“Leaders have to learn to live with instability.” – Coach K.
Success is hard. In business, in life, in whatever you do, achieving and sustaining success is difficult When you reach the top there’s always someone or something trying to knock you down or overtake you. I was visiting with a friend last night, engaged in his stories of his days playing basketball in college. HeContinue reading “Success Is Hard – Learn How to Separate Yourself”
It was thought that running a mile in under 4-minutes was physically impossible for any human being. Until, at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Stadium in 1954, Roger Bannister completed four laps in 3:59.4. The photo of an exhausted Bannister with his eyes closed and mouth opened appeared on the front page of newspapers around theContinue reading “Whatever The Mind Can Conceive and Believe, It Can Achieve”
Protect Your Mind!
When I sit down to write an article, or as I’m planning an upcoming mastermind call, the topics usually come to me because of conversations I’ve had throughout that week. On our mastermind call yesterday, one of the things we discussed was how to keep focused and work efficiently towards your goals. I received aContinue reading “How to Increase Your Productivity”
At the end of every day I take a look at my list of things I needed to accomplish during the day. If there are any items that couldn’t be completed for some reason, I deal with them. It might be rescheduling them, delegating them or deleting them all together. I then review my listContinue reading “Your Not-To-Do-List”
“Don’t worry about losing. Think about winning.” – Coach K.
Because you can do hard things, you can help others
“The people inside the talent hotbeds are engaged in an activity that seems, on the face of it, strange and surprising. They are seeking out the slippery hills… they are purposely operating at the edges of their ability, so they will screw up. And somehow screwing up is making them better.” – Daniel Coyle
Sales is about being able to communicate with your potential customer what it is that your service or product does for them in such a way that they can see it. Because if they can see it the same way you can see it, they’ll buy it. Brandon Craig
“…the past is over. It counts for nothing. Your word counts for everything. Your word you give yourself on whether you are going to do something.” Steve Chandler
It isn’t experience that sets top performers apart, but the amount of deliberate practice they put in. Brad Stulberg / Steve Magness
“It is very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated – there is no point in risking your neck for something with little chance of success.” Richard Branson
“How do you go about becoming a millionaire? I’m often asked this question and ever since I founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984 my answer has been the same: ‘Start as a billionaire and launch a new airline.’” Richard Branson
Peter Diamandis Peter has a set of rules that guide his life. His 28 Peter’s Laws have been collected over decades. Here are some favorites: Law 2: When given a choice…take both. Law 3: Multiple projects lead to multiple successes. Law 6: When forced to compromise, ask for more. Law 7: If you can’t win,Continue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 050”
“Important people have the ability to turn off their phones because the world can wait for them.” — Jason Calacanis
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’” – Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud High-way: Saga ofContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 040”
“My confidence came from my vision… I am a big believer that if you have a very clear vision of where you want to go, then the rest of it is much easier. Because you always know why you are training 5 hours a day, you always know why you are pushing and going throughContinue reading “Book Quote of the Week – 039”
Whatever your brand stands for, you have to deliver on the promise. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver, and deliver everything you promise. That’s the only way you’ll ever control your brand. And beware: brands always mean something. If you don’t define what the brand means, a competitor will. Richard Branson
Richard Branson – Business Stripped Bare Notes/Quotes: Richard Branson is someone who has always fascinated me. I love his story. I love what he’s done, how he’s done it and how he continues to do it. Following are some of the notes I took while reading one of his books, Business Stripped Bare: Adventures ofContinue reading “Richard Branson: Business Stripped Bare Notes & Quotes”