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The One Thing That Stands Between You and Success

The One Thing That Stands Between You and Success

| March 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Success is something which rarely comes easily. If you examine the lives of some of our most successful CEOS and leaders, you’ll notice a common pattern. All of them, at some point in their personal and professional lives, have had to make sacrifices. This isn’t to say that the act of sacrifice is what differentiates […]

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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

| March 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At […]

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You are Addicted to Stress: Why and How to Change It

You are Addicted to Stress: Why and How to Change It

| February 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

You’ve quit your corporate job because it was giving you weekly ulcers and you were tired of being told what to do. Now, you run your own business. You are an entrepreneur, you are a leader and it’s your turn to tell others what to do. It feels good. You are free. You are proud. […]

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Staying Focused on Your Startup: How to Build Habits That Stick

Staying Focused on Your Startup: How to Build Habits That Stick

| October 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

Maybe we’re tired of the crusty baby-boomers’ business model, or maybe we just have more resources and technology available to us. Whatever the deciding factor, it’s a fact that an unprecedented amount of recent college grads and undergrad students are forming their own startup companies. But between classes, current jobs, student loans and that ever- […]

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Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

| August 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

Just don’t quit Under30CEO. Life gets busy. Really busy. For the past 3 months I have graduated from College, worked as a Marketing Intern at PepsiCo, and grown as co- founder of a social-networking startup called Hinow, with already a 1st place in a startup contest. Oh, and I got engaged (yes, she is the […]

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15 Tips To Do More Focused Work (Even When You’re On The Go)

15 Tips To Do More Focused Work (Even When You’re On The Go)

| April 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU STAY FOCUSED WHEN WORKING ON THE GO — IN AIRPORTS, CO-WORKING SPACES, STARBUCKS? TIME YOUR WORK SESSIONS “Set a timer for thirty minutes and commit to not doing anything else during that time. No phone, no email, no Facebook. Setting a timer frees your mind to focus on the single task at […]

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13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task

13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task

| April 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Question: How do you keep yourself on task/maintain productivity with a hectic work schedule?  TURN OFF THE DOPAMINE DRIP “Let’s face it — we’re all addicted to email. If you want to get stuff done, turn off your email. Close your social media feeds and web browser too. You’ll be amazed at what you get […]

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The Art of Adherence

The Art of Adherence

| April 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

In business and in life, the game is usually won by those who can consistently execute a well-thought-out strategy. In other words, winners stick with it—they practice adherence. Adherence is the ability to consistently execute. Not coincidentally, the word “adherence” appears to have originated in the 1500s from the French word “adherer,” which means “to stick […]

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Focus Can Change the World

Focus Can Change the World

| November 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

We all like control. We like to control the TV remote, our finances, and our businesses. I would like to control the outcome of football games. What’s nice is that we get to control what we pay attention to, where we put our focus. We forget sometimes with all the information available to us through […]

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The Sh*t You Keep Doing That Doesn’t Matter

The Sh*t You Keep Doing That Doesn’t Matter

| August 22, 2012 | 18 Comments

I always feel busy. When I’m not even that busy getting anything “done”, I still feel busy. When someone asks me, “How does your week look?” it would be a personal affront to my career and my image to say, “I don’t really have much at all to do.” However, when I really look at each and […]

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