How to Launch with Nearly Instant Momentum and Sales

The Proven Formula I Use for Every New Product

At the end of the day, we are all entrepreneurs, aren’t we? If you have something to say, you probably have something to sell. But how do you make sure you launch successfully?

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Maybe you’re new to launching and are unsure about best way. Maybe you’ve tried it before and failed. Meanwhile, you’re watching others launch winning products all the time. What’s their secret? How do they do it? Well, I’ll tell you exactly how I do it.

Season 5, Episode 5: How to Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance [Podcast]

3 Simple Secrets That Make It Possible

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to finally achieve work-life balance.

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Work-life balance is something we all struggle with, right? It’s so hard to find it can feel impossible. But it’s not. We just have to properly understand it. Today we’re covering three simple secrets that make it possible.

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How to Recover When You Blow It Big Time

3 Lessons Brené Brown Can Teach Us About Getting Past a Major Fail

We all have bad days in business, right? And sometimes they’re beyond just bad. We drop a ball, miss a sale, or hurt a colleague. Suddenly, we’re doubting ourselves, doubting our worth, doubting everything.

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My goal-setting course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, is very successful and helps a ton of people every year. During the last launch we decided to do a special edition of the course for leaders.

We were confident and built our budget assuming it would win big. We invested tens of thousands of dollars into the product and had significant revenue projections. The content was high value, the presentation compelling. And we sold exactly one. Yes, one.

"Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear." -Michael Hyatt

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Thinking about an Affair? Count the Cost

8 Reasons You Should Run, Not Walk, from Infidelity

The Ashley Madison hack has spurred a lot of talk about adultery. An untold number of its clients have already resigned jobs or been served divorce papers. A few have even committed suicide.

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Several years ago a friend of mine had an affair. It was like dropping an atomic bomb in his life. He lost his wife, his kids, his home, his friends, and more.

It’s impossible to fully appreciate the devastation caused by his decision—people are still hurting years later. But counting the cost of infidelity is something we should all do.

Season 5, Episode 4: Permission to Turn the Page [Podcast]

5 Reasons Reading Will Make You an Awesome Leader

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss five reasons reading will make you an awesome leader.

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I’m convinced that the reason I ascended the corporate ranks, became a CEO, and ended up writing about leadership is because I’m a reader. Here’s why it made the difference for me and how it can make the difference for you.

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The 2 Most Powerful Words for Reaching Your Goals

One Simple, Proven Trick that Will Set You up to Win Every Time

Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: You decide on a goal and you’re full of enthusiasm for the first week, maybe two. Then you slack off. Finally, months go by and you’ve made no real progress.

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When you remember your original goal, you either feel bad and quit, or feel bad and try again—only to experience the same dynamic again and again. But what if I told you two little words could enable you to break out of that cycle?

"Be fearless in the pusuit of what sets your soul on fire." -Unknown

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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?

Season 5, Episode 3: How to Wreck Your Future [Podcast]

5 Hidden Dangers of a Pessimism Addiction

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 3 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 pessimism.

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If you’re looking to wreck your future, especially your career, there’s nothing more effective than pessimism. Here’s why—and what you can do to stay positive.

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No, You Don’t Have to Work 24/7 to Succeed

What the Amazon Story Says About Our Always-on Business Culture

I love Amazon, but like many I was disturbed by what I read in the New York Timesrecent exposé. Still, I was actually more disturbed by what came next.

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I read defenses of Amazon from entrepreneurs, leaders, tech writers, and others. Some were easy to agree with. It’s a free country, after all. People can work where they want—even high-intensity, always-on companies like Amazon.

That wasn’t the problem.