Cowardice

Cowardice

coward: a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things. DON’T BE A COWARD! Easier said than done when only a small minority are standing up against injustice and fighting for what they believe. Why so many cowards? Because it requires...

Balloons

Balloons

A Teacher at a large school gave every student a balloon. The students then had to inflate it, write their name on it, and throw it in the hallway. The Teacher then went into the hallway and mixed all the balloons.  The students were then given five minutes to go and...

Regrets

Regrets

  August 13, A Personal Story:Exactly 9 years ago today (August 13, 2012) was the worst day of my life.  On the evening of the 13th, my Dad was out on a run at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville, Indiana.  He had a massive heart attack and moved quickly from...

Inner Circles

Inner Circles

Sharing a Milestone: This week, I rediscovered the profound value of my inner circle and I am incredibly grateful to know that some of you are part of that group… Yesterday, I had five-hundred books show up on my doorstep and when I opened the thirteen boxes, all of...

Vision

Vision

VisionLook around you… What do you see? No seriously. Pause for a minute and take note of what you find in your line of sight. The Importance of Vision:The reason we need to look around and take note of what we see is because we perceive the world primarily through...

Perseverance

Perseverance

  Perseverance Not everything you produce will be a masterpiece. That is not an excuse to sacrifice on quality… It is a reminder to keep going when you aren’t seeing the results right away.  Example 1: Mariah Carey 288+ songs produced Net worth, $520 million One song...

Networks

Networks

The Power of Your Network  One of the keys to achieving mastery is related to the power of your network.  Why? You can be great at anything, but you can’t be great at everything. Even when you are phenomenal at something, you will still have problems to solve in other...

Status

Status

Stop playing status games! Status is your ranking in the social ecosystem. Who is number one?  Who is number two?  Who cares?! There are several problems with status games… Here are two of them: Who decides on your ranking? To be the winner, there has to be a loser. ...

Distractions

Distractions

December 29, 1972.  Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing 101 passengers.  That crash was the first ever of a wide-body aircraft and one of the most horrific airline crashes in the history of the United States.  So, what happened?...

Distribution

Distribution

The Power of Distribution You have the power to change the world.  I’m not saying that to be trite. Every single one of you has one of the most powerful tools known to man… An idea. But, an idea is nearly powerless if it stays inside of you.  That idea needs to...

Comparison

Comparison

Comparison is a Negative-Sum Game A negative-sum game is a situation that destroys value instead of maximizes value, or even creates any value. When you compare yourself with others, there are two possible outcomes: You end up thinking you are better than someone. You...

Freedom

Freedom

Freedom From & Freedom To When I was a missionary in Mozambique we spent time exploring the African bush, which was remarkable, by the way. One of my missionary friends asked the guide how they find water to drink when they are thirsty? Our guide explained how...

Mental Wealth

Mental Wealth

The quality of your mind dictates the quality of your life.   The question then becomes, what dictates the quality of your mind?  The answer lies primarily in your consumption.  What are you allowing your eyes to see and ears to hear?  What are you reading, what are...

Architecture

Architecture

Pardon me while I open a wormhole into your brain and thrust some design advice into it… Today more than ever before, we make choices based on where things are, not because of what they are and the value they bring to us.  We consistently choose the convenient...

Focus

Focus

Perceiving & Focusing Your brain processes more than six-thousand thoughts a day. But your brain is much like the computer you are on right now.  It won’t work properly when it gets cluttered with too many tasks and too much data.  It always has incredible...

Choices

Choices

Life is All About Opportunity Costs Definition from a Microeconomics Textbook: The loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. Definition from Me: The short-term loss you intentionally take to win in the long-run. Examples of Daily...

Buy-In

Buy-In

Nobody wants your widget!  They don’t want your idea.  They don’t want your product.  They only want what it does for them.  If we would like to start receiving more buy-in, we need to understand some basic psychology. You’ve probably heard before that we make...

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