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The 7 Beautiful Things Excellent Leaders Do. By Robin Sharma #1 bestselling author of The Leader Who Had No Title I’m up here in the mountains with my loved ones post-tour. Refueling. Reviewing 2014 year-to-date results. And doing some early Spring skiing. Been thinking so much about what my team and I need to take the Lead Without a Title movement that’s exploding around the world to the next level of virality. So more people show leadership. Which also got me thinking about the 7 things excellent leaders do. Let’s run through them together… #1. Too many amongst us fill our lives with more complexity–missing out on the key fact that genius resides in the realm of simplicity. Pick that one thing you can be BIW (Best in World) at and then have the discipline to say no to everything else. Seriously–for the next 90 days, clear the decks and focus on that one project or opportunity that will be the game changer. And do the same for your personal life.

. #2. Oh–what an awesome opportunity. Hop onto most airplanes. . #3. . #4. . #5. . #6. . #7. Pass It On: Push Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs With These 5 Lessons. Entrepreneurs often credit their upbringing for their success or drive to own their own business. Sometimes, it’s that their parents had amazing work ethics; others, that they were simply encouraged from a young age to pursue their dreams. For me, entrepreneurship was largely taught. I grew up in a home with two parents who owned their own business, and it’s not a big surprise to anyone that I wound up starting my own successful wedding brand, Rustic Wedding Chic and The Rustic Wedding Guide. Related: How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids Now that I’m a mom myself, I look back on my upbringing and give it the same credit that many other entrepreneurs do -- and I hope to pass the same qualities along to my son.

From an early age, I was given the tools to build my own business. 1. 2. Related: Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting 3. 4. 5. Related: The Naptime Entrepreneur: Pursuing Your Business in 'Off Hours' How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work. How Millionaires Manage Their Time. This is a guest post by Jaime Tardy. She has interviewed over 130 millionaires on her blog and just published a new book about what she’s learned. It’s called, The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup. You can follow her on Twitter. Let’s face it. One of the most difficult areas of most people’s lives is time management. We all want enough time for our work, our family, and ourselves.

So how do the most successful people manage their time? Photo courtesy of © I’ve been lucky enough to interview over 130 millionaires. Get everything out of your head. You may not have the time to do all of these (since if you are reading this you are time starved!) When I feel in control of my time, instead of my time controlling me, I make better decisions and am more able to enjoy my life.

All the millionaires I have interviewed have one thing in common: they take responsibility for their time. 10 ‘Smart’ Easy Ways to Get Yourself Motivated Today | SmartChic. We all have days that we need a little extra boost of energy to GET THINGS DONE during the day. There are so many different ways to get motivated; you just need to find the right one for you, that will inspire you; get you to a place that you’ll be inspired and feel like you can take on the world in a day. So let’s get inspired together with different ways to get and keep motivated today! 10 ‘Smart’ Easy Ways To Get Yourself Motivated Today!

Exercise – Start your day by stretching, going for a walk or run, or doing some weight training. By starting your day in this healthy way, you’ve got a jump start in positivity and feeling good for the rest of the day.Read Something Positive – Get inspired by reading the word of others. We all have lots to do in life and it’s time to get things done today. Which ways are you going to use to get and keep yourself motivated during the day? I am absolutely passionate about YOUR success and happiness. 13 Things Successful People Do Every Morning. Wise Bread Picks While there are many factors that influence a person's success, those who have discussed their preferred habits or have documented their own tricks of the trade seem to have several common denominators when it comes to reaching their goals.

Many of these commonalities involve the morning routine. (See also: Habits of the Financially Successful) Here are 13 things that successful people do every morning. 1. Do Prep Work at Night To create a peaceful morning routine, start preparing for the next day the night before. 2. By resetting your internal alarm clock to awaken earlier than your usual time, you can accomplish many things on your to-do list even before you head to work. 3. By rising earlier, you can give yourself some needed "me time" before the rest of the family wakes up. 4. The old adage "mind over matter" is true. 5. Exercise is a vital part of overall good health and mental well-being. 6. 7. 8. Forget hoping for more hours in the day. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Mindfulness Practice | mindfulness. How to Achieve & Reach Your Goals When Challenges Arise. Life is a game. This is your strategy guide.

682k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Real life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide. Basics You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Childhood Life begins when you’re assigned a random character and circumstances: The first 15 years or so of life are just tutorial missions, which suck. Young adult stage As a young player, you’ll have lots of time and energy, but almost no experience. This is the time to level up your skills quickly. Now that you’re playing properly, your top priority is to assign your time as well as possible. This may sound simple, but the problem is you won’t always know what tasks to choose, and your body won’t always obey your commands.

How to obey your own commands Many players find that when they choose to do something – say “go to the gym” – their body ignores them completely. This is not a bug. Where you live. 13 Surprising Ways to Make Happiness a Habit. You know how some people seem to be happy no matter what happens to them? They always have a positive outlook on life. They seem to enjoy things more than you and me, and their relationships with people thrive in a way that we only imagine.

You’ve probably wondered what it is about them that makes happiness so easy for them. Well it turns out there is no special trick to happiness. 1. There are plenty of reasons to not be happy. 2. Sunlight makes us happy. 3. Life lists are awesome. 4. Hobbies are fun ways to experience happiness. 5. Learning to show appreciation and to be grateful for what you have is, in itself, a reward. 6. While meditation often gets the reputation of being spiritual and strange to those who don’t partake, it has benefits for practically everyone who gives it a real chance. Check out How to Meditate: 10 Steps to Meditate Anywhere 7. Fear is one of the big zappers of happiness. 8. Check out 7 Benefits of Smiling and Laughing that You Didn’t Know About 9. 10. 11. 12. Mindfulness Goes Mainstream | Living a Balanced Life. This week, the topic of mindfulness made the cover of Time Magazine!

As a long time advocate for mindfulness meditation, I couldn’t have been happier. In a stressed out world full of multitasking, burnt out, overworked individuals its good news that mindfulness is hitting the main stream. For those who are just learning about mindfulness, it is the practice of being in the moment. It is developing awareness of your self, you body, and your environment. The premise behind mindfulness is that one learns to quiet their mind, and observe their world. Mindfulness allows us to be in the moment, observing situations around us or within ourselves without reacting to them. Mindfulness is commonly taught through meditation, where one can sit in observation and learn to practice how to become mindful. This blog touches on the concept behind mindfulness, and the benefits that practicing mindfulness can have on your mind, body and soul. Dr. It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend. For years, my advice to entrepreneurs has always been, "Don't quit your day job.

" Recently, I've come to think more deeply about that advice and its implications. I've been reflecting on how my peers and I have achieved success, and I've realized that our experiences have only one thing in common: We all had skin in the game. What I mean by "skin in the game" is having something to lose. When I've been successful, it's because I personally invested in a venture.

I needed it to work out. Frankly, I was afraid it wouldn't. And the same is true for the successful people I know. For better or for worse, one surefire form of motivation is fear. To be successful at any business venture, you need to have skin in the game. Related: Make 2014 the Year You Reach for Your Goals Let's be real -- it's easy to spend investors' money. The times I've been successful were the times it was make or break. There are many smart ways to reduce risk in your business ventures. 7 Ways To Stay Balanced And Happy Even When You're Extremely Busy.

People are living busier and busier lives these days, taking on more and more with every passing month‒more work commitments, relationship commitments, family commitments, social commitments, the list goes on… therefore staying happy and relatively balanced seems a task of Sisyphus (the man in mythology who rolled a boulder up a mountain every day only for it to roll back down to the bottom at the end of the day), i.e. impossible. Is it impossible to be balanced and happy when you’ve got a hell of a workload? No. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a tricky tightrope act to master, but don’t worry‒plenty of people have their own ways for achieving everything they need to do and still have time for everything they want to do in life.

This is the art of life-balance. Here are just seven of the best tips that I heartily recommend if you’re stuck looking for how to keep your balance and be happy at the same time.. 1. 2. 3. 4. So what can be done to change this? 5. 6. 7. You’re not a superhuman. Be a Better Leader Today. Developing stronger leadership skills is an important act for virtually everyone in business. But becoming a better leader doesn't always require attending a pricey seminar. Sometimes, simple acts can have an immediate impact, says self-proclaimed "leadership freak" Dan Rockwell, a leadership coach and author of the Leadership Freak blog. Here are four tips to help you be a better leader today: Spend at least 15 minutes listening. "Becoming a better leader is often about letting other people in to have a better understanding of how to move forward," says Rockwell.

Related: Turn Around Your Business in 5 Steps Say, "Tell me more. " Allow some doubt. Go to lunch. Related: What Scaling Mount Everest Taught Me About Leadership Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010). Effective Listening Strategies for Career Success. You need a listening strategy, because listening is dangerous. No one tells you that. When you get into an interaction, and fail to have a listening strategy, being receptive turns you into a receptacle. You’re just the recipient of other people’s concerns, personality quirks, beliefs, and goals. That means in the meeting, you get demoted to “just listening,” which is a role anyone and their dog can play. Many successful job candidates, business people and managers have adapted an intentional listening approach, using six specific listening strategies. I always warn my coaching clients about “over-listening.”

The one immutable rule in business communication is to have an outcome in mind BEFORE you engage in any interaction. By outcome, I mean: get a firm idea of what you want to happen by the end of the interaction. These first three listening strategies help you guide an interaction toward your desired outcome. Here are three strategies: Opportunity-Response Listening. What Everyone Is Wrong About Happiness. Many of us are always seeking for happiness, believing that happiness is something that we need to chase and catch. Yet only few of us have figured out true happiness is not a destination but the path we’re actually leading. “Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late.

The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” - Paul H Dunn Happiness happens at your least expected moment. So stop chasing it, enjoy every second of your life and you’ll feel it. HENRY DAVID THOREAU: On happiness | ZEN PENCILS Why are some people always happy? 10 Reasons Why You Suck At Being Fit [Weight Loss] Submitted by mohancr, You Can Be Your Own Worst Enemy Being fit is not something that you just luckily stumble onto after a series of disappointing efforts to get rid of unhealthy habits. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing that stands in our way to becoming fit is our own lack of trust in ourselves. Insecurity or a lack of self-esteem is like a termite that can erode even the strongest of wood and cement foundations from within.

To be able to get past such a barrier, we need to understand our negative mental, physical, and emotional drivers – what makes us suck at being fit. 1. This is an emotional driver. Sometimes it has to do with a distorted view of one's self. Sometimes, it has to do with a false sense of spirituality (i.e., caring about the way one looks is equal to being vain, therefore, striving to keep fit and look your best "can't be good"). 2.

This is a mental driver. 3. This can be either a mental or emotional driver. 4. This is an emotional driver. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 5 Actions That Help Create Stability in the Midst of Uncertainty. According to a Mayan prophecy, on December 21, 2012, the World was to come to an end…again. Obviously, it didn’t. But these prophesied World-ending events show up from time-to-time on the global radar. The good news is that apparently one quarter of our planet is now online so, the next time it comes up, we’ll have some time to say our goodbyes before we all fade to black. However, while my tongue remains firmly in cheek regarding prophesied catastrophes such as these, they serve as a reminder that there is always something afoot, something changing, interfering with, or otherwise upsetting our equilibrium. It’s the way of the World. To me, all this suggests that a leader’s role, (at least one of them), is to create a platform for stability, often where none exists, because in a world of constant change and increased complexity, people need to feel anchored to something they can count on.

For some, it is as simple as knowing that in the face of the unknown, they can still be all right. Mastering emotional overload but still being highly sensitive. Creating a Life Plan Can Change Your Life. Brian Tracy: 7 SMART Goals to Achieve Business Success - SoarNaija. 10 ways to manage the stress from your new company - National Startup Business.

Why Introverts and Comedians Make Great Leaders. 10 steps for success with goals | Kylie Ofiu. Adam Grant - The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence. 5 Moves to Enhance Life and Learning This Year. 5 things to do to be a better leader. 7 Essential Productivity Tips - and The Tools to Achieve Them.