5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Wildly Successful

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Wildly Successful

Becoming more successful isn’t all about doing – more often than not, it’s all about your attitude. No matter how much you put your nose to the grindstone, your mentality and thinking can make all the difference. Without further ado, here are some mental habits you should sprinkle into your daily routine to accomplish even more: Be open to plenty of change Change often involves leaving our comfort zones, so it can very tempting to dodge it. If you encounter that temptation, take a page from Ginni Rometty, President and CEO of IBM, who said, “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” Even though it might seem daunting, the truth is that change is a driving force for your next achievements. You can adopt this mental habit by re-framing change as a step towards success, and taking baby steps to implement it – whether it’s a new project or even applying to that job you’ve always wanted. Appreciate and give There’s a gigantic amount of studies showing how gratitude will make you wildly successful. A Harvard study, for instance, found that gratitude improves your health and strengthens your relationships. That’s why the more successful people achieve, the more they’re grateful for what they have and those around them. It all starts by by giving back and appreciating what you have – whether it’s through mentorship, or just sending a quick “thank you” note to your co-workers in the morning. Love being wrong Successful people are confident, but they aren’t so confident that they refuse to see someone else’s point of view. In fact, ultra-successful people welcome new perspectives as...

12 Strategies to Help You Reduce Stress in the Office

Stress is inevitable – it’s how you deal with it that counts. Avoid work embarrassment with these discreet — but helpful — strategies to help you reduce stress in the office and stay positive. Question: What one stress-reduction strategy really works AND can be used without embarrassment at the office?   SAM SAXTON Salter Spiral Stair and Mylen Stairs Eating Well “Skipping lunch will make all of your problems seem worse — and any boost you get from low quality substitutes isn’t going to last long before you crash. Committing to a diet of balanced meals is a must for both productivity and preventing burnout.” SIMON CASUTO eLearning Mind Stepping Away From the Screen “Physical movement reduces stress naturally, even if you’re just stretching or walking outside for a breath of fresh air. You’ll make up the five or 10 minutes it takes to do this when you’re back at your workspace feeling refreshed and more productive.” PHIL CHEN Wrapify Using 4 x 4 x 4 Navy SEAL Breathing “Inhale deeply for four counts, then exhale for four counts and repeat for four minutes. If it’s good enough for the Navy SEALs in high pressure situations to alleviate stress, it’s good enough for you at the office.” FIRAS KITTANEH AstraBeds Taking a Nap (Seriously) “Whether it’s putting your head down on your desk or getting some quick shut-eye on the couch, sleep is an incredible stress reducer. If you have a nap room, even better. A nice nap will help you forget about your worries and recharge. At this point, everyone understands the importance of sleep and they won’t be fighting over...