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Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

Ask Yourself: What’s Mission-Critical and What’s a Waste of Time?

How to refocus your time on what really matters. A professor puts large rocks in a jar in front of his class and asks if the jar is full. His class says yes. Then, he puts smaller pebbles in the jar and shakes it until the pebbles are distributed among

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

How To Accomplish More In 30 Days Than Most Do In 365

Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life, has a really powerful exercise to help you realize if you’re seeking approval in the wrong places. He calls it the STUPID GOLDEN STAR Exercise. As Ballantyne asks, “Who is giving you stupid Gold Stars

Business, The Marketing Hub

Three Promises You Must Make to Yourself in Order to be Completely Happy

“To me, there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think. Spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think, and cry, that’s a heck of day.” — Jim Valvano “No

Business, The Marketing Hub

Tell Me What You Say Yes to, and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” — Warren Buffett According to Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do.” More directly, we are what we say yes to. Every second of every day, you’re saying yes to something.

Branding, The Marketing Hub

9 Important Leadership Lessons Most New Founders Don’t Learn Until It’s Too Late

Part of what makes the dream of becoming an entrepreneur so enticing is that the profession implies leadership. When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re the leader — of a team, of your company’s culture, of the ideas you bring to market, and sometimes (if you’re good enough) you become a leader

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

Not All Stress Is Bad — How to Take Control of Yours

Exposure to some stress can make you more resilient and teach you how to react to future stressors I can’t walk downtown without passing a hole in the wall that’s being converted into a yoga studio. Every time I visit the app store on my phone, yet another new meditation app is

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

Fakers are Everywhere: Here is What Should Really Impress You

We attract what we constantly think about. We live in a world that is focused on flash, and not fire. Focused on appearance and not substance. Focused on puffing our chests but not rolling up our sleeves and having guts. It is time for that to change. Now, we all

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

5 Steps To Escape The “I’ll Start Tomorrow” Trap

You’ve probably heard something similar to the following phrase: It’s better to spend 5 minutes per day learning a new language than 5 hours once per month. It’s better to do anything daily than sporadically. If you do something daily, your chances of mastering it are very high. The challenge

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

15 Unfortunate Reasons People Give Up On Their Dreams

It’s a sad truth in life that the vast majority of people give up on their dreams. Sometimes it happens early. A kid is told by his or her parents that whatever they’re aiming for is impossible to reach. Sometimes it happens later. You get older, tired, and instead of

Personal Growth, Thought Leadership

How to Stop Doing It All — and Still Have Everything You Want

“It is that a meaningful life is not a matter of speed or efficiency. It’s much more a matter of what you do and why you do it, than how fast you get it done.” — Stephen R. Covey In his book, “First Things First,” Covey reminds us that learning to

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