What should you do to become successful? Learn self-improvement tips to develop skills, attitudes, and qualities that will bring you closer to success.

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with 7 No-Nonsense Techniques

As much as it may pain us to do it, stepping out of our comfort zone is where we find growth. Remaining where we feel comfortable often leads us to miss out on important and exciting opportunities. This can lead to both regrets and being trapped in the same routine.…

How to Have Self-Control in Difficult Situations with 5 Strategies

How different would your life look if you had better self-control? Learning how to have self-control is one of the most valuable skills a person can have. Improving it will go a long way in helping you handle difficult situations. Like anything, this is a skill that you can develop,…

Survivorship Bias and 4 Examples of How It Can Distort Your Thinking

There are many cognitive biases that influence our decisions and judgements, but have you ever heard of survivorship bias? I hadn’t until I read about a particular problem and a very clever man who solved it. Survivorship Bias and WWII Fighter Planes Here’s the problem. It’s 1943 and we are…

What Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory Teaches Us about Failure and Success

Bandura’s self-efficacy theory is a widely accepted method in psychology which helps us develop confidence in ourselves. Developed in the late 90s by Albert Bandura, the self-efficacy theory attempts to explain why people deal with challenges differently. Ever wondered why some of us are more apt to deal with failure and…

14 Examples of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation and How to Use Both

We all need that push to complete mundane or overwhelming tasks. That's what motivation provides. These are big words, but we'll make them more digestible. We'll also show you examples of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and explain how to use both types. What is extrinsic and intrinsic motivation People may…

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: How to Boost This Powerful Connection

Does your ability to lead others all come down to your EQ? Cognitive intelligence is, of course, important - especially for leadership. But if you're looking to really improve how you lead others, emotional intelligence and leadership go hand-in-hand. More information and research are revealing how this emotional intelligence, or EQ,…

5 Signs You Have a Fixed Mindset and How You Can Challenge It

Is a success in life determined by your mindset? Some people can succeed despite having very difficult circumstances in their lives. Others seem to have trouble finding success even though they seem to have everything going for them. This comes down to a growth vs fixed mindset. Why do people…

What Is Planning Fallacy and 4 Ways You Can Avoid It

If you feel your organization skills are somewhat lacking, you may be falling victim to the planning fallacy. We are all guilty of mistaken planning, leaving us rushing to meet deadlines and finish tasks we thought we had plenty of time to finish. However, it happens to some of us…

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes with These 13 Mind Hacks

Everyone wants to think like Sherlock Holmes, the most famed and impressive detective of all time. Although he is a fictional character, Sherlock Holmes is famous for his intelligent detective skills and sharp perception. To many, it may seem as though real people could never reach this level of awareness.…