#072: 5 Strategies for Building New Habits [Podcast]

Good habits lead to good outcomes. Bad habits lead to bad ones. But if it’s his simple, why is it so hard to change?

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Maybe it’s time to step back and deconstruct the whole process. In this episode I confess to a bad habit and what I learned in the process of trying to overcome it.

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#071: Help! I Married An Entrepreneur, Part 3 [Podcast]

My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”

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In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we made this a three-part series.

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#070: Help! I Married An Entrepreneur, Part 2 [Podcast]

My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”

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In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we have decided to make this a three-part series.

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#069: Help! I Married An Entrepreneur, Part 1 [Podcast]

My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”

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In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we decided to make this a three-part series.

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#067: How to Have Better Dinner Conversations [Podcast]

A few weeks ago, my wife Gail and I were invited out for an impromptu dinner and movie with friends. Our schedules are often so tight that when we get a chance to do something like this we jump at it. We weren’t disappointed.

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The movie and the dinner were great. But what really stood out was our conversation.

It reminded me that being a good conversationalist is a critical success skill. It matters—not only in our personal lives but also in our professional lives as well.

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11 Situations That Commonly Elicit Resistance

I have been a fan of Steven Pressfield since I first read The War of Art. He wrote about the roadblocks that keep us from fulfilling our creative potential. He referred to these collectively as “The Resistance.”

As a writer and speaker, that resonated with me. Every time I sat down to create, I squared off against this internal, malevolent force. Pressfield gave me a name for it, along with the tools I needed to defeat it.

#066: The Difference Between the Wise and the Foolish (and Why It Matters to You) [Podcast]

I recently had a call from a business acquaintance who wanted to discuss a problem he was facing at work. I asked several questions, but it quickly became obvious that he didn’t really want to solve the problem. He had a quiver full of excuses as to why things couldn’t change.

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It became apparent I was dealing with a classic “fool.” I know that sounds harsh, but it is what it is. I knew immediately that talking about it any more was a waste of time. I had to change strategies.

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#064: Two Kinds of Thinkers: Which One Are You? [Podcast]

Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking: Abundance Thinking and Scarcity Thinking. One leads to success, joy and fulfillment, while the other leads to failure, fear and discontent.

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If you look behind the outcomes—in any area of life—you will see specific actions that caused them. But if you look beyond the actions, you will see the thoughts that gave birth to them.

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#063: Watch Your Mouth: How Our Words Impact Others [Podcast]

Whether we realize it or not, our words carry enormous weight. In fact, you and I probably don’t have any tool more powerful—for good and for bad—than our words.

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A verse in the Bible that says,

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29, NASB)

This advice applies far beyond spiritual matters and goes straight to the heart of our leadership and our impact.

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