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10 Extraordinary Habits of the Most Passionate People

Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes, while seeking deeper understanding, we find ourselves drawn to something other than success.

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10 Simple Patterns of the Most Incredibly Successful People

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Incredibly Successful People

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5 Ridiculous LinkedIn Mistakes You Need to Immediately Stop Making

5 Ridiculous LinkedIn Mistakes You Need to Immediately Stop Making

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This Company Will Make You Unbelievably Happy at Work

This Company Will Make You Unbelievably Happy at Work

Chris Dessi

10 Unexpected Habits To Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.

Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!

No kidding.

24 Ways Ordinary People Have Achieved Extraordinary Success

24 Ways Ordinary People Have Achieved Extraordinary Success

Last year, I contacted the most successful people I know. I interviewed them on my blog, and then compiled those interviews into a book, Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who’ve Achieved Extraordinary Success.

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5 Powerful Leadership Lessons I Learned the Day My Father Died

In the final days of my Father’s life we knew he was dying. Frankly, so did he. Our family flew in from around the country and hunkered down. In those final days, I learned more about life than my previous 39 years. Today I’d like to share that with you.

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This Female Marijuana Entrepreneur Is Sparking a Movement and Building an Empire

Three years ago Jane West was a mid-level corporate manager, housewife and mother of two. Today West is sparking a movement and building an empire.

Named one of the “Most Influential People in Cannabis” by the International Business Times. West has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, and Fast Company. She’s a savvy businesswoman for sure.

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This TED Talk Explains the 5 Reasons Why Startups Succeed

Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for a companies success or failure?

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7 Steps to Completely Dominating Your Industry

Over the years I’ve boiled my path down to a handful of powerful steps to thought leadership. Here are 7 steps to becoming a leading voice in your industry.

5 Ways to Create Big Things On A Shoestring Budget

5 Ways to Create Big Things On A Shoestring Budget

While I admire those who do big things with big budgets, I worship those unicorns that do big things with small budgets. It’s no secret that money makes most things easier, but when budgets are tight creativity thrives.

3 Business Books That Could Hurt Your Career--And What to Read Instead

3 Business Books That Could Hurt Your Career–And What to Read Instead

Certain popular business books, when interpreted incorrectly can backfire in serious ways

10 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated Every Day of 2016

10 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated Every Day of 2016

Everyone is motivated differently–but these ten simple methods to motivate yourself every day should cover all your bases.

5 Things You Say at Work That Make You Sound Old

If your cultural references are outdated and you keep trying (poorly) to relate with Millennials, it could have a tangible effect on your career.

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Why This Remarkable Brand Will Dominate This Year

In 2006 Time Magazine named “You” the Person of The Year.

Ten years later, “You” are the Brand of The Year.

Personal brand building online for executives, employees and students will dominate 2016. It may have been cute two, three, four years ago to say, “I am a technological dummy,” but it’s not cute anymore.

It’s irresponsible.

10 Daily Habits of The Most Successful People

10 Daily Habit of The Most Self Confident People

I’m not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you’ll think you’re the next Richard Branson.

I’m here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.

Tom Shine

Tom Shine

Tom is a self made man. A person I admire and respect. While some of is peers are retiring. Tom Shine is just getting started.

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Jeff Pearlman

Chris Dessi: How do you define success?
Jeff Pearlman: It’s a funny question. Back when I was coming up, first at the University of Delaware, then at The Tennessean in Nashville, my answer would have been something like, “Making it to Sports Illustrated” or “having an SI cover story.”

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Bill LaRosa

G. William LaRosa is not just my Uncle. He’s my Godfather. I’ve idolized him for as long as I can remember.

Recently, in the midst of a compelling conversation about business, I marveled how intelligent he is. He replied “I’m not that smart, I’ve just been around.”

I call that wisdom.

It’s my honor to share my Godfather’s wisdom on this blog.

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Lisa Besserman

Everyone has different methods that to lead to their success, especially entrepreneurs. For me, the most important daily quality is being flexible. There have been times where I’ve had to fly to a different continent on a moment’s notice, extend a trip for weeks at a time, or drop everything to solve a time sensitive issue. It’s being able to address these unexpected turns that has allowed me to become the entrepreneur I am today. I guess you can say my “rhythm” is embracing the unexpected and being flexible in times of uncertainty. I work better at night, so I generally go to bed at around 1am and start the day around 9am, answering emails in bed. Working from home has its advantages.