Have you been on a flight and actually paid attention to the safety brief? You know, the one where the attendants say put the metal buckle into the metal clasp and tighten it and loosen it and
There is one key part of that spiel that I want to focus on. They say, “in the loss of cabin pressure, masks will drop from the...
Have you heard of the four R's of personal development?
Before we get to the four R's, we have to start with a concept: your best self. How do you define your best self?
For my friend and mentor Brendon Burchard, he does it in 3 words. Take a moment and determine the 3 words that describe your best self.
When you are aware of...
I spent 15 years in United States Marine Corps. One of the things Marines are known for is how good they look in their uniforms.
Let me give you a behind the scenes about the process to look that good in those uniforms. It involves a little pair of scissors and a whole lot of time.
You see, take all those extra threads that hang...
Make a fist. Squeeze it tighter. Tight enought to make your knuckles turn white. Squeeze it even harder.
Then let go.
Do you feel that? That when you're forcing your hand into a fist, like you're hanging onto something, and then you let go... initially as the blood is flowing through your hand, it hurts.
As I've been on my...
Recently, I trained the employees of a corporate client. In the workshop, I asked them, “who are you and how do you define your roles? Not only with yourself, also within your family, relationships, and at work?”
One of the team members said the most marvelous thing. She said, "I am the first smile people hear when...
Pop Quiz Time:
When you smile, are happy juices release in your brain? Or do you smile BECAUSE happy juices are released in your brain?
If you guessed the first one, you're partially right.
If you guessed the second one, you're also partially right.
The answer is actually both!
Why is this so important? Because sometimes, when...
For today’s Quick Win, I wanted you to reach out to someone you look up to. This could be a role model or someone who has influenced you. Someone who has affected your life in some way.
You might be tempted to email or text them, but try not to.
Call them instead. We’ve become so caught up in texting that calling...
Start dreaming again.
I was talking with an old friend. We were talking about dreaming and what it is that he wanted. He said, “I don’t know what I want. Isn’t that sad?”
I said, “No! That’s normal.”
He started asking about business opportunities and which direction should he go. Those...
After you get into a project or a New Year’s resolution, how are you measuring your progress?
A lot of people think that measurement might not be necessary. That the only thing that matters is crossing the finish line. Then May comes around and their resolution or project has failed.
The Pareto Principle
If you’ve spent any time in business, you may have heard of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle.
This initially discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who first noticed in 1896 that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population. When he compared this to other...
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