Ayra Jimenez

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An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

Are you a Crescent Moon Cafe Virgin? • Our Awesome Planet

Yes, it was my first time to visit Crescent Moon Cafe last month. We were doing a research trip for an upcoming Culinary Tour of Antipolo that will …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Terrific Productivity Tips to Make Your Week a Triumph

14 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a summer weekend and you're savoring another barbecue or a wonderful stroll by the beach and thinking, "How do I carve out more moments like this? If I only could be more productive during the work week."<p>To help you in …

LOL: Men Wear Make-Up For The First Time, Turn Into ‘Beautiful Women’

<b>Five men</b> had their first encounter with make-up—not for vanity purposes, but to show how cosmetics can transform them into “beautiful women”.<p><b>As</b> they …

You’ve Made A Mistake. Now What?

Anyone who has worked in an office for more than a day has made a mistake. While most people accept that slip-ups are unavoidable, no one likes to be responsible for them. The good news is that mistakes, even big ones, don’t have to leave a permanent mark on your career. In fact, most contribute to …

Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster

Mindfulness is hot right now–Hollywood hot, Davos hot, Main Street hot.<p>Actress Goldie Hawn led a panel at Davos on the why mindfulness matters; director David Lynch has an entire foundation dedicated to bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to veterans and other trauma survivors; public …

Seeking Safety In Numbers: Do Consumers Think And Choose Differently In Crowded Stores?

<i>This article is by Rob Tanner, assistant professor of marketing for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.</i><p>The last decade has seen a wave of research suggesting consumer behavior can often be determined entirely nonconsciously. For example, salesmen who subtly …

Seven Counterintuitive Ways to Be Insanely Productive

If you’re a misfit like me, the typical productivity advice just hasn’t worked for you.<p>You know what I’m talking about, the standard narrative …

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Don't Be Your Own Worst Financial Enemy: 10 Money Excuses To Kick To The Curb In 2014

We all know when we do it.<p>We buy a little something more expensive than we can afford. We know we should save for retirement, but haven’t contributed to our IRA. We let inertia take hold and keep putting off getting that will drawn up. And then, we rationalize these actions to ourselves.<p>“Well, it …

Make Your Team Smarter Overnight: 5 Brain-Based Tools In Pictures [Infographics]

What if you could become smarter overnight?<p>What if you could tap into more parts of your brain to increase innovation, creativity, emotional engagement, vision?<p>What if you could guide your team to this state too?<p>You can.<p>Here are my 5 favorite brain-based tools to make your team smarter overnight. …

New Year's resolutions: The Pope Francis list

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – He preaches against gossip, reminds us to finish our meals, and even tells us not to fear marriage.<p>Described as the …

Recipe: Cashew Chicken Salad Wraps

Cashew Chicken Salad Wraps<p>Makes 4 wraps<p>3 cups shredded cooked chicken <br>1/4 cup mayonnaise <br>2 teaspoons rice vinegar <br>2 teaspoons sugar <br>1 teaspoon sesame …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

Toss Your Resolutions Out The Window (And Try This Instead)

Are you one of the estimated 45% of Americans who will make New Year’s resolutions this year? According to a 2002 study published in the University of Scranton’s <i>Journal of Clinical Psychology</i>, you only have an 8% chance of being successful.<p>Yikes.<p>While I’m all for trying to beat the odds, this year …

Your New Year Resolution: Instead Of Goals Focus On Practices

I’m a pretty goal-oriented person. I love to set goals. I track them on a weekly basis. And then I wonder why I didn’t meet them. <b>The fact is most New Year goals don’t get met.</b> So this year I’ve decided to do something different.<p>As I sat to ponder the goals I didn’t meet this year (lose the 10 lbs I …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

New career strategies for a new year

Along with the perennial pledges of “lose weight” and “eat healthier” many people’s New Year’s resolution lists include getting a better job or advancing their career. But just like losing that weight, this is often easier said than done.<p>Career Coach turned to experts to find out what jobseekers — …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of …

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Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the</i> …

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Forget About Immediate Results and Other Must-Read Business Tips

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are accustomed to setting goals. They tend to have goals for revenue; for number of customers, clients or users; for sales figures. But goals can be …

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Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook.<p>"I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as …

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