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The 10 Success Principles to Create an Abundant Life

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Image credit:Esparta Palma | Flickr If you’ve never seen a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I don’t know where you’ve been. But did you know that the same original author of that wildly successful series (7 NYT best-sellers at the same time!) is also one of the experts interviewed in The Secret? And did you know he coaches some of the top leaders and entrepreneurs in the world? Actually, you…

Want to Be Your Best? It Will Take the Hard Work of ‘Deliberate Practice.’

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Image credit:Shutterstock If you aren’t already familiar with Cal Newport, it’s time to get to know this computer science professor, author and blogger. In college, Newport founded the popular Study Hacks blog, and now that he’s graduated, he balances his time between blogging, teaching and writing books — his most recent, So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Recently, I had a chance to chat with Newport about the lessons he’s learned…

Why Inspirational Quotes Will Never Inspire You

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Image credit:Jmawork | Flickr See if you can figure out what these five quotes have in common: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." – Albert Einstein “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau “I’m not…

How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

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Image credit:Shutterstock The more I learn about the brain, the more fascinated I am by it. Things I used to think were just a mystery (like what makes us happy and what makes us sad), I’m now learning are totally controllable. So, I was really excited to talk to one of the leading neuroscience psychologists in the field today. Dr. Rick Hanson has written multiple bestselling books about how to actually…

Why We All Need to Give Up on Work-Life Balance Once and for All

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Image credit:Shutterstock What’s the deal with work-life balance? It seems everywhere we look, there are articles and books and videos that tell us how we can achieve this ever-elusive idea. We’re told that if we just find the right daily planner and set some definitive boundaries that we can have it all. We can continually grow our businesses, provide loving homes for our families, learn Spanish, have a date night and…

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Calmer and More Productive

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Image credit:Shutterstock We have become a culture of multi-taskers. Information is coming at us in all directions, and we have become accustomed to moving through life at a pace that is not natural to the human body. You can learn to slow down the pace — and even heighten your productivity — if you approach life from a more conscious perspective. By becoming more cognizant of what is going on…

How Business Leaders Can Best Respond to the Rise of Populism

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Image credit:Robert Daly | Getty Images When today makes its way into history books, or is recounted by those who lived it, what will the headline be? How will the story start? Will anyone, at any point, reflect on this period in time as “the good ol’ days”? You can’t read international headlines today without touching on the ups and downs of a volatile global economy, terrorism, failing security measures,…

The 10 Success Principles to Create an Abundant Life

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Image credit:Esparta Palma | Flickr If you’ve never seen a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I don’t know where you’ve been. But did you know that the same original author of that wildly successful series (7 NYT best-sellers at the same time!) is also one of the experts interviewed in The Secret? And did you know he coaches some of the top leaders and entrepreneurs in the world? Actually, you…