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How to Turn Around a Terrible Day

In his typically humorous style, motivational speaker and SUCCESS blogger Steve Rizzo tells the story of how he overcame one particularly terrible day.

One sweltering summer afternoon in New York City, Rizzo, who was already late for an audition, found himself stuck in “the world’s biggest traffic jam.” With a rental car that kept breaking down and a sea of angry motorists all around him, he started feeling sorry for himself.

“Now I’m feeling this snowball of negativity building up and I’m like, ‘Oh man, what else could possibly happen?’” he said. “Don’t ever ask that question, because if you do, the universe will answer you.”

Sure enough, the universe had one more hurdle for Rizzo to clear that day. Find out how he dealt with that final stressor and changed the course of his career in the process.

Check out Steve Rizzo’s four tips for embracing change. 

3 Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Desk

 Laura Baron, founder of Yoga Be studio in Toronto, takes us through three work-friendly yoga stretches you can do in your work clothes while seated at your desk.  

These three simple stretches “will really increase your energy levels, focus your attention on your work and give you some great clarity,” she says.

Looking for another way to relax? Learn how to incorporate meditation into your life.

Daniel Pink: No Matter Your Job Title, You Work in Sales

If you’ve ever asked your boss for a raise, pitched a new idea during a meeting, or tried to recruit coworkers to help with a project, best-selling author Daniel Pink says you work in sales.

Those attempts at persuasion, called non-sales selling, take up more of your time than you might think, Pink says.

“[Non-sales selling is] selling, but the cash register’s not ringing. It’s selling, but no money’s changing hands. It’s selling, but the transaction isn’t denominated in dollars, or pounds or Euros; it’s denominated in attention, or effort, or energy, or zeal or commitment,” he says.

Pink offers tips on how you can be a more persuasive motivator and gives us the ABCs of selling in this information-packed video.

Looking for more resources on sales? Pick up our September issue of SUCCESS Magazine, on newsstands now. 

Get Past the Front Desk with These 3 Sales Tips

In this talk with Darren Hardy, author and sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer tackles the question that can stop a sale before it begins: “What is this regarding?”

Gitomer shares three responses that will get you past the front desk and in position to make a sale.

“Nine out of 10 times I could get through to the decision-maker simply by asking a question that they’ve never heard before,” he says. 

Find out Jeffrey Gitomer’s key to finding success in sales.

Why Leaders Need to Focus on People, Not Numbers

Bad things can happen when business leaders stop seeing their employees as people and start seeing them as line items on a budget, says Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

In this video, Sinek explains to Darren Hardy that managers often become disconnected from their staff, which can have disastrous effects. 

“The problem is if we disconnect ourselves from the people, we’re capable of making decisions that are actually very damaging—not because we’re bad people, we just no longer see the people as people,” he explains.

Find out why Simon Sinek says great leaders always eat last.

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Richard Rawlings: Hot Rod Hero

Aug 18, 2014 -- How a gearhead’s gearhead connected with his market—and scored a hit TV show. more

Hungry for Change: A Café That Serves More than Food

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