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Powerful Words

The words we use matter. Here are some examples of words or phrases that are especially powerful. Once upon a time. The most powerful words in storytelling. No matter how long the story goes, or how complex it becomes, every story has a beginning. You. Because in business or in life, the more you can…

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Small Things Can Keep Us from Big Things

Lately I’ve felt that I’m doing well at the small things, but failing to plan for more involved work. It’s not that the small things are inconsequential—or so I tell myself. If you also struggle with doing small things well but neglecting the bigger picture, it’s time to take action. The only way to break…

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What Is Freedom?

For me, everything began with the notion of freedom—the ability to determine the course of my daily schedule and overall life direction. I was very motivated by the opportunity to decide for myself. A normal job didn’t fit into those parameters, so I did everything I could to create my own employment and well-being. But…

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In Search of a Few Great Stories (Can You Help?)

ATTENTION: Do you know someone who has undertaken a quest, lifelong pursuit, or big adventure? If so, fill out this form! –>Quest Submission Form More details below. *** The best part of The $100 Startup was telling the stories of all kinds of people who started successful businesses without spending a lot of money. Happily,…

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Leadership Lessons with a View

Australia is one of my favorite countries out of 188 visited so far, and I was thrilled to have an extended stay of five days there last week. I first went to Melbourne to speak at Darren Rowse’s Problogger Event, a gathering for bloggers and other fun people from Australia. The event was well produced…

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Chicago Marathon: Mission Complete

Yesterday I got up early… and ran 26.2 miles through the streets of Chicago! This was my fourth marathon, but I haven’t done one in several years and was somewhat worried. I had been apprehensive after not being able to train as much as I should have, and also after feeling some pain in my…

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Around Here: Notes from Thursday Afternoon

1. Whenever things are going well, it’s always good to ask yourself “How could I improve? What could I do better?” Never rest on your laurels! Always be thinking: OK, great. What’s next? Yesterday I woke up early and went for a quick run around the park. Then I went for a morning biscuit at…

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World Domination Summit 2013: Limited Tickets Now Available

*World Domination, July 2013 Edition* As mentioned on Monday, today’s the day—we’ve just opened up the first public round of registration for #WDS2013. While they last, tickets will be available at the link below –> #WDS2013 Registration Demand greatly exceeds supply for WDS tickets, so I won’t send this post by email. When tickets are…

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The Calling

Bob Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone recently. I liked these parts: You’ve described what you do not as a career but as a calling. Everybody has a calling, don’t they? Some have a high calling, some have a low calling. Everybody is called but few are chosen. There’s a lot of distraction for people, so…

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