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5 Proven Principles for Long Lasting Motivation

Motivation isn’t something I think about on a daily basis because I know that motivation isn’t everything, <b>ACTION IS EVERYTHING</b>.<p>Any ‘<i>extra motivation</i>’ …

Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a $340 Makeover

We love a cheap makeover — especially when it turns out as wonderfully as this one did. We couldn't believe that the total remodel cost less than …

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7 Ways to Make Your Team A Creative Powerhouse

Need to get your people thinking outside the box in useful ways? Try these tips from one of America's top creative experts.<p><b>Exclusive Insights From the</b> <b>Young Presidents’ Organization</b> <b>(YPO)</b><p>If there is one thing every entrepreneur or manager can depend on, it's that there is no shortage of change in the …

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

3 Quick Performance Hacks That Can Supercharge Your Day

We all have the same number of hours in the day, yet some people accomplish vastly more than others. These three tactics are the key to leveling-up your efficiency.<p>Do you ever pause during the day and think, "24 hours just isn't enough!" While you can't magically add hours to the day, you can take …

Productivity

10 Mind-Blowing TED Talks On How To Be Confident, Gorgeous- And A Better Person

1. Your Body Language Influences the Way You Feel<p>In this video, social Psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses research that shows how body language shapes …

Multiple Sclerosis

Top 8 Biggest Workplace Distractions

Time-wasters lower productivity and can definitely harm your career by fostering a bad image of a irresponsible persona who cannot do their job …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

“There are several reasons why our days have swelled,” says productivity consultant and author of<i>Never Check Email In The Morning</i> Julie Morgenstern. “Companies continuously are trying to hire as few people as possible. Our roles are continuously changing, the world is changing, we’re in a time of …

6 Ways to Love Your Life

Life is short. In the last year, I lost the man I consider one of my father figures -- my grandfather. He died in December at 87 years old. When I think back on our time together, my memories are filled with love, tears, education, and strength. He lived a full life and taught me how to live …

Entrepreneurs, Have You Had These Four Conversations With Employees?

Recently, I wrote about the discussions employees should initiate with their leaders.<p>Entrepreneurs, now it’s your turn.<p>In the midst of raising funding, setting strategy, pivoting if and when required, communicating with your board, allaying customer concerns and attracting news ones, and a host of …

Employment

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Mentally challenging work could protect the mind in old age

Mentally challenging work may, at times, feel draining and tough, yet professionals whose jobs involve a variety of challenging work tasks may be …

Five Reasons You're Killing Yourself Working Overtime, And How To Stop

Throughout my 18-year corporate life, I would find myself staying late in the office more often than not. If I’m brutally honest with myself, I did it for two reasons – to try to stay caught up with what I felt was a massive workload, but also, to show management that I was a very hard worker. One …

Want to be an optimist? Pick up these positive habits

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?<p>You know those people: They're the friends who have spilled coffee on their white shirt and still manage to have a nonchalant smile on their face. They're the …

Overcoming Overwhelm

Have you ever felt like a human doing … As opposed to a human being? In this highly connected, multimedia, I need it yesterday world, it’s so easy to …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

9 Tips to Do More Every Day

Time is an illusion.Time is the fourth dimension.Time waits for no man.These little philosophical quips may give us pause for thought, but in a …

Here’s What Defines Your Company Culture

In the end, culture is about how your company is different from other companies, not how it is the same.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What makes a company culture great?</i><p><i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, LiveRamp CEO. Started & sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora</i><p>A corporate …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

How to Brain Hack Your Way to Success

Have you ever driven your car to work in the morning? Suddenly, you are parked at your office, and don’t remember the drive?<p>The entire time you were …

Small Business

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Why Do We Have To Make Others Wrong To Be Right? - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

People sometimes have to make others wrong to be right. They do it not to be rude, not to be mean, not to be hateful but because they fear their own …

Self-improvement

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

These Three Things Are More Important than Passion

<b>I have never met a person who suddenly became happy simply by “finding their passion.”</b><p>If my passion had come crawling across my bed during any of my …

5 scents that could improve your productivity

Most offices have a base note of stale coffee, a hint of photocopier toner and a whiff of despair. What you smell can influence your mood, so it's a …

Stress Kills - Unless You Choose To Proactively Combat Its Harmful Effects

The cumulative effects of chronic stress creep up on you slowly. Initially, you may be able to shrug off minor health issues and sleep difficulties and explain away decreased productivity and increased irritability. But eventually, the toll stress takes on your health adds up, and ultimately, it …

16 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. With the help of career and workplace experts Lynn Taylor, David Shindler, Michael Kerr, Anita …

Recovering Resilience: 7 Methods For Becoming Mentally Stronger

Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental …

Simple Life Hacks For Enjoying Work Every Day

Many people dread going to work — even entrepreneurs. They may dislike their job, the people they work with, the environment they’re in, or are simply bored of their monotonous routines.<p>With a few simple tips and tricks (backed by science), you’ll finally be able to enjoy your job — and more …

Productivity