Work at home & small business tips + inspiration
9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion
It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.
Why willpower alone is not enough to motivate you
Unconscious motivation plays a substantial role in how we respond to challenges. Find out how much.
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?
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.
8 traits of successful entrepreneurs: Do you have what it takes?
Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it's not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.
Does success really make people happy?
Happy individuals are predisposed to seek out and undertake new goals in life and this reinforces positive emotions, say researchers who examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people.
See yourself as outsiders do to measure progress toward goals
When people feel they’ve hit a roadblock in reaching a personal goal, such as losing weight, a change in perspective...
Go with your gut: Intuition is more than just a hunch
Most of us experience ‘gut feelings’ we can’t explain, such as instantly loving -- or hating -- a new property when we’re house-hunting or the snap judgments we make on meeting new people.
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.
A few peeks at how nonconformists achieve success
Iconoclasts are individuals who do things that others say can't be done.
No pain, no gain also applies to happiness
People who work hard at improving a skill or ability may experience stress in the moment, but experience greater happiness on a daily basis and longer term. Here's why.
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.
One gene’s link to optimism and self-esteem
Scientists have identified for the first time a particular gene's link to optimism, self-esteem and "mastery," the belief that one has control over one's own life — three critical psychological resources for coping well with stress and depression.
The absolute beginner’s guide to starting a small online business
I've been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19. I've had a lot of failures and a lot of successes. There is no better way to learn how to succeed than to learn from someone who has already done it.
Business plans: How thinking long-term will help you get ahead
A lot can change in 20 years. If you had a PC 20 years ago, you probably had a 386 or 486 running MS-DOS 5.0 and possibly Windows 3.0. No smart phones. No iPods or iTunes. No web browsers. No Google or Yahoo. No YouTube. No social media unless you liked BBSing.
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.
Profound impact of our unconscious on reaching goals
Whether you are a habitual list maker, or you prefer to keep your tasks in your head, everyone pursues their goals in this ever-changing, chaotic environment.
Impossible goals? Tweak with new targets
Research suggests that it is pro athlete's ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him successful.
Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says
If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life -- think again.
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.
Copyright, trademarks & patents: What’s the difference?
Here are a few basics about the three main forms of intellectual property protection.
It’s what you know, not who you know
Conventional wisdom tells us that in the business world, "you are who you know" -- your social background and professional networks outweigh talent when it comes to career success.
The magical power of focus
“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”
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?
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