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Going Against the Flow: Nader Mikhail, Founder & CEO of Elementum

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.11.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Nader Mikhail is the Founder & CEO of Elementum, real-time supply chain platform unifying procurement, logistics, manufacturing, & inventory operation...

Going Against the Flow: Purva Gupta, Founder of Lilyapp

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.30.2016 | Style
Charu Sharma

Purva Gupta is the Founder of Lily. Lily helps women discover & buy clothes according to their emotions and perceptions about their own body. Purva's ...

Steve Harvey Has a Powerful Explanation for Why We Jump

Kyle Battle | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Battle

When to Jump, an independent media partner of The Huffington Post, is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the ...

Going Against the Flow: Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Charu Sharma

Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA's headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor. She loves chocolate and has visited more than 60 countries.

Going Against the Flow: Danielle Morrill, CEO of Mattermark

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the worl...

Weeding the Garden of Relationship

Padma Gordon | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

You may even find yourself saying, " Did this incredible meal come from our garden? Wow!" At times your back may ache from being bent over pulling weeds and somehow it will be worth it as you harvest the fruits of love.

4 Ways To Become A Better Risk Taker

Ken Budd | Posted 04.30.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

As she approached her 40s, Kayt Sukel suffered a midlife crisis... in reverse. Instead of binging on wild adventures--bungee jumping, big-game hunting, flings with Bieber-aged men-- Kayt became a play-it-safe suburbanite, which is not how she sees herself.

Getting Grit

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Obstacles inevitably arise in the taking on of any project worth its salt. Don't take them personally or interpret them as evidence that your vision isn't realizable.

Courage at Work: Why Removing the Fear Barrier Increases Cross-Cultural Corporate Success

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

I'm not the first one to write about courage in the workplace, and I certainly won't be the last. There's a reason for that; courage is fundamental to growth, change, and survival. And it's even more important in a cross-cultural setting.

How an NFL Rejection Started My Next Jump

Kyle Battle | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Battle

Realizing my perceived value, in this or other scenarios, has been a catalyst for many things in my life but it all stems back to me believing in myself.

How to Stop Being Afraid

Connor Ondriska | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Ondriska

Most of us spend our lives afraid to take risks. We're scared to go out of our comfort zone and try new things. Doing something new scares us. Not necessarily because it is dangerous, but because of reasons I will go on to explain.

7 Behaviors That Are Actually Contagious, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.27.2016 | Science

Certain behaviors -- like laughing and yawning -- can be easier to catch than the cold that's going around your office, according to psychologists. "...

Are You Afraid to Take Risks? 3 Strategies to Help You Say Yes!

GalTime | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul

Truth be told, I would most likely never have approached a start line or undertaken those "risks" to journey into the unknown physically, emotionally, interpersonally if there wasn't a specific date on the calendar and someone with a megaphone saying "go!"

Crossing the chasm of risk while embracing change!

Renate Cunneen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Renate Cunneen

Change seems to strike fear in the hearts of so many of us. Changing our homes, our schedules, our relationships, our jobs, are all things we avoid i...

Eight Things to Know Before Dating An Entrepreneur

Jess Carson | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Jess Carson

Entrepreneurs are their own breed of boyfriend. Dating someone on the precipice of professional life or death is both fantastically enlightening a...

Women Taking Risks: Who Will You Vote For?

Susan Vernicek | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Susan Vernicek

Now is the ideal time: Time to assert confidence in your wholly unique self. Time to go forth in realizing your dreams and living your passions throughout all facets of life as a contemporary woman.

Going Against the Flow: James Kenigsberg, CTO of 2U

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

James Kenigsberg is the CTO and Member of founding team at 2U. At 2U, Kenigsberg has translated his passion for technology into creating award-winning...

Going Against the Flow: Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.13.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Sabrina Parsons is the CEO of Palo Alto Software. Her team develops software and tools like LivePlan for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Sab...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

This Is How Risk-Taking Changes As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science

If you love thrill-seeking activities like bungee-jumping or would leave a stable job for a risky start-up venture, there's a good chance that you're ...

4 Things to Consider When Taking a Risk in This New Year

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

So when considering a risk this year or simply executing your New Year's resolutions, keep in mind these four key points that are the staples of successful risk takers:

Going Against the Flow: Craig Newmark and Allyson Kapin

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Craig Newmark is the founder of Craigslist and Craigconnects. Allyson Kapin has founded Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They are committed to leveraging technology for philanthropy and social good.

4 Qualities of Healthy Emotional Risk Takers

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 12.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

There are healthy risks and unhealthy risks, so it's about identifying how comfortable you are with risks -- in every area of your life.

10 Ways To Live Life With No Regrets

Grace Bluerock | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

This impactful experience became a huge motivator for me to start living as if any day could be my last. We never know how long we will live, so we must make conscious choices each day to live fully and make the most out of each experience we have. Here are ten ways to start living life with no regrets.

Going Against the Flow: Chase Garbarino, CEO of VENTUREAPP

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Chase Garbarino is CEO and co-founder of VENTUREAPP, a marketplace connecting startups and small businesses with experts and premium solution providers that will help their business.