Chris Dessi

7 Ways To Create A Blockbuster Year

I have no science to back my claims. No team of researchers trying to crack the code of why you keep getting in your own way. I only have my experiences, observations, and personal results to help you. Here are 7 ways to finally create your breakout year

How the Most Self-Disciplined People Create Remarkable Results

You're disciplined. I get it. You focus on keeping yourself motivated. You stay healthy. You even seek new ways to be successful in your career. Self-discipline is a cornerstone of your life. Mine too. Also like you, I want to get better at it. So recently I decided to consult the most disciplined person I know: Jason Van Camp is the founder and chairman of Mission 6 Zero. The company specializes in performance enhancement. Jason is also a West Point graduate, a Green Beret, and a great human being. I recently connected with Jason to learn secrets to self-discipline. He shared seven daily habits that keep this Green Beret sharp, in tune, and over-performing on a consistent basis.
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20 Insanely Weird and Unique Gifts From Killer Startups

When I was younger I was obsessed with companies like Sharper Image. I would peruse the isles to discover new and compelling products to buy for friends and family. While discussing this obsession with a friend recently, I decided I'd seek out and share a new generation of interesting products with you here. So here it goes. Here are 20 insanely weird and unique gifts/products from killer start-ups.
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How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation. In the middle of what felt like my most stressful month of my life, my most senior employee resigned. While I was complaining about the debacle to an entrepreneur friend, he called me out: "Get comfortable with the feeling that you have right now." Confused, I asked, "What feeling?" He replied, "Feeling uncomfortable. Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable." He stopped me in my tracks. He was right. We all need to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable. We're soft! Here are 7 ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, according to one of the toughest and most resilient people I know, Green Beret Jason Van Camp.

How To Always Be The Best Version Of You

Motivation can be a fickle concept. We're all go-getters at some point. We're also all slackers at other times. Admit it... When we're confronted with unrealistic demands, how will we react? Can we sustain optimal performance? Sometimes, yes. Mostly, nope. If you're reading this, you should have a general understanding of how to do well at work. What I'm more interested in, and what I think will help you more, is reaching excellence in life. How can we create a life where excellence becomes our default? And is it even possible? I'm going to share six ways to be the best version of you.

Why You Need To Know The Answer To This One Question If You Want To Be Successful

Last week I sat down with former Green Beret, and NFL player Nate Boyer. We were on the phone to talk about his involvement in Mission6Zero, as well as his important work with not for profits. I was very curious about how a guy like Nate had accomplished so much in such a short period of time. We spent a great deal of time discussing his unique approach to networking. More on that in a minute
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Grit Alone Is Useless Without This 1 Remarkable Thing

How can we define a path to freedom, success and fulfillment? What is the true secret to success? Why do we find ourselves working so hard, yet feeling so unfulfilled?
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10 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself (Every. Single. Day)

There are myriad psychology models and theories on what motivates us to do the things we do: how we respond to incentives, achievement theories, and so on. I look at motivation as excitement. So how can you remain motivated in a simple way that works every single day? Here are 10 ways.
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5 Steps to Recover from Getting Fired

ome with me to the office of a scrappy social media start-up in a run-down building on the upper west side of New York City in July of 2009. You open the door and see four executives speaking to each other. Actually you only see three of the executives speaking. The fourth, silent executive is avoiding conflict. That executive is staring blankly back at the three doing the talking.
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How A Salesman Turned A Side Hustle Into a Multimillion-Dollar Business

If you were perusing Matt Masiello's LinkedIn profile, nothing would strike you as out of the ordinary. Matt appears to be an average sales guy at an average company. Start to peel back the onion, though, and you'll see there is nothing average about Matt. He's excelled at every step in his sales career at Cintas for the past nine years. But many have done so before him. What makes Matt so unique is that while at Cintas, he also launched a thriving multimillion-dollar side business. I'm going to share the five steps that Matt took to build his dream business so that you can too: