Personal Development

9 Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

By jkrampe / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go…

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Are Your Goals Tough Enough? Or Too Tough?

By jkrampe / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Aim high. It’s not as cliché as it sounds, says leadership expert Mark Murphy, author of Hard Goals: The Secret to Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. When you’re aiming to achieve extraordinary things, hitting the farthest target—and missing—can be more valuable than hitting the closest target and succeeding. Undersetting…

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The SUCCESS 25’s Legends in Personal Development

By jjimenez / December 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

In the first-ever SUCCESS 25 list—which premiered in the January 2015 issue of SUCCESS— we salute 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth. In this list, to kick off the celebration, we’ve chronicled the most successful achievement philosophers of all time. Dive into the words from these legends that will shape your life: Maya Angelou (1928–2014)…

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SUCCESS Foundation: A Book Hits Home

By jjimenez / November 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

Iowa lawyer Corey Walker was so enthused about the SUCCESS for Teens book—which helps kids define and accomplish their goals—that he tried it out with his family. And afterward he was so impressed that he began pitching its curriculum at nearby schools. During the 2013–14 winter holidays, the Walkers gathered at their kitchen table to discuss…

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A Gratitude Habit to Boost Your Positivity

By jjimenez / November 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

There’s a blackout while I’m in the basement of my house. At least it didn’t happen when I was cleaning the cats’ litter box, I tell myself. Next morning, I spill coffee all over the kitchen counter. At least it didn’t go in the silverware drawer. Then it’s on to bonking my hip on a table (at…

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Reading List: Rethinking Positive Thinking

By jjimenez / November 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

First published in 1952, Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking birthed a philosophy rooted in the belief that a positive outlook attracts a positive outcome and that visualizing the positive while rejecting negative thinking will increase your chances of success and wish fulfillment. Having spent more than 20 years studying how optimism affects…

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9 Great Habits for Your Lunch Hour

By jkrampe / November 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s noon, and your stomach’s grumbling for lunch. You’ve got one hour to kill—work tasks on pause—so what do you do? And most important, is however you’re spending that time benefiting you in any way? We asked nine entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), “What is one creative way entrepreneurs can get more out…

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John C. Maxwell: Instead of Complaining, Remember These 10 Things

By jjimenez / November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

How you can be a can-do person with the right attitude

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Top of Mind: What Inspires, Fascinates or Perplexes You?

By jjimenez / November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

Right now my side passion is getting more women into technology. So I work with organizations around the Bay Area to figure out how to get women to understand that they don’t just have to code to be in technology; they can focus on developing and creating products in a technical landscape. There are a…

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5 Ways to Reframe Failure

By jjimenez / November 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Imagine yourself… …messing up during a big presentation. …blowing the job interview. …watching the project you worked so hard on go up in smoke. Just picturing any one of those scenarios can make our pulses rise and our stomachs fall. This is because we, as humans, dread failure. The anticipation of it can lead to…

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