Daniel Epstein on Entrepreneurship

In this video, Daniel Epstein urges everyone to feel motivated by unfortunate circumstances of all sorts. Daniel Epstein strongly believes that one needs to create solutions solutions for change instead of being intimidated by social issues.

How did Daniel Epstein get so much confidence? Thats because Daniel has been entrepreneur almost all his life and sees being an as the solution to all problems in life.

So here goes the Video: Daniel Epstein on Entrepreneurship

More about Daniel Epstein: He operates a business incubator for entrepreneurs in Boulder, Colorado. Before Daniel Epstein had finished his BA in Philosophy he’d already started three companies.

Video: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s six rules for success

In this video, Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving his now popular 2009 graduation speech titled Six rules of Success at University of Southern California (USC).

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s six rules for success are a must know for somebody looking for motivation. Just because Arnold Schwarzenegger is a sporting and a movie icon, it would be unfair to assume that these six rules for success apply only in these fields. Anybody looking for any motivation can watch this video and pick up life tips.

If you are interested in a overview of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s six rules for success, here you go:

1. Trust yourself
2. Break some rules
3. Don’t be afraid to fail
4. Ignore the naysayers
5. Work like hell
6. Give something back

Habits of highly creative and imaginative people

According to surveys done by various organizations only 1 out of every 5 individual lives according to their creative potential. So what is stopping the other four? Answer is – “not implementing the habits of highly creative and imaginative people.”

We just need to identify these habits and bring it in as as part of our daily life. Once you succeed in doing this, you will also become highly creative and imaginative.

Creativity is the result of how you think and observe around you. If you are creative and imaginative you just end up having a better life because of your ability to get through tough situations – wherever these situations may be. At work or at home.

Creativity is not restricted to artists, sculptors or designers. It is in fact a skill some are born with. This is not to shut the door on learning creativity and imagination – research has proven that both can be learnt by proper training.

Here is a presentation on 10 Habits of highly creative and imaginative people, which you just can’t miss:

7 Habits of highly creative people is a book by Can Akdeniz, and if you haven’t read it…you should. Click here to buy 7 Habits of highly creative people from Amazon.

Runner Heather Dorniden’s inspiring story

At the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships in 2008, Heather Dorniden did something which left everybody spellbound. Runner Heather Dorniden’s inspiring story showed the World how if you fall you can still pick yourself up and start running so as to win the race. Literally.

In this inspiring video Heather Dorniden takes a fall one minute into the 600 meters race, but gets up again to catch up with the other runners and eventually win the race.

If you can’t get inspired after watching runner Heather Dorniden’s win, nothing else can help you.

More links on Heather Dorniden:
# Heather Dorniden’s facebook Page
# Heather Dorniden’s Interview
# Heather Dorniden’s Wiki (she is now called Heather Kampf)

Ten best motivational quotes ever

Motivation is defined as the desire to do things. Motivation is the difference between lying in bed the whole day or going out in the World and overcoming all obstacles thrown at you.

If you have got a goal in life, you need motivation to achieve them. The good thing is that over the years research has shown that self-motivation is possible. All of us only need internal or external triggers (such as motivational quotes, a speech by successful person etc) which can stimulate desire and energy in us. A desire to commit to a task, an objective … whatever you call it.

Motivational quotes by successful people are also known to do the job of motivating people. So why wait…check out the ten best motivational quotes ever.

John Buchan’s quote on real Leadership

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already. – John Buchan

More about John Buchan, the man behind this quote on real leadership:
John Buchan was Governor General of Canada for six years (1935-1940) and was quite a literary figure writing quite a few spy thrillers. He used his writing skills during World War 1 as well, writing World War propaganda for the British Government. He has lots of interesting quotes attributed to him.

Robert Collier’s quote on how successful men think

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building

More about Robert Collier, the man behind this quote:
Robert Collier was an author of several self-help books. His most successful book has been “The Secret of the Ages” sold over 300,000 copies during his life. “The Secret of the Ages” was written in year 1926, so way ahead of its time. His other books are “The God in You,” “The Magic Word,” and “The Secret Power.” Besides this Robert Collier’s quote on how successful men think, he has many other interesting & inspiring quotes against his name.

How to have effective meetings at work

Meetings can sometimes NOT be effective and a real waste of time. The impact or effectiveness of a meeting depends on so many factors that it almost borders on science – number of people in the meeting, the agenda, the moderator, the focus of every individual etc.

If you want to make the time spent in meetings count, follow these tips to turn them into really effective meetings. These tips will help you have effective meetings which will make you and your team look good in front of your boss.

Presenting the definitive guide which shows how to have effective meetings at work:

effective meetings

Michael Dell on why failure is one of the best ways to learn

In the video below Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Computers, delivers an encouraging and insightful speech on failure management. In the speech, he explains why failure is actually a good thing – that it is a critical element in the recipe for success. He also comes with the theory that work should not be taken personally.

Long before Michael Dell said that failure is one of the best ways to learn, Winston Churchill had quoted: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” So true.

Failure management or bouncing back after a failure is easy – on paper. In reality bouncing back from failure or learning from failure is a very difficult task. Ask anybody who has failed and you will know.

If you want to convert your failure into a success (which is also known as failing successfully) and bounce back, here are a few pointers you need to keep in mind:

Do you still have it in you?

Remember that failure is not the end, which means the answer to the above question is “Yes, I still have it in me.” So after a failure, take some time off and recover. It is very important that you recover from the failure and understand that it was an event of the past.

Decide when to start moving forward & move forward:

Once you have recovered – and only you can confirm if you have recovered from a failure or not – start moving forward. This can be the same idea where you failed first or it can be a completely new idea, where you believe you will succeed.

Always remember it isn’t about you

Most of the time your failure is not about you. It is also about the situations, the circumstances, the people, the environment etc. Yes, sometimes it may be about you. Whatever it is, don’t blame yourself for your failure too much. Take heart and start afresh.

Learn from your failure

Treat your failure as an opportunity to pick up some tips and tricks along the way. Try again, this time not committing the same mistakes.

Now, that we have prepped you up for why failure is one of the best ways to learn, presenting Michael Dell on why failure is one of the best ways to learn:

Steve Jobs’ quote on what makes entrepreneurs great

Steve Jobs was perhaps one of the greatest entrepreneurs this World has seen. He left a company so good & big that in first quarter of 2015 they reported first quarter earning results of $74.6 billion in revenue and net profit of $18 billion.

Here is Steve Jobs’ quote on what makes entrepreneurs great:

Steve Jobs quotes

More about Steve Jobs:
Men like Steve Jobs come in once in a 100 years and then change the World we all live in. Steve Jobs has been at varying parts of his life been called “legendary”, a “visionary”, “Father of the Digital Revolution, or “master of innovation.”

Eye contact is as important as a firm handshake: Michael Ellsberg

In this short video Michael Ellsberg, the acclaimed American author, blogger and public speaker shares his views about the importance of right eye contact. Michael Ellsberg is an authority on eye contact and he has also written a book by the same name. Michael feels that the right kind of eye contact is important to make a good first impression. Michael Ellsberg confirms that Eye contact is as important as a firm handshake in any meeting.

More about Michael Ellsberg:
On the same subject of eye contact, Michael Ellsberg wrote his first book titled “The Power of Eye Contact” (more here). After the success of his first book Michael Ellsberg came out with his second book titled “The Education of Millionaires” (Check Out More).

Best Leadership advice ever from a CEO

This is perhaps the best leadership advice ever from a CEO of a company – in this case, it is Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter. Needless to say, when the CEO of Twitter gives tips on leadership you wouldn’t want to ignore it – after all, the master CEO has proved that his leadership model works by ensuring Twitter has more than 300 million users.

In this video, CEO of Twitter says that trying to be liked by employees will ruin your goal as a leader. He goes on to say that a leader needs to gain trust of his team by being honest and transparent with them. The star CEO also stresses on the need to have your own style of leadership and not copy a style of another leader.

Listen to the best leadership advice ever from a CEO:

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the meaning of life

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t just a body builder (he isn’t just known for saying “If it jiggles, it must be fat”). He has been a huge success in his career & life as well and everybody wants to emulate him. This is why when Arnold Schwarzenegger defines life, it makes sense to see his perspective.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Interesting links about Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an amazing personality that everybody wants to emulate – he tried to bring the hardwork required in a gym to life as well. Maybe thats the reason why Arnold Schwarzenegger is all over the internet. Everywhere. Here are some links you may find interesting:

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Facebook
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Instagram
Arnold Schwarzenegger on IMDB
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wikipedia

Steve Maraboli on setbacks and comebacks

Dr. Steve Maraboli is a very influential life-changing Speaker also known for his books. Steve Maraboli’s writings have been published in more than 25 languages. Dr Maraboli has written five books but the most popular of them is titled “Life, the Truth, and Being Free.”

Presenting Dr. Steve Maraboli on setbacks and comebacks:

Steve Maraboli

Steve Maraboli’s other books include

# Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
# The Power of One
# Pretend God Is Deaf
# 5 Night Plan: A guide to strong and grounded relationships

Interesting links about Steve Maraboli

Follow Steve Maraboli on Twitter
Check out more quotes by Steve Maraboli

What is the best job in the World?

Just in case you didn’t know Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of the 20th century. He is a top notch American business magnate and philanthropist. Here Warren Buffet shares his thoughts on what is the best job in the World.

Warren Buffett

“Best Job in the World” has a few more definitions

# There have been some interesting “Best Job in the World” definitions. Take for instance this Tourism Queensland advertisement asking for people to apply for the Best Job in the World. Click Here

# If you want to know whats the best job in the World basis the function, look no further than this slide show of the ten most paying and easiest to do jobs of the World. View slideshow

Lao Tzu quotes on Life, Leadership & Self

Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and poet from ancient China. Lao Tzu is best known as the revered author of the “Tao Te Ching” apart from being the founder of philosophical Taoism. Lao tzu is also worshipped as a deity in traditional Chinese religions. Lao Tzu was far advanced for his time and his meaningful and inspirational thoughts makes sense even in this World. Check out his quotes –

Lao Tzu

Most popular quotes by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu

# Lao Tzu on love: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

# Lao Tzu on Life: Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

# Lao Tzu on Leadership: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

# Lao Tzu on Vision: If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

# Lao Tzu on Life: When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

# Lao Tzu on Kindness: Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

# Lao Tzu on Travel: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

# Lao Tzu on Being Yourself: The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

# Lao Tzu on Life & Death: Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

# Lao Tzu on Being Yourself: When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

# Lao Tzu on Love: Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

# Lao Tzu on Caring: From caring comes courage.

# Lao Tzu on Words: Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

# Lao Tzu on Trust: He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.

# Lao Tzu on Knowing Yourself: He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.

# Lao Tzu on Lifee: Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

# Lao Tzu on Great acts: Great acts are made up of small deeds.

# Lao Tzu on Knowledge: He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

# Lao Tzu on Trying too Hard: Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

# Lao Tzu on Responding: Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

# Lao Tzu on Internal Peace: One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

# Lao Tzu on Genius: To see things in the seed, that is genius.

# Lao Tzu on Work: An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Lillian Vernon on the power of positive thinking

Lillian Vernon was the first business woman who found a big corporation in America – after migrating from Germany during the World War. When Lillian Vernon Corporation, a popular American catalog online retailer, went public in 1987 it was the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange and founded by a woman.

Lillian Vernon wore many hats. Lillian Vernon is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, and also a philanthropist – and excelling in everything she did.

Having born in 1927, one can only imagine the kind of troubles Lillian Vernon would have gone through to set up her business in a male-dominated society. Kudos to her commitment and positive thinking.

Quoting Lillian Vernon on the power of positive thinking:

Lillian Vernon

Want to know more about Lillian Vernon?

Lillian Vernon on Wikipedia
Lillian Vernon’s advice to lady businesswomen

Mark Victor Hansen on becoming enormously successful

Mark Victor Hansen has been enormously successful in his life. Mark Victor Hansen is best known for his “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books which is the most successful publishing franchise in the world. The Chicken Soup for the Soul books have sold more than 500 million books in more than 50 languages.

Besides being an accomplished author Mark Victor Hansen is also a motivational speaker and an accomplished trainer.

Check out what Mark Victor Hansen has to say about becoming enormously successful in life.

Hansen is best known for creating what Time magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today, with more than 500 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products.

Mark Victor Hansen

Besides the Chicken Soup series Mark Hansen also has other popular books against his name. Some of them are The One Minute Millionaire, Cracking the Millionaire Code, Cash in a Flash: Fast Money in Slow Times, Dreams Don’t Have Deadlines, Secrets of Inspiring Leadership etc.

You can follow Mark Victor Hansen on Twitter

Bill Gates’ funny support for geeks

Bill Gates is one of the most famous personalities of our times. Amongst geeks, he is perhaps the most famous. At least, he was when Microsoft was way cooler than what it is today 😉

Bill Gates wears multiple hats – he is a business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer and inventor. Mr Gates also is known to have a dry sense of humor, and you got to also appreciate the cockiness of this geek who ended up becoming the most popular geek of all times.

Here goes Bill Gates’ funny support for geeks:

Bill Gates on Geeks
Bill Gates on Geeks

Tony Robbins on changing your life instantly

Anthony Robbins (also known as Tony Robbins) is a catalyst for change and a strategist for success. Tony Robbins has in the last 30 years created change in people in minutes; changes which generally take years to start reflecting. To gauge Tony Robbins’ follohwership one doesn’t need to look further than his Twitter account which has more than 2.5 Million followers (Follow Tony Robbins on Twitter).

This American life coach is also known for his self-help books focusing on awakening and unleashing the power within oneself. To check the self-help books Tony Robbins have authored, click here.

Tony Robbins on changing your life instantly
Tony Robbins