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10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget

10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget | Barefoot Leadership |
Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our potential to make progress. So here’s a quick reminder:


#1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action.
It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. It’s as simple as that. For some practical guidance on taking action, I highly recommend The Now Habit.


#2 – Happiness and success are two different things.
I know an extremely savvy businesswoman who made almost a million dollars online last year. Every entrepreneur I know considers her to be wildly successful. But guess what? A few days ago, out of the blue, she told me that she’s depressed...


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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, May 26, 2012 9:47 AM
Once again a great one, thanks!
Martin Gysler's comment, May 27, 2012 6:06 AM
You're welcome Slavica :)
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How to Be Yourself

How to Be Yourself | Barefoot Leadership |

Why do so many people feel confused about who they really are and how did the issue of personal identity become so challenging? While it may seem like you should automatically know how to be yourself, in reality that is rarely the case.


When you think about it, so many things in life depend on our ability to connect with our true self. After all, how are we supposed to know what we should be doing or who we should be doing it with if we don’t even know who we really are?...

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100 Days with No Goals

100 Days with No Goals | Barefoot Leadership |

I have lived the last 100 days with no goals. And I have never been happier or more content in my life.


When I met Leo four months ago — two-thousand miles from my home in Dayton, Ohio — he said there were three things that significantly changed his life: establishing habits he enjoyed, simplifying his life, and living with no goals.


I was already living the first two: I had established my pleasurable habits, I had simplified my life. But it was difficult for me to grasp the “no goals” thing. The thought of living a life with no goals sounded insane to me — it was counterintuitive, it was scary, it went against almost everything I had ever learned about productivity.

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Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 2:31 PM
Hi Chuck! No, not really. I think we have many good tools, like, to do a great job in this area. But if you have seen an interesting articel about this matter, I'm interested to read it! Cheers! Martin
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:27 PM
I left this message on your blog:

Hi Chuck,

An interesting and logical analysis (for me) about the business and balance (I like the posts from Darren Hardy and also quotes from Jim Rohn).

Of course, the world in general is not really interested that we take care of this matter, because the mentality of most people (often the high-level management included) is very poor in this area.

I am interested in this life approach for a long time and I look all the time for ideas to improve my skills in this area.

A friend of mine has created a website where he talks about this kind of approach to life ( take a look at it, maybe this will interest you.

Cheers and a great week.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 12, 2011 3:29 PM
Chuck, I forget to say that your post is excellent and that I'll set it on my in the next days... :-)