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August 2017

diving deep

Living Deep

So many people go through life swimming on the surface of the water. They have shallow conversations, shallow relationships and do shallow work. They choose to swim on the surface because they fear diving deep. “It’s dangerous down below”…


It’s a Different Pigmentation Stupid

It’s mind boggling to me that we still have racism today. A friend of mine tells me that in his small town he often hears racist comments or “jokes” that make him feel uncomfortable but he’s not sure how…


Hiring Superstars

The most expensive lessons I’ve learned in business have come from hiring the wrong people. Poor candidates lie all the time. They lie in resumes, interviews and references. Most books on how to get hired teach candidates deceptive tactics…


3 Common Barriers to Business Growth

Barrier #1: The need to grow leaders below you You can only scale so far on your own. If you’re always giving your team the answers, you never allow the people below you to think and grow for themselves.…


Word of Mouth

Please Don’t Tell is a cocktail bar in NYC that was recommended to me by 3 different people. If it wasn’t for the recommendations and the directions there’s no way I would have found it. The bar doesn’t have…


Avoiding Issues

Whether it’s a customer or a partner – what causes pain is often the false image of how things are suppose to be. One person thinks things are going to be one way only to be disappointed by them…


What If Every Day Repeated Itself?

Would you get bored? Would you live by your instincts? Feel depressed? Feel angry and annoyed? Numb yourself with drugs or alcohol? Contemplate suicide? Doing all the things that serve your ego. Or with this godly power would you…


Stories, Rituals and Power

Take a look at a court room. The people at the front wear long black robes.  They give each other the “judicial handshake”. They’re all seated by seniority with the judge in the middle sitting higher than everyone else.…


Stop Living in Fear

I’m at the airport waiting for a flight to NYC.  The TV above my head is annoyingly blaring the news about what’s going on in the world. I haven’t watched TV for many years so I’m sensitive to what’s…


2 Ways People Change

There’s two ways people change. By facing an obstacle or by discovering new evidence. Of course many people don’t change. They grow up as the same teenager they once were. They cling to safety, validation and the “same old…


Talking To Strangers

I asked my daughter what the word “shy” meant and without hesitation she said: “It’s when you’re scared of people”. Kids have incredible intuition and her answer is accurate. Great things come from talking to strangers. Not only does…


Thinking 10x Bigger

In the start up phase of business the problem is often that the entrepreneur doesn’t think big enough. They don’t have the experience of having built a company at a large scale and they’re buried in details that are often…


Identifying Your Tribe

People who exercise to get fit existed long before Crossfit came along. Crossfit just chose to lead them. People who do yoga existed long before Lulu Lemon came along. Lulu Lemon just chose to lead them. People who exercise…


Individualism or Collectivism?

Imagine you’re living by yourself on an island. You’re now free to do whatever you want whenever you want without concern for anyone else but yourself. At first living by your own rules feels great because we’re all born with…