The Moment Ridicule Became a Thing of the Past
It’s all right to be a late bloomer if you don’t miss the flower show.

Imagine you are 40 years old. You work as a customs official and have only slight knowledge of the arts. One day you decide ...

Losing Your Podcast Virginity: Tips for Your First Guest Appearance
The neglected art of being interviewed.

It would not be an understatement to say that podcasts are having a moment. All of my friends are doing it! I suddenly feel like the last unheard voice on Earth; the “Cher Horowitz” of the audio-blogging world ...

12 Design Rules for Life
Your life is your biggest project. Design it.

Design has a profound influence on our daily lives. One cannot deny the importance it plays in our experience of the world. Yet, we rarely think about how the principles of design are best applied in our own lives ...

10 Principles of a Bestselling Book Cover
How I created a cover which hit #1 in the entire Amazon store.

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but that’s often exactly how a reader decides which book to take home. It’s the first and only thing they see before opening up the book ...

For the Win: 10 Striking Similarities Between Ping Pong and Business
Why few things are as powerful as simply staying in the game.

In sport as in business, success means staying completely focused on your goal and doing everything possible to attain it ...

Inspiration from Rock Legend David Bowie
Bowie was never afraid to push the boundaries.

Inspiration from Rock Legend David Bowie … Part 2!

Bowie was never afraid to push the boundaries. His death shook up the world, but his words live on. Below are the inspirational words inspired by my visit to the exhibition “David Bowie is” at The Brooklyn Museum.

Rejected Ideas: How "Reinvent Yourself" Might Have Looked

Of all of my books, I had never seen this before. I was so surprised ...

How to Raise Your Credit Score Fast

Trying to raise your credit score in a hurry is tricky ...

68% of Americans Doubt They Will Ever Be Debt-Free

If you find it hard to believe you’ll ever be debt-free, you’re certainly not alone ...

What’s the Difference Between a Soft Credit Inquiry and a Hard Credit Inquiry?

You may know that lenders often “pull your credit” when considering you as an applicant. But did you know that there are two types of credit inquiries — a soft credit inquiry and a hard credit inquiry?