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 […]
February 12, 2016
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5 Powerful Benefits of the DISC Profile Test

When I am going through the process of hiring a new rock star to our team, the first thing I do is ask that person to complete a DISC Profile. (If you’re not familiar with this, I whole-heartedly encourage you to click on over and take advantage of this fantastic tool.) If you’re not sold, though, don’t worry. That doesn’t surprise me at all. I can frequently tell that people are thrown off when I ask for this during the hiring process. In fact, I was pretty reticent myself. “You can’t possibly think that you can get to know me […]
January 25, 2016
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Getting team V Fit to fight (literally), the 30th Force Support Squadron offers a challenging boxing workout on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m. with boxing coach Don Green. For more information, call the Vandenberg Fitness Center at 606-3832. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kerelin Molina)

4 Ways to Combat the Comparison Trap Before it Kills Your Mindset

In my previous post, I talked about the dangers of the Comparison Trap. Comparing yourself, your circumstances or your accomplishments to other people robs you of gratitude, diminishes your perceived value and that of your actions, and places you in a victim mindset. I didn’t want to leave you hanging after delivering such a cautionary message. So here are a few strategies that we can use to combat this trap and continue taking powerful action from a sound mindset. Celebrate your own victories Take the time to celebrate your victories, however large or small. No, I may not accomplish the […]
January 18, 2016
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How to Learn From the Pros For FREE

I learn a lot by reading books and listening to podcasts. I love taking in information because I know that it’s the foundation of taking effective action. But I learn even more by consuming products that I want to create and observing my experience. When I receive an email from someone I admire like Michael Hyatt, I pay close attention: what time of day is it? What is the subject line? What is his call to action? What is his goal with this communication? And possibly the most important question: What are the subtle clues that prompt me to trust […]
December 16, 2015
Not sure what to get that person on your list who is obsessed with success, with self motivation, excellence and growth? That person who everyone knows is destined for greatness? Here is a Christmas list full of items sure to thrill the ambitious entrepreneur.

My 2015 Christmas List for Awesome People

I don’t know about you, but I’m in full Christmas mode, rockin’ day in and day out to Alvin and the Chipmunks. Don’t deny it, and don’t fight it! One thing that I know to be true—and this isn’t theory, this is straight from first hand experience—is that knowledge is power. Your brain is like a shoebox: you get out what you put in. Okay, that analogy needs work, but it’s still basically true. If it weren’t for a specific book I read a while back, I may not even know what passive income is, much less be changing the financial […]