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Startup Tips

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for our almost obsessive attraction to habits. But, there’s a good reason for that. Habits help us achieve our goals, keep us motivated, eliminates wasted ...

by Serenity Gibbons  | March 31, 2017 05:00:00
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Want to improve your decision-making? Shut up for 10 days

Retreating to silence does more than keeping you quiet.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for ...

by Vincent Kitirattragarn  | May 14, 2016 09:00:00
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The one thing that will spark your creativity

Setting your mind into silence can help in long term decision making and creative processes, study says.

A number of years ago, I stayed in a quaint cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. I remember it because when I arrived at the cabin and settled in, I was taken aback by the quiet that filled the room. I walked over to the ...

by Peter Gasca  | April 18, 2016 09:00:00
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Fix your brain, decrease stress, improve performance through mindfulness

People who practice mindfulness are more focused, even when they are not meditating.

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 ...

by Travis Bradberry  | March 24, 2016 05:00:00
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Finding your focus through 'deep work'

Working on something while in 'deep work' mode will produce much better results than working with fragmented attention.

It happens all the time. You start out the day with great intentions to get that financial report done or to work on your marketing plan only to find it is 3 pm and you have barely scratched the surface. Every time ...

by Lisa Evans  | March 24, 2016 11:00:00
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7 ways to get inspired

In case you need inspiration but it just won't come.

The human mind has a funny way of shooting itself in the foot. Just when you need to come up with an inspirational idea or a solution to a thorny problem, it has a nasty habit of over thinking, locking itself into ...

by Steve Tobak  | March 05, 2016 05:00:00
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How a silent retreat could be the getaway you need to recharge

By finding quiet time, you can also quiet your mind, to help you refresh and return to work feeling ready.

If you work for a living, your life is most likely filled with noise. From the time your alarm goes off in the morning to the time you go to bed at night, there is very little silence. Yet too much noise has ...

by John Boitnott  | February 20, 2016 09:00:00
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25 steps to reinvent yourself

Shopping is one of them, but don't max out your credit card!

We all reach a point in our lives when we need to reinvent ourselves. Whether it’s a personal, professional, or both, life sometimes doesn't go exactly as planned. We've all been there or will go through it at some point in our ...

by John Rampton  | February 16, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

Sometimes doing nothing is the best way to move forward

Take your time to sit back and relax for while.

After his infamous rant at the 2009 VMA’s, Kanye West stayed surprisingly quiet for the rest of the year. Outside of an apology special with Jay Leno, not much was heard from Mr. West, either in the press or in the studio. The radio silence was ...

by Eric M. Ruiz  | May 18, 2015 01:30:00