Friday, August 26, 2016

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again by Henry Cloud

“Never go back.” What does that mean? From observations of successful people, clinical psychologist and author of Never Go Back: 10 Things You'll Never Do Again (Howard Books, June 2014), Dr. Henry Cloud has discovered certain “awakenings” that people have—in life and in business—that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things. And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

9 Lessons Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They Heard Sooner

Lots of people want to be entrepreneurs, to bring their big ideas to life, to be in control of their future—it’s something they’re excited about, something they’re passionate about. They know what they want, and they’ll do what it takes to get it.  

But uncovering that passion doesn’t always happen in that elusive aha moment. For a lot of people, passion is found after failing 47,000 times on projects they thought they were passionate about, or it’s in the little moments of inspiration stemming from typical daily tasks.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

4 Ways to Reach Your Personal Best by John C. Maxwell

Thinking about that adage the other day, I remembered a talk by swimmer Diana Nyad. Turning 60, Nyad was driving and saw her eyes during a glance in the rearview mirror. The moment prompted introspection on what she calls “the one that got away.”

Her most coveted goal was swimming nonstop from Florida to Cuba. In her 20s, she had attempted it after conquering several other long-distance challenges, but the 111-mile stretch through shark- and jellyfish-infested water defeated her.

Friday, August 5, 2016

4 Steps to Realistically Attack Your Goals by Gary Vaynerchuk

Ten years ago when I turned 30, I was driving to my family’s business, Wine Library, and I looked at myself in the rearview mirror and said, “You are full of it.”

I realized that nothing I had been doing over the last five years was putting me anywhere close to my lifelong goal of buying the New York Jets—a billion-dollar sports franchise. So on my 30th birthday, I had a difficult and honest conversation with myself. If owning the Jets was truly my North Star, then I needed to shift my behavior and start putting in the work necessary to achieve that dream.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

8 Ways to Master the Art of Communication by Jim Rohn

The better you become at using these tools, the better you’ll be at communicating.

The art of communication”—I like that phras1e. Because communicating is an art. When we’re attempting to get our message out to others, it’s as though we start with a giant blank canvas and we then begin to paint a picture, any picture we desire.