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]

It’s OK to Change Your Focus

When I was a teenager, I wanted to become a professional activist. I interned for the National Organization for Women’s Lesbian Rights Project and thought it was the most fantastic job possible; I dreamed of organizing press conferences and lobbying legislators and fomenting social change. Now, nearly 20 years later, my focus is marketing and… [Read More]

How to Become More Disciplined

An aspiring author friend recently wrote me a plaintive note. “Discipline has been a big topic on my mind lately,” she said. “I’ve seen a pattern recently of starting something and not finishing the project and I’m fearful this is what will become of my book.” There are plenty of people more productive than I… [Read More]

Small Tweaks To Make Your Work And Life Better

Years ago, author and consultant Cali Williams Yost used to try to talk to executives about ‘work-life balance.’ That all changed when one senior leader pulled her aside. “He said, ‘I’m going to take pity on you and tell you what’s going on. Every time I hear ‘work-life balance,’ I hear ‘work less,’ and we… [Read More]

Why You Should Embrace the Small Pleasures

Laura Vanderkam has some surprising advice for you: go ahead and buy that latte. Unlike the legions of naysayers who counseled people to abandon their Starbucks habit during the recession to save a few bucks a day, Vanderkam contends in her new book All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About… [Read More]