Explore. Dream. Discover.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain We waste far too much time thinking. Trying […]

Don’t Join

Don’t join the crowd. Don’t join the pity party. Don’t join the misery. Don’t join the revolt. Don’t join the naysayers. Don’t join the negative. Don’t join the brigade. Don’t join the blind followers. Don’t join the cult. Don’t join the victims. Don’t join the abusers. Don’t join the dreamless. Don’t join the freebie seekers. […]

Potential

Potential… one of the most lethal words in the success dictionary. “Why don’t you live up to your potential.” “You’ve got so much potential.” “Don’t limit yourself. Reach your potential. You could do so much more than you’re doing now.” First of all, those phrases make it sound like, “Hey, you’re worthless now, but you […]

So What?

A simple, brutal, two word question. “So What?” Asking that question helps us measure our actions and conversations. It can also help us challenge people around us. And I’m not talking about grand gestures. We should ask even in the mundane. Ask while filling the tank in your auto, “So what?” Now I can pick […]

Employee or Entrepreneur?

Becoming an online entrepreneur begins in your mind. Not with a website. Not with an autoresponder. It begins in your head. Entrepreneurs think and process differently than the mass population. The masses want to make cash online. Believe its overnight. And think they have a right to it. Then get upset when it does not […]

Stand Firm

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln The two keywords… “right place.” What’s right seems to vary from individual to individual. But it’s not that difficult to set our feet in the right place. With a little thought our actions and vocabulary change. With a little thought […]

Have A Go

“Sure, I’ll have a go.” Five words. Spoken at 1:03 am from London. Answering the question. “Would you host the Oscars?” Asked by Steven Spielberg to Hugh Jackman. Steven woke Hugh with that call and that question. Hugh went on to be one of the best hosts in the history of the Oscar Awards. His […]

Time In

Waaaaaaaah. I want to be great right now!!!! Don’t you feel that way? Don’t you want to blink and be awesome? This morning I opened a series of public speaking lessons I wrote back in 2000. Only 13 short years ago. At the time I thought they were incredible. Today, not so much. I’m rewriting. […]

Yaaaawwwwnnnn Boooooooring

In the beginning was the dream. It flooded your mind. Created action. Produced momentum. You were happy because you could see the finish line and the result. You were engaged. Then the newness wore off. The shine dulled. The dream dimmed. It became… boring. Yaaaawwwwwnnnnnnnnn. You started to question the dream. You began to wonder […]

5 Keys to Becoming an Optimist

Do you want to know one of the secrets of success? It’s this: Become an optimist. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about one tiny business project or you’re talking about a plan for your personal life, optimism is essential to your success. When you focus on being optimistic, you just feel better. And when […]

Success is your duty, responsibility and obligation.

Average never yields anything more than average and usually much less. Average thinking and actions will only guarantee you misery, uncertainty and failure.