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February 2018

focusforgrowth
Entrepreneurship

What you stay focused on will grow

Someone pitched me a business idea yesterday. He had 5 different things he was working on. When I asked him which one of those things where working right now he said none of them. Every business has a lead…

Lifestyle

How to raise a kid with high self-esteem

Children are born with high self-esteem we just have to be careful not to destroy it. First off, it’s not what you do for your child but what you’ve taught them to do for themselves that will give them…

Lifestyle

11 signs of a mature person

Everyone grows old but not everyone grows up. Maturity isn’t about age or intelligence. We can be totally mature in one realm and be completely childish in another. Maturity is about awareness. A mature person: Stops trying to change others…

Lifestyle

Frozen in fear

I was talking to a friend last night and she tells me that her job is killing her. She’s been doing it for a long time and she doesn’t want to do it anymore. I asked her if she…

Lifestyle

How to execute on your dream

I’m tired of seeing people with so much potential give up on themselves. I’m tired of hearing excuses. The best way to execute on your dream is to just do it. To stop procrastinating and start doing. Procrastination is…

Entrepreneurship

10 questions to create any story

1. Who’s story is it? 2. What’s their flaw? 3. What is the inciting incident? 4. What do they want? 5. What obstacles are in their way? 6. What’s at stake? 7. Why should we care? 8. What do…

desperate
Business

How to ask for a Referral Without Looking Desperate

I just finished giving a talk to a group of business professionals. The theme in the room seemed to revolve around how to get more referrals. Asking for referrals is crucial when you consider that one study by heinz…

Entrepreneurship

He sold me on it

There’s a sign nailed to a post by my house that reads “tree cutting service”. Needing a few dead trees cut I had starred at that sign many times on my way home but never took action. One day a…

Business

You get what you inspect

The manager of the store creates checklists but nobody follows them. The chef lets an undercooked dish go out to the customer never to see them again. You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.…

overthinking
Lifestyle

6 Things You Need To Know About Overthinkers

I tend to gravitate towards big thinkers and here are some of the things I’ve noticed about them: They are always changing because they are in constant search of the truth and understanding of the world. They have a…

Lifestyle

Everyone sucks at first

My daughter says to me “Daddy, I don’t like snowboarding because I’m not good at it.” I said “no one is good at first, it’s the people that continue even when it’s hard that get good.” Of course as…

Lifestyle

Don’t let fear kill your creativity

I’m always creating things and right before I’m about to press send I usually get this fear that runs through me. Fear that it’s not perfect. Fear that it’s a bad idea. But I realize now after 2 years…

Lifestyle

Do you want to be happy for the rest of your life?

I read this book recently that should be included in my top list of life changing books. The book is great for anyone who feels stressed and overwhelmed. It’s a good reminder that negative self-talk can be conquered. That…