HUGH CULVER

Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

Hyperbolic discounting and why your goals suck

If you struggle to reach goals you might have a bad case of hyperbolic discounting. What?!? Before I get to what hyperbolic discounting is, let me back up and first talk about goal setting. A typical assumption is that BIG GOALS (think: Jim Collin’s BHAG (Big Hairy...

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Lists, lists, lists – do you have too many of them?

Lists, lists, lists – do you have too many of them?

Have you thought about your lists lately? I think lists are sort of like dirty laundry: we all know we have it, we just don’t want to look at it very often. I read recently that the average person has 13 different ways to keep track of their goals, calendars, To-Do’s,...

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Pick a lane – make more income by doing less

Pick a lane – make more income by doing less

There is one lesson that comes up in almost every conversation I have with experts. Whether they are speakers, authors, coaches, seminar leaders, or wannabe’s. IT’S ABOUT PICKING A LANE. Look, if you are rocking your world and your calendar is full, maybe you don’t...

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20 proven ways to get paid more as a speaker.

20 proven ways to get paid more as a speaker.

I had fun with this list making exercise. I wanted to create a short list (maybe 5 or 6 things) that I do to grow my speaking business. Sure, I also make money from book sales and on-line courses, but speaking is still the lion’s share of my revenues. So, I started...

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Keep your head up – how to profit from long-term thinking

Keep your head up – how to profit from long-term thinking

I’m learning to ride a unicycle. And it’s not easy. Riding a unicycle is incredibly simple: you sit on a seat attached to a single wheel and you pedal. The objective is simple: keep pedaling you move forward. Stop pedaling you fall. I understood the concept so I tried...

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Why $100,000 a year won’t make you rich

Why $100,000 a year won’t make you rich

Has this title got your attention? Most experts I consult with would love to earn six-figures. I don’t blame them. The average income in North America is about $50,000. Earning $100,000 puts you in the top 15% income bracket. Not bad. But, here’s the rub. As an...

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Sell your story and save the world

Sell your story and save the world

I got my start in the speaking industry with a story. And you know what? When I think about the last 18 years of speaking,  teaching, writing, and coaching, nothing has changed. It’s still about the story. Stories are the universal platform for lessons. If you turn to...

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