Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Inc. post today: Like TED Talks? This 99-Second Video Covers Them All

on February 29, 2016 in Humor, Inc.com, Visualization

My post today on Inc.com, “My Inc. post today: Like TED Talks? This 99-Second Video Covers Them All,” begins: Like TED Talks? This 99-Second Video Covers Them All Everyone loves inspiration, so we enjoy TED talks. But do they change behavior or just make us feel inspired? Who doesn’t love feeling inspired? I do, so for a long time I loved TED talks. No longer. Why not? Because I distinguish[…] Keep reading →

Video: the first and last word on improving yourself

on February 28, 2016 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

[This post is part of series on the Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activity (SIDCHA), burpees, and cold showers. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click to view the SIDCHA series, the burpee series, and the cold shower series where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Yesterday’s webinar, on sidchas, my most comprehensive treatment to date:

How can you find passion if you don’t try, even if you don’t know where to try?

on February 27, 2016 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Education, Entrepreneurship, Exercises

Everyone wants to find a passion—something that engages them so much they love doing it and working on it doesn’t feel like work. Most of us hold back from trying because we aren’t sure what we might feel passion for. We know we don’t feel passion for anything now. Maybe this, maybe that. Unsure which, and afraid of picking something we’ll later learn we don’t feel passion for, we don’t[…] Keep reading →

Inc.com Today: How to Win an NBA Championship as a 66-Year-Old Grandmother of Five

on February 26, 2016 in Fitness, Inc.com, Models, Perception, Stories

My post today on Inc.com, “How to Win an NBA Championship as a 66-Year-Old Grandmother of Five,” begins: How to Win an NBA Championship as a 66-Year-Old Grandmother of Five Knowing your values and living by them enables you to achieve the value of what others only dream of. This is a post about values, living by them, and achieving more through it. You read Inc.com. You value achievement. Let’s talk[…] Keep reading →

Almost nothing inspires more than helping others so much that they pay you for it

on February 25, 2016 in Education, Entrepreneurship

I’m getting good at leading students to inspiration. I can’t wait to release my online entrepreneurship course (contact me if you’re interested in taking it), which is where I’m seeing all the inspiration. I’m not talking about short-term feelings of inspiration. If you want to build muscle, quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger from his Pumping Iron days may make you feel inspired, but you’ll still have to keep motivating yourself to[…] Keep reading →

My bold next stages

on February 24, 2016 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, SIDCHAs

Emails to great, long-time friends you don’t see that often give you the chance to reflect on longer stages than normal and to put together thoughts more complex than you think daily. I wrote the following to one such friend, capturing the change my change in focus and direction following my increased confidence in my courses as I’ve seen hundreds of people succeed in them. Some of it feels over[…] Keep reading →

Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur

on February 23, 2016 in Entrepreneurship, Inc.com, Stories

My post today on Inc.com, “Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur,” begins: Why Disaster Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me as an Entrepreneur You want experience in people you hire and yourself too. Only the more useful the experience, the more painful it is to gain. Do you know how to tell how good at something someone is? I’ve learned: Clueless[…] Keep reading →