Articles about Inspiration


12 female best friends who started their own companies

Before you secure the, print business cards and pour your energy into a budding business, take a page from these female best friends who have already navigated the hurdles.


How Chance the Rapper put himself a position for success and what we can learn from it

Whether Chance The Rapper knows it or not, he’s a brilliant marketer. Here's what lessons can you can learn from him and his unique strategy.


Beyond stereotypes: An interview with Native American designer Bethany Yellowtail

As a Native American woman, designer Bethany Yellowtail, of B. Yellowtail, also struggles with reaching acceptance and respect for both her culture and designs. She spoke with Ladders about trying to make her way as a female entrepreneur bootstrapping her business and smashing stereotypes on a daily basis.


From Negan to Voldemort: Career lessons from classic celluloid baddies

Why are awful fictional characters so incredibly appealing? And more than that, is there anything we can actually learn from them?


What past presidents can teach us about present-day leadership

For Presidents Day, we thought we'd explore what former American presidents can teach us about being leaders. Here are a few pearls of wisdom to think about during the holiday.


9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us celebrate Presidents Day, here are some lessons of leadership we can apply to our own careers even if we aren't in charge of leading a nation.


Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim shows us why enjoying the moment can make you more successful

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.


Get inspired by Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon’s Olympic comeback

Four years ago, figure skaters Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon were eating In-N-Out cheeseburgers in shared misery after being left off the U.S. Olympics team roster. Here's how they maintained the focus necessary to keep going after a long setback.


8 quotations on leadership from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Frequently quoted by leaders everywhere today for inspiration, Dr. King's advice on leadership is as relevant and as urgent now as it was when he first gave it decades ago.


Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

Winfrey has had a lifetime to build her wisdom. As a daytime talk show host, Winfrey became a pioneer in making a career out of giving confessional advice. Here's a roundup of her best career lessons.


This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself before launching Amazon

This is the one question Jeff Bezos asked himself that led to him to leave his job to launch Amazon. If you asked it to yourself, where would it lead?


How to be optimistic: 4 best steps for better living

Are there benefits to being an optimist? To live a better life, research proves that optimism, hope, and striving are the way to go.


This man swims to work every day and loves it

"It's completely relaxed and refreshing."


New study says there’s one surefire way to make people like you

It all depends on how you direct the conversation.


Six huge reasons you’re not getting what you want

Change these 6 things and watch your life change.


The best inspirational notes celebrities wrote to themselves

Write yourself a check for $10 million.


America’s best-known billionaires drive Volkswagens and eat at McDonald’s

Rich men drive Volkswagens and eat McDonald's.


The Game of Thrones guide to success at work (with spoilers)

Just don't be Cersei, whatever you do.


This is how to succeed like Warren Buffett

The Oracle of Omaha has managed his success well.


9 of the best Elon Musk secrets for success

It takes a certain intensity.


This 20-year-old’s ‘Dying 101’ can teach you about living better every day

Wisdom from an inspiring young woman.


Savvy 9-year-old boy becomes chief financial officer for a day at KIND

This kid is going places.

Pop Culture

3 brilliant tips for emotional intelligence from the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

We can all be as strong as hell.

Pop Culture

5 ways Wonder Woman succeeded against the odds (and you can too)

Turn your weaknesses into strengths.

The Commute

Subway riders throw amazing party for a graduate stuck on rush-hour train

Who doesn't want to cry with happiness on their commute?