About Your Attitude

About Your Attitude

A new movie is coming out this November that you'll want to see. It's based on a book I just read by Marcus Luttrell called, "Lone Survivor". Marcus, along with three other Navy SEALs go on a mission into the mountains of Afghanistan and only one of them survives -...

Why You Should Quit

Why You Should Quit

I think quitting is underrated. As I look back over my business and life, there are a lot of things that I probably should have quit far sooner than I did: I should have quit technology consulting the minute I realized that selling time for money had some real...

How to Start Your Own Business

How to Start Your Own Business

I've started small home business in my 20s as well as in my 50s. Were there any differences in the process based on my age alone? Yes, and if you're an over-50 entrepreneur, it helps to keep them in mind. To begin with, when I was younger, I had the boundless...

The Crazy Word that Guarantees Success

The Crazy Word that Guarantees Success

At 7 feet tall, Kelly Olynyk simply stands out - and over everyone - in the crowd. But it's not just his physical stature that separates him from the pack. As the starting center on the top ranked NCAA men's basketball team from Gonzaga University, Olynyk is willing...

Pay Up and Get Out

Pay Up and Get Out

One of the best pieces of lifestyle advice I've ever read was in Harry Browne's book "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World." It's also the best way I know of to make a change. Harry wrote, "Pay the price to get out of your boxes." "Boxes" can come in many forms, but...

Communication is Your Responsibility – Not Theirs

Communication is Your Responsibility – Not Theirs

Both the look of annoyance on my face as well as the pounding, steady rain outside on that dark and dreary afternoon perfectly represented how I felt. It was nearly 30 years ago, after an appointment with a prospect, in one of my first sales jobs...yet, I remember it...

When Your Life Suddenly Takes a Turn for the Worse

When Your Life Suddenly Takes a Turn for the Worse

A new client who agreed to sign up with you suddenly cancels. A promised promotion evaporates. The deadline your plumber swore to passes without anything having been done. The trick to dealing with disappointments like these is to have a "What if it doesn't happen?"...

Your Ethical Obligation

Your Ethical Obligation

Contrary to what you may think, the secret to getting more clients is not MORE marketing. More marketing = more leads and prospects... ...and that's assuming that your marketing works. But that doesn't mean that those leads and prospects are going to become paying...

How to be a Thought Leader with a Golden Gun

How to be a Thought Leader with a Golden Gun

Depending on which list you read, Scaramonga, otherwise known as the title character in "The Man With the Golden Gun," is the 9th ranked Bond Villain of all time. A deadly assassin with a trademarked weapon, he considers killing Bond to be the pinnacle of achievement....

Achieve More With Help From This One Person

Achieve More With Help From This One Person

A man looks back on his life and says, "I wish I knew then what I know now." It can take a decade or more to become the successful person you want to be, but you can shorten your learning curve - even drastically curtail it - by using a mentor. With the advice,...

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