If You Don’t Start These 10 Habits, You Won’t Be Successful

Twenty years ago, I was a college frat boy who wanted more out of life. Sick and tired of wasting my Saturdays hungover and unproductive, I started reading biographies of successful people. Slowly, the pathway to success revealed itself. Over the course of 20 years, I...

Why Try to Be Someone Else When You’re Already the Best at Being You?

You don't have to search hard to find copycats of the most popular gurus in the world. And sure, the idea of copying others' success is tempting. "They're super successful so I can be, too," you tell yourself. But this is a faulty way of thinking. It might seem like a...

These Are the 4 High-Priced Items You Should Never Buy

I have good news and bad news. First, the good news: Americans' net worth has grown over the last 10 years, topping out at an average of about $200,000 for all demographics in 2014. If you've been financially savvy, you're already there—or at least well on your way....

What a Good Leader Does to Ensure Growth and Opportunity

Incompetent leadership is the biggest problem in most businesses today. Little surprise, then, that GOOD leadership is the key to turning those problems into successes. Before we dig into the virtues of good leadership, however, let’s compare the two side-by-side so...

How to Create Better Habits – Fast

Today I want to share with you a real secret. I will be so bold as to say it is THE secret to accomplishing anything worth doing. You have probably encountered this secret many times yourself. Most people have. But few people recognize it as the secret it truly is....

The Business Behind the Name Is What Counts

I was watching Fox Business News one Friday morning when I heard that statement. I waited to hear the name of the company, but it didn’t come up again. The broadcast moved on to another topic – oil – and my attention was diverted.

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

The stock market is always driven by news. A better-than-expected economic report sends the market higher. An earnings warning from a big blue-chip company sends the market lower.

How to Find the World’s Best Assistant

A few years ago I ran a simple ad on Craigslist here in Toronto that attracted some great resumes. The ad was for a role as my assistant, or perhaps more appropriately named, "My Apprentice". That was how my current Director of Marketing at Turbulence Training entered...

5 Myths About Leadership

"The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - Whitney Griswold (The New York Times, Feb. 24, 1959) Karen Elliott House, newly appointed publisher of the Wall Street Journal, is working hard to make the paper's employees "feel happy and appreciated,"...

is It Really Possible to Have It All?

There is no doubt in my mind -- if you want the best chance of achieving a specific goal in your life, what you need to do is make that goal the sole purpose of your living. By making everything else secondary and focusing almost exclusively on your top goal, you give...

How To Be Convincing When Pitching a New Idea

  "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790) When pitching a project, you'll increase your chances of success if you draw a simple and...

Getting Juvenile Employees To Grow Up

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." - Charles Du Bos (Approximations, 1922-37) What do you do with a chronic complainer, an employee who is always dumping his problems on you? Please note: I'm not...

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