10 Strategic Habits to Increase Your Income While Working 10 Fewer Hours a Week

How many hours do you need to work each week to become a millionaire? In one corner, you have The 4-Work Week fantasy. But in reality, starting a business on just four hours a week is as likely as riding a Unicorn to the bank to deposit your first million dollar...

How to Come Up With an Idea that Will Make You Millions

When people start a business for the first time, they often do so with an idea for a particular product that they believe to be both brand-new and also acutely needed – some sort of “better mousetrap” that will put their business on the cover...

7 Unconventional Success Tips I Stole From People Way Smarter Than Me

When I was a young(er) man, my grandfather's job as the VP for a major medical device sales company treated our family to a yearly vacation at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. For those of you who've never been, Kiawah is the sort of place Jordan Belfort would have...

8 Books that Changed My Life in 2018

When asked, “What superpower would you want to have?” by a student at Nebraska State University, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both responded with a rather unconventional answer. But before I reveal that, how would YOU answer that questions? If you could...

How To Make Friends In High Places

"“Shallow men believe in luck . . . . Strong men believe in cause and effect.”" - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life Today, I am going to open a little door into your future. First, answer this question: Who in your industry would you like to know? Whose trust...

Delivering Bad News: When To Write, Phone, Have Lunch

"“Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak.”" - Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677) Someone once told me that you should always deliver bad news in person. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but over the...

Getting Yourself Addicted To Success, Step 1

"“Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.”" - Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life A few weeks ago, I talked about what I call the “junkie’s secret power.” I said I’ve always marveled at the ingenuity and assertiveness of the...

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

“"Self-Esteem: An erroneous appraisement”" - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary Recently, Fortune Small Business magazine did a story on executive compensation. It cited the case of two San Diego entrepreneurs who started a high-end home-furnishings business (the...

How To Knock Off Your Employer And Have Your Own Business

Today’s memo was inspired by a news article about two name-challenged engineers who are, according to Florida’s Palm Beach Post, the “brains behind (a) Billion Dollar Deal.” Fahri Diner and Xiang-Dong Cao were sitting around after work having a few beers (I’m making...

The Junkie’s Secret

"“Cocaine habit-forming? Of course not. I ought to know.  I’'ve been using it for years.”" - Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968) As a teenager I had the impulses of a junkyard dog. If someone looked at me “wrong” I started barking. This resulted in many scraps – most of...

Fire Someone Now

"“Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.”" - Eric Hoffer Today you are going to do something unpleasant, but necessary. Studies show that next to being fired, dismissing someone is the most stressful...

The Underestimated Importance Of Firing People

"“The trouble with human nature is that there are too many people connected to it.”" -Milton Berle When you want to save a hammock of endangered hardwoods, you start by chopping down a lot of trees. You must get rid of the younger, faster-growing trees that threaten...

How To Double Your Wealth Building Power

"“I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”" - Daniel Boone There is nothing more critical to your success than the choices you make about the people you work with. Ask any honest businessman what accounts for his success and you will...

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