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Big Potential: Be a superstar within a constellation of stars

Success in life relies on other people. Shawn Achor talks about this in his new book Big Potential. In this exclusive extract, he explores shining as part of a successful team… I know you want to be a superstar. If you have kids, you want them to be superstars. I have seen countless parents send their kids to expensive private schools, hoping that the competitive atmosphere would turn them into superstar academics whom no school could turn down. Yet these hyper-competitive environments operate according to the misguided notion that in order to be “winners” there must be “losers” as well. This is simply not the case, and it completely misses the point of Big Potential. As famed basketball coach John Wooden once wrote, “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” So let’s get really real about winning. One of the most successful coaches in basketball, and perhaps in any sport, is Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn women’s basketball team. As of the time of writing, Geno’s team had not lost a game in two years, and his team had won the national championship four of the last five years. How does he do it? He cultivates a culture whereby players are judged by their contributions to the team rather than by their individual successes. Players who become stars by helping the whole team play better will get in the game, while those who try to be “superstars” by upstaging their teammates will sit on the bench. As Geno puts it: “I’d rather lose than watch kids play the way some kids play … They’re always thinking about themselves. Me, me, me, me. I didn’t score, so why should I be happy? I’m not getting enough minutes, why should I be happy? … So when I watch game film, I’m checking what’s going on on the bench. If somebody is asleep over there, if somebody doesn’t care, if somebody’s not engaged in the game, they will never get in the game. Ever.” You could put Geno on any team at any company and he would…

How To Find Work from Home Jobs and Earn Money as a Full-Time Employee

Being able to enjoy the flexibility of working from home is widely desirable in today’s society of busy people. As I’m writing this article from home, my area has been… The post How To Find Work from Home Jobs and Earn Money as a Full-Time Employee appeared first on Dream Home Based Work. Powered by WPeMatico

How To Earn Easy Money from Home By Referring Your Family and Friends

Refer a friend programs are extremely popular and if I’m being completely honest, I don’t think they will ever go out of style. Word-of-mouth referrals will always be powerful because… The post How To Earn Easy Money from Home By Referring Your Family and Friends appeared first on Dream Home Based Work. Powered by WPeMatico

Speechpad: A Legitimate Home-Based Typing Job for Newbies

  Whether you are a starter or experienced in work at home jobs, typing remains the all time favorite. It is one of the most comfortable jobs to do from… The post Speechpad: A Legitimate Home-Based Typing Job for Newbies appeared first on Dream Home Based Work. Powered by WPeMatico

Leaderboard Secrets: Top Affiliate Marketer Tips

I have a shameful secret. I’m a leaderboard addict. Maybe it’s my competitive side getting the best of me. Maybe I just don’t have enough excitement in my day-to-day work life. Scratch that. That’s certainly not the case. It’s definitely competitiveness. Anyway, when I see “leaderboard contest” for my favorite launches, I break out the […] The post Leaderboard Secrets: Top Affiliate Marketer Tips appeared first on The Work at Home Wife. Powered by WPeMatico

How to Make More & Work Less

The ultimate dream of most work-at-homers is to make more and work less. While we may want more time to do the things we love in life, we can’t afford to give up our incomes altogether. As a matter of fact, most of us are actually looking to make MORE money working from home than […] The post How to Make More & Work Less appeared first on The Work at Home Wife. Powered by WPeMatico

How to Grow Your Email List FAST!

Every six-figure blogger knows the awesome power of a targeted email list. A well-maintained list can produce traffic – and income – almost on demand, and the cost of marketing to individual subscribers is virtually zero once you’ve acquired their details. However, for an email list to provide solid results, you need to fill it […] The post How to Grow Your Email List FAST! appeared first on The Work at Home Wife. Powered by WPeMatico

Best Telecommuting Jobs Helping People Feel Less Hangry

One of the things I love most about telecommuting jobs is the variety. It’s the spice of life, you know. Pun intended in today’s post! Many people shy away from anything customer service-related when looking for a work-at-home job, but you shouldn’t. Not every position involves angry customers or infomercials. There are a few jobs […] The post Best Telecommuting Jobs Helping People Feel Less Hangry appeared first on The Work at Home Wife. Powered by WPeMatico

The BEST Blogging Courses I Ever Bought

Having started my first blog in 2009, it’s no surprise that I have gone through quite a few online courses to help me master different aspects of the content marketing game. Some have been a big waste of money, a few made a big impact on my bottom line and helped me get where I […] The post The BEST Blogging Courses I Ever Bought appeared first on The Work at Home Wife. Powered by WPeMatico

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