Syafiq Azuan

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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 …

Time Management

19 crucial money lessons I learned in my 20s

Here are 19 of the most important lessons I've learned along the way.<p>1. We <i>need</i> to talk about money<p>Money is still way too taboo. And the only way we break down this wall is to open up dialogues with friends, partners, parents — anyone who'll listen, really. Having honest conversations about salaries …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity

Get the most out of your days with these 8 scheduling hacks.<p>Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to …

Time Management

End-of-year financial planning: A 9-point checklist

<b>1. Get a head start on organizing your financial records</b><p>This could involve downloading your online account statements and gathering all your personal …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

I’m Saving $900 a Month So I Can Start Working for Myself

Seeing how far I've come inspires me to stick to my budget.<p>July 2015 found me in Florence.<p>To get there, I had penny-pinched for a year and a half so …

Personal Finance

13 things mentally strong people don't do

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Read on for Morin's list of 13 things mentally strong people avoid at all costs.<p><i>This is an update of</i> …

Behaviors Of People With Anxiety That Are Actually Easy To Change

Many people suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means that they are often on edge, tense, and generally hopped up a good part of their day. This style of living becomes habitual and a norm without even realizing it. These habits or behaviors can be changed by recognizing all people are …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Oh, The Things You Can Do with GoAnimate!

<b>A good video is like a shot of B-12 to any message you’re trying to get out there.</b> Whether you’re teaching, training, advertising, or expressing …

Education Technology

7 daily habits that can unlock your creativity, according to science

Even if you don't think you're the "creative type," don't assume you can ignore this skillset, or that you can't become creative too.<p>60% of CEOs polled by IBM agreed that creativity was the most important skill to possess in a leadership role, because can help us solve problems and respond to …

5 essential rules for spending and saving

<i>Chase has teamed up with The Players’ Tribune and Business Insider to present “Letter to My Younger Self,” a series where athletes reflect on their</i> …

How a personal finance failure can be a good thing

Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

6 keys to raising brilliant children, according to developmental psychologists

The authors of a new book, "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children," have put together a framework based on their own experiences with children and evidence gathered from years of research in child development.<p>Co-authors Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff, …

Kids

Six Things Productive People Do Every Morning

You're reading Six Things Productive People Do Every Morning, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

When Your Inner Critic Keeps You From Happiness

Credit: alekseiveprev/Shutterstock.com<p>How often have you allowed stress to affect your happiness by placing unrealistic demands on yourself resulting in negative self-talk? Does this sound like you? I used to fall victim to this exact practice regularly and, at times, I still succumb to negativity …

Five Simple Budgeting Strategies That Can Bring Real Results

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy’s …

Do You Track Your Net Worth?

You probably (hopefully) track your budget every month, but your net worth doesn’t need quite as much attention. It’s still a good idea to keep an …

Personal Finance

The 4 Habits Every Great Leader Needs To Practice

“Presence” isn’t a persona or an aura of authority. It’s what you do, day in and day out.<p>You don’t need to be told that leadership takes presence. But in my experience, leaders today have arguably fewer opportunities to show it.<p>Particularly if you head up a digital business or lead teams spread out …

Online Life

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality

Why You Shouldn't Worry If You're Not a Creative Success By Your 30s

We love stories about people who succeed by a young age. The Mark Zuckerbergs of the world become heroes while the rest of us feel like failures if …

Leonardo Da Vinci

7 'Disease Stoppers' You Need to Know About

<i>by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS</i><p>There's a pill for just about every condition on the planet. But did you ever take a look at the long list of side effects associated with conventional treatments? Luckily, your body wants to be well, and there are plenty of natural ways you can pump up your …

Muhammad Ali's Best Productivity Tricks

Muhammad Ali is certainly best known as a boxer, but he's also an incredibly productive, inspirational person. He's done a lot done in his life, so …

Boxing

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali had a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. His words can inspire us all.<p>Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook …

Motivation

10 Things In Life Which Should Be Handled Stress-free

You're reading 10 Things In Life Which Should Be Handled Stress-free, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Why You Don’t Need To Travel Far To Turn Your Life Around

You're reading Why You Don’t Need To Travel Far To Turn Your Life Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Muhammad Ali In His Own Words: Six of His Best Quotes to Live By

In an age where sports fans want their heroes to be more than just athletes, nobody has a legacy like Muhammad Ali.<p>Any press conference or statement he released was must watch, must listen. His gift for gab left reporters salivating and admirers invigorated with the same energy with which he …

Boxing

Retirees share regrets and advice about saving money

If you or someone you love is just starting out in the workplace, retirement is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But as Clark says all the …

He led engineers at Facebook, Yahoo, Airbnb. Here are the lessons he learned.

The VP of engineering at Airbnb got into programming by becoming a receptionist. Then he worked his way up.