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Podcast #705: The Best Tools for Personal Change

There’s no shortage of information out there on how to change — how to lose weight, exercise more, curb your anger, quit smoking, and every other kind of habit someone might want to pick up or drop. But despite this avalanche of information, you’re probably struggling to change just as much as you ever did.  What you need is an actual strategy — to identify what particular barrier is keeping you from a particular goal, and a specific solution to that specific roadblock.   My guest is well-pos...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Habits, Personal Development, Katy, A Man's Life, Katy Katy, Katy Milkman


Clausewitz on Overcoming the Annoying Slog of Life

Man, life can be a slog sometimes.  Each day, annoying little piddly things arise that aren’t hard to manage one by one, but, when taken together, really muck up your mojo. Your car breaks down, your kid gets sick, an employee loses a file, you’ve discovered a leak in your roof . . . and it’s just 9 a.m.  How do you handle these small-but-rhythm-destroying vexations? How do you deal with slog-inducing annoyances without letting them throw a wrench in the gears of your goals? Thankfully, ...
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Life, Action, Personal Development, Friedrich Nietzsche, Isaiah Berlin, Richard Wagner, Clausewitz, A Man's Life, Carl von Clausewitz, Napoleon Clausewitz


Podcast #703: The Hidden Qualities of Genius

We tend to throw the word “genius” around pretty casually, saying so-and-so has a genius for a particular skill, or sarcastically pointing out someone’s failure by saying, “Nice work, genius!” But what makes an actual genius, a genius? My guest today has spent over two decades exploring that question by studying the world’s most iconic and original thinkers and creators, both past and present. His name is Craig Wright, he’s a professor emeritus of music at Yale who continues to teach a course...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Habits, Yale, Personal Development, Craig, Craig Wright, A Man's Life, Mozart da Vinci Steve Jobs, Victor Frankenstein Listen


The 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Not Reactive

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in March 2018. Like most American boys, I played baseball in the summers. And as cliché as it may sound, I took away some important life lessons from my days on the diamond. One that has stuck with me and that I think about often even today is the adage on how to field ground ba...
Tags: Featured, Life, Austria, Stephen, Personal Development, Stephen Covey, Frankl, Covey, A Man's Life, Viktor Frankl, Circle Of Influence, Circle of Influence Focusing, Circle of Concern


Stay Confident When Your Confidence is Shaken

We share 4 ways to stay confident in 4 situations that you will likely face, that can shake your confidence. Click the player to listen the The BIGG Success Show podcast episode #1054. Here’s a summary of the discussion… Entrepreneurs, and those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in their career, need confidence. Without it, you […] The post Stay Confident When Your Confidence is Shaken appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Career, Business, Podcast, Careers, Confidence, Confident, Mindset, Personal Development, NLP, Entrepreneur Mindset, Whiteboard, Stressful Situations, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster


20 Aphorisms That I Thought Were Dumb as a Boy But Now Appreciate as a Grown Man

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in January 2014. When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a problem. Little nuggets like, “This too shall pass,” generally went in one ear and out the other. They sounded too simpl...
Tags: Featured, Life, Personal Development, David Foster Wallace, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wallace, A Man's Life, On Manhood, On Virtue, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, Nassim Nicholas Talib


Podcast #697: Social Psychology Won’t Save Us

When it comes to proposed solutions to life’s problems, whether on an individual or societal scale, the four most commonly used words these days are “According to a study . . . ” This phrase is used by journalists and media outlets; we certainly use it a lot in AoM articles. And it’s used in the rationales that are forwarded for implementing some new program in a school or other institution.  My guest, however, questions whether we really should be lending the research of social psychologists...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Personal Development, Martin Seligman, Jesse, Jesse Singal, Daniel Drezner, John Vasconcellos, Jesse Jesse


Becoming a Leader

Did you know you would be a leader? I never pictured myself as a leader growing up, and I am sure most didn’t see me that way either. How did you become a leader? I was a shy, backward kind of kid, not a standout girl. So when did the change happen? I can think of a few key people and moments in my life, and I am sure you can too! How can we support leadership today? I believe in the same way it happened for you and me, through individuals providing the support at the right time, modeling, encou...
Tags: Leadership, Career Development, Leader, Personal Development, Ryan, Develop Leaders, Grow Leaders


5 Steps To Create A Student Portfolio Website

Employers like to see that you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and there's no better way to show it than creating a portfolio website around your niche. The post 5 Steps To Create A Student Portfolio Website appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Website, Career Advice, Personal Development, Others


What Gandhi and a 19th-Century Prussian Prince Can Teach You About Making Unbreakable Resolutions

One technique people have used for centuries to improve themselves is the making of resolutions.  At the start of the year, or at any time throughout it, someone may resolve to lose ten pounds, quit smoking, or write in their journal each day. But of course, as endlessly pointed out, most such aims fail to be achieved.  According to some estimates, only 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Those abysmal numbers are likely about the same for resolutions that are initiated at ot...
Tags: Europe, Life, Action, Alberta, Personal Development, North Africa, Gandhi, MacEwan University, A Man's Life, PSR, Hermann von Pückler Muskau, Gandhi Hermann von Pückler Muskau, Pückler Muskau, Russell Powell Rodney Schmaltz, Jade Radke


How to Accomplish More in the Same Amount of Time

Accomplish more in the same amount of time? We’re told we have to work hard and put in a lot of hours and dedication to succeed. But what if hard work doesn’t have to be so time consuming? And What if working long hours works against you? Hear George and Mary-Lynn share insights from a […] The post How to Accomplish More in the Same Amount of Time appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Work, Productivity, Podcast, Careers, Time Management, Performance, Focus, Self Improvement, Personal Development, James Clear, George, Cal Newport, Aubrey Daniels, Ben Hogan, Audioblog, Bigg Success


6 Common Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Possess

Every entrepreneur has their own story — but the successful ones typically have a few things in common. Certain traits and characteristics can help entrepreneurs persevere in the face of… Read more » The post 6 Common Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Possess appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Success, Personal Development, Personality Traits


24 Phrases That Are Totally Holding You Back At Work

May Habib, co-founder and CEO of Writer shares 24 examples of the words and phrases we say that we should catch and fix every day. The post 24 Phrases That Are Totally Holding You Back At Work appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Personal Development, Habib, Communication Skills, Professionalisms, May Habib


Podcast #693: Why Is It So Hard to Admit You Were Wrong?

Personal responsibility, the ability to own up to one’s mistakes, is a foundational element of character. It’s also the only way we can grow and get better. But as anyone with any experience being human well understands, dang, it sure can be hard to do. My guest today explains why, and how you can yet rise to meet this important challenge. His name is Elliot Aronson, and he’s a social psychologist and the co-author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Dec...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Personal Development, Elliot, A Man's Life, Elliot Aronson, Classroom Listen


Do Self-Help Books Help?

Self-help books — which aim to help individuals independently improve some or all aspects of their lives — have a long history. In the 19th century, such literature focused on strengthening one’s character . Classics of the early 20th century like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People offered advice on how to be more likeable. In recent years, self-help books have proliferated on topics like forming habits, reaching goals, losing weight, increasing productivity, overcomi...
Tags: Books, Life, Travel & leisure, United States, Take, Personal Development, Dale Carnegie, Bergsma, A Man's Life, Steven Starker


How to Set Priorities With Purpose

The disruptions caused by COVID-19 have many of us reflecting on our lives, and looking to set priorities with purpose that will carry though post-pandemic. George has a new word for pandemic, and we think you’ll really like it. Click the player to hear it right away on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary […] The post How to Set Priorities With Purpose appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Life, Careers, Purpose, Priorities, Synergy, Personal Development, Meaning, George, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Pandemic, Priority


12 Resources New Founders Can Look to for Advice

As a new founder, what was one resource you continually turned to for a wealth of information and advice? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only… Read more » The post 12 Resources New Founders Can Look to for Advice appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Personal Development, Founders, Young Entrepreneur Council YEC, YEC, Business Advice


13 Easy Changes to Your Daily Routine That Will Boost Long-Term Productivity

What’s one change people can make to their daily routines today that will help increase their productivity in the long run? Why is it effective? These answers are provided by… Read more » The post 13 Easy Changes to Your Daily Routine That Will Boost Long-Term Productivity appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Productivity, Business, Personal Development, YEC, Boost Productivity, Daily Routine


5 Ways to Stay Optimistic in Pessimistic Times

As the pandemic continues to impact our lifestyles and businesses, it’s getting harder to stay optimistic. Here are 5 ways to stay positive. On the BIGG success Show hear us share the strategies we are using to stay optimistic during these pessimistic times. Here’s a a summary of that discussion… We’ve seen posts from friends, […] The post 5 Ways to Stay Optimistic in Pessimistic Times appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Life, Careers, Preston Tucker, Optimism, Mindset, Personal Development, Worry, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Pandemic, Optimist


Walnut Shells and an Important Life Lesson

COVID has been deadly and disruptive. One of the reasons we’re having so much trouble with it is that we’re not used to dealing with diseases we don’t know much about. Medical science has made such great strides that we believe that there’s a pill, potion, or procedure for any physical ailment. That wasn’t true in 1952 when I was six years old. Kids I knew died from the measles. That vaccine was still a couple of years away. Kids I knew got polio. Some took the Sister Kenny treatments. 1952 was ...
Tags: Leadership, Learning, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, Life Lessons, Personal Development, Kenny, New Skills, John Wadsworth, Rod Santomassimo, Walnut Shells


Benefits of Microsoft Excel Training

Microsoft Excel is one of the important skills that a candidate should surely know in order to survive well in the competitive market of today. There are many companies that… Read more » The post Benefits of Microsoft Excel Training appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, News, Microsoft, Tips, Personal Development, Microsoft Excel, Employee Training


How to Motivate Oneself to Return to Studies

The mood of people is not so positive in early 2021. Some feel bad because of health problems, while others experience financial difficulties. The change in regular schedules, the necessity… Read more » The post How to Motivate Oneself to Return to Studies appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Motivation, Business, Personal Development, Stay Motivated


Podcast #683: How to Think Like a Renaissance Man

When we think about the Renaissance, we think of a great flowering in artistic creativity and intellectual innovation; we think about the beautiful paintings and sculptures of Michelangelo, the astute discoveries of Copernicus, the timeless plays of Shakespeare. Ironically though, this great creative flowering was spurred by men who were educated under a system that, by our modern lights, can seem rather rigid and rote.  My guest today unpacks this seeming paradox. His name is Scott Newstok, ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Shakespeare, Personal Development, Scott, Michelangelo, Da Vinci Shakespeare, Scott Scott, A Man's Life, Scott Newstok, Benjamin Franklin Method


Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Best Business Books of All Time

In the famous words of Warren Buffett, “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who did not read all the time.” Books provide readers with global experiences… Read more » The post Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Best Business Books of All Time appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Business Books, Warren Buffett, Personal Development


How Setting a Half-Assed Goal Can Help You Win

You probably think you have to go all in to achieve a BIGG goal. But today we’ll share how a half-assed goal might be the better way to go! We definitely have fun talking about this “half-assed goal” concept on The BIGG Success Show. Click the player to listen. Here’s a summary of the discussion… […] The post How Setting a Half-Assed Goal Can Help You Win appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Motivation, Podcast, Goals, Careers, Personal Development, Ted Talk, Goal-setting, Christine Carter, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


The 6 Types of Grit (And How to Develop Them)

We all want to be better than we are today.  And that often requires pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, even when you don’t feel like it. It requires getting back up and trying again and again when you fail. It requires sticking with a path long enough to see it through.  In short, becoming a better man requires grit .  The concept of grit has become well-known in recent years, due to the efforts of psychologist Angela Duckworth, who has spent her career trying to figure out w...
Tags: Productivity, Cook, Navy, Life, Habits, Action, Confidence, Routines, Personal Development, Duckworth, Steven Kotler, Carol Dweck, A Man's Life, Patrick Sweeney, Angela Duckworth, Kotler


How to Reclaim Your Time and Live A Happier Life

TECHNOLOGY was supposed to give us more leisure time, but instead, it distracts us. We are pulled out of the present and into lists of things we feel we should be doing. Instead of getting time away from work, we take our work with us. It’s a trap to make us feel time poor. Time Smart by Ashley Whillans helps us to move from time poverty to time affluence. The key is how we think about time and money. Would you rather have less money and more time or work more for more money and have less time?...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Time, Personal Development, Whillans, Ashley Whillans, Seuss Like, Beeminder


Don’t Like Your Colleague? 14 Tips to Develop a More Positive Working Relationship

What’s one tip you have for working with someone you don’t necessarily like? How can you overcome this dislike to form a positive working relationship? These answers are provided by… Read more » The post Don’t Like Your Colleague? 14 Tips to Develop a More Positive Working Relationship appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Tips, Office Culture, Personal Development, YEC, Work Environment, Positive Work Relationships


How to Drive Your Life Through a Storm

We know it can be difficult to drive your car in bad weather. But what about life? We share four tips to drive your life through a storm. On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss how to weather difficult times. Here’s a summary of that discussion… We’ve haven’t had any major snow storms this winter […] The post How to Drive Your Life Through a Storm appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Life, Careers, Balance, Storms, Bad Weather, Personal Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Fight Distractions and Stay on Task With These 13 Productivity Strategies

What’s one key strategy you have for how to stay productive and on task when you’re extremely busy at work and need to get things done? These answers are provided… Read more » The post Fight Distractions and Stay on Task With These 13 Productivity Strategies appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Productivity, Business, Tips, Personal Development, YEC, Boost Productivity, Avoiding Distractions