Josh Linkner

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The More You Do It, The Easier It Becomes
For most of us, we know what needs to be done to reach the next level. If you want to improve health and fitness, we don't need another fad diet we need to exercise more and eat healthier food. If you want to close more deals, you probably need to make more cold calls. If you want to ace the big exam, studying more is a pretty clear path. Indee...
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The New 70/30 Rule of Inventive Thinking
The infamous 80/20 rule seems to permeate business literature. 80% of your profits come from the best 20% of your customers; 20% of your top people drive 80% of your revenue; 20% of your most productive time drives 80% of your productivity. While this magic ratio applies in many cases, there's an important new kid on the block when it comes to o...
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Your Future You
As we us embark on the new decade, most of us have undoubtedly set some resolutions. Lose weight. Read more. Save for retirement. Quit smoking. Volunteer in the community. Yet the vast majority of resolutions are anything but resolute. According to U.S. News & World Report, over 80% of resolutions fail (most of which within the first 30 days...
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IdeaSpewing - A Simple Technique to Unlock Creativity
Staring at the blank page can be intimidating. This could be the start of any creative project - from writing the next great American novel to crafting a new investment deck for your startup. Maybe your blank page is less grandiose, but still daunting such as organizing your thoughts for a sales pitch or drafting an email to your boss. As thoug...
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Mental Kale
We've all heard the truism, "you are what you eat." Clearly this applies to food intake and how our body composition is directly correlated. Eat fruit and veggies, have a healthy physique. Eat fried, processed foods, have a sick body. But what if we extended this common sense phrase to our mindset and performance? If we are what we eat, it only ...
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The Dude-Bro Conundrum
I have the good fortune of delivering keynote speeches at over 100 corporate events per year. They range from a few hundred to many thousands of people in attendance, often with elaborate staging, lights, and production value. Hours before taking the stage, an AV tech check occurs where all audio and visual elements are plugged in and tested. W...
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10 Customer-Centric Questions to Create Irresistible Value
With our Thanksgiving feasts behind us, 'tis the season of 2020 business planning. Ironically, the theme of gratitude may actually be our best strategy in the new year. In working with many businesses in different industries, I often hear the same refrains: "we need to sell more;" "we need better marketing;" "we need to cut costs." The one...
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Creative Confidence is Not What You Think
We imagine a brilliant artist approaching their work with the masterpiece perfectly etched in their mind before a single brush stroke graces the canvas. Or a prolific musician with an idyllic melody already seared into their mind before playing a single note. Then, when we approach our own creative efforts, we often freeze up before leaping in, ...
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How to Avoid Extinction
According to a report from Yale University Press, 99.9% of all species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct. That's over five billion species completely wiped out. Why such a gigantic failure rate? The species that die off are "those that are no longer able to survive in changing conditions or against superior competition." The same...
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How To Inject Artistry Into Your Work
When we think of an artist, we envision a tormented soul wearing a beret and a turtleneck, painting with oil on canvas. Yet despite this stereotype, there are many other types of artists. In fact, you have the opportunity to be one yourself, regardless of your field or job title. Beyonce is an incredible musical artist, while Lin Manuel M...
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