This post originally appeared on Fast Company Growing up with a speech impediment, I was constantly in awe of confident people. Not only the way they talked, but the way that they moved and made me feel when I was around them. But it didn’t occur to me until much later that the one quality…

Read more WHAT I LEARNED IN 38 YEARS OF SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH CONFIDENT PEOPLE – Originally appeared in Fast Company

Keys To Becoming More Interesting From Some of the World’s Most Successful People Imagine you’re a student. You have your heart set on studying poetry in university and you’re excited to sign up to the course. Yet fate intervenes making you one minute late for registration – and the only department with an opening left…

Read more BE A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BEING; IT’S MORE INTERESTING – Originally appeared on Thrive Global

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan “Michael, Michael, Michael. You are not going to believe it. I won the lottery. After 18 years of applying for a visa to The United States of America, I got in. They accepted me. I won the lottery. It has been my lifelong dream.” At exactly 3:04 on a Tuesday…

Read more I WILL NEVER LIVE IN AMERICA AGAIN – Originally appearing on Thought Catalog

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan Growing up my dreams would always start the same way, with me being brave enough to put myself out into the world. Unfortunately, these dreams would also always end the same way, riddled with fear and the realization that I would never have the courage to do any of the…

Read more WHEN PASSION & STRENGTH IS NOT ENOUGH – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

Post Originally Appeared on Thrive Global / Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan This past week, a mentor of mine, serial entrepreneur and Leadership and Communication Professor at IESE Business School, Conor Neill, left a comment on my blog that read, “My mentor taught me that you have to get clear in 3 areas of your…

Read more THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS A MENTOR CAN SAY – Originally Appeared on Thrive Global

  Two years ago in the midst of a career change I contacted someone I admired requesting a chance to meet, and to my surprise, he agreed. Forgetting my wallet and making him float the bill topped off a laundry list of mistakes I made during our time together. In addition to trying to act…

Read more 6 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED BY CONTACTING SOMEONE I ADMIRED TOO SOON – Originally appeared on Thought Catalog

Originally appeared on Thrive Global  /  Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan I can remember exactly when and where I was when I started to take all of this self-help advice to heart. My wife and I were standing in the bathroom, and she told me that the stick that ultimately determined if another human being…

Read more THE BEST MORNING ROUTINE STARTS THE NIGHT BEFORE – Originally appeared on Thrive Global