Category Archives: Mindsets

The Tragedy of Selling Yourself Short

In a world filled with BS, sometimes the things you don’t want to hear are the things you need to hear the most. The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short, settling for far less than they are truly capable of. The truth is we’re all meant…

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Feeling Productive? 3 Ways to Get Even More Done

Understanding the rhythms of your business and creating routines that help rather than hinder your productivity will give you a significant competitive advantage. I worked with a company founder who realized the three daily meetings he was having with key staff, a business mentor and a new vendor were negatively impacting his ability to see into the future. These meetings were…

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VIDEO: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

What is the quickest way to change your life? All it takes is two minutes because our body changes our mind …. and our mind changes behavior …. and our behavior changes our outcomes. Why you should listen to this video? Amy Cuddy wasn’t supposed to become a successful scientist. In fact, she wasn’t even…

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Video: Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.

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21 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think

In life, people often look at our circumstances from a “glass half-empty” perspective, seeing everything that isn’t there rather than what IS there. We judge ourselves and become our own worst enemies, expecting perfection and nothing less. We compare our lives to others and decide that ours is somehow less appealing or gratifying. However, you…

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VIDEO: How to speak so that people want to listen

Tips on what to do and what to avoid, when you speak, so that people want to listen.

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How to Know When to Say ‘No’ to a New Opportunity

There have been many iterations of the proverb, “Opportunity knocks but once.” One of the earliest versions, as told by the Romans, said, “Opportunity has hair in front, behind she is bald; if you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her, but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.”…

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Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

“Never leave that til tomorrow which you can do today,” said Benjamin Franklin. Pretty good advice, especially considering it comes from a guy who was an absolute whiz at productivity (Franklin was somehow an author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat). Recognizing the wisdom in the aphorism, however, won’t stop most…

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Education and the death of creativity

Is it a coincidence that pretty much all children love to write stories, have fantastic imaginations, enjoy getting messy, painting, making music, inventing characters, acting out plays, drawing and making things? Why don’t we carry this natural capacity throughout adulthood? Why would nature intend us to lose these gifts? Eight years ago, a man named…

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If You Don’t Know What To Do Next In Your Life, Read These 5 Strategies

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for…

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