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Want to Unlock Your Full Potential and Live a More Fulfilling Life? Do 1 Thing First | Inc.com

Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations...stories matter.<p>Especially the stories we tell ourselves.<p>(That's an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has nothing to do with being stone-faced and not showing emotion; Stoicism is a …

Motivation

These Methods Will Finally Help You Organize Your Job Search Better

Don’t lose track of your job search progress.<p>When you’re actively looking for a new job, you can’t afford to wing it on the organizational front. Whether you apply for five jobs or 100, you’ll soon find yourself buried in an extraordinary number of resumes, cover letters, job descriptions, and …

Starting A Side Project In 2018? Here’s How To Make It Successful

Hint: It takes more than being passionate and having fun.<p>For businesses, giving resources and time to side projects has proven over and over to be worth it. Slack, everyone’s favorite communication hub, started life as a simple tool for a group of game developers.<p>Side projects help us uncover new …

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall trend is rising, in part because science shows people are more productive and happier when they work from …

Home Offices

One of the biggest worries couples have about their sex lives is completely normal

"Were we really put on this earth to have a monogamous sex life for 50 years and have passion the entire time for our partner?" says Rachel Sussman. "I don't think so."<p>Sussman is a relationship expert and marriage counselor in New York City, and she doesn't beat around the bush when she talks about …

10 Grooming Resolutions For The New Year

Handy hacks and small switch-ups can make a big difference<p>Bold and emotionally impulsive goal setting is as impressive as it is foolhardy. Your …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

Kelly Slater: "I just had the most profound experience of my life!"

"Otherworldly!" says 11-timer…<p><b>Earlier today, the sinuous trail of surf tourism</b> was exposed in a lovely piece that <b>you can read here.</b><p>Of course, the …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Richard Branson Says Work From Home (Here's How to Do It) | Inc.com

Want to raise successful kids? Richard Branson has a few ideas.<p>He's written at length about how important he thinks it is not to protect kids from their mistakes--to let them fail. But in a recent interview, he also says there's something parents should definitely try to do if they want to spend …

Homework

This Simple Solution Will Eliminate Tons of Conflict From Your Life | Inc.com

Conflicts. Arguments. Frustrations. Even for all the toughies out there, fighting with companions is never fun. Interpersonal struggles, no matter how minor, are destructive and can eventually come to erode relationships. It happens in marriage, in the workplace, and between friends.<p>But what if you …

Psychology

This Actor Summed Up Success in 4 Words, and It's Brilliant | Inc.com

Having struggled with the idea of success in my own career, I can now confidently tell you that most of us don't even know what success is. And if we can't precisely define it, we can't hope to achieve it.<p>It took a chance encounter in a New York City bar with actor Barney Fitzpatrick to finally …

Motivation

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

The 7 Best Investing Apps For 2018

A new year brings the opportunity to take stock in yourself and make a resolution to become a more educated and informed investor. These are the apps I plan to use most frequently in 2018:<p>(Disclosure: I have no financial stake in any of these companies and receive no compensation for anything in …

Investing

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

How Turning Your Goals Into Systems Can Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>By Arthur Menard, co-founder and CEO of SPARTAN.</i><p>"Shoot for the moon," or "Set high goals for yourself," is advice you have probably heard dozens of times already. Yet every new year the same cycle repeats itself: "This year I will go to the gym every day," "I will stop smoking this year," and "I'm …

Marathons

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2018 can make you more productive …

Time Management

Improve Your Focus in 9 Minutes or Less With This Morning Routine

It’s your body’s job to house and protect your brain, but did you know that you can also use your body to strengthen your mind? In this article, …

The Brain

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids | Inc.com

What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said than done.<p>The truth is, there is no set path to guaranteed parenting success (believe me, …

Parenting

5 Essential Blockchain Predictions That Will Define 2018

The potential for blockchain technology to bring about widespread change has been predicted since 2011 and the emergence of Bitcoin. But it was this year when the concept really started to capture people’s attention.<p>Perhaps spurred on by the meteoric rise in price of Bitcoin – the first tangible …

Blockchain

This Technique Can Help You Meditate in Less Than a Minute

While most of us can probably agree that meditating regularly is a great idea in theory, actually putting it into practice might seem like too much …

You can still enroll in over 55,000 online classes for $10 each with this Cyber Monday deal

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the fundamentals of drawing under your belt, you'll be better equipped to draw human figures and faces, realistic light and shadow, …

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

Want Better Self-Esteem? Immediately Stop These 7 Toxic Habits | Inc.com

<i>What are some tips for boosting self esteem? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dushka Zapata, Amateur writer, on Quora:</b><p><b>What are some tips for boosting self esteem?</b><p><b>Start with a cleanse.</b><p>…

Self-help

Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

As one career expert explains, the art of “speculative job applications” may be a numbers game, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.<p>Your first instinct might be to search the job boards when you’re looking for a new job. But that approach comes with a built-in obstacle: Competition. A single job …

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Design the Life of Your Dreams Using These Simple Tips

An Entrepreneur contributor outlines how to design your life the way an artist would.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Years ago, my father shared a simple bit of wisdom with me that you’ve probably heard before: <i>Life is too short,</i> he said<i>. T</i>oo short to do something you're …

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

These 8 online courses teach important skills you didn't learn in college

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Getting an education is the most crucial part of becoming successful in life, and spending years in school is …