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Change Your Words, Change Your Life

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

“Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. The right words spoken in the right way can bring us love, money and respect, while the wrong words—or even the right words spoken in the wrong way—can lead to a country to war. We must carefully orchestrate our […]

How to Be Resilient After Failing

How to Be Resilient After Failing

When I started my first company, we were operating on a bare-bones budget and hadn’t purchased a backup server. It was too expensive, and there was no such thing as the cloud at this point. I’ll never forget walking through IKEA one weekend when my tech guy called me. He told me that our server […]

How to Get Ahead Without Pushing Everyone Else Off the Ladder

How to Get Ahead Without Pushing Everyone Else Off the Ladder

Not everything in life is an either/or proposition. You can have a morning coffee and an afternoon coffee, you can like both cats and dogs, and you can balance your desire to get ahead and your genuine interest in being a team player. Some people fear that caring about their co-workers’ success means getting lost […]

The Power Of User Personas

The Power Of User Personas

  If you’re a business owner, then you know there is a massive difference between starting a business and building a business. And the gap between a great idea and a great business is a tough one to close. Because it’s not enough to create a product or service. No matter how innovative, beautiful or […]

The One Life Skill You Can’t Afford to Neglect

The One Life Skill You Can’t Afford to Neglect

Thanks to technology, we are without a doubt the most connected group of human beings to ever live on planet Earth. This should be a good thing. As humans, we are social animals. Not only do we thrive on social bonds, but our success as a species can in part be explained by our propensity […]

How To Be Proactive Instead Of Reactive

How To Be Proactive Instead Of Reactive

  For those of us who are still trying to compose our new years’ resolution list, experts agree there is a simple note that should be top of any list of goals – if you want to chase your dreams, make an effort to be proactive, not reactive. What’s the big difference? Rowdy McLean, International […]

When Goal Setting Doesn’t Work, Try This

When Goal Setting Doesn’t Work, Try This

I’ve been feeling like a hypocrite. A lot of people have read my New Year’s goal setting article, in which I describe using an “eff yeah” list to celebrate your most meaningful or fulfilling moments in 2016 and using that list to build meaningful goals for 2017. It can be a really empowering process, but this year […]

Here’s Who Women On Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List Named As Their Dream Mentors

Here’s Who Women On Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List Named As Their Dream Mentors

You have to hand it to the women of Forbes’ 2017 30 Under 30. When we asked them to name their dream mentors, they dreamed big. Each year, Forbes sends the 600 rising stars on our annual list of exceptional young entrepreneurs a brief questionnaire to get to know them better. Among the questions, alongside […]

Attitude Matters

Attitude Matters

It’s not willpower that determines what you do. Willpower means forcing yourself to do something you don’t really want to do. You can’t force yourself to e njoy washing the dishes or raking the yard or helping your brother with his homework if you don’t really feel like it. That might work for a while, […]

Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Qualities That Make a Great Leader

  1. Focus “It’s been said that leadership is making important but unpopular decisions. That’s certainly a partial truth, but I think it underscores the importance of focus. To be a good leader, you cannot major in minor things, and you must be less distracted than your competition. To get the few critical things done, you […]