9 Research-Backed Ways to Spark Your Creativity

The Truth Is You’re Already More Creative Than You Know

Creativity is essential to leadership and business. But we don’t always feel very creative. And I know some people doubt they’re creative at all. The good news is that all of us can easily become more creative. How?

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I have mixed feelings about travel. In fact, I changed my whole business model so I could get off the road. But there’s one thing I really love about travel: a long plane flight.

Season 7, Episode 11: 5 Ways to Build Trust with Your Tribe [Podcast]

How to Quickly Gain Rapport

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of building trust with those you serve.

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You have to get people to buy into you before they buy into your message. They want to know that you’re honest and you deserve to be listened to. Today, we’re going to discuss some practical ways to earn people’s trust so you can influence them for good.

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Where Are You in Building Online Influence?

Take My Free 8-Minute Platform GPS Assessment and Find Out

If you’ve got a nine-to-five, work in consulting, or travel as a speaker, you already know this: To make more money or have more impact, you’ve got to work more hours.

But trading time for dollars doesn’t scale. It’s not long before work cuts into our rest, health, relationships, personal time, and more.

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"Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect." - Unknown

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Why Not Architect Your Own Life?

Design the Life You Want by Aligning Your Vision, Priorities, and Actions

We usually take our workplaces for granted, don’t we? But skyscrapers are colossal achievements. Architects must design them with variables like winds, earthquakes, communication, traffic, and the surrounding environment in mind.

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It’s impossible to imagine building one without architectural plans. But here’s the thing: The lives of everyone working inside those towers are infinitely more complex.

5 Proven Steps to Reach People and Make Money—In Less Time

Register for My Exclusive Free Webinar and Find out How

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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Have What It Takes to Grow a Significant Online Following?

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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.