As a society, we always seem to be searching for a hero. We need someone to look up to. We seek others to inspire, guide and lead us.
In my interview with Simon Sinek, he says, “As social animals, we need and seek leadership. We cannot live without leaders. We are naturally hierarchical. We’re always looking to someone like a child looks to a parent for protection. Read More
It was a sunny day, so we sat outside while catching up. Andy is an engineer about my age, married with three kids. His wife, Amelia, is a third-grade teacher at a local elementary school. On weekends, Andy coaches his sons’ basketball/baseball/soccer teams. Read More
I was in Manhattan to meet with the publisher who was taking the message of my book The Compound Effect to the masses. I was escorted to a conference room where shelves filled with best-sellers lined the walls. The marketing team pointed to a spot on the wall where mine would be.
Marketing staffers began the strategy discussion by saying they reached out to mainstream media and received great response: radio interviews, a few TV appearances and some online article requests. Read More
Let me acknowledge something: It can be tough out there!
Every day we’re bombarded with scary, ugly, scandalous and tragic news.
Being an election year, the political rhetoric is at epic levels, with repeated messages of how broken, corrupt and terrible everything and everyone is.
Even your own friends, family and colleagues are parroting these sentiments around water coolers, in hallway conversations and at cocktail parties. Read More
To make 2013 your best ever year, to reach goals that may look impossible, you must be bold—possibly even to the point of seeming foolish.
Let me tell you how one such fool pursued his dream…
was no scholastic achiever. He looked a bit “dorky,” and some of his classmates teased him harshly. Rather than read his assignments for school, the kid spent his time shooting 8 mm movies of wrecks of his Lionel train set. Read More