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will.i.am Welcomes a Special Guest to Boyle Heights

In this video, will.i.am, who is featured on the October 2014 cover of SUCCESS, opens the doors of his i.am College Track tutoring center to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

The after-school program is located in will.i.am’s childhood stomping ground — the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. i.am College Track helps prepare students in the poverty-stricken neighborhood for college with classes in robotics, computer graphics, Mandarin Chinese and more. 

“This is preparing you for the real world, but with real tools that the real world is actually using,” will.i.am says. “We’re trying to change communities and we’re passionate about project-based learning.”

Hear what the Duke of York has to say after touring the program. 

The Simple Method for Staying Consistent in Sales

A day in the life of a salesperson has its ups and downs, but how do you stay consistently successful throughout them? Veteran salesman Jack Daly talks with Darren Hardy about his simple method for keeping on an even keel no matter what.

“It’s one word: activities,” Daly says.

Find out which activities Daly works into his schedule—and how closely he sticks with them—in this short clip.

This Smart Cup Is the Key to Healthy Hydration

Struggling to stay hydrated without adding too many liquid calories into your diet? Now there’s a new tool to help. The Vessyl cup, featured in our October issue of SUCCESS, utilizes technology seven years in the making to detect the health stats of any beverage.

“The Vessyl automatically knows what’s inside and can track in real time the contents of the beverage, whether that’s calories, sugar, protein, fat and more,” says Justin Lee, co-founder and CEO of Mark One, the company that produces the Vessyl.

The Vessyl also includes a spill-proof lid, wireless charging capabilities and syncs up with other activity-tracking technology.

Follow these 10 steps for a healthier you. 

Change the Way You Think about Sales Rejection

Like most people in sales, best-selling author and sales strategist Jill Konrath has faced a lot of rejection during her career. In this video, she shares her method for turning every “no” into a learning opportunity.

“I reframed rejection entirely,” she says. “In my mind, what was happening became market research—no more and no less.”

Read an excerpt from Jill Konrath’s newest book, Agile Selling: Get Up to Speed Quickly in Today’s Ever-Changing Sales World.

4 Ways to Conquer Your Local Market

Are you a small-business owner looking to drum up more consumers in your local market? Eric Groves, CEO and co-founder of Alignable, shares four tips to help you up your game in the community you call home.

“When you connect with another local business, you unlock a wealth of local knowledge and the ability to reach other local consumers in that area,” he says.

Really want to stand out from the crowd? Learn how to brand yourself. 

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SUCCESS Foundation: Multimedia Mash-Up

Aug 28, 2014 -- A teacher puts her inventive stamp on SUCCESS for Teens more

Business Cards: The SUCCESS Primer

Aug 28, 2014 -- Learn how to design your business cards for high-octane networking. more

Derrick Coleman: The NFL’s First Deaf Offensive Player

Aug 27, 2014 -- The champion tells of his struggles—including overcoming his hearing impairment and dealing with childhood bullies—to achieve his goals. more

The 5 Parts to Your Credit Score

Aug 27, 2014 -- Follow best practices to raise your credit score (and qualify for low interest rates on loans). more

3 Tricks to Scoring That Sale

Aug 26, 2014 -- To close, you must build consensus among all the stakeholders at your customer’s company. more