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LIFE:  Five easy ways to get to know your neighbors

LIFE: Five easy ways to get to know your neighbors

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | I smelled something so awful on the floor of our New York City apartment building; I knew our neighbor must be dead. I called the police to report it, and they asked her name…

I didn’t know.

Fortunately, about that time, I opened the microwave to discover it was 3-day old broccoli. I was relieved, yet embarrassed that I didn’t know who the heck my neighbor was.

Do you know your neighbor’s name?

According to a Harris Survey only 53 percent of Americans do. This reveals a big problem.

by · 08/22/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
FANNING: Make your self-doubt become an advantage

FANNING: Make your self-doubt become an advantage

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | I know sometimes you doubt yourself. I know that you loose sleep sometimes when you’re taking on a taking a business risk, preparing an important presentation, or when your back is up against the wall with the looming deadline of an ambitiously project.

And I know the familiar questions that probably come up in your head. Can I really do this? What if I fail? What if I make a mistake that cost me my job or business?

by · 07/17/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
FOCUS:  How to get people to listen to you

FOCUS: How to get people to listen to you

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | What do you do when you have the solution but no one is listening to you? Do you say it louder, tell the boss or keep saying it until you just give up in resentment?

If you’ve experienced this frustration, I’ve got a much easier approach to share with you. Try using the language of success to increase:

* Effective communication
* Openness to your ideas
* Acceptance of your requests.

In life, it seems easier to rely on job titles and organizational authority to get things done. This shows up whenever someone at a higher level in the organization asks (makes) someone else at a lower level do something, for example, when the CEO tells a manager to implement a new system or program. This can be effective short term, especially in a crisis when every second counts. But when it’s used repeatedly, this approach starts to lose its power.

by · 06/27/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
FANNING:  Five lessons from coaching kids’ soccer

FANNING: Five lessons from coaching kids’ soccer

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | Ever thought you were going to “teach” someone something new, but then you quickly discover that you’re the one who is really the student?

Well that’s exactly what happened to me in two seasons of coaching ages 5-6 girls’ soccer. Turns out you can pick up a lot of lessons while coaching a sport, and they have practical application in your everyday work and life. Here are five life lessons I learned from coaching kids’ soccer:

by · 06/06/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers
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FANNING: How to make your unproductive time more productive

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | What time of the day does your personal productivity naturally decrease?

According to the Daily Mail, the most unproductive time in the work day is 2:55 p.m. Interestingly, that’s also when social media usage spikes.

by · 04/18/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
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CAREERS: How the first minute at your desk can transform your day

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | The most important moment of your day is your first minute at your desk. Choose wisely how you spend it. It can mean the difference between a huge infusion of positive momentum or getting sucked down the rabbit hole into a day of non-stop fire drills and chaos.

by · 03/28/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
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FANNING: A 3-step process to help you reduce stress

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | Can you imagine spending $70+ for a massage and then walking out more stressed that when you arrived?

My client was getting regular massages but couldn’t completely turn her mind off and relax. She would vent to her masseuse about being overwhelmed at work! So she started this simple process I’ll share with you today, and finally zoned out for the first time during her massage. Ahhh!

by · 02/22/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers, Views
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CAREERS: A 3-step process to get your “gotta do” work done

By Ben Fanning, contributing editor | Ever struggle to get your most important work done? Maybe even find it rolling from one to-do list to the next without ever making much progress?

When I tackled the “gotta do” work of writing my #1 bestselling book, The Quit Alternative, there were lots of days I didn’t want to write. This important work could have dragged on for years because there was always plenty of other work to distract me.

by · 01/25/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Careers