We've entered the post-Thanksgiving Resolution Season.


Everyone wants a better body, more confidence, more money, a promotion at work.


(But first, more pumpkin pie, please ;)


How about wanting to do what you were born to do here on this earth?


How about being able to fulfill your life mission?


Mark Twain once said, "The two most important days of your life are the day you're born and the day you find out why."


"But what IS my life mission?"


Great question! Time to do some digging, lazybones :)


If you're ambitious (and who among us isn't), maybe, in 2018, you want to start a side business that brings in an extra $1K/month.


Maybe you want to write a book this year.


Perhaps you want to help more people live a better life.


There's a message inside you waiting to help the masses.


But if won't come out and change the world by itself.


That's all up to YOU.


Resolutions are empty, my friend.


90% will give up on theirs after a week, 95% after a month.


What distinguishes the 5% of us who take consistent action and get results from the pretenders?


It isn't some magic superpower or secret tip or trick accessible only to the rich and famous and brilliant.


All of us do our best to live a good and healthy life despite the many distractions, challenges and setbacks.


There are 3 main factors that transform a person just "getting by" or "surviving" in life to someone who "gets it" and thrives despite your station in life.


I would know, since for many years, I was simply "surviving" one job after another, one asshole boss after the next, massive debt, massive cost of life in NYC, not knowing who I was or what I was capable of.


For years, I was just moving through life like most of us - as a slave, always hopeful for the better, but never doing enough - or often enough - to get real results.


And then I got sick of my own sh*t.


I got tired of always reacting like a slave.


I got sick of always worrying about how others saw me.


Sick of comparing myself to friends, classmates, colleagues.


Tired of worrying constantly, about everything.


Tired of being tired.


So I took the only action I knew to take.


I read and learned from those who overcame similar challenges successfully and learned their formula.


I stopped looking outside of myself for answers about myself.


I discovered my life mission.


And then everything clicked.


The years of frustration, dead ends, awful mistakes.


Suffering inflicted by others and mistakes inflicted by myself.


The stress of being broke, being homeless, being unable to pay for so many things.


The crushing pressure of $250K in debt from law school.


The flying blind through 4 career changes.


Broken relationships and friendships.


Getting screwed by people I trusted, screwed in business deals, big and small.


Confusion, depression, always feeling stuck and out of my element.


Oh yeah, and my kid got cancer in the middle of it all, to boot.




Why did I have to go through it all?!




I had to make it through hell to be able to help others avoid it or get out quickly.


My crazy life story was suddenly my greatest asset, not some awful secret to hide and bury.


And suddenly, my life mission was clear.


I knew exactly what I had to do.


I had a strong message of empowerment to deliver to others like me dealing with the same things.


To help smart, driven middle-class kids like myself to find their life mission and dream job,


Work on things that matter to them,


Add massive value,


Build a successful career


And side business and


Become the best version of themselves.


The answer had always been hiding in plain sight, right on my nose.


I stopped comparing myself to other people.


I stopped giving a sh*t about others' opinions of me.


I learned to forgive myself.


Nobody owed me a thing.


I owed many people for helping me on the way.


I thanked those people - teachers, rabbis, family - regularly, in person, with gifts.


I learned to practice gratitude - EVERY. SINGLE. DAY AND NIGHT before sleep.


I became a more spiritual person who saw himself as part of something much greater than himself.


I became my own boss - first, to take care of my sick kid, then because I saw I was damn good at coaching and consulting Fortune 500 execs to change careers and become the best version of themselves.


Clients got massive value with amazing results - and happily left great testimonials.


I invested heavily in the best coaches, so I could become the best version of myself as a human and coach.


Coaching on mindset, methodology, sales, copywriting, creating premium packages, website optimization, finding my ideal client, marketing, you name it.


My coaching dramatically improved.


Bad friendships fell away.


My marriage improved.


No longer was work, just work.


I was helping great people transform their lives and careers and businesses.


I felt like a million bucks despite the daily grind of being an entrepreneur, the mistakes I made, the cashflow roller-coaster.


My prices went up by 3x in a few months.


I was in acquisition talks with the top executive coaching firm in NYC after just 9 months coaching full-time.


The results my clients got were now dramatic, not just great.


It was time to work only with the RIGHT clients, and I narrowed my focus to finding them. They started finding me.


I was published or mentioned in Forbes, Inc., Fast Co., Mashable, BBC, PBS, lots of top blogs.


After a few months, I made it onto top podcasts like Entrepreneur on Fire, As Told By Nomads, Conscious Millionaire, The Blind Entrepreneur and others.


I'm open about my failures and mistakes and challenges.


I lead with my story.


And I get my clients breakthrough results they only dreamed of.


That's why they trust me time and again to help them get through their challenges at work and in business.


I will happily help you do the same, provided you CHOOSE YOURSELF.


From now until the end of Cyber Monday, I will be taking on several new clients at a ONE-TIME-ONLY 50% discount on ALL MY PROGRAMS and SERVICES...


Including my marquee programs: Total Career Makeover, Executive Career Boost, Startup Igniter Program and others.


This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stop whining, quit being lazy, stop making resolutions and work with me to GET MASSIVE RESULTS in 2018.


Head over to our homepage, MasterTheTalk.com right now and do what you should have done years ago.


INVEST IN YOURSELF as a human, professional and entrepreneur.


And if it's your friend or kid that needs a Christmas or birthday gift they'll treasure for life, then let's talk.

Yuri Kruman

Yuri Kruman is a trusted career, business and life coach and professional strategist based in New York. As Member of the Forbes Career Council and CEO / Founder of Master The Talk Career Success Consulting, he has helped clients of all career stages, industries and job markets around the world (and all around the U.S.) to chart a clear path in their careers, building confidence and understanding along the way.

Since 2013, he’s shared his expertise and empowered people with the knowledge they need to find, compete for and win their dream jobs, revamping their résumé, acing that interview and negotiating for the title and salary they deserve. 

He has worked with and consulted for seemingly every sector of the professional world, from tech startups to multinational banks, pharmaceutical companies, law and academia—experience he now brings to help individuals set clear goals toward career advancement. 

Yuri has helped build venture-backed health tech startups (Maxwell Health, Liazon, Baby Doctor), consulted large banks and hedge funds (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Fortress Investment Group), as well as worked in law (various large law firms) and academia (NYU).

Yuri is likewise a well-published author and health tech entrepreneur. He's been featured on Inc., Fast Company, BBC, Time, PBS, Thought Catalog, Lifehack.org, WorkAwesome and CareerHeads. Yuri blogs on careers, consumer psychology, health and productivity at BlueprintToThrive.com. He has worked in healthcare, finance and law.

He has spoken at General Assembly, The Muse, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, among others. 

Yuri has published two novels of fiction, poetry and various essays and op-eds. He lives with his wife and two children in New York.