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5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

Introducing: The Seiko Prospex SPB077 And SPB079

The HODINKEE Shop is an <i>authorized retailer</i> of new watches from a growing but carefully curated set of brands. By partnering directly with the brands …

Watches

How Your Struggles Can Get You to the Top

Have you ever noticed that when the Olympics are in season, places that offer training for those sports see an uptick in students? Whether it’s …

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Success

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

7 Ways To Reprogram Self-Defeating Thoughts

The quality of our thoughts impacts not only how we behave and interact with the world, but how we see ourselves, and ultimately, what we believe we’re capable of. This is why it’s so important to identify, and work on, self-defeating thoughts, or deeply held beliefs and ideas that are inherently …

Self-awareness

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

Seven Pillars Of Powerful Persuasion For Entrepreneurs

To attain and sustain success, one must become skilled at the art of persuasion.<p>When I first entered the sales force at the early age of 19, I learned that I must master the art of persuasion to attain my goal of becoming the top-ranked salesperson. My gut reaction was that learning to become …

Read this if you’re going through adversity

In the midst of challenging times, we often think we’re going through the worst time ever.<p>And when we’re in the middle of adversity, we think it …

Work for Loyal Employers who value your talents, hard-work and loyalty!

I worked for a company for 3 years and only got two interviews for internal jobs I applied for. I never got promoted even though I was acting in the …

Afraid To Mess Up? Why You Often Just Need To Wing It!

When was the last time you decided to wing it?<p>Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making. In his annual letter to shareholders, he shared his approach:<p>Most decisions should probably be made with somewhere around 70% of the information you …

Jeff Bezos

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

2 eye-opening experiences that trigger immediate clarity and behavior change

In the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 1776, David McCullough tells the story of John Greenwood, a sixteen-year-old boy who in May of 1775 heard news …

Best Self Help Books For Men

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Go to any bookstore and you’ll see the self-help section bursting at the seams with books promising to make your dreams come true. Despite the implied promises of getting rich, finding your passion, …

How To Successfully Manage Workplace Conflict

The mere thought of conflict in the workplace may lead to anxiety for some managers. The term “workplace conflict” can evoke negative images of inappropriate behavior, loud voices and heated exchanges between employees. While it is no surprise that most leaders try to avoid conflict, some conflict …

Ten Unmistakable Signs You Took The Wrong Job

Dear Liz,<p>I hated my last job so much it wasn’t healthy. I had a terrible relationship with my boss. The whole department started job hunting, including me. I was desperate to get out of there.<p>I got a new job pretty quickly. I replied to a job ad and got interviewed the same week. I started the job …

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Five Ways To Make Your Job Stable

Actually, there’s no way to make any job stable. But we can still do something about it.<p>“I’m looking for an opportunity that’s stable and provides me room to grow.” I’m sure I’m not the only recruiter or hiring manager that has heard this at least a million times over their career. If you’re a job …

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

How to become your boss’s right hand man and get all the best opportunities

You’ve got the drive and goals in mind to become your boss’s right hand and climb the career ladder. You earn this place through hard work, not by …

The Workplace

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- some of it brought on by me.<p>That's where EQ does its best work; it has helped …

Emotional Intelligence

Impress Your New Boss With These 6 Tips

Go the extra mile by seeking out opportunities to learn.<p>When you start a new job, you want to get off on the right foot with all of your team members -- and impressing your boss is high up on that wishlist. Hit the ground running on day one by showing your commitment to both your role and the …