Scott Adams

Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert: How to Build Success in Life and Business

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Scott Adams, the creator Dilbert, built a cartoon empire from humble beginnings as a bank teller. He used the lack of satisfaction he gained from his day job to drive his desire for something more. Over the course of his career he developed an insight into the workings of success, what helped him the most and the ever present factor that luck played. “Success is […]

Where Will Hard Work Take You?

Quick: Would you rather be a genius or a hard worker? Go with whatever first comes to mind, although if you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “work smarter, not harder,” then you probably know where you stand. In this age of striving for success, I frequently here the message to “find your unfair advantage.” Generally this is used when attempting to build a startup or a company that will eventually rival Facebook and Google and earn […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger

14 Lessons on Success from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, while controversial in recent years, has been an inspiration to thousands of people for the last several decades. Born to a poor Austrian family, he came from nothing to become a seven-time world champion in bodybuilding, one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and governor of California. His commitment to hard work, subverting the system, and discovering how to win makes him a role model for just about anyone trying to find success […]

Momentum

Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part III

In previous posts I covered the first two pillars of the creation of momentum. We learned that the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work is the first step in achieving success. Next is about increasing your efficiency. You want to be able to maximize results in shorter amounts of time. The final key to the creation of momentum is less about the external world you interact with than the internal one. It’s about […]

momentum domino effect

Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part II

I’ve written about the importance of momentum in creating sustained success and results in your life. We already discovered the first of three key assets in the creation of momentum: the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work. The second key to creating and sustaining momentum is using your time more efficiently. We all have the same amount of time in our day. Everyone gets twenty-four hours. It can seem like an incredibly […]

Momentum

Momentum: The Only Measure for Success

For some reason, most of us hold the mistaken belief that successful people must have been born that way. We find it hard to believe that they were ever just ordinary people before becoming astronomically wealthy, or world class in whatever field it is that we envy. Even if they did experience some kind of journey to that position in life, we assume they must have been born with the skills necessary to achieve what […]

Apprenticeship

Robert Greene’s Mastery: The Lost Art of Apprenticeship

Robert Greene is the famous author of books that deal with power. His books, The Art of Seduction and The 48 Laws of Power, detail how we can accumulate stature for ourselves while simultaneously being wary of forces that would do us harm. In a modern age this can sound trivial. It’s not like we live the Machiavellian lives of courtiers and nobles. However, there’s a reason that some of the top business schools in America, including Harvard, still have Sun Tzu’s The Art of […]