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8 Ways to Become and Stay Motivated

8 Ways to Become and Stay Motivated

As humans, we tend to naturally gravitate towards pleasurable things and follow the path of least resistance. Therefore, when we set a goal for ourselves — anything from landing our dream job, running a marathon, or starting a podcast — it is a big step toward...

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What Does a Person of Courage Look Like?

What Does a Person of Courage Look Like?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of forgiveness, and it had an unexpectedly strong response. It’s been a while since I got such an overwhelmingly positive reaction from people about a subject. This tells me that understanding how to forgive is a concern for...

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9 Strategies to Protect Your Success and Maintain Growth

9 Strategies to Protect Your Success and Maintain Growth

You desire to be successful. You long to achieve or surpass a goal or expectation you have set for yourself. It is a significant aim for anyone in life, and achieving it requires a lot of grit and intentional effort. But achieving success is only one side of the...

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5 Ways to Overcome Your Digital Addiction

5 Ways to Overcome Your Digital Addiction

You are waiting for an elevator. The doors slide open, you enter, and they close. As the elevator begins its descent, you notice another person is in the elevator taking this ride with you. The silence soon grows uncomfortable. Pop quiz. What’s your go-to move? A)...

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What Are Cognitive Biases and 6 Ways to Minimize Them

What Are Cognitive Biases and 6 Ways to Minimize Them

Have you ever, with your best intentions, made a decision that turned out to be a poor or detrimental one? You probably have. We all have made choices at different points in our lives that, at the moment, seemed right but, in retrospect, were completely short of logic...

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Why It Is Perfectly Fine Just Being Mediocre

Why It Is Perfectly Fine Just Being Mediocre

I want to lead you through an exercise that quickly gets to the core of your sense of legitimacy and well-being: throughout your childhood, did you experience a feeling that you were — on balance — OK with who you are? Or did you derive the idea that you needed to be...

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Six Ways to Benefit from the Importance of Patience

Six Ways to Benefit from the Importance of Patience

We all have goals, dreams, expectations, and aspirations that we strive for each day. The achievement of these things makes us feel whole, joyful, and fulfilled and gives us reasons to keep living, even when things get tough. But in achieving them, we often want to...

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What is the Importance of Our Daily Micro Choices?

What is the Importance of Our Daily Micro Choices?

Today, much emphasis is placed on our big decisions like having children, getting married, learning to drive, buying a house, getting divorced, and quitting a job. But the reality is that it’s all the thousands, if not tens of thousands — of micro choices that create...

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What Does a Healthy and Balanced Life Mean to You?

What Does a Healthy and Balanced Life Mean to You?

I recently released an interview on Passion Struck with John R. Miles with the author Susan Cain where we discussed the importance of balancing joy and sorrow, bitter and sweet, and work and life. It got me thinking about what a healthy and balanced life really...

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Why Your Peak Experiences Create a Rewarding Life

Why Your Peak Experiences Create a Rewarding Life

"I don't live to work; I work to live." Although this quote is attributed to Noel Gallager, I first heard this expression years before living in Spain. A Spanish friend told me that he observed this startling difference when comparing our two cultures and what...

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Why Materialism Is Impacting Your Happiness and Success

Why Materialism Is Impacting Your Happiness and Success

Materialism and the desire to flaunt off material things have become a significant part of today's society. We see influencers all over social media who are promoting luxury products or services and telling their audience, "regardless of all the privileges I have, it...

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Six Ways Successful People Ask for Advice

Six Ways Successful People Ask for Advice

Do you find seeking help at work or home repulsive? Do you have the feeling of inferiority when you ask for advice? You are not alone. The majority of people assume that asking for help symbolizes weakness. They don’t wish to feel dumb or seem needy. As Brené Brown...

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Why is Intellectual Humility Vital to Your Success?

Why is Intellectual Humility Vital to Your Success?

Regardless of your self-identity, we envision a version of ourselves that is far different from how the world pictures us. In most cases, the way we see ourselves is glamorized into someone more intelligent, more decisive, and more liked than who we really are. And...

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5 Ways Our Ego is Our Trap

5 Ways Our Ego is Our Trap

I have written before about my time working as a Vice President (VP) for Lowe’s home improvement. When I started in that position, I worked as part of what I believed was a highly effective team of five VPs. Our group of five reported to the same Chief Information...

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Why Every Revolution Requires Revolutionary Leadership

Why Every Revolution Requires Revolutionary Leadership

Consider that just a short quin-centenary ago, the world was introduced to the printing press — a novel invention that drastically changed accessibility to knowledge for the ordinary individual. Five hundred years later, we are experiencing the effects of another...

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Workplace Adaptability: Winning The Future Talent War

Workplace Adaptability: Winning The Future Talent War

It is becoming painfully apparent that we're on the cusp of a new reality that necessitates workplace adaptability. We are actively living with five unprecedented crises simultaneously facing us: a global pandemic, an economic calamity, the racial and social justice...

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The Bee and Turtle Effect Allowed Elon Musk to Pioneer Space

The Bee and Turtle Effect Allowed Elon Musk to Pioneer Space

Elon Musk is such a unique and talented entrepreneur for countless reasons. But I think that one of his most striking qualities is that he has an acute sense of maximizing his day’s output while exercising tremendous patience toward his stunningly-high goals. That is...

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Why You Should Hire Your Weakness As Soon As You Can

Why You Should Hire Your Weakness As Soon As You Can

Becoming an entrepreneur is one of the most exciting professional journeys that we can undertake. I can speak from experience as both an entrepreneur and advisor. And, I believe one of the best entrepreneur tips can be summed up in one three-word sentence: hire your...

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We Company is Shifting the Failed Startups Narrative

We Company is Shifting the Failed Startups Narrative

 One of the most prominent business stories I witnessed last year was the precipitous fall of the WeWork company (known We Co. or We Company). While the company has not entered bankruptcy, it came dangerously close in the days after its scuttled initial public...

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Is Applied Intelligence the Future of Data?

Is Applied Intelligence the Future of Data?

 Cloud-based supercomputing, self-driving cars, hyper-personalization of customer experiences, and autonomous drones are all evidence of the dramatic changes taking place all around us. We are in the midst of what many have dubbed the "Fourth Industrial Revolution,"...

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Goldman CEO’s Board Diversity Ultimatum Sets the Precedent

Goldman CEO’s Board Diversity Ultimatum Sets the Precedent

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon made news recently when he announced that Goldman would not take companies public unless those companies contained at least one “diverse” board member. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Goldman CEO Solomon said...

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Blackrock’s Brazen Step to Reinvent Itself Around ESG

Blackrock’s Brazen Step to Reinvent Itself Around ESG

One of the first Americans to advocate what we know as reinvention was Benjamin Franklin, who said, “If you are finished changing, you’re finished.” More than 200 years later, today’s competitive business landscape requires intense executive adaptation and fresh ways...

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