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5 Things That Really Smart People Do

5 Things That Really Smart People Do
Most people don't really think much about how they learn. Generally you assume learning comes naturally. You listen to someone speak either in conversation or in a lecture and you simply absorb what they are saying, right? But the need for learning never ends, so your desire to do so should always outweigh your desire to be right. 1. You know the one I am talking about. 2. If you can't quiet the inner voice, then at least use it to your advantage. 3. Some people are naturally curious and others are not. 4. No concept or theory comes out of thin air. 5. Often people shut out learning due to the person delivering the material. Related:  PRODUCTIVITYInteresting

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives. Jane was up until 4 a.m. putting the final touches on her deck. Joe, on the other hand, went to sleep last night at 11 p.m., as he does most nights of the week. Which entrepreneur would you bet on? And, which entrepreneur most closely resembles you? Jane and Joe are fictional characters but having been immersed in the world of startups in both New York and San Francisco, I see a lot of Janes. This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak with my friend Mike Del Ponte, who resembles the character of Joe. "Every day I need physical energy, mental clarity, and emotional balance to tackle everything that comes my way," Mike said. Here are the six simple rituals he uses to perform at his highest, which you too can begin implementing right away: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8 Timeless Business Principles Want trendy, flavor-of-the-month management ideas? You won't find 'em on this list. -{ thus }-/Flickr 188 in Share Please Login to Connect Your Account with Evernote Some business principles come and go. A company I worked for started so many game-changing transformational programs and then, like a disgraced member of the Politburo, quickly abandoned and airbrushed them out of our corporate history so we could start yet another "business-critical" program that would be abandoned. Fortunately, there are some business principles you can use forever: When people speak from a position of position of power or authority or fame, it's tempting to place greater emphasis on their input, advice, and ideas. Warren Buffett? That approach works to a point--but only to a point. When Branson says , "Screw it; just do it and get on with it," it's powerful. If the guy who delivers your lunch says it, it should be just as powerful. Never discount the message because you discount the messenger. How? (Don't worry.

Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list. One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do. On many occasions, I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that’s the completely wrong way to think about it. For example, I always found it fairly understandable that we can multitask. Recently, I came across more of these fascinating experiments and ideas that helped a ton to adjust my workflow towards how our brain actually works (instead of how I thought it does). So here are 10 of the most surprising things our brain does and what we can learn from this information. 1. When I explored the science of our body clocks and how they affect our daily routines, I was interested to find that a lot of the way I’d planned my days wasn’t really the best way to go about it. Here’s how it breaks down: 2. 3. 4. Improved memory

Gelukkiger dankzij 8 dagelijkse gewoontes Zodra je een job gezocht hebt, verschijnt hier je laatste zoekopdracht. Gelukkig zijn is de enige echte maatstaf voor persoonlijk succes. Maar hoe kan je door enkele kleine veranderingen in je dagelijkse routine heel wat gelukkiger worden in je leven én carrière? Ontdek het hier met behulp van 8 handige tips! 1. De meest voorkomende bron van stress is de perceptie dat je veel te veel werk hebt, en dat je dit niet op tijd gedaan zult krijgen. 2. De grootste vijanden van geluk zijn zorgen die ontstaan door een overdreven aandacht op zaken die buiten jouw controle vallen. 3. Aangezien je geen gedachten kan lezen, weet je niet echt waarom sommige mensen zich op een bepaalde manier gedragen. 4. Je zal merken dat je sneller gelukkig wordt, wanneer je een cadeau geeft aan iemand anders. 5. In vele huishoudens dient de televisie als 'achtergrondgeluid', terwijl er andere dingen worden gedaan zoals eten, huiswerk maken, poetsen of strijken. 6. 7. 8. (nm) – Bron:

7 Reasons Why You Aren't Happy 7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity We're always complaining about how little time we have and how overwhelmed we are. We whine about all the interruptions and communication overload. We spend all sorts of time reading books and searching for ways to improve our time management and personal productivity. It's ironic, I know. Well, get this. Most of your productivity drain is your own doing. You know what you need to do: Work. Here are seven ideas to help you get started: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Here's the thing. The long term benefits that come from working, playing, thinking, feeling, exercising, eating right, and sleeping, now take a backseat to the instant gratification of distraction, addiction, self-importance, attention seeking, and minutiae. To fit all that in, our lives have become overloaded and overwhelming.

Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress My experience with insomnia and being able to cure it by systematically addressing the stress showed me just how much a problem stress could be and what it takes to resolve it. Just talk to people with insomnia and simply tell them to not stress, 95% of the time, it just doesn't work like that :(. Oh, but I'm not attempting to deny that stress can be a problem. I've just never experienced it to any note worthy degree, because I try, rather successfully, to keep myself from worrying about that outside of my control, remain honest and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. 'Don't stress' effectively means 'don't have the mental and physiological reactions that your body does'. Not that lack of stress is a bad thing, but the greater you suffer from stress, the less that telling yourself not to feel it has an effect, like a physically weak person fighting against a greater and greater force.

Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter How terribly obnoxious of you. Thanks for sharing. Well, it is probably not the smartest move ever to call monolingual people dumb. People in Europe need only travel a few hours to encounter another language, and bi- and tri-linguality is essential to business and communication there. Also, way to be a dick. Yes, I realize that's the norm in Europe, where there's an international border every 50 miles. LH is an American-run site, with a largely American audience and authors who (I believe) are all American, so let's not pretend like suddenly the cultural norms around here are based on what happens in Europe or Canada.

Une bible pour Apprendre le cinema et Comment faire un film de A à Z Cet article est fait pour tous ceux qui veulent commencer ou s’améliorer sur l ‘écriture d’un film ou sa réalisation et tout savoir sur comment faire un film. Premièrement, je tiens à vous féliciter car l’aventure dans laquelle vous vous apprêtez à vous lancer est une des plus belles qui soit. Vous allez douter, être excité, bref passer d’une émotion à une autre au fil de votre progression, de votre imagination. Vous le savez déjà, ou du moins vous vous en doutez : l’écriture ou la réalisation n’a pas pour but de rester dans un placard. Votre scénario a pour but d’être lu et votre film d’être vu. Une fois que vous avez intégré cela, vous vous apprêtez à prendre une décision importante pour votre vie : faire un film, un scénario. Avant de commencer, je voudrais juste me présenter. Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, personne ne m’attendait. Une décennie est passée, et aujourd’hui l’accès aux cameras est beaucoup plus simple. Aujourd’hui, je travaille pour la télévision et le cinéma. A bientôt,

Beat Procrastination and Get Motivated with The Procrastination Equation Very Clever. The science that I have discovered works well for turning procrastination into the jet fuel for success is determining what the stumbling block/fear is and discovering what information that feeling has to tell as to what to do next. Using the science of emotions, clients are able to know what is needed in the moment to move forward. What we resist – fight – persists. It is not about the forcing and managing procrastination and using behavior modification strategies to out wit procrastination but rather about aligning with your feelings and acting on the information they have to offer.

Can Smartphone Apps Break Your Bad Habits? At 8 a.m. my smartphone alarm goes off, nearly jolting me out of bed. It displays a short message: “Aim for 30 minutes of exercise today.” Craving another hour of sleep, I duck under the covers, but immediately that thought is replaced by another: “You know, this app actually has a point.” Five minutes later, I’m in my sneakers and out the door. Juice is one of the apps I downloaded as part of my three-week long experiment to see if my smartphone could help me change my bad habits. There was no science to my selections, although they did have to meet some criteria. After much deliberation and searching around online, I settled on five iOS applications: Bloom, which plays short, inspirational videos; The Eatery, where users share and rate photos of meals; Recall ($2.99), a reminder app for cultural recommendations; Juice, an energy, sleep and nutrition tracker; and Lift, a running log of users’ daily habits and progress. Week 1: Getting Started Week 2: Practice Makes Perfect Jill Krasny

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