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10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday

10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brain That You Can Do Everyday | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Our brains are by far our most important organs. Here are 10 of the most surprising things our brains do…


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11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every Single Day

11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every Single Day | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

You might think the “perfect employee” works around the clock, constantly checks email and never takes a break or goes on vacation. But it turns out this perception is all wrong. In fact, the most successful people tend to know when to switch off, kick back, and refocus their energy.

 

So whether you’re angling for a raise, a promotion or just a few kind words from your boss, here are a few common workplace mistakes you should quickly correct. Your employer will appreciate your newfound productivity, and so will you.

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 22, 2014 6:29 PM

Are you making any of the 11 mistakes people regularly make at work?

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:15 PM

This is absolutely true! To learn to prioritize, know when to switch off and on according to circumstances and  work pressure makes good sense, and this is supported by the article that I have re-scooped! Not being able to prioritize and switch off might result in burn out and ineffectual performance at work!

Nicolas Menard's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:46 AM

Take it easy...

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5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Before you can lead others, you must be able to lead yourself.


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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, June 21, 2014 7:52 AM

Emotional intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) may actually be a more important indicator of job performance than the well-known Intelligence Quotient (IQ).

 

Nonetheless, the modern marketplace demands that people possess a wide range of skills both technical and interpersonal. Jack Welch outlines the secret of success eloquently here: http://sco.lt/8It39l

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Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas | PsyBlog - Understand Your Mind

Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas | PsyBlog - Understand Your Mind | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Does society really value creativity? People say they want more creative people, more creative ideas and solutions, but do they really?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:24 PM

Real creativity and resulting ideas are scary. It is easier to pretend change is happening and creativity exists. When I look at schools, they are the least creative spaces in modern society. They remain virtually unchanged from 100 years ago, yet we argue that because the tools have changed real change occurred.

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3 Methods To Get More Creative Ideas Out Of Your Next Brainstorming Meeting

3 Methods To Get More Creative Ideas Out Of Your Next Brainstorming Meeting | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you want to actually inspire innovation and stimulate creativity, maybe it's time to shake-up the brainstorm formula.
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Before You Let Someone Enter Your Life, You Should Have These 15 Things First

Before You Let Someone Enter Your Life, You Should Have These 15 Things First | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you want to let some enter your life, make sure your foundation is strong first. Are you sure you're ready for that relationship? Read on to find out.
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Get Uncomfortable! 15 Unusual Ways That’ll Blast You From Your Comfort Zone

Get Uncomfortable! 15 Unusual Ways That’ll Blast You From Your Comfort Zone | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

"No one makes the state of discomfort a goal. We don’t welcome friends into our homes by saying, “Make yourself uncomfortable.” In fact, much of our time is spent avoiding people, places, and situations that challenge our comfort zone. But we all know that getting shoved from our complacency can produce astounding improvements in our lives."

 

Yet, we also know that facing our fears and questioning our ruts and well-ordered beliefs can seem as impossible as my teenagers awakening to my unfathomable wisdom. Yeah, not likely..


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10 Willpower Hacks to Help Achieve Your Goals

10 Willpower Hacks to Help Achieve Your Goals | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
How can your willpower work for you instead of against you? These hacks help you make faster, easier progress towards your goals.
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8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love

8 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Actually Doing Work You Love | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Finding work you love doesn't always mean it’s painless. It can be hard to tell if you're in the right career. Here are some signs you've found the one.
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Stay More Positive At Work With These Eye-Opening Methods

Stay More Positive At Work With These Eye-Opening Methods | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Having a hard time getting through the week? Try these tips that will help to maintain a positive mindset.
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Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet

Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
According to Greg McKeown's book Essentialism, Essentialists recognize 90% of opportunities are distractions. Essentialists focus on just 10% of opportunities.
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Chris Shern's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:27 AM

As the world continues to become more complicated and the amount of information and noise will continue to increase, the ability to focus will be essential for survival

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 13, 2014 3:21 PM

Good insight, Chris

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Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind

Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
It happens to all of us: you’re working away on something you’ve got to get done, and suddenly you realize that for quite some time you’ve been lost in a reverie about something else entirely. You
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5 Steps To Turn Inspiration Into Action

5 Steps To Turn Inspiration Into Action | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Don't let a great idea slip by because motivation is failing you. Next time you have the urge to "do it tomorrow," follow these steps.
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How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do you block out the noises that don’t matter in order to focus on the ones that do?

 

This is no easy task, especially when every ping is another temptation to pull your mind away. Entrepreneurs who want to think outside the box are constantly exploring different creative avenues in hopes of finding a strategy that will get them closer to their next “aha” moment.

 

We ask the several successful entrepreneurs to reveal their secrets to blocking out the noise and pushing their minds to think even more creatively than they normally do.

 

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 23, 2014 7:04 PM

Whether you're managing a company or just your daily life, these successful entrepreneurs have great advice for cutting through the chaos.

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12 Tips for Finding Your Inner Strength

12 Tips for Finding Your Inner Strength | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
To find your inner strength, you need to come to terms with who you are. Sign-up to get more great mind and body health information at My Well-Being today!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:20 PM

Teachers and students need to be introduced to meditation and mindfulness as ways to become better people who are creating a better world.

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Communicating change: YOU ARE LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE

Communicating change: YOU ARE LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There’s nothing more certain than change. We all know that. Change is essential in order to maintain the productivity of an organization and in turn enables it to face challenges from the outside w...

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Becoming a Thought Leader Isn’t an Ego Play

Becoming a Thought Leader Isn’t an Ego Play | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Becoming a thought leader is about providing your unique and valuable expertise to people at no cost to them. There’s obviously nothing egotistical about that.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, June 19, 2014 8:10 PM

Of course this is not philanthropy either. As this post describes, there are benefits that come with becoming a thought leader, including many direct positive impacts from a professional or business point of view.


We can then go further and ask: can everybody become a thought leader?


To me, it's down to expertise. If we believe we all have expertise, then we all can show thought leadership. From what we say, from what we create but also from what we read and curate.

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The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here's how to connect the dots.
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Not-To-Do Lists, Drugs, and Other Productivity Tricks | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Not-To-Do Lists, Drugs, and Other Productivity Tricks | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This is a short post of things you may have missed. First, three short (<15 minutes) podcasts I recently published: The 9 Habits to Stop Now -- The Not-To-Do List (iTunes or stream below) Drugs and the Meaning of Life (iTunes or stream below) Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic,...
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How To Transform Your Chaotic Mornings Into Something Worth Getting Up For

How To Transform Your Chaotic Mornings Into Something Worth Getting Up For | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Transform your mornings from a hectic routine of chaos, into a tranquil time for preparing to face the day.
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7 Simple Ways To Boost Happiness At Work

7 Simple Ways To Boost Happiness At Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Happier workers are more productive. It doesn't take rocket science to discover that. But finding practical ways to make it happen needs planning. Read how.
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10 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Get Things Done

10 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Get Things Done | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you're struggling to get things done, it's probably because you are in your own way. Here are 10 ways you can get out of your own way and get more done.
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How to Decide What to Do with Your Life

How to Decide What to Do with Your Life | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

What an extremely tough thing to figure out: what to do with your future! Now, I can't really know exactly what this young woman should do, but I can share what I've learned looking back on my life, and what I would tell my kids (the oldest is 21 and still figuring things out, but I also have 17- and 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl). Here's what I'd say.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:46 PM

When you're young, the world is your oyster and opportunities seem endless, but there can be a lot of pressure to decide on a life path. How do you know what career to pursue and what to do with your future?

Chris Shern's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

I did not know what I wanted to do at 20 and I still don't know at 50, but I am crystal clear on what I don't what to do!

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:08 AM

I got inspirations out of this. Still pondering what to do when I grow up! #inspiration

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Six compelling reasons for starting your next business in a garage

Six compelling reasons for starting your next business in a garage | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
No matter where you start your business, never forget where you came from and why you started the business in the first place.

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Which of These Mistakes Do You Make — That Successful People Don’t?

Which of These Mistakes Do You Make — That Successful People Don’t? | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
No matter what you want to succeed at in life—your career, a hobby, your personal life—there are a few universal truths that can be applied to the pursuit of success, and a few mistakes that can be
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