Rule #7: It's Better to Look Stupid Than Perfect

Rule #7: It's Better to Look Stupid Than Perfect

There is nothing special about me.

Throughout school, I was a B student...
I was never talented at sports...
And my English teachers would laugh if they knew I made a living from writing.

However, this lack of talent forced me to learn several crucial life skills:

  • I had to develop a strong work ethic.
  • I had to practice habitually.
  • And I had to learn how to learn.

But I never would have developed these skills without one crucial factor...
 

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Rule #4 Simpler Is Better Than Better

Rule #4 Simpler Is Better Than Better

When we look at the great entrepreneurial examples in history one name is sure to be on the list — Henry Ford.

Ford is synonymous with the invention of the automobile, but why?

  • Did he invent the first car? No. 
  • Did he invent the internal combustion engine? No.
  • Did he design the best car in the industry? No. 

There is little doubt that Ford was relentlessly driven to succeed, but he certainly was not a genius...

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Rule #2: Consistency Conquers, Intensity Squanders.

Rule #2: Consistency Conquers, Intensity Squanders.

As you may know by now, I have a deep passion for 3 things:

  1. Scientific facts...
  2. Technological resources...
  3. And helping individuals achieve whatever greatness they seek.

Since starting Willpowered 2.5 years ago, those points reminded me why the exhaustion, doubt, and failure was worth it.

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Scarcity: What It Is, When to Use It, and What to Watch Out For...

Scarcity: What It Is, When to Use It, and What to Watch Out For...

I don't believe it...

I thought as I hit my kick starter goal of $12,000 in November of last year.  Only a few days earlier, everything seemed hopeless.

I was two-thirds of the way through the campaign, and only raised half of my funding goal...

**How was I going to raise just as much money in half the time, when I had already reached out to all of my friends, family, and subscribers!**

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Read the Frickin' Manual

Read the Frickin' Manual

At 24 years of age, Mark Cuban was far from what many would call a success.

“I was living in a 3-bedroom apartment in Dallas. I didn’t have my own bedroom. I slept on the couch or floor depending on what time I got home. I had no closet. Instead, I had a pile that everyone knew was mine. My car had the usual hole in the floorboard, a ’77 FIAT X19 that burned a quart of oil that I couldn’t afford every week.”

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My Planning Process for Achieving Unrealistic Goals

My Planning Process for Achieving Unrealistic Goals

Over the last 6 years, I have deliberately put myself in "no retreat" situations. 

I have moved to a new city, I have set a hard deadline, or signed up to do something out of my comfort zone. Whenever I'm becoming a big fish in a small pond with my personal development, I jump into a bigger pond – even if I'm not ready.

I've done this so often, in fact, that I developed a process that helps me achieve the "unrealistic" goals necessary to make it in the "bigger pond."

Right now, I have yet another unrealistic goal. So here is how I planned to achieve it:

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Can Coffee Make You a Genius? A Scientific Answer

Can Coffee Make You a Genius? A Scientific Answer

If you, with mind untroubled,
Would flourish, day-by-day,
Let each day of the seven
Find coffee on your tray.
It will your frame preserve from every malady
Its virtues drive afar la! la!
Migraine and dread catarrh – ha! ha!
Dull cold and lethargy.

Audiences were appalled in 1732 when Johan Sebastian Bach created the “Coffee Cantata” as a satirical protest of Germany’s demonization of his favorite beverage.

At the time, coffee was villainized just as much as many illegal drugs today. But Bach loved the drink so much that he was willing to explore an entirely new genre–humor–and begin protesting through his music.

And he was not alone.

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A Simple Formula to Discover Your Passion, Talent, and Value

A Simple Formula to Discover Your Passion, Talent, and Value

There are two categories of people in this world: hedgehogs and foxes.

The fox knows a great many things. He is cunning and smart. He is fast and sneaky. He is willing to try a lot of strategies to beat the hedgehog and win his share of the forest.

The hedgehog, on the other hand, knows one big thing. He is simple. He knows only one strategy but executes it to perfection. Whatever the fox tries, the hedgehog defends himself with what he knows how to do best. 

When they face each other, the fox always tries a new strategy to defeat the hedgehog.

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[Webinar] 6 Ways to Use Willpower to Beat your Social Nerves, be Likeable, and Improve your Social Skills

[Webinar] 6 Ways to Use Willpower to Beat your Social Nerves, be Likeable, and Improve your Social Skills

·      How to answer the question you ALWAYS get, "What do you do for a living?"

·      How to create social habits to make it easier to socialize NATURALLY

·      Word-for-word scripts to start conversations and be CHARISMATIC

·      The RIGHT way to set communication goals, so you can achieve them with flying colors!

·      The #1 way to be ENGAGING & INTERESTING in ANY conversation

·      How to re-energize during social events to build your "SOCIAL STAMINA"

·      Live Q&A session during the webinar, so you can ask me anything

·      My free mini-course: How to Shut Up that Inner Voice & Beat Awkward Conversations, just for registering! 

·      My free eBook: 5 Quick Hacks to Avoid Awkward Conversations, just for registering!

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Create Great Habits Naturally With a "SMaC Formula"

Create Great Habits Naturally With a "SMaC Formula"

In 1979, Howard Putnam, CEO of Southwest Airlines, faced an extremely difficult decision—how should he run the company in a newly deregulated market.  

Other airlines were scrambling to come up with new business models. But Putnam determined that the effects of deregulation, while significant, would not call for a radical change to Southwest’s business model. 

So instead of proposing change, Putnam listed Southwest’s “recipe” for growth. 

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