Archive for July 2009

How to Network With Busy People – Part 3

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Avoid making threats. An example of a threat is, “I really need a response from you, so I’m going to keep calling/emailing you every day until you…

How to Network With Busy People – Part 2

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Don’t trigger a pattern match. Don’t send a busy person any communication that fits the pattern of what they’ve seen hundreds of times before, or your message…

How to Network With Busy People

I began writing this article on an airplane last week, and it came out to be more than 9,000 words, almost 20 pages when printed. So I decided to break it up into smaller chunks and publish it as a series. This article is the start of that series. Often the people we’d most like…

Having Fun in Bermuda

Erin and I are on the island of Bermuda this week for a leadership retreat with about 70 other teachers from the self-help field. This is technically a business trip, but there’s a lot of fun mixed in as well, so it’s hard to call it work. But hey… when you do what you love,…

Conscious Growth Workshop in Las Vegas

I’m happy (thrilled would be more accurate) to announce that you can now register for my upcoming 3-day Conscious Growth Workshop in Las Vegas. The dates are October 2-4, 2009 (Friday-Sunday). The workshop will be at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, about 5 miles from McCarran Airport. I’m not going to…

Overcoming Cheapness

For much of my adult life, I didn’t have a lot of money, sometimes less than $100 (cash and bank balances combined). I always seemed to be able to afford the basics of life, and I learned to be very frugal financially, meaning that I got used to being cheap. I bought cheap food in…

How to Become More Successful

How do you feel about people who are very successful? What’s your attitude toward the movers and shakers in your field? Do you admire and respect them? Do you speak highly of them? Or are you suspicious of them? Do you criticize or attack them? What’s the true role of these people in your life?…