Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity. The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day. “Successful people […]

Hate Making Small Talk? One Approach ANYONE Can Use

I was at a conference with a client. Everyone knew him. He was the guy. I was just some guy with him. No problem… until he got pulled away. Then I was just some guy who didn’t know a soul. And I’m really, really bad at being that guy. Stick me on a stage in […]

3 Things to Do If You Want to Become a CEO by Age 30

When, at age 24, I told my boss (somewhat tongue in cheek) that I wanted to become a CEO, he nearly fell off his chair. It was 1974; I was a software developer working for IBM. At that time, lowly engineers were not expected to aspire to roles reserved for successful salespeople. Related: 5 Golden […]

5 ideas to help you transform your business

Idea 1. Gain Clarity – 80% of success comes down to clarity, clarity is being crystal clear on where you are going in business, creating a clear invincible vision. Idea 2. Environment – Jim Rohn said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” . Ask yourself this question: […]

The Three Types Of People Who Make Networking Worth My Time

There are three main missions I have when I go to a business networking event: 1. Gain knowledge from people who know more than I do – such as speakers or panelists. 2. Make new connections I can leverage in the future. 3. Meet the RIGHT people. For me, it’s easy to spend two hours […]

A Minute-By-Minute Breakdown Of How I Navigate Networking Conversations

Sometimes I find myself in a conversation that just seems to go on and on … and on … and on. Then 45 minutes later, I realize I’ve been zoning out the whole time and the event I’m attending is nearly over. This results in an evening spent accomplishing, well, nothing. But when I take the time to connect with […]

22 Conversation Starters for Business Networking

Are you from Australia? Because you meet all my koalifications. Conversation starters like the one above give me joy daily. I follow Tinder Nightmares, an Instagram account surfacing real stories from real users. But deep behind the comedy of these sometimes desperate attempts to trigger a relationship is a real issue … Starting conversations is […]