September 2011

How to Sell Out Your Product Before You Create It

Creating anything can be scary. But creating a product that you’ve poured your heart and soul into is something few have the chutzpah to do.

What if no one wants it? What if you won’t be productive enough to create it? And how can you be sure in advance that you’ll be able to sell it to enough people?

If you’re creating a product that supports your family or other people, you can’t afford to take any risks. You need to know that it will work.… Click to read more

How to Have Unlimited Energy

Is it really possible to have unlimited energy? Probably not. But I bet that title got you curious.

I think everyone wants “unlimited” amounts of energy. We want to work at peak performance, stuck in the “on” position. We want to be wildly on fire with passion every minute of every day. And when we’re not, we often judge ourselves for not being on fire enough.

It can be easy to question what we’re doing. There must be something we should be doing that’s more exciting, right?… Click to read more

Every year my birthday gets me thinking about the past year of life, what I’ve accomplished, and what I want the next year to be like. It’s a time for a lot of reflection and celebration.

This year I’m incredibly grateful for everything I’ve experienced. It’s been a tremendous year of growth for me and for Illuminated Mind. Thank you for being a part of it.

I also like to think about what I’m “giving birth” to on a daily basis.… Click to read more

How to Make Time For What’s Important

Have you ever found yourself waffling on a decision, unable to choose between a multitude of options?

You’re asked which criteria is the most important to you, and you can’t decide between them.

Call it indecisive but you’re also falling into one big mental trap. And its probably sapping your creativity along with it. Not to mention your ability to get things done. Let me teach you how to break this pattern.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I have to respond to ALL of these messages because they are ALL important.”

Or, I have to serve every customer, because “every customer is important.”

Or, I need to call ALL of my friends because “all of my friends are important.”

If everything is important, nothing is important.

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The Future Does Not Indicate Your Worth

Many of us have a bad habit of judging ourselves based on our ideal self that hasn’t actualized. We have big goals and aspirations, and we want better for ourselves. We see where we want to go, and we see… we’re not there yet.

Our expectation is that we should be there. In fact, we should have gotten there a long time ago.

And of course, once we do reach the ideal, there’s always a greater vision that replaces it. We always want more, we always strive to be better.… Click to read more