The Relationship Trap

“I want to leave her.” “If we continue down this path, we’re going to end up splitting up.” “I feel like I’m settling.” The above comments are just a few that I’ve heard this past week. Mostly from men, since I primarily work with businessmen, but the conversation is similar when I talk to women as well. These conversations start off with a lot of charge to them. You can feel the anger and resentment towards their partner. Not…

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Imposter Syndrome

“I’m going to start doing live videos, but first I need to get the right background.” That’s what I used to tell myself. Then, when the background was right, it became about the lighting. When the lighting was right, it became about the energy… “I’m too tired, so I’ll film tomorrow.” We all go through some version of this right? I did and still do today, just not about video. We call it Imposter Syndrom. It comes down to…

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Feeling Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I certainly do. When I’m overwhelmed, I’m not the best version of me. I’m usually moody, easily upset, and I often find myself getting tired. Sometimes I just say fuck it, let’s go grab a drink and call it a day. This isn’t the best version of me. The feeling of overwhelming comes from reaching too far. It comes from trying to do more than I actually think I can do and ultimately leads…

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Using Reminders On Your Phone As Your Personal Coach

Making big changes in life is all about hitting singles. My brother used to tell me that about business (and he’s right), but this also applies to making changes in other areas of your life as well. It’s the little things, done consistently, that provide lasting change and produce the greatest results over time. Let’s take weight loss for example. If you want to drop 10 pounds, then do you try to spend 12 hours a day for three days…

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What business are you really in?

Do you know what business you’re in? Of course you do! Or, perhaps it’s worth taking another look. I thought I knew exactly what business I was in when I was first asked this question, but it took some thinking. “What business am I really in? When I first answered this question, I was the owner of a personal training studio in Santa Barbara, California. I was, I thought, in the business of providing personal training services to my clients.

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When is the best time to send an email?

Finding the right time to send emails is an art form in itself. If you monitor your open rates and keep statistical analysis, then it becomes a science. I’d love to say that I do that on a regular basis – check the stats of the emails I send out from my inbox to see when people are reading them. I don’t. Luckily, the CRM I use does. Here is a great graphic they send me via email this morning…

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Being World Class

Having had the opportunity to work with amazing artists, businessmen and women, executives, actors, and scholars has opened my eyes to the differences between those that are successful and those that simply just wannabe. The wannabes hope that someday they’ll strike it rich, get discovered, figure it out, and “it will all come together. It doesn’t. The successful people make it happen. They grind it out and put the work in day after day after day. They are World Class.

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FEAR

We’re all afraid of something. Fear can be a moving target, changing as our lives and circumstances change. A small business owner might be afraid of another dip in the economy thus causing him to shut his doors, or he might be afraid that his staff won’t work if he’s not in his store, thus creating a prison for himself. A mother might be afraid that if she goes back to workher kids will feel neglected. Or an…

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IFTTT – If This Then That

If you haven’t seen the term IFTTT, it’s a coding term for “If this, then that”, which essentially gives a string of automated orders to a computer. The website IFTTT.com makes this process easy by connecting multiple accounts, or channels, to each other. An example might be: If it’s going to rain tomorrow, send me an email! #weather #gmail or If I take a picture on Instagram, send it to my Facebook page.  This is a great way to…

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The One SEO Tool that is a Game Changer

The rumor is that SEO is dead. I agree… well, not really. I think SEO is dead for everyone in the industry looking for a quick fix. It wasn’t long ago that so called SEOs were able to tweak a few aspects of a website on-page, send a few links your way, and make their client’s happy. Now it seems that everyone is blaming Google, or just saying that SEO is dead. Not true. The real problem is that people…

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