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The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

Happiness

5 Leadership Lessons Learned From The Military And What They Mean For You

Leaders—true leaders—aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t choose to swim upstream while others swiftly float downstream, or zig when others choose to zag. But having the courage, character and confidence to enter into the abysmal unknown and create value—personally and …

Leadership

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …

Motivation

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You All You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else? Communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

TED Talks

Breathtaking Images of 50-100ft High Waves by Photographer Luke Shadbolt

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the power and violence of the ocean in his series <i>Maelstrom.</i> Check out more images<i></i> below or on display …

Photography

Why I give my employees $1,000 to do whatever they want

Last month, one of my employees invoiced the company $300, plus tax, for French lessons.<p>Another one billed us for a $190 real estate course.<p>And then there was the surprise bill for $82 worth of pottery making classes.<p>I signed off on each expense with a smile on my face.<p>These employees are taking …

Employment

13 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.<p>If you're not quite where you expected to be, you probably spend time wondering why.<p>Focus on some common causes--so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be--and start addressing …

Success

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration.<p>But I knew the life I was given was …

Self-help

This CEO's Trick to Managing Hundreds of Emails a Day Is Absolutely Brilliant

Swimming in your inbox and angering people because you're not replying fast enough or at all? How the founder of apparel maker Tommy John took control of his emails before they controlled him.<p>I have two words to say to everyone: I'm sorry.<p>I'm sorry I've been so swamped I haven't gotten back to you, …

C-suite Leadership

Instead Of Renting An Apartment, Sign A Lease That Lets You Live Around The World

Roam provides short-term apartments with a communal feel, for today's digital work-from-anywhere nomad.<p>If you can afford the airfare, it's getting easier to be a digital nomad. Roam, a new network of co-living spaces, offers a lease that lets you continually move: After a couple of weeks or months …

Women's Rights

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

An economics professor shares the career lesson he's taught 20,000 students

Economics professor Larry Smith was surprised to learn that his blunt TED Talk on following one's passion went viral, attracting more than 5 million views. After all, the talk "Why You Will Fail To Have a Great Career," was the same message he'd been hammering home to his students for 35 years.<p>I …

Employment

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

Little celebrations for small accomplishments make a huge difference in motivation for even the toughest tasks<p>You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is the key to a better life.<p>We need more …

Psychology

Ballerina Expresses Raw Emotions through Portraits of Delicate Dance Movements

Dancers use their bodies as finely-tuned instruments, communicating thoughts and feelings through movement. As Olga Kuraeva explains to Instagram Blog, to her, dance is “neither a philosophy nor a job” but a means of expressing emotion. Kuraeva’s Instagram account overflows with the young woman's …

Emotions

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Reach Success

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Procrastination

10 Habits of the Most Remarkably Passionate People

Whether in business, politics, or entertainment, folks with passion have the ability to cause a stir, get our hearts beating, and spark passion in us as well. This is how they do it.<p>Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes while seeking deeper …

Self-improvement

Ballerina Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Misty Copeland<p>Mattel Inc.<p>Misty Copeland has been immortalized by Mattel. The Barbie creator debuted its Misty Copeland doll on Monday, and just like …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Anxiety

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally convincing. The rest of us have to learn to be more persuasive. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>…

Scientific Research

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

A lot of my life has been spent swaying between positive and negative polarities. In the past, I often found myself ecstatic with joy or glumly …

Perception

How I Built a Billion-Dollar Company

You can’t be the best at everything.<p><i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “What are some tips for</i> …

Business Technology

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological …

Psychology

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …

Self-improvement

This Is How to Fail Your Way to Success

And learn from your mistakes<p><i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> <i>questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question</i><i>: How do you encourage creative thinking within your</i> …

Success

How To Move Up The Ranks: 4 Steps To Go From Employee To CEO In 2 Years

Some of the greatest success stories have the humblest roots. Take Apple, for example, the tech giant that began with virtually no capital in Steve Jobs parents’ basement.<p>It’s amazing how, with enough determination and a will to get the job done, nearly anyone can create a business that is …

C-suite Leadership

How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career

By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won't be the ones that get you promoted.<p>At the start of your career, chances are good that you'll be hired primarily for your "hard skills"—the stuff you know that's relevant for the job. When you’re fresh out of college or even a few years into …

Employment

This Interactive Tool Calculates How Much Time and Money You Waste Commuting

Commuting doesn’t have to be a waste. There are plenty of ways to get more out of it. If you’re curious, though, this calculator tells you just how …

Money

Let These Photos Of Women's Afros Turned Into Nature Take Your Breath Away

Absolutely gorgeous.<p>Pierre Jean-Louis says he sees Mother Nature in black women.<p>He translates this by turning black women's natural hair into breathtaking natural and celestial scenes in his series "Black Girl Magic."<p>The New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia-based artist started creating these photos …

Women's News

7 Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Motivate Millennials

You Don't Have to Reinvent the Wheel on Good Management<p>It wasn't long ago that the basketball world was resigned to the idea that Stephen Curry would never be any more than a talented shooter whose weaknesses (his small size and oddly-turning ankles) would define him. And yet here we are in 2016, …

Self-improvement

Prioritize Your Tasks by Motivation Instead of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritizing …

Productivity