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Navy SEAL Motivation – Interview With David Rutherford

Late in 2013, I added a new style of Personal Development reading into my arsenal. I picked up some books written by Navy SEALs dealing with the topics of mental toughness, self confidence and personal motivation. I LOVED these style of books because they were so different from the classic leadership, sales, and self development […]

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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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Your Best Work Will Never Be Enough For Everyone

The title of today’s post may come across as more of a “demotivational” topic but hear me out because there is a powerful message within. In the following audio recording, I share some of my thoughts about the fact that as you grow in skill in ability, whatever your chosen field, no matter how good […]

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Plan To Do Something Before You Know How

Every one of us has been guilty at some point of putting off something we REALLY wanted to do because it just wasn’t the right time or our circumstances weren’t right. Sometimes, this is simply the truth and we have to move on. But other times, the thing we WANT is actually a very real […]

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Keeping Your Positive Habits Alive

I used to incorrectly assume that “getting into the habit” of doing something would be a permanent solution to removing negative habits in my life. In fact, there are books that even talk about the concept of doing something every day for 21 days is long enough to create a habit. The problem is… a […]

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Have Something To Look Forward To

This past weekend we took a fun family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagra Falls, Ontario. It was a weekend full of waterslides, games, eating out and staying up late (for both my wife and myself AND the kids). It was a blast. The trip had been in the works for quite some time […]

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Why You Should Develop Your Weaknesses

For a long time I believed in and followed the philosophy of “develop your strengths and outsource your weaknesses”. The basic idea is that the more you focus on doing the things you enjoy and that come naturally, the more successful you will be. The problem, like anything else in life, is when you follow […]

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Don’t Be Too Conservative

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Events Are Neutral – Your Opinion Determines Your Fate

In today’s audio update, I share kind of a bizarre story of an incident I witnessed a number of years back. This particular event has stayed with me and I often think about it when things happen to me in my life. Especially events that I didn’t really want… I use this story as a […]

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The Most Important Type Of Goal

I’m always hesitant to mention the topic of goal setting because it seems like one of those topics that people have had enough of. But goal setting has always been and will always be a cornerstone principle of success. One thing I recently learned about goal setting are that there are different “types” or categories […]

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Anticipation – Deal With Problems In Advance

A skill I never knew about when I first became a business owner was the skill of anticipation. Being able to think about all potential problems and unexpected outcomes lets you deal with them in advance. Unfortunately, you can’t skip the steps required to learn anticipation skills. Its mostly just an experience thing. However, you […]

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Go Do Something No One Else Does

Today I’d like to challenge you to start doing something for your own development/improvement that you don’t see anyone else in your world doing. And I’m going to suggest you do it for an extended period of time. The effects can be amazing but you’ll have to press play below to hear what I mean […]

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Redefining What Retirement Means

Right now there are tons of people who are reaching an age where they had expected to be able to retire. Unfortunately, after putting in years of hard work many people are nowhere near a point where they can retire comfortably with financial security. This can be very hard on certain people and I feel […]

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Win Mentally Before You Start Physically

How do you get that winning feeling? Most of us wait until we see the results in the outside world. For example, you win a game of cards and you raise your hands in victory with the feeling of success. But when it comes to winning in life… Where you must win daily (sometimes hourly) […]

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Learning How To Control Fear

I’ve been reading some very interesting stuff on mental toughness and some specific books about Navy SEALS. Very enlightening information. One topic that keeps coming up is fear. I have written and talked about fear a number of times. I have studied fear in my own life at many many levels and I literally do […]

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Addicted To Productivity?

Today’s audio blog post covers an interesting aspect of human psychology. We are constantly changing as people and things we do and perceptions we have now can be very different than they may have been in the past. In fact, when we change a negative habit and start behaving in more positive, healthy, productive ways, […]

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When Boredom Is A Good Thing

Reading Robert Greene has been like a breath of fresh air. If you are not familiar with his books yet, don’t wait any longer. He’s awesome and I think you’ll get a lot from his work. Today’s update was once again inspired by an insight I got from Robert Greene’s book The 50th Law. It’s […]

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Excellence And Happiness – Part 2 Rant

Yesterday I posted an audio update about the tight correlation between how well we execute on a daily basis and the happiness we feel. The general message was… the more you commit to excellence in ALL areas of life, the happier you will generally feel. And conversely, when you let yourself slip, become lazy and […]

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The Correlation Between Excellence and Happiness

Today I have a very intriguing audio update for you. I do a lot of journaling and self assessment (pretty much daily) and recently I’ve been doing a bit of an audit on my levels of happiness over the course of the past 5-6 years. I noticed 2 very distinct periods of time where my […]

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The Good Thing About Critics

Don’t you just hate when you see those critics who are clearly just negative people and they put down even some of the best books, movies, albums? It used to drive me nuts… especially as a producer of content, I would always relate to the author being criticized and feel bad for them. At the […]

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