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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...

What You Can Learn About Failure From Winston Churchill

I love to study the leadership of Sir Winston Churchill. A quote of his is, “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” The context of that quote was immediately after World War II. In the summer of 1945, he was voted...

4 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

In our world today, it’s easier than ever to be unfocused. So many people are attracted to their distractions, staring at their phones and allowing crazy stuff to fly into their brains in a steady stream of clutter. Related: Spring Is Your Opportunity to Refresh Your...
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