How to Motivate Employees … You Can’t!

According to Susan Fowler, they already are motivated. They just have suboptimal or optimal motivation, generally speaking. (There are 6 motivational outlooks she talks about.) In her book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging, she says that …

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3 Books To Improve Your Life

Here are three books I’ve been absolutely devouring and that have made some really great mindset changes in me that I want to share with you: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain I read this because exercise has become an increasingly important part of my life. …

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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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Company of One on Sale for $3

Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business is on sale today on Kindle for $3. I’ve yet to read it but it’s been on my WishList for a while. After having built a 25+ person company over a decade and loved building a team …

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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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We Suck At Self-Awareness – Here’s How To Get Better

I’ve always thought I was a very self-aware person. I’ve always been intensely very introspective. But over the last year, I’ve had a ice-cold bucket of water over my head to realize in so many ways … I’m not. And a new book I’ve been diving into and consumed by …

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