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Let Your Light Shine

The most important decision you have to make every day is where you spend your time and energy. Every day you allocate these two precious resources and your current situation in life shows you how you're doing. To live your life to your fullest potential, you want to choose activities that provide the best return for [...]

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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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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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Top 5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job

Have you ever wondered: Should I quit my job? You're not alone. People often tell me they are unhappy with their jobs. They fantasize about getting out and like most fantasies, it doesn't happen. The good news is: Those who do make the switch don't regret it. The bad news is: This doesn't make the [...]

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William Zinsser’s Commencement Speech at Wesleyan University 1988

Seventeen years before Steve Job's famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, William Zinsser addressed the graduating class at Wesleyan University with a speech that was phenomenal. I came across this commencement address while writing up a recent interview I had with Mr. Zinsser. He told me about this speech in our interview and how it inspired [...]

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Fueled by Passion – Chuck Close

Imagine coming from a childhood where your teachers thought you were lazy and slow because you tested poorly (due to dyslexia), your peers alienated you because you were bad at sports and all the adults you live with fell ill or passed away before you became a teenager. Most people would apply for the victim [...]

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Modeling Success Series – Leo Babauta – #1

Most people believe that being successful is difficult. I used to think the same way but I've come to realize that it's not true. There is a simple formula for success: All you have to do is ... ...think, feel and act like a successful person. That's it. So why aren't more people successful? It's [...]

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Focused Execution – How to Turn Dreams into Reality – Part 3

This is the final article of the How to Turn Dreams into Reality Series. If you haven't read Part 1 - Setting Proper Goals or Part 2 - Creating an Effective Plan or both, I recommend that you read them before moving on. By now, you should have a proper goal set and a plan [...]

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How to Worry in a Good Way

"Don't worry. Be happy." Just four words with two simple suggestions. Yet we find it so hard to apply. Why is that? Think about it for a few seconds before reading on. "Don't worry. Be happy." Did you come up with anything? If not, don't worry. Many people struggle with this question. One of the main [...]