Pete Harding

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Could Cannabis Be the New Post-workout Recovery Tool?

The stigma around weed is slowly shifting. Once considered a potentially life-ruining “gateway drug,” cannabis has a new reputation: miracle drug. …

Los Angeles Bans Heat-Sucking Roofs

From now on, the city's building code will require new residential construction to include "cool roofs" capable of reflecting sunlight.<p>This highly unscientific aerial sampling of Los Angeles homes illustrates the city's rooftop problem:<p>Almost all of the homes here have dark-colored roofs covered in …

Defining the Competitive Edge for Your B2B Content Marketing

No content marketing effort can really begin until you understand what makes your business different and worthy of attention.<p>After all, content …

10 Tips for Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Most small business owners face this dilemma at one time or another: How to create a successful marketing campaign that generates revenue advertising without breaking the bank.<p>The days of social media have certainly made it easier to promote a …

Small Business

Forget the Elevator Pitch, Give an Elevator Demo

Why talk about your product when you can give your customer a real-live test drive?<p>The problem with even a flawless elevator pitch is that it's all talk. It's far more effective is to show rather than tell a customer about your product. Here's a real-life example, from a reader, edited for</i> …

salesprocess

This 7-Minute Morning Routine Will Change Your (Work) Life

This routine takes seven minutes each morning before you start work. Will you follow it?<p>It only takes seven minutes to change how you approach your day. Using the routine described below when you get to work will make a world of difference in your productivity, your attitude, your success, and your …

Productivity

7 Strategies That Can Propel Your Success To A New Level

A great Shakespeare play once said that successful people are either born that way, forced into their attainment, or work hard to quickly rise …

Success

Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats.<p>From inside the studio windows, you peer over taxi cabs crowding 5th Avenue below and if you put your nose right up to the glass, you can see the needle …

10 Things You Need to Tell Yourself To Be Highly Successful

Do you want to be more successful? Highly successful people often have similar attitudes and mindsets that help them to achieve their great …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

How to Feel Like You've Meditated—Without Having to Cross Your Legs and Chant "Om"

Because channeling your favorite monk is, er, not gonna happen.<p>Every time I read yet another study about all of the health benefits of meditation, I beat myself up for not getting my butt out of bed just a little bit earlier to try this sanity-saving, health-transforming practice—again. And so I …

Meditation

Activating Your Divine Blueprint Of Awakening

12th May 2015 By Lisa Young Guest Writer for Wake Up World Do you ever feel that your Spiritual Awakening has been “paused”, or that you have reached …

Mind Your Own Business

At about the beginning of this decade, mass-market mindfulness rolled out of the Bay Area like a brand new app. Very much like an app, in fact, or a …

Silicon Valley

This Presentation Trick Makes You Sound Brilliant

Presentations with bullet lists make you seem dull and stupid. Structuring your presentation as a real story does the exact opposite.<p>Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But …

Public Speaking

4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.<p>Some people seem to be endlessly innovative. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and others like them appear to command an endless fountain of brilliant new ideas, business models, and product designs. Wouldn't it be …

Innovation

Your Next Speaking Engagement: 7 Secrets to Ensure Massive Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speaking at an event is always challenging, but to improve your chances of success, think first about what you can do to stand out from the other speakers.<p>I know what I'm talking about: I speak at many social media events …

Public Speaking

4 Powerful Speaking Secrets You Can Learn by Watching Gary Vaynerchuk

The social media and wine expert doesn't use slides, or lists, or put much structure into his speeches. So why are they so compelling?<p>Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and all-around social media guru has lots to say. It spills out of him in hour-long keynote addresses, webcasts, tweets, and even …

Public Speaking

10 Kick Ass Presentation Techniques

I’ve been lucky enough to make public speaking part of my career. It’s something I love doing and enjoy every second of, but that’s not the case for …

How to Become a Professional Public Speaker | The Art of Manliness

Photo by Alex Harris<p><i>Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them</i> …