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9 Ways to Improve Your Mood | Inc.com

Despite the cold weather, winter can be a difficult time to keep your cool. You don't have to have full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder to feel out of sorts during this time of the year. Running a successful business can be challenging enough, but many entrepreneurs say they feel even more …

This Weekly Habit Will Push You To Peak Performance

In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend to make to-do lists and set goals — but not much else. I think that's a lost opportunity. Entrepreneurs are no different than athletes: For both groups, peak …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Happiness

How These Six Highly Productive Bloggers Get So Much Done

“Routines are important, but only if you make them your own. Simply copying someone else’s routine probably won’t work.” — Jeff Goins<p>Although I’ve …

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

Every minute counts! Three productivity experts offer six ideas for hacking your habits for maximum productivity.<p>From shortcuts and life hacks to proven productivity methods, we’re all looking to save time and get more done. If you want to be even more successful, it’s time to tap into your super …

14 Ways to Spoil Yourself--And Why You Should

From daily rewards to major splurges, here are 14 indulgences to keep busy entrepreneurs feeling like it's all worth it.<p>Many of us write New Year's resolutions about what we vow not to do or how we want to improve either professionally or personally. That's a worthwhile exercise, to be sure. But to …

Entrepreneurship

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Make a Habit of Happiness and Resiliency

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more …

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

16 Books That'll Amp Up Your Creativity

Is it just us, or does the self-help section of the bookstore feel kind of heavy? You know, like it's carrying the burdens of thousands of readers, …

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

When it comes to management, I’ve always been a bigger believer in fundamentals than fancy. Sure, there’s nothing at all wrong with, say, presentation skills that spellbind an audience of thousands, but when it comes to operational effectiveness, chances are that will be determined by how well you …

3 Reasons Even The Busiest People In The World Should Take A Break

For many people, taking time off is a no-brainer. Company holidays? Paid vacation days? Turning off email? Please and thank you.<p>But for entrepreneurs and those working at small startups, there can be pressure to work constantly. Every vacation day is a day that work won’t get done—and there are …

How Hugh Jackman Became A Fair Trade Coffee Entrepreneur

With Laughing Man, the movie star is finding ways to get small coffee growers good prices outside the monolithic coffee world. Here, he talks about how he started.<p>I met Dukale, a small-time coffee grower, while on a trip to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision, I was deeply impressed by his …

4 Quick and Easy Pick Me Ups | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re in a bad mood, it’s easy to wallow in it. But wouldn’t you rather get over the funk and move on? Here are some of the best ways to do …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

How To Never Get Anything Important Done

If you’re like me, you’ve lived a large number of meaningless days. If not, you’re in luck, because I am going to share with you the secret of how …

Outsourcing

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Staying Happy in your Place of Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

One cannot argue how important happy employers are at work. The happier the employees, the more productive the business. Maybe your employer is not …

Happiness

5 Excuses that Stop You From Reaching Your Dream

The moment you set your mind to pursue a big dream is magical. It energizes you and excites you.<p>But as you start to make plans, things fall apart. …

Motivation

5 Steps to Doubling Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder how you can double the amount of work you can get done in the same amount of time with just a few simple steps?<p>The problem is, we are …

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 …

The Ultimate Secret to Fast Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to pick up a new skill?<p>Don’t we all. And we also want it to happen fast, so fast.<p>And preferably without any effort as well.<p>Well, I do have one …

Do You Use Mental Techniques? 4 Reasons Why They’re Not Working | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Mental training techniques are all the rage right now. I’m going to present a contrarian view. It’s been my experience from working with athletes …

Outsourcing

How to Keep Yourself Fit despite an 80 Hour Work Week | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

From doctors to computer engineers, pilots to rocket scientists, brain surgeons to lawyers, everyone has a super busy work schedule nowadays.<p>With …