In Case You Missed Bitcoin’s Epic Rise…

Over the weekend in Denver, my friends and I hosted an annual charity event—a sort of business and investment bootcamp that ended with around $100,000 worth of toys being donated to kids in low-income families. It was a lot of fun, and I really want to thank the...

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 Build A Dynasty

While I'm in Asia this week (having a night out in Tokyo while you read this), I thought it was fitting that since I'm in the land of dynasties, that we'd talk about building one today. The hero of today's email was the most successful boss in his world. He built a...

The Skill That Can Make You Rich

How’d you like to make $1.49 million a year… or more? There is a way, and it’s simpler than you may think. Learn how to sell.

Michael Masterson has been saying it for years: Knowing how to sell is one of the most financially valued skills you can possibly have. And here’s the proof. According to research from AdAge and executive-compensation research firm Equilar (reported by MarketingCharts.com), high-level marketers earned an average of $1.49 million in 2007. (That includes salary, bonuses, stock options, and stock awards.)

Identify the MAGIC TIME to Get More Done

"We are just so impressed by how you manage to get so much done," the couple said. Long-time readers of ETR, they had approached me minutes after getting offstage at the exciting Underground 8 seminar in Washington, D.C., last March. I hear this comment a lot from...

5 Secrets of Good Writing

Below, you'll find five of what I believe are the most important secrets of good writing. Apply these techniques and tricks to every sentence you write, and I promise you that your words will be more powerful, more persuasive, and easier to understand. RULE 1: DON'T...

How To Be A Great Houseguest

"Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door." - Charles Lamb ("Valentine's Day," Essays of Elia, 1823) Travel the world as you will, stay in beautiful places, eat great food, drink fine wine, and amuse...

Getting Tough With Troublemakers

"If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you, but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards." - Rudyard Kipling ("False Dawn," Plain Tales from the Hills, 1888) Although KM doesn't like for me to say so,...

How To Make Meetings Work, Part 2

"For the most part, our leaders are merely following out in front; they do but marshal us the way that we are going." - Bergen Evans (The Spoor of Spooks and Other Nonsense, 1954) Dave Barry says the reason the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its...

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