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Discipline Weighs Ounces

I’m sure you’ve heard the famous quote from Jim Rohn that says ““The pain of discipline weighs ounces whereas the pain of regret weighs tons.” Today’s post is the final update in a series of 100 consecutive days of writing, recording audio and/or recording video updates discussing topics related to mindset and motivation. I reach […]

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Use A Countdown To Evoke Change

Since today’s update falls on New Year’s even and we are currently counting down the hours to a brand new year…. I thought it would be cool to talk about the power of a countdown. A countdown is really the anticipation of a future moment in time. The moment in time itself is usually arbitrary, […]

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What’s Old Is New Again

As you work to develop yourself and improve your skills in your life and business, you will learn so many powerful lessons that give you that “aha” moment of inspiration. Think back to a time when you got an insight or an idea that gave you a huge rush of excitement almost as though you […]

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Cultivating Persistence

“Persistence is to the character of  man as carbon is to steel” — Napoleon Hill When I was first introduced to the world of personal development books and speakers, one of the very first lessons I learned was about the power of persistence. Whatever path you have chosen and whatever aspirations you may have, there […]

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Reconnecting To Your Wants In Life

Since this post is going live during the 2013 Christmas Holiday season, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the idea of personal “wants”. This is kind of like revisiting your youth and making a list for Santa Clause of all the things you wanted as gifts. Except instead of making a […]

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Every Great Achiever Creates A Sense Of Certainty

Today I had an interesting call with some long time clients of mine and one guy in particular was talking about some upcoming plans to possibly build and launch an educational product about a topic he was very well versed in (something he had never done before). As the conversation went along, I quickly realized […]

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Directing Your Thoughts To What You Want

Yesterday I was outside clearing the driveway and removing huge amounts of ice that was covering our cars after a pretty major ice storm. My son thought it looked fun so he decided to join me and play on the frozen surface while I finished what I was working on. As he was slipping and […]

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Work On Your Social Intelligence

One aspect of achieving success in life that many people never think about or discuss is the idea of social intelligence. In his book, Mastery, Robert Greene defines social intelligence as “the ability to see people in the most realistic light possible”. In other words, social intelligence is all about reading other people and figuring […]

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How Is Your Presence Is Impacting Other People?

This is a potentially life changing question to ask yourself. As someone who sets a lot of goals and works diligently to achieve them, I sometimes get into tunnel vision being hell bent on getting to my desired result. And for the longest time, the only goals I set were tangible/measurable “outcome based” goals. Things […]

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Develop Self Belief Like Muhammad Ali

One of the most effective methods for changing or improving your thought patterns, and in turn improving your behavior/habits, is to study and emulate people who have qualities of character you wish to have for yourself. I have studied hundreds of inspiring people from athletes to authors to business people and political figures and many […]

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Embrace The Anxiety Of Problem Solving

Many of the best insights I have gained over the years have often been counter intuitive. For example, as I have been developing muscular strength with a rigorous weight training program, I have found that I can push more weight and complete more sets when I relax and calm myself mentally before and during each […]

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Personal Assessment For Self Coaching

I’m a big believer in coaching and mentoring. I have had a number of great coaches and mentors in my day. Some were people who simply helped me as a friend. Other times I hired professional coaches to help me with specific areas of life or business. If you have never looked into or thought […]

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Recognition Goes A Long Way

Today’s post is day 74 of a 100 day motivational content challenge I’ve been working on. And I find it quite fascinating that as each day goes by, something interesting or important happens in my life to give me the exact inspiration I need for a new motivational post. Over the past day or so, […]

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10 Books That Will Change Your Understanding Of YOU

For over 5 years, I have spent countless hours reading, researching and studying self improvement methodologies and concepts. There have been so many books and speakers who have had a positive impact on me and there is really no way to summarize everything that I have gained through their works. But a common question I […]

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Take Note Of How Far You’ve Come

One thing I am notoriously guilty of is being way too hard on myself. I’m guessing you can relate For those of us who demand excellence and constant improvement from ourselves, it can be easy to forget how far you have come, how much skill you have developed and how many great things you have […]

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Using Hindsight Thinking To Have Foresight

Think back to a time where you were going through something pretty rough. You were taking a big emotional hit and your stress levels were through the roof. Maybe someone was upset with you, you made a BIG mistake or you did something that caused you to feel complete embarrassment. You didn’t know how you […]

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My Recipe For Coming Up With New Ideas

SHORT OVERVIEW How to come up with new ideas to move you towards a major objective in your life… Intense focus and thinking time on a major outcome you’d like to create. 20-30 minutes high intensity exercise 15-20 minute cool down Do something “mindless” not related to your main objective Relax and allow ideas to […]

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The “Don’t Eat That Cookie” Mentality

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My Top 10 Insights From November

This post is actually day 60 of a 100 day challenge I created for myself. 100 motivational updates in 100 days. Its been a mix of written, audio and video updates. The goal is to commit to developing my abilities as a leader of motivation and self improvement. Specifically to expand my skills as a […]

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Weeding Out The Weakness

As each day goes by and I spend more time examining my thought processes, habits and behaviors, I have given myself the opportunity to literally catalog a huge chunk of my mind. I do this through a combination of reading thought provoking books, watching inspiring videos and self reflection journaling. I also use very aggressive […]

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