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]

3 Ways to Create Your Own Job Security

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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

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“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]

Reframing Your Way To Happiness At Work

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  Does an overflowing inbox stress you out? You’re not alone – but according to Shawn Achor, author of Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change, some subtle shifts in mindset can dramatically increase your happiness and productivity: “An overflowing email inbox could be a soul-draining activity, but… [Read More]

Maximizing Your Time While Helping Others

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The more successful you get as an entrepreneur, the more precious your time becomes. Not only are you trying to run a business and scale it, but you are also trying to have a social life. So, when aspiring entrepreneurs ask for some more of your time to “pick your brain,” you may, unfortunately, need… [Read More]

Five ways success will look different by 2020

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What does it mean to be successful? The answer used to be obvious: a regular paycheck from a reputable employer. But rapid social and technological change hasn’t just disrupted industry, it has also disrupted our definition of what a meaningful and successful professional life looks like. Here are five ways we’re likely to view the… [Read More]

Developing Your Brand as a Leader

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Do you have leadership potential? If you want to advance successfully in your career, it is essential to understand how you are viewed in your organization and in your field. But too many of us still hold onto the idea that hard work is enough and that keeping our heads down will surely lead to… [Read More]

Is Your Company’s Corporate Structure Ready for the Future?

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How hierarchical should your company be? In the past, corporate structure was rarely discussed; it didn’t need to be, because the answer — very — was obvious. Leaders would give directives to their subordinates, who would pass them along down the chain of command. But the rise of the Internet and globalization has upended those… [Read More]

How To Succeed When You Don’t Fit In

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Chris Brogan never fit in. “I spent my entire life feeling like I didn’t belong,” says the author and speaker. “Customer service was where I started (in a big phone company) and ever since, I’ve seen that most companies are built around training replicable cogs to deliver replicable service with ZERO space for passion and… [Read More]

How To Become A TEDx Speaker

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It may seem like an impossible dream to join the likes of Al Gore or Anthony Robbins as speakers at TED, the legendary ideas conference. But with the creation of TEDx, independently-organized TED-like conferences throughout the world, it’s now possible for far more people to become speakers. And there’s the potential for breakout success: some… [Read More]