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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

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.

How to Redefine Success Like Stephen Curry

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

We often get stuck like fish swimming in the waters of our lives. We do things to make ourselves look good, to be someone everyone thinks we should be, even at the cost of compromising who we really are. We don't know these things are holding us back, because we've let it become normal.

What Murphy Showed Me on Memorial Day that Every Producer Should Know

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Like with anything, there's good and bad. Not all firms do a great job at inspiring and setting their producers up for success. Does yours?

When You Giving Your Best Effort Doesn't Yield Your Best Result

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Sarah Warman

So frequently we hear that we need to be giving our best effort in order to succeed in life. But sometimes our best efforts don't give us the results that we desire. So what happens when we give our best effort but don't achieve our best results?

Know What You Want

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Finding out what you want isn't easy, nothing good comes easy, at least nothing lasting. Figuring out what makes you tick is the first step. Here's three things you can do to find out what it is you really want.

The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)

James Clear | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The work of top creatives isn't dependent upon motivation or inspiration, but rather it follows a consistent pattern and routine. It's the mastering of daily habits that leads to creative success, not some mythical spark of genius. Here's why...

It's Time To Stop Wasting Time And Start Living. Here's How.

James Clear | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

What good is a lateral raise if you can't do a proper press? What good is a fancy business logo if you haven't found your first paying customer? What good is a better guitar if you haven't built the habit of practicing each day?

How Long It Takes To Form A New Habit (According To Science)

James Clear | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

And that's how society started spreading the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number). It's remarkable how often these timelines are quoted as statistical facts.