Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

The Secret to Realizing Your Full Potential

We all have something that makes us extraordinary, and once you figure it out you’re unstoppable! Cutting To The Core If you want to achieve your full potential there is something about yourself that you need to understand intimately and fine tune relentlessly, and it’s something that’s been inside of you all along. It starts with one of my favorite ...

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The Biggest Economic Shift of the Next 100 Years Is Already Under Way

The greatest innovations often elude us cloaked in obtuse jargon that masks their impact. Here’s one you don’t want to miss. It never fails that the greatest innovations often come wrapped in obscurity and misunderstanding. I can imagine a scene in which the first wheel was met with head scratching, confusion, and comments along the lines of, “Yeah, but it’s ...

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Want to Be Happy and Successful in 2018? Don’t Do These 5 Things

“The discipline of success is often about resisting the allure of human nature rather than giving in to it.” The human mind is a masterpiece of evolution, not only because of its intelligence but even more so because of the ability of its owners to rewire themselves through conscious discipline. Despite our predisposition (genetic, environmental, or otherwise), the human brain ...

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Greatest Business Innovations of 2017 and Beyond Driven by This Trend

The hottest commodity of the next decade is already at the heart of nearly every disruptive business model, from Uber to Amazon. There’s an apocryphal quote often attributed to Charles Deull, Commissioner of the Patent and Trademark Office in 1899, ” Everything that can be invented has been invented.” While we don’t want to believe it we actually behave as ...

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Five Things Winners Do and Losers Don’t

It’s not how often you fail. It’s how often and how fast you get back up. Between the stunning outcomes of the World Series and the presidential election it’s clear that thinking in terms of winners and losers is pretty much ingrained in our collective psyche. We love the black and white label of winner and loser; it’s easy, quick, ...

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The Best Reason NOT to Have a Backup Plan

I’m going to challenge your intuition and sense of self-preservation. But I’m going to do it in the name of something much greater, self-fulfillment. Stick with me for a few short minutes. I don’t watch much TV or cable, but a few years ago I got caught up in the drama of a live broadcast of Nik Wallenda’s tight rope ...

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Four Ways to Overcome the Impossible

“You’ve heard it a million times but here’s why it’s true.” I’m just coming off of a one year build of a new startup. As with most startups, it’s been a wild ride, with more twists and turns, obstacles and challenges, learning and growth than I would ever have imagined. You’d think after having made the startup journey a handful ...

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Nine Steps to Make the Hardest Decisions Easier

Decision making can be tough, especially for highly creative individuals, but this simplified approach of “Separating the Seeds from the Weeds” can clarify virtually every decision you make. If you want to make good decisions you have to get out of the emotional weeds. I’ve seen some of the smartest people I know struggle with decisions, especially those really tough ...

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