Arnold Siegel’s 7 Ideas for Staying Productive When You’re Dealing With Anxiety

Anxiety is a universal fact of life. We all feel it.

“We put pressure on ourselves to be successful,” says Arnold Siegel, contemporary American philosopher and founder of Autonomy and Life, “and we feel it from others too.”

Siegel literally wrote the book on sublimating anxiety in the service of a productive, self-actualized life.

Anxiety attack

Siegel has developed a philosophy of life for practical living. He directs his students in the following ways.

1. Take Responsibility for the Consequences of Your Actions

First, remember that the cavalry is not coming. The buck stops with each one of us; only we can take ultimate responsibility for our actions.…

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Does Mindfulness Training Have Business Benefits?

Buzzwords come and go in the corporate world. Many are short-lived fads championed and then dropped in a matter of weeks, but occasionally a workplace trend comes along that stands the test of time. Mindfulness is the latest buzzword to infiltrate the corporate world, and this one is here to stay.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing as it flows in and out of your body, allowing you to think and feel sensation more clearly. This method of mental training is growing in the West, and is following in yoga’s footsteps to become a billion dollar industry.…

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Habits Of Highly Effective Small Business Owners

It is easy to see that some people in the world of business stand out among all the others. A successful small business owner requires a particular skill set and disposition. People often wonder what makes those “high rollers” so successful in business.

Success habit

It does not take much to understand that success is earned, and those who are successful in small business instill a certain set of behaviors that allow them to be focused and purposeful in life and work. Take a look at a few winning habits of highly effective small business owners.

Effective leaders take care of themselves

Effective leadership takes focus and consistency.…

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Top 5 Habits of The Best World Leaders in History

The idea of being “successful” is indeed a matter of personal judgment. There are timeless truths and habits that helps one achieve success, regardless of one’s personality or industry he/she works in, or a point in history.

Mark Zuckerberg

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The world’s top leaders and professionals employ unique ways to boost their productivity. Then be it Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, Mahatma Gandhi or Barack Obama there are 5 simple habits that sets them apart from the crowd and makes them the best in their craft. Many of these can be easily integrated into our daily lives.

Here’s how:

1. They have their priorities clearly defined

Instead of gossiping with people, successful world leaders tend to invest heavily on learning new concepts or grooming a new skill.…

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Boost your Confidence, Boost your Success

In many ways the difference between running a small business and being a freelancer is that the pressures are greater. Everything comes down to you ultimately, it’s just that everything amounts to far more things!

Confident business owner

For freelancers, as for CEOs of small businesses, confidence and assertiveness are key. After all if you don’t have confidence in your own abilities, and demonstrate it, why should a prospective client or potential new hire have any confidence in you.

Confidence can be learnt

Some people are naturally more confident than others, but confidence can be learnt and developed. If you’re not naturally confidence this doesn’t have to put you at a disadvantage with a little disciplined practice.…

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Are you Achieving a Healthy Work-life Balance?

Vital for your well-being and your productivity at work, a healthy work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. Your blood pressure may be telling you one thing and your boss may be demanding another and we normally react by stretching ourselves a bit too far. It’s not until we end up exhausted, ill and worn down by life that we think about doing something about it.

Work-life balance

There is no need to panic however as by putting some simple strategies in place you will be able to achieve more in both your personal and work life. Read our tips for gaining control and restoring balance.…

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