But why is procrastination such a challenge to combat? Avoiding your to-do list is a common problem that seems like it should have a simple solution. After all, we just need to motivate ourselves to do whatever it is we’re putting off, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Our tendency to procrastinate has very little to do with willpower and self-control and everything to do with emotion regulation. When we think about completing a task, we project how we’ll feel about undertaking that activity. If we predict that it’s going to be unpleasant, we procrastinate. The different ways we’re wired to procrastinate Of course, emotions are complicated. Two people can experience the same emotions but have completely different triggers for them. And that’s what Dr. Linda Sapadin, a licensed psychologist, success coach, and coauthor of It’s About Time!: The Six Styles Of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them discovered. “Some people in … [Read more...] about How to combat procrastination, based on your personality type
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You can inherit money, win the lottery or find cash on the street but you only have so much time and that's it. Deep Patel Published 6:00 am CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Photo: Doucefleur | Getty Images Photo: Doucefleur | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Doucefleur | Getty Images Why Defending Your Time Will Make You More Successful 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If time is money, why do we give it away so easily? It’s important to recognize that time is actually more valuable than money. It’s nonrenewable -- once it’s gone, it’s gone. No amount of cash can bring it back. That’s why this resource should be protected like any … [Read more...] about Why Defending Your Time Will Make You More Successful
Leave it to the Marines to turn a annual fire safety demonstration into a fun-filled flamethrower festival. Their annual Christmas tree bonfire is yearly event that was started by the Parris Island Fire Department to educate the public about the dangers of a dry Christmas tree, which is highly flammable, 1st Lt. Bryan McDonnell, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island spokesman told Business Insider. The Marines then added a flamethrower, excitedly pulling a World War II-era weapon out of the museum. The flamethrower The flamethrower used at the annual Christmas tree bonfire is an actual Marine-issued M2 flamethrower maintained by the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Command Museum, Mr. Eric Junger, G3 Curriculum Department, told BI. The M2, an iconic weapon for Marines storming islands in the Pacific during the World War II, “is the most successful and longest serving model of flamethrower ever produced,” he explained. It could effectively pour flame on targets … [Read more...] about The Marines are torching Christmas trees with WWII flamethrowers — and people are loving it
Self-care is the key to good health and well-being. Deep Patel Published 6:00 am CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Photo: Ingo Roesler | Getty Images Photo: Ingo Roesler | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Ingo Roesler | Getty Images 8 Self-Care Tips From Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Entrepreneurs are often terrible at taking care of themselves. They pride themselves on working long hours and barely leaving their desks. If you have ever found yourself still hunched over the computer in the wee hours of the morning, and suddenly realized the only thing you ate that day was from a vending machine, then you know exactly what I mean. It … [Read more...] about 8 Self-Care Tips From Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs
Business This originally appeared on Quora. Answered by Michael Brulotte. As a resume and cover letter writer, I’ve worked with people from all walks of life—blue collar, white collar, professionals, and high-ranking executives—conceptualizing, polishing, perfecting, or completely overhauling their resumes. One thing consistently surprises me: there seems to be a low correlation between a person’s career success and their capacity to compose a solid resume. I often wonder how people have made it as far as they have with the resumes they’ve been using. The one that surprised me the most was the curriculum vitae of a successful lawyer. “A lawyer needs help writing?” I thought to myself. But did he ever, and it was obvious at first sight. Columns weren’t aligned, spelling conventions were inconsistent, important accomplishments were buried by run-on sentences, action verbs were weak and shifted tense for no reason, the … [Read more...] about What are the Most Common Mistakes Made on Resumes?