Betchyu Helps You Reach Goals By Asking Friends To Bet Against You

iOS: Most apps that use social support to help you reach your goals encourage your friends to bet on your success. Betchyu on the other hand asks your friends to bet against you, and encourages you to prove them wrong. It’s a little sadistic, but if you’re competitive, it could work.

Focus On Shared Goals To Reduce Workplace Conflicts

When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially prevent the conflict from escalating. The Harvard Business Review advises keeping emotions out of a discussion. Even if your colleague says they are angry or disappointed, hold back from starting the discussion that way.

What To Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

Writing a personal mission statement is a great way to decide what you really want to do with your life, but it can hard trying to figure out what to include in that statement. Fast Company has a few ideas to get you started.

Stop Wasting Time On Things That Don't Have A Purpose In Your Life

The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.

Glance At The Big Picture, Don't Focus On It

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a really big goal. Ericson Ay Mires at Pick the Brain suggests only taking an occasional peek at your overall goal and focusing on the pieces instead.

How To Move Past Failure

Failure is the most important step to reaching success, but it can still feel like it’s crushing your soul. To make failure your friend and not your enemy, you must overcome it. Here are some strategies for moving on after a tough break.

'Sometimes You Have To Write To Figure It Out'

Author Daniel Pink compares the writing process to life in his commencement address at Northwestern University, and explains why it’s more important for you to do less planning and just do more stuff.

Give Yourself 24 Hours To Deal With Failure And Move On

It’s OK to feel down and out when you fail, but Brad Feld on his weblog recommends giving yourself only a set amount of time to wallow, and no more.

Don't Be Afraid To Ask Dumb Questions -- It Can Keep You Focused

Arguments and disagreements in the workplace are all but impossible to avoid. Strategy and business coach Lauren Bacon suggests that asking “dumb” questions can help move things forward.

Find The Right Career With The Hedgehog Concept

Do you have what it takes to be a [whatever career you're thinking of]? What should you do with your life and how do you figure that out? This Venn diagram, based on 3 questions from the “hedgehog concept” can help you find the perfect career.