How Content Marketer Chirag Kulkarni Launched a Top NY Marketing Firm—And What He Can Teach You About Marketing in 2018

The founder of New York-based marketing agency Taco, Chirag Kulkarni is, by his own admission, something of an “accidental” marketing specialist. Curiosity is what vaulted him into the SEO/content realm, which then grew a business serving clients like...

8 Things NOT to Do Before 8 a.m.

It was only 7 a.m. and my coaching client was already stressed out. “Craig,” she wrote in her email, “I’ve been up since 5 a.m. doing yoga, meditation, gratitude journaling, and watching motivational videos on YouTube. But now it’s time to get ready for work and I...

The Power of Weakness on the Path to Success

If you search Medium for “making the most of weakness,” do you know how many articles pop up? Two. Surprising, given the fact that most—no, all—of us are a mixed back of incredible strengths and frustrating weaknesses. But in a culture that values purity, perfection,...

How to Be a Better Leader—Even If You Aren’t a Natural Born Leader

Yesterday’s article on being a leader resulted in a lot of questions. Like this one from a loyal ETR reader, which gets to the heart of leadership itself: “Craig, I’m not a good leader—of meetings, teams, or anything. How do I become a good leader so I can lead...

5 Ways to Make Hard Decisions a Little Easier

Yesterday, my wife Missy woke up with her stomach in knots. Clara, the woman who’d been cleaning our house for the past two years, was becoming more and more unreliable. Sometimes she called to say she’d be late – but sometimes she just didn’t show up at all. Not only that, but she was doing a terrible job.

ETR Insider Report: The Evolution of Early to Rise

I’ve been editing Early to Rise since the day it began – about eight years ago – when Michael Masterson decided the Internet was the perfect vehicle for him to share his thoughts on how to achieve success. Given his personal experience as a wealth builder, business builder, and marketing expert, he had plenty to write about.

Overcoming the “Technical Learning Curve”

Starting an Internet business takes work – but it’s easier than you may think. Unfortunately, many people are stumped by the “technical” side of it. Here is just one example of the kind of e-mail I get from frustrated entrepreneurs on a daily basis…

My 7 Step Success Formula

I just finished my morning meditation session. This marks the 87th day in a row that I've meditated for at least 10 minutes. I started meditating to bring more calm, focus and patience into my life. It wasn't easy. I almost quit - several times - during the first few...

Two Secrets Of Success

"I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." - Harry S. Truman (television interview, May 27, 1955) BB, in his daily e-mail advisory Daily Reckoning, recounted the following conversation...

How To Find Ideas: The Secret of “Creative Emulation”

"Had Shakespeare listened to the news of Duncan's death in a tavern ...?" - Graham Greene (Our Man in Havana, 1958) Creative emulation, as I define it, is the highly leveraged art of studying and observing all sorts of effective and successful marking techniques and...

How To Become A Great Thinker

"There never was an idea started that woke up men out of their stupid indifference but its originator was spoken of as a crank." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Over the Teacups, 1891) So you want to be smart? Think great thoughts? Change the world with your ideas? Then...

How To Make People Like You

"The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one." - Joan Baez Yesterday, we talked about good manners. We said that while they are not a necessary component to success, they certainly won't hurt your progress -- and they...

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Be Younger Than You Are Right Now

If you did not read through your New Year'’s resolutions this morning, do so now. If you did, do it again. And congratulate yourself, because you are one step ahead of half of the rest of the people in this world who made promises yesterday. It'’s unbelievable, but...

Fitness For Overachievers

"I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”" - Pietro Aretino Because we’re busy people, we like to say that staying fit is not about the way we look in a bathing suit. It’s about self-confidence and performance. We want to go nonstop, alert and...

The Best Exercise Routine Ever, Part 1

"The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."- ErmaBombeck I'm filling my gas tank this morning and this guy jogs by. He's in his early fifties and he's in very good shape - muscular and lean. Standing still, he'd probably...

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