Practical Tips on How to Find Your Purpose in Life

finding your life purposeIt’s the age-old question asked by people in different parts of the world – “What is my purpose in life?” In other words, “What am I here to accomplish?Figuring out your place in the world can be a difficult feat, especially since nowadays, people expect you to have it all figured out at an early age. For a few lucky people, the calling does come early, and they spend their days living out their dream. But what about the rest of us?

For those of us who found our purpose later in life (or for those who are still searching), all is not lost. First, figure out why you are searching for your life purpose. Is it because of a deep interest in what you were meant to do in life, or because someone Continue reading

5 Tips That Will Help You Believe in Yourself

believe in yourselfMost people on the planet are divided into two types: people who believe in themselves and those who don’t. The one category of people goes with the flow, while the other one achieves positive results in life.

Here are a few tips that will help you discover your potential and believe in yourself:

1. Do not complicate your life

With the help of simple logic we can conclude that our faith in our abilities has a great impact on our inferences that affect our choices and decisions. If a person on a subconscious level persuades himself that Continue reading

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Willpower

boost willpowerWe all struggle with ourselves at times. Many times it is hard for us to make decisions, and finally we get stuck in life situations unable to find the way out.

In her new book, the author Katie Morton analyzes the habits that strengthen willpower. Here they are:

1. Make clear what is that you want

How can you know if you should Continue reading

Do You Need Art School To Be Successful?

art school successFor aspiring artists, the prospect of art school can be daunting.  It’s competitive, it’s expensive – but when you get past that, it can be one of the most life-altering experiences for an artist.  You get special opportunities, you make countless connections (socially and professionally), and you’ll learn about all aspects of art – you’ll get a well-rounded education, including art history, various forms of studio art, and design.  Interested in art school?  Read on:

A competitive edge

In the art world, people sometimes assume no degree is needed for success.  That’s not to say it’s advisable – stardom, though tied to talent, almost has more to do with winning the metaphorical lottery.  For most of us, it’s simply not going to happen.  Continue reading

10 Psychology Tricks to Get People to Do What You Want

get people to do what you want1. Reaction to kindness, or Benjamin Franklin effect

History tells us that Benjamin Franklin wanted to befriend a person who did not really like him. This person was looking for a rare book, which Franklin had. When Benjamin learned about this, he let this person to borrow this rare book, and when the book was returned to the owner, Benjamin simply thanked him. As a result, they became best friends.

As Franklin used to say: “Those for whom you’ve done good once, will be ready to respond with much more good than you offered”…

2. Try asking for more than you actually need to get.

This idea is very simple and is akin to trading on the market. This will never fail to work for you. You have to augment your needs if you are of interest to someone. First, you will most likely get refused. Do not give up, and give it some time. In 95% of cases, the person who are interested in you will Continue reading

10 Key Skills of Successful People

successful people skillsIf we note the behavior of many successful leaders in business, economics, politics, or personal development, you will find out that there are at least 10 key skills possessed by all these people.

1. Critical thinking

All successful leaders have a powerful skill of critical thinking. The ability to quickly assess and analyze the situation to identify the main possible problems that should be solved is the key to success in any business.

2. Creative thinking

Many leaders have different skills and talents that help them think “differently”. They have the ability to think “beyond the box” and explore the potential of new ideas that other people may find too risky, crazy or stupid.

3. Ability to listen

Great leaders are great listeners. Cleverly focusing their energy on tasks that involve listening, they intently listen to everything the others say, which allows them to take the most accurate and informed decision.

4. Love of reading

The habit of reading is vitally necessary for professional and personal success. Leaders in any area tend to be avid readers and process huge amounts of information coming in from the reports, papers, documents, books, etc. Maybe not all leaders have mastered speed reading, but they always perfectly capture the main ideas of the context of materials they are reading.

5. Writing skills

Maybe they do not write often. Maybe they do not write much. But when they do, all that is written is concise, clear and to the point.

6. Communication skills

Perhaps this is one of the most important skills of successful people. The best leaders are good speakers. They can communicate their ideas to an audience of… read more

8 Simple Techniques to Persuade and Influence People

persuade and influence people1. Framing

This technique is often used in politics. The most popular example of framing is the inheritance tax. Politicians opposed to this tax will call it “death tax”. The use of the word “death” instead of “inheritance” causes all kinds of unpleasant associations.

Framing is a fairly unobtrusive technique, but using emotive words such as “death”, you will have more chances to convince people to accept your point of view. Continue reading

8 Common Tricks Your Mind Plays on You

mind trapsCheck out this list of deceptions our own minds play on us.

1. I would have been happier if I worked less.

Our minds often tend to come up with this argument, when we think that we would be happier if we did not have to work. We imagine in our heads a life full of pleasures and start falsely assuming that this would make us happier. However, the reality is that idleness is often the main cause of boredom and depression. We are hardworking and creative by nature. We have to solve problems and improve ourselves in order to be happy. Get up and put your heart and soul into something meaningful to you and you will see Continue reading

Developing Your Strength through Confidence

self confidence careerSo much of being successful in business is about self confidence, that if you’re not the most confident person in the world – it can feel like the whole industry is against you. Perhaps you’ve had more than a few disastrous interviews in the past, or maybe most of your interviews appear to go well on the day but never result in anything. Do you find it hard not to fidget when you’re nervous? What about speaking – do your words get caught in your throat when you’re anxious?

Whilst it’s completely natural to feel nervous in high pressure situations – you shouldn’t have to with crippling self confidence issues and you don’t have to. There are ways you can conquer those voices in your head that tell you you’re not good enough. There are clear, direct steps that you can take to squash those voices and replace them with a new found confidence.

Dress Well

If you’ve got a big job interview or presentation scheduled and you can afford the extra expense – buy yourself a ‘success outfit.’ If you it makes you look good, it will make you feel good. Continue reading

How to Find Your Way through Career Change

career changeOften, individuals find themselves in a complicated situation about their career. It is normal to feel disoriented and dreadful working with the same career field, and seek career change. While the prospect seems alluring, keep in mind that the grass looks greener on the other side always. It is not easy to undo your education and re-educate yourself with a new professional field. There are a lot of things you need to consider to find your way through a career change.

1. Do you really need career change?

Ask yourself – do you want to change the career or are you dissatisfied with the present work portfolio in the company? If it’s the second option, you still love your work and it will be good to switch to another company for better job and growth prospects than feel stagnant and disdainful in the present one. Continue reading