You're working hard, trying to build your business and you're out pitching to prospects. Inevitably you are going to hit some tough customers. Ones who aren't merely difficult, they are looking to make sure you don't get the business because they have their own agenda.
If you are right out of college, in your 20’s and wondering what to do… Don’t stress! Take a deep breath and relax. Patience is key at this point in your career.
It was just a regular spring evening around 1997 and I was getting ready to relax and watch some mindless TV when I got the call.
Everyone in the motivational world seems to have their own bag of tricks so I’m going to give you some of mine. These below are what power me every day and can help you too if you embody it.
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on what you could have done yesterday but instead focus on what you will do today.
I wanted to share this little nugget I found in my diary from 2005 of a typical day after building my company for just two years. It’s now 13 years later and my company is bigger than ever but it was the daily emotions like this you have to battle.
There may be times in your life where you feel sluggish and things aren’t going your way. You’re stuck in the doldrums of life. It happens to every one but the key is not staying there. So how do you kick it into high gear?
One thing I’ve really focused on lately is HRV ( Heart Rate Variability ). It’s an interesting measure to help analyze recovery, stress levels and fitness.
What HRV is, is a measurement of the time interval between heartbeats and the variation of them. In a basic sense, you don’t want a droning beat that is the same every time. Slight variations are key to a healthy heart rhythm.
Too often in life we operate in a reactive state. We depend on the answers and opinions of others for acceptance. We get frustrated with things beyond our control and live in the past, stuck where there is no resolution except negativity. Here’s 4 areas where you can choose to break free and live life your way.
2:30 am, 4:00 am, cryotherapy, ice baths, grueling iron sessions. You name it, somebody is doing it. The morning routine of superhuman celebrity gods and the fitness gurus who inhabit the domain of Instagram, Facebook and the rest of social media remind us that while we are tucked in our warm blankets, someone else is out there getting a jump on the day.
The victory is in the journey. You ever wonder why when you achieve a goal you feel a little empty inside? It’s okay to admit it. It might not hit you right away but eventually though the basking in your glory, the accolades and encouragement from your friends and family fades and the trophy, award or medal begins to collect dust.
Last week, I had the opportunity to go on the Hack The Entrepreneur podcast. I had a great time talking about the entrepreneur lifestyle and how the real Victory is in the journey.
This is a topic I could write on in great detail but I wanted to keep it simple.
One of the biggest things you can do to become a better version of yourself is by simply working to improve.
I wake up every day motivated to be the best I can be. Sure that might sound cheesy but what drives me are a few things;
The biggest keys to energizing people and being charismatic is to bring energy, enthusiasm and authenticity. It’s that simple. It’s hard not to get excited about something when the person who is talking to you is upbeat, positive and enthusiastic.
We all hear stories of the “Lemonade Stand” as the rite of passage for the budding young entrepreneur. I’ve never mentioned this idea to my kids and the funny thing is they figured it out on their own and came to me with their idea.
Most people don’t realize the difference between success and failure is very tiny. Simply by changing one’s attitude, working smart and giving a solid effort one can achieve amazing results that otherwise would seem impossible. Here’s seven key tips that can tilt the balance in your favor.
Business is dog-eat-dog. It’s about the pursuit of profits above everything else — a pitiless Darwinian exercise in which the strong survive by treating their workers like medieval serfs.