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What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth. “The metaphor I like is the avalanche,” says Thomas Corley, the author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals.” “These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and […]
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If you ask Thomas Corley, being rich has very little to do with luck and everything to do with habits. Corley, who spent five years monitoring and analysing the daily activities and habits of people both wealthy and living in poverty (233 wealthy and 128 poor, specifically), isolated what he […]
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Can’t ever find the time to take care of your teeth? About half of Americans don’t floss daily, and one in five don’t brush twice daily — so you’re not alone. But you may want to reconsider. “Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or […]
Sure, we all know that an Ivy League education, stint at a blue-chip firm, and stellar sales skills can help us get ahead. But it may surprise you just how many lesser known, seemingly random variables contribute to your professional success. From the month you were born to your comedic […]
America has nearly twice as many savers as spenders, according to new data from Gallup. Ever since the Great Recession took hold, the percentage of Americans that prefer to save their money has grown. The post-recession divide between spenders and savers is now bigger than ever, with 62% of Americans […]
The most successful people know how important it is to have interests and hobbies outside of their work lives. Some of these hobbies are useful and considered important networking tools, while others are more focused on personal development and pushing themselves. Some are purely thrill-seeking and allow people in high-stress […]
Everyone has things that make them tick, and that’s especially true for powerful leaders who frequently deal with people. From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we’ve collected the management pet peeves of 12 of the world’s most influential leaders. Most items on the list are smart things to […]
And you can pass it on to your children.
Like whistling on the toilet.
[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] Gamification used to rest only on the outskirts of society.It involved people staying up all hours of the night speaking in foreign tongues, living secret lives of mystical time travel, and using weapons of intelligence to reach their destination.
I certainly think I’m busy.
In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities. What flaw are they most honest about? Self control.
Here are 5 ways to feel smarter every day:
[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] Success in life most often comes down to eliminating bad habits.Here are a few of them that plague business leaders:
[credit provider=”Flickr / almostsummersky” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/almostsummersky/6423507833/in/photostream/”] Age 30 gets inflated by everyone, from the media at large to our mothers at home. We recently read a creative take on turning 30 at The Frisky, which published “30 Things Every Woman Should Quit Doing By 30.“In response to that piece, we’ve asked users […]
What does the research say about resolutions?
For many decades, newspapers were big; printed on the so-called broadsheet format. However, it was not cheaper to print on such large sheets of paper – that was not the reason for their exorbitant size – in fact, it was more expensive, in comparison to the so-called tabloid size. So […]
[credit provider=”Ourit Ben-Haim/Underground New York Public Library ” url=”http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/”] Most people don’t really think much about how they learn. Generally you assume learning comes naturally. You listen to someone speak either in conversation or in a lecture and you simply absorb what they are saying, right? Not really. In fact, I find […]
I don’t want to write this. I want to go back to bed and sleep for a month.
[credit provider=”Instagram/theblacktux” url=”http://statigr.am/p/340014892053129555_216532777″] 1) Use The 20 Second RuleMake things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the things you should do 20 seconds easier.
[credit provider=”kristinreiter via Instagram” url=”http://instagram.com/p/SPh5cChTjK/”] The technology age has made it easier to get distracted as surfing for anything on the web is a quick click away.For smaller companies, this decrease in productivity is extremely costly since resources are slim. Therefore, workers have to be as productive as possible. This […]
[credit provider=”The Perfect Workout via statigram ” url=”http://statigr.am/p/315498638686660177_202525616″] Getting a customer to buy your product is one thing. Getting them to buy that product on a weekly basis is another entirely.How to do it >
Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but it’s almost impossible to make others happy if you’re not happy yourself.
[credit provider=”Statigram/stintus” url=”http://statigr.am/p/295516146952767789_3835193″] Wondering why you’re not advancing in your career more quickly, or why you always seem to be overlooked when it comes time for raises, promotions, or important projects?The answer might be that you’re holding yourself back, through one or more of these eight career-killing behaviours.
[credit provider=”Twitter/TheRock” url=”https://twitter.com/TheRock”] Earlier this week, wrestler/actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted out his “cheat meals,” which consisted of 12 pancakes, four “double dough” pizzas, and 21 brownies — all in one day. This might seem like an insane amount of food for one man to eat, but considering The Rock […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/david_shankbone” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/shankbone/4593815143/”] Consider this: You can polish your mind with knowledge until it is a blinding shine, but if you don’t externalize it, no one will recognise it.Success is all about being noticed. You get noticed by showing the goods. By adopting the following habits, you’ll televise your qualities […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/heliosphan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryustar/2816521378/”] Here are five steps for breaking your worst habits and turning them into something positive:Ironically, studies show saying “I’ll never do that again” makes you even more likely to do that again. About 40% of the actions we perform in a day are habits. So we’re on […]
[credit provider=”Benimoto via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benimoto/2072965472/”] Everyone has an elevator story. It’s either too slow or too crowded or someone awkward is on board and you’re trapped for the next few minutes with them. Who knows what can happen in those few minutes.
A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls.
Smokers who manage to quit gain an average of 4-5kg (9-11lb)– much more weight than the amount usually quoted in health advice leaflets – research has revealed.
[credit provider=”Flickr via ktpupp” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktpupp/336136328/in/photostream/”] We may all be in the good habit of saving money on a regular basis, but let me ask you this…do you have bad habits that are actually costing you money?I am not talking about impulsive spending, personal vices such as drugs and alcohol, a […]
Does having daily rituals bring us more success and happiness?
We’ve already learned that most executives start their days early. They know that willpower is strongest in the morning, and they take advantage of it.
[credit provider=”Gareth Williams via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gareth1953/5617163875/”] Sally Hogshead is in an unenviable position. As the author of a book called Fascinate: Your Seven Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation, she addresses audiences who will feel shortchanged if their socks aren’t knocked off.The audience at the Inc. Leadership Forum in Miami […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / SuperFantastic” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/superfantastic/166215927/in/photostream/”] Good Morning DINKS!I am happy to say that I do not have any expensive bad habits; I don’t drink and I don’t do any illegal or legal substances.
[credit provider=”Flickr / laszlo-photo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laszlo-photo/6763655377/in/photostream/”] Research has proven people are drawn to prices ending in .99, but now it seems $5 is the new pricepoint driving shoppers to spend, reports Fast Company’s Martin Lindstrom.”More recently Google released Google Wallet, a new mobile payment system. Then it offered customers $5 compensation for the pain of […]
Educators in schools across the U.S. are making little to no progress with financial literacy, according to a recent report by the Council for Economic Education.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Kevin McShane” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lobraumeister/3077609847/in/photostream/”] Tossing out uneaten leftovers spoils between $500 and $2,000 per year for the average U.S. family, reports The Journal’s Sarah Nassauer. Blame our lousy spending habits: Whether we’re splurging with coupons or addicted to Seamless, we’re adding 30 million tons to America’s landfills.
American workers have no problem funding their Starbucks addiction, but it wouldn’t hurt if their employers met them halfway once in a while.
[credit provider=”flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dodogoeslr/314115619/”] The more time you spend with someone, the more likely you’ll start to exhibit characteristics that annoy one another. And this isn’t an exception in the workplace.
[credit provider=”Flickr / joeduty” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jduty/3778707992/in/photostream/”] According to DoughMain, most parents start awarding their kids an allowance at age 5.Yet 2,034 parents surveyed by the site were nearly split on the issue: half said they give an allowance, while the other half said they do not.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Adam Tinworth” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adders/12041964/in/photostream/”] From strategically placed merchandise to misleading sales, stores spend millions of marketing dollars every year to entice people into spending and overspending.There’s no doubt they’re good at what they do, since many consumers find themselves returning from a routine shopping trip with sacks full of […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Javier Ignacio” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/santoposmoderno/5271854935/”] You can’t kill bad habits but you can replace them.A habit has three parts: the cue (what makes you crave a cigarette), the routine (smoking) and the reward (feeling relaxed.)
It’s not only doctors, lawyers and police officers that are sleep-deprived — 60% of American adults aren’t getting the required number of ZZZ’s for a healthy lifestyle.
Today’s parents are raising a financially-savvy bunch.
[credit provider=”Business Insider / Daniel Goodman”] HabitForge is our new favourite tool to curb senseless spending, stick to a budget and keep the weight off. Just sign up at HabitForge.com and tell the site what you’re trying to do. You’ll phrase your goal in a question that’ll be emailed to you […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walmart_employees_adding_boxes_to_baler.jpg”] For nearly a year, Tracie McMillan, a former editor at City Limits, went undercover, working alongside Mexican garlic crews, produce managers at Walmart – the nation’s largest supplier of food – and Caribbean line cooks at Applebee’s to learn about America’s food system.McMillan, author of the new book, The American […]
[credit provider=”Mait Juriado via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mait/4288799551/”] Not only do women find it easier to be faithful to their hairstylists than their husbands, but more than 10 per cent of females lie about the number of people they have slept with, according to a survey conducted by Yahoo! Shine in partnership with Fitness Magazine. The […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / presta ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/presta/144366995/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] One of the greatest talents shopaholics have in common is the ability to convince themselves that whatever it is they’re about to put on their credit card is somehow worth it:I’ve earned this.
[credit provider=”Flickr – filmvanalledag” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/filmvanalledag/4356562807/”] As Starbucks’ 10-cent price increase looms ahead, you might be considering kicking your coffee addiction.But there’s an alternative to the scary cold-turkey approach: joining a program that will help you manage your habit.
We can’t say that any of the below frowned-upon habits will make you a better person on the whole. A regimen of all-natural foods and quiet meditation, free of all vices, is surely still the way to go if you want to live a long, healthy life.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Alejandra Mavroski” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adenocorticotropina/448430806/”] Does someone on your team or in your family struggle with a long-standing habit that makes that person less productive, less able to change effectively, and a distraction or worse to your organisation or family?The problem could be obesity, smoking, inappropriate work relationships, or internet addiction. It […]
Luck, in our everyday understanding, is a random gift of the universe. The superstitious might go in for rabbits’ feet and four-leaf clovers and the religious for prayer, but otherwise there’s nothing you can do to attract good fortune or repel bad luck. Or is there?
I once had the privilege of spending 50 days with Peter Drucker, the world’s great authority on management. During that time, he said many memorable things, but one that sticks in my mind was a comment he made about my profession.
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