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4 Steps to Arrange Flowers
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A survey found that 68 percent of people who bought cut flowers at the grocery store were afraid to arrange them. “They just plunk them in something without even trying to arrange them,” she says. But with a little forethought and effort, a merely adequate arrangement can become a real eye-catcher. And we have put together steps to help arrange flowers. Step #1: Planning Before you snip your first... Read More

16 Body Language Mistakes That Makes People Distrust You
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Don’t destroy your own credibility Whether you’re telling the truth or lying, these gestures send an unconscious signal telling others not to believe you. If you want to be trusted, practice avoiding them. 1. Tilting your head back Tilting your head back and raising your chin conveys a sign of defiance or arrogance. You’re literally looking down your nose at the other person. 2. Listening without making eye contact... Read More

13 Powerful Steps That Will Eliminate Your Self Doubt
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Whatever your rank or station–whether you’re an unpaid intern or the CEO of a powerful multinational firm–at some point you will have moments when your confidence falters and you doubt yourself. Self-doubt is a powerful enemy. It can strike anywhere in the workplace, in your life, and in your leadership, with a troubling and persuasive voice that can hold you back from seizing opportunities, making decisions and taking risks.... Read More

7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money
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Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It’s true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in maximizing your personal financial growth, but these strategies pale in comparison to one major variable in your life–your income. Everything else being equal, making more money makes life easier.... Read More

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive
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Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front–work, family, social, health–with little time left over to unwind. Stress affects our mental health, our well-being and our performance at work. But there are ways you can help yourself. Here are seven rituals successful people use to decrease stress and find relaxation. 1. Set up your boundaries In... Read More

9 Things the Most Influential and Persuasive People Do, Backed by Science
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Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they’re incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas–in short, they’re incredibly good at persuading other people. Maybe that’s because selling is the one skill everyone needs to be successful? But being persuasive doesn’t mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the benefits and logic of... Read More

4 Types of Mentors You Need in Your Life to Succeed
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Finding a mentor is knowing what his or her role is in your life. Not all mentors are created equal. It would be unfair and an inefficient use of their time if you treated each mentor exactly the same. I have some mentors I speak to every day; others I contact once every few months. Knowing how you use people’s time, skills, and knowledge is critical in nurturing and... Read More

8 Highly Effective Habits That Helped Make Bill Gates the Richest Man on Earth
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How did Bill Gates get to be the richest person in the world, with a net worth around $80 billion? Being in the right place with the right product at the dawn of the personal computer era certainly had a lot to do with it. But so do some very smart approaches to work and life that all of us can follow. Personal finance site recently published a list... Read More