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There is One Type of Advice that I Hate. This Is It

Listen first, talk after “Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.” — Charlemagne Most people love to give advice. They love when someone asks for their opinion. And even people who don’t give good advice still love to

I Asked the Best Writer I Know How to Write Better: This Is What He Said

You have to do something else first. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou Most of us have read something and then thought that the words were beautifully written. Most of us have been moved by writing — either moved to tears, or moved to

Almost Every Problem Can Be Solved With This

No one likes to hear it, but it is the truth “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” — Dr. Eric Thomas Most people have enough intelligence to succeed. If you put opportunities directly in front of them, they can, for the

If You Want 2019 to Be Different, You Only Have These Three Options

There are only three ways to change. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” ‒ William Blake In the last twenty years of my life, there is no greater lesson learned than this: how to reinvent myself. It has been a struggle, but a rewarding one. I have actually discovered

Great Marketing Is Not Enough: You Must Also Do This

My often-given advice to my young, ambitious peers “Good content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well.” — Ann Handley Most people want to look good. They want to appear their best. They want other people to be impressed. Most people like the advice “don’t judge

Stop Overlooking These Essential Skills

  “Most people never find God because they don’t look low enough.” — Carl Jung   Most people think that success comes from doing big things, all of the time. If you do one big thing, then you have made it. If you just had one big victory, then that

Why You Do Not Need to Read 1,000 Books to Be Successful

You should read for a reason, but hitting a number is not one of them. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” — Mark Twain Most people don’t read. Others might read for fun or pleasure. But most people do not read to grow.

Now Is The Time To Be Unreasonable

Stop compromising your future to satisfy people who are not important. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw Most people never intended to end up

If You Don’t Eliminate This Habit, You Will Never Grow

I had to stop doing this to finally start being consistent. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” — Sun Tzu For many years I had a problem that I did not even know about. It

Stop Focusing On What You Cannot Do, Start Focusing On This

Reality is not an option “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; great men make them.” — Orison Swett Marden Most people have a serious problem. And they don’t even know about it. It is hidden. It is subtle. It is

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