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Self-Improvement for Business Leaders: Acknowledging a Fatal Flaw

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fortune 500 executives believe they accurately know their true strengths and faults. These leaders also think they can identify areas where they need self-improvement, but two Harvard Business Review columnists learned that the administrators' insights were incorrect.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Career Advice

Self-Improvement by Adjusting Your Focus From Goals to the Process

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Most people are familiar with the process of setting goals. You decide you want to achieve something. You work toward that goal until you achieve it. One entrepreneur, James Clear, though, has another idea for self-improvement. No matter what you want to achieve, he suggests focusing on systems rather than the goal. With the systems approach, you are focused more on the process than on the end result, but the end result happens because you worked on the process.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement: Overcoming the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety and depression are rampant in our world, and while many cases are due to chemical imbalances or extreme circumstances, a fair share can be attributed to unfulfillment and the disappointment of unmet expectations. While the feelings that spring from the latter stimuli can seem overwhelming, there is good news. Much of the unfulfillment and disappointment in our lives can be mitigated by simply being honest with ourselves.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Career Success is About More Than Doing the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Being a great employee is about more than just having the right education and training to perform your job well. A Financial Express article from earlier this year talked about some of the other skills you need if you want to succeed in your profession.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Invest in Yourself During National Self-Improvement Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

January 1 is a popular time to evaluate our lives and think about the areas we want to improve before the new year ends. We think of broad goals: lose weight, get a new job, eat better, learn a new language, etc. But for many of us, September and October can also be a catalyst for change and renewed focus on self-improvement.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

From Self-Discipline to Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether it is losing weight, focusing better at work, making more friends, or something else, most people want to improve their lives. Unfortunately, sometimes our own self-discipline is holding us back from self-improvement. Yet, there are several things you can do to improve your self-discipline.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

26 Year Old Millionaire Says People Should Skip Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

During a CNBC interview earlier this year, 26-year-old millionaire Brian Wong said that people should not focus on self-improvement. On the surface, this might seem like a strange comment. After all, aren't we all working to be better people and improve ourselves?

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Boost Your Productivity: Five Tips You Probably Haven't Considered

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You could work hard, but you should work smart. If you feel like your output is greater than your results, then you're probably not working smart. If you've ever sought out how to improve performance, then you already know to write out your goals and seclude yourself from distractions.

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Topics: Productivity, Self-Improvement

Improve Your Productivity by Taking Care of Yourself

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're job-seeking or settled in your position, it's easy to get stressed out. Long hours at work coupled with the rigors of life all too often lead to a decrease in self-care. And neglecting to take care of yourself can take a toll on your health and your overall productivity.

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Topics: Productivity, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement: Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Do you like the person you see when you look in the mirror? Not just the image, but the whole person? A poor self-image can sabotage your happiness, your success, and can throw cold water in your face even on days when you've accomplished something you feel good about.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

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