Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

To Succeed You Must Hit Rock Bottom First

None of us ask for life’s greatest challenges, but that doesn’t mean we can’t benefit from them. I’m going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one that simply stretched your mind but one that drained your soul. Got it? Good. If it’s not one you’re going through right now then ...

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The 7 Most Important Words in a Negotiation

It’s tempting to give ultimatums in tense negotiations, but how you give them is what’s important, according to a former FBI kidnapping negotiator. I love to negotiate, sometimes a bit too much. A deep negotiation has to be one of life’s most exhilarating experiences. Few things will force you to dig deeper into your creativity, to become so fully aware ...

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This Kind of Sleep Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

This bad habit may be increasing the risk of Alzheimers (and it’s not the amount of sleep you get) The spectrum of our intellectual and emotional states, from curiosity, learning, exploration, and innovation to joy, happiness, love, and sadness all stem from that wonderful clump of neurons no larger than our two fists pressed together; intricate, tiny, fragile, and magnificent. ...

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Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters. I’ve been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I’m finally getting to it is because it’s an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let’s face it, few of us, if we’re honest, wouldn’t confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, ...

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3 Things About Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition That Nobody Is Talking About … Yet

The three game changers guiding Amazon’s long strategy will forever alter the way we think about customer experience. Jeff Bezos’ vision for the future of Amazon goes well beyond the short term speculation about the pending Whole Foods acquisition. The din around Amazon’s $13.7 Billion acquisition of Whole Foods has been deafening. Most of it has focused on the expansion ...

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