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“I’ll Work on That”

When someone says, “You know, you really need to change…” Too often we get defensive. Too often we get hurt. Too often we point to a flaw in the person telling us what to change. Too often we justify. Instead, like my buddy did in the last post, we could just say, “I’ll work on […]

Everybody Wants Their Life to Count

Everybody wants their life to count. Do you believe that? Do you believe that deep down everyone wants their life to count? They want to get to the end of life and look back and see the difference they made? Well, it’s not actually true. There are plenty of people who live only for the […]

Initiative is War!

“Have a New Kid By Friday” “Reach All Your Goals In 30 Days” “Click 3 Buttons And Get Rich Online.” Fast. Easy. Impossible results. That’s all we want. And delivered within the next hour thank you. Some change actually is easy. But most is war. It’s a battle. And there are injuries. How often do […]

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 […]

Achieve Magnitude

Our next ACHIEVE session is March 3 @ 3 pm CST. ACHIEVE Magnitude and generate greater significance and impact with your life. Session 3 of 12 from the ACHIEVE series. The 7 Laws of Magnitude – How to determine and forge life value. Incidental versus Intentional Immersion – How to best leverage immersion for the […]

Better Off

Better Off OK, so you want to change your world. You’ve decided. You’re serious. You want to be able to lay down at night, review the day and say, “Yep, it was good for me to be alive today.” I know that sounds a little egocentric. You can’t really go around saying, “You’re lucky I’m […]

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 […]

010 Know Your Audience

Podcast of the Know Your Audience Article.

You Are The One

The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, “Who am I to speak to this group of people? I’m nobody special.” Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I’m going to give it my best. First, you […]

Initiative is Movement

Move. Don’t just sit there… thinking… about how you want your life to be. Move. Take a step. Read the book by your bedside that promises to help you through depression. Take the painting course to unleash the Picasso you’re captivating. Get a sadist of a personal trainer to get you back in shape. Turn […]

Have Tools Will Travel!

2 – books  (No Excuses – Brian Tracy; The Pledge – Michael Masterson) 1 -black idea journal 5 – moleskin notebooks (one for copy, one for a training session I am going through, one for personal development, one for The Pledge and one for 2011 planning) 1 – orange notebook for daily goals and life tracking […]