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Finance Industry Leader Shares His Best Secrets to Success

Jacki Bryk | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Jacki Bryk

It doesn't matter if you work in finance, technology, design or any other industry, we can all learn something from how these luminaries approach professional obstacles, and the skills they hone to reach the top of their respective fields.

A New Default Self

Robert Fuller | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The first computers were free-standing machines. Later, we learned how to hook them up and the result was an enormous increase in computing power. A parallel shift in our notion of selfhood is called for. The current default self, subscribed to by most people most of the time, is a stand-alone model. The new default self, to be posited in this essay, is more like a computer network.

The #1 Thing to Lose This Year

Susie Moore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Like everything else, what we focus on expands. When our thoughts and words are self-defeating, we only generate more excuses as we have no choice -- our behavior negates any possibility for good outcomes and over time we justify more and more away. Unless kicked to the curb, our excuses increase to no end.

The 3 Fears That Keep You From Shining Your Brightest (and How to Overcome Them), Part 3

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

We are on our final fear. In part one we discussed the fear of judgement. In part two, the fear of abandonment. Today, we examine the final fear. Th...

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

8 Rules for a Random Planet

Richard Koch | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

Many of us go through life as if it were a steeplechase where we have to go round a well-defined racecourse, jump over a specified number of fences, each conveniently labelled, and strain every sinew to get ahead of the field and cross the winning line.

The Most Important First Step to Success

Noah St. John | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

The most important first step to success is to take 100 percent responsibility for what happens in your life. Look at that word responsibility -- it...

Ask Yourself This Question if You Want to Live a Creative Life

Natasha Che | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

The new year started in a whirlwind. I wrote three essays over the holidays. Two of them got on media outlets of high traffic volume. The third one ...

Do You Have a Fat Head?

Darren Hardy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

North America has a serious obesity problem (have you noticed?). Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and a full one-third are deemed medically...

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

The New Meaning Of Success For Professional Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The old saying, "Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get" might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women.

Want To Be A Lot More Successful? Marry The Right Person

| Jeff Haden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Your customers are hugely important. And your key employees. As well as the industry you've chosen, politics, macroeconomics, and education. And lu...

How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons From Milo of Croton

James Clear | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The health and fitness industry is filled with unnecessary complexity and thousands of experts sharing conflicting ideas. If there is anything I've learned during 10 years of strength training, it's that mastering the fundamentals is more valuable than worrying about the details.

13 Ways to Use a Journal to Grow in Success

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

After doing some reading, I became convinced that the key to living that next chapter of my life might be recording this chapter and envisioning the future using pen on paper. Journaling could be the key to progress.

The Gatsby Effect: How to Think Yourself Into Success

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

The Great Gatsby should be seen as a testament of what someone can accomplish just by having the sheer will to attain it. Gatsby literally dreamed and affirmed himself into success. Everyone is capable of doing the same thing, but most are fearful or lack vision.

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

James Clear | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Once you build the habit of exercise, you can find thousands of ways to improve. Without the habit, every strategy is useless. Build the habit first, worry about the results later.

How Often Should You Launch?

Kat Loterzo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Kat Loterzo

There's this idea going round, in certain entrepreneurial circles, that there is some kind of RULE or SYSTEM as to how often you should launch or ot...

The One Thing That All Successful People Do

Jinna Yang | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinna Yang

As much as I hate the feeling I get when I'm scared -- the unsettling anxiety in the pit of your stomach -- it's absolutely necessary to be faced with situations that make you feel that way.

Get Off Your Ass!

Kat Loterzo | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Kat Loterzo

It's time to ADMIT the reach of your true dreams, the lengths to which you wish to go, who you really want to be, and ALL the ways you were born to shine.

Here's How To Tell If You're Really A Happy Person

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

In reality, no one can be happy 24/7. The key is to not let circumstances and other people get you down for more than a moment. It's fine to have an unhappy moment, but don't let that lead into unhappy weeks or months. Take time to count your blessings.

Why a Boss's Power Can Undermine the Company's Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

The role and impact of power in an organization is complex. It's highly interwoven with the attitudes and personality of people who have achieved power and status within their organizations, and how they express it.

Start Succeeding By Starting

Alison J. Dix | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Alison J. Dix

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to start. Start taking care of yourself. Start making yourself a priority. Start doing that thing you have always dreamed of. Start.

5 Major Roadblocks to Address for a Frustration-Free Life

Thai Nguyen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Just like treating any sort of contamination, addressing the root source is the solution; Beginning with the person in the mirror, here's how to overcome five areas of major inner frustration...

Take the Stress Test

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

We have become so habituated to work and family stress that we regard it as normal. But chronic stress is anything but normal. We need to put an end to stress before stress ends us... and we can!

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.