Journaling can be really relaxing, as can talking through your day with a partner or friend.
Journaling can be really relaxing, as can talking through your day with a partner or friend.
Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.
Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve. Unleash potential in yourself and in those you lead by encouraging a growth--rather than fixed--mindset.
We all have a tendency to work too much, lose our balance, and, ultimately, our joy in life. It's the unhealthy feeling that if we don't do something productive every day, we've somehow failed. So allow your perfectionism to rest.
We often think it's our problems--our troublesome life circumstances--that make us unhappy, and that if our circumstances would just change to something more desirable, then happiness would be easy. It turns out, though, that it's not our circumstances that make us happy or unhappy.
No words can express how much I care about your safety and wellbeing. It breaks my heart when someone is injured building cars and trying their best to make Tesla successful. Going forward, I've asked that every injury be reported directly to me, without exception.
Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses.
If you want to create visually interesting slides, less is more. Slide design guru Nancy Duarte recommends following a three-second rule. If viewers do not understand the gist of your slide in three seconds, it's too complicated. "Think of your slides as billboards," says Duarte.
There are two schools of thought about how information should flow within companies. By far the most common way is chain of command, which means that you always flow communication through your manager.
While about a book a week might sound daunting, it's probably doable by even the busiest of people. Writer Stephanie Huston says her thinking that she didn't have enough time turned out to be a lame excuse.
Our proposal does set the upper limit for ebook retail pricing based on the hardcover price of each book. The reason we are doing this is that, with our experience selling a lot of content online, we simply don't think the ebook market can be successful with pricing higher than $12.99 or $14.99.
When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day. We already know too much noise is not a good thing for our brains or our bodies.
Spearheading the sustainable energy movement. Attempting to solve rush hour traffic. Exploring the unknown regions of outer space. Responding to fans (and critics) on social media. To say billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is keeping busy would surely be an understatement.
Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
Notice how Bezos describes these people as "talented experts." Aren't all experts talented? In a sense, yes. But as years of research reveal, it's not only about who is on the team, but how they work together.
At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions changed investing forever.
Brad Feld, a managing director of the Foundry Group, started blogging in October about his latest episode of depression. The problem wasn't new--the prominent venture capitalist had struggled with mood disorders throughout his adult life--and he didn't expect much of a response.
Are you unstoppable or average? Do you get derailed by prior success?
This phrase will save a lot of time.
Life has already begun. There is no interlude. Nor is there a trial version. Your every decision matters. Your online friends are fake friends. Unfortunately, it's true. Most of them do not care about you and will not come in your hour of need. If you fall in love, be ready to get your heart broken.
Your good times are temporary and your bad times are temporary. So when you're up, enjoy it, bask in it, and be grateful for it. And when you're down, know you will get through it. Know that it's not the end, and that it's just a rough patch.
From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.
If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.
Labor intensive. Most consulting services rely on humans as the fundamental source of research, analysis, recommendations, process definition, process management, and facilitation. Billable time-based business model.
This is where I reach the end of my endurance. I haven't even gotten into the non-fiction stuff, but alas ... I must eat. With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section! Life is good.
While it may seem counterintuitive, it's one of the best things a parent can do. According to Dr. Stephanie O'Leary, a clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology and author of Parenting in the Real World: The Rules Have Changed, failure is good for kids on several levels.
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century." Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on meditation.
When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others.
1. How long has it been since you've taken a break? Sometimes, you're just tired. Even if you don't feel physically tired, a mental break is beneficial. A study published in Cognition found that people function more effectively when they have brief mental breaks.
That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or experienced as other people... but I can always try to out-work them. But we can all work smarter, too. That's the real key to success: working harder and smarter.
What are some things you realize as you get older? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. As I've gotten older, I've learned 10 key lessons in life that I wanted to share with you.
We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice. Competitors use them to get us off our game.
Test drive your dream car. You don't need to blow your budget to experience a thrill. Go to lunch with someone you barely know. This might sound grim if you're shy, but it actually tends to expand both your mind and your comfort zone. Perform a random act of kindness.
Understand that life is the ultimate video game: It keeps leveling up, and you have to level up with it. Do something well enough that you make it look easy. Even if it takes 10,000 hours to get there, it'll be worth it in the end. Figure out what your values are and stick with them.
We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively. And that's why my Inc. colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.
It's easy to find someone to tell you what you want to hear, but your true ally is one who tells you what you need to learn. Give yourself an edge with these 25 gems of sage advice that most people ignore.
Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that. Turns out that's wrong.
Some people instantly light up a room. They make us feel important. They make us feel special. While we can't always define it, we know when someone just has it. The person is naturally likable. But there's a flip side.
First impressions are tied intimately to positive body language. Becoming cognizant of your gestures, expressions, and tone of voice (and making certain they're positive) will draw people to you like ants to a picnic.
If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there. Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business -- willpower won't help you with any of these things.
Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.
If anyone's managed to figure out how to exploit a formula for e-commerce, it's the Samwer brothers--Oliver, Marc, and Alexander. As chronicled by in June 2012, the Germany-based trio built Rocket Internet, which has copycatted dozens of overseas startups, from Amazon to Uber.
Be kind. The benefits of being kind--or at the very least courteous--far outweigh the effort you put in. Do random acts of kindness. Compliment someone. If a retail or food-service worker makes a mistake, be understanding and patient. Kind people live longer than unkind people.
When you are proactively creating and collaborating with many different people, the whole becomes different and better than the sum of its parts. This is why you can't plan for everything. Because at the highest level, you've transcended your need to have things exactly how you want them.
What can you say about yourself? We can say many things--good and bad--but we all want to be able to say things that will make us feel good about ourselves and our influence on others.
It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge.
Sit cross-legged in a quiet place, preferably on a low pillow to reduce strain on your back. Take deep breaths. Close your eyes and listen to your inner monologue, the thoughts that spin through your mind all the time: work, home, TV, whatever. Those thoughts are the chattering of your "monkey mind.
What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Over the past 31 years of my life, I've learned a lot through my experiences. These include:
Making money with money. How did Mark Zuckerberg make $4 billion in one day last week? How did Jeff Bezos make $6 billion in 20 minutes a couple of days ago? Was it by increasing their hourly wage? No, as you know, it was by equity. You are frail.