Shane

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Did you take a lunch break yesterday? Are you planning to take one today?<p>Chances are the answer is no. Fewer American workers are taking time for lunch. Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people steps away for a midday meal. Most workers are simply eating at their desks.<p>But studies have also …

The Workplace

Here are the Most and Least Productive Hours of the Day

How to figure out the rhythms of when you do your best work<p>In a perfect world (or, at least a more efficient one), you could be productive whenever …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits! | Inc.com

Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should have just known better and avoided.<p>I've led large complex …

Leadership

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Handy

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline (Infographic)

These simple tricks will help you avoid temptation and reach your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trying to kick a bad habit? Eat healthier? Go to the gym every day? It’s important to achieve your goals and become your best self, but no one said it'd be easy. It …

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

Some of the talks deal with happiness and success, and others with memory and motivation. But all of them provide an important window into what makes us tick.<p>Here are a handful to get you better-acquainted with the organ between your ears.

Self-improvement

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do you tell your boss you simply have too much to do? No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

Time to self-love: 7 ways we can be less hard on ourselves this year

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s being a perfectly imperfect human being. And if there’s one thing I’m <i>really</i> good at, it’s reminding myself …

How to Create and Succeed at Personal Goals in the Coming Year

Goals have been a central part of my personal, professional, and financial successes for as long as I can remember. I remember setting personal goals …

11 ways to trick yourself into working hard, even when you're not in the mood

When it's just you on your living-room floor, it's tempting to do a few push-ups and quit, even though you said you'd do 20. And when it's Saturday morning and you're supposed to be working on that novel you said you'd write, it's easy just to… not.<p>Over on Quora, there are more than 100 potential …

The Key to Work-Life Balance? Integration of Those 2 Concepts.

Want to change into Lycra tights and take a 5-mile bike ride at lunch? That's absolutely fine, if it helps you produce brilliant work that afternoon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The realities of maintaining a work-life balance have always been challenging. But, <i>better</i> …

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster

There is no doubt that the pace of work everywhere has increased. We’re all expected to do more in less time. So what do you do if you have a tortoise on your team? How do you diagnose why he takes so long to get his work done? And how do you then help him understand the importance of picking up …

One of the easiest tricks to get yourself to work out doesn't require any expensive tools, classes, or apps

While researching an article on ways to trick yourself out of laziness, I kept coming across different iterations of one tip that's especially useful if you're trying to motivate yourself to exercise.<p>Here's how one Redditor, backformore, described it: "I set an alarm for 10 minutes and then see how …

Follow This 4-Step Routine Every Friday

Don’t make the mistake of treating Friday like any other workday.<p>Having a specific and intentional routine on Friday will set you up for a relaxing …

How to Be Limitless in Real Life

14 Mental Hacks and Techniques<p>In the movie 2011 movie Limitless the main character takes a clear pill (NZT) which endows superhuman mental abilities …

7 things that can help when you're too exhausted to work any more today

While your computer can generally run all day long without a problem, you can't.<p>Even people who love their jobs and feel super-motivated during the workday (we hope that's you!) will at some point hit a wall.<p>The solution isn't to bang your head against said wall — i.e. force yourself to continue …

Productivity

Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

Here's how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I'm never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

How Complaining Physically Rewires your Brain to be Anxious and Depressed

I’m pretty sure we can all pick out that one person who is a consistent negative ninny. The one person who we think sees the glass half empty, but …

How to Work Less Tomorrow and Get More Done Every Day

Are you often overwhelmed and stressed out by a huge workload you can't control? If so, you need to seriously explore these techniques to put you back in the driver's seat.<p>Every entrepreneur I know feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. …

5 Dead Simple Ways to Meet All Your Goals With Great Results

And I truly mean dead simple.<p>A client sent me an email telling me that she wants to make drastic changes next year. She is weary from the inability to follow through on her most audacious goals.<p>She struggles with what many of us do as well. She just can't pull the trigger! The commitment to change …