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Follow me for lessons on EQ, entrepreneurship, and growth. Built Trouvé (acq by @Bankrate @RedVentures). Now scaling a modern holding company.
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Jan 29 12 tweets 2 min read
How to achieve epic things.

The 3 Kinds of Missions: We all do our best work with a clear mission.

But succinctly defining one for your company takes work and is a continual process.

While values remain constant, missions can evolve over time.
Jan 22 21 tweets 4 min read
How to get rich (in business and life)

Relationship wagers

What they are and the 3 most important ones: Relationship wagers are bets on people that create the possibility for deep personal relationships and rich business partnerships.

The best things in life come from compound interest...and that includes relationships.
Jan 18 15 tweets 2 min read
10 comebacks to crush the inner critic: We all have an inner critic.

However, most people don’t test and refine an effective way to deal with it.
Jan 15 13 tweets 2 min read
Marshall Goldsmith is paid $100k+ (per session!) to coach Fortune 100 CEOs.

Here is a 3-minute exercise he uses to support the world’s greatest leaders: The world’s best leaders are introspective.

They ask themselves difficult questions so they can improve their performance.

The following 3-minute daily exercise will help you unlock your full potential as a leader:
Jan 11 21 tweets 9 min read
Jim Collins coached Jeff Bezos and Amazon.

He estimates only 3% of people have found their “Ikigai” or “Hedgehog.”

Here are 7 famous examples to help you find yours: The Japanese term “Ikigai” is the intersection of:

1. What you love
2. What you are good at
3. What the world needs
4. What you can be paid for
Jan 7 13 tweets 2 min read

Only 1 in 10 CEOs know the difference.

And that can lead to irreparable damage.

Here’s the insight every leader (and parent) needs to know: When I coach CEOs, less than 10% of them can articulate the difference between Shame and Guilt.

The two words are often used interchangeably but they could not be more different in outcome.

Here’s what every leader (and parent) needs to know about Shame vs Guilt.
Jan 4 17 tweets 4 min read
Jim Collins coached Jeff Bezos and Amazon.

He estimates that only 3% of the world has figured out their “Ikagai” or “Hedgehog”.

Here’s what they are and how you find yours: Most people don’t get clear about their purpose because they suck at asking for help.

I know because I did too.

Articulating your “reason for being” isn’t to be done alone.

Most of us need some structure & help from others.

Let’s get into it.
Dec 29, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
0 to 25,000 followers in 3 months.

My 7 top threads on Emotional Intelligence & Entrepreneurship: Gratitude Tennis

How to bring one of the most powerful emotions into work and life.
Dec 27, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
A famous researcher found happiness was uncovered in our calendars.

There’s a game that reveals the insights.

Here it is (in 3 minutes): Researcher & Scientist Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky helped uncover that CONNECTION & EXPERIENCES were powerful drivers of happiness.

Here’s a quick game based on research to improve these critical dimensions of fulfillment.

BONUS: you can play with work colleagues or family & friends.
Dec 21, 2022 17 tweets 3 min read
Want the technique Tony Robbins uses to plan his next year?

Everyone from Tim Ferriss to Pitbull to Mark Benioff to Serena Williams uses it.

Here’s how it works (and how you can use it immediately): To have a big 2023, it takes more than vision.

Most people haven’t achieved big goals because they haven’t addressed limiting beliefs that are blocking their progress.

That’s where Tony Robbins’ annual Dickens Process comes in.
Dec 19, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
How fast we speak (words/min):

Casual conversation: 100
Top 5 most popular Ted Talks: 150
The first 10 seconds of a Mr. Beast video: 250

What we can understand: 500 words/min

Content and conversation will accelerate. Data from some of the faster Ted Talks: Image
Dec 17, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
67% of startups fail due to co-founder dynamics.

5 crucial cofounder conversations (that also protect against a divorce): Paul Graham (@paulg) wrote that if he could only tell entrepreneurs 10 things, #1 would be:


But how do you pick well? And how do you maximize the chances you don’t get divorced?
Dec 14, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
As AI explodes...people and companies will need to reinvent.

But most don’t know how.

The solution: The Curve of Reinvention

What it is and why you need to know it: All organisms and businesses follow a similar curve from birth to their rise to maximum power.
Dec 11, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
What is a CHALLENGE that would be so compelling...

It would make you reshape your current focus because of the potential rewards contained in the effort alone...

to you AND the world...

Even if it contained a high risk of failure? I once received a quote inscribed on a paperweight that said - "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

It missed the point of the effort.

What I'd learn. What would get advanced. Who I would meet. Who'd be helped even if I didn't get there???
Dec 10, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
7 microskills to master the art of persuasion (research-based): Good listening is at the heart of effective persuasion.

Persuasion only works after the other party has felt understood (Anatol Rapoport).

Listening is a must before minds can change.
Dec 7, 2022 18 tweets 5 min read
Mr. Beast built a billion-dollar brand on YouTube by playing in his Zone of Genius.

Here’s how he did it (and the tactics you can steal from him): Jimmy Donaldson (Mr. Beast) made 7 years of videos before a single upload crossed 1000 views.

Now he does 1B views per month.
Dec 4, 2022 17 tweets 5 min read
How to avoid burning out your team.

The Remote Work Paradox.

What it is and why everyone needs to know it: In 2020, remote work went through a honeymoon phase.

It was an emergency. Teams everywhere had to make the shift.

But today many in remote work are struggling:
Nov 30, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
The most sought after business professor coached Jeff Bezos.

He went on to coach Andy Grove at Intel and Reed Hastings at Netflix.

He uncovered a billion-dollar breakthrough:


Here’s how they work (and how you can build yours): Jim Collins grew up without a Dad.

He voraciously read biographies and found mentors to “create his own Dad.”

It led him to befriending professors who invited him into academia.

He wanted to study human behavior and chose business as his lens to study it.
Nov 26, 2022 17 tweets 4 min read
How to overcome hard times in life

The Stockdale Paradox

Why everyone needs to know it (especially right now): The Stockdale Paradox has stood the ultimate test of humanity.

It's named after Admiral Stockdale who used it to survive as a prisoner of war.

Stockdale’s plane was shot down in Vietnam. He was tortured in the Hanoi Hilton for 7 years.

He credits his mindset for his survival.
Nov 22, 2022 14 tweets 3 min read
A famous researcher predicts divorce with 91% accuracy.

He invented a game to protect against the #1 relationship killer.

Here it is (in 3 minutes): Actor Jonah Hill has a new Netflix documentary (Stutz) about a famous therapist.

The film details the tools Jonah learned from Dr. Phil Stutz that changed his life.

Dr. Stutz believes gratitude is the only emotion that can cut through the black cloud of negative thoughts.
Nov 20, 2022 17 tweets 5 min read
How to avoid a life of regret.

The Paradox Map.

What it is and why everyone needs to know it: People work hard to achieve.

Some hope there will be no stress on the other side of achievement. I did.

But stress is not a one-time problem to solve.

That is an illusion.