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Check Your Ego, Build Your Relationships

Picture yourself at work leading your way to a one-to-one meeting with your boss. Words start flowing and you can feel them like bullets fired by a machine gun hitting you deep down somewhere you can almost feel the pain: They are the foundations of your ego being badly shaken, holding on again and again after every strike. Nonetheless, you stand strong and do not let your feelings throw you to say something wrong. However, the damage is done. As common as this panorama may seem, it is always brought about due to the same cause: Our egos. And the less flexible we are to the external threats it receives, the more resistance and emotional pain we will suffer as a result. Here you will […]

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10 Great Books that Will Boost Your Creativity

Becoming more creative can be challenging, especially if you have no idea where to start. You’ve probably already scoured Google for the answers to all your creative problems and whether if you’ve found answers or not, you walked away from the search engine not feeling like you found what would get you over the hump. Today you’ll read about books that are designed to do just that and boost your creative qualities as much as you can imagine. The following list was formed with no particular order in mind. They are all equally beneficial to boosting your creativity; however, you will not receive all of them the same. You are suggested to read each one and find out which one you can relate to the […]

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How Not To Network

I spent the better part of an afternoon recently having a conversation with someone on my Southwest flight back home. Like many of us who travel frequently, I was bored, restless and looking for something to occupy my time. Keep in mind, the battery on my iPAD was dead and I was looking around aimlessly for some sort of intellectual stimulation. I introduced myself to the woman sitting one seat over from me who kept trying to make eye contact and initiate a conversation. I tried like the dickens to avoid it at first but I caved in and allowed her in my world. I am a sucker for persistence. I was also really, really bored! I soon found out just how eager she was […]

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6 Life Lessons We All Know But Always Forget

School isn’t the only place where we can learn—day-to-day experiences can deal us some major life lessons that you won’t find in any academic book. Sadly, because we are always too wrapped up in our fast-paced lives, we forget about these life gems that help us become better people. Now that we’re adults, we’ve become even more stubborn and hard-headed than when we were children, and sometimes, it takes the discipline of a strict teacher to beat some sense into us. That disciplinarian can come in the form of an actual slap on the head, or it may come in the form of an online article that aims to remind us of the lessons we’ve forgotten. 1.Be productive, not busy. Never let your job rule […]

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5 Things We All Do That Over Complicates Our Lives

Can you get trapped in a treadmill while you try to chase your dreams? My answer is yes. You can sleepwalk through life, with your eyes wide open, and not even notice you are doing it. You can convince yourself that you are building a career, while you are simply being used as, often cheap, labour. You can slave away for a project, despite having no real interest in it. You can fake enthusiasm for certain activities to such an extent that you even believe it yourself. You can think that you are following your own strategy while you are working for someone else’s plans and goals. You can end up in a job you hate, to pay for things you don’t need, to impress […]

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5 Things Happy People Let Go Of

There’s a reason the theme from Frozen is a worldwide hit. People have been finding ways to “Let It Go” for a very long time, but throwing caution to the wind is easier said than done. Often, we are bogged down by the daily worries that life throws at us, but if there’s one secret that genuinely happy people share, it’s that they know how to let stuff go. It may take a while for you to completely change your mindset, but letting go of these can be a good start: 1.Stress. Sure, everyone needs to go through some level of stress, especially in our jobs. But when we let stress rule our lives and have it affect our personal relationships, we lose our innate […]

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5 Ways To Get Busy At Work – Boost Your Productivity Now

It’s no secret that when you’re in a positive emotional state of mind everything just seems to seamlessly fall into place. “If you smile when you wake up, even if you have to force it, you will be happier for the rest of the day” we’ve all heard this somewhere before! But here are some more practical and scientifically proven ways you can boost productivity and well-being. 1. Your office interior design matters. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working from home or in an office; your work space design play a key role in boosting your productive energy and mental health. There are several things to keep in mind when designing your office; colour, flow, space and furniture all play an important part in creative […]

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5 Steps for Sharpening Your Mind for Success

Your success is not in your hands. It’s in your mind. I saw you snicker and that’s not some psycho mumbo jumbo. When you make up your mind to be a success, your mind leads your actions. Those actions lead you to success because you become what you think about most. You know it’s true. Remember the gorgeous blonde you saw in the bar and you fell all over yourself trying to pick her up? It didn’t work. Because you had in your mind that she was out of your league, but you tried anyway. She thought it was hilarious that you couldn’t talk like a grown man, but she wasn’t going out of there with someone who wasn’t ready for her level of class. […]

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6 Lessons Learned From Over 200 Hours of Therapy

“You can stay in therapy your whole life, but you’ve got to live life and not talk about life.” –Tracey Gold I’ve been to over 200 hours of therapy. These are the some of the things I’ve learned from all that time and money spent. Dun. Dun. Dun. I wanted to replicate the beginning of Law and Order, but I probably failed. That’s okay and that failure leads me to the first thing I learned. It Is Okay To Be Who You Are I tell some really dorky jokes. Jokes that are unfunny to most people. I use to not do this because I was ashamed of being me. I was afraid of others judging me so I hid parts of my personality that I […]

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The One Technique to Get What You Want From Difficult People

Last week I was in Silicon Valley and I was meeting with one of my consulting clients, a CTO at a high growth startup. During our conversation, we started talking about one of his engineering managers. He was struggling to manage this fellow, since every time they were trying to make a decision (green-lighting a new feature, adjusting their strategy, etc.) this manager reacted with resistance. It didn’t matter what the decision was; it seemed like he always had an objection. Luckily, I was able to help. How? Well, I know a lot about this kind of difficult behavior firsthand, because I used to be that guy. As engineers we are taught to look for bottlenecks. When building software the ability to think through potential […]

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