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11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make

11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make | Good Advice | Scoop.it

If you're not happy with your life, either personally or professionally, take a quick look in the mirror. The problem may not be lack of opportunity, or education, or capital, or connections--the culprit could be you.

The difficulty could lie in what you believe--and what you do.

What do successful people believe and do differently?


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"Real, lasting satisfaction comes from doing, not from having. Want to feel good about yourself? Help someone. Knowing you've made a difference in another person's life is an "aah..." that lasts forever."

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Cheryl Engstrom's curator insight, June 19, 2015 11:21 AM

I know I have made a few of these mistakes. Good reminder

Lyfe Media's curator insight, June 19, 2015 12:56 PM

This article is simple yet motivating. We're all looking for some guidance day to day, so why not listen to helpful tips from the successful people we want to be like? If you incorporate even half of these eleven tips into your daily life, we think you'll see significant improvement. LyfeNews

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How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning? | http://t.co/uGuWYxnv1B - Some great tips for educators #edchat #socialmedia

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:37 PM

Tweet to learn.

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Vietnam Consultant Channel ► The disruptive power of collaboration An interview with Clay Shirky


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Picking a Major Based on Which Industries Are Hiring Is a Bad Idea

Picking a Major Based on Which Industries Are Hiring Is a Bad Idea | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One reason some jobs are in high demand is because no one predicted that they would be.
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I've seen the sad and stupid trend for several years: "A few generations ago the employers used to look for smart or adaptable kids on college campuses with general skills. They would convert them to what they wanted inside the company and they would retrain them and they’d get different skills. They’re not doing that now. They're just expecting that the kids will show up with the skills that the employer needs when the employer needs them. That’s a pretty difficult thing to expect, because of these kinds of problems. So the employers now are always complaining that they can’t get the people they need, but it’s pretty obvious why that’s not happening.

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Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins

Our poor sleeping habits could be filling our brains with neurotoxins | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One more reason to put away the phone and just get a good night's sleep, already.
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India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer

India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer | Good Advice | Scoop.it
India’s  IT industry is unlikely to remain the amazing job-engine that it has been. For the past two decades, the fastest way to increase your income has been to land a job with an IT company. The industry has provided a ticket to prosperity for millions of young Indians; children of security guards, drivers, peons and cooks catapulted themselves and their families firmly into the middle class in a single generation by landing a job in a BPO. Hundreds of engineering colleges mushroomed overnight churning out over a million graduates a year to feel the insatiable demand of India&rsq
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This pertains to everyone: "...the ability to learn new things, develop new competencies and periodically reinvent ourselves is a crucial one. Sadly too many of us have no curiosity and no interest in reading nor learning. The future will not be kind to such people."

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Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App - InformationWeek

Dartmouth Predicts GPA Based on Phone Tracking App - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Can a phone app predict your performance based on your behavior? This one can, at least if you are a college student.
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"...it is our behavior, not necessarily our talents, that best predict our academic success."

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The Worst Thing You Could Be Called As a Boss and How to Avoid It

The Worst Thing You Could Be Called As a Boss and How to Avoid It | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I’m sure I’ve been called a lot of names in my career, probably even bitch at times, but there’s one name I hope has never been attached to me. And that is HOT MESS.In this month’s Vanity Fair, a female executive, caught up in a nightmare situation at work, is deemed a hot mess by an anonymous company insider. In another blind quote someone says, “She was all over the place, she had ADD and that caused a lot of stress for everyone.”When people think of you as a hot mess, it means you look incompetent or out of control. It’s all unraveling around you,
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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Good Advice | Scoop.it
A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say "done" at the end of even the smallest tasks.
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The rise of soft skills: Why top marks may no longer mean the best jobs

The rise of soft skills: Why top marks may no longer mean the best jobs | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Many graduates can crunch numbers to help make business decisions, but their efforts may be wasted if they communicate poorly.
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Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"?

Lord of the Rings: Like Gollum, Do You Have a Bad "Precious"? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
As I mentioned the other day, to give myself some comfort food for my brain as I geared up for the publication of Better Than Before, I’ve been re-re-re-re-re-re-reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings books.These days, everything reminds me of habits, because I’ve been thinking and writing about habits for so long. And The Lord of the Rings is no different.In case you’re not quite as familiar with the story as I am, one of the book’s main characters is Gollum, who for many years carried the One Ring, an evil ring of supreme power. The ring extended Gollum
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Jaie Hart's curator insight, April 4, 2015 11:54 AM

Brilliant insight - what is your "My Precious" and what is your body, heart and mind trying to tell you about it?  Give it some thought if you dare. ~Jaie

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Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you

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Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you. How to Remove Doubt and Hostility from conversations.
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf


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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:19 AM

What do you do when one of the world's largest cities runs out of water?

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Raytheon: To Train Without Pain - Videogame-Based Tech Creates Digital Scenarios So Real, You Might Need a Helmet

Raytheon: To Train Without Pain - Videogame-Based Tech Creates Digital Scenarios So Real, You Might Need a Helmet | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Actors studded with white markers move inside a ring of infrared cameras. Their performance was being captured on a computer to create avatars - digital versions of themselves that will appear in virtual training sessions for the U.S. Army.

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callooh's curator insight, June 21, 2015 10:53 AM

Mischaracterizes serious games by implying you need video tech but interesting in that the game uses real people to create digital scenarios.

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John Paul Sartre and the Existential Choice

The existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre thought that human beings live in anguish. Not because life is terrible. But rather because, we’re ‘condemned to be free’. We're ‘thrown’ into existence, become aware of ourselves, and have to make choices. Even deciding not to choose is a choice.



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24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter

24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Would like to be better, faster, stronger, and all that good stuff? As you might expect, the road to self-improvement isn't short, and it isn't easy. It all starts with forming good habits, habits that you can carry with you through each day of your life. Once you do them enough, they'll become second nature,…

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maria papanikou's curator insight, July 1, 2015 5:20 AM

The way to a better Self!

Anita Vance's curator insight, July 1, 2015 7:30 PM

A little advice for self-improvement.

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 2, 2015 2:12 PM

Some obvious and not so obvious reminders.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: 50 Jobs for Kids Ages 12-17

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: 50 Jobs for Kids Ages 12-17 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

This is an updated list (12 more added from last year) of jobs for kids between the ages of 12-17. With a little creativity (and a bit of that entrepreneurial spirit) there are many things your students can do to earn extra money.

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Great ideas for anyone to do a side-hustle or while in-between jobs.

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Self-Defense and Life Skills

Self-Defense and Life Skills | Good Advice | Scoop.it

In my own search for my life’s work, I began studying martial arts 40 years ago. I was looking for ways not just to feel safe on my journey, but also to understand what my gifts and potential were and how to use them to create a successful life. I think everyone has his or her own definition of success, so I’ll share mine with you. Dawn Callan

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Whitney Mccloud on Twitter

Whitney Mccloud on Twitter | Good Advice | Scoop.it

One of the absolute worst things about having ADHD is having poor time management! I can’t even begin to tell you all the problems this can cause. You could literally write an entire series of books on this subject, but we will let someone else do all that! I’m just going to give you Crafting Help for ADHDers-Time Management. I hope you’ll find it helpful, and I would love to hear your feedback, experiences, and tips on this subject as well.

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A truly effective way of solving problems

A truly effective way of solving problems | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The approach can be very simply stated – state the challenge in the form ‘I feel (emotion X) about (situation Y) because (reason Z)”. For example, “I feel angry (X)about what Steven said (Y) because I think he's giving me a bad name (Z)'Why is this style of thinking so useful?

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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy | McKinsey & Company

This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together - InformationWeek

4 Video Games Every Office Should Play Together - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Video games are more than just fun and games. Learn how the right games can create a more collaborative, loyal and effective staff.

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I've enjoyed playing Bejeweled since I had it on my first flip phone years ago. Of course, I've also enjoyed the challenge of pattern recognition games since I was little.

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Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates

Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Sixteen years ago when my children were little creatures the governess was trying to hammer some primer histories into their heads. Part of this fun — if you like to call it that — consisted in the memorizing of the accession dates of the thirty-seven personages who had ruled England from the Conqueror down. These little people found it a bitter, hard contract. It was all dates, they all looked alike, and they wouldn’t stick. Day after day of the summer vacation dribbled by, and still the kings held the fort; the children couldn’t conquer any six of them.

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Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits

Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Is going through the motions important to changing habits? Does it really matter. Find out what going through the motions really means for habit change.
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