May 29, 2017
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What if you had the AUDACITY?

Today, I encourage you to consider what goals you would set if you just had the brash audacity to set them. This is an idea I lifted while reading the book The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone. (Highly recommended if you want to get motivated to explore levels of effort that you haven’t experienced before!) We often don’t set truly ambitious goals because, as soon as we think them, our lizard brain tells us not to bother, we can’t do it. In fact, I’ll be the first to confess that when I want something badly, I’m more apt to avoid going […]
October 13, 2016
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Defeating the Self-Perpetuating “Truth”

On our team, we talk a lot about limiting beliefs. A limiting belief is anything that you hold to be true—whether that is the case or not—that you then base you actions upon, and often they preclude you from doing what you are capable of or need to do. There is a particularly sinister type of limiting belief that I’ve run up against recently that I’m going to talk about today: The self-perpetuating truth. The self-perpetuating truth is a belief that is only true because you believe it. Or to say it another way: if you didn’t believe it, it […]
July 11, 2016
What I Chick-Fil-A Taught Me About Excellence

What Chick-Fil-A Taught Me About Excellence

I’m sitting at a Chick-Fil-A having my mind blown. They are proving to me that you can take whatever it is that you’re doing—in this case, fast food—and find purposeful ways to improve the experience of those whom you’re serving, that you can pursue excellence in any setting, however glamorous it may or may not be. The young guy who took my order—I’m almost positive that he can’t legally drive yet—looked me in the eye, made me feel welcome, and asked me unprompted and very sincerely how my day has been so far. I could hear that he was speaking […]
July 1, 2016
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What Could Be Different One Year From Now?

Here’s a question worth asking yourself: What could be different one year from today? What could you do between now and then? What habit could you break? What habit could you begin? What could you learn between now and then? Could you play the guitar or begin to learn French? Could you have the ability to run a half marathon? Could you have $5000 in savings? Could you buy your first home? What could be different one year from today? Are you going through the motions—merely surviving, treading water, staying afloat? Or are you progressing, growing, conquering, learning? I love […]
June 20, 2016
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Change Your Financial Future: Stop Trading Time for Money

In high school, I learned about covalent bonds but not about leveraging and investing. I learned all about the isosceles triangle, but I didn’t learn what an ROI is. (It’s a Return on Investment, by the way.) So today I’d like to offer a foundational principle for those wanting to change their financial future. Maybe you don’t want to repeat your parents’ mistakes. Or maybe you want to replicate what you’ve seen your parents accomplish. Maybe you want to pay cash for your kids’ college, or you want to have the freedom to travel when and where you desire. Whatever […]
March 21, 2016
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How to Quit Sabotaging Yourself In 3 Easy Steps

This article was originally written for and published on www.oohbother.com. It has since been revised. You don’t care about anyone but yourself. And neither do I. (To clarify, I don’t care about anyone but myself, not yourself.) This is a recipe for disaster, and it was true at one point, until I learned a few things the hard way. Until I was humbled by a difficult and important conversation. When I first quit Love and Theft (that’s right, I was once a D-list celebrity), I was in a tailspin. Not because I had done the wrong thing–I hadn’t–but because I […]