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16 Lists You Should Make for Your Career. There’s nothing I love more than a good list, especially at the end of the year, when reflecting and resolution-making abound.

16 Lists You Should Make for Your Career

You, too? Then here are 16 lists to make in 2016 that’ll help you do both of those activities, plus get a head start on that job search or promotion you’re planning to ask for. Make one, or make them all—I promise every single one is more fun than your to-do list. 1. Companies You Want to Work For This is a no-brainer if you’re actively job-searching: Having a list with your favorite companies, their websites, any contacts you have there, and links to their jobs pages makes hunting for openings a whole lot easier. 2. 10 Innovative Ideas Off the Top of Your Head I got this idea from Muse Master Coach John Gannon: Start each day by writing down 10 ideas you have about a specific subject—something related to your job, an industry trend, whatever.

The 51 Coolest Side Projects We've Ever Seen. We talk a lot about inspiring careers here.

The 51 Coolest Side Projects We've Ever Seen

But what often gets neglected as we’re talking about all the cool things people are doing during their day jobs is all the cool things they’re doing outside of the 9-to-5. So today, we’re fixing that in a big way. Read on for 51 of the coolest side ventures we’ve ever seen. These projects really run the gamut—from blogs to small businesses, projects that are just getting off the ground to ones that have already been completed—but they all have one thing in common: They’re pretty inspiring. If you’ve ever wondered about pursuing a passion project in your free time, check these out as proof of the amazing things that can be done outside of a full-time job.

Publications and Podcasts Blogs are the original side project and what many people think of when they consider starting one—so we figured we’d start there, too. 1. What it Is: A blog about trying out different burgers and using them for design lessons and inspiration (really). 30 Habits You Should Adopt to Be Successful, According to 30 CEOs Who Are Doing Pretty Well for Themselves.

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out.

30 Habits You Should Adopt to Be Successful, According to 30 CEOs Who Are Doing Pretty Well for Themselves

One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily habits that help them get ahead in business and life. 1. Try One New Thing Each Day “Every day, I force myself to do something that is out of my comfort zone. —Raaja Nemani, co-founder and CEO of BucketFeet, a footwear brand that was founded in 2011 after a chance meeting between two travelers. 2.

“I am a huge fan of Mike Bloomberg and recently saw him speak in a conversation with Alan Patricof at an event. —Dan Teran, co-founder and CEO of Managed by Q, an office cleaning, management, and maintenance platform that recently expanded to San Francisco, following New York City and Chicago. 3. “[I spend] an hour or two every day keeping up with tech news on Twitter. 5 Easy New Year's Resolutions for Your Career. I have good news for you: I’m going to take all the drama out of your new year’s resolutions.

5 Easy New Year's Resolutions for Your Career

This year, in 2016, I encourage you to toss aside the been-there, done-that options—lose weight, work out more, be less stressed—and instead focus on a few totally attainable ones. Lazy person’s resolutions, if you will. Psychologists say that your best chances for keeping this promise to yourself depend on your having the capability, the opportunity, and the motivation to see it through.

Given these factors, it’s understandable that a whopping 80% of us fail within the first 30 days. It’s my personal belief then that the majority of us are making the wrong resolutions. 20 Inspirational Books That'll Motivate You. 10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful. One of the best ways to ensure that you grow as a person and a leader is to read -- a lot.

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Time and time again, we learn that the most successful people are also avid bookworms. Constant reading allows them to absorb knowledge, broaden their worldviews and perspectives and challenge obsolete viewpoints. But of course not all books are worthy of the time and effort it takes to go from cover to cover. To help you on your journey toward becoming a successful leader, here are the top 10 books you should be reading now. 1. Using a blend of mental-training methodologies, former Navy SEAL Jeff Boss shows readers how to build self-confidence and fortitude, enabling them to reach new levels of success.

Managing the Mental Game contains useful exercises on learning how to manage chaos and pressure in order to stay clearheaded and calm in uncertain and difficult situations. 2. This book centers on an important business truth: People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.