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10 Steps To Starting A Speaking Career From Scratch

What do you do? That is always the first question people ask me when they meet me at events, or meetings, or dinners, or wherever. I tell them I am a speaker and coach. How did you get into that? That is always the second question they ask...

Coursera Expands To Latin America In Big Ways

Fifteen million people have made a choice. They chose to learn and grow and expand and advance. They sat in their apartments in New York City or their flats in London or their huts in Colombia. They came to learn from the four corners of...

How To Become The Best Storyteller On The Planet

Boring! I know, I know. You have heard the same advice about storytelling over and over again. Connect with your audience. Tell them a story they can relate to. Make them feel inspired. Do something that leaves a mark on the world. Blah, blah, blah. Ok, so...

Why Everyone Should Live In New York City

  I slept in a laundry room for $350 a month. I had no fashion sense whatsoever. I was 22 years old and making $12,000 a year in San Francisco, CA. I really did sleep in a laundry room for $350 a month. I covered the washer...

What Uber And Mike Bloomberg Have In Common

I wake up at 5 a.m. In the first two hours of my day, here is what I do. I update all of my clients with a morning email about what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming day. I hit the gym and drink...

How To Become A Big Part Of Any Organization

Are you even Latino? No, I am not. I was recently named Latin American Media’s (LAM) 2015 Member of the Year. LAM is the San Francisco Bay area’s largest professional network of Latino professionals. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I am not Latino. Ah, I did...

Success Tips From A 13-Time Gold Medalist

  Isaac Hernandez is starting a revolution in Mexico. His revolution has no weapons or marching on the street. There is no violence involved. Rather, there is art. There is dancing. There is creativity. There is expression. The name of his revolution, ballet. Isaac is one of the...

Starting a Company that Lasts

  For the third month in a row, I did not know how I was going to pay my rent. The novelty of being an entrepreneur who could sleep as late as I wanted and work in pajamas was quickly wearing off. I was not sleeping...