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Pride isn’t a vice – it’s a way to become your best self
"We all evolve to want to create those feelings [of pride], of figuring out who you want to be. Listen to those feelings and use them to try to figure out how to become the best person that you want to be."
The art of goal achievement
What leads to goal achievement is a path, process, or a system. And for most of us, this part of the machine is the most difficult to maintain. It’s the one that takes the most time and effort.
Use your grown-up voice! Ditch vocal fry, baby talk or bro-language
The thing is that whether you realize it or not, the way you speak might be alienating others in the workplace or your work orbit.
Why you should reinforce values instead of rules
It turns out that values are far more effective than rules at eliciting the outcomes and behaviors that we want. I’ve observed that highly successful families, organizations and companies select and focus on a few values that are most important to them.
This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness
Self-knowledge is important. But self-imagination is far more compelling and powerful. Actually, being highly imaginative is how you become self-aware.
This is why you’ll keep doing something you hate
When we are trapped in a sunk-cost fallacy, we get too stubborn to walk away from an objectively bad decision. We will not cut our losses and run, because we have invested too much money, time, and energy towards it. Behavioral scientists have long called us out on this trap.
How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you
How you can be yourself in a world that may possibly want to change you. Because, truthfully, the only person you should be seeking reassurance from is you and you alone. So let’s do this.
Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school
Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.
Small wins, marginal gains: That’s how you change behavior in the long term
It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small gains on a daily basis.
Are you authentic? Do you bring enough of yourself to work?
The payoff for authenticity in the workplace is rarely a miraculously saved life or such a profoundly moving story. But frequently, a person’s authenticity does result in saved (or much stronger) work relationships, psyches, or businesses.
5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job
Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.
How work has changed for me while traveling full-time
As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.
How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event
It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”
Study: Our smiles and frowns do not actually reflect our feelings
Before you go reading too much into your boss's face for clues, know this — that smile or frown doesn't actually mean what you think it means. Research finds that our facial expressions are our tools to telegraph our intentions or goals.
Survey: Optimists more likely to fall for scams
Optimists who see the world through rose-colored glasses are more likely to think so. Unfortunately, this optimism on everything working out can lead these positive people to their doom, a new study found.
This is why not taking that job we wanted haunts us
When you look back over your career regrets, you're more likely to be haunted by the job you did not take than the work mistakes you actually did make. Why? A new paper published in the journal Emotion has looked into why inaction stings longer than other failures.
How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life
Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.
Does your current company match your lifestyle?
Whether you’re settled comfortably into your role or just waiting for the next opportunity, you should be in a constant state of evaluation and feedback with your current employer.
How to discover your career superpower
A framework for disrupting yourself (and encouraging your team to do the same); what Butte, Montana can teach us about hiring decisions; and why your unique career superpower may be visible to everyone but you.
Your desire to succeed should be as great as your desire to help others succeed
The most important lesson for any new graduate, someone early on in their career or even a savvy veteran to understand is that success only works in a reciprocal manner. What that means is, our desire to succeed should truly be as great as our desire to help others reach their big goals.
Twitter shows us that ‘blending in’ at the office isn’t always a good thing
A tweet that went viral this week showed us what it's like to come to work and find out that your outfit has some company of its own. User @ilonacatherine shared the evidence on Twitter, prompting a slew of other users to chime in.
19 of the ‘top highlighted’ ideas from millions of readers
If you want a new approach to continuous and rapid learning, this article could potentially change your life. To be clear, the principles and strategies discussed in this article aren’t commonly practiced.
Why do abusive bosses act nice after being mean
One day your boss is berating you in public, and the next day they are buttering you up. What gives? Their mercurial personality changes now have a name – "moral cleansing," a theory that Michigan State University researchers named for why jerk bosses change their tune after being abusive.
Survey: 22% of managers consider workers who take a lunch break to be ‘less hardworking’
While it can be hard enough to figure out what to eat for lunch at work, it turns out that some employees feel like taking a lunch break tarnishes their manager's perception of them. They may be right.
What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume
In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.