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Why You’ve Got to Find What You’re Passionate About

I want to talk to you today about finding your passion in life. Look, life is short. You know, we’re already well into the first month of 2017. Now I’m reaching an age where I go, “Oh my God, I remember when I was launching [my business] in the year 2000. It seems...

4 Things Successful People Don’t Do

Being successful in life is more about what you don’t do versus what you actually do. Except most people don’t know that. So right now, when everybody’s making their lists of things they’re going to do this year, I challenge you to sit down and think, What are all the...

How to Change the World by Taking a Stand

We’re recording this for you all today on Martin Luther King Day, who’s from right here in Atlanta, Georgia—truly a man who built a movement that changed our society. And one of the things I most admired about Dr. King is one of his quotes, “The mark of a man is not...

SUCCESS: The Pursuit of Happiness

Sometimes I wonder whether there is a special kink in our DNA that attracts us to negativity. The way we slow down when we pass an accident on the highway or find ourselves riveted by sensational stories on TV. How we routinely expect the worst in our lives instead of...

The Power of Likeability

I want to talk to you for a few minutes here about the power of likability. Look at the world today. Everybody’s fighting with one another, arguing with one another, can’t get along with one another—I’ve never seen our society more divided than it is today. My mom...

SUCCESS: 3 Realities of Powerful Goals

I’ve got a reality check for you: There is a fundamental difference between a goal and a list of resolutions. I am not a believer in a year-end list of goals. I mean, let’s be honest. All you’re doing is writing down a list of things that you won’t do. I don’t think...

Why You Should Give Kindness First

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! This is my favorite time of the year, a time for family and friends. It’s just a special, special holiday time. As you finish 2016 and drive into 2017, use the spirit of the holidays—the spirit of love, the spirit of taking care of...

SUCCESS: 5 Tips to Create Your Best Future

We all want to be remembered for making a difference. But building a legacy is not top priority for most of us. When you are hard at work, you should not be legacy-focused; you should be focused on what you are doing now. Dwelling on the past will not change the...

Excuses Are the Enemy of Results

I want to talk to you today about getting results. I turned 59 the other day, and I’m reaching an age where you do look back on things a little bit. As I look at the world today—I’m going to be completely honest with you—sometimes I’m afraid we’re losing our...
“Leadership is something you earn.”