• LIFE
    This is the most expensive year of your life

    Turning 31 is going to cost a pretty penny. That’s the age when people are likely to spend the most money in their entire lives, shelling out up to $60,000 in that single year, according to a recent survey by credit score company ClearScore. ClearScore surveyed 3,000 people aged 25 and over, and had each […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Measure Your Business Networking with this Mobile App from BNI.com

    The Networking Scorecard app from BNI.com encourages you to build your business networking skills by scoring the different actions you take to grow business relationships. BNI.com, the world’s largest networking organization, created the Networking Scorecard app with some gamification features. The activities you perform when you network with your colleagues, partners, vendors and customers are scored with points so you can measure the […]

  • Get More out of Your Next Vacation

    Vacations are wonderful experiences that you and your family will remember for years to come. They can be relaxing, full of adventure, or simply quiet time spent together, but there are ways in which you can get more out of your next family vacation. Instead of coming home to that initial let down of returning […]

  • MOTIVATION
    20 Ways to Kick Start Your Motivation Beginning Today

    Raise your hand if you are motivated all the time? Wish it was so. But not realistic, right? The biggest challenge we face as small business owner’s is staying motivated, interested, on track and engaged, especially when we go through dry patches, interruptions and change. These cycles are a normal part of the human experience. We simply are […]

  • PODCASTS
    It’s All In Your Head: The One-Way Intimacy Of Podcast Listening

    Earbud Nation: Your favorite podcast hosts can seem like open books — but to them, you’re a blank slate. smartboy10/Getty Images I fell in love this week. Happens more often than you might think. But the fact that it’s happened before, and will happen again, doesn’t mean this latest infatuation is any less passionate, abiding, […]

  • LIFE
    Why Is It So Hard to Leave the Narcissist in Your Life?

    Source: Jess Watters/Pexels I am seeing more and more people in my office who tell me some version of the following story: I used to be a really confident and mentally healthy person. I had a good job, lots of friends, and I was happy most of the time.  Now I am a total wreck. I can’t […]

  • LIFE
    Four Ways To Train Your Brain To Empower Your Life

    Shutterstock I remember going to my first nine-day silent meditation retreat eight years ago when I was living in Perth, Australia. I was nervous beforehand because I couldn’t imagine being silent for that long. I worried about “imagined” tragedies and events that I would miss out on and wondered if the world would be ok […]

  • STARTUPS
    Don’t Take These 6 Shortcuts with Your Startup Business

    Plunging right in and recruiting a top-notch executive for your startup who has tons of experience working in large companies might seem like a good idea. However, in reality, recruiting candidates without any startup experience can do your business more damage than good. Taking shortcuts might seem like a good idea to save you time, money and […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Motivation Is a Bigger Advantage than Your IQ Score

    The IQ test has been the most widely used tool for assessing intelligence and giftedness as well as predicting school and job performance. But is it really the best and most accurate way to gauge future achievement? Psychologists and educators have been looking in other directions to identify the qualities that give the biggest advantage […]

  • PODCASTS
    10 Expert Tips to Make a Great Podcast for Your Small Business

    Wailin Wong is one professional who has made use of podcasting for years. Wong is one of the hosts of Basecamp’s Rework podcast. And she’s previously hosted another podcast for Basecamp called The Distance. So Wong’s experience isn’t just about the logistics of running a podcast, but also about using the format as a way for businesses to […]