7 Ways to Beat Jet Lag and Make the Most of Every Trip

My flight landed in Hong Kong at 8pm. Two hours later, my friends and I were at a rowdy Kowloon restaurant eating spicy food and shaking off the cross-Pacific cobwebs. A few hours later, I woke up at 4 a.m., my normal time. I hit the gym and met my friends for...

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....

You, a Hero

At the end of the first day of our coaching program, I knew we had a future superstar in our presence. This woman, we'll call her "K," was smart, intelligent, and an incredibly hard and disciplined worker. She'll go far, I thought to myself. In fact, that night after...

Is Your Market Waggling?

My wife keeps bees. She can sit in front of her hives for hours, just watching their dangerous little tushies waggling back and forth in front of the entrances. I sometimes sit next to her in the early evening and watch too – for as long as I can. To me, it’s all the same thing: The bees fly in. The bees fly out. A couple of bees are walking around in circles. Okay, I get it. Now can we throw a Frisbee?

Why His Final Victory Was His Greatest

A few months ago, I wrote a column on “The Most Misunderstood Man in American History,” Robert E. Lee. Today I’d like to tell the story of his adversary Ulysses S. Grant, a nineteenth century hero whose final victory was his greatest. Born into meager circumstances in...

One Year Later

  "The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to human folly." - Lyndon B. Johnson (address, Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 1965) Today, the...

Boost Your Creativity with “The Mozart Effect”

  "A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate; it goes on to become." - W.H. Auden ("Notes on Music and Opera," The Dyer's Hand, 1962) Researchers have discovered many interesting things about the effects of classical music --...

About Labor Day

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Day, you may be interested to know, has been an official holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. But though...

Why Reductions Must Be Mandatory

"Responsibility, n. A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck, or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology, it was customary to unload it upon a star." - Ambrose Bierce (The Devil's Dictionary, 1881-1911)   Last week, we spoke...

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