We love to be in control.
The empowering effect of watching our efforts produce immediate results. The satisfaction of seeing the direct connection between what we do and what we get. It’s deeply satisfying.
But does that desire – to be in control – come at a cost?
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We’ve all heard phrases like “Act Like an Owner”, “Own Your Stuff” or “Extreme Ownership”.
What do they mean and why are their concepts important to my life?
Jocko Willink, a Navy SEAL, wrote about this concept in his book, “Extreme Ownership.” Read More
“Fake it till you make it.”
Have you heard that phrase before? So have I. And if you’re like me, chances are when you heard it, you dismissed it, because how accurate could that statement possibly be? What kind of advice starts with the words “fake it”?
Well, this Read More
Excerpted from the book, Unlocking Greatness
Years ago, I was flying to Texas and wound up sitting next to an NCAA basketball coach. It was a dream come true for me. I don’t think he realized how little sleep he was going to get on this flight once he introduced himself. Read More
This article is an excerpt from the sixth chapter of Charlie Harary’s book, “Unlocking Greatness”.
One of the greatest moments in United States sports history was the victory of the U.S. Men’s hockey team over the USSR in its quest for gold in the 1980 Read More
5:00 AM: ALARM BLARES. Snooze
5:05 AM: ALARM BLARES AGAIN. Snooze.
5:10 AM: ALARM DUTIFULLY BLARES AGAIN. You reach out from under the covers, rip out the plug, and throw the alarm across the room.
7:00 AM: You wake up, realizing that all of the plans you had the night before Read More
Being an entrepreneur is today’s most coveted occupation. It seems as if everyone you speak with either is, or wants to be, an entrepreneur. Half of Harvard Business School students will become entrepreneurs within 15 years of graduating. Over the past 20 years, MIT Read More
If there was a theme that seemed constant in this year’s news cycle, it was the lack of inspiring leaders. While there are always individuals who stand out as role models, it feels like more and more we find ourselves disappointed by those at the helm of society.
Which Read More
The following is an excerpt from Charlie Harary’s upcoming book, Unlocking Greatness. To pre-order the book, see the “Books” tab on CharlieHarary.com
Every New Years Eve, nearly 60% of Americans make resolutions. These resolutions range greatly Read More
The late Dr. Stephen R. Covey, famed author of the international bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, once illustrated his approach to success in front of a packed convention hall. He called up a volunteer, who was asked to attempt to fit various rocks Read More
There are a few experiences as intense as writing your first book and training for your first marathon at the same time. That was my life this year and at first glance they seemed mutually exclusive. But, as my book was on the science of personal growth, I quickly realized Read More
Some of the greatest innovators may eat, sleep and breathe in Silicon Valley, but you don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to be innovative. Nor do you even have to be an entrepreneur.
We all have the potential to be innovative, not just in business, but in every aspect Read More
If your heart races when you have to give a presentation to a new prospect or a small group of colleagues, just imagine getting up in front of millions of people.
World famous minister Joel Osteen does just that. Every Sunday he speaks at his mega church in Houston. His Read More
Over a decade ago, Microsoft got curious about how many hours per week workers are actually productive. They ran a survey prompting people to rate their workplace productivity, and the findings were pretty alarming.
In the US, people work an average of 45 hours a week and Read More
This week I did something I never thought I’d cross off my bucket list: I ran a marathon. Well, a half marathon. Nonetheless, 13.1 miles was more than I ever thought I’d ever run.
It wasn’t exactly what I expected; it was so much more.
Somewhere around Read More
At some point, we’ve all watched in horror as our co-worker completely messed up a project, then turned to us to ask, “So, how did I do?”
In these situations, once we overcome that initial desire to answer a nonexistent phone call, we are faced with a decision: tell Read More
At the last conference I presented at, a young entrepreneur approached me, eager to get my opinion on his company. When I asked if he had a sample he could show me, he told me they were still in development. Surprised, I asked how long they’d been working on it.
“Two Read More
How do you find your purpose?
We live in a society where we’re bombarded with stimulus. Now more than ever before, we’re plugged into a rapidly evolving wired world. The dings, rings and buzzes that emanate from our smartphones seem to only stop when we forget Read More
A few weeks ago, I bumped into an old friend of mine, a political blogger. I was taken aback when he mentioned to me that he was ready to give it up. “I’m done,” he shrugged, his voice defeated. He was fed up with the steady barrage of online criticism Read More
If your New Year’s resolutions involve adding zeros to the end of your pay check, you’re in good company.
A CareerBuilder survey shows that 57 percent of workers are dissatisfied with their salary.
Unfortunately, most of us cringe at the prospect of having “the Read More