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How To Sell Yourself In A Twitter-Friendly Headline. Welcome to Forbes. The 11 Mental Health Habits of Highly Successful People. Note: This is a guest article by Judy Belmont.

The 11 Mental Health Habits of Highly Successful People

More details about her after the post. “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln Do you feel like a success in your life? If you are like most people, even if you answered “YES” to this question, you likely have some qualifiers. After all, no matter how successful you are, you could always be more successful! For the many discouraged souls who answered “no” to my question, dashed hopes, missed opportunities and past mistakes loom larger than life.

If you are among the ones that are feeling like success has skipped over you, how about starting today a lifetime of smashing success? As Abraham Lincoln’s quote so aptly infers, it’s really what your thoughts are that determine if you are successful or not. The following are the mental health habits of truly successful people in life: 1. 2. 3. 4. Rather than focus on what is missing in their lives, they appreciate what they have. 5. 5 Success Tips from Award-Winning. Every entrepreneur faces challenges, and many of them will tell you it's how you handle those challenges that will determine success or failure as a business owner.

5 Success Tips from Award-Winning

Here, five tips for success from business owners who know what growing and winning are all about. Consider these words of wisdom from Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011 Adam Nelson and Entrepreneur of 2011 award winner Lee Rhodes. 1. Put your networking skills to work. "Find people you can learn from," says Nelson, founder and inventor of the Good Nite Lite, who first created his product to solve his son's difficulties falling asleep. 2.

Related Video: Glassybaby Founder Lee Rhodes on Growth Mistakes 3. 4. 5. Are you already establishing your company as an industry leader? Who do you think deserves a shot at Entrepreneur of 2012? Teri Evans is deputy editor of How To Make This New Year Your Best Year Yet - Robin Sharma - Reinvent Your Business and Your Life. 7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison was a very successful inventor, scientist, and businessman whose inventions significantly impacted the world.

7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison

Inventions such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting everyday electric light bulb were all the result of Edison’s work. Called “The Wizard of Menlo Park” by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to mass produce his inventions and is therefore often given credit for creating the first industrial research laboratory. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Today I want to talk about seven amazing lessons we can learn from “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” 7 Amazing Success Lessons from Thomas Edison: Impossibility“Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged.

Thank you for reading and be sure to pass this article along! 6 Ways to Make Your Own Luck. Many entrepreneurs believe their success is in part due to a little bit of luck-- that chance meeting with a potential investor or that dinner conversation that sparks a new idea.

6 Ways to Make Your Own Luck

In fact, a new study by networking site LinkedIn found that 84 percent of 7,000 professionals they surveyed say they believe in career luck. But let's face it: There isn't an exact science to luck. You can't predict it. However, there have been plenty of successful entrepreneurs, authors, and even researchers who've tried to map out just what makes someone lucky. Here are a few of the top tips for cultivating your own luck. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Wiseman concluded: "Unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. —With additional reporting by John McDermott. The Only Difference Between Dreamers And Entrepreneurs. Obsession Is A Gritty Little Word. Obsession is a gritty little word.

Obsession Is A Gritty Little Word

It’s when an idea or a thought continually intrudes on a person’s mind. It can haunt you and besiege all your focus and energy. Depending on how well you direct your obsession it can be very bad or very good. At the core an obsession is the thing that sits opposite of you. There you are at the table and across from you is the thing that you carry in your mind the most. You can choose. Your Obsession Becomes Your True Focus And it feels as if we can only carry a few of those at a time, so choose well. “Get into all the dirty little details that will make a big difference.” Business is a constant response to need and desire. Dirty Hands…Great Ideas You can also get your creative thoughts in gear by listening to dirty hands. “Reading the ideas and insights of entrepreneurs who are in the innovation trenches every day is valuable.”

And she offers a short lists in “Must-Follow Blogs for Everyday Innovation.” Anita says: Obsessive Thinking Photo via Shutterstock. 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs. Recently I delivered a three-hour presentation for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in Vancouver.

11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs

I was really delighted to share my ideas on what it takes to be a world-class entrepreneur. The productivity habits of best entrepreneurs, and ultimately how you build a fast growth company while actually cultivating a better lifestyle. A lifestyle where you have more fun and more balance. And I wanted to share the 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs with you. Because I shared a lot of the ideas with them and I wanted to offer them to you so you can multiply your profits, build a truly great small company while creating a truly exceptional lifestyle.

The 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs 1. The Pro Athlete Protocol: Prepare Yourself Mentally, Physically + Emotionally 2. Focus on results and get things done. 3. The best entrepreneurs play out on the edges and take calculated risks. 4. 5. 6. Develop your talents and make a dent in the universe. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

P.S. The 44 Master Moves of Remarkable Entrepreneurs. I’m completely amped to help you shatter any limits that are holding you back from becoming a Remarkable Entrepreneur – and building a fantastic company so you get to live the life of your dreams.

The 44 Master Moves of Remarkable Entrepreneurs

So…I’ve written down 44 of my BEST ideas and insights learned from over 15 years with many of the SMARTEST entrepreneurs in the world and as founder of The Remarkable Entrepreneur SuperConference. Read them + SHARE them with your team and then live them. Hope they really help you win: THE 44 MASTER MOVES OF REMARKABLE ENTREPRENEURS By Robin Sharma 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. Click here for details and to grab your seat at the special Early Bird price before it goes up: I’ll see you at the SuperConference.

P.S. Tags: Business, entrepreneur. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson. Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. 7. 8. 9.

A great way to give thanks... For the privileges we've got is to do important work.

A great way to give thanks...

Your job, your internet access, your education, your role in a civilized society... all of them are a platform, a chance to do art, a way for you to give back and to honor those that enabled you to get to this point. For every person reading this there are a thousand people (literally a thousand) in underprivileged nations and situations that would love to have your slot. Don't waste it. New Year’s Resolutions For Smart People. Normally I shun the predictable posts, leaving them up to some of the other authors here.

New Year’s Resolutions For Smart People

I’m not a fan of following the crowd and, somehow, popping off “trends to watch” and “New Year’s Resolutions” themes seems unoriginal to me. Sometimes, being unoriginal is, to me, the worst thing I could be with respect to you, fair reader. I’ve also grown weary of the formulaic blog posts. Top Fives and Tens and Sevens and How Tos … all link bait.

Yeah, they work. But then I saw that the first post of the New Year fell on one of my days to write, and it happened to be the day after New Year’s. So here’s my formulaic blog post to usher in 2012. Five Resolutions For 2012 Budget Your Time Last week, I blocked off two hours every morning on my 2012 calendar to work on Social Media Explorer business. I suggest you do the same. Get Out Of Your Inbox You can do the same. Every 10 seconds you’re in the inbox, you spend probably seven browsing stuff unrelated to why you’re actually there. Consume Content. Master Your Life and Have Fun Doing It. 2011 is finding its way to completion. Many of us are thinking about the holidays – and joy-filled moments with those we love most.

This is also a superb time to carve out some solo time and begin reflecting on what you did well in 2011. And what you need to improve so that the new year is guaranteed to become your absolute best year yet. Please remember: success doesn’t just show up via luck. No, success is the inevitable result of doing a number of specific things, in a consistent way. So as you reflect+deliberate on+journal your 2011 wins and record your “Opportunities for Improvement” (along with your 2012 Mission+Values and Goals), I invite you to remember the following 6 Insights to Master Your Life: 1.

The key here is to clean up the self-deception in your life. 2. 3. 4. So, to win in 2012, out-think who you were this year and outlearn what you learned and outwork the way you worked. 5. Right now, I challenge you with my usual respect and affection, to raise your standards. 6. 35 Fast Tips to Make This Your Best Year Yet. I’m sitting on an airplane thinking about what the best performers and most successful people do to continually outperform everyone around them.

As we enter what I hope will be the single best year of your life yet, I’ve come up with 35 Tips that I invite you to concentrate on. Share these tips, reflect on then, post them where you can see them – and allow them to infuse your mindset: Remember that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.Keep the promises you make to others – and to yourself.The project that most scares you is the project you need to do first.Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.Stop being busy being busy. I genuinely wish you the best year of your life. Stay Great. All green lights. Tags: Do your best work, success, tips, year. The 12 Most Obvious Signs of a Wise Leader. We live in an era of haste-based folly. These are the days of rapid rewards, speed dating, quick trim and slim fast. As impatience increases, decisions grow more and more short-sighted. The faster we move, the more likely we are to speak and act without thinking of long-term consequences.

Folly, the opposite of wisdom, can be defined as “a tragic lack of forethought.” I assert that today’s leaders, in all walks of life, are increasingly acting, speaking and making decisions with a short-term focus. The surest way to reverse this trend is by applying age-old wisdom to modern times. To assist with this, I offer twelve suggestions on how to identify wise leaders around you: 1.

Wise leaders let internal values rule their calendars, not external influences. 2. Wise leaders don’t extract value from others, they exchange value with them. 3. A hopeful voice is a flashlight in the fog. 4. If leaders a’re kind to their team members, they’ll need fewer new ones. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful : Managing.

How can you use the latest discoveries in brain science to improve your life? Here are some techniques. November 02, 2011 Leadership tycoon Warren Bennis once said, “We seem to collect information because we have the ability to do so, but we are so busy collecting it that we haven’t devised a means of using it. The true measure of any society is not what it knows but what it does with what it knows.” There is a wealth of information at our disposal today on the latest discoveries in brain science. We can either drown in this information or turn it into a lifesaver by extracting its practical knowledge. Use visualization to learn a new skill Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to continuously create new neural pathways. In a Harvard University study, two groups of volunteers were presented with a piece of unfamiliar piano music.

Albert Einstein, who is credited with saying that “imagination is more important than knowledge,” used visualization throughout his entire life. Parker J.