It turns out a large number of Americans have no idea what the Fourth of July is all about. That’s tragic!

Almost thirty years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave an address for the Fourth of July. Whatever your party or politics, I hope you’ll find it both inspiring and informative.

Which Veterans Would You Like to Thank?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this simply means an opportunity to take the day off, relaxing with family and friends. But there’s more to it than that.

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Memorial Day is a day we set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of our country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.

The Secret Benefits of Standing While You Sleep

3 Ways You Can Get More from Your Night's Rest

I’ve been talking about the benefits of working at a standup desk for years now. Standing makes you feel happier and more energetic. It also burns more calories.

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I’ve also been a major advocate for getting enough sleep each night. Sleep keeps us sharp and improves our ability to remember, learn, and grow.

Now I’m going to let you in on how I’m taking these two practices to the next level. I recently started standing while sleeping, and the results have been phenomenal.

What I Learned from My 2015 Reader Survey

5 Key Conclusions to Better Serve You

I’ve been doing reader surveys since 2009, and I get excited every time the numbers come in. As far as I’m concerned, a reader survey is the best way to get real, useful, concrete data on the people I want to serve best: you.

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Last month I launched my 2015 reader survey. I do a survey almost every year because it helps me gain clarity and improve the content I create. For the past few days, I’ve been pouring over the results.

To my delight, almost thirty-five hundred people participated. I want to share the results with you, along with how I plan to use the feedback to meet your needs and exceed your expectations in the coming year.

Season 2, Episode 12: My Craziest, Most Memorable Christmas Stories [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this twelfth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of my crazy Christmas memories. I can’t believe she got me to share some of these!

My Crazy, Most Memorable Christmas Stories

Spoiler Alert: In case you listen to my podcast with young children around, I blow Santa’s cover during this episode. I reveal how I discovered he is made-up. If this shocking truth might upset your children, please use earphones!

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My talented friends at Rainey Media do most of the video production for my team. They catch me at my best—and my worst. Here’s a collection of my best video bloopers from 2014! If you liked these, click here to tweet.

I Thank, Therefore I Am

For some, the word eucharist can be off-putting. It suggests ritual, sacraments, and liturgy. It can seem like the very opposite of a personal relationship with God.

I Thank, Therefore I Am

But eucharist is word that all of us can embrace. It comes from the Greek, eucharisteó, which means “to give thanks.” This behavior should not only be central to the life of every Christian, but it’s also what distinguishes humans from all other created beings.

The Proven Formula I Use to Launch Every New Product

About two years ago I signed up for Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula course. It was pricey—and it was also priceless. It totally revolutionized my marketing.

The Proven Formula I Use to Launch Every New Product

Forbes magazine named Jeff the “$400 million man” because his Product Launch Formula students have made hundreds of millions with his approach.

Based on those numbers, and my own personal experience, whenever Jeff talks, I listen. And now anyone can because Jeff has just released a brand new free video series.

Episode 13: How Do I Transition Out of My Corporate Job to Work for Myself? (and Other Listener Questions) [Podcast]

Welcome to the all-new This Is Your Life podcast. In this thirteenth and final episode of the season, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I answer listener questions.

Season Finale - Questions and Answers

I get questions daily from my listeners and readers. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to answer them all. So Michele and I decided we would collect them, pick the most common ones, and then devote the thirteenth episode of each season to answering them.

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NSA Drops the Platform Name: My Response

As you may know, a few weeks ago the National Speakers Association (NSA) announced it was changing its name to ‟Platform.” Many of you were, understandably, upset. Many of you were also vocal in your opposition. Your support meant more than you know to me.

However, I am pleased to report the matter has been resolved. Shep Hyken, the NSA board president, called me last night. He told me the NSA board had held an emergency meeting and voted to drop the name and go back to the drawing board. He also apologized to me for any stress this may have caused me or the people in our community.

Amazon is working on technology that will enable you to receive your package within 30 minutes of placing the order. (Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, revealed this on 60 Minutes.)

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