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5 questions to make you a thought leader

Everyone wants to be seen. No one wants to be seen making mistakes.  Everyone wants to be visible looking good. No one wants to be visible looking messy. Everyone wants to be known. No one wants to be known for their screw ups or their failures. If you are tired of being a best kept…

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4 steps to get a successful or famous stranger to say yes to you…

Would you like to invite someone successful, fascinating or famous to talk to you? Would you like to help a client pitch to an investor? Would you like an extraordinary leader to become your client? Then you need to put yourself in the shoes of the person across the table.  You need to think like…

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There are 4 types of coach. Which one are you?

Great coaches think upstream. They solve the causes of problems—or solve future problems before they happen.  But they must sell coaching to clients who want to deal with emergencies and put out fires—by solving the effects of their current problems.  Upstream thinking Dan Heath tells an old parable: “You and a friend are having a…

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No. No. No. No. No. No. NO.

What got you to the level of success you’re at today is saying YES to almost every opportunity.  What will get you to your next level of success is saying NO to almost every opportunity.  Which is why I’m going to teach you the single most powerful tool I know to take your life, career…

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Never, ever say you’re a coach…

Coaching is a fantastic career. Telling people you’re a coach can feel like hell on earth…  Have you ever been at a conference, or a party, or even talking to family, when someone asks, “What do you do?” — and you freeze because you don’t want to say you’re a coach? After all, everyone and…

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I just had the worst night of my life. Ever.

Last Friday, Monique, the kids, and I drove to a beautiful place called Joshua Tree. We needed a few nights away, after almost 8 months of barely leaving our home.  Before bed, I took a medication, and for about half an hour everything was fine, as I tucked in the kids and read them a…

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You’re about half as good as me!

It was a Monday morning, almost eight years ago.  At 9:10am precisely on February 11th 2013, Danielle, my only team member at the time, emailed me and Steve Chandler. We had run our first couple of Intensives and she thought we were undercharging.  “I’ve been doing some thinking around the price of the Intensive, and…

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If you do nothing, you lose

I was lying in the dentist’s chair, about to have my wisdom teeth removed, when she said, “What do you do?” I said, “I’m a coach to extremely high performers.”  “What does that mean?” she replied.  “Well,” I said, “There’s a high price to pay to be a high-level leader, that most people never see…”    …

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21 secrets to guarantee a kick-ass virtual intensive

A few weeks ago, my team and I were invited to teach the faculty of a world-renowned university, for entrepreneurs, how to create powerful virtual events.  In a moment, I’ll tell you just what we taught them—the specific tools and ideas that we utilized over the past eight months, as we transitioned from live Intensives…

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