Every generation has its inventor-heroes. They inspire us and better our lives by giving us exciting new tools for helping to cope with various aspects of the human condition. The inventor du jour who has seemingly stepped into the chasm left vacant by Steve Jobs is a 43-year old South African-born Canadian-American named Elon Musk. [Read more…]
Archives for January 2015
I approach the front desk of the hotel I’m checking into. I’m fumbling to grab everything I need. Not understanding why, I feel that same tension most people feel when standing in line at airport security. Passport in my right hand, bags in my left, and a nervous grin on my face, I ask to check in. [Read more…]
Being humble enough to have mentors, even celebrity ones, is integral to success. Tony Robbins has said, “I’ve always believed the best way to get a result, the fastest way, is to find someone who has already accomplished what you’re after, and model his or her behavior.” That’s sound advice from Tony, as usual. Most successful people, if they’re honest, will credit their success in part to simply following in the footsteps of masters whose accomplishments once far exceeded theirs. In other words, they had the humility to realize they didn’t have it all figured out, and could probably learn a thing or two by standing on the shoulders of giants. [Read more…]
Over 99% of the world believes that everyone who’s in charge and doing big things in life is a genius. They assume that anyone realizing significant success on their own must’ve been born with natural advantages that the rest of us couldn’t possibly match.
He was born into a rich family. His dad has connections. She got lucky and was accepted to a really good school. She’s just naturally smart. [Read more…]