Article: How to get and give an amazing TED Talk

A great TED talk has the power to change people's lives. For an entrepreneur, giving a TED talk can propel your career and personal brand to a whole new level. Some of the biggest influences in my life have been TED talks from Brene Brown, Thandie Newton, Simon Sinek and Matthieu Ricard, among others. I'm sure that they, or others like them, have also inspired you. Hoping to one day give a T … Read More

Article: 10 Communication Skills of Extremely Successful Leaders

Successful companies result from more than a good idea at the right time. If you look behind the best companies in the world, you'll see a great leader. This is why investors commonly say they invest in the founder more than the idea itself. As a founder or CEO, it is your responsibility to lead and inspire your team to execute on an idea and create results. Consistent, effective communication … Read More

Article: 10 Ways to Survive the Dip

I had never experienced anything quite like it before. When we first launched our product, orders came flying in and we received coverage from some of the top tech outlets in a matter of days. It seemed like it wouldn't end. Yet only a few months later, the media stopped calling and customer orders turned into fulfillment issues. The honeymoon was over. Those are the hard moments when the negat … Read More

Article: Science Says Do This 1 Thing If You Want to Perform at Your Best

Running a business can feel like a never-ending battle. You're constantly fighting and putting out fires. Crazy demands are made on your time, mind and stamina. It's not easy, and to succeed, you need to find your competitive edge. Spare time is in short supply, so you need to maximize personal performance with a minimal time investment. You need a practice called biohacking. A few years ago … Read More

Article: 7 Big Mistakes You Can’t Make While Meeting Someone for the First Time

According to research cited in the Harvard Business Review, it takes less than 150 milliseconds for someone to form a first impression. Human nature is such that we process verbal and non-verbal cues immediately - and use that intelligence to decide on the spot if someone is a likable person. First impressions are difficult to unwind, which is why it's so important to get them right off the bat … Read More

Article: I’m Just an Introvert Living in an Extrovert’s World

Like so many of my fellow introverts, my archetypal image of a successful founder was a charismatic extrovert -- that tireless someone who's constantly meeting new people and radiating energy. It's a daunting standard. It's easy to look at highly extroverted founders and think you can't measure up. But if you take a step back, you'll see that many of the inherent traits of an introvert align pe … Read More

Article: 6 Traits of The Strongest Leaders

True leaders aren't born, they're made. They build confidence and strength through intention - learning the traits that leaders must possess in order to succeed. Being a great leader involves doing the hard things that most people don't want to do - and therefore won't. The results are worth it. As a strong leader, you'll be able to attract the talent and funding you need to realize your vis … Read More

Article: Six Scaling Mistakes Every Startup Makes

My mentor once told me that you get to make two or three big mistakes as a startup. That's it. The margin for error is too small. Too many things need to align, and mistakes can take you out of position to benefit from alignment. Growing, or scaling, is an exhilarating yet overwhelming time for even the most confident entrepreneurs. It's a time when you're most likely to make some costly mistak … Read More

Article: Successful People Build Meaningful Relationships that Increase their Success

Reaching the highest levels of success has as much to do with who you know than what you know. The most successful entrepreneurs know that relationships and connections are more powerful than even the best of ideas. When you build a network of professionals that trust you, you can move mountains in no time. The key though, is trust. The best way to build trust is through meaningful relationship … Read More

Article: 39 Behaviors of the Most Likable People

There are a lucky few born with natural charisma - masters of working a room in seconds with handshakes and laughs. Candidly, I was not the most likable person in the room during my late teens and early twenties. I admired the way likable people made me feel and how others people gravitated toward them. It hit me that our greatest gift is the way we make people feel. I wanted to learn the secre … Read More