Does the idea of your own death inspire you? Let me share a story of how it did for this one man:
Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, grabbing your cup of coffee, and opening up the newspaper to find your own obituary.
That’s exactly what happened to Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1888.
Ludvig Nobel, Alfred’s brother, had passed away, but a French newspaper mistakenly thought it was Alfred. Read More
I love this time of the year as it provides us the space to reflect, assess and sketch the blueprints to make our New Year dreams come true.
As you do, I’d like to encourage you to dream bigger dreams and adopt the unstoppable achiever’s mindset.
To help you, let me tell you the story of a young boy starting out with a lot less than you have going for you right now. Read More
In part two of our WOW Beginnings series, here’s a lesson I want to share with you: Go back to being a bit naïve.
Just as Brian Wong, whom I interviewed on the December CD of SUCCESS magazine, said it,
“Be willing to ask questions and be naïve.”
You see, I think the older—and seemingly wiser and more experienced we become—the more we THINK we need to know the answers to questions and problems. Read More
In part 1 of this week’s series, I want to talk to you about WOW beginnings—businesses where young entrepreneurs hit it big early.
I want to share one such story with you. One disclaimer: I have a certain weakness for the business I am about to share with you…but more on that later.
In the summer of 1978 two friends, lets call them Cohen and Greenfield, opened a makeshift ice cream parlor in an abandoned gas station in northern Vermont of all places. Read More