The Single Biggest Barrier to Success

I’ve been a student of self improvement for nearly twenty years. I’ve read a library full of books on success. I’ve absorbed a ton of information on what it takes to be successful. Yet here I sit at forty-one years old fairly mediocre. I’ve only sometimes achieved what I’d call success. And then only very… Read More »

Clarify Your Win and Be More Effective

Effectiveness is often a good measure of success. When we are effective we are producing the results we striving to achieve. Trouble comes when the results we see are different from what we expected. What then? How do we become more effective? One sure way to be more effective is to Clarify Your Win. We… Read More »

Lessons at the Watering Hole

Caught this video today on YouTube. It’s a little on the long side. But all the twists and and turns that happen at this particular watering hole over in Africa are worth watching all the way through. The Battle of Kruger Video There are a bunch of lessons that jump out at me watching this.… Read More »

Success Principle #15 – Unintended Consequences

Everything choice we make has consequences. And the place we find ourselves in life is simply a direct result of all the choices we’ve made, large or small, added together. Successful people realize this fact and strive to make their choices wisely. Many other people instead choose to ignore the cause and effect relationship of… Read More »

Mega List of Success Tools

You’ve got to check this out. Char and Dawud (talk about two people with cool names – they might end up there with Sting and Bono one day!) have put together an incredible list of 164 Essential Tools for Online Success. Take a look at just some of the categories of the tools they’ve found… Read More »

Business Blogging Success Story – Selling a Dog of a Movie to Hollywood

Gorgeous and I both like Sci-Fi. Our Tivo is set to record the Sci-Fi channel‘s Friday night line up of Doctor Who, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica when they are in season. Have been for years. So when I got the usual monthly (or so) email from Twitter that had a blurb saying… Read More »

Success Principle #13 – Run Your Own Race

“Two men were walking in a forest, when they suddenly saw a savage, hungry-looking bear. One of the men quickly put on a pair of running shoes. The other guy exclaimed, “You idiot! You can’t run faster than a bear …” To which the first guy replied, “But I don’t have to run faster than… Read More »

Talking About Success on BlogTalkRadio

Had a great conversation last night talking about success on BlogTalkRadio with Wayne Hurlbert. We talked about what it takes to be successful. Took a look at what success looks like and how to get there. And of course we talked about success in blogging and how it relates to business. If you aren’t a… Read More »

Evidence that Business Blogging Works

Tris Hussey over at One By One Media points out today that one of their Bloggers For Hire business clients was mentioned in an interview with a couple prominent bloggers. Here’s the post, Freight and Shipping mentioned on Net Concepts. Congratulations guys! But the nod of some free recognition is not what jumped out at… Read More »

Life Lessons From 2006

Ben Yoskovitz has a group writing project under way over at the Instigator Blog asking the question, “What did you learn this year?” Whew! Talk about a big question! I mean I learned lots of things this year. Some of them were relatively insignificant yet very practical. For example I learned that you shouldn’t put… Read More »