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Building the Team Is the Main Thing Every Time

There are no exceptions For most people, there is one “main thing” — that if done regularly, repeatedly, and consistently — will lead to disproportionate successful results. But what is that elusive “main thing”? And how do we figure it out? For me, it all comes down to food. Permit

Absolute Influence, Business

5 Reasons Why Success Isn’t The Most Important Thing In Life

Painful as it might be to admit, we all lose ourselves in success at some point. For some, it happens immediately. You know the type. They’re promoted. They put their name on the door. And before you can even ask how their day’s going, they’re spouting off orders and belligerently

Absolute Influence, Business

Every Entrepreneur Must Make This Choice

Who do you work for?   Frustrated, I sat at my desk. I was running a media department for a leadership development company. Two of my bosses had taken me out to lunch and told me I was doing a great job. They gave me the biggest raise, percentage-wise, of

Absolute Influence, Business, The Business Hub

The Most Effective Way To Network: Building Business Relationships 101

There is an art to building strong relationships in business. Unfortunately, most people never learn the art. Instead, they wear Hello, My Name Is name tags and attend big, fancy networking events. They get hundreds of business cards printed and hand them out whenever possible. They approach relationship building with the mentality

Absolute Influence, Personal Growth

These are Two of the Hardest Words to Hear: But Also Two of the Most Important

I can’t even type them right now… give me a minute   “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive business advantage.” — Jack Welch There are two words in the English language that I dread to hear. Not because they are good

The Business Hub, The Marketing Hub

5 Brutal Lessons About Entrepreneurship I Learned My First Year As A Startup Founder

A little over one year ago, I convinced one of my closest friends, Drew Reggie, to quit his job and join me on my entrepreneurship crusade. I had left my job in advertising just a few months prior and was making a comfortable living as a freelance writer. He was

Business, The Marketing Hub

The Art of Managing People: The Real Reason Startups Are So Hard

I’m a 28-year-old founder, and I spend more time talking to founders of successful companies than I am, peers my own age. The reason is because my first (and current) company is a Thought Leadership agency for founders, executives, investors, and industry experts called Digital Press. Not a single day goes

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

A New Way To Read/Listen To Books Based On Brain Science

In 1986, Dr. Sinah Goode and Dr. Richard A. Magill published a study called, “Contextual interference effects in learning three badminton serves.” As a reminder, badminton is like a mix between tennis and ping-pong with a funny looking feathery rubber thingy you hit. In the study, the goal was to test

Business, The Marketing Hub

How to Lead Before You Are in Charge

Make peace with the past, plant seeds for the future, and empower others in the present In March 2005, the Walt Disney Board of Directors selected Bob Iger to succeed Michael Eisner As CEO of the Walt Disney Company. But there was a six-month period before Bob Iger formally became

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

To Be the Best, You Have to Learn From the Best

What I learned from a man who was the best   I was alone. Sometimes the best things start that way. Surrounded by cubicles in a law school career development office, I was waiting for an interview to finish. I was about to meet a man who could alter the

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