You have an amazing gift – now act like it

Ever been approached by a salesperson who didn’t smile? Acted ho-hum about the product? “Welcome to the store, let me know if I can help you, I’ll just be over here doing my nails.” You probably didn’t feel a huge… Continue Reading

Failure IS an Option

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison People treat failure in different ways. Some people FEAR failure. “If I do something new, I might fail… so I’ll just keep on doing what I’m… Continue Reading

Focus on the Small Wins

Some people like to “go big or go home.” They lift weights until their palms bleed. They pull all-nighters to knock out massive workloads. But my question is, with no sleep and bloody palms, what will they do tomorrow? Some… Continue Reading

Don’t Gamble – Develop a System, and Stick With It

I spent the last couple days in Vegas, and one thing was abundantly clear to me: I’m not much of a gambler. Some people might view the various choices that I’ve made over the years and think that I like… Continue Reading

Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” I came across this quote one day in one of those internet motivational picture blocks – 1:1 aspect ratio for easy Instagramming, of course. It was attributed to John Lennon, though a… Continue Reading

Put on your lab coat

  Life is all about experimentation. When we are kids, we don’t think twice about experimenting. We wonder what that dirt tastes like – so we eat it! We wonder if we can fly – so we jump from a tree!… Continue Reading

Living on Principle

What Does it Mean to be a Man or Woman of Principle? Throughout my life, I have, in one form or another, encountered the maxim that I should be a “man of principle.” That I should decide what I value,… Continue Reading

Don’t Chase Goals – Cultivate Habits

Cultivate Habits, Don't Chase Goals

In business, there is an oft-repeated concept – create SMART goals. In case you’ve never heard of a SMART goal, SMART is an acronym that stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely The general wisdom parlayed at company seminars is that… Continue Reading