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Lack of Fun at Work Kills Motivation – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Dr. Nico Rose (MAPP ’14) is a professor for organizational psychology at International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund, Germany. He worked for Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media corporation from 2010 to 2018, most recently as Vice President Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition. For several years, he published Mappalicious, the German side of positive psychology. His book, Arbeit besser machen, was published in 2019. Nico’s articles can be found here. When was the last time you really had a lot fun…

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5 Tips For Launching a Podcast in 2020 – Lifestyle Article

You know my advice guys: launch fast & adust to consumer feedback. That has always been my & Michaels thing. Pull the trigger, launch, throw it out there, & adjust to what your consumers say & want. Even if you only have 2 consumers, listen to them, change & adjust, then you’ll see things grow. Today I’m excited to have Julie Lauren on The Skinny Confidential. Julie is a podcaster, author, & writer. Her background includes working in the fashion…

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ZenTasktic Update: Steady To The Plan – Self Improvement Article

It’s been almost a month since I announced the relaunch of ZenTasktic, and since then a lot happened. I did my best to cram as many hours into this, and although this felt a bit overwhelming at times (especially when you live and work in Spain, where taking things easy is the natural way of be), but I think this is starting to pay off.Here’s a short breakdown of what is working so far:basic CloudKit integration with mirroring data on…

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“Happiness Usually Comes from a Place of Stillness, from Feeling Like You Have Enough in the Moment.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Ryan Holiday. Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; Conspiracy; and many other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He’s written three books that explore ancient…

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What Is Evergreen Content and Its 5 Benefits in Blogging – Self Improvement Article

I know that most people have at least once in their lifetime heard the term “evergreen content”, but I also know that most people are not applying the concept strategically. For bloggers especially, it’s crucial to understand when and how often to create evergreen content, as it can significantly increase your blog’s traffic. In this post, I will explain what is evergreen content, when to create it, as well as its 5 benefits to us – bloggers. Enjoy! What is…

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How I Started A LifeStyle Business – Self Improvement Article

Thank you Julia Lefaivre for joining me on the THESUCCESSELITE in today’s interview about how you started a lifestyle business. Tell us a bit more about yourself and what you do I am a health coach, author and business mentor residing in Alberta, Canada. I help women work smarter, not harder, whether it’s with their health goals or their business. I help them focus on what matters most and get rid of the fads and fluff. What’s the story behind…

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How I Made 6,5k in Two Weeks as an Affiliate (+Mistakes) – Self Improvement Article

Not too long ago, I received an email that was inviting me to promote Digital Course Academy (DCA). Because this is a program that I have personally purchased and found to be really good, the opportunity to make some extra money as an affiliate was an absolute no-brainer for me. I was excited to make it happen. Although, I had no idea how the promotion would work out for me. My email list was relatively small and not targeted towards…

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Why You Shouldn’t Ask Someone to Go For Coffee – Lifestyle Article

Recently we recorded a podcast with Amy Landino of Schmittastic & her, Michael & I got into a conversation about why asking to pick someone’s brain is not the most self-aware way to go about asking someone for advice. & don’t even get us started on asking to take them for coffee to pick their brain. Obviously this riled some people up because we got DMs from some college students asking wtf they should do then. What if all they can…

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Fast Company | How to handle a boss who gives you vague feedback – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

My first Fast Company article was published today! Most of us have experienced this problem at some point. This comprehensive guide can prevent your career from stalling. “It can be challenging to push back or ask for clarification, especially with some bosses. But, you can’t settle for ambiguity in your job requirements or fuzzy feedback on your performance. If you let it persist, it will slowly stall your personal development and career progress. So, what can you do? These steps may…

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6 Simple but Effective Ways You Can Get the Very Best From Your Team – Self Improvement Article

It doesn’t matter if you have been in a senior position for several years or are new to the managerial world, motivating a team can be difficult. However, understanding how to engage individual team members or entire departments and keeping morale high is vital. After all, 50% of employees quit a company to escape their boss, not their position, so learning how to properly motivate and inspire a team is critical for long term success.Fortunately, there are 6 steps any…

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“Fresh Air and Being in Nature Always Give Me an Energy Boost.” – Happiness Article

Interview: Maki Moussavi. Maki Moussavi is a coach, speaker, and author of The High Achiever’s Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment. A former corporate professional, she shares tools she’s used herself and with clients to help ambitious, goal-oriented professionals rewrite their programming and start living on their own terms rather than by the “rules” that have been set by others. I couldn’t wait to talk to Maki about happiness, habits, and productivity. Gretchen: What’s a…

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The Anatomy of a Successful Membership Website Business – Self Improvement Article

There are mounds of benefits to be had from running a premium membership subscription website. You can generate income, establish your brand as an authority, build strategic relationships with like-minded people and more. It’s no wonder people all over the internet are considering launching their own membership website-based businesses. However, it’s worth pointing out that the whole endeavor isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. A lot of people have tried setting up membership website businesses and have failed miserably. After all,…

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What a Consciously Created Life Really Is (And How to Have One)! – Positivity Article

Do you ever read my headlines and just think to yourself… “um, yeah… I’m so sure.” It’s okay if you do. I know a few have probably had an eyebrow raise reaction to something I’ve written. When I spend 99% of my time talking about how living a dream life is possible, it’s bound to be met with some side-eye from time to time.  Maybe you’d think I’m not accustomed to people not believing me. Well… #newsflash, you’d be wrong.…

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Over RM1 Billion To Be Spent On M’sian SMEs, According To Budget 2020 – Lifestyle Article

The entire Malaysian population has been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of Budget 2020. At 4PM on 11 October 2019, it finally aired online. Based on our Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng’s, tabling of Budget 2020, here’s what we found would be relevant to entrepreneurs and SMEs in the country. In total, RM297 billion will be allocated for Budget 2020, less than the RM314.5 billion that was allocated for Budget 2019. RM241 billion of the total will be given…

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Help! 6 Reasons for Decreasing Blog Traffic and How to Fix It – Self Improvement Article

As bloggers, all we dream of is to have millions of visitors coming to our website every single month. To make it happen, we work very hard for years, day and night, often forgetting to have a meal (true story). Studying different writing techniques, SEO, marketing and even coding – is what we, as bloggers, do. Because we understand that our success, the ability to make money and work from anywhere in the world, something that we all want, fully…

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The Importance of LMS Software for Small Businesses – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Running a small business is no small feat. A small business owner has many hats to wear, and they can be overwhelming. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of small businesses don’t make it past the fifth year. Those that do still face serious problems that threaten their viability and sustainability. One of the most serious issues, alongside lack of capital, is the lack of capable employees. Small business employees must multi-task, and that makes them all the more…

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Loneliness, Stress, Depression – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Marie-Josée (MJ) Salvas Shaar, MAPP ’07, CPT, has studied, tested, coached, and taught smart health habits for over 13 years. Combining positive psychology with fitness and nutrition, she created a coaching method that builds better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits, as described in her book, Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, which includes 50 practical health-building activities. Today MJ gives keynotes for corporate wellness programs and offers continuing education for wellness professionals, who…

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5 Ways to Boost Blog Engagement with Dynamic Visual Content – Self Improvement Article

Are you having a hard time drawing in readers and followers to your blog posts? As a content marketer, driving traffic is indeed one of the toughest challenges you need to tackle. As such, you always try to find ways for your blog post to stand out. One way you can drive traffic to your blog posts is through visual content. Visual content is a powerful attention grabber for your readers. It attracts people more than text alone because of…

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A Great Tool for Habit Change and Motivation – Self Improvement Article

Gamification is the process of using “gaming elements” in non-gaming situations. The basic idea is that by making an activity seem more like a “game,” individuals will be more motivated and focused to continue that activity and stay committed to it. One of the most common examples of this is when businesses use rewards and badges for customers who have been loyal to their company. The more products you buy, the more you work your way to different “reward tiers,”…

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How to Grow Your Positive Psychology Business – Positive Psychology News – Positivity Article

Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin are the authors of the book Profit From the Positive. Articles written jointly by Margaret and Senia are here. Margaret Greenberg, MAPP ’06, founded The Greenberg Group, an organizational effectiveness consulting practice, in 1997. Margaret specializes in coaching executives and their teams using a strengths-based approach. Full bio. Her solo articles are here. Senia Maymin, MAPP ’06 is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Her PhD is in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate…

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Stop Waiting for an Original Idea – Self Improvement Article

Do you believe you have to have an original idea to start a business, write a book, or even start a blog?Or worse, do you think you have to be something you aren’t in order to take action?Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because you don’t need any of the above.What I do here at Wake Up Cloud isn’t amazingly original. I’m not the best writer. I’m not the smartest person around.But I try to tell my story…

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The Best Way to Do What You Love – Self Improvement Article

I regularly receive emails from readers who want to know the best way to start doing work they love.It’s a common question, with a simple, yet uncomfortable answer.If you’re honest with yourself, and ready to work hard, you’ll love the answer.If you’re looking for shortcuts, you’ll keep on looking.And this is the problem.Most people look for guarantees and shortcuts.And This is All BackwardsMany of the fears we have when it comes to doing work we love come from the assumption…

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What Can You Teach If You’re Not an Expert? – Self Improvement Article

Do you feel a yearning to help people, but are stopped by doubts of not knowing enough?If you just knew enough, you could teach, and share your gifts.I’ve been there and done that.Doubts held me back for years before I finally realized that I did know enough.I realized that I didn’t have to know everything, nor did I have to portray myself as an expert.I only had to share what I knew.Now, let’s dive deeper into this whole expert thing,…

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The Necessary Skills for Success in Tomorrow’s Workplace – Self Improvement Article

Can you compare today’s workplace with the one of your parents or grandparents? It’s utterly different. Employees across industries use much more technology today. There’s a clear need for enhanced technical skills. If we focus on the future, that need is going to be enhanced even further. The soft skills in the workplace remain more or less the same. Employers expect their workers to have communication skills, empathy, emotional intelligence, and adaptability skills. But even there, we’ll see some changes.…

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25 Jack Ma Quotes to Motivate and Enrich Your Life – Self Improvement Article

Jack Ma, is a Chinese business mogul; a former teacher who is now the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group; known as one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses. Ma has become a global icon in business and entrepreneurship, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, a philanthropist well known his philosophy of business, and a leading innovation visionary. Ma is one of China’s richest men, as well as one of the wealthiest people in Asia with a net worth…

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How to Make Money with a Blog for Beginners (+ FREE Guide to Grow Traffic!) – Self Improvement Article

So you’ve come here to find out how to make money with a blog for beginners? If so, awesome! I will do my best to share with you everything you need to know about the subject. You may not know, but blogging is not just about writing text and getting paid for it. It’s so much more. It’s about living the life of your dreams, doing something you love and helping other people. It’s about being your own boss, getting…

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7 Ways to Grow Your Business Motivation (And Stay Motivated!) – Self Improvement Article

It’s not a secret that any business starts with the right mindset. We watch motivational movies, read business books, learn about those that have successfully managed to leave the 9-5 rat race.. we then ask ourselves.. what if? What if I, too, can start my own business and become successful?… That is when the so-called business motivation is at its peak state. It’s the perfect time to take action. Naturally, however, all motivation, including the business one, weakens with time.…

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A 3-Step Formula to Tap Into Your Creativity (and Solve Any Problem) – Self Improvement Article

Throughout the years, I’ve become better and better at uncovering creative solutions. I don’t struggle as much as I used to. Creative ideas seem to arrive at just the right time. This hasn’t happened because I’m somehow talented. No, it’s because I’ve begun to understand how creativity works in my life. The good news? You already have access to it. You can start using your innate creativity. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll know how to do it. But before…

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21 Things You Can Do To Change Your Life Forever – Self Improvement Article

Last night I had a dream. It was Christmas Eve. And I was receiving presents. At that time, all I could think of was “I don’t want these. It’s just more stuff I won’t use.” Looking back, I can see how much I’ve changed. I almost haven’t noticed the change, because it sneaks up on you, until it’s impossible to ignore. It’s like when you were a kid. You got taller, but you didn’t notice until you stood up against…

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Is Blogging Dead? 10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog Now! – Self Improvement Article

Is blogging dead? This is one of those questions that I hear asked often. People worry that they will start a blog and that no one will read it, that they won’t be able to grow their audience, and ultimately, that they won’t make any money with it. As a response, I would ask you, are coffee shops dead? Are book stores dead? Are flea markets dead? All of these have been around for a very long time, and you…

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