The Brilliant Idea of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing. It is when an organization takes a task and outsources it to an undefined network or people in the form of an “open call.” Facebook is an example of crowdsourcing. Millions of users provide all the content that makes Facebook interesting.

Giving – The Magic Way To Succeed

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Human beings are hard-wired to give.  It turns out, according to a neurological study in 2006, that just thinking about helping someone lights up a part of your brain associated with feel good chemicals. That’s according to Stephen Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People who says that helping others brings a […]

Making Better Use of Your Time (Podcast Episode 17)

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I remember a fascinating conversation with physicist Brian Greene on the subject of time. He said that scientifically, there really is no explanation of now. We know what the past is and we know what the future is but now is not quantifiable. Yet, in many ways nothing is more important than now. To me […]

How Appreciation Creates Motivation

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Appreciation is the glue that holds relationships and friendships together.  The need to feel appreciated is so strong that the lack of appreciation is often cited as the reason friendships and romances fall apart. When you stop and think of your own relationships – it sounds about right. But what about in the workplace – […]

The Business of Starting Your Own Business (Podcast Episode 15)

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Have you thought about starting your own business? Probably. Who hasn’t? But how do you get started? That’s the topic of this podcast. Of course starting a business can be risky. We have all heard that the majority of new businesses fail – and

Being A Successful Parent

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The other day my wife commented on how the Success Mint blog has yet to discuss health and family. It’s mostly been about work and business. And yet the topic categories are right there at the top of the homepage. I guess I’ve been a bit reluctant for fear that you, the reader, are more […]

How Daily Rituals Drive Success (Podcast Episode 13)

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(Win a copy of the book Your Hidden Riches,  written by today’s guest, Chris Attwood. Just leave a meaningful comment about this podcast. You must subscribe to the Daily Success Mint so we have an email to contact you. Complete details at the bottom of this post.) — What rituals have you incorporated into your […]

7 Strategies to Negotiate Anything Better

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I am far from being an fierce negotiator. When I do it, I have to put on my negotiation hat and get very intentional about it. I am too trusting of other people. Plus, I tend to worry too much about the other guy – is he getting a decent deal? That may be nice […]

How To Create Trust In A Low – Trust World

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Do you think people are trustworthy? I like to think so – though there are many cases in my life where that proved NOT to be the case. Stephen M.R. Covey,  (son of Stephen Covey of  7 Habits of Highly Effective People fame) studied trust for his book Smart Trust and he believes people ARE […]