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Date: January 29, 2015
Appearance: Now Hear This: 9 Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind and Soul
Outlet: Success Magazine
Format: Magazine

The Surprising Success We Find in Failure

How Pivoting Can Snatch a Big Win from Near Defeat

This is a guest post by Jeff Goins, an award-winning blogger, entrepreneur, and author. His latest book, The Art of Work, is about finding your calling. And for a limited time, you can get a copy of it practically for free here.

We often look at successful people, hearing their stories of failure, and think they succeeded in spite of the fact that they failed. But that’s not true.


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Successful people and organizations don’t succeed despite failure. They succeed because of it.

How to Stay Relevant in a Constantly Changing Marketplace

7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Always in Demand

The recent recession taught us all an important lesson: Employment is not forever. Companies change. Jobs vanish. It might have already happened to you.

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Some don’t mind the churn. I don’t know one single person, Gen X or younger, who thinks employment is forever. In fact, they wouldn’t even want it. It’s too constricting.

Others take a job loss as an opportunity to change gears. They find more satisfaction in another company or industry, or even in starting their own business. They might be reluctant at first, but they move on with gusto. But not everyone.

Season 3, Episode 03: The Right Way to Fire the Wrong Person [Podcast]

6 Steps for Resolving Poor Hiring Decisions

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this third episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the best way to handle the firing and layoff process.


Letting someone go from your organization is hard. In fact, it should be. But sometimes it’s necessary, and it’s there a simple, six-step process for creating the best possible outcome.

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One Old-Tech Secret for High Achievers

Why Paper Plus Evernote Beats Pure Digital for Taking Notes

Everyone knows I geek out when it comes to new technology. But sometimes old tech is the best tech, and that goes for taking notes.

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Last fall information guru Clay Shirky banned the use of laptops and other digital devices in his NYU classroom. It remains a controversial move. Not only students, but even other professors have criticized him.

Not me. I think Shirky’s onto something.

4 Ways to Beat the Resistance and Reach Your Goals This Year

How to Overcome What's Holding You Back

It’s about that time. Based on the statistics, a large percentage of people who made New Year’s resolutions are thinking about throwing in the towel. Some already have.

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According to research from the University of Scranton, nearly 4 out of 10 people quit their resolutions before reaching the month of February. Even more will fall off after that. But what about you?

If you’re like most people, you have goals for your health, relationships, faith, wealth, or personal development. These are the things that matter most to us, and yet it can be so easy to start with the best of intentions and flame out after a few weeks.

Season 3, Episode 02: The Right Way to Hire the Right People [Podcast]

6 Guidelines for Developing a Solid Hiring Process

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss a proven six-point hiring process to ensure you find the right fit for your team.

Season 3, Episode 02: The Right Way to Hire the Right People [Podcast]

We all want our businesses to succeed, and most of us know we can improve our odds by recruiting high-quality employees. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make costly hiring mistakes. I’ve sure done it. But I’ve also used what I learned the hard way to develop a system to hire the very best.

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How MLK Made a Better World in Just 10 Years

Why Extraordinary Success Depends on What You Believe

When Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the ministerial call from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, he was just twenty-five years old.

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That was 1954. What King accomplished over the next decade would radically reshape American society and provide an example and inspiration for us today. So what was his secret?

Season 3, Episode 01: How You Can Better Control Your Time [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode of the season Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to make sure the urgent doesn’t crowd out the important.

Season 3, Episode 01: How You Can Better Control Your Time [Podcast]

The truth is that when it comes to how you spend your time, you have a choice. You can either live in proactive mode, according to a plan you’ve developed or you can live in reactive mode, according to the demands of others.

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The 37 Best Business Books I’ve Ever Read

I have been in and around the publishing business my entire professional life. So I understand the potential impact of a great book.

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In business, the right book at the right moment can tilt the playing field and give you a crucial advantage. These thirty-seven business books have personally made a huge difference for me. In fact, they’re the best I’ve ever read.