The Hustler’s Playbook: On Wealth, Envy, and Creating Value

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Right now it’s popular to talk down wealth and the wealthy. But there is a deep, dark psychology at work here. It’s as old as time, and it’s called envy. Envy is feeding the wrong wolf. It Doesn’t Make You Green Envy and jealousy are different (although both are unhealthy). … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook – Everything You Need Is Already Inside You

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There is this great story about Michelangelo and the statue David. He said that when he saw the slab of marble, he saw David. He said simply chipped away all the parts that weren’t David to reveal what always inside. There really isn’t a better metaphor. Everything you need to … [Read more...]

A Breakthrough Comes In Small Steps

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You can’t create breakthrough results in a short period of time. But you can take the first step of many right now. You can step onto the path and make a little progress. You can’t achieve major goals as quickly as you would like. But you can take the small, individual actions … [Read more...]

You Don’t Need Another New Idea

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You don’t need to rush out and read every new book with every hot, new idea. Bouncing from one idea to the next, never fully integrating what you’ve already read isn’t going to help you produce better results. You don’t need to attend another seminar searching for one new … [Read more...]

How Not to Need a Time Machine

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Imagine you had a time machine. You know, the kind that you see in movies, where you dial in a date and break the space-time continuum. Imagine you could go back in time and change anything. Something went wrong? No problem. You go back and reverse it. You wish you’d have acted, … [Read more...]

Feeding the Wrong Wolf

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When you feed fear, you only help it to grow in strength. The fear gets stronger. It is debilitating. Feeding fear is paralysis. When you feed anger, your anger only grows stronger. No one wakes up one morning and makes the decision to go through life angry and miserable. Day by … [Read more...]

Your Recommended Daily Allowance

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To reach your full potential, you need to meet the following recommended daily allowances: Optimism: To be the most effective, best-ever version of you, you have to start with the right attitude. That attitude is built on optimism. Your recommended daily allowance is the … [Read more...]

Negativity and Proximity Deprivation

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Once you recognize that someone on your team is negative, you have to begin the process of removing them. The longer you wait to remove that person, the more you risk the rest of your team. Negativity is the only cancer that spreads by contact, and leaving the person in their … [Read more...]

Don’t Believe It

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Don’t believe in easy answers. The simple things are often the most difficult. Searching for the easy answer wastes your time and does nothing to move you closer to the outcome you need. Other people may believe there are easy answers, but don’t believe it. Don’t believe in … [Read more...]

You Change Others When You Change You First

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I am sure I have written about Aikido a half a dozen times here before. I practiced for a year and half until I damaged my knee. I fell in the love with the art. In fact, I’m still in love, even though I no longer practice. When I first stepped on to the mat to practice, like … [Read more...]

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