I heard this question for the first time from the late great Earl Nightingale. He was one of the pioneering founders of the personal development industry with his iconic classic, "The Strangest Secret." The question and the context in which Earl phrased it stopped me dead in my tracks. He asked if you work as... Continue Reading →
Do You Accept 100% Responsibility for Every Area of Your Life?
This principle has been drummed into my consciousness for over twenty years by my long-time mentors, Andy Andrews and the late Jim Rohn. In the spirit of President Harry Truman, Andy says, "The buck stops with you." And Jim said it best in the following: It's really very simple. You are where you are in... Continue Reading →
How Are You Showing Up?
The first time I ever heard that question was from my long-time mentor Andy Andrews. He was speaking live at a large business convention and shared the story about how his mentor, Jones, asked him that very question. Andy was a young man then, and the answer would change his life. The critical question is... Continue Reading →
Simple Wisdom for Life
Recently when going into the notes app on my iPhone, I made an unexpected discovery. Please understand that I'm not in the habit of using this feature and will typically shoot myself an email or text when I need any sort of reminder. But for some reason, I opened the app and was surprised to find... Continue Reading →
The Phone Call That Changed Everything
My long time mentor, Andy Andrews, started an online coaching club called Unshakable Entrepreneur a year or so ago which has turned out to be a great and positive influence in my life. Part of the platform includes periodic special "expert" guests where Andy interviews them via Skype. Once the interview is complete, it's posted... Continue Reading →
At Some Point, We All Need a Little Help
How often do you hear someone say "I know what I should be doing, I'm just not doing it". The simplicity of their statement implies that the behavior they're seeking is like turning a light on and off. The reality may not be that simple. Stronger forces are likely at work all tied to the... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Excuse?
The following is the story of how two unlikely individuals provided for a massive shift in perspective on my part and for that I will always be grateful... On March 4th of this year I had surgery on my right shoulder and biceps. My rotator cuff had multiple tears and my biceps tendon was on... Continue Reading →
What Do You Teach a Child to do With a Dollar?
What do you teach a child to do with a dollar? After all, it's only a dollar, right? Well, there are two primary schools of thought. The first and much more common is that it's only a dollar, so what does it matter? The second and much more intelligent way of thinking is to use... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From Mom
In honor of my Mom and to all moms worldwide, the following is a tribute. My Mom taught me so much as a child; many of these lessons have stayed with me. A few, in particular, have grown to become absolute fundamentals that my life is now based on. A common thread running through these... Continue Reading →
So How About Those New Year’s Resolutions?
With the first month of 2016 coming to a close, New Years seems like only a distant memory. It is by far the most popular day of the year for setting new goals and resolutions and yet most people fall short of reaching them. Ever wonder why? Leadership expert John Maxwell teaches not to make... Continue Reading →