Here’s How Highly Successful People Generate Their Own Good Luck
27 Sep 2018

It can be tempting to look at successful people and think they’ve been luckier than everyone else. Maybe. But more likely they’re just better at creating opportunities and opening doors. Here’s advice from more than a dozen high-achieving executives on how to do it.

1. Perfect your ask.
“Leading a startup accelerator, I can tell you there is no denying the power of a great pitch. No matter your industry, role or goals, good listening skills are a necessity, but it’s critical to perfect your ask. Have a well-honed standard for what you’re good at, what you love to do, and what you’re looking for, and take advantage of every opportunity where you can share that narrative with people who can open doors. Fortune favors the bold.”

–Micah Kotch, managing director of URBAN-X, a startup accelerator backed by MINI, which invests $100,000 in up to 10 startups every six months

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The Extraordinary Power of Collaboration
24 May 2018

Last week I attended TEDxLincolnSquare: Risk Takers and Change Makers. The theater was intimate and cozy, and the messages were big and bold. You could sense the emotion and passion as each of the diverse presenters spoke.

I also had the privilege of meeting up with the organizers, Jamie Broderick and Tricia Brouk. It was easy to see that the two of them encompassed the strength, tenacity, courage, humor, and joy that I experienced throughout the event.


Tony Robbins Shares One Simple Strategy to Overcome Shame and Embarrassment
19 Apr 2018

Shame. Oh, how it gets the best of us. Shame is a character trait which can destroy the most successful of people and reduce them to an embarrassed version of themselves.

Trust me, there isn’t a single person on earth who hasn’t gone through the experience of shame in their life, whether in a one-time instance or as a constant companion.

We have all felt embarrassed about something in our lives and have done our best to deal with it either by hiding or compensating for it.  Reading myriads of self-help books which ultimately lead us to raise up our arms in self-defeat.