What You Learn on the Way to Success

A 3-Point Check-Up to Get the Most out of the Middle

Success stories have a beginning, a middle, and a payoff. We often focus on the difference between the start and the success but I’ll let you in on a secret: The struggle between the two is what’s important.

Writing Your Own Story

As you work to win at any endeavor that truly matters to you, there is going to come a point when you are tempted to quit, give it up, throw in the towel.

7 Steps to Faster Audience Growth [Free New Webinar]

Learn How to Build an Engaged Online Following in 30 Minutes a Day

When I talk with people about the frustrations they feel in building an engaged online following, slow growth and insufficient time come up more frequently than anything else.

I get it. When I first started blogging, I would spend hours on an important post, expecting it would take off. But no matter how much time I invested, I had fewer than a thousand readers regardless of what I did. Not even my mom was interested!

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How Is Hiring Like Chemistry? 4 Ingredients for Success

Also: We’re Hiring! See if You’re a Fit for Our Team

Most leaders I’ve met recognize you need the right people to build a high-power team. But few of them have defined the ideal candidate for their organization. They’re playing with fire.

A few of my grandkids are reading the Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvelous Medicine right now. In the story, the boy George mixes up a concoction to cure his grandmother of her sour mood. He adds everything he can find to the mixing pot: pharmaceuticals, paint, shampoo, and more.

The results are explosive—and the antics only get zanier from there. Unfortunately, I’ve seen hiring situations like that over the years.

Where Are You in Building Online Influence?

Take My Free 5-Minute Platform Assessment and Find Out

Most people recognize the value of an online platform. When you have one, you can reach more people with your message, products, or hard-won expertise. You multiply both your influence and your income. Everybody wins.

The problem is that building an online following can feel daunting. I talk to people all the time who want the personal and professional benefits a platform offers. It’s just that they either struggle to get started or gain momentum.

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Which Veterans Would You Like to Thank?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this simply means an opportunity to take the day off, relaxing with family and friends. But there’s more to it than that.

Memorial Day is a day we set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of our country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.

How Much Risk Should Entrepreneurs Really Take?

3 Ways to Launch Your Business Without Betting the Farm

This is a guest post by Jeff Goins. His newest book, Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age, is now available for preorder.

When it comes to chasing a dream, is it better to go “all in” or take your time? Despite the age-old claims that we need to risk everything, the truth is taking a leap is not always the best path to create your life’s work.

Most of us love a good tale of risk and reward. We get a thrill seeing people bet big and win. But a study from the University of Wisconsin demonstrates this is not wise.

How Little Things Can Lead to Big Results

3 Ways to Help You See and Play a Different Game, and Win

When it comes to winning at work, you have to focus on the big things. Don’t sweat the small stuff, right? Not so fast.

The small stuff does matter. In fact, according to Andy Andrews, bestselling author of The Little Things, it might matter more than you could possibly imagine.

How Reading Old Books Gives Us New Perspective

3 Reasons to Overcome Bias and Understand the Whole Conversation

One trait common to leaders is a passion for books. Reading improves our thinking, people skills, and more. Leveraging a library of history, biography, philosophy, business, and psychology can give leaders a competitive advantage. But there’s a hidden bias working against us.

We live in a culture that places a premium on things that are new. Discontent, if not a virtue, is certainly a way of life. Understanding this, marketers highlight “newness” as a primary attribute of their products, assuming that this equates to better.