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How To Blow Your Boss's Mind

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

The trick to advancing your career and getting paid more is to add value by making certain your contributions are worth more than you're paid. You want to go above and beyond so that you're seen as someone highly valuable--someone the organization can't live without.

20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.28.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

We're all tempted to use words that we're not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn't have much to write about. That's because...

Are You a Leader or a Follower?

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Leadership is the art of persuasion--the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good. It has n...

Tricks To Help Clear Your Mind

Quora | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed and distracted they feel. I simply ask them to rate, on a scale from 1-10, how overwhelmed they feel, and how distracted they feel. The average answer to both questions is about 8 out of 10.

Why You Should Fix What Isn't Broken: My Charge to You to Study Abroad

Avelist | Posted 11.25.2015 | College

Living overseas shattered my routine; it fixed what I did not even know was broken. Here are 4 ways living abroad has liberated me.

Appreciation: What It Feels Like and How to Practice It

Mala Rambharose | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

Here are five practices that can help us feel a deep sense of appreciation throughout the day on a regular basis:

If children shouldn't say it, neither should you.

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Shauna Mackenzie

When we hear what we say about ourselves and other people coming out of the mouths of children, it sounds pretty extreme doesn't it?

7 Life-Changing Ways to Maintain Your Vacation Buzz

Tracy Dungo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Dungo

Pull from the bliss you have at the beach and bring back a slice of that perspective to your everyday life. Here are seven ways to mix the hustle with the happy and take on the city life with an island mentality:

How to Not Gain Weight During the Holiday Season: An Unconventional Approach

Sheila Viers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

You're not supposed to avoid everything that tastes good forever. I for sure don't. I eat sugar AND bread, and I don't feel bad about it at all because it's a small piece of my bigger-picture healthy lifestyle plan.

Who Wants to Be Vulnerable At Work?

Jae Ellard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Meaningfully shifting how we show up at work begins with being vulnerable. Think about it: Where are you open and where are you defending at work right now? What would happen if you dropped your guard? How would openness impact the people with whom you work?

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Melody Pourmoradi

Chances are you already know exactly what you need to do to create a life you love, but all of the self-help stimulation surrounding you is blocking you from uncovering your authentic path.

What Are You Scared Of?

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daniel Horgan

Rather than being scared, take pride in your potential. Stand up, step forward, and let your voice be heard. Don't shy away from the spotlight; soak it in and be a beacon of hope for others who are trembling in the shoes of greatness.

Lashing Out Is Losing Control; Calmness Is Strength and Power

Richard Kronick | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

A voice within me asked, "Who was the stronger man?" and chills slowly crept up my spine as I realized that it was, in fact, my father. While the other man had allowed his rage to overcome him, my father had controlled himself.

How to Create Good Habits

Quora | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Creating good habits is easy. Maintaining good habits is hard. When I was younger, I had a ton of bad habits.

3 Roles Fear Plays in Our Lives

Donna Labermeier | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Fears we face in the external world are actually providing insight into our internal worlds. If we listen to fear's messages, we can turn what appears to be negative into a positive experience by allowing fear to help us recognize the moments it comes into our lives and why.

Teach Design, Not Dogma and Cream Rises to the Top

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

We are naturally curious and creative individuals - however past traditions pressure us to lead reactive lives. Dogmatic thinking is still informing...

Why Advice From Gurus Is Mostly Meaningless

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

It's no secret that I'm a busy guy. Between running my agency VaynerMedia and my venture capital firm VaynerRSE, I work long hours. I have five minute...

Why Your Many Fears Deserve Attention and Love

Aruna Evan | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aruna Evan

Fear deserves as many distinct concepts and words as the Greeks have for love. Your friend says, "I love you" for the first time, and you might have to take a peek at his face to see what he really means.

Who Do You Want to Be in the World?

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

On Friday, I skirted the edges of an internet scuffle. I'm going to tell the story. I'm not sure if I have a point, or if I'm the jerk of the story. You can let me know.

What Is Actually Required for Success?

James Clear | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Think about all of the things you assume that you need to succeed -- the "right" gear, the "right" credentials, the "right" experiences, the "right" degree -- how much is that stuff really worth? How much of it is actually required for success?

How To Program Your Brain To Think Happy Thoughts

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head.

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they ...

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles t...

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator. Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time t...

11 Things Smart People Won't Say

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 11.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

No matter how talented you are or what you've accomplished, there are certain phrases that instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light. These phrases are so loaded with negative implications that they undermine careers in short order.