Are You Feeling Lucky? How Successful Entrepreneurs View Luck

What is luck anyway? Timing? Good fortune? Opportunity, seasoned with hard work and preparation? A form a self-delusion that absolves us of responsibility? Ask a successful entrepreneur and you’re likely to hear any and all of the above. This year, I’ve been following the NPR podcast, How I Built This
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Look Sharp: 6 Changes You Can Make Today to Appear Smarter

  Perception is everything. No matter how often we’re told to not judge a book by its cover, human nature makes it difficult. We’re naturally inclined to make snap judgments based on first impressions, which are largely visual. This tendency to visually assess others is exemplified in how we gauge
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3 Healthy Habits That Create A Vibrant Life

Developing healthy habits is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Being in good health has a significant flow-on effect to every other part of our lives, and can have a profound impact on our quality of life. Doing our most important work becomes much easier
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Having Trouble Staying Focused? Get Moving

Powering through an unproductive state isn’t the answer. There are some ruts you have to climb out of both metaphorically and physically. Doing good work is not always about sitting and staring at that work, repeating the same efforts over and over again until something clicks. On the contrary, trying
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Holiday Cheer: How to Get It All Done With a Smile

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year. But for many of us it’s an extremely stressful time when our already busy schedules seem stretched to the brink. Whether you’re running around shopping, trying to make time for visiting friends and family or attempting to counterbalance
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Stop Settling and Start Searching for Your Dream Job

It’s an all too familiar story. Bills must be paid, so a job must be had. We end up taking the best option that’s available, but we still have plans to move onward and upward to that dream job we always wanted. Over time we get comfortable in our current
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The 5 Balls

The Areas of your Life You Can’t Afford to Ignore It might surprise you to learn that the things that matter most to you are probably closely aligned with the people sitting next to you. This isn’t just because like-minded individuals tend to gravitate toward one another, but because we
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5 Ways to Kick Stress to the Curb

If you’re looking to improve your health, reducing stress is the ONE Thing that will make the biggest difference. In the last decade, stress has been linked to a host of chronic illnesses, cancer, obesity, and heart disease. The problem is stress is a fact of life. It’s all around,
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How to Open Yourself Up to Learning and Growth

Whether we’re in the midst of perpetual failure or on the precipice of achieving our goal, finding an extra piece of information or knowledge that can give us an edge is paramount to our success. But like the old G.I. Joe public service announcements said, “Knowing is half the battle.”
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Becoming a Lean, Mean Productivity Machine

When we have a goal and the right kind of determination, productivity is easily within our grasp. We wake up energized to tackle projects, feel excited to time block, and get a rush every time we climb that next mountain on our way to success. But what about when attaining
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