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Remember Those Who Fought and Died for Us

It’s Memorial Day, and most people think, “OK, Memorial Day. OK, that means we’ve got the Indianapolis 500 and summer is starting.” People lose track of why we have this holiday. It’s to celebrate the people who gave their lives in our...

7 Ways to Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary

What does living an extraordinary life really look like? Well, in order to see the “extra,” let’s look at an ordinary life first. When I say ordinary, I mean you’re in a job you don’t particularly love, you’re plodding along day to day, and you’re just kind of...

How to Negotiate and Actually Get What You Want

I want to talk to you today about negotiating. You know, life in many ways is a negotiation. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, you’re going to be negotiating. You’re going to constantly be communicating with people. You’re going to be trying to get things done....

The Mothers of the World Are the Most Important People We Have

Hey everybody, John Addison here with a special Mother’s Day message. For all of you out there that are fortunate enough that your mother is still with you and still alive, I would encourage you to have a blessed and special day with her. There’s a day...

Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Sixty-four years ago, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay literally went where no other human had been when they became the first people to reach the peak of Mount Everest. Can you imagine what they must have felt? Pride, accomplishment, intense fulfillment. But it was...

Why You Need to Surround Yourself With People Who Lift You Up

We all want somebody to tell us what to do. To succeed, what do I need to do? Well I’m here to tell you it’s also important to know what not to do: Never take advice from someone more screwed up than you. You need to surround yourself and listen to people that lift...

What to Do When You Fail

“Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Sir Winston Churchill   I know that’s easier said than done. But look, the reality is if you make decisions and try different things, there’s always a chance of failure. You might decide...

Want to Become a Real Leader? My Book Will Show You How

I believe leadership is the scarcest resource in the world. We need leaders today more than ever. To grow as a leader, you need training—you need tools, you need techniques, you need lessons and you need mentors. That’s the reason I’m excited today to...

4 Ways to Quiet the Emotional Enemies in Your Mind

I have a recurring nightmare that has plagued me since my days at Georgia State University where I was working toward an MBA. A lot of people tell me they have the same dream: It’s the last day of finals and I’m failing my exams. I didn’t prepare enough. Every time I...
“Leadership is something you earn.”