Posts Tagged ‘questions’

How to Chitchat

Posted in SUCCESS on December 24th, 2013 by Darren Hardy –

ChitchatAs I get ready to shut down to engage in my once-a-year interactions with distant family and other slightly familiar kin, I went looking for one of my own articles on my blog to review. Since I needed a refresher on my own advice, I thought you might want one as well.

The Art of Chitchat

I hate chitchat. Hate it.

I know I am probably (not probably, definitely am) an overly intense person. I want to be engaged in something that is meaningful and “on purpose” at all times—even when I am “off” and not working.

To sit around and shoot the (well, you know) and talk about the weather, football scores or the latest celebrity gossip pains me beyond belief. Ask my wife: A conversation goes shallow, and I’ll go in the other room and read a book or find something else “productive” to do.

So when I know I am going into chitchat terrain (like holiday parties and family functions) I gear myself up and review my chitchat strategy.

Here is what I know for sure: read more »

Your Greatest Resource: Where It’s Hidden and How to Find It

Posted in SUCCESS on October 11th, 2011 by Darren Hardy –

In this age of information and technology, we have a world of resources at our fingertips.

Much of human knowledge has been scanned, transcribed, recited and digitized for immediate Google access. Today there are more teachers, preachers, coaches, consultants, mentors and “experts” at your disposal than ever. But the most overlooked, underutilized and divinely powerful resource of them all is you—your own inner voice, intuition and instinct.

I think many people have lost contact with their inner resource.

We live in an era in which everyone around us is telling us what we should do—the government, religious authorities, academic leaders, news media, commercial marketers, our bosses, our parents and now hundreds of friends on Facebook and Twitter every day.

I believe the deluge of all these available resources, ideas and opinions can overwhelm us, put us into a bit of a stupor and make us lazy. As Albert Einstein once said, “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” You cannot simply study the wisdom of others. You have to think through ideas yourself and tap your own inner wisdom.

Too often we are consumed by some epic hunt for the Holy Grail. We’re looking for someone else’s secret, answer, formula or big idea in order to get where we want to go.

Over time, and through practice, I have found that the answers to life’s most vexing questions don’t exist on, YouTube or Wikipedia, but reside within us. The Holy Grail, as it were, isn’t out there to be found, but lies within us, waiting to be discovered.

As you know, I interview people for a living. It’s true that incredible insights, inspiration and distinctions can be found by interviewing and studying people who have already been where

you wish to go. But when it comes to the big issues—to those vexing questions and momentous decisions of life—the most insightful person to interview is read more »

Q & A: Getting Funded without Getting Fleeced!

Posted in SUCCESS on August 19th, 2008 by Darren Hardy – Comments Off

Q. Chris McWillie writes: I am trying to find funding for this idea I been working on with my team. It’s an online service/social platform,  but I don’t want to give away 60 percent of my idea to some investor. Advice?

A. Having been on both sides of the pitch table (both as an entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars and as an angel investor holding investments in several companies), I can definitely give you some hard-earned advice on this matter.

Build It, THEN They Will Come
This is truly the Great Age of the Entrepreneur. Why? Because you can launch an enterprise in your spare bedroom, dorm room or on your mobile laptop that can generate millions of dollars in income or hundreds of millions in equity.

Need proof? How about some squarely in the space about which you inquire…

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Applying Law of Attraction – Really!

Posted in SUCCESS on August 12th, 2008 by Darren Hardy –

've been receiving some great questions recently-here's one from Arturo Alvarez regarding the Law of Attraction.

Q. Hi Darren!! I work in the restaurant business and it takes most of my time, and at this point I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of it. How do you apply the Law of Attraction to your own personal success?

A. One thing you will come to realize about me on this blog is I love straight, candid, tell-it-like-it-is talk, especially as it relates to the serious business of self-improvement. There is too much polite puffery and aggrandizing of success principles in today's marketplace, in my opinion.

Let me clean up some misconceptions about the Law of Attraction that have gone haywire in the hands some savvy marketing of late…

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Here Is How YOU Can Join Me on THE BIG IDEA with Donny Deutsch!

Posted in SUCCESS on August 6th, 2008 by Darren Hardy – Comments Off

SUCCESS magazine and THE BIG IDEA with Donny Deutsch seem to be cut from the same cloth and part of the “mutual appreciation society”. We are both committed to the same end – helping entrepreneurs achieve more and lead more fulfilling lives.

Here is how you can join me on THE BIG IDEA with Donny Deutsch…

They have asked me to come on the show Thursday, August 21, at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT (check your local listings), specifically to answer viewer questions and help them with their success challenges.

In the comment section below you can ask a success-related question – some great challenge or hurdle that is keeping you from accomplishing what you want in life. It could be a specific business, sales, communication, leadership or relationship question or a more general question about success habits, philosophies, fears or behaviors that are keeping you from what you want in life.

If your question is selected you might be invited to ask it on camera, over the phone or on air.

Ask your question below as a comment and I will look forward to seeing you on the show!