Personal Development

Reading List: Work Simply

By jjimenez / January 3, 2015 /

One-size-fits-all time-management programs don’t work, argues the founder of Working Simply, a leadership and productivity consultancy. These programs fail because they center on the belief that impaired productivity is the result of poor time allocation. Erroneous, says Carson Tate. According to her, the true culprit is our work strategies. She says the secret to accomplishing…

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5 Strategies for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Work

By Patti Johnson / January 2, 2015 /

The New Year can be an opportunity for a new beginning, but will you actually take the chance to start over, to aim for bigger and better things? Surprisingly, many don’t.  Only 45 percent of us typically make New Year’s resolutions, according to a University of Scranton study published by Statistic Brain. Why? Because the goals can seem too…

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What’s Your Plan for 2015? Ask Yourself 3 Questions

By Tony Jeary / December 31, 2014 /

Have you ever noticed that smart, successful people are usually the first to ask for help? The most financially savvy executives and entrepreneurs wouldn’t even consider submitting their taxes without the help of a trusted certified public accountant. The healthiest, most athletic people surround themselves with personal trainers and nutritionists. Why? Successful people value and…

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SUCCESS’s Best 10 Articles You Might Have Missed in 2014

By Jessica Krampe / December 30, 2014 /

Here at SUCCESS, we really strive to deliver powerful and valuable content because we know you, our readers, take full responsibility for your own success. We know you’re aspirational-minded and wholeheartedly want to improve yourselves. So that’s why we give you practical tips, traits and tactics we know you can adapt to your lives, to…

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3 Apps to Help You Stick to Your Resolutions

By Josh Ellis / December 30, 2014 /

Nutrition Menu ($1.99) Determined to lose weight in 2015 but love buffalo wings? That’s a real pickle. A real fried pickle. When out at restaurants, this app can help you make smarter decisions, describing the nutritional stats of each menu item. Lift (Free) This achieve-anything app will help you record your goals and create a…

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Modernizing an Industry Better Known for Tulle than Tech

By Jennifer Chang / December 29, 2014 /

When you talk to Angela Proffitt, the first thing you realize is how humble she is about her accomplishments. “I’m passionate about what I do, but when I first started out, I didn’t even know what an entrepreneur was,” she says with a laugh. “It just happened!” Proffitt was working in health care when she…

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Would You Risk Your Life to Save a Stranger?

By Carrie Beckner / December 29, 2014 /

No one knew Jon Meis would be a hero that day, not even Jon Meis. The 22-year-old engineering student, who describes himself as “quiet and private,” was working as a building monitor at Seattle Pacific University on June 5, 2014, when a gunman began firing at random. Meis tackled and disarmed the shooter, which then…

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Sometimes a Tragic Tale Can Offer Inspiration…

By Melissa Balmain / December 24, 2014 /

Have you ever had a book land in your lap at just the right moment? As if the universe is saying, “Here, kid, I saw this and thought of you”? The Opposite of Loneliness was exactly that sort of book for me. It may, I suspect, be that sort for a lot of us. And to think…

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Rohn: 6 Secrets for Thriving (Not Just Surviving) Through the Holidays

By Jim Rohn / December 23, 2014 /

The holiday season has officially graced us with its presence. It’s a time of celebration and bliss, and the pure magic of these December days is something I anticipate and enjoy each and every year. Related: 15 Inspiring Quotes About Giving For some, though, the holidays have lost the delight and excitement it once had. The…

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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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