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High Achievers

High Achievers Spotlight. Femi Ayanbadejo; NFL Super Bowl Champion, Entrepreneur, Advocate & MBA Graduate

Brianna Smalley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Brianna Smalley

In my life, I have been lucky enough to become friends with some incredible people who don't settle, exemplify consistency and dedication into everyth...

How To Set Goals You'll Actually Keep In The New Year

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

The year is drawing to a close and in between the Sees candy and holiday shopping, some of us are furtively mulling over the year ahead. Which naturally brings up the year behind. How's the rear view for you?

College Admissions Odds Are Stacked Against High Achieving Low-Income Students

Harold O. Levy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Harold O. Levy

For the vast majority of students applying to top schools, the odds of acceptance pivot based on how much money their parents make. The old adage that "if you're poor and smart, you can write your own ticket" is simply no longer true. In college admissions, money counts.

5 Reasons Successful People Seek Therapy

Amy Morin | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Talk therapy can address a multitude of problems that may be holding you back. A trained professional can help you continue on the path to reaching your greatest potential, even when you're already wildly successful.

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

Really? This Is How High Achievement Is Greeted?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I asked the kids how people they meet explain Elmont Memorial High School's high academic achievement, and they said, in one voice, "They think we're cheating." One student said, using words I would have hoped would never be used by a young person, "I feel we have to work harder and do better than other students just to get the same respect, because we're African-American."

Why the Rich Get Richer

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

While you can definitely glean ideas, tips, and important distinctions that will accelerate your progress, there are three advantages superachievers have that separates them from everyone else -- advantages that are not easily accessible.

The Words I Said To My Husband After My Baby Was Born

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

On day three, I told my husband that I could never leave my baby with anyone and I was going to quit my job. On day 30, I turned course.

Bringing Joy and Fun to Your Company Culture

Karin Volo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Did you know the average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and for the average 40-year-old it might be four times? Amazing companies are bringing the...

14 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living

If you've ever cried about getting a B+ or ending up in second place, there's a good chance you're a perfectionist. As a culture, we tend to rewar...

The Difference Between Perfection and a Healthy Pursuit of Excellence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you don't achieve an important goal, do you feel like a failure as a human being? Are you driven to get to the top and when you do, your accomplishments never seem to be enough for you?

Why You're Awesome: A 3-Step Guide To Celebrating You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

If you find it difficult to celebrate your own achievements, you may have a tendency to sometimes be self-critical, lonely, and perhaps a little resentful. I can say this because I've lived this myself. Here are some tips to embrace your own achievements fully, without qualification.

Phony Impostors or Merely the Burden of Great Potential?

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 02.09.2013 | Women
Dr. Valerie Young

If you don't think you can live up to other people's expectations then it makes sense you'd try to protect yourself by minimizing expectations. So you decide that it's better to play small than to risk humiliation. Plus, you get extra points for being modest -- especially if you're female.

The Global Search for Education: On Success

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The desire for successful children in a performance-based culture often consumes us before we realize it.

What We Can Learn From Arnold Schwarzenegger

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

What we can learn from Arnold Schwarzenegger is how important it is to focus on your goals. How many of us have been dissuaded from trying something because of what other people say?

The Truth about a Mother's Role in Her Daughter's Success

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Many of the high-achieving women I interviewed for my book, Wander Woman, felt their mothers were angry.

What Women Want... at Work

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Although many would say that this is the only way to break down the control of the male elite at the top of the business world, would you take a position based on filling a quota?

Staying Sane in a Job You Don't Want

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

According to Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist, at least 54 percent of today's employees are ready to change jobs. I have read that the percentage of top performers eagerly waiting to leap is even higher.