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5 Signs You’re on the Right Path to Success

Every successful person had his own moment(s) of doubt. The road to success is full of obstacles and sweet hardships that will frequently make you stop and ask, ‘Am I on the right track?’ Even legends and billionaires had moments like that. Just imagine how 62 year old Colonel Sanders felt when he was rejected time and […]

How to be remarkable

1.Understand the urgency of the situation. Half-measures simply won’t do. The only way to grow is to abandon your strategy of doing what you did yesterday, but better. Commit. 2. Remarkable doesn’t mean remarkable to you. It means remarkable to me. Am I going to make a remark about it? If not, then you’re average, and average is […]

5 Comfort-Crushing Tips to Reach Your Goals

Most people imagine the life of a multi-millionaire serial entrepreneur to be comfortable and easy going. Those people aren’t imagining Jesse Itzler’s life. Itzler, an owner of the Atlanta Hawks, co-founder of Marquis Jets and pioneering partner behind Zico Coconut Water, will try almost anything as long as it’s bold, risky and hard. When Itzler felt his life […]

Feeling Depleted? Time to Ditch, Delegate, and Delete

If chronic stress and fatigue has you feeling worn out, burnout may be the cause “Burnout doesn’t occur because we’re solving problems; it occurs because we’ve been trying to solve the same problem over and over.” ―Susan Scott The problem with problem-solving lies with change. AKA, doing differently. Do I focus on mindfulness or speaking my mind? Should I […]

The perils of the discard pile

If you’ve got a big bowl of pistachios, it’s worth avoiding the costly error of putting the shells back into the serving bowl. The more you do that, the harder it is to actually find a useful pistachio going forward. Better to have a discard pile, which means that the chances you’ll get a good […]

Looking for validation

or perhaps, you’re looking to improve. You can’t do both at the same time. If it’s perfect, you can’t make it better. But if you don’t make it better, you’re getting no closer to what you set out to accomplish. Source: Seth Godin

5 Keys to Everyday Success

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” -Tony Robbins In a world full of influences beyond our control that have the potential to hold us back, there are things that you can do every day to impact the success present in your life. With media messages […]

How to Train Your Brain to Focus

The science-backed reasons you can’t focus, and how to change that.   “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss People often say that if you follow your passion, you’re never really “working” at work. But that’s not always true. To understand why […]

How far behind?

Should you give up? There are people who have read far more books than you have, and you will certainly never catch up. Your website began with lousy traffic stats, in fact, they all do. Should you even bother? The course you’re in–you’re a few lessons behind the leaders. Time to call it quits? Quitting […]

3 Habits Holding Back Your Mental Performance

Nowadays, most of us spend time doing work that prioritizes the mind, spending hours staring at a screen, solving problems and flexing our creativity. For that reason, knowing how to optimize mental performance isn’t just important, it can mean the difference between success and failure. The problem is, while most of us know some basic activities for improving cognitive performance, […]

The key to motiviation

Do you feel like it’s pulling teeth to find something to write about or simply getting yourself the motivation sometimes? well that’s how it can be for me at times. Commit to yourself! I have found that committing to myself is what seems to be working.  There are all kinds of clichés that can be […]

The two simple secrets to good ideas

Secret #1 is the biggest one: More bad ideas. The more bad ideas the better. If you work really hard on coming up with bad ideas, sooner or later, some good ideas are going to slip through. This is much easier than the opposite approach. Secret #2 is more important: Generosity. It’s much easier and […]

The Value of Being Courteous.

Enjoy your day! It seems that very few people use this phrase and even fewer use it email/written correspondence, it’s truly unfortunate.  Maybe in today’s world, with everyone being overly busy doing everything and nothing at the same time, it’s just something that’s not even thought about. I recently had email correspondence with an individual and […]

The danger of “not good enough”

That’s how we choose who to work with. We want someone who’s good at their job. And the ones we pass up are usually labeled as, “not good enough.” And we label ourselves as well. “I’d like to do that sort of work, but I’m not good enough.” This is obviously a trap. In almost […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Making Mistakes

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” –Coach John Wooden   These two sentences become a mantra that sometimes pushes people beyond their fear. In the book How to Be Like Coach Wooden by Pat Williams, Coach Wooden described why he was occasionally bothered if his players didn’t […]

Where Do You Start?

Start where you stand Maybe you have spent time in corporate America and have that desire within yourself to do something different.  Where do you go? What do you do? Work part time on your fortune – Jim Rohn The venture you embark upon may or may not bring you the riches you desire, but […]

Stretching

There are two polar opposites: Staying still and Breaking. It’s easy to visualize each end of the axis, whatever the activity. In between is stretching. Stretching is growth. Extending our reach. Becoming more resilient, limber and powerful. Stretching hurts a bit, and maybe leaves us just a little bit sore. But then, tomorrow, we can stretch further than […]

6 Reasons Why You Need to Rethink Success

Over the last several years, I have become addicted to reading, writing and talking about success. I follow motivational speakers on Twitter. I regularly listen to tips and tricks on podcasts and YouTube about how to find success in your career, business, relationships, or extracurricular activities. I’ve gone to talks, networked, made connections, and sought […]

“It’s not for everyone”

“…but it might be for you.” That’s a home run. The stuff that’s for everyone, that’s easy to click, sniff, share, produce and learn–that stuff ends up having no character. It’s not memorable. Tater tots are for everyone. But would you miss them if they were gone? The goal isn’t to serve everyone. The goal […]

Writing for people who don’t read

Right there, there’s your problem. I know you’d like to reach more people, and most people don’t read. But if you’re going to write, the only choice you have is to reach people who will choose to engage with you. Do it properly, and there’s a chance that those voluntarily literate people will tell their […]

The ripples

Every decision we make changes things. The people we befriend, the examples we set, the problems we solve… Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get to glimpse those ripples as we stand at the crossroads. Instead of merely addressing the urgency of now, we can take a moment to focus on how a quiet insight, overlooked volunteer work […]

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