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Recently, my friend Jeff Pearlman interviewed me for a section of his blog called the “Quaz. He peppers people who interest him with compelling and unusual questions.  Sports anchors, to former reality stars, Jeff interviews them all.  It’s a riveting bit of the internet and I never miss it.  Jeff even honored my Father while he was still alive and interviewed him. It was a powerful view into what my Father was dealing with while battling ALS, before it ultimately took his live in Feb of 2015.

Jeff’s “Quaz” has inspired me to do something different here on my blog. I’m going to interview people who I feel have been successful from all walks of life. I’m going to ask them about success. Their personal journey, and how they define success. I’m starting this for selfish reasons. I’m lucky. I get to spend time with some of the most successful people in the world. But I never get to spend the time with them that I want to. To inquire how they’ve become so successful. I want to learn from them. I want you to learn from them too.

For those that know me, understand that my road has been long and winding. Success tends to be that way. Rarely linear. Always fascinating. I also think that many people have a varied definition of success. To some success means monetary gain. To others it means meditation for 2 hours a day. Even others seek to spend as much time outdoors doing what they love. I’ll seek to find different people from different walks of life. Those who may have a different definition of success. I’ll also seek those who may not always get the attention of traditional media outlets. I think we’ve all gotten enough advice from Billionaires. Time to get advice from real people in real time.

So come along and join me. Here we go. Cue the Rocky Music.

What No One Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur
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What No One Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

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I've been an entrepreneur for 5 years. After being an entrepreneur for 2 years, I was broke. I had spent those first 2 years as an entrepreneur making less money than I had made when I was in my first job out of graduate school. Much less.
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.

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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Tom Shine

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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

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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.”