Influence

Criticize in Private and Praise in Public

When my wife and I were looking for a new home to build for our growing family, we went to the most reputable builders we could find, based on feedback from friends, awards, and reviews, as well as the advice from our realtor. Through that …

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Ramit Sethi Knows How to Produce Viral Content

It’s what every online marketer and entrepreneur want from a new piece of content. Seeing their article or video they spent hours, even days, perfecting go viral is rewarding and often a fruitful thing. You all know just how valuable it is when that happens …

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6 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Preparing for your big speech or presentation is akin to prepping for the big game. It requires practice, situational awareness and studying your opponent (audience, in the case of public speaking). While there are courses which teach people how to improve their public speaking skills, I …

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How to Be A Sore Loser and Ruin Your Reputation

There are many valuable takeaways from Trump’s presidential victory. And this weekend taught us the most valuable of all. Following Trump’s historic inauguration on Friday, we saw how quickly people can destroy their reputation if they don’t accept defeat with grace and class. I’m referring …

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Take a Long RV Trip With Someone Before Going into Business Together

Business partners are gold. In fact, they’re better than gold… they’re critical to your success, and I don’t recommend going at this entrepreneur thing without a great one. A great business partner should fill the holes you can’t. If you’re the yin, they need to be …

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The NFL is Capitulating to Punk Players

Reputation is everything, in life and business. And today, with social media enabling anyone with a following to be an activist or spokesperson, that can be a dangerous thing for entrepreneurs with large or growing organizations. Take, for example, the NFL… Until this year, the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Dress Up for Halloween

Sitting at the airport this morning I noticed a random daytime talk show on the screen in the lounge. I loathe this type of show… they typically consist of yappy people obliged to share their low-information opinion on everything from politics to romance. But, despite having a …

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Leadership Coaches Are Charlatans

I cringe when I see a promo for a so-called ‘leadership expert’. Similar to spreading Tiger Balm on sore muscles, their impact is temporary because they aren’t relatable and often speak with a sense of ‘I know better than you’ – no one likes that. …

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