Mindset

How to Spot Business Opportunities in a Recession

I received the following comment from reader David Oliver the other day. He made a really important point that I totally agree with. “You know what I was thinking one day is how so many people need to develop their capacity to find the good/opportunity in situations. It’s really like developing a muscle. It takes […]

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The Thin Line Between Persistence and Stupidity

In my last post, I talked about the importance of mental toughness as a key to profiting from this recession. I guess I struck a cord as many of you emailed me your comments. Thanks Danielle, Brandy (Portland, OR), and Gustavo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), for your comments. Given the interest in this topic, I thought […]

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Mental Toughness = Recession Profits (Part 2)

Over the past few years, I’ve become a very reluctant historian. I’ve been drawn to stories of survival.   In particular one really good book that changed my thinking an awful lot is called “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why” by Laurence Gonzales.   It’s a book the chronicles truly incredible (such an […]

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Duh… Focus on What’s Still Working

In a recession, most business owners obsess about what’s wrong with their market, customers, company, and life. The natural inclination is to focus on your problems and how to make them go away. While this is certainly one approach, it must be balanced with the exact opposite — focusing on what’s still working. What part […]

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Tony Robbins Speaking at TED Conference

This is a very insightful 20 minute talk given by Tony Robbins at TED (the big conference of the brightest, most insightful minds that get together and share ideas). The talk is titled: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better. Watch for the funny moment with Al Gore in […]

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