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5 different types of imposter syndrome (and 5 ways to battle each one)

If you believe your accomplishments are down an external factor—a lucky streak or help you’ve received from others—rather than your own abilities, you may be sabotaging your success.  High achieving women in particular are often plagued by self-doubt, believing their success is undeserved and living in fear that they’re going to be revealed as imposters at any moment. Melody Wilding explores here the different forms of imposter syndrome and shares how you can overcome your feelings of inade...
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4 reasons you should celebrate others’ success

Feeling genuinely happy for other people’s success helps you create the right mindset for your own success. Envy, on the other hand, can make you feel not quite good enough or distort your sense of fairness, and feeling resentful prevents you from reaching your full potential. Najma Khorrami looks at how embracing the successes of those we’re close to—our family, friends, and co-workers—boosts our optimism and how this benefits our health, relationships, willpower and success. [Read the full art...
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How do you know someone has emotional intelligence? Look for these 5 signs

Emotional intelligence affects how well we understand and manage our emotions and research shows that people with high emotional intelligence tend to be more successful, more resistant to stress, and have better relationships. In this article Marcel Schwantes explores five key aspects of emotional intelligence that you may recognize in others and also in yourself, and which you can improve with practice. [Read the full article on inc.com]
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5 steps to break through self-sabotage

We all get in our own way occasionally. When self-sabotage becomes a habit, however, it undermines your ability to achieve your goals. Although you may not be aware that your lack of success is due to engaging in self-sabotaging behavior, once you recognize the pattern you can break the cycle. Personal transformation author and speaker Croix Sather shares five top tips to help you recognize self-sabotaging behavior and understand the cause, so you can break the habit and stay on track to achieve...
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To succeed under pressure, focus on the experience

Legendary American College basketball coach John Wooden not only led UCLA to record wins on the court, he also shared his values and life lessons to inspire players to achieve greatness off the court. His philosophies are as relevant to business and personal growth as they are to sport, and they continue to inspire people to achieve their full potential. This article shares some of Coach Wooden’s teachings about achieving success. [Read the full article on success.com]
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The 9-step plan that will make 2017 your most productive year ever

New Year’s resolutions are all about deciding what you want to achieve during the next 12 months, and this often involves shedding old habits and adopting new ones. Change can be hard though. Only a small percentage of people actually achieve their resolutions and this is because getting what you want might also mean getting what you don't want as an unintended consequence. This article offers a step-by-step plan to help you decode what you want and what it means to you, so you can make a succes...
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The power of writing down your goals

This is the time of year when most people start thinking about what they want to achieve in the new year, although many don’t know how to set goals or make the necessary commitment to achieving them, says maximum performance strategist Matt Mayberry. In this article he shares his own goal-setting process and offers an insight into how this process has shaped his life and helped him to achieve almost every major goal he has ever set. [Read the full article on entrepreneur.com]
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25 best habits to have in life

We are fast approaching the time of year when many people think about getting rid of the old habits that are hindering their progress in life, and replacing them with new habits that will help them achieve their goals. According to entrepreneur, software engineer, author, and blogger, R. L. Adams, the 25 habits that he describes in this article will not only help you to succeed financially, they will also keep you healthy, happy and fulfilled in life.  [Read the full article on entrepreneur...
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