Self-improvement

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones)

A few small changes to your thought patterns can make a very big difference.<p>When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and take steps to achieve that future, …

Psychology

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Success

4 Culprits Hijacking Your Motivation and Daily Performance

Why don’t we set meaningful goals? And if we do, why do we often fail to achieve them?<p>What internal forces cause our behavior to stay constant …

Motivation

John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: ‘Be Thankful’

The seventh item of Coach Wooden’s Seven-Point Creed is, “Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.”<p>When Coach spoke on this …

Success

6 Strategies to Maintain Your Willpower

Stay strong and focused with these simple steps.<p>It isn’t enough to just want to achieve a goal. There are going to be times, when you’re busy, tired or discouraged and you'll feel like you don’t have it in you to keep going. But you have to fight through those feelings to get over the hump and …

Success

Difficult Personal Decision? Here Are The 3 Steps You Need To Make The Right One, Every Time

Making choices based on your own personal values will keep you healthy, happy and productive.<p>Changing jobs. Buying or selling a house. Getting married or divorced.<p>Of course these are huge life decisions requiring thought, planning and effort. So you gather information, ponder, ask for advice and …

Leadership

Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life

“You don’t have to radically transform your life in order to find meaning in it.”<p><b>Emma Seppälä</b> is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center …

The Road to Millions

I was a below average student. I wanted to get rich, but I had no idea how I was going to create wealth for myself. I just knew that a life without …

Success

Which Comes First, Success or Self-Confidence?

The relationship between success and self-confidence is a complicated one, and how it plays out within each of us can have far-reaching implications …

Success

The day I presented at a conference.

My week began with a great sense of determination and purpose. I was due to present the first pieces of my dissertation work at a research conference …

Success

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people with self-discipline are happier.<p>People with a higher degree …

Success

8 Financial Strategies Mentally Strong People Use to Win With Money

Gaining control over your mind will help you gain control over your money.<p>Mental strength is about regulating your thoughts, managing your emotions, and behaving productively. And all three of those factors greatly affect your attitude toward money and the activity in your bank account.<p>Mentally …

Self-help

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of Procrastinate Zero.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT …

Happiness

3 Ways To Outsmart Impostor Syndrome

Self-doubt can hold you back from being your best. These strategies can help.<p>Tell me if you can relate to any of the following:<p>You feel like you're not qualified for your job or cut out for the work you do.<br>• You're uncomfortable when praised for your success, because you feel like you haven't earned …

Self-help

The question that will set you up for failure...every time

Last week I wrote about the truth of becoming more confident. And the reality is that it’s the small things you do every day, the baby steps, that …

Positive Thinking

John C. Maxwell: How to Be Confident in a Crisis

I laughed when I came across this quote because, like anything that humors us, this saying has an element of truth to it. Sometimes the only person …

Success

How to Redesign Your Life for Success and Happiness

Unhappy In your business? Gretchen Rubin shares how to start over.<p>Entrepreneurship is never easy and it’s not always fun. For many entrepreneurs, the first business idea does not pan out as planned, and some find themselves left with all the grind and none of the passion. After the buzz of freedom …

Success

Seven Stages of Searching for an Extraordinary Life.

Slowly, my new life began to take shape from the ashes of the old one, and

Success

Why Self-Improvement Should Be a Group Activity

Continuous personal development is fundamental to career growth, professional satisfaction, and having a broader impact in the world. And while the self-help industry and leadership professions have made a fortune on our obsession with getting better, failure rates remain alarmingly high.<p>In one …

Leadership

Everything in the world depends on what you think.

Zero<p>Everything in the world depends on what you think. If you want to set up and manage a right goal, you need to group tasks that are your top …

Success

9 Golden Lessons for Success From Scooter Braun

Scooter Braun was ranked one of <i>TIME Magazine’s</i> 100 Most Influential People in the World. Founder of SB Projects, he manages superstars like Justin …

Success

The Ultimate Guide to Focus

Focus on your dreams. You get what you focus on. Highly successful people dream. I’m not talking about sleeping. I’m talking about focusing on where …

Success

3 Life Hacks for the Work Obsessed Entrepreneur

Finally break free and take back your life with these proven steps<p>Today an entrepreneur will launch his or her dream into an enterprise. For many founders reality will quickly set in. Anxiety and stress plus the daunting daily demands of entrepreneurship can be overwhelming. In fact, …

Success

The Most Important Factor in Being Happy

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Success

Ep. 51: Negotiate Your Way Through Life

Shelby shares a few tips for asking for a raise (and actually getting it).<p>Jesus recaps his week of haggling, bargaining and negotiating. In addition …

Success

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

FBI agents need to be resilient so they can solve cases that have no easy or obvious solution. They go to where they are needed, not to where they feel comfortable.<p>As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle …

Self-help

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn from Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's success, there are some very tangible business lessons that you …

Success

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts…Continue …

Success

6 Ways to Achieve Peak Performance Through Mental Training

Co-authored by Jayson Santos<p>Whether it’s a 5K run, 10K run, half marathon (21K) or a marathon (42K), running long distances require more than a strong heart and pair of legs.<p>You’ve got to have a strong mind, too.<p>I’ve only been able to run a number of 10Ks, one 16k, and two 21ks in my life and I’d …

Success

10 steps to creating lasting, fulfilling friendships

I'm writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it's for anyone who wants to connect with others.<p>I'm writing it for my teenage self, who was shy and awkward and self-conscious. I'm writing it as a reminder to my current self, who is still those things.<p>But I've …

Body Language