HUGH CULVER

Maybe it’s time to give regret a rest

Maybe it’s time to give regret a rest

Somewhere in the middle of a 14-hour train ride from Haridwar, India to Agra my daughter and I killed time watching a downloaded copy of the comedy “We are the Millers.” It’s about bungling drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) who enlists three others (including...

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The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama Sometimes I just want the damn Porsche. This week I was in Toronto speaking about how I built my speaking business. The room was full of consultants, speakers, authors, and...

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Why you need to let go to get what you want

Why you need to let go to get what you want

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse. It’s a funny twist of thinking that we often value what we have more than what we could have. The shirt we stopped wearing long ago still hangs in our closet - as if one day...

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How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

I just got off the phone with a student in my BOSS program. She needed tough love. She was running around in cerebral circles thinking of all the things she should be doing, could be doing, to move her speaking business forward and then - just as quickly - coming up...

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The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

The bizarre truth about willpower and keeping promises

In a research facility near Sydney, Australia, 2 dozen people sipped coffee and listened carefully to their instructions. They were about to commit to a new exercise routine. In fact, it was much bigger than that. The plan was for each person to commit to going to the...

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Stuck, frustrated, discouraged? Ask a better question

Stuck, frustrated, discouraged? Ask a better question

Working at home, late at night, after putting in a full day at his job at DuPont, Earl Tupper was about to have a breakthrough that would change his world forever and launch an international company. Modeled after an over-turned paint can lid, Tupper used early forms...

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