50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms

1. Stop consuming caffeine. Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it simply to get back to our status quo. When we’re off it, we underperform and become incapable. Isn’t this absurd? In his book The Untethered Soul, […]

Tell It Like It Is: Radical Candor Is the Feedback Method Your Startup Needs

Honesty is key when it comes to feedback. But many leaders are inhibiting growth by not being honest enough with their employees. What does true honesty look like? A spokesperson for online clothing retailer Thread shared with BuzzFeed an example of the typical feedback an employee might receive from the CEO, which reads: “We often […]

Entrepreneurs, Beware This Terrible Way of Networking on Social Media

There’s a trend emerging on social media. Someone you don’t know but who may be connected to some of your friends or your network sends you a friend request. Shortly after, they send you a private message or email telling you what they want from you. Every single day, I get these type of friend […]

The Embarrassing Beginning of My Entrepreneurial Journey

When I walked onto campus at the University of South Florida for the first time, I was deadset on becoming a doctor. On the first day of school, I proudly strutted into the registration office and declared myself PRE-MED. (I imagined the giant diploma, framed and hanging in my luxury office 10 years later…) “You […]

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress. Related: 10 Habits of Unlikeable People Studies have long shown […]

5 Things Successful People Don’t Do

No. 1: They don’t blame others for where they’re at. Successful people operate differently from the average person—that’s no secret. After all, they didn’t get to their unique positioning in the world by following the same path as everyone else. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for becoming successful, there are specific things to avoid […]