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7 Books That Changed My Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The man who doesn’t read books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” – <b>Mark Twain</b><p><b>Intro</b><p>Hey! What’s up?<p>My name is Simon! I used to be a …

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Let go of any crippling anxieties for a second and think back to childhood. Remember the fear and trepidation you felt the first time you peered down from the top of the playground slide—which immediately turned to utter joy and triumph when you reached the …

Creativity

How Curiosity Diminishes Monotony

Creative people such as writers, musicians, directors, and designers like to talk about “the muse.” This entity hearkens back to Greek mythology to …

Creativity

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

Motivation

The 5 Most Effective Ways To Live In The Zone | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The wise use of time is a learned skill. From the day I arrived at the U.S. Naval Academy, the demands on my time were fierce. I learned quickly that …

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10 Great Lessons You Can Learn From Successful People About Failure

<i>I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan</i><p>So, you have this fantastic idea and you are …

Nike: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

During the 2016 Olympics, Nike put female athletes in the spotlight in its popular "Unlimited" ad campaign—and it promoted diversity in its own business. In 2016, the majority of the company’s employees were minorities, and women made up 48% of its global workforce.<p>The company is also a pioneer in …

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

How to Improve Your Personal Awareness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The one person above all else, whose opinion counts more than anything, and who should know you better than anyone else, is yourself. Most people …

Are You Strategically Living Your Life?

Strategic planning is typically thought of in terms of how large businesses and nations design a plan of action to accomplish their specific goals -- but it is a fabulous tool for individuals as well. If you find yourself disappointed by your life, consider taking a look at how strategically you …

Management

5 Ways to Achieve Balance as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a profession, entrepreneurship breeds anything but balance. The highs can be stratospheric and the lows can be crushing. Trying to find your rhythm in a highly competitive market can take its toll and sometimes entrepreneurs burn out …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways To Be A Hemingway-Level Productive Badass

Like they always say: Where there’s an indomitable will, there’s a Hemingway.<p>To say that Ernest Hemingway is a writer’s writer is an understatement, just as to say that George Plimpton is an editor’s editor is an understatement. And in the mid-1950s, the author of <i>Farewell to Arms, the Sun Also</i> …

Literature

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …