Ryan Ng

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What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to …

Self-awareness

The best time of year to buy just about anything

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>This year, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money …

Shopping

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of EQ that make leaders shine, one that every person in charge of people should develop is</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Sales Presentation Tips From a Self-Made Millionaire

A great sales presentation is challenging to pull off but practice does make perfect.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you sell things, then you must present things -- there’s no getting around it. Customers have to see what you sell, what it does, and how it can …

Demonstration

Free tuition in Germany not attractive for all foreigners

A new study says Germany is an exception with its free higher education. But while free tuition brings lots of foreign students here, it’s also …

Higher Education

25 Easy Ways To Stimulate Innovation, And Never Get Stuck Again

Innovation is no fun when you’re staring down an oppressively blank sheet of paper, but you don’t have to go it alone. Here’s my list of 25 prompts guaranteed to get the innovation juices flowing, a list distilled from my speeches and workshops and work as an innovation culture consultant.<p><b>1. Borrow</b> …

Frank Lloyd Wright

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a <i>lot</i> of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work or doing the dishes.<p>In recent years, scientists have been paying a lot more …

Mindfulness

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

How to Recharge if You're Losing Motivation

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

Without This Clause, Your Rights to Your Invention Are at Risk

Negotiating an improvements clause in your product licensing agreement is crucial to your success.<p>If you've been following my columns about how to license your product ideas for passive income, you know I believe in the power of self-education. You can't depend on others to do the work for you. You …

Intellectual Property

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

On Inc., Ilya Pozin wrote about 10 things anyone can learn in 10 minutes to make them more productive for the rest of their life.<p>More productive is one thing — but how about richer?<p>Only 10 minutes won't teach you everything there is to learn about managing your money and building wealth, but …

Personal Finance

How Companies like Facebook Really Hack Innovation | Inc.com

One thing employees at high-impact organizations do really well that those at other companies don't do: learning how to learn through rapid tinkering.<p>Of course that doesn't necessarily mean the most innovative workers come from Ivy League schools. It means that if you want to be the best of the …

Innovation

New Study Says Running Is Your Happy Secret Weapon

Pause the Netflix.<p>When sadness strikes, it's logical to want to lie in bed all day wrapped up in the comfort of blankets or stay on the couch eating ice cream while Netflix binging.<p>A new study, however, reports that doing nothing is the opposite of what you want to do when you're feeling like …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Time Management

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

Psychology

The role of design thinking in innovation

Innovation is everywhere at the moment — or, more accurately, there are countless blog posts about how important it is and how companies that fail to …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Employment

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

National Parks

Affordable ways to ski in Europe’s most glamorous resorts

You don’t need a mountain of money to hit Europe’s glamorous ski resorts. From B&Bs to cheaper eats, we offer an affordable route to the premier pistes<p><i>Accommodation prices are for seven nights’ half board in January, unless stated otherwise</i><p><b>St Moritz, Switzerland</b><p><b>Where</b> The ski world has no rival to …

Skiing

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Business Strategy

Are You Ready to Start Conquering Your Dangerous Addiction to Comfort?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At this very moment something on your to-do list is nagging at you ...<p>A proposal you need to write<br>• A payment you need to make<br>• An awkward phone call<br>• An administrative task<br>• An appointment you need to schedule<p>Wait, back up two steps: It’s a …

Procrastination