What Business to Start? Look in the Mirror. Depends on You.

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I’ve always said that what business is right for you depends not on the market, or what’s hot, but on who you are. So look in the mirror. I get a steady flow of questions about what business to start, and I see them almost every day on Quora.com, my favorite question-answer platform. With this in mind, I always say…

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How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

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The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people need to make every day. They can’t be plagued with the fear that every decision is a possible mistake. If surgeons waited until they felt absolutely sure that they were making the correct decision in life-threatening instances, they probably wouldn’t be saving many lives.

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What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity

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It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an upcoming project. Before you fire off an email, ask yourself, “Is this urgent?” If you’re sending the email simply because you don’t want to forget, your employee may not know your response expectations, and this can cause stress that negatively impacts your staff’s productivity and performance.

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Autodesk Live Aims To Change Building Design With Video Game-Like Walk-Throughs

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While trying to design a set of high-end homes, Frank Wolbertus and his colleagues at TBI-KennisLab had an idea. Wolbertus had been testing a tool from Autodesk that within minutes could turn building designs into video game-like 3D worlds. Wouldn’t it be nice if TBI—one of the largest building companies in the Netherlands—could share those walk throughs with the home-buyers? Although the tool was still in development and under a non-disclosure agreement, Autodesk gave the go-ahead.

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What Business to Start? Look in the Mirror. Depends on You.

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I’ve always said that what business is right for you depends not on the market, or what’s hot, but on who you are. So look in the mirror. I get a steady flow of questions about what business to start, and I see them almost every day on Quora.com, my favorite question-answer platform. With this in mind, I always say…

Read the source article at Tim Berry’s Blog

9 Ways to Reignite Your Business Passion

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It’s hard to always be feeling “up” in the world of business. There are always going to be those times when there just isn’t any “mojo” left for anything. The real problems arise when it’s not just a bad morning or a bad day, but a bad year. Over the years I’ve certainly had those moments and I had to learn how to pull myself out of this kind of funk. So here are my 9 top strategies for reconnecting with your business. 1. Finally have that holiday you’ve been dreaming of for years.

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Can AI Help The Mentally Ill?

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An emotional crisis doesn’t surface only in a therapy appointment. For those suffering depression, PTSD, or other mental health challenges, a breakdown can be a slow burn, developing over days or weeks in between doctor visits. Delay in treatment can have lasting consequences. “Very likely, every single episode of depression or mania is going to damage your brain a little more,” says Thilo Deckersbach, a Harvard psychology professor who practices at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Turns Out You Can Actually Have It All (and I mean ALL)

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Of all the narratives about work and life out there, this is the most persistent: Success at work requires harsh trade-offs in the rest of life. Randi Zuckerberg called it the entrepreneur’s dilemma: “Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” I have seen a similar dilemma expressed as the “Four Burners Theory.” Like a stove, life has four burners: family, friends, health, work.

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What Happened When I Gave Up My Smartphone For A Week

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It took me 10 minutes to write this first sentence. Why? Because as I sat down to write this story and while I tried to think of how to open it I checked my iPhone eight times. Some of those times were for simple procrastinations such as checking the news, some were for app notifications, and one was actually for a phone call (one of the less common utilities people use their smartphones for).

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What Sending After-Hours Emails Does To Your Productivity

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It’s 9 p.m. and you suddenly remember that you wanted to ask your employee about an upcoming project. Before you fire off an email, ask yourself, “Is this urgent?” If you’re sending the email simply because you don’t want to forget, your employee may not know your response expectations, and this can cause stress that negatively impacts your staff’s productivity and performance.

Read the source article at FastCompany.com