How to Fix a Broken Relationship

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After writing the post, Can You Be Too Helpful? last week, I got a ton of email responses and blog comments from folks with great insights. One of those folks was John Lemmon, who had some great insight. I asked if he might put it together into a guest post, and Voila!   #   […]

Free Ebooks – Today, and Every Day

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I read a lot. This year, I’m on track to hit my goal of 200 books read by December 31. Thankfully, I don’t buy all of those books. Many of them I get through free ebook offers and free kindle book promotions that authors I know (and don’t know) launch. One of my pals, NYT […]

Can You Be Too Helpful?

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Be forewarned: This post is not one in which I (attempt) to impart the limited wisdom I have gained from my life. Instead, it’s a post in which I ask for wisdom from you wise ones. The Background: My friend Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Wharton. This means he knows business. (He […]

How to Unsend an Email

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Like many of you, I get a lot of emails. And, like many of you, a lot of those emails are asks or pitches for things. Some are good, some are not so good. This week, I got one of the latter kind. It wasn’t no-good-terrible-bad, but it had some key flaws. In response, I […]

What Can You Quit Today?

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“Every single Thursday, I quit something.” – Bob Goff   My friend, Bob Goff, is crazy. In an amazing way, of course. He is one of the most accomplished people I have ever met. He runs a law firm and a non-profit organization (yes, both), serves as the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda (yes, […]

Three Keys to Blogging for Profit

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I’ve talked before about how blogging has been one of the most important components of my career over the years, and I love hearing stories of how others have incorporated blogging into their professional lives. Recently I had the chance to read Ruth Soukup‘s new ebook, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul). It’s a […]

How Goals Can Help You Define Success

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Interested in setting annual goals? Every December, Michael Hyatt opens up his popular course, Best Year Ever. I highly recommend it. Watch three FREE videos from him about goal-setting here. It’s no secret that I love me some productivity hacks. So last year, I was all smiles when I stumbled upon a wonderful productivity resource: the […]

The Art of Disappointing Others

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I don’t think I’m only one who lives in fear of disappointing others. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that my fear of disappointing others has led on a number of occasions to bad decisions, overwork, and ultimate (yes) disappointment. (Yes, I said eventual disappointment. Turns out that when you try to avoid […]