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Why Music: The Secret Sauce of Success

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

With all the evidence and examples of how early musical training can affect one's level of success, it should be a no-brainer that music be a prerequisite in every child's development and education.

Why I Choose Resiliency

Alyssa Silva | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Alyssa Silva

My disability is not meant to be understood as something that limits me. In fact, I can confidently say that I believe my abilities far exceed my disabilities every single day of my life. The obstacles brought upon by this disease serve as lessons which can only be discovered in the resiliency I have to overcome them.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With J. Cole on What Really Matters in Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

His latest and most personal project to date, entitled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a reflection on how a boy from North Carolina discovered his life's purpose. In this clip, J. Cole opens up about one particularly significant track on the album, "Love Yourz."

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningf...

Are You Ready for Work?

Mable Chan | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
Mable Chan

Work is a big part of your life, but you can shape it like an artist and build it like an architect. Envision how each job as a patch of a big quilt; each job is a building block or a stepping stone. You can assign meaning to the work that you do - especially if you need to support yourself or your family.

3 Powerful Ways to Gain Control of Any Situation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none:

The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

James Clear | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The story of Vivian Maier is a wonderful reminder that we all carry some brilliance inside of us. But perhaps it is an even better reminder that nobody owes it to you to put your work out into the world.

Just Whose Life Is It? The Case of Silicon Valley

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Becky Lynn Smith

Go to school. Get a job. Get ahead. These are the echoes of a society that thrives on a narrow definition of success. We are encouraged to do, but rar...

Are Youth Sports A Societal Panacea?

Luis Fernando Llosa | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports
Luis Fernando Llosa

Our intentions are good, but the end result can be surprisingly toxic.

How to Succeed at Failure

Jen Glantz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Maybe the reason why some people are so inspirationally successful is because they have failed behind the scenes so many times and we don't even know. Who the heck posts their failures on social media anyway?

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

The Thieves In Your Office

Darren Hardy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

Distractions not only cause massive losses in productivity, but they also increase stress and decrease motivation. Here are five thieves in your office to watch out for and how to stop them.

My Mistake as an Immigrant Student Was Viewing My Difference as a Drawback

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

My biggest mistake was seeing my difference as an immigrant and first-generation student as a drawback. I was limiting myself from many opportunities by thinking this way. Instead, I should have looked at this as an admirable quality because it defines who I am today.

The Secret Ingredient of Success: Taking Action

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Jose Aristimuno

When most people talk about success and how to attain it, people often think about the process of becoming successful and things such as: How long will it take to achieve my goal? How will I get there? What is my strategy?

The Best Way To Spend The First 10 Minutes Of Your Workday

| Murray Newlands | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day. Be...

The Power of Novelty and Challenge

Brendon Burchard | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

We can experience more energy, engagement and enthusiasm in life when we tap into the power of novelty and challenge. Here's how to do it: 1. Mak...

Live Courageously!

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Faith is the only currency that can carry you into your prophetic future. Faith simply needs an object to overcome. Faith is not timid. Faith simply takes.

5 Invisible Forces That Shape Your Life: The Guru Abides

Joan Moran | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

There are indeed more than five invisible forces that shape your life, however, if you have an appreciation of and value the invisible forces within yourself, you will be reminded of who you are and what you can accomplish.

Live Your Best by Adapting to Difficult Situations

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It is said that a powerful man knows how to build an empire with the same stones thrown at us. This is much the same, but instead of an empire, we're building a simple (tres chic marble) zen temple inside.

The Road to Our Dreams, Starts With a Single Step

Mary Morrissey | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

Even the smallest actions that move us closer to our goals should be taken. There are never any actions too small if they move us towards our dreams. When we align with our dreams, every step we take gets us further down the road.

Is Progress Real?

Richard Koch | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Richard Koch

"Since we have admitted no substantial change in man's nature during historic times, all technological advances will have to be written off as merely ...

The Impact of Leadership on Business Success

Alex Pirouz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

When it comes to achieving business success, most people think it is mostly because of the strategy that the business comes up with. Strategy is one part of a whole range of reasons but not the only reason for success.

Coming Out From the Shadows

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Sports
Naphtali Hoff

Some players have retired; others were released, or were traded away. New faces dot the turf, in the form of free agent signings, prospects and other roster hopefuls. Perhaps no team is experiencing this dynamic more than the New York Yankees.

Move It: Why a Clean Gut and Home Determine Your Level of Success

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

One of the most overlooked ways of optimizing your health and success is to flush anything, anything, out of your home that doesn't serve a purpose....

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...