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Embrace Possbility 10 books I wish I read earlier in my life but glad I still read them eventually
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10 books I wish I read earlier in my life but glad I still read them eventually

Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life? I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I [...]

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The Scientific Approach to Personal Mastery

When it comes to personal growth, it's easy to just wing it. We live life and believe that we'll automatically learn from our experiences and log those lessons into our memories. We're heavily influenced by the self-improvement fad of the month or the advice we're hearing from friends, family, colleagues and the media. This take-life-as-it-comes approach is [...]

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Life Lessons Learned from the Late William Zinsser

William Zinsser, American writer and teacher, passed away at the age of 92 this past week. I had the privilege of meeting Bill a few years ago when I interviewed him for the Modeling Success Series. In addition, to the wonderful insights from that interview, we built a relationship that has been invaluable to me. I'm sadden by [...]

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How to Give Yourself Feedback

For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it's not always convenient or helpful [...]

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Top 10 Insights that May Change Your Life for the Better

Throughout your life, you've learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live. But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way. Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some people [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Frances Hesselbein – #3

(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post) This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how much I enjoy meeting and learning from extraordinary people. I came away from this particular interview [...]

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Why Old People Have a Hard Time Learning New Things

As we get older, we tend to believe the cliché "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" because we've seen many examples proving it to be somewhat accurate. There are people out there who don't know how to use a smart phone, shop online or send email. It is not because they don't have [...]

  • Keys to Success

You are NOT Successful because …

... you are missing this one key skill. All successful people have it and all unsuccessful people don't. If you are already successful, you know what this skill is. If you're not, I have three pieces of great news for you: The first is that what you're missing is a skill and not a natural-born ability which means [...]

It is Risky to be Stable because…

... well, before I tell you what it is, let's define stable. When something is stable, it is not likely to change. All my life, I've been raised to believe that stability is a good thing - stable job, stable relationship, stable government - but is it really? If we think there will be a [...]