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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends - Forbes

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Ever wonder how successful people spend their weekends? Here are 14 things they do (or should be doing).
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What Do All Mentally Tough People Do? By Chris Gaborit

What Do All Mentally Tough People Do? By Chris Gaborit | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

In all of these different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a predictor for success. It wasn't social intelligence, good looks, IQ, or physical health. It was "grit," which the dictionary also defines as "mentally toughness."

 

Duckworth describes this quality in successful people as "perseverance and passion to achieve long-term goals; having stamina; sticking with your future day in and day out and working hard to make that future a reality; a marathon not a sprint.”


Her studies have shown that there is a correlation between mental toughness and self-control. To achieve those long-term goals there are things mentally tough people avoid. Here are seven of those:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria, David Hain
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The seven things common to everyone who displays psychological fortitude.


What is mental toughness? Is mental toughness essential to high achievement? What do mentally tough people avoid?

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18 Ways To Be a Better Traveler Rather Than Just a Tourist

18 Ways To Be a Better Traveler Rather Than Just a Tourist | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

A guide to being the kind of world explorer you want to be.. 


No, you don’t have to be the guy who memorized the guidebook or the Wikipedia page for a particular destination, but it’s always a good idea to have a sense of where you’re going. Where do the locals like to spend their time? What is the culture like? Is tipping customary, or will it be offensive?


You can never be wholly prepared for every experience abroad, but it’s nice for both parties if you make an effort to minimize unnecessarily awkward interactions with the local people.

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Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others

Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Do your best, and you might have a nice little career. Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world. Do the math - to accomplish anything significant, you have to involve other people.

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Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself

Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

We often fear public speaking because we are afraid of how we appear to others, and we tend to be perfectionists. Make a video of yourself and share it.


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Interesting article Bobby!

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This Is The $20 Billion Future Of Manhattan's West Side

This Is The $20 Billion Future Of Manhattan's West Side | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
By 2018, Hudson Yards will have changed the face of New York.


New York City is constantly evolving as new skyscrapers shoot into the sky.

And adding to the city's already dynamic skyline is Hudson Yards, a massive new development on Manhattan's far west side. The $20 billion project is a joint effort between real estate firm Related Companies and real estate investment, development, and management company Oxford Properties Group.

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

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A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. 

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24 Questions That Awaken The Real You

24 Questions That Awaken The Real You | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
24 questions that will take people to places they've never dared go before (but secretly want to). It's time to awaken the real you.

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13 Productivity Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

13 Productivity Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
We asked the Buffer community for their top productivity tips. Here are some of the smart answers we got!
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Great Personality Test - Enjoy!

Look at the trees and choose the one that is immediately most appealing to you. Don’t think about it too long, just choose, and find out what your choice says about your personality. write down your choice in the comments.  

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10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it


Most people understand that to be successful they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People are scared by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with focusing on job performance. 


Too often, people view networking "as something that 'is not them' or that they could not see themselves doing."


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7 Business Books That Changed My Life

7 Business Books That Changed My Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Many books claim they will change your life. These seven really did change mine.


written by JEFF HADEN

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How the City Looks When You're Hanging Out of a Helicopter Above It

How the City Looks When You're Hanging Out of a Helicopter Above It | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes spends an outsized amount of time hanging out of the open door of a twin-engine helicopter. Your nightmare is his living--he's been shooting from the sky since 1991. And over on Sploid, he shares some of his latest work, including images from London's Shard and NYC's New York Times building.
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Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in California | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

California poppies bloom all over the state, but the western side of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County is the most consistent poppy-bearing land, protected from grazing and other human interference. Each spring, this desert like area comes alive with millions of bright orange poppy flowers.

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Looking for Extra Motivation? 52 Quotes About Persistence

Your natural ability in life is largely predetermined. What you do with it is not. Persistence is the factor that will allow you to make the most of your natural ability..

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so talented," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.


Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does surfing, coding, and driving a car. Creativity is no different. The more you make creativity part of your daily life, the more it will grow.


So how do you make creativity part of your daily life? Here are 9 suggestions--and guess what? You can get started on them all in the next 10 minutes.

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10 Tips for Writing Viral Titles

10 Tips for Writing Viral Titles | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Having titles that are irresistibly click worthy is an art. Here are 10 tips to make sure you are writing titles that are clickable.
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You Define You - No One Else Does

You Define You - No One Else Does | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

We define what we are. If you call yourself lazy, stupid, talentless – that’s all you’ll ever be because that’s what you’ve accepted, you made yourself into this person and that’s who you are now.


It’s never too late to break through, reject this distorted image of yourself and embrace a warrior attitude. No one is strong by default and no one is brave by default – you cultivate these qualities because you know it’s worth the trouble. When no one believes in what you can be, who you can eventually become – you must do that yourself ten times with resilience. You define you – no one else does.

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20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Simple. Easy to try. Easy to incorporate. 


Even though we all want to be more productive, it’s hard to make major changes. Small changes are easy– and can be incredibly powerful. That’s why the following 20 tips are simple enough you can immediately incorporate them into your daily routine.

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How to Reach Your Goals

How to Reach Your Goals | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference in your life, make a positive change in yourself and your world. Every day is a new beginning and, perhaps, today is the day to set a new goal and see it through. You are stronger than you think and you’ve got what it takes, you do.

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30 Brilliant Psychological Life Hacks That Successful People Have Been Using Forever

30 Brilliant Psychological Life Hacks That Successful People Have Been Using Forever | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Attitude is everything. Change your state of mind and you can change your world.
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16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free

16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The Beatles sang it and countless philosophers have claimed it, the best things in life are free. But is it really the case? Well, if you're hanging out on the Internet the answer is a resounding yes. To see why check out these sixteen fantastic freebies.
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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension.
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Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success

Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Average people think overconfidence is a character fault; entrepreneurs embrace it.
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Most people assume overconfidence is a negative character trait that creates failure through hubris and overreach.  Science, however, has long known that entrepreneurs are consistently overconfident.  If they weren't, they wouldn't launch startups.

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60 TIPS FOR A STUNNINGLY GREAT LIFE

60 TIPS FOR A STUNNINGLY GREAT LIFE | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these interesting tips:

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Download 400,000 high-res images from Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection

Download 400,000 high-res images from Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 400,000 images from its collection available for use in the public domain.
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