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Freedom and Responsibility

Freedom and Responsibility

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


WOW Beginnings (1 of 2)

WOW Beginnings (1 of 2)

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


Be Relentless (pt 2 of 2)

Be Relentless (pt 2 of 2)

In last week’s post, I shared with you my interview with Tim Grover, author of  Relentless – From Good to Great to Unstoppable.

In the interview, he goes over the topic of the cleaner and how in a cleaner’s mind, there is NO failure.

Let me re-read you Tim’s definition of a “cleaner.”

Ready? Okay, here goes:

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Be Relentless (pt 1 of 2)

Be Relentless (pt 1 of 2)

Have you ever worked with someone that just seemed unstoppable – that no matter what happened, they kept pushing forward towards their goal?

And you watched and you wondered how they did it – how they were so driven, so relentless in their determination. In today’s post we’re gonna find out what it takes for each of us to be  relentless. Read More


WOW Mental Toughness (2 of 2)

WOW Mental Toughness (2 of 2)

Muhammad Ali said, “In the big leagues everyone has ability. It always comes down to mind games. Who ever is more mentally strong—wins.”

Life is the “big leagues.” And that quote is true about life and success. Everyone has the ABILITY to succeed, but in the end it all comes down to mind games.

Whoever is more mentally strong will win, succeed, and live the life they were meant to live. Read More