Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural traits that belong only to a lucky few. Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).
You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things. It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on life’s fundamental truths can be difficult, especially when they remind you that you’re heading…
How you work is far more important than how much you work. Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.
A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you. One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”
Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos. Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and worst of all stress.
Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.
The surest sign of a genuine mastery of a topic is the ability to explain it simply to someone who knows nothing about it. As a hard working entrepreneur you’re faced with a variety of challenges, each of which needs to be resolved to grow your business further.
Master the trait that separates the millionaires from the middle class. The more time Lewis Schiff spent speaking about the seven behaviors of highly successful entrepreneurs from his book Business Brilliant, the more he became struck with a startling revelation. It occurred to him one of the seven best practices was far more important that the rest. “It is the one habit I find over and over again that is present in every single successful self-made millionaire I study,” Schiff said…
Live someplace too dull to distract you from making money. Most people in their 20’s are still in debt from their student days. My trading challenge aims to help people turn small amounts of money into six and seven figures in a short amount of time. I recently sat down with one of my students who’s achieved an incredible amount of success by following my course.
Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success. We’ve all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m. However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles with mornings, I wanted to let the late risers out there know that there is hope for you, too. So, I spoke with a variety of millionaires who wouldn’t even think of waking up at 5 or 6 . . . or…