March 28, 2016

Beware the Dangers of Quick Riches

In one of the pillars of success literature, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill states, “Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty.” Perhaps that’s why, according to the New York Daily News, almost 70% of lottery winners end up broke within 7 years. I can tell you whose fault it isn’t: the money. Money doesn’t make you broke. I know many people with a good amount of it, and they’ve managed to not only keep from going broke, but to grow that money, to invest and give generously, to do great things with that tool. One pretty crucial difference between […]
February 22, 2016

What Does Mitch Hedberg Know About Chasing Dreams?

“I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ‘em later.” This goofy quip was brought to us courtesy of the late Mitch Hedberg. We also have Mitch to thank for remarks like “My fake plants died because I didn’t pretend to water them,” and “I’m against picketing but I don’t know how to show it.” While I know the one-liner about hooking up with his dreams later was, of course, a joke, it seems to reflect a common sentiment about pursuing goals. We don’t particularly like the process. We […]
December 7, 2015
In order to achieve success, to reach a vision or conquer a goal, you must first steward the task in front of you with diligence and excellence. This is the process of becoming a leader.

Be a Steward of the Task at Hand

One pillar of mindset that I share with the agents on my team here in Nashville is this: take the next step. But what does that even mean? If you’re like me, you’re an ambitious person. You’re hungry to grow, to excel. You want to be smarter, accomplish more, earn more, conquer more. I can see you nodding vigorously as I write this. Wherever we are, we want to be further along, and we want to be there now! These are fantastic traits—the desire to live this life dialed up to “10” is something that I for one haven’t figured […]