Mike Ferrari

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To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

harvardbusinessreview

How to Position Yourself as an Expert Even If Nobody Has Heard of You

You don't need fancy credentials to prove you're worth hiring.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Launching a new business can be a daunting task and entrepreneurs need to be creative with how they stand out in their market.<p>Many entrepreneurs feel they need …

Marketing

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Leadership

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read

The book 'Hit Refresh' by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella makes this list twice as a great read.<p>What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the …

Bill Gates

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Happiness

What Are Your First Principles? Lessons For The New Year

A deeper reflection on what matters for the new year.

10 Must-Read Design Books To Get You Ready For 2018

Knowledge is power.<p>Reading is a fantastic way to start a new year. These <i>Co.Design</i> favorites from 2017 can help you gain knowledge about the design world and the world around you; others are just great eye candy. Whatever your goals for 2018, crack open these books, and get inspired.<p><i>The Way To …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

Minimal Brand Identity for Sundaze by Caterina Bianchini

We just scooped and had to share the elegant brand identity work by Caterina Bianchini for San Francisco-based skincare brand Sundaze. Caterina's …

Graphic Design

This Classic Steve Jobs Advice Is Hurting You (Here's What to Do Instead)

Living every day like it's your first might be a lot better idea than living it like it's your last.<p>What did everyone tell you growing up? Eat your vegetables? Follow your heart? Trust your gut?<p>The advice we are given helps us navigate our lives whenever we face obstacles. Advice can even …

Stanford University

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

Motivation

The 9 Characteristics Of People Who Get Promoted

When I talk to my personal branding clients about their career goals, one regular topic of enthusiastic discussion is getting promoted to a more senior role. Being promoted is one of the most important milestones in an upwardly mobile career path, yet promotions aren’t guaranteed. In fact, they …

Self-improvement

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things

Intelligence is earned.<p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit …

Self-improvement

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

Happiness

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

New York City

Oprah reveals the one question she asks all her guests – and why everyone should ask themselves the same thing to be successful

Oprah Winfrey said there's one question she asks all her guests before an interview and explained how it has helped create her success and can do the same for everybody else.<p>INSIDER attended a panel for OWN's new reality series, "Released," Friday at the Tribeca TV Festival in New York City, where …

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

Self-improvement

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Most people develop a very small skill set and forget to keep their skills current.<p><i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Gordon Miller,</b> …

Quora

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re</i> …

Selling

The 2-Minute Rule for Building Good Habits | Heleo

“There’s only one way to radically change your behavior, and that’s to radically change your environment.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How to break a bad …

Living Rooms

How to Inspire Creativity on a Deadline

I have discovered the best ideas come to me at the most random times: in the shower, brushing my teeth, walking in the woods and in the middle of the …

Creativity

Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders

[Natasha Jen: designer, thinker, maker, educator, partner at Pentagram—<br>and your HOW Logo Design Awards judge this year!]We teamed up with the …

Tony Robbins has done the same thing after every speech, meeting, or event for 40 years

Since the time he was a protégé of motivational speaker Jim Rohn in the late 1970s, Tony Robbins has been performing a learning exercise that has allowed him to become one of the world's foremost public speakers.<p>Robbins has been the personal performance coach to clients like billionaire investor …

How to Prioritize with Laser-like Clarity

Your day can only be as productive as your priorities are clear.<p>In addition to knowing yourself, having clarity about your priorities also predicts your personal reliability. The most important decision in business, and in life, is to decide what's most important.<p>So, as a request or an opportunity …

Time Management

8 habits incredibly interesting people all have in common

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

9 Timeless Habits You'll Find in the Happiest People

To make these things happen, there's a hard prerequisite: choice and intention.<p>When we experience some sort of trauma from a failed business, marriage, or other personal tragedy, the most resilient people recover by reinventing themselves.<p>Recovery takes a lot of courageous work, but after your …

Happiness

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

17 Remarkable Quotes by Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn was a major force in the personal development world. He taught us that being successful is a choice, and even further, he taught us how to …