We Can Only Be Great Doing Things We Really Want To Do

Until you follow your whims, you can't know what you really want.

Every big idea starts out as a whim: “Hmm, wouldn’t that be great?” Until we follow the idea, we can’t be sure if we actually want it. In other words, it’s important to follow your natural curiosity. We all have different things that intrigue us. That’s what makes us unique. It’s following our natural curiosity that… Read more »

How to Stop Procrastinating & Boost Your Enthusiasm

Progress happens when we get excited about what’s in front of us.

  It seems like such an easy thing to do. Go to Google, type in “how to stop procrastinating,” and boom—up pops lots of tips and tricks to solve a problem. But for many, those tricks aren’t much help. Why is that? I think it’s because most articles overlook the mental game of breaking the habit… Read more »

How To Go From Mediocre To Great

In a world filled with mediocrity, greatness really stands out. Here’s how those who do great things separate themselves from the masses. Once you see what it takes, you might be surprised at how close you actually are.

Indecision Is Like Living in a Holding Pattern

But be sure to get all the facts before you decide.

Any expert will tell you, “Deal with things once.” Force yourself to make a decision. Be efficient. Stay ahead of the details. Don’t let them build up. It sounds so simple. When you try it, you find it’s half-baked advice. Life isn’t so simple. You may be able to handle a lot of things once,… Read more »

Do You Know the No. 1 Payoff for Winning?

What you need to make a difference in your own life and others'.

Most can’t think beyond the first things. The trophy! The payoff! The acclaim! The vindication! You proved to yourself and everyone else that you could do it. You silenced the critics. First time winners often go into a depression soon after. Is that all there is? The first rush of rewards are phenomenal, but soon you… Read more »

Louis C.K. on Winning

Louis C.K. works hard, and does things his own way.

He’s the hottest comedian in the country. The spotlight has been shining right down on his partially bald head for quite a while now, and as a result, everybody thinks he’s special. Everybody thinks he has all the answers, and has some kind of special powers. This is exactly the kind of impression I’m addressing in… Read more »

7 Keys to Avoiding the Winner’s Trap

Keep doing what got you here or lose what you worked for.

It’s not unusual for winners to get distracted just enough, just slightly, from doing the things that got them to the top. Mediocrity sneaks up on the unsuspecting winner by flooding them with new opportunities. They lose what would seem to others an imperceptible amount of their intensity and focus. Unfortunately, the line between winning and losing is very fine. Before they realize… Read more »

How You Can Become a Magic Maker

Be a leader who pulls resources together and makes something unexpected happen.

To do great things, you don’t need new ideas or more money. The world is full of people, ideas and money. No shortage whatsoever. But by themselves, if not put to use, nothing happens. They just waste away. There’s a missing ingredient: a leader. Leaders are the catalysts, they make great things happen. They pull together money, ideas… Read more »