we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with

Influence is two things… “First, influence is powerful. And second, it is subtle.” That’s what my mentor, Jim Rohn, said. I wholeheartedly agree. Take a look around. At every moment we are both influencing, and being influenced by, the people around us. One only has to look at high school to see its powerful effect.…

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a simple exercise that can change everything

Where to begin? That’s the question I asked myself when I first started writing my book, iSucceed. Though I had been studying seriously for two years, the thought of writing a book never even crossed my mind. One day though, when I sat down and started reading some of the ideas I’d jotted down along…

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we all need to grow a thicker skin to succeed

Dang, people are sensitive these days… The other day I ran across an article on Yahoo! which had an anchor “fighting back” to what she referred to as “bullying” sent in to the station by a viewer. Here’s what the letter said: Hi Jennifer, It’s unusual that I see your morning show, but I did…

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looking for inspiration for your next big idea, look no further than these 5 sources

Always look at the source… I talk about this in my book, iSucceed, because many people make the mistake of treating all information equally. What’s worse is often people have the habit of trusting information acquired from friends and family, rather than professionals or people with firsthand experience. Information is only as good as its…

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a little known treasure chest of ideas on business, marketing and success

I’ll say it again… “I love the Internet.” It’s honestly hard to imagine what my life (and I dare say yours) would be without it. In my humble opinion, it is the single greatest tool ever created. It has changed how we do everything; communication, education, business, development, language, health, pretty much everything you can…

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20 quotes to live by, by Tony Robbins

A legend… Tony Robbins has been the face of the self-development movement for pretty much the past 25 years. In the 80s, you couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing one of his infomercials. But as is the case with all fame, he had his doubters. Unlike psychology, philosophy, and education, there is no course…

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5 lessons I learnt from losing $180,000

Losing sucks… No one likes to be on the losing end. Whether it’s losing a board game, losing a partner, losing a job or losing money – it all hurts. But it seems that in order to win, you must lose a little. All the best have experienced tough times. Michael Jordan’s team was mired…

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we all need someone to play devil’s advocate to succeed in business or life

Some people don’t like me very much… I seem to have a talent for really pissing some people off. I suppose it’s because I’m not one for mincing words. While I do understand the importance of choosing my words carefully in business, in everyday life I tend to speak my mind. And that gets me…

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the perfect diet for success

40%… That’s what I read on Yahoo! News the other day. By 2030 a staggering 40% of people in the US will be obese. I don’t know about you, but that’s verging on insanity if you ask me. There are those people out there that like to say that there’s nothing they can do about…

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the tortoise and the hare, the 21st century version

Absolute classics… Aesop’s fables were written over 2000 years ago and they are still very much alive today. How have they managed to survive the test of time? Because they address our nature as human beings. In spite of all the technological advancements that have been made in just the past 60 years, one thing…

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