3 things we learned about you when we were hacked last week


We Were Hacked! Good Friday didn’t start out that good for us. Thursday I wrote a post called—If my 8-year-old can get published you can to. Here’s how.  The post was scheduled to publish on Friday morning. I invested several hours writing about unique tricks, tips, and tools to help you get published for free. I…

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How to respond to your haters


 “This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.  I can’t believe you have sold books on it.” I had a radio interview on Wednesday. Evidently, a stranger listened in and felt the need to email me his thoughts. I guess in his mind, my content is stupid. In fact, according to his 2…

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The Surefire 61 Second Strategy™ for finding the best clients, friends, and partners

61 seconds

The 1 Problem Like you, I meet a lot of people. And like you I get a lot of requests for potential partnerships and clients. So how do you filter the good from the bad? Which ones should you pursue and which ones should you park? Which ones will be a delight and which ones…

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How I Stopped Carving The “F” Word Into My Body

Kary Oberbrunner Wrestling

I Used To Cut Myself That’s me in the back row, right corner. It seems like a life-time ago. And the truth is, it was. I was seventeen in that high school wrestling picture. Now I’m 37. Twenty years have flown by. In case you didn’t know, I used to be addicted to self-injury. I…

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Why the “Miracle on the Hudson” was No Miracle After All

Miracle on the Hudson

Do you believe in miracles? They called it a miracle. But was it really?  On January 15, 2009, the sun rose like any other day, and 155 people awoke, packed their bags, said their good-byes, and headed to the airport expecting nothing unusual—like most of us do, on most of our days. Lucky for them,…

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How to Launch A Bestselling Book By Using An Online Book Release Party

How to Launch a Bestseller

You Need Attention A little over-crowded? You could say so. Today over 3 million books are being published each year. Compare that with only 9,000 in 1907. You could say attention is at a premium. If your book is going to get noticed, you—the author—better get involved. If you’re fortunate enough to be traditionally published,…

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Why Buying An Olympic Gold Medal on ebay For $19,000 Won’t Help You Achieve Your Dreams in 2014

Olympic Gold Medal

The purpose of your dream is not in achieving the dream itself, but rather the person you become in the process of achieving it. (Tweet This | Share on Facebook | Post on LinkedIn) All that Glitters is NOT Gold. For $18,995 and one click it could be yours on ebay—that is, if your dream is to have an Olympic…

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A Sneak Peek into One of My Top Business Building Strategies of 2013


Prepare for Pay Day My business partner (David Branderhorst) and I sold more on November 8, 2013 than any other day in our calendar year.  In fact, it was the single highest grossing day in the history of our business. If you would have told me this a year ago, I wouldn’t have believed you.…

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10 Giants You’ll Have to Kill To Do Your Dream Job Full-Time

kill the giants

You probably don’t recognize your own talent. This was almost true for my friend Julie. A brilliant photographer, for too long she only considered it a part-time passion. Although unwilling to admit it, she secretly fantasized about one day being paid for her talent. Despite her desire, she didn’t want to put herself out there and…

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3 entrepreneurial skills I learned from the thief who stole my iPhone last week


YEP. It happened to me. The other day I was hanging out with my kids at COSI. We had a blast watching some train movie—Rocky Mountain Express . The theater was dark and my daughter was a little squirrely. My iPhone must have fallen out on the floor. When the movie was over we grabbed our…

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