5 Tips for Graduates From Superachievers

Congratulations, after running on fumes for years—pulling all nighters, consuming Adderall and cramming for your exams—you’ve finally made it. You’ve finished school and earned your degree. But before you’ve even had a chance to catch your breath everyone’s asking, “So, what’s next?” To arm you in the coming struggle to pursue your post-graduate goals it may help to take a look at some proven practices from real life.

Graduation graduate now what?Congratulations, after running on fumes for years—pulling all nighters, consuming Adderall and cramming for your exams—you’ve finally made it. You’ve finished school and earned your degree. But before you’ve even had a chance to catch your breath everyone’s asking, “So, what’s next?”

To arm you in the coming struggle to pursue your post-graduate goals it may help to take a look at some proven practices from real life. These core practices come from over three-dozen superachievers who we interviewed for “The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It Well,” including actor Alec Baldwin, Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh, sports icon Yogi Berra, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, and Laura Linney. Continue reading “5 Tips for Graduates From Superachievers”

Dont’ Get Mad—Get Innovative

It may be human nature to bitch and moan about what’s wrong with the world, but many successful innovators when faced with life’s aggravations don’t just complain. Instead, they take personal responsibility and marshal all their resources to figure out how to improve what’s wrong.

When we interviewed Bill Gross for our book “The Art of Doing, How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well,” Gross, founder and CEO of Idealab, a business incubator that has fostered the creation of nearly 100 businesses told us, “My ideas arise from an internal need, something I want that I can’t get. When I use a product or drive in traffic and experience something that irks me I want to fix it.” Continue reading “Dont’ Get Mad—Get Innovative”