7 Days In Hawaii

Seven days in Hawaii changed the course of my life forever. Seven days and thousands of dollars. The year was 2012. I had taken my first jump into being an entrepreneur, a jump I took without a parachute. I was sick of my job, sick of living an ‘average’ life and finally bought into the belief that being an entrepreneur was my ticket to freedom. Man, did I have plans…. vacations, cars, philanthropy, you name it. Monetarily, my first venture was a Titanic level failure. It didn’t help that the company I joined went from personal development to real estate investing in a period of about 6 months, yet sometimes, even in crashing and burning, the entire course of your life could change for the better. In the summer of 2012, I took my entire family to Hawaii for a vacation/live event. Even though the investment in doing so was enormous, there was justĀ something telling me I had to be there. I...
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Getting Addicted To Progress

Once you decide to change your lifeĀ and take action to put those decisions into motion, you can become addicted to the idea of making progress. You begin to see the danger in staying the same, the inherent riskiness in just maintaining the status quo. It’s as if the proverbial scales have fallen from your eyes and you begin to see things clearer than you’ve ever seen them before. Even more, the more progress you make, the more decisive you become, the more addicted you get. This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, getting addicted to making progress and bettering yourself leads to a better life for you AND for those you care about. You become someone who can be trusted, who is a leader, who can inspire simply by going about your day to day activities. On the downside, though, it makes accepting where you are a near impossibility. Indecisive people begin to frustrate you. The pace of corporate life begins to...
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From Miserable To Hot Mess – Part 1

It’s not much of a secret that I used to be a very miserable man. I always knew I was meant for something greater, I just didn’t have the tools or the confidence to go for it. I was one of the perpetual daydreamers, always living in an imagined future as an escape from the miserable life I was living. It took a great deal of pain, and a bold step in faith, before I had the courage to change things. There’s no such thing as an overnight success…or at least it’s very rare… like finding some Honus Wagner baseball cards at a garage sale rare. Most folks who seem to be an overnight success only seem that way because they woke up one night from the depths of a soul crushing nightmare and decided things had to change. Their, and your, story doesn’t begin where you think it does. Often, it begins long, long before you decided, and took action, to...
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