How to succeed in the longterm

A friend of mine has been delaying working out and eating right because he wants to have everything perfect before he gives it 100% of his energy. I told him to just start by doing a small bodyweight workout…


How to stand out

It’s easy to tell someone about the Leaning Tower in Pisa. It’s a lot harder to tell them about the Pantheon in Rome. So, even though the Pantheon is gorgeous, breathtaking, and historically important, it sees 1 percent of…


I gave up alcohol for good

I stopped drinking alcohol about a month ago. I realized through meditation that the only reason I was drinking was to fit in. I don’t even like the taste and every time I drank I felt like shit for…


Death as a teacher

Last Saturday my team at MIYAGI and I were cleaning up the beach as part of our commitment to creating a better community. While we were there I noticed an old man in a wheel chair that looked quite…


Awareness and the power of meditation

When we watch movies we become completely submersed in them. We may be sitting right next to someone on the couch but because the media is so powerful everything else around us disappears. In a sense we become part…

Book Reviews

6 great books about storytelling

Power branding by Steve Mckee Into the woods by John Yorke Do story by Bobette Buster 7 basic plots by Christopher Booker All marketers are storytellers by Seth Godin Made to stick by Chip and Dan Heath…


True love isn’t found, it’s built

Disney did a great job of advertising the romantic story of love at first sight. People have trouble with relationships because they still maintain this false expectation that someone out there will be so perfect they will satisfy all…


What is an artist?

A lady in the gallery this morning asked me if I was an artist. I answered yes and she asked me if I was a painter or a sculptor which I replied that I was an entrepreneur. She smiled…


The trip is the goal

I’m writing this from my phone while I’m on a road trip to the east coast of Canada. I’m listening to my buddy Mike play the guitar as I watch the scenery change outside the window. If the goal…


Leadership Ego

A leader with ego is fueled by what others think of them. Their bio, their education. They live to look good in the eyes of others and have lost themselves in the process. To the ego driven leader everything…


We are love

Forget what you have been told. We are not born in sin we are born in love. The whole journey we are on is really about removing any obstacle or false belief that keeps us from knowing that. That…


I hope you’re not marketing to everyone the same?

When you’re marketing something there’s always a large group (~30%) of people that know they are not interested in what you sell. Then there’s another large group (~30%) of people that don’t think they’re interested in what you sell.…


What is restricted becomes more desirable

A week ago my daughter tells me that she can’t wait to be in grade six because they are allowed to bring cell phones to school and she can’t. She went to church with her class yesterday and she…