We all like to hear a resounding “yes” in response to our questions. But sometimes, a “no” can get us what we really want…
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In this episode of Business Explained, I interview Michael Bungay Stanier, author of “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More And Change The Way You Lead Forever.” We discuss how to use some truly powerful coaching questions to boost your ability to help others.
CEO, geek, and mind-hacker extraordinaire Sir John Hargrave teaches us how to take control of our mind and use it deliberately, to create the life we really want.
Author and speaker Sam Horn helps us understand how to hook an audience by engaging them in an interactive dialog, rather than letting them tune out by giving them an elevator speech.
If people in your team or at your company are just going through the motions, get them engaged. This podcast presents a simple framework for helping people re-engage with their jobs at work.
Billy Murphy of the Forever Jobless blog and podcast, joins me in this episode to explore how to make better decisions in all areas of your life by using “expected value.”
In 2012, I gave a TEDx talk at TEDx MillRiver called Living an Extraordinary Life. I reprised the talk for the Harvard Business School alumni association. This is a recording of that reprise.
A friend just forwarded screen shots from a forum where the audiobook of my book has been posted by thieves. It’s been downloaded 202 times. I wish I could say I’m flattered, but I’m not. I’m just pissed. Two years of my life, tens of thousands of dollars of PR (not to mention lost income from time I spent writing Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More), and 161 Get-it-Done Guy episodes available for free, and people think buying one tiny little book (however magnificent and astonishingly useful) is just too expensive.
If I save them 5 mins/day, it pays for itself 100 times over. I may sick Europa and Thomas on them… 🙂
Please remember that it takes incredible amounts of time and effort to produce a quality information product. If you steal and redistribute it, you’re just removing the incentive for me (and others like me) to produce more. I have to make a living, and I’ll find another way to do it if necessary.
If I’m really lucky, I may actually see royalty income in a couple of years. If I’m really, really, really lucky, I may even make enough to pay for the book launch.
“Information wants to be free” is stupid. Quality information is expensive to produce. Crappy information is free to produce. By paying nothing for information, you gradually select only for the crappy information produced by people and organizations who can do it for free. In other words, hacks and shysters.
You wouldn’t walk into a stereo store and take one home without paying. Don’t do it with an audiobook, or an online program or an electronic program. Ease of theft does not translate into the right to steal. And when people steal, ultimately they simply drive the quality producers out of the marketplace. (Or at least they will for me, since if I can’t make a decent living at this, I have no intention of producing more content. If there’s no income that comes from my podcast, it makes no sense for me to continue.)
This morning I did a brief segment on FOX News 25 in Boston discussing tips from Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. It went quite well.
Sadly, the video has expired. FOX clearly doesn’t understand the need to keep any and all appearances of mine forever. You can see other videos of me on my media page.
I was interviewed on Total Picture Radio about my presentation on “The Ten Cultural Career Lies.” You can listen to the episode as we explore what we believe about careers that’s just plain wrong.