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A-Z Of Business: Fun And Fame

Guilt and shame don’t work. Fun and fame do. Make everything in life fun. Yes, fun, and make everyone around you famous. Several years ago, I was asked to give a talk on purpose-driven businesses. I went for a long walk on the beach and…

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Emulate The Extraordinary With Enthusiasm—Yep, Enthusiasm!

Enthusiasm is contagious and people love hanging around positive enthusiasm. What I have noticed over the years is that enthusiastic people with positive spirits are much more likely to be in important circles doing incredible things, no matter how accomplished they are personally. Many times,…

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The A-Z Of Business: Emulate The Extraordinary

Think about the most extraordinary person, business, or organization that you know about. Think of the top of the top—and start doing what they do. In the process, you’ll make yourself extraordinary. We all know extraordinary people in business or life that we really admire…

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What If 2017 Is The Most Incredible Year?

Happy New Year! We have a lot to be excited and positive about for 2017, and today I am sitting on a rooftop in Santiago, Chile, watching the hustle-bustle of a smoggy city and thinking about some what ifs for the coming year. There is…

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Dig Deep And Use Diligence For Every Detail

The magic for changing the game in an industry or in life is usually right in front of you… it is just a detail or a gap that you don’t see. Or you may frame the problem or opportunity differently. Language—and how you think about a…

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The A-Z Of Business: Dismantle

This D-word is not what you are expecting. I am sure you were thinking that it was going to be disruption — and disruption is probably right up there with “unicorn” for business buzz word of the decade, but there is a critical step before you…

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The Uncomfortable Part Of Your Comfort Zone

In the last blog, we talked about how important it is to collaborate outside of your comfort zone. In this follow-up, I want to focus only on the comfort zone and challenge you to think about the idea that nothing big, revolutionary, audacious or bold…

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The A-Z Of Business: Collaborate Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

Today, I want you to move beyond your current circle of influencers. Find a new industry. Find new people. Start collaborating with people, companies or organizations way outside of your comfort zone. Most business models today want to go it alone because collaborations are not easy….

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To Be Yourself, Believe In Yourself

In the previous blog in my A to Z series, “Be Yourself”, we talked about how important it is to simply be who you are—just your incredible self. I ended that blog with a quote I love: To be yourself in a world that is…

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