Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

Self-discipline and the power of social pressure

A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.

9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

11 ways to connect with the people who make failure impossible

The people around you dictate your success. They can also forecast our failure.

Too many chefs: Smaller groups make more accurate decisions

The trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with the abundance of brains involved might not hold up when a collective faces a variety of factors — as often happens in life and nature.

Chief Everything Officer no more! 6 options to staff your growing business

Being the Chief Everything Officer is okay for some, but if you’ve got plans for growth or simply need an extra pair of hands, what are the best staffing options for your business?

How to reclaim your focus

Our attention is often pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. So what can you do?

Success isn’t a competition: How boosting others can help you in the long run

How does someone else’s success mean anything bad for you?

Why to give back by contributing to your field

Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume

Business is a social game

If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation, because, business is a social game.

20 ways to sustain motivation when you’re struggling

It’s hard to keep yourself going when you don’t feel the same excitement as you did in the beginning.

7 simple ways to say “No”

Do you have difficulty saying “no”? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself?

Got a goal? A helpful partner isn’t always helpful

You might think that a loving partner helps keep you on track — say, when you want to stick to your jogging or concentrate on your studies.

Surprising connections between sleep & gratitude

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is good for our general health and well-being. But new research is highlighting a more surprising benefit of good sleep: more feelings of gratitude for relationships.

Overcoming the social costs of being different

“From now on, I’ll connect the dots my own way.” – Bill Watterson Goodness knows I’ve put in my share of being different than most...

Mindfulness guide for the super busy: How to live life to the fullest

It seems contradictory to those who are used to sacrificing living for pursuing their goals … but cultivating mindfulness will help you achieve your goals and enjoy life more.

16 ways to get motivated when you’re in a slump

Even the most motivated of us can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult.

The science of happiness

Can money buy happiness? Is ignorance truly bliss? Are happy people shallow and unaware of the problems of the world? Can a person be too happy?

8 of the best ways to deal with detractors

We have all had them as we set and go after our goals, no matter where we are or what our goals may be: naysayers, detractors, people who poke fun or get angry, or who simply tell us we can’t do it.