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10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to …

There's a major dark side of success, according to the former CEO of Apple

The more successful you are, the harder you fall.<p>And, according to John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi, success often drives one specific form of failure.<p>In an interview with Business Insider, he cited Kodak as an example of this phenomenon.<p>The one-time tech giant ultimately filed for …

I've Spent 10 Years Motivating People to Work Out: These Are My Best Tips

In the 10 years I’ve been helping people develop healthy behaviors around food and exercise, I’ve found that most people truly want to exercise more …

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

Self-improvement

4 Things You Can Do Right Now For an Immediate Confidence Boost

Self-love is arguably the most important commitment you can make to yourself—keyword being "commitment." Like your yoga practice or your burgeoning …

Social Media

The Art of Mindful Writing

Writing mindfully is actually … kinda fun<p><i>Before you read this post, you might want to read my little tutorial on</i> <i>Mindfulness Meditation.</i><p>When you do …

Exactly What to Do to Get Out of Your Own Head

"When you get in your head, you're dead." ~ Tony Robbins<p>We all have those moments (or weeks or days!) when we get in our head too much. Our constant …

Self-help

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Meditation & Mindfulness Expert Reveals 5 Tips for the Perfect Night of Sleep

By the time you get ready to go to bed, you check your clock and realize it’s way later than you realized. You jump into bed, and then you find that …

The Most Practical Way to Experience Personal Insights Every Single Day

In the Movie <i>Limitless</i>, we see Bradley Cooper take an NZT pill before he glimpses the best version of himself.<p>This person gives him advice he needs to …

Felice

These 50 profound quotes from Buddha will change the way you spend your life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

These 3 profound lessons from a Japanese Zen Master will blow your mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

How To Build Self Confidence And Prepare Yourself For Success In Life

Do you act in a way that’s governed by other people’s opinions?<p>Do you continually stay in your comfort zone for fear of failure?<p>Do you fear making …

25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person

Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.<p>Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for …

Happiness

Foods That Promote Healthy Skin | Valet.

Reduce breakouts with probiotics<p>Plenty of people swear by probiotics for digestive health and immunity. But research now suggests that the "good …

Skin Care

Here are 10 little-known morning habits of mentally tough people

You don’t need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.<p>A strong mindset is one that’s disciplined, determined and consistent. It’s a …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

Shaky Hands

How to act less stupid, according to psychologists

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.<p>One of the most common breaches, one of the things that tends to give us …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

8 Overlooked Obstacles That Sabotage Your Happiness

How do you get happy?<p>Some people say that if you visualize happiness, you'll be happy. Does that mean if you visualize a castle, you can have that too?<p>Here's another one.<p>If you have negative thoughts, you're doomed. Toast.<p>That's scary, right?<p>Maybe you strive to stay happy by reading inspiring blogs …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

TV Families

As <i>Suits</i> wraps up season four this week, we have just one question: Is Harvey Specter the coolest character on TV? We’re hard-pressed to think of …

TV

'Suits' Season 5 Update: Harvey, Marcus Story Idea Likely To Be Explored In New Season

The upcoming Season 5 of “Suits” is likely to see a little bit more of Harvey Specter’s (Gabriel Macht) family. Season 3 of “Suits” saw Harvey’s late …

Harvey Specter’s 5 rules to nailing office politics

Harvey Specter’s 5 rules to nailing office politics<p>Graduation was a breeze and your two masters degrees from Ivy League business schools are …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

11 morning routine tweaks that will make the rest of your day more productive

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The …

7 Super Unproductive Habits Most People Have

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

Productivity