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 […]

The Superpower of the Personal Touch

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This is a guest post by Jeff Becker, a sales professional and entrepreneur. Currently, he works as an Account Executive @ LinkedIn and is also the Co-Founder of earhoox. Superpowers in the traditional sense might be neat, but until I am accidentally soaked in a chemical spill and suddenly know your tweets before they trend, (aka precognition, see […]

The Art of the Start

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It’s no secret that starting is one of the hardest things you can ever do. My friend Jon Acuff says it well in his great book, Start. “You don’t need to go back in time to be awesome; you just have to start right now. Regretting that you didn’t start earlier is a great distraction […]

Who Can Help Solve Your Problems?

I was going through some financial statements recently when I saw a charge from Netflix MOVIES for $7.99 a month. I’ve never signed up for Netflix, so I wondered what was up. It turns out it had been happening for a few months. So I called the phone number associated with the charge (assuming it […]

So You Want to Be a Writer? Do This.

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I’ve been writing a lot of late. Finishing edits for next book. Writing a series on traveling the world over at my LinkedIn Influencer blog. Moaning in my journal about how much I miss eating dairy but then realizing how much better I feel when I don’t. Blah blah blah. Writing is a hard thing, and […]

How to Write Your Way to Better Decisions

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I’ve been listening via Audiobook to Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content, a book on free-writing that I’m not sure why it took me so long to find. I am devouring this thing. (As much as you can devour an audio book, I suppose). If I remember correctly, I […]