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One of the hardest things about growing an online following is not knowing how to get from where you are right now to where you know you have the potential to go.

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If you’re like me, you’ve felt like this from time to time—maybe even right now. You’ve got something important to say or something useful to sell. You know you it could make a huge difference in people’s lives.

But navigating the platform world can feel like traveling without directions. It’s easy to get lost. Imagine what it would be like having a clear path from here to there. Now you do, and it’s free.

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The Four Disciplines of the Heart

How to Fight Back When You Feel Discouraged

A few years ago I met with a leader who was in the process of losing heart. I have seen the look in his eyes a hundred times before. (I have seen it in my own mirror on more than one occasion.)

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My friend was under attack. He had just discovered that one of his board members was campaigning to unseat him. Worse, one of his children had just been diagnosed with a chronic disease. As a result, he was struggling with the typical symptoms of stress: insomnia, indigestion, and back pain.

He was ready to throw in the towel. And who could blame him? Life can be brutal sometimes.

Season 7, Episode 10: How To Frustrate Those You Lead [Podcast]

13 Mistakes Every Leader Should Avoid

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the most annoying mistakes made by leaders today.

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If I asked you to think of someone who does a poor job as a leader, most of you could come up with somebody fairly quickly because bad leadership seems to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something we don’t quickly forget. Today, we’re going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by leaders.

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"Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." -Simon Sinek

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How to Become Your Spouse’s Best Friend

3 Straightforward Steps to a Relationship that Lasts

What does marriage have to do with leadership? If you are married, everything. Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage.

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Your marriage is a living example of what it is like to be in a close relationship with you. This is why it is so important that leaders get this right if they want to influence others.

Dial Back the Crazy by Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

4 Steps to Reclaim Your Schedule Today

It’s that time of year, right? Spring cleaning. It’s an annual tradition that goes back forever. And most of us get a piece of the action. Seven in ten Americans participate every year.

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I’ve seen dozens of spring cleaning checklists, tips, and shortcuts. But there’s one thing most of these lists miss, and it’s usually far messier than any other area of our lives: our schedules.

How to Skyrocket Your Impact [Free Video Series]

Narrow Your Focus, Create Momentum for Your Message, and Reach Thousands

We all like options, but when it comes to making an impact in the world today, the number of choices can be paralyzing.

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If you’ve got something to say or sell, you’ve probably thought about launching a blog or podcast, advertising on Facebook or Twitter, and investigating marketing and email strategies.

Or maybe you’re further along and weighing even bigger investments of time and money, but you’re unsure about how to proceed and in what direction.

My free, three-part video series, Skyrocket Your Impact: A Proven Plan for Reaching Thousands with Your Message, will help you create momentum for your message—whether you’re just getting started or you already have a large following but want to grow it into a full-­time business. Click here to find out more and get instant access to Video No. 1.

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Season 7, Episode 9: My Top 10 Productivity Hacks [Podcast]

How to Supercharge Your Day

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my top 10 productivity hacks.

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Many people feel overwhelmed because they can’t get everything done. But you can get better at productivity. It’s like a muscle. The more you work on it, the more productive you’ll become. Today, we’re going to give you some of our best tips on how to make the most of your working hours—without working more hours.

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"Don't fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today." -Unknown

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My Favorite iOS Apps for Taking Notes with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

7 Apps That Finally Make the Dream of Digital Note-Taking Fun and Easy

I have had a long and tempestuous history with the iPad. It started with the first generation iPad released in 2010. I then bought every new generation, hoping that it would become a tool I could use in meetings to take notes, add tasks to my to-do list, and do research.

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Eventually, I stopped using each device and gave it to the grandkids. In real-world use, I found note-taking especially cumbersome. I momentarily got my hopes up when Apple released the iPad Air 2 when I bought it in November 2014. I also bought and tried just about every stylus on the market.