiness

Here Are 10 Specific Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?" One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor and former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong.</i><p>* * *<p>By Yishan Wong<p>Here's one that goes against a lot of …

Personal Finance

Time Management Tips From Marketers: How To Handle Weekly Obligations

As a marketer it can be tough handling countless, never-ending obligations on a week-to-week basis. If only we were tasked with sitting down and …

Spring Forward Into Health With These 10 Simple Tips

With a new season often come new rituals and habits. With more daylight in the springtime, it is often easier to adopt certain habits, such as fitting in an early evening bike ride. It is also a great time to try new foods and develop new habits, in an effort to get healthier.<p>As a nutritionist, I …

Nutrition

6 Classic Money Lessons Get Modern-Day Upgrades

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It may not be Thursday, but let’s talk throwbacks.<p>You know, like your ’80s perm, pet Tamagotchi … and your checkbook?<p>That’s right—even old money management mainstays, like scribbling your signature on a check before handing it to the cashier, have evolved …

Personal Finance

How to Build Expertise in a New Field

Better pay, more joy in the job, or prerequisite to promotion? Whatever your reasons for deciding to build expertise in a new field, the question is how to get there.<p>Your goal, of course, is to become a swift and wise decision-maker in this new arena, able to diagnose problems and assess …

Building Relationships in Cultures That Don’t Do Small Talk

Michael has been in Frankfurt for about a week and is really missing his home office in Chicago. Everyone in Germany seems to be so serious at work. No small talk, no conversation about the weekend, no interest in his American background — in fact, no interest really in him at all, it seems.<p>At …

11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Time Management

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Burnout's Silver Lining

To me, burnout always seemed a likely side effect of getting ahead. By sheer determination, I thought I could "win" against it or at the very least coexist with it.<p>I see now how bad it was. I was a workaholic -- checking emails in bed before my eyes had fully opened, thinking first of work before …

Self-improvement

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Personal Growth Doesn't Tickle: 10 Tips to Make It Easier

If you're going to make your life brilliant, you're going to have to grow and change, and that means facing opposition -- sometimes fierce opposition. But don't let that stop you or derail you. If anything, let it sharpen your vision and fuel your resolve.<p><b>A few examples of personal growth:</b> Changing …

Do We Live in a Time of Narcissism

No, we don't live in a time of Greek Mythology but we use words of past historical and mystical figures and gather images of centuries past. "Narcissus fell in love with his own image in a pool of water and finally changed into a flower." This flower bears his name "Narcissus" to this day. Many …

Big Moments in Disguise

Don't you love how love wakes us up in unexpected ways? How the standout moments are often the simplest?<p>I was reminded of this one recent morning while driving my kids to school. From the moment I woke up, I felt steeped in melancholy, and finally as I pulled up to my son's school, I realized …

Positive Thinking

How I use iOS apps to manage my calendar and daily tasks

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that my work day is chaotic. There never seems to be enough time, and keeping track of …

5 Pillars of a Joyful Life

All things begin with a strong foundation. A building must have a solid infrastructure to stand tall. Even life on earth, fragile as it may be, is firmly maintained by the fundamental elements needed to keep seven billion people alive. Well-rooted relationships are proven to be more durable and …

10 Ways to Recognize Success (And Stop Beating Yourself Up)

<i>Image Credit: pixabay</i><p>Have the inspiring words from your mission statement become buried deep beneath the profit and loss statement?<p>It's easy for success to become shallow. When our compass points to the dollar sign, and life is all about the bottom line, we're setting ourself up for …

Powerful Lessons in Gratitude

As I write this, I am coming to terms with the death of a good friend of mine who was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend. The last 48 hours have been very difficult. My emotions have been on a roller coaster. <b>However, I realize that even in death we have the opportunity to celebrate the</b> …

25 Truths About Life We All Need to Remember

<b>1. You need to love and accept yourself unconditionally.</b><p>Unconditional self-love gives you the courage to go after your dreams, because you've got insurance -- you know that no matter what the outcome, you love yourself deeply.<p><b>2. The busier life gets, the more you need stillness.</b><p>Slow down. Take a …