Episode #162: Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined with Scott Sonenshein

Author of the new book, Stretch

I’m not sure what it is exactly, but I seem to have a soft spot for books written by college professors. They’re some of my favorites in fact. 

Going all the way back to some of the early episodes of the show back in 2013, Wharton School professors like Jonah Berger and G. Richard Shell make appearances. More recently, Andy Molinsky  in episode 156 and, today’s guest, Scott Sonenshein, from Rice University. 

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Scott’s new book is Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined.

Using compelling stories to illustrate research in areas like psychology and management, Scott digs into why some people and organizations succeed with so little, while others fail with so much.

Scott presents a powerful framework of resourcefulness that makes it possible for anyone to work and live better.

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Episode #146: Be Obsessed or Be Average with Grant Cardone

Today’s guest is unlike anyone I’ve ever had the chance to interview. 

Grant Cardone suggests that everything we’ve been told since we were young about success and wealth is essentially bunk. That burnout, and the need for time off and balance are all myths. He addresses this and more in his new book called, Be Obsessed or Be Average

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Burnout, for example, is often felt only when someone else suggests you should. “You’d better be careful or you’re going to burn yourself out.” If you think the burnout is real, it really just means you’re no longer doing something you’re purposed to do. In other words, it’s time to move on to something else. 

And to the naysayers and haters, those who are going to be critical, envious, and even worse? Grant says they’re just people who have given up on their dreams and are simply spending their lives trying to get others to give up on theirs. Whoa!

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Episode #132: Self-Help for the Rest of Us with Terry Lancaster

From the #1 bestseller Better!

terry lancasterMy guest today lives in my town, but we’ve never met. His name is Terry Lancaster.

Suffice it to say it won’t be long before we do meet face-to-face. He’s pretty awesome.

He is an entrepreneur, speaker, and #1 best selling author. He helps salespeople and entrepreneurs create better lives and build better businesses one step at a time using the power of habit, focus and flow.

He is a TEDx speaker and his articles have appeared in Forbes and The Good Men Project.

Terry’s #1 bestselling book is Better! Self-Help for the Rest of Us.

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Episode #124: The Secret to Solving Your Toughest Sales Challenges

With Tim Sanders

tim sandersPrior to sitting down with Tim Sanders for the first time, I knew very little about him.

An earlier book he’d written, Love is the Killer App, was one I’d heard good things about but had not yet read.

In the case of Tim’s new book, Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges, many people I respected were talking about it in my Facebook and Twitter feeds. People like Chris Brogan, David Burkus and Michael Port among others. I knew I had to investigate and consider inviting him onto the show.

The topic of sales is not one that comes up on this podcast often. However, if my experience as a leader has taught me anything, it’s that everyone is essentially in sales now. Meaning, the silo’d days of old are over. In Dealstorming, Tim suggests that “one of your most important leadership missions is to overcome the bias against cross-departmental collaboration.”

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Episode #110: Project Management for You with Cesar Abeid

How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

cesar abeidThe key to reaching any goal is understanding the importance of breaking down the steps necessary to reach it, and implementing those steps in a methodical way.

In others words, it’s a lot like Project Management.

Cesar Abeid is my guest today. He is the author of the bestselling book,Project Management for You: How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality, Deliver on Your Promises, and Get Things Done.

“We live in the information age,” Cesar reminds us, “and we are knowledge workers. Our value is not in what we know, but how we use what we know according to each circumstance.”

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