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The Rhythm of the Business Dance: 6 Essential Steps of Pattern Recognition

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.

Prepare for Engine Failure

Hans Hickler | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Understand your worst case scenarios. Don't let them consume the tenets of your business, but understand what can jeopardize your business and understand the framework of the actions you would need to take. Often, action required has to happen quickly and deliberately.

Lessons Learned in Loss: How to Prepare for the Unpreparable

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Loss makes you ache in places you didn't even know existed. Familiar landscapes become unrecognizable. No matter how hard you try, there is no way to fully prepare for the emotional wreckage it leaves behind. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just a little.

Envision Festival 2015 Preparation Guide

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Envision Festival in Costa Rica is not your average festival and will therefore not have your average preparations. Whether this is your first Envision or your first music festival, it is important to be prepared for the equatorial environment of Costa Rica.

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.

What to Do if it Feels Like You Are Running Out of Time on Your SAT/ACT Test Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Well, it's official. With Daylight Savings Time behind us and the Winter Solstice approaching, the days are starting to feel shorter. Much shorter.

Your First Job Interview: How to Nail It

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Put your best foot forward, because it's all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot!

Getting Ready

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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9 Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Mountains

Steven Clough | Posted 10.20.2014 | Small Business
Steven Clough

You really have to love what you're doing and love who you're doing it with to make it worthwhile. In the end, one thing has become clear from these adventures: Not everyone is cut out for them. Some have no interest, others lack the discipline.

The Art of Meaningful Mixing: How to Network Before, During, and After an Event

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don't know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it's important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus on your long-term goals. To be your best, you have to put a lot of time and effort into your athletic preparations. But, as I noted above, there are going to be times when you don't feel that motivated.

The Mysterious Makings of a Winning Team

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Linda Flanagan

What makes for a championship team? If you think you'll find the answer from the athletes themselves, you'll likely be disappointed. It's the rare a...

Retreat Is Not Defeat: Decisions Made in the Wake of the Everest Avalanche

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

I had worked so hard to reach this point. Despite the tragedy, loss and danger, I still wanted to explore the possibility of climbing Everest from the north side. You may think, how selfish.

The Death of Tax Preparer Regulation - Finding a Good Tax Preparer Just Got a Little Bit Harder

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined to file a petition with the Supreme Court to appeal a recent series of rulings thereby s...

Business Meetings: Making a Good Impression

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

There are several ways to guarantee that your next business meeting is a success. Making a good impression is key. Here are fifteen tips on how to do just that.

The Major Component Of Communication We're Often Forgetting

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.

Intention... Preparation... Action... Results... Repeat!

Avital Zeisler | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

I think it is great to set goals, but I think "goal setting" is only a half measure, at best. Many of us say we want to change things in our lives, but we often do not follow through with measurable, concrete actions.

Continuing Advent's Daily Practice of Preparation

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The second week of Advent is a week during which Christians meditate on the spiritual experience and practice of preparation. I offer the following daily meditations earlier believers made as they awaited the fulfillment of God's promised presence.

The Responsiveness Advantage for Salespeople

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

The scarcest commodity today is mindshare. With the rise of social media, social networks and the smart phones, it is not surprising that "attention...

Three Steps to Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been thinking a great deal about what it takes for athletes to achieve what I consider to be an essential goal in all of their efforts. In doing so, I have come up with my Three Steps to Sports Success.

My Interview With Venus Williams

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this week's vlog I interview Venus Williams about her fabulous fashion, vegan diet and awesome clothing line, Eleven By Venus. Enjoy our chat!

Why Success Is Overrated

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Tyson Hartnett

I could read every article about success there is, along with every book, podcast and inspirational YouTube video, yet it will probably still take me years to achieve the level of success I want. You know why? Because success is 100 percent intrinsic.

The Path to Building Your Power

Rajesh Setty | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is really no excuse to go unprepared to face a context that matters. Surprises are always in the store but good preparation goes a long way to help you win.

Flying to College: 4 Tips to Avoid Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

Are You Preparing to Fail?

Garret Kramer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Jamming your head with information about an upcoming event or contest is never in your best interest. The human mind always works better when it's running on empty.