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The 10,000-Experiment Rule!

Tracy Morgan stopped by the club. I said, “Want to go on up?” He said, “I got nothing. I got nothing… Ahh, whatever. I’ll go up. I’M TRACY MORGAN!” He went up…

Tracy Morgan stopped by the club. I said, “Want to go on up?” He said, “I got nothing. I got nothing… Ahh, whatever. I’ll go up. I’M TRACY MORGAN!” He went up for 20 minutes just spewing jokes nonstop. Everyone was laughing. He had this raw energy. He was shouting and laughing. And making faces. […]

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9 Leadership Lessons From Don Draper

“You’re my best friend,” a client of my web agency once told me in 1996. “You’re mine!” I said. But I was lying. I hated him. I hated every client. I was…

“You’re my best friend,” a client of my web agency once told me in 1996. “You’re mine!” I said. But I was lying. I hated him. I hated every client. I was afraid the client would fire me if I wasn’t his friend. I made every decision out of fear. I wish I hadn’t cared […]

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The 9 Reasons Most People Won’t Become Millionaires

I met a girl in an elevator and asked her out on a date. This was between marriages. The first thing she asked me on our date was, “How much are you…

I met a girl in an elevator and asked her out on a date. This was between marriages. The first thing she asked me on our date was, “How much are you worth?” I had made and lost millions but nobody knew at that time what I had. I lied. I said, “$1 million.” But […]

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How to Write 12 Books This Year

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to…

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to be a writer. He read James Joyce and could quote Thomas Pynchon. He had a beard. He wanted to write “The Great American […]

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50 Things I Did Before I Turned 50

1. Got depressed because my dad went broke, lost our home, and went insane. He’d cry all the time, ask me, “What’s wrong with me?” and listen to music until he died.…

1. Got depressed because my dad went broke, lost our home, and went insane. He’d cry all the time, ask me, “What’s wrong with me?” and listen to music until he died. 2. Got depressed because the first 10 girls I asked out didn’t like me and said no. Two actually ran away before I […]

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My 10 Commandments of Freedom

At 23 I had all the bad habits. I ate horribly. I could eat McDonald’s four meals a day, drink until I passed out, and then start again the next day. I…

At 23 I had all the bad habits. I ate horribly. I could eat McDonald’s four meals a day, drink until I passed out, and then start again the next day. I had bad relationships. And I was bad to my family, my professors, my girlfriends, and sometimes my friends. I had horrible acne, cysts […]

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Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

My back hurts. When I wake up, it doesn’t hurt. I’ve been lying flat on it. I think to myself, “it won’t hurt today.” Then I lean up and try to get…

My back hurts. When I wake up, it doesn’t hurt. I’ve been lying flat on it. I think to myself, “it won’t hurt today.” Then I lean up and try to get out of bed and I feel a sharp pain. It’s going to hurt. And it’s going to hurt all day. I have to […]

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