Breakfast of Champions

Ever wonder why breakfast is called breakfast? It’s called breakfast because you’re breaking a fast. Think about it. Unless you actually eat a fourth meal at midnight, when you wake…

Give Yourself Permission to Succeed

Many of my clients seek approval from friends, family, industry leaders, and colleagues before pushing the “go” button. They feel they shouldn’t move forward unless they have everyone’s approval or…

Just One Ingredient Can Make a Big Difference

A few years ago, I discovered that I was about twenty pounds overweight. Being who I am, I researched everything there is about nutrition and fitness. Then I made the…

Imposter Syndrome

The “Imposter Syndrome” is when a person feels they don’t deserve a title or identity because they are not the best in their field, or because they feel they lack…

Supporters vs. Cheerleaders

You will always run into people who will doubt your abilities and your talents. On one hand, you should never turn a deaf ear to feedback, even if it is…

Surround Yourself With Successful People

Seth works at a camera shop. Seth isn’t a photographer. Seth actually majored in graphic design. He had difficulty finding work as a freelance designer, and couldn’t find any work…

Passion Fuels Success

When I was in college, I knew a guy – we’ll call him Robert – who was obsessed with the Denver Broncos.  That’s all Robert ever talked about.  Now, perhaps…

Beating Yourself Up for Mistakes is Like Pressuring Yourself to Fail

My client, Lilly, came to me recently came to me feeling defeated. Her job with her boyfriend is going fine, but she said that she feels like a failure. I…

Training for What?

Some people are in what I call constant training mode. They keep preparing for some phantom occupation or some magical circumstance to come into existence where they will be called…

Avoiding Failure Does Not Lead To Success

A common theme among my clients is the fear of failure. They are so afraid of failing that they are unwilling to press the “go” button to get their lives…

Self-Accountability Empowers Solopreneurs

Having a strong sense of self-accountability is the cornerstone of success and productivity. Self-accountability simply means you are holding yourself responsible for your successes and failures. Most of us feel…

Failure is Not the End of the Road

My girlfriend and I are “American Idol” (FOX) junkies. We promise to stop watching year after year, but we keep going back. This is the first year that she watched…


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