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January 2017 Reads: Living Forward, The 4 Hour Workweek, and more!

reads Feb 01, 2017

I would venture to say that my personal development didn't really start until after college. It's a bit ironic to think about knowing that many people see college as their chance to develop themselves but then immediately cease to continue to do so once they graduate. I'm entirely opposite. Back in 2013 when I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio, I walked the stage, received my degree and haven't really used it at all. In fact, my actual diploma wasn't even framed until the end of 2016 (three and a half years later). This wasn't intentional, believe me. I just didn't have an office to hang it in, didn't have a job interview to use it in, and I just didn't have the same mindset I once had. I was interested in trying business on my own so I began reading every book I could get my hands on. When that wasn't fast enough I began spending my commute times and even workout sessions listening to...

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How to Turn Your Resolutions into SMARTER Goals

Every year, millions of people make New Year resolutions to get into shape, eat healthier, make more money, etc. The concept seems great from the surface, but digging a little deeper it seems that many people are setting themselves up for failure. This doesn't apply to everyone, but it will apply to many of those who have failed a time or two. Statistics show that almost half of those who made a New Year's Resolution, didn't end up keeping it. So are your New Year's Resolutions setting you up for failure? Are you setting SMARTER resolutions and goals? Here are 7 reasons why your resolutions may have already failed.

 

1. They Might Be Too Generic

Making a New Year's resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Many people go into the new year telling themselves that this is the year that they lose weight, or this is the year that their business will thrive! The problem with this is that many resolutions lack specificity. Rather than saying, "I'm going to...

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3 Actionable Ways To Achieve Your Life's Purpose

leadership life Jan 05, 2017

You want to be a leader and not a follower. You long for more meaning in your life and for more experiences that will launch you into leadership roles. When you wake up everyday, you want to feel accomplished and feel that you are making a huge difference in the world. Many millennials just like you were born to lead, to create opportunities, and to inspire positive change. There are countless ways to make this possible, but what leads you to action? Where is your value found? And more importantly, what will you contribute to this world? Leaders are not simply born to lead, but developed over a period of time with clear and actionable direction. You may not find this direction immediately, as it may lead to many hours, days and months of digging deep into your soul to extract the purpose and direction for your life. Your journey may end up being a roller coaster filled with many twists and turns, but those who establish a clear direction will go much...

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8 Helpful Ways To Overcome Doubt

life Dec 16, 2016

One of the biggest psychological barriers that plagues hundreds of millions of people around the world is known as doubt. Doubt keeps many people easily contained in their own small box. It paralyzes innovation, destroys opportunities, and demolishes would-be entrepreneurs. Learning how to overcome doubt may be the single biggest difference that one can make in their lives. Mastering this one issue can open a new horizon of opportunities for you because of the effect that it has on so many areas of life. Doubt creeps into our lives even when we don't realize it. We may be a naturally-confident person, but as you evaluate yourself and your level of accomplishment, you may see areas where you have held back. Whether it's starting your own business, pitching the CEO, or talking to that attractive woman/man, doubt sometimes manifests itself in a form that many of us may not even realize. You may not feel the doubt because you go through the same series of thought...

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How To Outperform Even Your Smartest Competition

Performance is not always measured in how smart you are. It's also measured on how well you communicate, how well you nurture relationships, and how well you respond to certain situations. In other words, performance is measured more by your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) than your Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Let me tell you how your EQ will help you outperform the smartest of your peers. How many times do you truly reflect on yourself? And I mean really digging deep to find out what makes you TICK. How often do you recognize the emotions of others, and what makes THEM tick?

Understanding your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is a small difference that can make all the difference.

EQ is half about understanding you and half about understanding others. Here are the four parts of EQ: -Self-Awareness (YOU) -Self-Management (YOU) -Social Awareness (OTHERS) -Relationship Management (OTHERS)

Emotions can help you and they can hurt you, but you have no say in the matter until you...

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5 Productivity Hacks That Will Save You 10 Hours A Week

life productivity Dec 02, 2016

Saving 10 hours a week is gaining 10 hours a week. If you enjoy spending more time on projects and getting less accomplished, this post isn't for you. This is for those who wish there were more hours in the day and can really use an extra 260 hours (or 10.83 days) per year. These productivity hacks are something that I use on a daily basis, and it has proven to help me use my time more effectively.

1. 5 Minute Daily Checklist

Every night, I make a checklist of things that I need to accomplish the next day. It really helps me focus on the things that are high priority objectives. You can use a pen and pad, or an app that allows you to view and edit your daily objectives. If you are consistent and list them all then you will be surprised how quickly you can move from one thing to the next. How many things do you think you can accomplish when absolute focus is applied to your life? Focusing on your daily objectives will lead to a huge boost in productivity.

2. Plan Your Ideal...

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3 Principles That Have Changed My Life

leadership life Nov 28, 2016

I have come to realize that three things have really contributed to my goal of progressing myself as a person and businessman. These three things have changed my life. If you haven't done these, you are already behind.

DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE:

“What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a definite purpose, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession.” -Napoleon Hill I clip news articles, read biographies, and watch documentaries on the lives of successful entrepreneurs. What I try to decipher from their individual stories is a common pattern for achievement. What did these people do differently? Were they smarter or better educated? Did they come from high-achieving families? Were they exceptionally gifted or hardworking? The primary characteristic I’ve found in the lives of high achievers is that they had a strong drive to succeed. They had a compelling, personal reason to achieve. It’s what I...

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Olenka Cullinan: Leadership Feature

leadership feature Nov 14, 2016

Olenka Cullinan is a CEO and Founder of Rising Tycoons. Teen expert, inspirational speaker, and teen success coach, Olenka has developed a “Backbone of Success”™ method that helps teen leaders become successful in school, life and the world. It combines three essential skills: leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development, which turn teens into mindful tycoons!

Having been trained by the top achievers such as John Maxwell and Darren Hardy, Olenka strongly believes that the pursuit of success with happiness is what creates goals, vision, and destination for the teens. Olenka has become one of the nation’s premiere motivational speakers and teen experts, as recently demonstrated by her speaking appearance at TEDxYouth. Olenka’s newest achievement with RT is Rising Tycoons Academy (RTA) in Arizona.

Olenka is a great example of what it means to be a MillenniaLeader. We had the pleasure of speaking with her about her leadership and her passions. Our...

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5 Productivity Hacks That Will Save You 10 Hours A Week

productivity Nov 01, 2016

Saving 10 hours a week is gaining 10 hours a week. If you enjoy spending more time on projects and getting less accomplished, this post isn't for you. This is for those who wish there were more hours in the day and can really use an extra 260 hours (or 10.83 days) per year. These productivity hacks are something that I use on a daily basis, and it has proven to help me use my time more effectively.

1. 5 Minute Daily Checklist

Every night, I make a checklist of things that I need to accomplish the next day. It really helps me focus on the things that are high priority objectives. You can use a pen and pad, or an app that allows you to view and edit your daily objectives. If you are consistent and list them all then you will be surprised how quickly you can move from one thing to the next. How many things do you think you can accomplish when absolute focus is applied to your life? Focusing on your daily objectives will lead to a huge boost in productivity.

2. Plan Your Ideal...

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Shinjini Das: Leadership Feature

leadership feature Oct 24, 2016

We had the fortune to meet Shinjini Das several months ago and are excited to see her work blossom as a result of her hard work. One of our favorite qualities about Shinjini is her passion and energy for impacting lives. Also known as the "Go-Getter Girl", Shinjini simply sees opportunities where none seem to exist and has proven that she possesses the qualities of a true MillenniaLeader.

Shinjini Das is a Multi-Media Personality, Keynote Speaker, Global Millennial Influencer, Huffington Post Contributor, Brand Spokesperson, and Engineer.

Here is our full interview with Shinjini with commentary by Randall Garcia of MillenniaLeadership.

 

Q: Define leadership in your own terms.

Shinjini: Leadership is the embodiment of an expansive vision into reality which ultimately positively empowers members of humanity to live up to their greatest potential.

Randall: Leadership is all about developing potential in others. You can't lead if you aren't helping others achieve their...

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