What if you could take most afternoons off? Or work just three days a week? According to the Harvard Business School lecturer Robert Pozen, the standard eight-hour day is needlessly long for most jobs. By identifying priorities and rethinking your task list, you can cut your hours—or at least stop taking work home. Start your time-management […]
Have you ever agreed to speak at a conference (or attend an out-of-town meeting, or meet an acquaintance for dinner) in the distant future, then regretted it later? Overcommitting is a common problem. With that in mind, when self-help guru Tim Ferriss spoke with 140 highly successful people for his big book of advice, TRIBE OF […]
The self-improvement industry is booming. After all, who wouldn’t want to learn and grow—and hopefully become more successful along the way? The problem is that, all too often, people impose limitations on themselves without realizing it. Uncover whatever’s holding you back and break through those barriers with our new Instaread Original, on cultivating a GROWTH MINDSET.
Have you ever wished for extra hours in the day? Time management and wishful thinking aren’t the best areas in which to invest your attention. The secret to getting things done is to cultivate and manage your energy levels—and the best way to do that is to fully engage with each task, then take a break. Tap […]
More and more people are trying it. Biohacking is the art and science of personal experimentation designed to get the body in peak condition. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey walks through the basics of how to optimize your health by combining self-monitoring with health screenings and tweaks to diet and exercise. Get started today with […]
January is the time of year when we try to reset old habits and enact major personal change. But if you’re already struggling to meet a new goal, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In PRETTY HAPPY, Kate Hudson offers a simple, but powerful, tip that makes change easier: make sure you commit. Social influence to lose […]
Allen Carr was an addiction treatment specialist with a groundbreaking point of view: abstaining from alcohol doesn’t have to be hard. According to Carr’s pioneering program, quitters only need to unlearn common messages about the benefits of drinking. Here are two top insights from THE EASY WAY TO CONTROL ALCOHOL. Key Insight 1: There are no […]
Salespeople know a lot about making effective presentations. But when it’s time to close the deal, many falter with a weak finish. (“Well, what do you think?”) Subtle turns of phrase can make or break these conversations, especially when money is on the line. Learn how to say the right thing at the right time […]
Our businesses are valuable. So what makes more sense: demonstrating that value to potential customers, or hoarding trade secrets and other information like it’s a pile of treasure? It may seem counterintuitive, but giving things away for free is actually a great way to generate profit. In the model described in THE GO-GIVER, free information is […]
Your boss might be manipulating you. Or it could be your girlfriend. Or your dad. Serial manipulators come in many forms—and they can be hard to spot, because their talent is taking advantage of people. How can you protect yourself? Learn to spot the wolves with our latest Instaread, IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.