Work at home & small business tips + inspiration
Personality not set by 30, but can change through life
Do peoples’ personalities change after 30?
One reason we procrastinate – and how to stop
Procrastination is a curse, and a costly one. Putting things off leads not only to lost productivity but also to all sorts of hand wringing and regrets and damaged self-esteem. Are we programmed for postponement and delay?
Seeing progress toward your goal will help you achieve it
Whether you are swimming in the Olympics or saving for a vacation, being able to see progress toward your goal will help you reach it.
The necessary art of subtraction
The tendency of our lives, businesses, art, is to keep adding: more furniture, clothes, gadgets, tasks, appointments, features to websites and apps, words to our writing.
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.
Benefits of working from home depends on family demands
How working from home may impact work exhaustion, caused by conflict between work and family demands
Why you must be absolutely clear when setting goals
First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish. And secondly, you must determine what price you'll have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price.
8 steps you can take to cultivate burning desire
When asked during an interview how he managed to reach the top as a professional bodybuilder and Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger replied with a single word: "Drive!"
8 tips to help you overcome procrastination
Procrastination, the habit of putting tasks off to the last possible minute, can be a major problem in both your career and your personal life. Side effects include missed opportunities, frenzied work hours, stress, feeling overwhelmed, resentment and guilt.
27 traits of successful people
Here is list of 27 traits that distinguish successful people from ordinary people. If you take the commitment to apply every day each principle in your life, you’ll start to see amazing results in no time.
Procrastination is a mindfulness problem
We all procrastinate. I put off writing this article by doing a bunch of smaller tasks, for example. They were less important and I knew it, but they were quick tasks and so easier than writing an article on a tough topic.
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.
Task master: Categorizing rewards improves motivation
What truly inspires individuals to perform at their very best?
Crazy talk: The do-what-you-love guide
When I wrote the first words of my blog, more than five years ago, I had no idea those few keystrokes would change my life.
How to kickstart creating a sound business plan
It’s true that you don’t need to create a formal business plan in order to start a business. You can kickstart...
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.
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?
The world needs you to do what you love
If you want to make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about.
It’s the hard stuff that usually matters most
Some lessons that apply equally to getting buff and to building your business
One key to setting goals you will actually achieve
When people consider a particular goal, they often worry about the time commitment: 'If I start a business now, it could take years to make it profitable.' Such thoughts reveal a total misunderstanding of the nature of time.
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?
Stop reading. Start doing.
There are a lot of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. Are you one?
Frictionless work: How to clear your life of non-essential tasks
How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?
Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product
A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.
The short but powerful guide to finding your passion
Following your passion can be a tough thing... but figuring out what that passion is can be even more elusive.
33 ways to boost your productivity
When a problem is large or complex and the optimal solution is unclear, here's how to begin making progress towards a solution even though you can’t visualize the entire path.
The small-scale approach to achieving great things
Think big. Live to the max. Change the world. These high-flying statements are meant to encourage us to achieve great things with our lives. But, rather than being an inspiration, do such huge goals just leave you feeling overwhelmed instead?
Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all
The problem isn't capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.
Seth Godin on failing until you succeed
In this video with Bryan Elliott for "Behind the Brand," best-selling entrepreneur, marketer and author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo, and starting a business.
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