The $25,000 Productivity Hack

The $25,000 Productivity Hack

99 years ago Ivy Lee walked through the doors of Bethlehem Steel. 15 minutes later he walked out, having earned $25,000 for his time ($400,000 in today's dollars). The information he shared with Charles M. Schwab was...

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Three Steps to Overcoming Your Fear

Three Steps to Overcoming Your Fear

Thousands of years ago, when we were hashing it out with big-toothed cats, our fear response made sense. When trouble loomed, our internal systems leaped into action. Our breathing sped up, our hearts pounded, our attention snapped...

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Breaking Habits with Science

Breaking Habits with Science

Breaking a habit can be as hard as staying awake in an 8:00 A.M. geology lecture. It is, nevertheless, possible. (Or so they say; I could never stay awake in that class.) Perhaps it would have been easier had I followed the...

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The Reason for Their Success

The Reason for Their Success

Imagine being able to choose any goal and immediately feeling powerfully motivated to make it happen. No matter what’s standing in your way, you’d be so driven that you would blow right past it. You would get what you wanted every...

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Waiting for Permission?

Waiting for Permission?

For years (and even now, if I’m honest) I waited for permission. I needed confirmation from this person or an OK from that authority. I needed someone to say my idea was good enough, that I was on target or at least getting close.

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7 Steps to Become Instantly Average

7 Steps to Become Instantly Average

Who wants to be extraordinary when it’s so much easier to be average? Just the length of the word (ex-tra-o-din-a-y) tires me out. In the event that you-re also looking for an easy way to lower your sites and settle for less, I have seven surefire steps to share.

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