7 Ways to Get Your Team to Take More Initiative

Try These Proven Methods to Spur Action and Get Results

Self-starters who take action and get things done are essential to any effective organization. But what are you supposed to do if your teammates don’t show initiative?

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I was recently talking with a friend. He was frustrated his employees didn’t take enough initiative. The lack was really affecting his business. The problem was he blamed them and acted like he was powerless—like he was the victim.

I didn’t believe that. And the more I thought about his situation, the more clear it became how to turn it around.

Season 7, Episode 12: My Advice to New Bloggers [Podcast]

8 Steps to Success

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss 8 steps to success for new bloggers.

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Some people have suggested that blogging is dead. I couldn’t disagree more. After 12 years of blogging, I still think it’s the single best way to get the word out about your message, cause, or brand. Today, I’m going to give you my best advice on starting a successful blog.

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"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." -Robert Braathe

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5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders

(And How Not to Be One)

Sometimes you learn from positive role models. Often you learn from negative ones. This is one of the reasons I love to read history—you inevitably get both.

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After watching Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, I decided to reread Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a page-turning account of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and his political genius.

9 Research-Backed Ways to Spark Your Creativity

The Truth Is You’re Already More Creative Than You Know

Creativity is essential to leadership and business. But we don’t always feel very creative. And I know some people doubt they’re creative at all. The good news is that all of us can easily become more creative. How?

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I have mixed feelings about travel. In fact, I changed my whole business model so I could get off the road. But there’s one thing I really love about travel: a long plane flight.

Season 7, Episode 11: 5 Ways to Build Trust with Your Tribe [Podcast]

How to Quickly Gain Rapport

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of building trust with those you serve.

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You have to get people to buy into you before they buy into your message. They want to know that you’re honest and you deserve to be listened to. Today, we’re going to discuss some practical ways to earn people’s trust so you can influence them for good.

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Where Are You in Building Online Influence?

Take My Free 8-Minute Platform GPS Assessment and Find Out

If you’ve got a nine-to-five, work in consulting, or travel as a speaker, you already know this: To make more money or have more impact, you’ve got to work more hours.

But trading time for dollars doesn’t scale. It’s not long before work cuts into our rest, health, relationships, personal time, and more.

You want to build an online following, but where should you start? My free Platform GPS Assessment will help you figure that out in as little as eight minutes. Best of all, it’s free. But it’s only available for a short while longer.

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"Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect." - Unknown

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Why Not Architect Your Own Life?

Design the Life You Want by Aligning Your Vision, Priorities, and Actions

We usually take our workplaces for granted, don’t we? But skyscrapers are colossal achievements. Architects must design them with variables like winds, earthquakes, communication, traffic, and the surrounding environment in mind.

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It’s impossible to imagine building one without architectural plans. But here’s the thing: The lives of everyone working inside those towers are infinitely more complex.

We’re Looking for a Rockstar Infusionsoft Specialist. Are You a Fit?

Great news: I’m looking to fill a brand new position on my team. We’re a fast-growing company with big goals, and I need to fill this role to help take us to the next level. Click on the title below for all the details.

What if you’re not a candidate? Would you mind passing this along to someone you think might be a fit? Thanks for your interest in helping our company grow!

5 Proven Steps to Reach People and Make Money—In Less Time

Register for My Exclusive Free Webinar and Find out How

One of the hardest things about growing an online following is not knowing how to get from where you are right now to where you know you have the potential to go.

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If you’re like me, you’ve felt like this from time to time—maybe even right now. You’ve got something important to say or something useful to sell. You know you it could make a huge difference in people’s lives.

But navigating the platform world can feel like traveling without directions. It’s easy to get lost. Imagine what it would be like having a clear path from here to there. Now you do, and it’s free.

If you’re looking for a guide to grow your online brand sign up now for my webinar, Your Path to Online Influence. Registration is free, but spots are limited.

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