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Focused Hustle

Matti Perilstein | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Matti Perilstein

I set new short term goals at the beginning of each year because it gives me an opportunity to evaluate how I want to better myself within a set period of time. I'm a terrible long term goal setter and I usually figure out lifelong goals for myself when I start with solid short term goals.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Goal Setter or Problem Solver?

Rick McDaniel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Rick McDaniel

The issue may come down to the dichotomy between goal setting and problem solving. Those who are energized by establishing and achieving bold, new directives are goal setters. But if the plans for the future drain you of motivation and you're more of a here and now person then you are a problem solver.

Who Knows You Best? You Do

Mary Kennedy | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Kennedy

Most of us are surrounded by friends and family, a network of people who love us, want what's best for us and have our best interests at heart. But is it always wise to take their advice? Are they seeing the situation through a different lens than we are?

How to Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment.

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve  --  without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives.

3 Reasons Women Don't Act on Their Brilliant Ideas--and What to Do About It

Teawna Pinard | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Teawna Pinard

Many of us have no trouble recognizing brilliance in others yet cannot see our own brilliance and act on it. Make this the day that you commit to one of your big ideas.

5 Bold Ways To Reach Your Goals (AND Love Your Life)

YourTango | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

What if there's a way we can keep our authentic self, still kick ass in business, and genuinely feel happy along the way. Seem impossible? It's not. Here are 5 ways to obtain that healthy hybrid of reaching for your future while also living in the now.

Volunteers as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

Imagine getting invited to a big party, the excitement of getting ready, the anticipation of seeing all your friends and family. But when you walk in something feels a little weird, then your dad tells you this party is actually a wedding, in fact it's your wedding.

"Goal First" -- A Product Roadmapping How-To

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The best boss I ever worked for (who was also one of my early mentors) beat into me the following "she with a plan wins." I hold on to that lesson today and typically am the first in a meeting to ask the 'wet blanket' question "why are we doing this?"

Strategies I'm Using to Stay Fit While Traveling

James Clear | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I'm still learning and experimenting with different ideas, but here are some strategies I've been using to stay fit while traveling. (Plus, the new approach that I'm taking this year).

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

John Heywood was an English playwright who lived hundreds of years ago. Today, Heywood is known for his poems, proverbs, and plays. But more than any...

4 Key Principles To Become A Mental "Warrior" Of Life And Business With Mark Divine

Jairek Robbins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Mark Divine epitomizes what human beings are capable of if we can just harness the amazing power of our minds. This "Unbeatable Mind," as he calls it, is the key to mastery in life and business, and ultimately the key to long-term success.

Fitness Values, and Why Skinny Is Overrated When It Comes to Being Strong

Melissa Leon | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Leon

I've learned to find balance among my values. I eat to fuel my body, and sometimes for enjoyment. I work out the way I want to because it makes me feel good, and I'm not too bad at it. I try to be positive all the time because life is short.

2 Things to Trust When Life Isn't Going Well

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Once upon a time last week, I was driving in rivers of traffic when I saw two people on the shoulder of the road. Their two cars had been in a fender ...

Why I Decided to Finish My Bucket List Before 25

Nicole Martin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

If you're not where you want to be, or doing what you want to do. Change it. Pursue a new path. Take a chance. Stop making excuses for why you can't or won't and step outside your comfort zone or you'll never find what you're looking for and what you think you're missing.

The Power of Less: I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website and Here's What Happened

James Clear | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Simplifying your options immediately makes you better because it's so much easier to do the right thing when you're not surrounded by the extra things. The simplest way to improve is to eliminate your distractions.

Weight Loss Studies Drive Me Crazy

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every so often, I stumble across a study that makes me nuts. Some well-intentioned researchers suggest at the conclusion of a well-financed study that...

Setting Goals for Your Professional Life

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Life and business are all about plans and goals. I like to think about a roadmap. If we all want to get in the car and drive from where I live in Utah to San Diego, there would only be a few paths that would get us there. Ultimately, one path would prove to be the quickest, safest and best.

I Watched an Artist Create Stained Glass and Learned An Important Lesson About Life

James Clear | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Of course, change isn't easy -- no matter how you do it. Slow gains are boring. They're unsexy. Nobody writes news stories about them. But moving forward in a slow and methodical manner doesn't mean you lack ambition, drive, or vision. The stained glass artist has a very clear vision. He knows exactly what he is working toward.

Likeable Leadership: A Collection of 65+ Inspirational Stories on Marketing, Your Career, Social Media & More by Dave Kerpen

Pam Nochlin | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Pam Nochlin

Likeable Leadership by Dave Kerpen, Founder & CEO of Likeable Local, a social media agency is filled with examples, tips, a recommended reading list and lessons learned from Dave and other entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The Power of Imperfect Starts: How Good Do You Really Need to Be to Get Started?

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.