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Happiness is Not Excitement

The man sitting at the slot machine gets a lot of excitement when the lights and sounds go off but is he filled with joy? Not likely. We often mistake happiness for excitement. Yet happiness is more like joy.…


Weird is Good

Think of yourself as a marketing niche. There will be a lot of people who like that niche, and there will be people who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make the entire…

creates don't consume

Passion Creates, Addiction Consumes

The average person is on Facebook 50 minutes a day not including other social media channels. The stats show that the average person also watches 2.5 hours of TV per day. So I’m being conservative when I say we’re…


4 mantras to a happy relationship

When Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh was asked the secret to a happy relationship, this was his response: Look at your partner in the eyes and say: 1. Darling I’m here for you 2. Darling I know…


Want to change the world? Start with yourself

I used to ask my team of personal trainers what clients they were having trouble getting results with. Often one trainer would say that they’re having trouble getting some of their clients to eat healthy. When I asked the…


Set Habits Instead of Goals

The problem with goal setting is that you don’t have full control over the outcome. Instead focus on what is in your control – your daily habits. Instead of losing 20lbs, commit to showing up for your workout everyday.…


Plastic Flowers

You can never really love plastic flowers. They’re too strong. The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility. Something to ponder.…


Merry Christmas

Every day I get to express my thoughts on this blog. I’m so grateful for all of you who tune in. Enjoy this special time with family and friends.…


The Fear of Being Poor

Growing up I watched my parents fight over money. It was sad and scary and something I would never forget. It seemed clear to me that money was the root of all pain and suffering. From an early age…


It’s Not ADHD, It’s Called Being a Kid

My wife was at a parent teacher meeting and one of the teachers freaked out on one of the kids because he wouldn’t sit still and listen. The kid wasn’t doing anything destructive he was just wanting to play.…


How Ideas Gain Popularity

The popularity of the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is a good idea of a relevant topic in our culture today. With everyone realizing that vulnerability is the glue that connects people – people want…


How to turn a negative situation around

A personal trainer and wise old friend of mine was working with a client for more than 5 years. One day one of his co-workers went behind his back and started telling his client that she could do a…


When opportunity knocks

We often close doors because we’re afraid of the responsibilities that come with it. We fear that we will fail and everyone will know. But if you want the castle, you have to be willing to swim through the…