Avoid Idiots In Your Business and Life By Earning the Power of “No”

Elizabeth Montagu

“I never invite idiots to my house.” – Elizabeth Montagu, Born Oct. 2, 1718. I’m not saying they don’t squeak in from time to time, but I try to run this “cult” community of ours as an idiot-free environment. And I’ve tried to create products and content at my own level, rather than aiming at …

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Become Skilled at Winging It, and Outshine Every Over-Scripted Try-Hard in Your Niche

Zach Galifianakis

“Reciting lines is hard; making stuff up is much, much easier.” – Zach Galifianakis, Born Oct. 1, 1969. The most valuable skill you can start developing now is performing. As in, being comfortable on stage or on camera. And that can be intimidating. I hated it. It was scary when I was first starting out. …

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People’s Persistent Problem: Too Much Practice, Not Enough Playing

Buddy Rich

“I think it’s a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get. You only get better by playing.” – Buddy Rich, Born Sep. 30, 1917. The time for practice is over. The time for getting ready is done. You’re ready, so start working. Don’t just write, finish. Don’t just finish, publish. Don’t just …

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