Tag Archives: big idea

What Are You Building Right Now That Will Be Here in 40 Years?

Tucked away inside Parade Magazine’s annual “What People Earn” list was a celebrity earning an estimated $27 million in 2016. The only quirk was that he hadn’t done a single thing in 40 years—because he died in 1977. And yet … Continue reading

The Eight Influential Books (For Consultants) I’ve Read This Year

Like you, I read. A lot. If I’m being 100% candid, a goodly share of my reads are thrillers—think John Sandford (Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers), Lee Childs (Jack Reacher) and Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch). The more (smart) action the … Continue reading

Neema Namadamu

Sometimes you meet a real-life hero and something shifts inside you. They inspire you to do more. To be more. To have confidence and courage in your own path. Such a woman is Neema Namadamu. Because if Neema could do … Continue reading

There’s Still Time For Game-Changing in 2015

As I’m posting this, there are still 60 days left in the year. That’s somewhere between 500-700 business hours that you can yet co-opt to create something excitingly memorable. A game-changer to set you up for the 2016 that will … Continue reading

So You Want To Be A Visionary

You’re at a cocktail party and a confident guy strolls over, drink in hand and introduces himself: “Hi, I’m Ted and I’m a visionary. What do you do?” Happens all the time, right? Of course not (and if it does, … Continue reading

When You Do It For Love

Ellen DeGeneres. Daniel Pink. Marianne Williamson. Steven Pressfield. Alexa von Tobel. What do they have in common? They do what they do for love. Don’t get me wrong—they didn’t blindly stumble into success. They are talented and skilled, working with … Continue reading

Simply Irresistible

Some things are simply irresistible. A sweet puppy. Chocolate. The perfect red wine. Why not you? Becoming irresistible is about creating a craving, a real need for YOU. For who you are at your core and what you—and only you—deliver. … Continue reading

What Happens When You White-Knuckle Your Big Idea

You’re ready to make a big leap forward. Maybe you’re writing your first book. Or adding new programs and products. Perhaps you’ve decided it’s time to go seriously digital and build a national or global platform. You can do it … Continue reading

The Remarkability Equation

Are you remarkable? How about your work? Remember how good it felt the last time someone you respect gave you that compliment? How amazing would it feel if your day was chock-full of remarkable work with those who need—and appreciate—it? … Continue reading

No Flinching

Could you be sending signals to your audience that dilute your impact? Today, we’re taking a page from the stunt actors handbook on avoiding “the flinch”. 000000