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5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

An Open Letter to Employers Hosting Summer Interns (Part Two)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

It's up to you to provide the orientation, guidance and motivation to help them succeed. In turn, you gain some fresh perspectives and new skills, in addition to an extra set of hands to hopefully ease your workload this summer and advance your business objectives.

3 Components of Every Great Product Strategy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

If you are a great technology leader or product manager -- you know a secret that others ignore. Managing relationships is essential to your job. As the CEO of your product, sometimes it might seem like your main job!

How Feeling Stuck or Discouraged May Be Your Cue to Do This

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Get a little scared, face the fear, it's good for us to step into what's uncomfortable -- it makes our world bigger. Besides, you have nothing to lose. As the saying goes, no one is getting out of here alive.

Listen Up. You're Doing It Wrong....

Karen Brett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Karen Brett

This weekend my daughter and her friend scrambled up onto a Merry-Go-Round. The kind you see outside of the grocery store. They were probably a little too big for it but they didn't care. They waited patiently for the ride to start. Then it did and they were Not Happy.

Three Struggles of Growing a Small Business

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Starting a small business is hard to do. It requires careful planning, sacrifice, taking risks and a significant financial investment. Growing your small business is even harder and requires even more time, money, and efforts.

How Your Self-Beliefs Can Sabotage Your Diet

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The shallow believe in luck or circumstance; the strong believe in cause and effect. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson What are your beliefs when you think abou...

An Open Letter to Summer Interns Looking to Make the Most of their Experience (Part 1)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

You've worked hard to get this opportunity and you want to make sure you get the most out of it. During the remaining weeks of your internship, think of this opportunity as a chance to "try on" a new role, or possibly several new roles if you're given the chance to rotate through different areas of the organization.

4 Ways You Might Be Self-Sabotaging

Diane Passage | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

At one time or another, we have all been our own worst enemies. Who needs an adversary when you can habitually halt your own progress, right? Self-sabotaging happens when thoughts and behavior prevent you from advancing or improving at something, or life in general.

The Hidden Cost of Quitting

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

We've all heard some version of the saying that begins "when the going gets tough." But the reality is that when things get difficult, even the tough find it very tempting to look for reasons to give up.

8 Steps To Doing The Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Many people are starting to wake up to their passions and realize the importance of doing work that brings a sense of fulfillment; however, the transition phase to doing meaningful work, especially as an entrepreneur, can be a difficult one to navigate. These are the eight steps that worked for me in transitioning to doing the work I love.

Why Taking Down My Vision Board Was the Right Thing to Do

Katie Craig | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Katie Craig

Nearly two years ago, I made a vision board. I scoured magazines for the perfect images and words that represented the life I wanted to have.

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

James Clear | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.

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 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

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?"