Personal Development

Are Digital Distractions Dragging You Down? Then Listen Up

By Chelsea Greenwood / January 12, 2015 /

Modern technology is supposed to make life easier and more efficient. And it does (except when it doesn’t). These days many of us spend most of our waking hours looking at a screen, which subjects us to untold distractions. The sticky vortex of advertising, social media, emails, texts and clickbait articles is the digital equivalent of…

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What Does Integrity Mean, Anyway?

By Robin Amster / January 11, 2015 /

Integrity isn’t easily defined. Yet all manner of respected leaders in their fields—authors, scientists, businessmen and presidents—have weighed in with their ideas about this universally admired character trait. Oxford scholar and writer C.S. Lewis may have said it best: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Here are eight insights on…

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Reading List: Meetings Matter

By jjimenez / January 10, 2015 /

Meetings come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a chance encounter, an informal get-together or an official gathering, the way you interact, react and handle the discussion majorly impacts the results. In his well-organized, thorough and sensible approach to the art of communication, consultant and conversational skills trainer Paul Axtell presents eight strategies that…

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25 Lessons from the SUCCESS 25

By Chelsea Greenwood / January 9, 2015 /

Here, 2014’s most influential leaders in personal development share their insights and strategies in their own words—all (save for a noted few) taken from new, exclusive interviews. Martha Beck:  Four Tips to Finding Your Purpose 1. Get your breathing to go low and quiet. Nothing can be done well from a state of tension. 2.…

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The 4 Most Common Excuses for Not Delegating

By Sophia Dembling / January 9, 2015 /

If you’re working as fast as you can but your career or business is stuck in rut, ask yourself whether you’re making the best use of your time. Are you taking on too much because you’re afraid of letting anything go? Are you trying to do it all? Outsourcing isn’t always easy for leaders and…

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3 Things to Do to Make This Your Most Efficient Year Ever

By Melissa Balmain / January 8, 2015 /

Ari Meisel gets things done—and so efficiently that if you hadn’t seen photos of him (friendly smile, lean physique) you might suspect he had 10 hands. He coaches individuals and groups on how to “make everything in life easier” through a system he calls “Less Doing, More Living.” He consults on green building projects. He develops…

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7 Podcasts for a Brighter You

By Josh Ellis / January 8, 2015 /

In the February issue of SUCCESS, we profile nine podcasts for personal development. We touch on the best shows to help you face fears, find clarity and motivation, become more productive, and become the leader you want to be in life and in business.           Related: Check out SUCCESS magazine’s new podcast,…

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John C. Maxwell: 5 Tips to Unlock Your Potential

By John C. Maxwell / January 7, 2015 /

How would your life change if you suddenly had $100 million? What would you do with the money? Stumped? You’re not the only one. In September J.J. Watt, a 25-year-old lineman for the Houston Texans, became the highest-paid defensive player in National Football League history when he signed a $100 million contract extension. Afterward, a friend suggested…

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How to Stop the Rampage of Negative Thoughts

By Steve Rizzo / January 7, 2015 /

Making a habit of invoking your ‘Humor Being’ will make you a happier person with a brighter outlook.

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Tony Robbins on How to Achieve the Extraordinary

By Marie Speed / January 4, 2015 /

Everything is bigger in Tony Robbins’ world. His house near Palm Beach, Fla., is massive, the furniture oversized, and even the view from the living room seems to pan across a hemisphere of deep-blue ocean. It’s a world that seems perfectly scaled to the 6-foot-7 motivational speaker and life coach, the man who has asked…

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