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Unleashing Your Potential

The Unstoppable Power of Lifelong Learning

If there is one lesson I have learned more times than any other, it is this: I have a small amount of understanding. And my understanding of the limits of my knowledge is not trustworthy. I am likely to believe I understand something and be wrong or partly correct, even when l am convinced. But if this is true, why should I continue to learn? No matter what I understand today, tomorrow, I will need to relearn at least some aspect of it.

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How Can I Choose the Right Opportunity?

It's Not Only About Hard Work

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Open doors for success are everywhere, and we overlook many of them. But should we say yes to every high-yield opportunity that requires hard work?

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Beyond Automation

Harnessing Originality to Outshine Computers in Business

“Let me tell you something,” he said with a smile, “I’ve made a lot of money, but I never did it by being original.” As he turned and opened his car door, the sun was setting. Car engines began whirring to life around us. We chatted briefly, and soon we stood alone in the parking lot.

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Are You Happy Like an Addict?

The Answer May Surprise You

In recent years, I have spoken to several people who sleep on the streets. I expected to find that those who lived on the streets were there due to misfortune and that, given the opportunity, they would gladly adopt a better life. And to be sure, some of them did fit that description.

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Make an Easy Escape from the Tyranny of an Aimless Day

This Daily Exercise Can Make All the Difference

Are you like me? I hate to end a day with the realization that, though I was busy, even frantic, my most essential tasks remain undone. While we cannot eliminate all distractions that intrude into our workday, we can control the one thing that makes the most difference: attention.

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Why Creative Genius Is Not Enough

Find Believers to Champion Your Product Before It’s Complete — and Succeed

What image comes to mind when you hear the term creative genius? Do you think of a hunchback with an unkempt beard and a slightly crazed glint in his eye working unaided in a laboratory? If so, you base your impression more on fiction than on fact. Yes, loneliness may fuel creativity, but the loner loses connection with the ones their innovations could serve.

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Trivial Pursuits Prevent Progress

How to Convert Attention to Momentum

In the employment world, entry-level employees do what others tell them. If they stick with the daily grind, they receive incremental raises and the perks of seniority. By staying busy for long hours at the office, they show loyalty. Managers take note and award incremental raises and promotions. But entrepreneurs inhabit another world in which going with the flow is disastrous.

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Lower the Risk Level

A Simple Path toward Achievement

Pressure to succeed can cause a business to fail. In our desire to find success, we latch onto ideas with the intensity of a drowning man grasping a life ring. Our vision narrows. Our thinking becomes muddled. We sacrifice long-term success for short-term activities that dissipate our valuable energy. How can we build a business without becoming desperate for success?

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It's Not Just Business — It's Personal

Bringing Your Human Side to Creative Work

If you are a creative or technical entrepreneur, most of your attention is likely on your next big idea. As an execution machine, you give your work the focus it deserves. But it is also probable that you have experienced some disappointment when the products and services you have envisioned land in the marketplace with a dull thud.

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Does My Website Make a Good First Impression?

Enhancing Your Website's Clarity, Action, and Beauty with Effective Hero Images and Calls to Action

First impressions are powerful, and effective websites establish trust by communicating a clear brand message. Above the fold on your home page is the most valuable communication space available to your business. So it is here you must position your business through words and images. Connect with clarity, action, and beauty.

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