The Kind of People You Should NEVER Take Advice From

And What to Do Instead

I recently read a post about how to give advice. It had some good pointers. But do you know the one thing it didn’t say? That people giving advice should know what they’re talking about.

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I don’t know about you, but I get advice from people all the time. Some of it’s good, some of it’s terrible. So how can we know if the advice we get is worth following?

This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my newst podcast episode, “How to Wreck Your Future.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

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This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “The Paradigm Shift That Helped Me Defeat Perfectionism Once and for All.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

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This is a Periscope replay of the #DailyMentor. In this scope, we discussed my podcast, “Escape the Overwhelm.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

Are Limiting Beliefs Keeping You Trapped at Work?

Why Some People Get Stuck and How You Can Get Free

How many hours a week do you work? I know there are times when you’ve got to crush it, but I’m talking about regularly. Forty, fifty, sixty hours?

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One study I’ve seen says that most professionals actually work more than seventy, given how much time they address business communication on their smart phones. As far as I’m concerned, anything over 55 hours a week is too much.

When I say that, I’m surprised at how many people object and say they don’t have a choice. Their boss demands it, or the kind of work they do (corporate leadership, retail, or the restaurant business) requires it. They feel like they’re held hostage. And they are, but to what?

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

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"Being miserable is a habit. Being happy is a habit. The choice is yours." -Tom Hopkins

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Season 4, Episode 10: The Hidden Dangers of Sitting [Podcast]

4 Stats that Will Motivate You to Stand Up

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the hidden dangers of sitting.

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Modern Americans are the most sedentary people in the world—ever. Between our beds and our seats, we’re on our feet only a few hours each day. The bad news is that it’s killing us. Here are four stats that will motivate you to spend more time standing—starting today.

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Why the Place You Live Determines Your Success

3 Reasons You Should Call the Movers if You’re Serious about Following Your Dream

Everyone knows the old line from the real estate business, “Location, location, location!” But did you know it can have a direct impact on your professional success and satisfaction?

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I’ve lived just outside Nashville for almost thirty years. It’s been a major center for the music business for decades, but Nashville is now a major hub for mediapreneurs of all stripes.

Publishers, podcasters, bloggers, photographers, authors, agents, designers, marketers, musicians, filmmakers, speakers—you name it, and they’re here. So why aren’t you?

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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