By Karim Hajee
You’re either living life by default or by design. You may not realize it but most people are living life by default. They’re not actually creating or living the kind of life they really want.
When you choose to create your life things go your way, you enjoy greater success, more happiness and live life on your terms. Read more
The new year is right around the corner. While you may be busy closing deals and putting those finishing touches on your annual holiday party for your clients, it’s crucial to set aside a day or two to assess your wins and challenges in 2016, think about what you want to achieve in 2017, and craft a plan to achieve those goals. Follow these steps to plan a successful 2017. Read more
Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself?
Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track.
After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy.
When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the country/start a family/write a book.
In our goal-oriented society, setting an objective to work toward is often a powerful motivator that drives professional and personal progress. Read more
By Nile Bijoux
With how easy it is get distracted by the Internet these days, even Microsoft have said humans’ attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to 8, a second lower than a goldfish. That’s right, we’ve been outclassed by fish. Inevitably a lower attention span leads to lower productivity and thus a lower rate of success. In light of this, here are seven scientifically-proven habits to help you put that goldfish in its place. Read more
Do you typically spend your lunch hour scarfing down an unhealthy meal at your desk? Maybe you run out for a quick bite but keep your eyes glued to your smartphone. Or perhaps you just skip lunch altogether.
Experts say your lunch hour is critical for keeping your productivity and energy levels up. Working or rushing through it can be detrimental to your success. Read more
The flashing lights of social media has seemingly changed people’s thoughts on their own live.They feel as if they do not measure up to others because supposedly, their “peers” are doing “way better” than them. First, let’s start with a quote from Marc Ecko:
Stop seeking validation that can only be found in finite numbers.
When I heard him say this in the Fashion In Conversation Podcast my mind was blown. I had to stop working out! This is very true, we get caught up in numbers that really don’t matter. He also said: Read more
The Olympic Games have grown to become the world’s preeminent sporting competition. Millions of people around the world have found themselves huddled in front of a television over the past few days watching the lightning fast coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The XXXI Olympiad comes complete with intense competition, realized defeat, and examples of overcoming hardships. Whether rooting for Brazil, Spain, Japan, or the good ole’ USA, this is a great time to focus energy on achieving personal Olympic-size goals like the athletes you support. Read more
Spend some time with U.S. Olympic men’s swimming coach Bob Bowman, as I recently did, and you’ll understand why some people go from good to great in a chosen field, while others, like Bowman’s longtime student Michael Phelps, go from good to record-shattering.
Phelps’ record is extraordinary. His 22 total medals and 18 gold medals is the greatest medal performance in all of Olympic history. I caught up with Bowman to speak about his new book, The Golden Rules, and to learn how his years of coaching superstar Michael Phelps can help everyone—especially business leaders—reach peak performance in their chosen fields. Read more
By John Addison
I believe there are two things in life: results and crappy excuses for not achieving results. As a society, we’ve gotten really good at giving excuses and readily accepting them. I’m not vilifying our society—our days are more jam-packed than ever and it seems like we are constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions. I’ve worked with some very dedicated, talented people who have not been able to achieve the results they should have. It wasn’t for lack of trying; it was lack of good habits.
Your habits and patterns determine the direction of your life, so it should come as no surprise that successful people have successful habits. In my more than three decades in business, I’ve practiced three habits in particular that I think have played a huge role in my success and can help you maximize yours. Read more
It’s a vicious circle. You lack success in some area, and that affects your self-confidence. Your lowered self-confidence means you are less likely to achieve success, and thus it continues.
This can be especially devastating when you are trying to lose weight. First, being overweight makes you more likely to have confidence issues. And chances are you’ve tried to lose weight before, perhaps dozens of times. Since you’re trying again, you may already feel like a failure. Read more