9 Money and Life Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

On June 3, 2019, my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world. She’s barely old enough to walk, so her job (mostly eating and sleeping) hasn’t changed much. But, one day, she’ll need some money and life advice. As a father who has spent much of his career studying and writing about money, behavioral finance and business, this is […]

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Three Tried and True Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable

Over 100 years ago, researchers discovered Optimal Anxiety Theory when studying mice performance. It turns out that neither being relaxed, nor being under a lot of pressure, maximize productivity. Instead, it’s when we have just enough pressure on us that it is exciting– but not so much that we crumble under the stress–that things are new and attainable, yet […]

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Goal Progress and Happiness

Procrastination does more than just undermine performance. It undermines our happiness and satisfaction with life. Why? The consensus based on the psychology of action and personal goals clearly indicates that the successful pursuit of meaningful goals plays an important role in the development and maintenance of our psychological well-being. To the extent that we’re making progress on our […]

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5 Positive Habits for Rapid Personal Growth

Do you want to know where everyone goes wrong with self-development? They treat it like a six-week “get fit quick” workout plan. Their hope is, if they can just do the work for a little bit, they’ll look great on a beach in Mexico for spring break. But self-development and nurturing what you love most […]

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5 Things to Do Mid-Year to Achieve Your Goals

I love the month of June. Here in England, it’s when strawberries are in season, there’s Wimbledon tennis to look forward to (it starts July 1st this year!) and it stays light until almost 10pm. And there are summer holidays (the British word for vacation) to look forward to. June also marks the middle of […]

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10 Habits of Successful People

Aside from the random element of luck, much of what makes some people successful involves the cultivating of certain habits. Learning what these habits are and how to employ them in your own life is worthwhile. To that end, here are 10 of the most often-cited habits of successful people. 1. Organization One of the most […]

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How to Achieve Your Goals using Timeline Visualization

Have you ever felt a specific personal goal was unattainable? Perhaps there are just too many steps that must be taken in order to reach the goal. All the steps make it seem like achieving goals that have significant obstacles is impossible. Often these obstacles can distort your view of the goal. However, you can […]

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To Be More Successful, Start Living by the 2-Week Rule

We all have huge goals we want to achieve. Yet very few people achieve their goals. Maybe that’s because we assume our individuality means we need to create and shape a unique process designed to achieve a goal. After all, you know yourself better than anyone. Or not. Most of our limits are self-imposed. You can always do more than you think. That’s why the […]

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7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week

Practicing these habits can set you on a course toward business success, lasting friendships, and better health and well-being. If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to communicate its true intent so there are no misgivings or […]

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