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.

Trade secrets: How freelancers can land more virtual jobs

As an increasing number of freelancers depend on the virtual workplace, how can they make themselves more attractive to potential employers?

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

5 tips to be an indispensable freelancer (and earn more money)

For many freelancers, success and more income come from nurturing and deepening relationships they already have. Here are some ways you can do this.

Let it go… but not in the boardroom

Study by USC Marshall School of Business and USC faculty illuminates how facial expressions affect cooperation While Disney’s Frozen Academy...

How to create an abundance mindset

When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea. They don’t give it away. They shelter and protect it. They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it. Why would you do that?

3 ways to get the office equipment you need without going broke

Instead of simply buying brand new things for your office, consider some alternative ways to get what you need for little or no money.

Does intrinsic motivation actually exist?

While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to, research suggests we shouldn’t even make that distinction.

When mom is the CEO at home, workplace ambitions take a back seat

It’s often said that women can have it all – motherhood and a career. But a study suggests that women who rule the household have less energy for or interest in being a rising star in the workplace.

Buying experiences, not stuff, leads to greater happiness

Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases?

Don’t die with your music still in you

What if you currently live a very comfortable lifestyle and you have a lot of assets? How can you justify running off to do what truly makes you happy if it might put all your current assets at risk?

How to set and negotiate freelance business rates

Thinking of going it alone? Becoming a freelancer is an attractive option for many professionals, but can you make it work for you?

Financing your small business with a microloan

While there are some larger loan options available, many entrepreneurs — particularly freelance, online and home-based businesses — require only a few thousand dollars to get started. If this is the case for you, consider a microloan.

How some people always find a way to win

Whether it’s sports, poker or the high-stakes world of business, there are those who always find a way to win when there’s money on the table.

Slow wealth: JD Roth on his 14-point financial philosophy

“Over the course of five years, I’ve managed to pay off over $35,000 in debt, quit my day job, and go from having nothing saved to fully funding my retirement accounts every year. In the process, I’ve developed a 14-point philosophy.”

Can’t find a dream job? Create your own

I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals.

Barbie could dampen a young girl’s career dreams

Although the marketing slogan suggests that Barbie can “Be Anything,” girls who play with this extremely popular doll see fewer career options available to themselves compared to boys.

Wealthy neighborhoods fuel materialistic desires

Individuals who live in wealthy neighborhoods are more likely to have materialistic values and poor spending habits, the study says, particularly if they are young, living in urban areas and relatively poor compared with their surroundings.

10 stupid mistakes the newly self-employed make

This advice is geared towards small business owners, particularly people who are just starting (or about to start) their own business.

Reasons for becoming self-employed in later life vary by gender, culture

Older male workers may choose self-employment, whereas older female workers may seek self-employment because of financial necessity.