WHY DO YOU COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS??  

While comparison can be a valuable source of motivation and growth, it can also turn into a tail-chasing frenzy of self-doubt. It is generally a fast track to unhappiness and a recipe for misery. All it does is keep you focused on what you don’t like about yourself and your life.

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on 21 Jan 2020 2:57 PM

Looking at the career histories of thousands of scientists, artists, and film directors, the team found evidence that hot streaks are both real and ubiquitous, with virtually everyone experiencing one at some point in their career. While the timing of an individual’s greatest successes is indeed random, their top hits are highly likely to appear in close proximity. About 90 percent of individuals had at least one hot streak and an individual’s top-two works were roughly 50 percent more likely to occur back-to-back.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • lu liu, career, career success, hot streak, hotstreak, success

One big trap in self improvement is that we try to become someone fundamentallydifferent than who we are, instead of building on who we already are – and thereby creating the best version of ourselves. Here's how to find and leverage your strengths.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • strengths, weaknesses, leverage strengths,

How do you create a growth mindset oriented culture at work? Listen to Stanford psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • carol dweck, mindset, growth mindset, how to create growth mindset,

“There’s this idea that young people are just more likely to have more valuable ideas,” says Benjamin Jones, a professor of strategy at the Kellogg School.

But is this notion accurate?

“If you look at age and great achievement in the sciences in general, it doesn’t peak in the twenties,” he says. “It’s more middle-aged.” Even Nobel Prize winners are having their breakthrough successes later and later in life, Jones found in earlier research. Are the startups of Silicon Valley really an exception?

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • entrepreneurship, age, businesssuccess

Nothing will change your future trajectory like habits. We all have goals, big or small, things we want to achieve within a certain time frame. Some people want to make a million dollars by the time they turn 30. Some people want to lose 20 pounds before summer. Some people want to write a book in the next six months. When we begin to chase an intangible or vague concept (success, wealth, health, happiness), making a tangible goal is often the first step.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • habits, goals, parrish, shaneparrish,

In the 19th century, it took six decades for the wages of textile workers to recover from the advent of weaving machines. We are in the midst of another such gap now, according to David Autor, a pioneering labor economist at MIT. What's happening now: Machines are creating more wealth, but workers are not getting their usual cut of the pie, Autor told Axios. "Automation is redistributing income from workers to owners."

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • automation, wages, standard of living, david autor, MIT

New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • economic growth, economic bust, boom and bust, new economy

When a Fixed Mindset is Better than a Growth Mindset? Hear the perspective of Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • dweck, caroldweck, mindset, fixedmindset, growthmindset

The laws of biology are the fundamental lessons of history. We are subject to the processes and trials of evolution, to the struggle for existence and the survival of the fittest to survive. If we escape these trials it’s because our group, which meets the tests of survival itself, protects us. The Durants offer three biological lessons of history.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • lessons from biology, biology, lessons from history, lessons of history, ariel durant, durant,

What do learning, freedom, tax breaks, and a meaningful life have in common? They’re all reasons to start a business. But those four aren’t it–there are many more.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • entrepreneurship, starting a business, start business, start a business, business strtup

How to Intelligently Skim a Book

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • reading, speed reading, farnam street, parrish, knowledge

First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility. Sometimes called “reasoning from first principles,” the idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • firstprinciples, first principles, thinking, knowledge, building knowledge, aristotle

Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water? The answer is complicated and likely multifaceted. One aspect is mindset—specifically, the difference between amateurs and professionals. Most of us are just amateurs. What’s the difference? Actually, there are many differences:

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM

A step-by-step program for creating your personal success guide

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • mindset, scott, scott livingston, livingston, playbook

Fear of success. It feels like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Doesn’t everyone want to be successful in some way? It sounds the same as if someone were to say they were afraid of puppies or ice cream or had a phobia of having too much happiness. When we hear that statement, we instantly associate it with someone who has a ton of potential, but for some reason, just refuse to tap into it.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • success phobia, success, failure, temsen, rebecca temsen

Historically in the U.S., about one new business has been formed every minute, while another shutters its doors every 80 seconds. This life cycle of birth and death – referred to as business dynamism – is a key driver of innovation and to overall economic growth. The U.S. economy is less dynamic across all major industries as well as across geographic regions.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • business formation, business closure, business births and deaths, business dynamism

How many people are in the gig economy? We’re very interested in this question at Nation1099, and, as it happens, it isn’t an easy question to find answers to, especially since the gig economy is growing and changing very fast and people mean many different things by the term.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • gig, gig economy, freelancers, freelance economy

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • google, boss, manager, leader, great boss, great leader, great manager, attributes

Simple techniques that will change your life immediately

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on 14 Sep 2018 11:50 PM
  • mindset, scott, scott livingston, livingston, atitude, behavior, rituals