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Top 9 things to Remember When Life is NOT Going Your Way

Life is not easy to play on. All of us had gone through the bad times in our lives and we get through them, however some get through them more easily …

Motivation

6 Daily Questions You Don't Want To Ask But Should . . . Especially # 6. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We make our way through life by asking questions. How, when, where, what’s next? We ask strangers, co-workers, and loved ones. The most important …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Creativity

Bottom Up or Top Down Market Analysis: Which Should You Use? | Inc.com

<i>Dear Jeff,</i><p><i>We've developed a new product, are about to take it to market, and need to develop a market analysis for our business plan. Which forecasting approach is better: top down or bottom up?</i><p><i>-- Name withheld by request</i><p>Understanding market size, and understanding your ability to penetrate that …

Profit

5 Differences Between Optimists And Pessimists | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Optimism maximizes potential as pessimism squashes it. Look at these five distinguishing differences between optimists and pessimists and tell me – …

Happiness

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

Leadership

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

5 Decision-making Types: Which One Are You? | Inc.com

You know you need great ideas, a critical mass of talent, and a decent amount of luck to build a successful business. But there's something even more fundamental to putting together a smart organization.<p>Before everything else, you, the founder, need an honest understanding of your strengths and …

Management

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

25 Ways To Live Differently

If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you are probably well on your way. However, if your life goal is to make your own …

10 Things Stopping You From Being Successful

Regardless of what your profession or craft is, everyone wants to be successful. If success was easy, then everyone would be at the top 1% of their …

The Bright Side Of Hitting Rock Bottom

He sat upright in the corner of the bed, visibly trembling. Sleep deprivation toyed with his mind. Breathing was difficult. The once autonomous …

How to Ask Yourself Great Questions

In my life coaching training program, one of my first homework assignments was to make a list of 100 <i>empowering questions</i> we could ask clients in …

The Myth of Adversity and How to Reach the Next Level | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life to me has often been very unusual. On one hand I would compare myself to others who were better off in areas I wanted to strive for. And on the …

The Science of Self-Control: Can You Increase Your Willpower? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Does any of this sounds familiar:<p>You want to become an early riser, but once your alarm clock goes off, you hit the snooze button, and go back to …

TWENTY THINGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR CHILD:

TWENTY THINGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR CHILD:<p>1. Play a sport.<br>It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.<p>2. It is better to be kind than to be right.<p>3. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it someday.<p>4. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.<p>5. Pray and be a spiritual …

Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone For Breakthroughs! - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

“It’s not our failures that determine our future success, but how we explain them to ourselves.”<p>—Dr Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive …

10 Life Lessons People Should Learn Before They Turn 30

There are so many lessons I wish I had learned while I was young enough to appreciate and apply them. The thing with wisdom, and often with life …

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you are like millions of other people, you’ve set out with the best …

Jerry Seinfeld

3 Ways to Harness the Power of Affirmations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I first started using affirmations I didn’t really know what I was doing. I figured that if I said a statement enough times, I’d start to …

The Lazy Person's Guide To Not Being Lazy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you feel dead tired after work? Can’t wait to sit down in that comfortable sofa of yours? Basically, you feel lazy, right?<p>You see, what I have …

Stop Giving Your Brain the "Sugar Blues" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Refined sugar has been called poison, toxic, and the “anti-nutrient”. It’s said to be more addictive than cocaine. Is it really that bad? How much …

How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps)

<b>How to be interesting (in 10 stupid-simple steps):</b><p><b>1.Go exploring.</b> <br>Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p><b>2. Share what you discover.</b> <br>And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously …

How Limitations Can Be Positive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The word limitation is usually connected to something negative; it refers to being restricted, being held back from pursing or completing a task and …

3 Secret Techniques To Build Self Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Introduction</b><p>These 3 exercises that I am sharing with you today get to the core of low confidence and low self-esteem. Unlike other superficial …

6 Ways To Stop Letting Life's Pressures Consume You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you get tired of having to deal with the seemingly endless pressures going in in your life?<p>You’re overworked, undervalued, under compensated, …