great ideas

[VIDEO] How to pick GREAT ideas, not good ones

This overflowing of ideas often turns into a deluge, making it impossible to follow through on anything! Enter Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley, as well as an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and philanthropist. As an entrepreneur of a successful company himself, Vishen shares his insights on how to pick GREAT ideas, not good ones. It boils down to three key steps:

30 days

[VIDEO] Stuck in a rut? 30 days can change that

In his short but sweet TEDtalk, Matt Cuts, a software engineer and head of Google's Webspam team, divulges how his 30-day sprints to try something new have transformed his life. From climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to writing a whole novel, taking on these short challenges has brought new opportunities to his life.

goals

[VIDEO] Are You Overcommitting to the Wrong Goals?

But sometimes the problem isn't the people themselves; it's that we're overcommitting to the wrong goals. It's hard for people to focus entirely on numbers and feel motivated. Numbers themselves aren't enough to motivate all. Abstract goals like "stronger teamwork," are also hard to connect to. They provide no tangible gain to an individual.

immune

[VIDEO] Is the immune system getting the best of your organization?

Salim has spent many years analyzing and learning about these organizations to pinpoint what exactly these organizations are doing differently. He came up with 10 facets, which he discusses in depth in his book Exponential Organizations. In the video below, he focuses on a crucial consideration when building an exponential organization though: circumventing the inevitable immune system response.

adversity

[VIDEO] Lobsters overcome adversity — So can you.

[Video of the Week] How many entrepreneurs in their businesses reach that uncomfortable point and think "something is wrong"? The lobster sees these periods of discomfort as an opportunity to grow--so too must an entrepreneur. When your company hits adversity where its grown past its current infrastructure, the key is to figure out a way to "grow" a new one.

your customers

[VIDEO] Do you REALLY know your customers?

Adele Revella, CEO of Buyer Persona Institute, has years of experience as a sales executive, trainer and entrepreneur. In this his video of the persona of different buyers, Adele breaks down how important it is to understand your buyers not through formulaic surveys and data collection, but through genuine conversation.