5 Shortcuts To Starting A Successful Business in 2013: Why Most New Businesses Fail

When you look for articles online about starting a business, you’ll find many which talk about marketing, SEO, creating Facebook pages and a social media following, AdWords and so on. In other w...


Fail Forward: Are You Up For the Challenge?

To whom much is given much is required.  Let’s just be clear the process of personal growth is NOT easy.  What I’ve learned throughout my time as an executive coach is that a lot of leaders and ...


How to Conquer Rejection Forever

Excerpt from 20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith   Rejection is a part of life that we have been trained to find unpleasant. But what if every rejection only meant you were one step close...


My Perspective on the “F” Word

I know what you are thinking and while we’re uncomfortable talking the subject I believe it needs to be addressed with today’s leaders, teams, and organizations so I wanted to give you my perspect...


Entrepreneurs: Fail Until You Don’t

“Oh man, I can’t do that.  I can’t take that risk.” I was trying to help my friend–who always talked about his hatred of his corporate job–to jump ship and start his own thing. No...


Failure is Good. Can You Handle It?

Everybody fails. No matter how hard we try we all experience failure in one form or another. Maybe it’s just a failed strategy or maybe it’s a failed business. These are the four facts of failure ...


The Constructive Side of Failure

My whole life, up until twenty-five years old, has been about proving myself. I’ve been proving what I can do, that I can pass by getting not just a good grade, but the best grade, and that I can ke...


Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO

You’ve probably heard that Facebook filed for its $5 billion IPO yesterday. While it may seem that Facebook has done nothing but sky-rocket to success we often forget about all the controversy a...


It’s All Your Fault! So Start Working Harder

I don’t know why so many people blame others for their failures or mishaps in their lives… Maybe it’s their ego, maybe in society failure is seen as weakness, maybe people will make ...


10 Sure Fire Ways Young Entrepreneurs Set Their Ideas Up For Failure

I had a conversation awhile back with a young entrepreneur that frustrated me beyond belief. It went something like this… “I’m looking for some advice on this amazing idea I have but...