Category: Interviews With Experts

Interviews With Experts

How To Make The World A Better Place: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

ny people aren’t happy with the way things are going right now. You want to make the world a better place -- but you don’t have superpowers (I think that’s a safe assumption) and you don’t get to vote all that often. Actually, it's worse than that. It turns out many of the philanthropic things we can do don't work all that well. And the way we go about engaging in them is fraught with problems too -- like cognitive biases. And then…

10 minutes
Be More Productive

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

ow long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? 1 minute? Try 6 seconds. From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: In reality, 70 percent of office emails are read within six seconds of arriving. Yes, Houston, we have…

9 minutes
Be More Productive

How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert

'd all like to know how to stay calm under pressure. Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But that always leaves the lingering question: "But does this stuff work in the real world?" So who really knows about being cool as a cucumber under the most intense pressure imaginable? I'd read that when top bomb disposal experts approach a device designed to kill them, their heart rate actually goes down. Folks, I think…

9 minutes
Be A Great Communicator

10 Things The Most Successful People Do Every Day

at habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments? One guy wanted to know. So he talked to over 200 world-class achievers to learn from them. Now I happen to enjoy interviewing experts to get insights -- but if somebody wants to do all the heavy lifting for me, well, I'm not gonna say no. So I figured I should give that guy a call... Tim Ferriss is the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. His new…

14 minutes
Be Happier

Research Reveals 5 Powerful Rituals That Will Make You Resilient

ery now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad? There are all kinds of strategies for feeling happier and showing grit. But most of them are very conscious and deliberate. And the truth is, most of what we do every day isn't all that conscious and deliberate. Ever since Freud, we've known that a lot of our behavior is unconscious. If that's the case, shouldn't you leverage your…

11 minutes
Be More Productive

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

u know what you're supposed to be doing... but you've come down with a really bad case of "I-don't-feel-like-it." You just don't have any motivation. Ever feel like that? Well, you're not alone... Research shows lack of motivation is at a record high. Today more than 50% of American workers feel disengaged at their jobs. From Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations: According to Gallup, which has been collecting data on employee engagement for many years, American workers are generally…

9 minutes
Be A Great Communicator

How To Live The Good Life: 4 Easy Secrets Backed By Research

ch of being an adult is about controlling your emotions -- or even dampening them. But in the end, you want all these adult-y things you do to lead to positive emotions, right? "The good life" is all about how you feel. Yet feelings aren't very welcome in the workplace and they're not taught much in schools. So as adults we get plenty of practice in controlling emotions but little info when it comes to boosting them. How do we learn about feeling good and…

7 minutes
Be A Great Communicator

This Is How To Improve Your Writing: 7 Easy Expert Secrets

metimes you don't know what you want to say. Other times you don't know the right way to say it. And very often you can't get your butt in the chair to write anything at all. Whether it's reports and presentations for the office, that great novel you'd love to write, or the movie you can see in your head that hasn't made its way to the page yet, you could definitely use some tips on how to improve your writing. Well, let's…

12 minutes

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