Book Club Summaries

Ideas That Have Changed My Life

Don’t Start Something And Then Quit At The Dip

The Dip is what marketer and blogger Seth Godin calls the moment when most people quit. For those whose resolution is to get in shape, for example, their dip is in February. We know that everyone who wants to get in... Read More

Teach Me Something New… Please

I wrote this post originally for LinkedIn’s marketing and advertising section — Every day, 150,000 new websites are built and over 2 million new blog posts are published, which means in order to make an impression and have an impact that... Read More

Find Your First Five

When it comes to becoming a successful author, writer, or blogger, the process of actually sitting down and writing is not the hardest part. The hard part of becoming a successful writer is figuring out how is it, with more... Read More

The Power Of “Because”

The Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer did an experiment where she asked people who were waiting in line to use a Xerox machine if she could cut in front of them. Langer would walk up to the front of the... Read More

The Power Of Leverage

In the book “The Business Of The 21st Century,” Robert Kiyosaki, who wrote the number one financial book of all time “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” says, “Archimedes, the engineer of ancient Greece credited with discovering the principle of leverage, declared:... Read More

Sam Walton: The Most Successful Businessman Who Ever Lived

When it comes to the founder of Walmart Sam Walton’s autobiography, “Sam Walton: Made in America,” it makes me realize just how many people misprioritize what they read in life. There are millions of people in the world who all... Read More

Don’t Wait To Be Motivated To Start

As humans, none of us are solely motivated by internal or external factors. Instead, we’re all motivated by a mix of internal and external motivations. The most common external motivator we see in people is money. But people also work... Read More

Don’t Care About What Others Think

In the book “The Art of War,” Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu says one weakness that leads to failure is having “a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame.” Having a sense of honor is a good thing,... Read More

You’re Not Meant To Always Be Happy

Gary Keller, founder of the largest real estate company in the world, says that if you ask people what they want in life, they’ll probably tell you that they want happiness. Happiness seems to be what most people demand and strive... Read More

Respect Your Reader’s Time

When it comes to writing and blogging, less is always more, but only to a point. Short blog posts, which are posts that are under 1,000 words, seem to work best in most circumstances. This is because posts that are... Read More