The Genius of Personal Development…Larry Wilson

He was the protege of Dr. Abraham Maslow, and he’s widely considered one of the most influential figures in the history of personal development. Larry Wilson was a true genius, and I was lucky enough to call him my mentor and close friend for the last 15 years of his life. His company, Wilson Learning has offices in 80 countries around the world. In 2007, I interviewed Larry in front of a packed house of 2,000 people in Mexico City, and it was game changer for so many of us. This is a MUST-SEE interview, which you can access for free

Is Israel Doomed?

I want to personally thank the Canadian press for their continued interest in this blog. As you know, this community has several thousand subscribers around the world and some of the sharpest minds you’ll find making comments on any blog. We appreciate your support.  Two reporters in the Canadian press asked us to take on some larger issues happening in the world within the framework of mental toughness and critical thinking. The next day Iran’s supreme leader makes yet another delusional statement: Israel is doomed. This is a man who claims to be a religious leader and presides over the welfare

How Rich People Think

My new book, in bookstores this June, is called How Rich People Think. In 26- years of interviewing the super-rich, I’ve uncovered their greatest secret: Leverage. While the middle class is worried about everything from who’s going to win the SuperBowl to Jennifer Anniston’s love life, the rich are studying the new thought leaders who are emerging in this global economic meltdown. It’s an easy prediction that the rich will get richer as they figure out the most effective way to leverage the new dynamics of this new economy. Listen to this post as I share some of the secrets the

Get Mentally Tough in 2010 and Live Your Dream!

14 years ago I experienced a personal tragedy that affected me so deeply it took me years to recover. The good news is after I came out of my fog I decided I would become a fearless pursuer of my dreams. That decision lead me to a lifestyle most people only see in movies. I’m not boasting, because this is possible for anyone who decides to make it happen. The secret is to stop caring about what other people think about your dreams. Psychologists call it “approval addiction”, and many mental health experts agree it’s the most debilitating and destructive of

My Years with Ayn Rand

If you’re a fan of Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, or Atlas Shrugged, you absolutely MUST read My Years with Ayn Rand, by Dr. Nathanial Branden. Dr. Branden was the protege of Ayn Rand, who many people believe was one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. The Passion of Ayn Rand was made into a Hollywood movie about 10 years ago starring Helen Mirren. The movie focused primarily around the love affair between Ms. Rand and her protege, which is typical Hollywood, but this book takes you behind the scenes of this brilliant thinker and shows you the upside and

My Secret Conversation with Andre Agassi

Tennis great Andre Agassi has been stirring up the media on the cover of People Magazine and Late Night with David Letterman. In his new book, “Open”, Agassi reveals he used Crystal Meth on the tour and that he hated tennis. The tennis world is shocked, but I wasn’t surprised because of a conversation I had with Andre 15 years ago at the Scoreboard Sports Pub in Bradenton, Florida. I’ve never spoken publically about our conversation because it was private, but now that the book is out, I’m comfortable sharing it. I’m quite sure Andre would approve. There’s a mental toughness/critical

5 Reasons You Need To Be Rich

I’ve just signed an international book deal with the largest wholesaler of books in the world to place all of my products in bookstores around the globe; including my 2010 release, How Rich People Think: 101 Differences in Thinking Between the Middle class and World class. This book is going to cause more controversy than the Die Fat or Get Tough Book! I’m already getting questions from the press about the content. The bottom line is THINKING is the foundation of every great (self-made) fortune. It all starts with how you THINK about money. Most people have so many limiting beliefs

Steve Siebold’s USA TODAY Editorial Rebuttal: Should Ministers Be Doling Out Marriage Advice?

I just submitted my 250 word rebuttal to an editorial written about what God wants us to do in our marriages. Two ministers from different churches advising people on God’s wishes. I’d like to know where they’re getting their information. It’s not from the Bible. The good book was even written long before the institution of marriage was created. No, I’m afraid this is the work of man-made religion and has nothing to do with God. Before you start throwing rocks at me I ask that you listen to this post. I’m not slamming God. I’m a person of faith and

Outrage over Obama’s Back to School Speech Defies Critical Thinking

Like many American’s, I’m infuriated over President Obama’s fiscal agenda. I think this guy is a socialist. I also think he’s one of the smartest people in Washington. Thousands of people around the country kept their kids out of school yesterday because President Obama was delivering a motivational speech to schools across the country via the internet. I read the speech, and it was brilliantly written. It had nothing to do with healthcare reform or anything  on the administrations agenda. It was a motivating, inspiring speech to help kids, period. Every school kid should have heard that speech, but they didn’t

Good Morning America interviews Steve Siebold

I just returned from being interviewed on Good Morning America in New York City, and i was really impressed with what a great job they did. Of all the TV interviews I’ve  done on Mental Toughness, I like this one the best. They just posted the interview on the ABC NEWS website at I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold