Planning and Goal-Setting So You Can Work Less and Make More

When you’re busy taking care of business, it can easily take you for a ride. You know you’re on this ride when you become very reactive—constantly putting out fires and responding to whichever customer or product is screaming loudest for your attention. This is how...

How Ed Sheeran Used a 1970’s Military Strategy to Write 2017’s Top Song

Ed Sheeran is arguably the most popular singer alive. His song, “Shape of You,” has been viewed over three billion (yes, billion with a “b”) times on YouTube, and topped almost every year-end chart in 2017. It’s also the most streamed track on Spotify (nearly two...

What We Can Learn from 2017’s Fallen CEOs

Before the roller-coaster ride of 2017 even began, Leadership Guru Suzanne Bates postulated that there would be five primary reasons for top-dog hacks over the course of the year. Some of what Bates suggested has been cause for CEO cuts for decades—poor communication,...

The Quiet Power (and Possibility) of Reward

For many of my hard-working friends, wine is the reward for a day well done. In fact, for one, it's a inviolable ritual. At the end of every excruciating midweek slog, my buddy hauls home around 7pm (if he's lucky), drops his briefcase, slips into a hoodie, and pours...

The Quiet Power (and Possibility) of Reward

Habit change isn’t as easy you may think. What’s worse, you might be doing in all wrong. The good news? Scientific studies—focused on cue, routine, and reward—are now showing us how our brains cement habits, and we can use these observations to get us on the path to success.

3 Steps to Change Your Ways

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of the Morning Routine, but there’s more to your eventual success than routines. You have to push yourself to move from idea to action, and find accountability for every step you take. Here’s how.

Letters to Loved Ones

Letter-writing provides dimension to our thoughts and feelings. And even if you don’t send them, they are a powerful tool for reflection. Here’s why.

From Early to Rise Editor Craig Ballantyne ➤

038 – How to Quit Your Job, Overcome Imposter Syndrome, and Build the 7-Figure Business of Your Dreams

What would you do if you could not fail? This powerful question can change your life. It did for Zander Fryer. When he was told to stop dreaming, and start living his dreams, he decided to quit a 6-figure job, and today he can help you face your fears, overcome your imposter syndrome, and live the life of your dreams – just like he did. But there were dark times that Zander had to go through, including struggling with the fear of failure and having to deal with the suicide of his best friend. Fortunately, he had systems and routines in place to help him have the perfect morning routine that acted as boundaries to keep him on track in troubled times. To find out how to go after your dream life today.

037 – 10 Best Books for Empire Building Entrepreneurs

10 books that have changed our lives, inspired up and fired up Bedros Keuilian and I to become entrepreneurs, build Empires, and turn our passion into profits. And we know these best selling books will do the same for you because these business books cover strategy, tactics, problem solving and persistence. You’re getting timeless classics and hot-off-the-shelf game-changers. Let us know how they change your life… and what books we missed!

036 – 1-2-3 Goal Setting Routine for Massive Success and Extreme Focus

Ouch! Most people go about setting goals all wrong. That’s why 91% of new year’s resolutions fail. In this show you’ll get a brand new goal setting system that allows you to stay focused, achieve your dreams, manage your time, and become more productive so you can have an amazing year. It’ll even help you find the love of your life! Alright, let’s give you my 1-2-3 Goal Setting System. You’re going to love it. Oh, and you’re also going to get a passionate rant from me about the #1 enemy in your way of success… and how to CRUSH it this year.

035 – Diet, Cardio, Crossfit, Time Management, and Girls

In this hilarious episode perfectly timed for the holidays and new year’s weight loss goals, Craig visits Joy & Claire of the GirlsGoneWOD Podcast. We talk about diet, exercise, cardio, jogging, Crossfit, and Craig’s germophobia. Doing the podcast in person made for an extra special show. We got along like old friends, shared some Seinfeld jokes and sassy banter, and I revealed a secret that will make you NEVER want to touch a cardio machine again. Get the truth about nutrition, fitness, and fat loss here.

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