Do you pay it forward?

Do you pay it forward? Darcy, my right-hand woman, and I decided to head out and work from a coffee shop. She was visiting so we could do some planning for a project we’re launching in 2019. Darcy ordered her drink, then I ordered mine, but I couldn’t help but notice the woman sitting at the bar looking at me as I talked to the barista. Obviously, she was checking me out… …except that she wasn’t. As I pulled out…

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What is the lie at the center of your life that makes your life not work?

What is the lie at the center of your life that makes your life not work? I’m not good enough.I can’t afford to do it. I’m not worthy. The timing isn’t right. There are a lot of variations of these, but most of the ones I hear revolve around a few central themes. Chances are, yours does too. What would your life be like if this subconscious belief didn’t guide you? What would life be like if you knew in your heart…

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What would your day look like if you didn’t have to sacrifice yourself… or something else?

Coaching and mentoring allows me to look inside the lives of successful business professionals. Not always, but usually, when they have been successful in business, they have done so by sacrificing their relationships and/or their health. Even with my background in health and fitness, I did this too. It’s an easy trap to fall into. One day you look in the mirror, or at your partner, and realize that something slipped through the cracks along the way… and worse… you…

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Have you ever been screwed over?

Have you ever gone out of your way to help someone only to have them stab you in the back? I have. I’m going to guess you have as well. For me, this happened recently and I’ll share the story with you. I was helping a struggling gym owner who was six months behind on his rent. He was down and I felt bad for him, so I wanted to help him get back up on his feet. I have…

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I never knew how people could do something like this…but now I do.

Have you ever flown into the wrong airport? I just did. Never knew how people could do something like this, but now I do. As I sit here typing this at a coffee shop outside London, I’m struck with the irony that I also happen to be reading a book titled “The Surrender Experiment.” When I booked my tickets, the email came back with “London/Heathrow” as I had expected. What I didn’t do was check the…

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Pasty white and fat? The result stunned me!

Growing up, I was always a chubby kid. I was bigger than most of the kids my age and certainly more physical. The result of having two athletic brothers who were 7 and 10 years my elder, yet encouraged me to compete at a high level. I excelled in sports and played all day every day – but I was also a fat kid. I was also, and still am, pasty white. Although I spend my youth in Southern California,…

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Manifestation is an interesting word

Manifestation is an interesting word. I’ve heard it a lot when the movie The Secret came out. This was because it was trendy and popular. The term seemed to die off a bit and I was fine with that. Once again the word seems to have sprung back to life, but more likely, it’s the books I’m reading and the people I’m hanging out with that is the real cause of me hearing and seeing this word over and over.

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Being Authentic Is The New Black

Being authentic is the new black. We’re all tired of the fake appearances people give on social media… … and in real life. I’m guilty of it. I was raised with the notion that you don’t share your dirty laundry. Well, no one wants to wear my dirty laundry… or my clean laundry for that matter (style’s not in my in my zone of genius apparently). Yes, authentic is the new black. Last night my wife and I went…

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“Going to prison was the best thing that could have happened to me.”

I watched a documentary about a man who spent time in prison. He didn’t feel the punishment was befitting the crime as he didn’t think there was a crime.   But, when they were interviewing him, he said something that struck me:   “Going to prison was the best thing that could have happened to me.”   My initial reaction was that he must be playing for the camera. I wouldn’t blame him.

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Change is inevitable.

My wife and I often say that we want our son to stop growing up so he will stay the cute little boy he is. Of course, we don’t really want that for him, and we also know that change is inevitable. There have been several books written on change. For many people, when things change, they can…

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