My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Top Ten

It’s been quite a year for my blog. In 2014, I have written 119 blog posts which averages about 2.2 blog posts a week. Thanks to my readers, I’ve seen my blog views increased a whopping 400% compared to last year. It’s an honor to come at #15 of the World’s Top 50 Leadership Bloggers to Follow. I also recently published a free e-book on the “Science of Blogging” which you can download below.

 

10. 4 Inspiring Life Lessons from Nick Vujicic

paulsohn-nickvujicicMy first encounter with Nick Vujicic was through one of his sensational YouTube clips. The clip showcases some of Nick’s hobbies such as playing golf and soccer, sky diving, surfing. All these things you’d expect from an ‘able’ person was being performed by a ‘disable’ person – a young man with no arms and legs.

 

9. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Shares 8 Pieces of Career Advice to Young Professionals

EricSchmidt008Over 2 million people apply each year at Google. Here’s another way to look at it. It’s almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard. Nearly everyone wants to work for “Greatest Company in United States.” Great Place to Work Institute and CareerBliss has consistently ranked Google as the top career destination for students, recent grads, and young professionals.

8. The 18-Minutes Ritual that Will Maximize Productivity

peter-bregman-18-minutes1Have you ever wondered what happened to your productivity when you started the day with good intentions and then only to reach mid-afternoon and lose momentum? Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done reveals helpful insights on how to jump-start our productivity.

 

7. 7 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read in 2014

bill_gates_books_to_readNow that he’s not CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates has more time for leisurely pursuits like reading. Sure, he’s traveling the world while running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but those in-flight hours make for plenty of page-flipping time. Gates often reviews the books he’s read on his site. This year he put together a list of his favorites from 2013, though he stressed that they are not all books that came out in the past year.

6. Top 30 Books Every Young Influencer Must Read

every-book-young-influencer-need-to-readIt’s almost a platitude that reading is used as a tool to inspire influencers to grow. If you want to know which top books every young influencer/ leader should read, please read below. You can download here the survey results in the PDF format. Below is a culmination of of what Jason Young and Daniel Decker embarked on – the definitive list of recommended books every young influencer must read.

5. Top Business Books Every Young Professional Must Read

General-BusinessFrank Zappa was fond of saying, “So many books, so little time.” If you are a young professional aspiring to lead and impact organizations, you may resonate with this statement. I’d like to introduce you to top books that are tested and provide a plethora of takeaways that will catapult you into a more effective young professional. If you don’t know what books to read, this is an awesome list to start with.

4. The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%

leverage-565x330Every effective leader and coach knows that there’s no moment more important than the moment feedback is delivered. When you perform this important process correctly,  the learner takes a step forward. Do it poorly, and the reverse happens. Daniel Coyle asks this great question, “What’s the secret of great feedback?” Coyle says “we instinctively think that effective feedback is about the quality of the information — telling the learner to do this and not that. But is this true, or is there something else going on?”

3. Top 8 Conferences Every Christian Leader Must Attend

catalyst-conferenceI’m a conference junkie. I can’t help it. I have gained enormous value from attending conferences at least a few times a year. Since I wrote my article “10 Tips to Maximize Your Conference Experience,” many people have asked me which conferences they should attend. So, here’s my top eight conferences I’m recommending for every Christian leader. Please note that I haven’t attended all of these conferences yet.

2. Top 15 Myles Munroe Quotes of All-Time

Myles-Munroe-quotesI couldn’t believe what I saw on my Facebook news feed last night. Myles Munroe died in a crash that took place on November 9th afternoon and killed all nine people (including his wife) on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard. For millions around the world, words like purpose, potential, leadership, vision has become synonymous with Myles Munroe.

1. Counting My Blessings: 100 things I’m Thankful For

give-thanksOne of the words that has been stripped of its meaning is the word ‘blessing.’ Many of us blithely use the word blessing, such as “I am so blessed.” or “I want to be a blessing to others.” without understanding the full depth of the meaning of the word. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I challenged myself, asking “What areas have I been really blessed?” An article I recently read inspired me to count my blessings. In fact, it suggested that I come up with 100 things I’m thankful for.

P.S. It’s been an honor to serve you. If you have ever read my posts, I really appreciate your support and feedback.

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