How Entrepreneurs Can Expand Their Reach With Their Own Book

As the founder of a publishing company focused specifically on serving high achievers, I see the same problem over and over.

When a top performer decides they want to write a book (or do anything else, for that matter), their goal is to be the best. They end up focusing on selling as many books as they can, and that leads them off track.

But the smartest leaders we work with have a different goal: use the book to get attention.

The Subtlety Of Language By Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn - Speaker and AuthorI have found that sometimes the subtle difference in our attitude, which of course can make a major difference in our future, can be as simple as the language we use.

The difference in even how you talk to yourself or others. Consciously making a decision to quit saying what you don’t want and to start saying what you do want. I call that faith. Believing the best, hoping for the best and moving toward the best.

The Number One Ingredient For Great Success: Commitment

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality” — Abraham Lincoln

There is a ton of advice out there on how to achieve success, but little is said about the great impact commitment will make on your life. It’s the number one thing you must get down before doing anything else, without commitment your odds on success will decrease drastically.

Being passionate isn’t enough

Bill Gates has a great passion for computers and software. Michael Jordan is extremely passionate about basketball. Stephen King’s passion is writing.

How to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Fisherman on a boat fishing at sunsetEmotional intelligence is the ability to identify the emotions of yourself and others, as well as regulate and modify those emotions. People with high emotional intellect can more accurately judge the emotions of others based on subtle cues like facial expressions or physical gestures.

Being emotionally intelligent can lead to an overall higher quality of life; both personal and professional relationships can flourish when you’re able to read and adjust to people’s emotions with ease. However emotional intelligence is more than just knowing what someone feels, it’s also understanding the cause of the emotion and how emotional states correlate within someone’s mind. Below I have listed some ways that you can heighten your emotional intelligence.

Six destructive habits that could be holding you back

I am a big fan of habits. Good ones that is.

Of course, not all habits are productive ones.

Some are bad for us, they stop us from succeeding, and they reinforce negative patterns that we’ve picked up from parents, friends or colleagues.

No one is perfect, but I’ve found that the most successful people find ways to replace their bad habits with good ones.

A successful career, after all, is really just a series of good habits put into action over and over again.

But in order to eliminate our vices and form productive habits, we need to identify our destructive ones.

Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive: 10 Tried-and-Tested Ways to Use Time Wisely

Most people think that working hard means scurrying from one task to another and this will make them successful one day. They cannot be any further from the truth. In fact, time management is not about being super busy. It is about simplifying your personal and professional life, relieving stress and staying organized.

In other words, you should be able to arrange your commitments in such a way that you get to spend more time embracing your passions even when you are busy. Implementing the following 10 tips will increase your productivity and help you stay organized.

Passionately Live Your New You Through New Eyes

Why do we find change difficult when having the tools, resources, and time in the world ? This boggles me because I know I want to change but, I feel something is missing about me and sometimes I think to myself will this convince me to change?

That thought dances in my mind several times.

Yes that is it. Perhaps we are not convinced completely about the change. Nevertheless, how many times have we struggle with that thought?

“I need to change”

How To Become More Social And Make New Friends

Group of friends standing on a hill at sunsetIt may not be easy to change but it’s worth it.

At the age of 20, I was depressed, had health problems, major social anxiety, and didn’t really know how to make friends. It felt like being on a deserted island even though there were people everywhere. I wasn’t able to reach out to them and connect.

One day I made the decision to change because I realized the problem wasn’t other people, it was me. It was time to learn social confidence and start connecting with others.

The influences behind “Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to The Cheerful Mind”

Apryl Schlueter inspirational author and coachWhen I decided to become an author, I knew that the story I wanted to share was a rather personal one, and I wanted to make sure what was captured in Finding Success in Balance was 100% mine.

For many years, I spent time worrying about the implications of any actions I took; “What will they think? Will they like me? What if I am judged in a negative way? Am I good enough?” These thoughts and questions were exactly the language that prevented me from achieving a lot of the success I craved.

The Myth of the 40-Hour Work Week By Steve Diggs

Steve Diggs - Speaker and authorIn the 1930’s the United States government told us a lie. They told us that if we were working 40 hours per week…we were fully employed. Wow. That may have been the first time in 5000 years of recorded human history that anyone had ever heard that! Historically, a typical workweek included 12-hour days, six days a week.

There are 168 hours in a week. As a guy who has worked plenty of 80- and 90-hour weeks, I can tell you there’s nothing that says you can’t work more than 40 of them. As a matter of fact, some of the most successful people I know are people who work half-time…12-hour days.