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Why You Should Learn the "Dark Arts" of Influence with Sharí Alexander

SDN016: Why You Should Learn the “Dark Arts” of Influence with Sharí Alexander

In this episode I was lucky enough to track down Sharí Alexander in Southern California . She is one of the very experts you will find on the important topic of personal and professional influence. This is a subtle skill that the most successful people in the world have mastered and it has allowed them to have better control their environments and their outcomes. Grab a notepad as we hear Sharí tell us why this is a skill we need to have, and how we can start using it to our benefit. Click play on the podcast to start the show.

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You can read more about Sharí at her site: Observe, Connect, Influence
And follow her on Twitter at: @sharialexander

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Three Immutable Laws of Discipline That Smart People Live By

Three Immutable Laws of Discipline That Smart People Live By

Plan everything or it will never happen Manage your time as recurring daily, weekly and monthly appointments on your calendar. Most of your calendar should be recurring blocks of time that have you making consistent progress towards your highest priorities. Don’t forget to add in regular blocks for relaxation time, screw around time, family time, …

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Can You Sit Still For 180 Seconds? I Dare You.

Your ability to focus and properly allocate your time is instrumental to any success that you hope to achieve. However the world, and specifically the internet, is not designed to help you focus. It is design to grab your attention with a compelling headline and suck you away from whatever you are working on to read some trivial piece of information that has nothing to do with your dreams, hopes and fears.

There is no special cure for managing your distractions. There is no special app, no browser plugin, and no list of “The Top 10 Ways To…” that the world can ever give you that will help you be less distraction.

Focus and concentration are a choice. Choose to focus and win the attention game

Or not

I dare you to watch this video for the next 180 seconds and do nothing else.

Do not pick up your phone. Do not move your mouse. Do not touch your keyboard. Use this as a simple exercise in concentration. Even I had a hard time doing it. But if you can do it, you’ll start to understand the kind of focus that you will need to get other things done.

Enjoy.

All Major Life Decisions Are Based On Love or Fear

The title above was one of many gems that came out of this university commencement speech by Jim Carrey.

It is not uncommon to have celebrities speak at commencement ceremonies. This one was special and has some very deep words that you should listen to and put into practice in your own life.

What did you think? Come over to the Facebook Page and let me know what you took away.