The speaker will almost always be one of the most successful people in any room.
But that doesn’t come without a price.
You know the old saying, writers write? Well, speakers speak.
You have to learn the techniques of the trade and continually practice them to be a truly successful speaker – one that can captivate, educate, and motivate an audience into taking action.
You never know when you will be called on to step to the center of attention.
So start right now with… Continue reading Always One of the Most Successful People in the Room
Sometimes students wonder why I wedge critical thinking into all of my courses.
I believe the future job market for those that can think, reason, and work though difficult issues will be strong. For those that need to be told what to do, the future lacks as much promise.
But it’s more than that. Those that don’t think for themselves fall prey to those that do. I have no data to support my idea that critical thinking skills suggest better decision making and better decision making leads to more wealth.
To me, the root cause of wealth inequality is… Continue reading The Critical Thinking Advantage
Tony Robbins, who’s rah-rah and NLP I am okay with, has a new book that scares the daylights out of me.
He now touts himself a financial guru now and has tapped into some top financial names for his new book. While I haven’t seen is book yet, reports that seem very valid suggest that he interviewed a true financial genius, Ray Dalio of Bridewater Capital, and came away with a portfolio that has been called “All Weather.” The back testing on this portfolio from 1984 shows an average return of 7% and only four down years with a worst down year of -3.9%.
That sounds too good to be true…those who know me can finish this sentence already… Continue reading Robbins Book Scares Me