How many times have you hopped onto Amazon to buy a new gadget and gotten overwhelmed and lost in the hundreds of options available?
Or if you’re single, I bet you’ve read dating advice articles trying to figure out how to navigate the seemingly endless choices presented by dating apps.
But what if this issue of “optionality” runs deeper than surface level purchases and dates?
When I talked to Harvard finance professor Mihir Desai on my podcast, he explained how the issue of optionality has been around for a long time.
And it is holding us back big time in…
Forbes just named her the #1 Entertainment Influencer in the World.
She has over 10 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
She’s bffs with The Rock and gets to collaborate with superstars.
She calls herself Superwoman.
But when Lilly Singh was in college, thinking she needed to be a doctor or lawyer to be successful in life, she was depressed and miserable.
In fact, it got so bad she could barely get out of bed.
When I got to ask Lilly about the shifts she made to create the incredible success she has over the past 7 years, she told…
This is what my coach Chris Lee told me last week when we were recording our 12th episode on my podcast.
And then he proceeded to tell me how we can get our power back (and keep it).
He called it the 7 Steps to a Bulletproof Life and it was an awesome conversation.
But I think this point is so important that I wanted to highlight it specifically.
As Chris put it, when we react and take things that happen to us personally, we give all our power away to the person or thing that did something to…
Have you ever become obsessed with achieving a certain outcome?
All you can think about is THAT particular result?
You place all of your hopes and dreams on it?
Have you ever noticed how much of your happiness has gotten tied up with that as well?
My new friend Kyle Cease (the comedian and actor you might recognize from Comedy Central) knows this scenario really well.
And he also knows that placing your happiness on an external result is a recipe for unhappiness.
As he explained to me in our recent conversation, there’s a quick way to be happy…
How many times have you heard “success” coaches or speakers or authors talk about how the secret is balance?
And you wonder in your head, “Well that’s great, but is it even possible? How do you DO that?”
Creating balance in my life seems to be the most elusive thing on the plant.
I have big dreams and goals, I’m ambitious, and I want to do whatever possible to make them happen.
Which doesn’t really support a balanced life.
So I asked the guy who breaks down every success myth out there what HE thought about this.
He’s the Justin Bieber of Latin music.
He’s got over 15 million followers on Instagram alone.
One of his music videos has over 1 BILLION views on YouTube.
His face is on the biggest billboards of South and Central America.
And he’s just getting started.
So how does someone like Latin Reggaeton star J Balvin stay humble?
I had to know.
His answer blew me away(really it was what his mom told him when he was a teenager).
She warned him that the day he became a star, he would stop shining for her.
Wow Mom, those are some…
One of the smartest guys I’ve met has an amazing gift of explaining things simply.
He is the Chief Business Officer at Google X, the branch that does all the super cool futuristic projects.
But despite wild professional success, he realized that he was pretty miserable. So he spent over a decade of his life unraveling the mystery that so many of us face — why does external success not guarantee internal happiness?
After researching and testing this issue with his engineer’s brain, Mo Gawdat came up with an equation for happiness, based on expectation management, that consistently worked for…
The 5th fastest growing YouTube channel right now is the daily vlog of Jake Paul.
He’s 20, from Ohio, and didn’t finish high school.
He has millions of followers, not only on YouTube, but on all the major social platforms.
Teenage girls go crazy when they see him in real life (I’ve witnessed this myself).
So it seems pretty obvious looking at him that building a personal brand is still a successful strategy for massive success online.
But Jake told me something about his business model that had me thinking on a different level.
He realized a couple of…
Let’s pretend that you’ve been working for 10 years in corporate land and then the economy goes south and you’re out of a job.
Easy to imagine, right?
What if, in the process of trying to figure out what to do with your career, you go back to your childhood love of drawing and painting . . . and create a whole new career as a performance artist . . . who does well-paid speaking gigs for huge corporate audiences.
Harder to imagine, but that’s exactly what happened to Erik Wahl.
If you haven’t seen videos of him painting original…
I love dogs so much, but I can’t bring myself to get one right now. I know I would just play with it all day and get no work done.
However that didn’t stop me from jumping at the chance to interview Cesar Millan, the world-renowned “Dog Whisperer” of TV fame, when he came out with a new book recently.
I had no idea I would also be learning about what a true leader is.
As Cesar explained to me in our conversation, dogs are the perfect teachers when it comes to leadership (and the rest of life).
NYT bestselling author, top podcast host, entrepreneur. Former pro athlete & 2 sport All-American. Dirty salsa dancer. USA National Team Handball athlete.