March 16, 2016

How I Know I’ll Be a Millionaire

  It’s an arrogant thing to say. I’m going to be rich. I’m going to be a millionaire. It seems shallow, greedy, perhaps selfish. I recognize, at least, that I’ve been wrongly programmed to think of it that way. Growing up in the Bible belt, I grew comfortable with wrong teachings about money and wealth, any sort of trite generalization to keep me from loving the necessary evil that is money. Life isn’t all about money. Money can’t buy you happiness. The love of money is the root of all evil. Etc, etc, etc. The reality is that money matters. […]
February 10, 2016

The 7 Key Ingredients to My Morning Routine

Almost without fail, every single highly successful person whom I study for the purpose of emulation says that they rise early with a purposeful routine. As the guru of early mornings, Hal Elrod says, “How we start our day determines how we create our life.” And so I begin my days with a sense of purpose. It has become clear to me that an early and purposeful morning is a common thread among those who have accomplished impressive things. It stands to reason, then, that if I want to do the same thing, I ought to emulate these actions. So […]
February 8, 2016

Do You Envy or Do You Emulate?

It’s a question of resource allocation. You possess finite time and finite energy. Will this time and energy be spent on frustration: gainless comparison between your journey and the journeys of those whom you admire? Those who may be a little further down the road than you? We all have our eyes on a few folks who have what we want, who have accomplished that which we aspire to, maybe they act the way we wish we could, or they’ve won awards we want to win. It’s okay to admire. It’s okay to aspire. But don’t do so at the […]
January 27, 2016

Why I’m Experimenting With Affirmations and Big Goals

I’m conducting a little experiment and I’d love for you to try it with me. I recruited my very amicable wife to join me as well. (She’s a really good sport and commendably open-minded.) I recently listened to one of my favorite podcast episodes in a long time. It was Tim Ferriss’ interview with Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. (He has a really cool blog of his own actually. Very sharp guy!) Now, I’ll begin by admitting that I went through a period of time where I read Dilbert avidly, and there’s certainly an element of fandom to my enjoyment, but […]
January 20, 2016

3 Questions to Leverage Small Change for Big Gain

  A couple years ago, when I first read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” a single paragraph—which was hardly the meat of Mr. Covey’s message—stuck with me. So much so, that it popped into my head again yesterday morning at random. The idea is simple, but profoundly practical. It is easily implemented immediately. Yesterday morning, our team applied it to each of our personal lives, as well as the habits and systems of our team, and I want to share it with you. Let me reiterate, this is not my brilliance on display here, but simply my paraphrasing of […]