Who You Going to Vote For?

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Darren Hardy, author of ”The Compound Effect—Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success.”  Darren is an accomplished entrepreneur, publisher and editorial director of SUCCESS magazine. He’s a peak performance expert and popular keynote speaker.  I regularly tell attendees at our live events that if you have to choose one resource for your success, I would tell you to get SUCCESS magazine.  I asked Darren if I could run this entire post – I loved the premise.  Would you be re-elected Dad, husband, employee or business owner if you were judged by the merits of what you’ve done in the last 3.5 years?  If you want to guest post on … Read More

If it ain’t broke, break it….

IF IT AIN’T BROKE, BREAK IT! While this phrase may violate your English grammar, it embraces what we know about today’s work environment. Doing things like they were done 20 years ago is very dangerous. Just yesterday as I was listening to the March 2012 Success CD the speaker mentioned that we used to say if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get the results you’ve always gotten.  But that’s no longer true.  If you continue doing what you’ve always done – or even what you were doing last year – you’re falling more and more behind … Read More

Is Wolf Blitzer Hurting America?

This is a guest post by Darren Hardy, author of “The Compound Effect—Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success.”  Darren is an accomplished entrepreneur, publisher and editorial director of SUCCESS magazine. He’s a peak performance expert and popular keynote speaker.  I regularly tell attendees at our live events that if you had to choose one resource for your success, I would tell you to get SUCCESS magazine.  I asked Darren if I could run this entire post – I think it’ s a message we need to hear. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. During the media tour launching The Compound Effect, CNN asked me to … Read More

Dr. Oz – have all 3 of these or you’ll be sick

This morning I was listening to the current Success Magazine audio CD. Darren Hardy interviewed Dr. Mehmet Oz (on the front cover of Success this month).  Darren asked him what it required to be healthy. Dr. Oz says there are only three components: Exercise – elevated heart rate for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week Eat Right Have a purpose for living Whoa – here’s a world class heart surgeon who says one of the top priorities for living well is to have a purpose for living.  Do you know yours? Sometimes I talk to people who have been struggling … Read More

Don’t trust your “feelings”

I hear a lot of people talking about what they “feel” like doing.  Following your feelings can be a frustrating path into a black hole.  How about if you tap into your “activation energy” to accomplish those exciting things you’ve been dreaming about? Some general principles: Your brain views anything different as dangerous.  It’s always going to resist change.  You have to outsmart your own brain by taking action that may be new and uncomfortable.  But it only takes 21 days to create a new habit. Here’s an example.   Some of you probably use an alarm clock – and every … Read More

America – are we still “free”?

Today is July 4th – and we are celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  This morning I was reading in SUCCESS magazine about the founder of that magazine, Orison Swett Marden.  In his personal letter sent to potential subscribers in 1922 he said, ******************************** Dear Dreamer: Hitch your wagon to a STAR! Grant your imagination full sway. For never before in the history of the world has the Door of Opportunity been flung so wide. The reconstruction – the rebuilding – the regeneration of the nations will bring NEW tasks with NEW problems and BIG prizes for those … Read More

Naps are for sissies – oh really?

It’s 3:00 PM and I just woke up from my afternoon nap.  Yes, I know you probably think that’s just a luxury for old geezers – but, frankly, I’ve always enjoyed afternoon naps.  I’m an early riser and love to spend that first golden hour of the day on the treadmill listening to the wisdom of those I consider masters of achievement. And then I’m prepped for thinking and writing on topics I’ve outlined at the beginning of the year.  I have lunch appointments at 11:30 with a variety of interesting people.  But by about 2:30 I’m ready to recharge … Read More