How to Deal With Criticism

How to Deal With Criticism

I've never been to a bullfight, but I can't imagine it's much different than many of the scientific research conferences that I've attended. Let me set the scene for you. At these research conferences, a brave soul wanders up on stage in a nondescript hotel ballroom,...

The Truth About Selling Yourself

The Truth About Selling Yourself

I spend a lot of time helping independent professionals, who work with clients, make their businesses better. For some, self-image is a huge issue. For others, figuring out how to effectively articulate their value is the biggest challenge. Still others have no...

Your Pursuit In Life

Your Pursuit In Life

By dictionary definition, joy is "an emotion of great happiness."  I would be tempted to refer to it as ultimate happiness, but there is no accurate way to quantify either happiness or joy. The truth is that none of us can ever be certain of what constitutes ultimate...

Rules of Business

Rules of Business

I like to think of myself as an amiable guy, but I wouldn't claim to be charismatic. Charismatic is an adjective I would apply to someone like Jay Leno or Tony Robbins. Bill Clinton is supposed to be very charismatic. I know die-hard conservatives who changed their...

Escaping Ordinary to Achieve Freedom

Escaping Ordinary to Achieve Freedom

When I was in elementary school, I always pictured the principal's office to be this dangerous, dark and scary place where people went in but never came out. I was really scared of the principal. I don't even remember if I ever actually visited his office. And that...

How to Get Ideas

How to Get Ideas

When I need an idea, I go for a walk, a workout, or take a shower. Then the answers flow freely. It's that simple. The end. Just kidding, of course. There's so much more to generating ideas, but the steps are simple. Alas, you have to write the good ideas down...

How to Live Large in 2013

How to Live Large in 2013

In 2002, a few months after graduating from the university, I was working as a Personal Trainer for $10 an hour at a local Y.M.C.A. My goal was to save $10,000, which was a 5% down payment for a house. After three months of working at the local Y.M.C.A. my boss...

6-Week Habit Contest Winners

Realistic Goals Make for Super Success – Anita Get up no later than 6:00 Every Single morning! I can say I was Awake by 6, but I didn’t always pop out of bed. But I did meditate on the day ahead… so does that count…maybe… Use my extra early morning hours to Exercise...

Better Than Networking

Better Than Networking

"You're so lucky Steve... you've gotten to meet and work with all these famous guys..." When I hear that, I usually say something like, "Yeah, it's hard to believe... I have been pretty fortunate!" and I leave it at that. But the truth is much different... It's NOT...

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