Self-improvement

5 Ways Professional Performers Learn to Be More Confident (That You Can Steal)

Whether you're a leader or a new hire, one of the first steps to having confidence is to perform more confidently--even if you don't feel that way.<p>Some people just seem to be born confident. When they enter a room, you feel the power of their presence. They don't hesitate to ask for what they …

Leadership

How Hardship Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Self-Growth

No matter what challenges you're going through, they will only help you grow.<p>Everyone--and I mean everyone--goes through hard times, regardless of whether they admit it or not. Yet, regardless of what kind of struggle we might be going through, it can be really difficult to see it as a good thing …

What I Learned from Attempting Suicide That Will Instantly Improve Your Quality of Life

It’s so easy and yet completely uncommon in today’s world!<p>Realizing my thoughts created my depression was when I woke up to thinking can also fix the …

learned

Ever Feel Down and Depressed? How to Deal With Wanting to Give Up

All high achievers have moments when they just don't feel good enough. Here's what you can do when that happens.<p>You've heard of Imposter Syndrome, right? That all-too-common psychological response causing you to feel inadequate and believe you lack the skills to succeed. Women are no stranger to …

Overcoming Negativity with a Positive Attitude

This column is authored by David Wicks, General Dentist, Aurora<p>Maintaining a positive attitude is a key aspect of coping effectively with daily life. …

Positive Thinking

5 Bad Habits That Are Seriously Good for Your Creative Side

Biting your nails, cracking your knuckles, chewing with your mouth open — we’ve all got our bad habits. And we’re always trying to work on them, …

Bad Habits

4 Things to Remember When You're Recruiting Goal-Oriented Talent

Think that work-life balance, remote work opportunities and unlimited PTO are primarily what candidates are looking for? You're wrong.<p>Work-life balance, remote work opportunities and unlimited PTO: When any of us picture young talent and what we think they're looking for in a new job, these are the …

Employment

Feeling Defeated? 4 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged

Are you feeling defeated? This post was written by Marc and Angel Chernoff and has been republished with permission.<p>This morning, I didn’t feel like …

Mind

9 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

Leadership

How to Define Success

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i>Photo by Giuseppe MiloHow do you define …

Success

7 Despicable Email Habits

Everyone has a couple of bad habits, most of which are innocent however, as an Email Marketer there are some habits that can be detrimental to your …

Bad Habits

How to Diet: DON'T

HOW TO DIET: <b>DON’T</b><p>Have you been searching for the perfect diet? Reading all those diet plans people are trying to sell to you, and struggling to pick …

Sugar

How Through-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I’ve had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last …

Appalachian Trail

Small-Town Photographers, This is For You

Regardless of whether your idea of a "small-town" is one with 100 people or 20,000, the potential hurdles small-town photographers must get over can …

Photography

The Importance Of Mental Resilience In Fitness Challenges: Why You Should Train Your Mind And Body

"<p>'Mental resilience is the difference between finishing or not.'<p>Everyone knows that insanely good feeling of achieving a personal fitness goal, whether it’s your first 10k, lifting a PB or completing a marathon.<p>And we all know it’s not just the physical training that gets us through, it’s also our …

Fitness

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, and controls your behavior against internal and external forces. The type of motivation in different situations can help you excel. The type of …

Motivation

You Need To Give Up These Toxic Habits If You Want To Be Confident And Successful

Confidence plays a huge role in your success  —  eliminating these bad habits will immediately boost your self-esteem.<p>According to a study from the University of Melbourne, individuals that gain high confidence are more likely to earn high wages and be promoted earlier and more frequently.<p>If you …

Mount Everest

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to …

Why Acting Defensively Can Hold You Back And How To Overcome This Behavior

We all know that communication is of paramount importance. But it’s not just what you say and how often you say it. It’s also — perhaps even more so — about how you listen. This is especially true when you’re in a leadership position. Stephen Covey famously advised, “Seek first to understand, then …

Leadership

3 steps to become wealthier and more successful

Wealth begins with a choice. A choice requires a commitment, and a commitment leads to actions.<p>The most powerful words in the English language are “I …

Success

7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

Dreams without action is a world of make believe. Consider the following.<p>96 percent of college professors believe they have above average teaching …

Happiness

30 questions every future millionaire has to ask themselves

The path to financial success isn't a straight line. Getting from where you are now to where you want to be requires creativity, resilience and years …

8 ways to deal with people that you don't like

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

Lifestyle

Want to Talk With More Confidence? Try the 1 Thing Most People Are Terrified Of

If more people chose this communication practice when things go south, we'd see way less conflict.<p>Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something …

Leadership

Five Steps For Successful Goal Setting

"<p>With<p>more people having gym memberships than ever before, it's still surprising<p>to see the number of people who don't actually use them. Various studies have<p>shown between 50-80% of people stop going to the gym within 5-8 months of<p>signing up. When we then consider<p>the most common reasons people give …

Fitness

Am I Too Old To Start A Dividend Growth Portfolio?

Dividend growth investing is a great strategy for younger people, as the power of compunding is impressive.<p>Investors sometimes ask me if they are …

Investing

Set Small Goals to Accomplish Big Things

Better to shoot at a close target and hit it, than agonize over a far one and never get started.read more

This Albert Camus Quote Perfectly Sums Up the 1 Decision Every Successful Person Makes

Albert Camus, French philosopher, on the challenge faced by everyone who hopes to accomplish something incredibly difficult.<p>Here's my favorite quote from Albert Camus (not that I've found tons of awesome Albert Camus quotes to choose from, but still):<p><i>"Whether or not one can live with one's</i> …

Success

How setting financial goals can change your attitude about money

When you think about your finances, do you get anxious or excited?<p>Finances can make people feel a variety of emotions, from happiness and enthusiasm to fear and dread. Whether it’s thinking about saving for retirement, protecting their family’s financial future with insurance, or creating a college …

Retirement

Why We Fall Into the Trap of Overconfidence (and 3 Things You Can Do About It)

People talk about lack of confidence all the time. Let's talk about what happens when you have too much of it.<p>If you browse the internet, you've probably seen a number of articles on how to increase your confidence. They might discuss habits that confident people carry, or what steps you can take …