How To Succeed This Year – Even When You’ve Failed Before

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Tony Robbins worried his son would be a slacker. “My dad’s greatest fear about who I was as young man, was having a lack of hunger – the hunger and drive for something more than just living,” Jairek Robbins told me in a recent interview. He knew what he should be doing to lead a meaningful and successful life,… [Read More]

Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

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An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for a supervisor to say. Who would want an employee that overlooks details, or who casually wraps up an assignment because “it’s good enough”? But here’s why her boss is… [Read More]

How To Create A Virtual Internship That Will Change Your Life


Working for free – in the form of unpaid virtual internships with authors Seth Godin, Ramit Sethi, and Tucker Max – kickstarted Charlie Hoehn’s career. His experiences ultimately led to a full-time job working for prominent author Tim Ferriss, and to Hoehn launching his own books, including Recession Proof Graduate. [Read more at Forbes]

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Artists

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When musician Darden Smith put out his first record in 1986, it was a different world. For one thing, records were so expensive to produce, the sheer fact of having one was significant. And his eight years with Columbia, a major label, was a clear sign of having ‘made it.’ “It was a big deal back then,” he… [Read More]

Why You Should Work For Free

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How would you like to build your network so dramatically over the course of the next year that you become friends with some of the world’s most successful authors and entrepreneurs? That’s what Charlie Hoehn, who started out as an unemployed 20-something, figured out how to do when he graduated into the recession of 2008. His… [Read More]

Employee Retention: How Your Company Can Excel

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As the economy improves, employees — who may have felt lucky in the past just to have a job — might start looking around to see if better opportunities present themselves. Losing a key staffer can be expensive for a middle market company; studies show it can cost anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars (at the… [Read More]

How to Protect Your Online Reputation

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If you’re planning to hire someone, or go on a date with them, or even just want to find out more about who they are, it’s likely that your first move is to Google them. That’s why it’s so critical to take control of our online reputations: “It affects everyone, from you getting employment at… [Read More]

Why Sending This Email Could Change Your Life In 2015


What if you could get an honest view of how others really see you? In my book Reinventing You, I lay out a three-step process to reinventing yourself professionally. It’s important to create a proactive vision for the future and determine what you want to be known for. And it’s essential to “live out your brand”… [Read More]

The 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail at Personal Branding

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We all know personal branding is critical for entrepreneurs. If someone is going to buy from you, they need to understand who you are, what you stand for and the value you bring. But too many entrepreneurs fall short, either ignoring their personal brand (“my work speaks for itself”) or muffing the execution. I’ve spent… [Read More]

Finding Your Breakthrough Idea – Dorie Clark at TEDxBeaconStreet

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The talk that is featured in the following video was given by Dorie Clark at TEDxBeaconStreet in January 2015. Featured image photo credit: misspixels via Creative Commons.