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6 Simple Tactics to Regain Clarity and Achieve Your Goals

6 Simple Tactics to Regain Clarity and Achieve Your Goals | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No matter what you wish to achieve in life, the richest, most complete life experience requires that you have an enhanced clarity about life and your goals for life. When you have this clarity, goal achievement comes as a natural result.
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Apple Gadgets Calling Home Help Nail Steve Jobs’ Burglar

Apple Gadgets Calling Home Help Nail Steve Jobs’ Burglar | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In the end, it was Apple's own technology that helped police track down the man who burglarized Steve Jobs' home last month.
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Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader

Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

People who strive for a leadership position are held in higher esteem than those who do not. A second-class message lingers about employees who do not strive to move up the ladder — despite their vast contributions to the end goal.


 


We can work to replace this misguided culture with communication and action that change the dynamic and truly value the entire team.

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How to Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind for Solutions to Your Problems

How to Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind for Solutions to Your Problems | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The subconscious mind is a mysterious thing. In fact, there is still much that scientists don’t understand about how our mind/brain works.
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Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems

Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Without making sure you have taken care of your priorities first, the world will make demands of you that will crowd out your biggest priorities.
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The Power of Music, Tapped in a Cubicle

The Power of Music, Tapped in a Cubicle | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
THE guy in the next cubicle is yammering away on the phone. Across the room, someone begins cursing loudly at a jammed copy machine.

The headphones on the other end of your desk suddenly look very appealing. Would anyone mind if you tapped into your iTunes playlist for a while?
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London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteers

London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
London 2012: Olympics success down to 70000 volunteersThe IndependentHaving just finished his final exams in mechanical engineering at Bath University and with a job lined up, instead of taking a well-earned rest he was giving up his last summer...
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TED: Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix - Kirby Ferguson (2012)

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
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12 Most Expendable Phrases in Business Writing

12 Most Expendable Phrases in Business Writing | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Get out your red pens. It’s time to rewrite tired old phrases that need to be retired from the business world. We can start with these 12:

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12 Most Obvious Clues that Nobody is Listening to You

12 Most Obvious Clues that Nobody is Listening to You | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

There is not a single person who talks only because they like to talk. People who like to talk are in essence people who like to be listened to, people who like to be heard. When we talk, we want to know that the person across from us cares about our opinions, thoughts and feelings. Listening is not enough, we want to be heard. Listening to someone means that we care enough to think about someone other than ourselves.


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The 10 Reasons Why We Fail, Boiled Down to 1

The 10 Reasons Why We Fail, Boiled Down to 1 | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

I’ve been enjoying reading David DiSalvo’s blog here on Forbes lately. David is, as I understand it, primarily a science writer with a friendly, populist voice – a great combination.

 

Today I read his post The 10 Reasons Why We Fail. I noticed that none of his reasons are about external forces: he very accurately offers ten different ways our thinking leads us astray. When I finished the post, my immediate mental summary was:

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What's the cost of a gold medal?

What's the cost of a gold medal? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Taking part in the Olympics incurs major financial and emotional costs, with rewards for only a select few...
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People love their tablets, report says

People love their tablets, report says | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A new study shows that users are more satisfied with their tablets than their smartphones, and among tablets the iPad is king. Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Internet & Media.
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Tiny Steps to Overcome the Fear of Judgment

Tiny Steps to Overcome the Fear of Judgment | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I can choose not to assume that people are judging me, thinking they’re better than me. I can assume people see the best in me—as I’m able to see in them when I stop obsessing about myself.
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10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done

10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Reading a book is like undergoing a chemical reaction.

You’ll never be exactly the same when you finish a book, because every book has the power to teach you, encourage you and shape you.
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The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Your Headphones Without Losing Your Mind

The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Your Headphones Without Losing Your Mind | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Wrapping up your earbuds always ends up being an ordeal: they come undone in your bag, they get tangled, and are just a big pain in the butt. Wouldn't it be nice if tangled headphones were a thing of the past?
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8 Surprising Characteristics of Winners at the London Olympics

8 Surprising Characteristics of Winners at the London Olympics | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What do successful Olympic athletes have in common? Do they train until exhaustion sets in? Are they positive thinkers? Do they grind through adversity? Have they set gold-medal goals? Indeed, these characteristics are often associated with athletic success. But when Olympic winners are asked about their state of mind, physical preparation, and journey to the top, they almost always define their experience in a different fashion.
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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google Chrome is the go-to browser for many, especially those who work on the web. Despite its speed and fluid functionality, we’re always looking for shortcuts that can save us time on repetitive or mundane tasks. Fewer copy/pastes or emails each day can make you more efficient in the long-run.

1. Screen Capture: Screenshots will only render what's visible on your monitor. If you want to grab an entire web page, this handy extension couldn't be simpler to use.Click here to view this gallery.
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Simple Living and High Thinking – Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s Life

Simple Living and High Thinking – Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Mahatma Gandhi, a man of true words, a great leader, a true fighter who set an example of simple living and high thinking for us. Non-violence, truth, inspiration and great leadership qualities are what come to our mind when we hear his name.
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How To Avoid Embarrassment With One Magic Question

How To Avoid Embarrassment With One Magic Question | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Sure, you don't HAVE to make sure you understood their question. Total embarrassment is an option.
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ZenHabits: Be Inspired

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You are overcome with laziness and procrastination, feeling unmotivated, stuck, can’t get started.
You are not alone.
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Rock Bottom: How Great Leaders Triumph Over Failure

Rock Bottom: How Great Leaders Triumph Over Failure | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs was fired from his own company; Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison; and Abraham Lincoln failed in business, had a nervous breakdown, and was defeated in eight elections. So how did all these people achieve such extraordinary success?
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What Should You Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay?

What Should You Do When the Boss Begs You to Stay? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation—and it will become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay.
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Social Media Connects London 2012 Athletes, Attendees [VIDEO]

Social Media Connects London 2012 Athletes, Attendees [VIDEO] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
For the lucky ones in London who get to watch the Olympic games in person, social media brings them even closer to the athletes.
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What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life?

What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

There are a number of things research says we can do to make life better but we don't need to do them every day:

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