5 Hobbies That Can Make You Smarter (Infographic)

Your teachers were right: Your brain is like a muscle. To make it smarter, all you need to do is lift intellectual weights — and often. Studies show that regularly exercising our minds with challenging new stimuli — not endless hours of Keeping Up With the Kardashians — increases IQ. It’s true. When you learn something new, you grow your… Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it’s tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between “dreams” and “action” that many people never seem to cross — and it’s usually due to finances. Obviously, if you want to quit, you need to find another way to make enough income to pay your… Continue reading

3 Qualities More Important Than IQ for Success

When it comes to what determines success, many would put their money a high intelligence quotient. There’s no doubt IQ plays a role in academic achievement, but acceptance into an Ivy League school far from guarantees professional success. CEOs who’ve recruited the brightest graduates become puzzled at the bell curve of performance—after all, shouldn’t all geniuses perform at an elite level?… Continue reading

3 Ways You’re Being a Less Effective Leader Than You Could Be

Do leaders work or do they sit back and supervise others? Once you’ve been in a leadership role, you realize leadership doesn’t magically happen. It requires skills, expertise and intangible qualities like gravitas. It takes time and effort to apply those capabilities. A leader’s work can be thought of as a range of “leadership services” provided to team members. Providing… Continue reading

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits. Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top: 1. They meditate. Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that “Meditation, more than… Continue reading