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Creating a Sense of Urgency to Drive Results

Have you ever been in an “urgent” situation that commanded all of your attention? Most of us have faced this sort of “back against the wall” type of scenario at some point in our lives. When this happens, we are far more likely to take immediate action to resolve the problem or address the issue […]

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Partner With Ignite Your Essence

How Would You Like to Partner With Me on the #1 Success Coach Website Online? I am looking for a small group of partners to join forces with me on my success coaching website to form a Coaching Alliance. I have been running Ignite Your Essence for 3 years and it has evolved from a […]

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Life Lessons While Observing My 2 Year Old

This is a guest post by a friend and regular follower of Ignite Your Essence, Garry Cyre Any parent knows raising kids is not easy. You’ve brought this little life into the world and now it’s your responsibility to feed them, clothe them, teach them right from wrong, show them the ways of the world […]

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Get More Interested in Other People

Have you ever been guilty of pre-judging someone before getting to know them? Do you take the time to meet new people, regardless of their background, and really take an interest in their life? I have recently started doing more of this and it has been fascinating. You can really learn a lot about people […]

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Ideas Implemented Faster than Ever Before

I have been working on some really exciting new ideas this week and it got me thinking about the process of idea creation. I know most people would agree that creating ideas and dreaming about the potential of a future creation can be a huge rush. The problem is that most ideas die shortly after […]

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Break Through Ridiculous Roadblocks

I have faced thousands and thousands of roadblocks on my business journey. People, events and circumstances will inevitably appear as roadblocks on your path to your dream. COUNT ON IT. What you don’t have to count on is letting the roadblocks stop you, demotivate you or intimidate you. If you get assertive and confident (even […]

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Warning About Stretching Your Comfort Zone

I will start this off by saying that ANYONE who wants to get into business for themselves must learn very quickly to move outside of their comfort zone. When you first start to do this, any tangible action will do because you are not accustomed to being uncomfortable. Over time, your threshold for moving outside […]

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Deciding How to Spend Your Time

When you are building your own business, there are thousands of actions you must take on your journey. Taking the most appropriate actions that result in business growth are obviously critical to your success. The problem for a lot of new entrepreneurs is deciding what exactly they should be doing on a weekly or even […]

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Who Supports Your Dreams?… My Biggest Supporter

Today’s post is a tribute to my wife and a discussion about the importance of having people around you who support your goals. Thankfully, my biggest supporter is my wife which has made my transition from employee to entrepreneur much easier that it would have been otherwise. She has been there to encourage me when […]

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Are you a Spectator or an Achiever?

When I work with various coaching clients, I generally notice that they have a tendency to fit into one of 2 categories. They are either Spectators by nature or they are achievers by nature. What do I mean. Check out the following presentation and then decide which category you fall into. People who read this […]

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Make Time to Create a Memory

I have been dedicating the majority of my time on this blog to talk about success strategies and business mindset. I wanted to take the opportunity to put together something more on the inspirational side. We all have various reasons that determine why we do what we do in life. One of the main reasons […]

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Unlearning – Getting Rid of Inherited Habits

I thought the title “Unlearning” would be the most appropriate way to describe this. There are so many things that we all do and so many beliefs that we all carry around that come from our parents and their parents and so on. Many of them have absolutely no validity by today’s standards yet we […]

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Don’t Underestimate Time Required for Big Jobs

A lot of entrepreneurs, myself included, often suffer from “blind optimism” when it comes to implementing ideas. Basically what this means is that we underestimate the real work load of a big task. This can happen for a number of reasons but it is usually triggered by the rush of excitement that a fresh, new […]

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How Do You Start Your Day?

I have recently started arriving at the office shortly after 5am! I find that I am most productive in the early morning before distractions kick in. It allows me time to focus on goals and train my mind. This video shows some of my morning routine. Please leave a comment and share your routine or […]

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Are you Comfortable Being Yourself?

One of the great things about being your own boss is that you never have anyone to tell you about the “proper” way to behave, dress, react or think. It is an amazing opportunity to be as authentic and real as possible. I find the business owners who do this best, tend to attract the […]

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Everything Has an Opposite

Here’s a quick video I shot to help anyone realize that every problem is also an opportunity. This is a pure fact and a law of our universe. It is up to you to seek out the opportunity in a negative situation and focus your energy and attention on that positive angle. Check out the […]

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Stop Worrying About What People Think

In this post, I had to get some stuff off my chest about a topic I’m sure 99.9% of the readers will have some experience with… worrying about what people think of you. We’ve all done it at some point and to a degree, it is a very natural thing to do. The problem occurs […]

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The Truth About Creating Habits

I put this video together after a few conversations with friends about the idea of good habits versus bad habits. I know there are many personal development and self improvement books and systems that talk about habit creation. I have heard that habits can be created in as few as 26 day. I have also […]

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Don’t Wait for Permission to Succeed

I was listening to Bob Proctor tell a story about Ben Hogan and his journey as a professional golfer. If you don’t know the Ben Hogan story, you should check it out. It is unbelievable! You’ll learn more in the video below. The underlying message in the story is about giving yourself permission to take […]

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Leverage Your Time – When to Outsource Work

By now you have probably become accustomed to seeing Brad and I chat on video about various business topics. For this video, I took the opportunity to ask Brad some questions about a topic that he is a master at…. outsourcing. If you are in business for yourself, you probably have way more ideas than […]

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