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Quitting: An Essential Ingredient for Success

<i>This article was originally published on riskology.co</i><p><i>Image by James Yu</i><p>Let's face it. There are a lot of successes in the world and they all have their own story, their own advice, to give about achieving what they did.<p>One common piece that gets tossed around a bit is the importance of never …

10 Powerful Beliefs Of Incredibly Successful People

Your beliefs determine your actions. See key things every incredibly successful person believes that makes them successful.

Success

Why Successful Habits Are About Structure, Not Effort

The number one driver of whether a habit change is a success or not is how big the initial goal is. Everyone, if they’re consistent, will eventually achieve something massive. But the people that end up failing are the people trying to achieve overnight success.<p>As the founder and CEO of Lift, a …

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.<p>What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but …

5 Myths Of Leadership

When it comes to leadership there is no one size fits all. Every leader has his/her own personality, style, and approach to leading teams. That said, there are leadership truths and myths that seem to surface time and again when I talk to successful entrepreneurs and leadership gurus. Here are …

Don’t Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Socrates was put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens and failing to respect the gods; he was sentenced to death for those crimes.<p>The real motivation behind the charges, however, seems to have been that Socrates had exposed broad …

How to Stay Focused

Our focus drives everything in our lives. It almost single-handedly determines whether or not we'll experience a high quality of life and accomplish things that are meaningful to us.<p>Here are three counter-intuitive ways to stay focused:<p><b>1. Make fewer decisions.</b> The more decisions we make, the more …

Goal Setting is Paramount to Your Success

Living a life without a goal is living a life without a meaning. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Most people don’t even have a …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | Inc.com

I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to boil everything down to these five essentials:<p>1. Be yourself.<p>If you pose as somebody …

Public Speaking

3 Steps to Fearless Leadership

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Few adventures are as exhilarating as building a company from scratch — and that’s coming from a once avid kite-surfer like me.<p>That feeling when you land your first customer, close a round of funding, or mold your …

10 Body Language Secrets of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

You control your body, but your body also controls you. Simple gestures, simple postures--each makes a dramatic impact on how you think, feel, and perform.<p>But that doesn't mean you have to be an athlete or yogi or contortionist to take advantage of that. You can still be you.<p>Only now you can be a</i> …

Self-improvement

People Remember What You Say When You Paint a Picture

When leaders communicate a vision of their organization’s future, they tend to emphasize ideals and ideology — the importance of “success,” “stewardship,” or “sustainability.” Leaders are likely to emphasize this type of abstract rhetoric more as businesses become increasingly digital. Given that …

'If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It' (False)

Most of us grew up with the traditional Godzilla business mindset. We learned that business is a linear, data-driven place colored blue and gray. Lines and boxes organize everything in the business world into neat column and rows.<p>In the conventional view, business is sober and rational. Repetitive …

The Workplace

5 Strategies to Grow Effective Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is fascinating for many reasons (well, at least it is to me). There’s the intangible value that’s transferred from one person to another and the decision-making that flows from a leader’s intentions that creates ripple effects …

Thought Leadership: What It Is and How to Achieve It

For IBM, the value of every social relationship they have is $948 annually for each contact.While companies often think of B2B social media in terms …

Thought Leadership

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

Ten Questions Successful People Ask Every Day

I’ve been talking about the 7 Non-Negotiablesover the past several weeks leading up to the release of my book, <i>The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results</i>. Today I’d like to present the 7th and final Non-Negotiable on the list. It is <b>Gratitude</b>.We develop an “attitude of …

Why You Need to Fail

“Peter, I’d like you to stay for a minute after class.” Calvin teaches my favorite body conditioning class at the gym.<p>“What’d I do?” I asked him.<p>“It’s what you didn’t do.”<p>“What didn’t I do?”<p>“Fail.”<p>“You kept me after class for not failing?”<p>“This,” he began to mimic my casual weight lifting style, …

Teaching Students How to Speak Well – A Unit to Explore

It had never occurred to me that I haven’t taught my students how to speak well. After all, for the past 7+ years my students have spoken in front of …

Teaching

How Can I Stay Motivated and Finish My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Recently, I've been too bored or unmotivated to do my school assignments. No matter how hard I try to actually focus on it, after a …

Productivity

7 Fierce Ways to Get Motivated

Even after writing 8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated, I couldn’t resist sharing 7 more “fierce” ways to help you get motivated.<p>So what’re you waiting …

Change leader, change thyself

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.<p><b>Leo Tolstoy,</b> the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone …

You're Smarter Than You Think

"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing." -- Socrates<p>History tells us that Socrates won his debates by challenging rivals to prove what they believed they knew. They couldn't. This "proves" that knowing is not just about acquiring and defending knowledge, it is about …