Personal Development

The Best Antidote to Worry

By Shawn Achor / December 22, 2014 /

Negative noise is everywhere in our society, but it’s also inside our heads. Worry is the loudest internal noise, and as a new parent, I understand how easy it is to let it creep in. I need to remember that worry is not love, and that in fact giving up worry is the most loving…

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Reading List: Feeling Smart

By jjimenez / December 20, 2014 /

It’s time to rethink our understanding of emotions, contends Eyal Winter, director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Over the past two decades, research in brain sciences, behavioral economics and game theory has yielded novel insights into how our brains process emotions. In Feeling Smart, Winter points out…

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Confidence Comes in Small Packages, Just Ask Quvenzhané Wallis

By jjimenez / December 19, 2014 /

Most actresses fib about their ages, but few add years. Louisiana native Quvenzhané Wallis was only 5 when she auditioned for her first major film role, bucking the requirement that children should be 6 or older. But the confident kid was sure she could handle the job—and she wowed producers, critics and audiences. Quvenzhané became…

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8 Things to Do before Unplugging for the Weekend

By YEC / December 19, 2014 /

TGIF, are we right? Your mind might be mentally clocking out, but clock it back in. There are some smart, productive things you can do before you run out of the office toward Friday night, your swivel chair still swiveling from your high-speed escape. We asked the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for their advice on…

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Ways to Build and Lose Trust

14 Ways to Build (and Lose) Trust

By Frank Sonnenberg / December 17, 2014 /

Trust is not an abstract, theoretical, idealistic goal forever beyond our reach. Trust—or a lack of it—is inherent in every action that we take and affects everything that we do. Trust is the cement that binds relationships, keeping spouses together, business deals intact and political systems stable. Without trust, marriages fail, voters become apathetic and…

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Top of Mind: Who’s Your Role Model?

By SUCCESS Staff / December 15, 2014 /

I have several role models, but none more important than my mom. She is an immigrant who has overcome major challenges in life and has never quit. Her energy, discipline and raw enthusiasm are contagious and inspiring. My mom is also hilarious, super-smart, an incredible parent and the least selfish person I have ever met.…

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How Passion Can Mend Spirits (and Harps)

By Jessica Krampe / December 11, 2014 /

George Flores, a virtuoso in his field as a harp technician, used to be a heavy-metal singer. He admits that the sharp turn from the world of pounding rock music in 1993 to the precise, patient tuning and building of concert harps was a dramatic one. “A heavy-metal guy coming into the classical world is…

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The SUCCESS 25: 2014’s Personal Development Leaders

By Chelsea Greenwood / December 9, 2014 /

Success isn’t solely about reaching a financial or professional pinnacle. Success also involves cultivating solid relationships, striving to achieve health and well-being, giving back to others and generally leading a life of purpose. Success isn’t an endpoint—it’s a lifelong process. [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”29571″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”480″,”style”:”width: 150px; height: 197px; float: left; margin: 5px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”366″}}]]The individuals you’ll read about below comprise the…

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When Negotiating, Use Pronouns Like ‘We’—and 12 Other Win-Win Tactics

By Rhett Power / December 9, 2014 /

The next time you find yourself locked in a battle for your way, here are 13 important strategies that you can use in the challenging art of negotiation.  Related: Follow These 9 Steps to Ask for What You Want (and Actually Get It) 1. Think of the long-term mutual gain instead of the short-time personal gain.…

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