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3 Killer Tips for Great Business Presentations

March 1, 2013 3 Comments

Learn how to dramatically improve your business presentation skills and increase impact with these three killer tips.

How to Overcome Setbacks

February 15, 2013 8 Comments

Have you noticed that there are periods in your life when everything seems to be going great and there are times when nothing really works out? We always seem to be in downward or upward spirals. This is a self-fulfilled prophecy. When things are going great for you your self-confidence increases, which increases your chances of the upward spiral to continue its Read More »

Why Non-Attachment Is the Key to True Happiness

February 7, 2013 12 Comments

This morning my flight was delayed, which caused me to miss my connecting flight and arrive at my destination at 6pm instead of 2pm as planned. There was another guy with the same route and the same thing happened to him. But the way we both reacted to it was very different. I calmly accepted that there was nothing I could do Read More »

The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Business

February 5, 2013 6 Comments

During the first two years of my business I made several bad hires. I hired friends who weren’t qualified for the work I hired them to do because I trusted them and their salary requirements were fairly low. It took me two years to realize that investing in superstars is the single most important thing you can do for your business. And Read More »

Why Losing is the Path to Winning

December 18, 2012 4 Comments

One of my best friends is not particularly good-looking, but he’s always dating really attractive women. I wanted to know what his secret was, so I asked him. He said “I talk to a lot of women. Most of them are not into me, but some are.” I then asked him if all those rejections made him feel bad. I’ll never forget Read More »

How to Kick Ass at Customer Service

December 13, 2012 3 Comments

Consider these two facts: An unhappy customer tells 20 people about a negative experience with your company. When a company solves a customer problem, that customer is five times more likely to buy from that company again and recommend them to their friends. In other words, great customer service is the cheapest and most effective way to grow your business. Here’s another Read More »

Don't be so Hard on Yourself

December 6, 2012 2 Comments

The CEO of a marketing agency I met with last week asked me a really good question: “what do you attribute your highest achievements in life to?” I had to think about the answer for a few seconds, then I said “self-confidence.” I explained to him how when I didn’t believe in myself I couldn’t accomplish much at all, but when I Read More »

Why Obsessing Over Getting Things Done is a Terrible Idea

November 29, 2012 2 Comments

For many years I’ve operated my business the same way: working very hard and trying to get as much done as possible. But for some reason I wasn’t very successful and I definitely wasn’t happy. I’m like a little kid: I like asking “why?” a lot. Especially when things aren’t working out. There had to be a better way.   The Advice Read More »

Why Your Negative Emotions Are Actually Good for You

November 27, 2012 4 Comments

Entrepreneurs love talking about all their victories: the new clients they sign up, the one day their website got 100,000 hits and that superstar employee they just hired. You don’t hear many entrepreneurs talking about the clients they lose or their bad hires so much. But we all know that we all have bad days and sometimes, whether on not is work-related, Read More »

What Does It Take to Be Successful?

November 15, 2012 6 Comments

There’s a fundamental problem with the approach most people take to become successful at what they do: they focus too much on skills and too little on their attitude toward success. As business owners we spend a lot of time learning about marketing, sales, finances and operations. But how much time do we spend studying (and applying) the science of success? How Read More »