People Behaving “Badly” (and what we can do about it)

As you probably know, people behaving “badly” have made the news headlines this week. These people include: World leaders Groups of armed protestors Terrorists When people behave “badly” they can hurt people. I’m hurt. Maybe you’re hurt The world is hurting. We must understand that when people behave “badly” it’s a much, much deeper issue. Hurt people hurt people. But, as leaders, we get to stand 100% responsible. Perhaps not for the circumstances, per se, […]

The gift is in the giving… even in business (a story)

  Earlier this week, I attended Worldz, which hands down was the best conference ever. Think TedX meets Cirque de Soleil meets Dreamforce – yet intimate. Just imagine the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Will.I.Am, Deepak Chopra, and countless heads of media, social good, and technology companies converging for two days of connection and brainstorming. Since I’m in the book and online/offline training business, I’m always looking to find strategies to share with my clients to […]

How to relate to others (from Veterans to Playboy Playmates)

  Last Monday evening, I presented a leadership keynote to 100 war veterans who now, post-service, are in the construction trades. I must admit I was a bit nervous, as my usual audience are entrepreneurs and business owners looking to write books or develop online brands and content. One thing I’ve learned about public speaking, is that it doesn’t matter how much you prepare beforehand, you must feel the energy in the room and create […]

McEnroe vs. Williams: His brain made him do it!

Formal international model turned serial entrepreneur, Alicia Dunams is the founder of,, and corporate training company, Authoring Leadership. I woke to see the headline, Serena Williams Would Rank ‘No. 700’ if She Played Against Men, Says John McEnroe. I filed this article with the stacks of ‘p-ssy-grabbing’ and otherwise sexist crazy talk that has been propagating the media in the last 12 months or so. When I hear sexist comments, the first thing I do is consider […]

Disrupting Mediocrity – 6 Ways

Earlier this week, a longtime client of mine asked me to have a strategy session with his 17 year old son. Although his multilingual son maintains great academic standing, with a 4.2 GPA, they decided writing a book would be advantageous in the college application process. I mentioned to my client that there are several ways to overcome medocrity or that feeling like you floating in the “murky middle” of life. (Although a 4.2 may […]

How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset (video inside)

Did you catch this? Yesterday, I interviewed six Bestseller in a Weekend™ alum and clients, who are experts in leadership, empathy, and productivity to share their insights on what makes one productive. If you didn’t have a chance to watch, here’s the replay. The interview covered the importance of logistics behind productivity, like business structure, calendaring and goal forecasts. Yet, we delved deep into the brain science behind productivity, such as “Why-Power” versus “Will-power”, Doubling-down […]

Un-Networking – 3 Tips

There’s a difference between networking and relationship-ing. But first a back story… This past Saturday evening, I was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to London, England, and I stumbled across an article on networking in the British Airways business magazine. The article called out the importance of “Networking Like There’s No Tomorrow.” When I close my eyes and visual “Networking Like There’s No Tomorrow,” I imagine a whole bunch of people running around handing […]

5 Storytelling Tips… straight from Uber

The best stories are straight from the headlines… …and the front page story of every business and technology section last week has been the cultural crisis at Uber. This cultural crisis includes allegations of sexual harassment, which was included in a damning report published by a former U.S. Attorney General, and Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick announcing an indefinite leave of absence … just to name a few. One might add, you can’t make this stuff […]

(Video) Leading with Compassion

(Video) Bestseller in a Weekend presents Mindfulness as Medicine

Summer tour begins today…

It’s post-Memorial Day, and now we are officially in Summer. Many of you are making your summer plans, whether that includes traveling with the family or sharpening your business and life skills. I wanted to share some dates and events where we can meet each other online or in person. First event starts today… (see above) … and below are some dates throughout the summer. Maybe I’ll catch you at Wanderlust Snowshoe (yoga anyone?) or […]

[Infographic] 7 Pre-Launch Marketing Tips (stuff you should be doing now)

For the last couple of weeks, I have been polling my Instagram and Facebook community on what book cover I should go with for the re-release of my book Goal Digger: Lessons Learned from the Rich Men I Dated. Just from Facebook alone, I got 142 comments, including thoughtful suggestions and requests about when and where people can purchase my book. This strategy is one of 7 (see infographic below), you can begin implementing today […]

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