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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Shared by Jeff Goins

brainpickings.org - By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft ...

How to (Effectively) Be a Feminist in the Workplace

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - And you don’t exactly work in a feminist workplace. Maybe you see some shit happening that shouldn’t be happening. (Note: because non-intersectional feminism is no feminism at all, this article wil...

6 Popular Job Search Tips You're Better Off Ignoring

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - You’re on the hunt for a new job, and your friends have offered you some well-intentioned advice. That’s great—unless you take their suggestions literally. Read on for six common job-hunting refrai...

The Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Boss Today

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - The best employees are often the ones who make their boss’ lives noticeably easier. But sometimes it can be hard for managers to realize exactly how much the work you’re doing is helping them out. ...

How To Banish Writer's Block With K.M.Weiland

Shared by Jeff Goins

thecreativepenn.com - Many creatives suffer periods of ‘block,’ but there are ways to get through. Today I talk to K.M.Weiland about the different kinds of writer’s block and how to deal with them. In the intro, I talk ...

How to Ask for a Deadline Extension Without Losing Your Street Cred

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - So, you kinda underestimated how long that new project would actually take. Or, you felt pressured to overcommit and now have way too much to do before Friday. Regardless of the situation, you’ve d...

21 Super Successful People Who Succeeded After Getting Fired

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Most people who have jobs worry about getting fired. That’s very odd when you consider that many, if not most, successful people have been fired at one time or another. Here are 21 of them, followe...

The Savvy Networker's Guide to Meeting an Internet Stranger IRL

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - We probably spend more (quality) time interacting with people—friends and strangers—on the internet than we do in real life. So, it’s no surprise that people are meeting professional contacts onlin...

23 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself

Shared by Lolly Daskal

inc.com - Motivation is something we're supposed to carry within us, but it doesn't always appear on its own. Sometimes we need a little help to find the motivation we need to run our businesses, to lead our...

The Real Reason Your Meetings Are So Unproductive

Shared by Fast Company

fastcompany.com - If your meetings are like most, there are two or three people who always speak up and a handful of others who hang on the sidelines. You could write that off as just a matter of differing personali...

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress

Shared by Lolly Daskal

inc.com - Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage. Stress is real, but we always have a choice...

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™ company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ens...

10 Times Elon Musk Had the Best Response

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Being a Silicon Valley billionaire comes with its pitfalls, one being that everything you say will be scrutinized by the public. Elon Musk doesn’t seem to mind though. Despite his position as the C...

The Bedtime Routines of 4 Exceptionally Successful People

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - This article originally published on August 9, 2015.  Weird fact: Mariah Carey sleeps about 15 hours a night. That’s about double the recommended minimum. The Grammy Award-winning pop siren snoozes...

How Entrepreneurial Singles Can Build a Business and Still Find Love

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy: Your path is filled with ups and downs, existential crises, self-doubt and more than a few evenings crying into a pillow. But, we do it. And we love it. Related: I...

Why Real-Life Results Don't Meet Buyer Persona Expectations

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - As content marketing gains steam as a strategy in the marketing world, more businesses are taking a stab at building buyer personas. According to Customer Think’s State of Buyer Personas survey, 57...

Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec's Simple Tip for Boosting Productivity

Shared by Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Apply now to be an Enterpreneur360™ company and let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » Robert Herjavec lives by his calendar. “If it doesn’t exist on my calendar, it’s not real,” h...

11 Questions "Game Of Thrones" Needs To Answer In The Season 6 Finale

Shared by Fast Company

fastcocreate.com - Game of Thrones is closing out its sixth, most off-book season on Sunday with its longest episode ever—a whopping 69 minutes!—and a Dothraki horde’s worth of loose ends left to tie up in its supers...

How To Become A Better Speaker This Year

Shared by Fast Company

fastcompany.com - With a New Year ahead of us, it's time to buckle down on resolutions, and that means prioritizing. You may have your sights set on a committing to a new exercise regimen or carving out more family ...

For Viet Thanh Nguyen, Author of ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Pulitzer but No Peace

Shared by Guy Kawasaki

nytimes.com - The American dream has been looking a little tattered recently, which makes “The Sympathizer” a historical novel that matches the current mood. “It’s fitting and proper that ‘The Sympathizer’ won t...

The Secret To Becoming an Impactful Influencer

Shared by Lolly Daskal

inc.com - Being an influencer means you've discovered how to impact others. It means you help lead people to new frontiers, shape their way of thinking, and foster meaningful change in their lives. There are...

How to Magnetize Your Twitter Account - Social Magnets

socialmagnets.net - So today I am writing about Growing your Twitter account! This post was inspired by the topic I was a guest on for #TwitterSmarter with the awesome Madalyn Sklar. Most people who know me know Twitt...

How to Pay Someone a Compliment Without Sounding Like an Insincere Suck Up

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Who doesn’t enjoy hearing that they did great work? Sure, you might respond awkwardly on occasion, but considering how nice it is to receive compliments, you’d assume it’d be pretty easy to dole ou...

A Science-Backed Apology Formula That'll Go Over a Lot Better Than "I'm Sorry"

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - When we screw up and others get caught in our wake, oftentimes an effective apology is the key to calming the waters so that it can again be smooth sailing for our relationships at work, home, or e...

7 Ways to Sound Polished and Powerful at Work

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - In an ideal world, career success would be based on meaningful factors like talent, original thinking, and performance. But in actuality, seemingly trivial influences exert a greater impact on how ...

Here's a Template to Write a Perfect (and Personalized!) Letter of Recommendation

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - A new email arrives in your inbox and you see it's from one of your former employees. You quickly glance over the subject line, and your eyes catch on one word: recommendation. Immediately, your st...

3 Crucial People You Need to Add to Your Network (But Probably Haven’t Even Considered)

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - If you were to ask friends, a lot of the same types would come up over and over again: the listener, the connector, the mentor. And while all of these contacts are important, there are a couple of ...

5 Expert-Backed Strategies for Never Missing a Deadline Again

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - The only thing that annoys me more than someone missing a deadline for something they owe me is being late for a deadline myself. The number one rule of business is reliability, and yet, for some r...

7 Strategies That'll Make it Easier for You to Talk in Front of a Group Without Wanting to Die

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - It’s commonly believed that the greatest fear common to humans is the fear of public speaking. Surprisingly, more people are afraid of standing before an audience than of dying—though I suppose the...

6 Decisions You Can Make Today That'll Make You Happier and More Successful

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices. Here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to ...

Whaaa? Playing Cards Against Humanity Can Help You Get a Job

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Unless you’ve been living on someone’s couch—or maybe because you have been—you’ve heard of Cards Against Humanity, the fill-in-the-blank game with a dark twist. Think Apples to Apples for people w...

26 Songs That’ll Keep You Going Strong During a Long (Long!) Job Search

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - You’re working on an attention-grabbing resume, a top-notch cover letter, and an eye-catching LinkedIn headline. Fast forward to Day 30: You’re still working on all these things, but with a lot les...

13 Honest Facts About Your Job Search, According to a Recruiter Who Doesn't Beat Around the Bush

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Try dropping these three words at a cocktail party and you’re guaranteed at least one response—if not several—of, “I hate recruiters.” Needless to say, I knew I had hit a career high point to merit...

5 TED Talks That'll Motivate You to Be a Better, More Inspiring Leader

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Leadership. It’s a simple concept—but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) pract...

37 Disney Quotes That Will Inspire Your Career

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themuse.com - As Disneyland kicks off festivities in the run up to its 60th anniversary on July 17, I thought it would be a good time to remember some of the inspiring words of Disney film characters (and Walt D...

12 Habits of People Who Always Fulfill Their Dreams

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused, and confident in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities and tend to be ext...

Nail the Answer to "Why Do You Want This Job?" Using This Super Easy Formula

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - You’re in the middle of an interview, and things are moving along beautifully. Your prospective employer seems to like and trust you. You’ve both shared a few stories. And, bonus, you even made you...

What to Do When That One Lazy Co-worker is Holding You Up

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - You’ve had that project highlighted on your to-do list for weeks—or months—but something keeps getting in the way of you checking it off your list. There’s a bottleneck in the process, and it’s one...

Best News Ever: A Career Change Doesn't Have to Be So Big and Scary

Shared by The Muse

themuse.com - Does the idea of a career change make you hyperventilate (despite how uninspired you’re feeling at your current job)? Well, here’s some good news. You don’t have to go from being an editorial assis...

Injecting Your Passion, Values and Purpose into Your Business | 7 Graces of Marketing

Shared by Lynn Serafinn

the7gracesofmarketing.com - 7 Graces co-director Nancy Goodyear explains how aligning your business with what you care most about can make work more enjoyable, satisfying and fulfilling. Running a business takes a lot of time...

The Best Idea for Unloading Unsold Art

artbizblog.com - We received loads of good ideas for what to do with earlier artwork that is taking up emotional energy and inventory space. Many of you wanted to donated it to charity, sell it at a steep discount,...

15 Quotes For More Confidence Than Kanye - The Creative Introvert

Shared by Cat Rose

thecreativeintrovert.com - “Jay is Kweli’s favorite rapper, 50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper, and I’m my favorite rapper.” That pretty much sums him up right? Arrogance aside, I can’t help but think we could ALL use just a spr...

A Successful Art Business... Do You REALLY Want it Badly Enough? | MartinStellar.com

Shared by MartinStellar

martinstellar.com - There was an interesting response to one of yesterday’s survey questions. “Where would you like to be in 5 years from now – what would your art business look like?” “I would like it to be running s...

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Developing creativity and personal growth for multitalented people. My sites include Talent Development Resources; Developing Creativity; The Creative Mind; HighAbility; HighlySensitive; TheInnerActor; TheInnerEntrepreneur and others.

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