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The 2 most powerful words in business—and how to use them

When Steve Chandler and I first had the idea of running an event together, we decided to have 30 people in the room.  That felt like a huge number at the time.   But we only had to enroll 15 people each. So that made it easier.   Ok. Who am I kidding? Back then, that felt…

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You need a No Matter What List

Last week I received six separate recommendations or invitations to join the new app, Clubhouse.  All were from people I really trust. Clubhouse is a new social media app that stands out because it’s audio-based, no text or video. It was invitation-only and rather exclusive to Silicon Valley founders and influencers for much of last…

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Goals don’t work and New Year’s resolutions suck! Here’s what to do instead.

People often ask my kids, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” But no one ever asks them, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” Most goals and New Year’s resolutions are about doing.  But you will change your clients lives if, instead, you help them set intentions around…

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2 ways to immediately create clients

Business can seem hard. Marketing can be confusing. And creating clients can feel overwhelming.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  What if creating clients could be effortless and fun?  It can.  Client creation becomes effortless when you turn it into a system (so you always know what to do next).  And client creation…

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11 Ways to create an Intensive that will make you—and your clients—fly

If you want to be an extraordinary coach, you need to create powerful live experiences for your clients.  I’ve been stretching the minds, the hearts, the skills and the courage of coaches, in my Intensives, for over ten years. And I am going to share with you 11 ways to create powerful Intensives that will…

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The best book you’ll ever read will be the one you write…

I started reading to my boys from the moment they were born. I still read to them every night. When I travel, I record myself telling them stories on my iPhone and I send them little videos to watch before bed. We listen to audiobooks together. At 7 and 9, they already have my deep…

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The healthy person has 1,000 wishes. The sick person has only one.

When I was fired in 2005, I was emotionally devastated. But I was saved from going down a dark hole of depression by a yoga practice that I’d had for the previous four years. Instead of sitting around feeling sad, I upped my practice and went to yoga classes twice a day, every single day….

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Powerful scripts to create powerful clients

Trial lawyers have an old saying: “Never ask a question to which you do not know the answer.” The same goes for making a marriage proposal.  This photo is a still from a video online. The young man says to the crowd, “Hi guys! She’s gonna be here any minute now. I’m gonna propose to…

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Talent sees talent

Sheldon Kopp was a renowned psychotherapist and author whose most famous book was If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! According to the journalist Oliver Burkeman, Kopp used to explain his job as a psychotherapist using a fascinating metaphor. He would stand at the open door of his consulting room as a…

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