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  • The Importance of Constant Self-Improvement
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    The Importance of Constant Self-Improvement

    CommentsView the discussion thread. Coach John Wooden challenged himself every day with constant self-improvement: Never be satisfied. Work constantly to improve. Perfection is a goal that can never be reached, but it must be the objective. The uphill climb is slow, but the downhill road is fast. Related: 20 Ways to Do Your Best and Be… More

  • How a Brain Dump Can Unlock Your Creativity
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    How a Brain Dump Can Unlock Your Creativity

    Trying to process less allows us to be more. For knowledge workers, entrepreneurs and creatives, generating new ideas isn’t just nice; it’s an economic necessity. Ironically, though, making more content, posting new materials, reading and processing more information isn’t always the answer to achieving deeper creativity. Anyone who has struggled to fall asleep at night… More

  • 3 Proven Ways to Increase Your Confidence
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    3 Proven Ways to Increase Your Confidence

    CommentsView the discussion thread. Confidence has a hypnotic effect on people. The first time I recognized it was at a flamenco show in Barcelona a few years back. I was mesmerized by the performance of a beautiful full-figured middle-aged woman. I couldn’t keep my eyes off her as she danced. My friends and I eventually… More

  • 3 Ways to Deal With Difficult People
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    3 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

    View the discussion thread. Have you ever found yourself dealing with difficult people? People who are hard to get along with? I want to give you three strategies to deal with difficult people. It starts with the acronym H.U.G.: 1. Hear them. Step back and really hear what they’re saying, and then ask them, “Here’s… More

  • 7 Brave Steps to Become Fearless
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    7 Brave Steps to Become Fearless

    CommentsView the discussion thread. Growing up on a farm in rural Australia, I spent countless hours riding the wild brumbies (horses) that came from the rugged Snowy Mountains. Or should I say, learning how not to fall off. Along the way, I not only became the local barrel race queen, but I learned a powerful… More

  • Why You’ve Got to Be True to Your Life-Guiding Principles
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    Why You’ve Got to Be True to Your Life-Guiding Principles

    CommentsView the discussion thread. If you sacrifice principle trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. This maxim of Coach John Wooden’s is a great reminder of a key principle he learned from his father: “Be true to yourself.” Related: John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: ‘Be True to Yourself’ In the book Coach Wooden… More

  • 20 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago
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    20 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

    CommentsView the discussion thread. Ten years ago, I’d just finished school, I was training almost every single day to become a professional rugby player, and I was just about to begin my first year of study at university. Since then, so much has changed in almost every aspect of my life. Just recently, I looked… More

  • 4 Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset
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    4 Actionable Steps to Build a Positive Money Mindset

    CommentsView the discussion thread. It’s no question that the modern entrepreneur community has become fascinated with wealth consciousness and money mindset. What used to be deemed as “woowoo hippy” content—something I would even admittedly roll my eyes at—is now considered mainstream and essential to an entrepreneur’s toolbox, making every online business owner rethink the importance… More

  • 5 Strategies for Your Most Productive Workday

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    5 Strategies for Your Most Productive Workday

    Do better work and go home on time. Andy Grove, former CEO and chairman of Intel, used to arrive at work at 8:00 and leave by 6:00 every day. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, leaves the office by 5:30 every evening so she can have dinner with her kids at 6:00. VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger is… More

  • Do These 4 Things When You Make a Mistake
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    Do These 4 Things When You Make a Mistake

    CommentsView the discussion thread. A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.  This quote from Coach Wooden is one of my favorites because it summarizes and gives instruction to some of his key ideas regarding how to deal with mistakes: 1. Recognize it.… More

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