What I Learned From 100 Days of Rejection

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Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days — from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a “burger refill” at a restaurant — Jiang desensitized himself … Continued

The Science of Being in the Flow

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The power of cultivating an ‘Autotelic’ personality Can you recall doing something in which you were so completely immersed that hours flew by unnoticed? So connected in the action you performed that it became a goal in itself, effortless, and … Continued

What Can Coaches Do for You?

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In the seventeenth century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu relied heavily on the advice of Father François Leclerc du Tremblay, known as France’s éminence grise for his gray monk’s habit. Like the famous cardinal, today’s business leaders have their gray … Continued

Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Theresa was an Albanian Missionary who spent most of her life in the slums of Calcutta in India. Known worldwide for her immense compassion towards people from all backgrounds, Mother Theresa’s mission in life was to work with the … Continued

I Am A Traveler, Not A Tourist

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Knowing how to travel is a valuable skill to possess. Here’s how I became a traveler. My uncanny ability to make anywhere feel like home… They say that home is where the heart is, and during my time abroad, I … Continued

The Power of Creative Visualization

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What you think, you become. What you concentrate your attention on, you can attract. What you visualize, you can accomplish. Visualization can help you to direct your thoughts and to steer all your actions in one direction. It will help … Continued

The 5-Minute Habit That Can Change Your Life

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In today’s world, it’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from doing what truly matters to you. Every day, we are bombarded by distractions from all directions. Being able to minimize these distractions and focus your time on what’s important to … Continued

7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets

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It’s interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others,especially if you yourself are aiming high. What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels … Continued

This one habit could be the key to success

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A new study suggests that there might be a pretty simple way to increase your performance levels: positive self-talk. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, looked at how different psychological techniques affected someone’s success while playing an online gaming … Continued

The Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs

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Whether you’re looking for another way to pay the bills, seeking more professional development opportunities or just love the freedom that freelancing offers, there’s no question that millions of people have discovered the benefits of professional freelancing. As trends like the … Continued

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Top 10 Rules For Success

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He’s an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. After graduating from college in 1998, he assumed day to day control of his father’s liquor store. Through ecommerce, email marketing, and aggressive pricing, he grew the business from $3 … Continued

How To Build A Team Of Picassos

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Transcription: How To Build A Team Of Picassos Welcome to this Mastery Session. I know you’re going to love it. It’s all about How To Build a Team of Picassos. Why am I doing this podcast? Someone who was at … Continued

Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

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Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team … Continued

Date a Girl Who Reads

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Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants … Continued

The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs

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As entrepreneurs, each of us is different and unique. The one common element we all share is the desire to create freedom in our “work” and life through entrepreneurship. We live in a time ripe with opportunities to create businesses that … Continued

A Brief Guide to First Jobs

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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius So, you need to work. Here’s a list of the types of jobs out there and what to watch for. The … Continued

Marie Forleo’s Top 10 Rules For Success

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She’s an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV. Forbes.com listed her website on its list of “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.” She’s Marie Forleo and … Continued

7 of the Best Reasons to Get an MBA

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Before you dish out the big bucks to pay for that tempting Master of Business Administration (MBA), it’s important to ensure that you are not doing it for the wrong reasons. As a rule of thumb, it’s generally a bad idea to … Continued

Thrive On

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Because no matter how far in life you get, there’s always more, if you want it. It doesn’t matter how big (or small) your ambition is or what you have already accomplished in life. Thrive On!

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

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You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk … Continued

How Successful People Stay Calm

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The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing … Continued

20 Life Changing Books!

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If you want to change your body, change what you eat and how you exercise. If you want to change your outlook on life, change what you read and put it into practice. Listed below are twenty life-changing books. Unless you are … Continued

Be inspired. Think big. Take action.

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Sigrun Gudjonsdottir teaches us the importance of living with passion to follow your dreams to implement your vision. Sigrun Gudjonsdottir is founder and CEO of Sigrun GmbH, a company that focuses on helping ambitious entrepreneurs turn their passion into profits. … Continued

How to Make the Most of a Mentor

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Having a mentor is a great way to gain experience and knowledge that’s not easy to gain from formal education. Ironically, getting the most out of your mentor doesn’t come with a handbook. So we wrote one. Of course, you … Continued

19 Things Keeping You From Getting Rich

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Journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth around 80 years ago. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal-finance classic: “Think … Continued

14 Amazing Psychology Facts You Need to Know!

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Up until only fairly recently psychology and philosophy were thought to go hand in hand. It was only during the 1870’s when psychology became an independent scientific discipline. Since then through multiple studies and technological advances, we have learnt a … Continued

5 Things To Do Before You Die

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Transcription: 5 Things To Do Before You Die Welcome to my Mastery Session about the 5 things you need to do before you die. For a lot of us, it takes a defining event like the loss of a loved … Continued

The Science of First Impressions

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First impressions are everything. In most business situations, you only get one chance to sell your product or yourself. Whether you’re at a networking event or you’re doing a sales pitch to a potential client, you must focus on presenting … Continued

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation

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Conversations are like sports. Just like football or soccer you hone your conversational muscles. You train for difficult topics. You re-play miscommunications in your head. And just like elite athletes, you need a conversational game plan. The art of sparkling … Continued

Arianna Huffington on Sleep, Business, and Thriving

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Women as powerful as Arianna Huffington are usually known for creating incredible profits, organizations, or movements. They are associated with companies like Facebook or high-profile political positions. But despite being the founder of the incredibly popular Huffington Post, in addition to a … Continued

The Incomparable Malala

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“We should all consider each other as human beings and respect each other. We should all fight for our rights, for the rights of women, for the rights of children, for the rights of every human being. As my father … Continued

The Power of Time Off

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Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time … Continued

Words of Wisdom

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Words of Wisdom Compiled by Peter Shepherd “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” —Ambrose Redmoon “It is your decisions not your conditions that truly shape the quality … Continued

Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership

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During a student-led interview at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Oprah Winfrey shares seminal moments of her career journey and the importance of listening to your instincts. Winfrey also offers advice to students on how to find their calling: “Align … Continued

This Is Why You Don’t Have a Mentor

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There is an old Zen kōan about an aspiring swordsman who approaches a master. “How long would it take me to become great under you?” he asks.“10 years,” the master swordsman replies. “I don’t have that long,” says the student. … Continued

7 Tips to Becoming a Millionaire

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Becoming a millionaire is easier than it’s ever been. The truth is that all of us can become as wealthy as we decide to be. None of us is excluded from wealth. If you have the desire to receive money, whatever … Continued

Will Smith’s Top 10 Rules For Success

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He’s an actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” and is the most bankable star worldwide according to Forbes. He’s worth over $250 million. He’s Will Smith and here are his Top 10 … Continued

The Definition of a Champion

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The world’s best athletes reveal what it takes to achieve greatness and be a champion. Go behind the scenes for an inspirational inside look at the unrelenting focus and dedication these athletes use to realize their athletic dreams. Featuring Patrick … Continued

Are You An Ambivert?

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I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other. It’s hard to choose because … Continued

Why Bill Gates Reads 50 Books a Year

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Bill Gates says that he reads about fifty books a year.  Why would the world’s richest man — worth an estimated $78 billion — spend so much time leafing through pages? Most of what he reads is nonfiction that explains something about how … Continued

Research-Based Ways to Win at Work in 2016

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Do: Be good and fast. Praise your team often. Be the boss stars love to work for. Help your team be creative. Or at least execute better. Take your vacation time. Help people change. Cultivate generosity. Use your persuasive powers — in fact, paint a picture … Continued

Why 30 Is Not The New 20

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Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t … Continued

Positive & Inspirational Life Quotes

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It’s easy to forget what an amazing gift life really is. Our lives are nothing but a cosmic blink. Even our seemingly all-encompassing world is just tiny blue dot circling an average sized star spiraling around a galaxy of 200-400 … Continued

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

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“If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life … Continued

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect … Continued

Top 20 Motivation Tips

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This article is a list of tips and tricks that, if used in combination, are a nearly sure way to achieve your goals. Achieving goals is not a matter of having “discipline”. It’s a matter of motivating yourself, and keeping … Continued

The Power of Passion

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Let’s Begin… For love or money? Based on hundreds of interviews and his personal experience, Richard St. John suggests that passion, not money, is one of the key drivers of success.  

13 Packing Hacks That Will Totally Change How You Travel

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Whether you’re going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel — and thus the ever-daunting task of packing — in your future. Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don’t want to wrinkle your sweaters, break a precious bottle of Chanel … Continued

Oprah Winfrey’s Top 10 Rules For Success

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She’s an media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She’s best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Several assessments regard her as the most influential … Continued

Productivity Toolbox

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There are many online and offline services, tools, and applications that say they can boost your productivity and save you time, but not all are created equal. Do you really want to spend hours or days of your valuable time … Continued

7 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

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You don’t do negative self-talk. I think it can be said that we all do it sometimes. We get down on ourselves and feel uncomfortable with our decisions, so we treat outselves poorly. This is something emotionally intelligent people don’t … Continued

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

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Nature’s beauty can be fleeting — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

50 Short Books for Busy People

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Here are the novels, short stories and non-fiction books that will perfectly fit into your busy life. What if we give Frank Zappa’s quote “so many books, so little time” a more positive meaning? There are many fantastic books short enough that it … Continued

12 Simple Living Graphics to Share and Inspire Others

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Owning Less Buying Less Living Better You are welcome to share these graphics wherever you desire. High-resolution images are available by clicking through the image provided. Links back to this website are helpful, but certainly not required. From: becomingminimalist.com

10 Signs You Are An Alpha Woman

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin There are very few things as stunning and breathtaking as an alpha woman. Her poised sense of self and her kind yet firm ways are a masterful thing to behold. While others may lack courage … Continued

5 Tips to Read 100 Books a Year

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To be successful, you must increase the quantity and quality of the books you read. We all hear about about how Bill Gates and Ben Carson would stay home and read books relentlessly. Reading may not be an easy habit to … Continued

A Successful Person VS An Unsuccessful Person

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When I consider successful people, ideas of apathetic, business-orientated, intimidating people come to mind. Never before have I considered the spirit of those I consider successful, let alone imagined that successful people are actually positive, empathetic and open to those … Continued

21 Healthy Lifestyle Quotes to Inspire You

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Fitness personality Richard Simmons once said in an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, “You can’t buy it, you can’t rent it. You have to earn it. My formula has always been love yourself, move your body, watch your portions.” Leading … Continued

Do It Anyway – Mother Teresa

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Do It Anyway People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some … Continued

Top 10 Group Travel Survival Tips

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On a combined business/leisure trip to London last week, I ended up in a large living room with a group of more than 20 young women who were trying to plan their day in London. Different travel styles emerged almost … Continued

Relax, Breathe & #LetGo

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As women everywhere are pushing themselves to the brink, working long hours and feeling constant pressure via social media, Sanctuary Spa have released a video of Elderly ladies revealing what they’d do differently if they were young again. These days, … Continued

Oprah Winfrey Inspirational Life Story

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Oprah Winfrey Inspirational Life Story Oprah Winfrey’s Inspirational Life Story Oprah Winfrey is not just another famous African-American entrepreneur. She is one great example of a person who has succeeded to rise from poverty and overcome terrible experiences in her … Continued

3 Great Books By and For Female Entrepreneurs

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There are entire libraries filled with books that cover entrepreneurship for everyone. These were written by smart, successful women sharing their personal experiences of entrepreneurship both in a broad sense and specifically as women for the benefit of their fellow women entrepreneurs. The … Continued

25 Success GIFs to Celebrate All Your Victories

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It’s important to celebrate your triumphs. It doesn’t matter if they’re life-altering successes, like landing your dream job, or smaller successes, like finally cleaning out the attic. Your hard work and ultimate victories deserve to be acknowledged. Unfortunately you won’t … Continued

Learn the Secrets of Body Language

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By a man’s fingernails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser-knees, by the calluses of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt-cuffs, by his movements – by each of these things a man’s calling is … Continued

Why Gardening Makes You Happier

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It can ward off depression, improve your mood and make you feel life is more worthwhile… Gardeners are less likely to display signs of depression Poll found 80 per cent of gardeners feel satisfied with their lives Only 67 per … Continued

Everyday Leadership

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We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.

9 Tips to Surf the Web Like a Hacker

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Have you ever watched your grandma use the Internet? If she is anything like my grandmother, it’s painful, slow process—she always does everything the hardest way possible with the most clicks. Don’t be like your grandma. Use the following pro … Continued

Why You Need Positive People in Your Life

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One big mistake people make is not realizing that happiness is an individual choice. But every choice is influenced by the people in our lives. If you change your life influencers for the better, you can dramatically increase your chances … Continued

15 Vital Business Etiquette Rules

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Unprofessional behavior could lose you business. Here are 15 basic etiquette rules you should be following. As times change, so do social norms for personal and professional behavior, but that doesn’t mean basic etiquette doesn’t matter. Performance and quality are … Continued