The Alter Ego Effect

Had about 9 hours in the car alone for a roadtrip to New Mexico and listened to most of the audiobook of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life by performance coach Todd Herman.  Gotta say … it’s excellent. The Alter Ego Effect, to …

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Willpower Doesn’t Work

I read a lot of books … but rarely does one consume and focus me like Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy. I’ve been a fan of his work and subscriber to his email newsletter for a while now, but this book is hitting all …

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5 Mindsets for Designing Your Life

I’ve been wading through a great book by two Stanford design professors called “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.” The five mindsets they encourage are: Be curious Try stuff Reframe problems Know it’s a process Ask for help In the video above I talked through using …

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Make Your Bed

But I really HATE making my bed! Just bought the book with a title on that specific advice — Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World. It’s written by Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired Navy SEAL and commander of special operations, who based …

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How to Really Really Learn

One of my all-time favorite books is basically a practical guide on How to Really Think Better. Last week I finally opened and dove into Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive by Bradley R. Staats, which I bought a year ago this month. Here are a couple …

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Author Interview: Allen Gannett of The Creative Curve

You have the ability to be creative. And you can learn to be even more creative. I got to interview Allen Gannett, author of The Creative Curve, last week. You can listen in here. I did a recap on The Four Laws of Creativity here as well.

Your one wish for your customers

As I’ve been contemplating my new business venture I’ve been going back to the foundations and doing some new reading and rereading of classics. I’ve been devouring a new one by Sean D’Souza — The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy (And Why They Don’t). Just read this and worth exponentially …

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