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Post image for The Best Advice I Ever Received

Tweet I have a personal mission but I didn’t fully understand what it was, what it meant, and where it came from until I got some advice from my dear friend, Jim Adcox. Over twenty years ago, Jim suggested that I do something he’d done with his own parents—ask my mom and dad to write… Read More

Real Influence – How to Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In

Tweet Over two years and 100+ interviews with highly reputable influencers in the making, I’m very proud to announce my next book, coauthored with Mark Goulston MD. It already has been selected as one of the 30 Best Books in Business for 2013 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries (the premier executive book summary company). The… Read More

Post image for Grant Searcey and the “Art” of Inspirational Influence

Tweet Recently I delivered a keynote address for a Fortune 500 firm’s annual senior executive retreat. With the economy unsteady and the company having undergone setbacks in their business, they wanted to hear about how to motivate stronger performance during difficult times. To illustrate the steps that leaders and managers should take, I told a… Read More

Post image for Apple’s “Think Different” Commercial and the Power of Virtual Mentors

Tweet Pick five people from history who inspire you the most? Why do those people inspire you? Calling specific individuals to mind in response to these questions is likely to create positive thoughts and emotions for you. You’re choosing people who inspire you, and therefore you have favorable associations with them that click into place… Read More

Post image for The Motivational Miner: Lessons from Chilean Miner Edison Pena On Overcoming Discomfort

Tweet Edison Pena is one of the 33 Chilean miners who was trapped 2,300 feet underground for 69 days. Since being rescued, Pena has gained international admiration. You can see why in this five minute video excerpt from his appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. In his discussion with Letterman, Pena points toward motivation… Read More

Post image for Fixing Motivation Mistakes: Emotional OverDrive

Tweet With panting breaths, eyes bulging, and voice cracking, Phil Davison from Minerva, Ohio hollered his way through what surely has become the most viewed County Treasurer party nomination speech in history. His impassioned address exploded into a YouTube and media sensation. People might have a laugh at Davison’s delivery, but there’s a motivation lesson… Read More

Post image for John Cleese on Creativity: The Tortoise and the Harried

Tweet The tortoise as a symbol for creativity? In this video John Cleese makes that case, and presents a remarkable amount of useful information on how to be more creative in a short ten minutes. Cleese, now in his seventies, has had an exceptionally productive and diverse career as a comedian, writer, actor and film… Read More

Post image for No Arms, No Legs, Huge Heart

Tweet The answers to the following two questions are the same: (1) What is the most popular inspirational video chosen by students from all around the world?; and (2) Who is someone you never heard about, but can inspire you within 3 seconds of seeing him speak? Answer: Nick Vujicic who was born in 1982… Read More