In his amazing book Influence, Robert Cialdini talks about a powerful force in human psychology: The need to remain consistent with how we define ourselves. In this video I discuss the astonishing power of the human need to stay consistent in terms of self definition. If you go on the record as a strong opponent […]
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Back in my corporate days, I was often miserable and frustrated. I day dreamed about the day I would no longer have to report to work. To no longer answer to a boss or manager and to have 100% control over my time. There were a lot of great benefits in that job. To name […]
A few years back I was running a teleseminar with a business partner. The goal was to have an open dialog about business and marketing and promote an upcoming live event. The morning before our teleseminar, we prepared all of the questions and answers that we wanted to cover on the call plus the overall […]
Have you been waiting for months sitting on something you’ve been working on… waiting to get it PERFECT? In retrospect, would you have been better off just getting an earlier version out? If so, I dare you to break through and put something out sooner rather than later…
We all have good days and bad days. There are times when we are full of energy and feeling great. Other times, we don’t want to leave the house. The good news is, you have way more control over how you feel and how you perform than you may realize. You can deliberately practice putting […]
Dreaming of a relaxing future without a care in the world? That almost sounds like a question you’d here in some cheesy commercial for some mutual fund company. But most of us will nod our heads when we start thinking about it. We strive for the day where all our hard work will pay off […]
We all battle with our ability to handle criticism. When our work or our ideas are placed in front of the public and opened up to scrutiny, it can have a debilitating effect on our self esteem and self worth. The highest achievers have elevated themselves beyond this level of worry. How? Let’s discuss with […]
Ever have an awesome idea for a business or some kind of cool project? Do you remember how exciting it was at the beginning as you envisioned all of powerful results and success you would achieve? All of the benefits you would gain… NOW… do you remember how that excitement died off and the project […]
Do you floss your teeth regularly? Like I mean religiously every single day? For years I was a huge liar. I lied to my dentist about my ﬂossing habits. I’d go in for my cleaning and examination and they would ask about ﬂossing and brushing. I would lie and say I ﬂossed at least a […]
How do you really help someone? I’m part of a marketing Facebook group where people discuss various aspects of marketing, life and business. A recent post came from a lady who met an insurance salesman. Previous to this job he had been out of work, didn’t want to work in sales, but this was all […]
So I was checking my email this morning and I found a really cool thank you letter from someone who I hadn’t actually met before. So you’re probably wondering… if I had never met him, how the hell did I deserve the thanks? Check this out to get the story: Since filming the vid, I […]
Since we were kids, all of us have understood the value of practice. If you want to get good at hockey, reading, piano, singing, or any other engaged activity, you have to practice. Practice is defined as the application of a skill repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. I think […]
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 […]
Here is another video from Brad Gosse and myself giving out analysis on the importance of risk taking and learning how to develop a higher risk tolerance level! After you watch the video, scroll down and check out a cool poem I found about risk taking. I first heard this poem in a Bob Proctor […]
In this article, I would like to introduce you to a new online friend of mine. His name is Emanuel Kingson and he has a very interesting story to tell. I came across his story earlier this week and I could not get it out of my mind. He talks about an incident he experienced […]
I am currently working on a new personal development audio program to help my clients accelerate their success on their path to achieving goals. As I have been writing this program, I have spent countless hours reading, researching and studying thought provoking works on the area of motivation. I came across this talk by Dan […]
What do the following people have in common? Jack Canfield, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, James Ray, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, David Lynch, The Dalai Lama, John Assaraf, Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, Wayne Dyer, T Harv Eker, Bill Harris, Hale Dwoskin MEDITATION When it comes to the study of success and achievement, one of […]
Have you ever listened to “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale? I have had a link to it on my website for over a year now and I notice a lot of traffic flowing out to that site. If you have not yet seen it, please check it out before proceeding. Now that you have […]
I had the pleasure of being a lead sponsor at a live Jack Canfield workshop in Caledon, Ontario in 2008. The program featured a full day of coaching and learning with one of the world’s best success coaches. During this full day session, Jack shared his most fundamental teachings from his book “The Success Principles”. […]
In the fall of 2008, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a live seminar/workshop with Lisa Nichols. Ms. Nichols is a best selling author, speaker and featured teacher in the hit movie ‘The Secret‘. Since joining the personal development industry, I have had the opportunity to see many speakers present at various […]
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