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

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

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

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 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

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]

3 Ways to Create Your Own Job Security

What does success look like? At the high end, it might be vacation homes and luxury cars. But when it comes to a comfortable, middle-class life, 86% of Americans say it’s about having a secure job. Unfortunately, since nearly 40% of Americans will be freelancers by the end of this decade, according to an Intuit study, “job security” is… [Read More]

How To Think Differently About Success – And Failure

“Most people don’t wake up every day and say, ‘I need philosophy,’” Ryan Holiday told me in a recent interview. “They say, ‘I have a problem I need to solve.’” But he came to believe philosophy was exactly what they needed. Long a fan of Stoicism, Holiday – best known for his successful books on marketing and… [Read More]

Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Matters for Apple, and Business

Ellen. Anderson Cooper. Michael Sam. All three broke barriers by coming out in their respective industries – comedy, television news, and football. Now they’re joined by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who just announced that he’s “proud to be gay” and, in the process, became the first Fortune 500 CEO to come out. Earlier this year, two CEOs of… [Read More]