Career & Work

7 Traits of Happy and Productive People at Work

Putting in long hours at work doesn’t always mean you’re productive. You’re exhausted and spread thin, and you’re probably miserable to boot. You’re only going through the motions of working. You may get the job done but your output isn’t exactly your best work. Citing a decade’s worth of research, Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer — authors of The Progress Principle — pointed out: “People are more productive and creative when they have more positive emotions.” Employees shouldn’t rely on…

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10 Ways Blogging Will Change Your Life

Starting a blog can change your life. Seriously. It’s changed my life and I know it’s changed thousands of other’s lives. When I was working at my previous employer I knew I wanted to start something on my own. I knew that I wanted to build a business and a business that was linked to what I was passionate about. I didn’t know exactly what that business would look like (and I’m still evolving it greatly as we speak). But…

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Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever (Free 2017 Planner)

I absolutely love this time of year! It’s a time for celebrating and getting together with family. It’s a time for reflecting on all of your achievements for the year. It’s a time for backyard cricket and it’s a time for beach, sun and plenty of outdoor activities (at least here in Australia!). But it’s also a time that I use to plan ahead for the next year. 2017 is now just one week away and I absolutely love kicking…

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The key lessons on how to become a great leader of any organization

An organization is only as good as its leaders. It’s absolutely true that too much hierarchy can kill the company’s creativity and productivity, but so does an absence of great leadership. Some companies, like Treehouse, experimented with a flat organization without any leadership at all, and soon found out that people felt adrift, like lonely islands without support, when they weren’t being led properly. But becoming a good leader is not an easy job. Developing yourself into a great leader…

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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs 2018

The official Top 100 Personal Development Blogs is back! Damn, I love this time of year. It’s all about setting your year up for massive success and what better way of doing that then presenting you with the best personal development blogs for 2018. In fact, we bring you the Top 100! This is the fifth year that we have compiled the Top 100 personal development blogs and every year we see more and more blogs adding great value to…

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The Number of Failures Before Success [Infographic]

In a society where the one thing constantly celebrated and harped on is success, sometimes we forget the failures that come along with every “person of the year” cover story. Today’s infographic highlights some of the failures experienced by world-renowned individuals: Breaking it down, Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California Film School 3 times. He eventually attended another school, only to drop out and become a director. He returned school to earn his BA 35 years later.[1] Productivity guru Tim Ferris was rejected…

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