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27 Things I Learned At 27

Editor's Note: We rarely post "lists" as we pride ourselves on sharing experiences and the stories that inspire new perspectives. Today we were inspired by Hamza's writing as it provides perspective that inspires and to us, that is valuable (oh, and our founder's 28th birthday is this weekend so we felt ...

Know When To Say ‘No’

But First, Say Yes to Everything I’m a firm believer in the adage, “say ‘yes’ until you absolutely shouldn’t.” Especially when you’re just starting out in your career, you should accept every opportunity that comes your way — attend conferences, mingle at networking events, volunteer with non-profits and take on freelance projects. Put ...

The Pressure To Hustle

Human Being vs. Human Doing: How to strike a balance between being man and being machine Eight years ago, I embarked upon the career path which brought me to this blog entry. For better or for worse (mostly the latter), I’ve had no gaps in employment since I started working. In hindsight, I ...

The Argument Against Work-Life Balance

Work to live, don’t live to work. According to a recent survey by Ernst & Young, one third of full-time workers globally say that managing work-life has become increasingly difficult. 9, 700 workers in the United States, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil, India and the United Kingdom revealed that they are ...

How to (Respectfully) Say No

And in doing so, say yes to yourself These days, I say “no” very often. I say no to meetings, no to coffee breaks, no to parties, and no to almost everything which I know to be a time suck. Before, I’d say “yes” to nearly everything. And then I’d overcompensate for ...

Tom Ford on Capitalizing on Your Passion

Find a thing you love. Do it well. Never stop. Not everyone is cut out for the fashion industry. It’s a fast-paced, high-energy world that requires a certain edge to truly reach its upper echelons: passion. American fashion designer Tom Ford is renowned for completely turning around the Gucci brand, escalating its ...

Indra Nooyi on Finding Balance

It doesn't matter that she’s one of of the 4.8 percent of female Fortune 500 CEOs in the world. It doesn’t matter that she’s one of the 13% of Fortune 500 CEOs who hail from outside the country where the firm’s headquarters is located. It doesn't matter that she’s consistently ...

Tom Cruise on Burning Bright

With a net worth of $500,000,000, Tom Cruise is third richest actor on the planet behind Jerry Seinfeld and Shahrukh Khan. But he’s also one of the most polarizing figures in show business. A series of PR mishaps in recent times have made it difficult for many fans to separate ...

Beyonce on Being Her Own Boss

When she was 10, Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles would make her sing while running on a treadmill in order to develop her stage stamina. With rehearsals around the clock, high-pressure shows in giant stadiums and raging teenage hormones, Beyonce’s early life was extremely regimented and more-or-less “controlled” by her manager/father. This ...

Better Distractions – How to Convert downtime to Uptime.

“Our bodies are programmed to consume fat and sugars because they’re rare in nature…In the same way, we’re biologically programmed to be attentive to things that stimulate: content that is gross, violent, or sexual and that gossip which is humiliating, embarrassing, or offensive. If we’re not careful, we’re going to ...

Why setting goals in life simply won’t cut it anymore

Year One- Future-Proof Your Life Picasso’s Napkin As the story goes, Picasso was sitting in a Paris café when an admirer approached and asked if he would do a quick sketch on a paper napkin. Picasso politely agreed, swiftly executed the work, and handed back the napkin — but not before asking for a rather ...

7 Things Worth Breaking Rules For

Things that truly matter. “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire Spoiler Alert: Breaking Bad is Macbeth. Fuelled by emasculation, a respectable man - Walter White - is consumed by his reckless ambition to become a drug lord. Immersed in a lucrative meth operation, the teacher-turned-kingpin loses sight of his end-goal to ...

How To Disconnect

Simple rules to tweet less and live more. I Forgot My Phone Sometimes the technology that can (and should) make our lives easier and better also can make it impossible to maintain the kind of focused attention that’s necessary to work efficiently & effectively. On days when I forget my phone, I’m ...

Zero Inbox Thirty – Brutal tactics for eliminating email

Confession: I shamelessly hang up on telemarketers. Ain’t nobody got time for that. For similar reasons, I don’t play around when it comes to dealing with emails. Each day I clear my inbox with the tactical precision and brute force of Seal Team Six — I drop in, neutralize inefficiencies, extract action items ...
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