If I Am Living a Good Life, Why Should I Bother Learning New Stuff?

A person might have a great job, a nice house, and a great group of friends. They might feel they have everything they need, and so, they just settle, stop moving and pushing themselves. After all, their #life seems to be going fine. You might have seen this with friends or acquaintances. This is fine for a time; but the problem is, while a person stops moving or stops pushing themselves, the world keeps spinning. Time moves forward. Staying in the same place and not seeking self-improvement has the exact…

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Does Learning Everything Make You Good at Nothing? Not Necessarily

How would you define an expert? Experts tend to be seen as people who are extremely focused in one area and devote much of their time towards gaining and expanding knowledge in their particular subject. Repetitive practice, time and effort is usually thought of as the way to become truly talented and knowledgable in your one field. But is this really the case? Why Being Too Focused Slows Us Down While being solely focused on one thing can seem like the logical way to become an expert, it can actually…

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How Learning From a Top Salesperson Turns You From Good to Great

Ask any successful business owner about the one skill that contributed to their success. Without a doubt, they’d say “sales skills.” You might be thinking, “This doesn’t apply to me – I’m not a #salesperson or business owner!” But if you think about selling as explaining the logic and benefits of a decision, then everyone needs sales skills. It’s the art of persuasion. The job of a salesperson is to get customers to buy products and services. To convince people that their product is the best, a salesperson needs to…

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How We've Been Learning Wrong

What is #learning, really? At the heart of it, do you approach learning something as truly consuming it, letting it ruminate and understanding it before applying what you know? Or do you simply memorize information that’s being fed to you and consider that “knowledge”? If it’s the latter, you may be using learning as an excuse to avoid putting in effort. I know I have #been guilty of simply memorizing information for an exam or paper and realizing I couldn’t recall any of the facts afterward. In school I never…

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Is It Normal to Feel Jealous of Your Good Friends? Yes but You Can Reduce It by Learning These

I could literally #feel my friend’s jealousy seething through my Facebook feed. After posting a status update of myself sipping from a freshly picked coconut on the beach in Fiji I noted how a few “I *really* hate you now”, casual comments on my wall reflected something much deeper. Intense jealousy. I have been on the other side of the fence. Having 4 cents and being $70,000 in debt nearly a decade ago I secretly despised the fact that some #good buddies of mine were living their dreams. Feeling #jealous…

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Successful People Make Learning a Daily Habit Effortlessly by Mastering These 4 Tricks

It seems more and more difficult to find #people nowadays who love reading books even when they are not forced to. As soon as we get out of school, we are eager to reject any form of #learning, including reading books of our own free will: never reading another book in their life seems to be true for one-third of high school graduates, and even 42% of college graduates follow their path. Very high percent of adults and families also shy away from going into a bookstore, buying a book,…

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10 Learning Habits That Make Einstein the Smartest Person in the World

Contrary to popular belief, Albert #Einstein was a great student and a brilliant individual from the day he was born. There have been rumors that he was a poor student, especially in math, but this has been corrected as of late. While the untrue rumor may have inspired many people to keep going, despite poor grades, just because it was untrue doesn’t mean you can’t still learn something from the brilliant man. But genius does not mean super-human, and Einstein himself had to figure out his own #learning style. The…

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