The day I realized my email was not my to-do list but just other people’s to-do list for me, I had this incredible realization: Constantly managing an inbox is like doing someone else’s homework! The minute I stopped running my day based on my email, I immediately became more effectiveRachel Blumenthal,
Founder of Rockets of Awesome, a children’s clothing subscription service
Putting on an act at work is exhausting and it dulls your creative spirit. As a result, you might feel as though you’re letting yourself …
Can the simple act of putting pen to paper to record one’s daily thoughts and reflections offer any tangible rewards?
The world seems to be reaching peak rant and it’s hard to blame people right now. But ranters are still boring when they get on their pedestals, so it’s a good time to be a little more self-aware. If you’re getting into the habit of ranting, watch this video to understand how not to rant.
Monica Torres at The Ladders reports that we’re spending up to a third of our working time dealing with pointless emails and most people just automatically deal with the latest thing in their inbox, rather than being selective. Don’t you wish there was a way out?
Self-initiated work outside of your day job can be great for your career. With any luck, it will improve your bank balance too. But how can you find time to start anything when you’re so busy at work?
There are lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness. But what if forcing employees into being happy is actually hurting their performance and overall mental health?
Could working less be the answer to achieving more? It turns out that people who work more than eight hours aren’t usually the best at getting stuff done.
Don't lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don't have a career. You have a life.
The Create & Cultivate team want you to dream big. But to achieve your dreams, they want you to ditch a set of 4 expectations that only lead you down the rabbit hole.
The pursuit of happiness is long-winded and can really wear you down. Do you know what’s easier? The voyage to sadness Maybe you want to be the saddest saddo sailing on the sea of sadness.
Here are seven easy steps to point you in the direction of total misery from CGP Grey and Randy Paterson.
The movement against the open-plan office is gathering momentum.
There’s a lot of evidence to show they reduce productivity and make people unhealthy, and you know how annoying they can be if you’re sat near the wrong people.
When you’re trying to achieve something, thinking about the opposite of what you want is what we call ‘inversion thinking’ – a skill that author James Clear believes is crucial.
Research suggests that people who make vision boards and constantly think about what life will be like once they’ve achieved their goals are less likely to achieve them.
Small talk can be excruciating but if you get it right, you’ll find these little conversations can be good for your career and overall motivation.
“How was your weekend?” “Great, thanks.” – the answer’s almost a reflex to some of us. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger gathered some advice on how to make these chats more useful.
Call your parents at least once a week. Tell them you love them, and then ask for money. Not the other way around.Helen Mirren
Reshma Suajani has strong views on how striving for perfection and achieving credentials can be a dead end for women.
Her alternative? Allowing female students to ‘fail well’and teaching them to be brave.
"Success is Overvalued. Avoiding Failure Matters More."James Clear
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