Originally published at https://www.success.com on May 20, 2021.
In 2015 I devoured Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek and fell so deeply in love with the idea of passive income that I created an online store for men’s fashion.
The task at hand-yours, too, if you’re reading this guide-became: how to sell? I blogged, ran giveaways and collected 27,000 Instagram followers in the first year.
But it was email marketing that became my star salesperson. The experts told me that this familiar tool was the most effective sales channel after word of mouth, and it’s as true today as it was then-even…
Originally published at https://www.mikepietrzak.com on February 25, 2021.
Great habits can revolutionize your life, just like bad ones can destroy you (no exaggeration!) But are some habits more fundamental than others? Of course! I call these “Foundational Habits” because other habits are built on top of them. For me, there are four.
In this podcast, which I recorded with Ryan Cote over at the , I’ll tell you about the 4 Foundational Habits, plus share my #1 personal development tip. Enjoy!
What is self-awareness? Why is it important? And how can you develop it?
This is an interview I recorded with Will Penney at the Be Better Stupid podcast. Listen (or read the transcript below) to find out why you’re not where you want to be in life, stop struggling, and let go of the fears, beliefs, and habits that are holding you back. Enjoy!
How are your unhelpful thoughts getting in your way?
How can you develop a growth mindset and “growth hack” yourself?
Last month I was one of 30 self-help leaders featured in the masterclass, a series of video interviews about how to eliminate the thinking that’s keeping you from tackling your most ambitious goals.
Here’s the full recording of my interview with Accountability Evangelist, . The topic? What You Think is What You Get! Enjoy… (transcript follows below)
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Stephanie: Welcome to Get Out of Your Own Way, the masterclass…
Originally published at https://www.success.com on December 30, 2020.
We made it through 2020! Grab some bubbly, one of those leftover turkey legs, and pat yourself on the back. 2021 will be better… Right?
Well, that depends entirely on you. The New Year’s resolutions train is leaving the station, but if I were a gambling man, I’d wager that most will go off the tracks. No, I’m not a cynic, but studies show that the deck is stacked against us. Most resolutions fail by January 17th.
We set vague, insurmountable resolutions anyway, trying to bluff our way to success. …
Originally published at https://www.success.com on December 1, 2020.
Author’s note: This is an updated version of 2020’s guide, which generated a flood of positive comments. It’s packed with new exercises and info that will help you create a more powerful “why” and go beyond goal setting into reliable systems. Enjoy!
“You need to start smoking again.”
That was the most sincere, heartfelt advice I could give my co-worker.
Lorenzo had quit smoking 30 days before, and the whole office had been hearing daily how miserable he was.
My remark wasn’t unsympathetic-I had won the war against smoking the year before…
Originally published at https://www.success.com on November 5, 2020.
The call I dreaded for years came at 7:03 p.m. on Thursday night last week. On the other end of the line my stepmother was inconsolable. Even before I picked up the phone, I knew: My dad had passed.
He and I weren’t close, and we lived at opposite sides of the planet. His health had been declining for years, so this was expected… just not today. But no matter how many rationalizations you offer up, losing a parent always cuts deep.
I’m grieving in my own way, but more persistent than…
Originally published at https://www.success.com on October 12, 2020.
A lifetime ago I worked with a woman we’ll call Martha, who flew into a minor rage when she learned that a co-worker from another department was promoted over her.
Her reaction surprised me, not because we were in the middle of a full staff meeting, but because she was the opposite of a model employee-doing the bare minimum, arguing with the boss, and nipping at a bottle of rum in her desk drawer (only on special occasions, of course).
But Martha had seniority, and in her worldview, she was entitled to…
Originally published at https://www.success.com on September 1, 2020.
“Hey, I want to make $10,000 over the Labor Day weekend.”
It was my business partner calling with an idea for a new online writing course.
He laid out his plan and my first thought was, This will be a challenge, but we can do it.
My second thought was, Wow, this guy has a great attitude about money. I was fascinated by the idea of creating money out of nothing, the only motivation being, “I want to make $10,000.”
When I hung up the phone I knew we would reach our…
Originally published at https://www.success.com on August 4, 2020.
Justin Timberlake seemed silly. In high school my group wore wallet chains and listened to Nirvana, so you imagine our disdain for boy bands.
Then I witnessed JT’s brilliance in The Social Network and I was converted. In that movie he delivers a near perfect performance as the founder of Napster, and a textbook example of an influencer, leading Mark Zuckerberg around under his spell, all without force.
I started to wonder: Can that kind of influence be learned?
Have you ever worked for a boss who ruled with an iron fist…