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The Only Habit You Need: Do This and You Win, Forever

I’m tired of seeing people ride the struggle bus.

Personally, I’d like to sneak in overnight to the parking lot, and just blow the thing up.

It gets really frustrating when you see people with so much talent, value, and passion continually struggle to create lasting momentum and generate enough money to become self-reliant.

So, I want to start a movement in defiance of the struggle, a counterstrike of fierce optimism and resolve to show up, even in the midst of doubt, overwhelm and uncertainty.… Click to read more

How to Be the One Who Proves Everyone Wrong

My boss laughed when I told her.

“Just watch me,” I thought.

A year later I would prove her wrong. But it wasn’t long before this that I had completely given up.

Maybe it was because I had just let myself down so much that I couldn’t trust myself anymore.

I said I wanted to be a musician, but I never practiced. I said I wanted to be in great physical shape, but I never picked up the weights.

So many of my ambitions were like this.… Click to read more

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For every person that actually makes a living doing what they love, there are a million whose dreams never leave the ground.

It’s not that their idea wasn’t great. It’s not that they didn’t have what it takes.

There was just never enough wind for their ideas to take flight.

I spend a lot of time helping people take consistent action to build their passions into self-sustaining businesses.

For the most part, there is no shortage of energy.

Enthusiasm is a baseline requirement of success.… Click to read more

Kill Your Plans and Start Getting Shit Done

Planning can be the most advanced form of procrastination.

The problem is that it always feels smart.

We’re told things like:

  • “Planning is important!”
  • “Smart people plan!”
  • “If you don’t have a plan, you’re planning to fail!”

And the truth is there is some really great utility in planning. So, no, I’m not writing this to launch some holy war against planning. Planning is a useful, harmless activity yielded in the right way.

This is not a post for people that use planning as a way of getting more done.… Click to read more

The Cost of Not Showing Up and the One Person Rule

I almost didn’t write this.

All sorts of seemingly valid bullshit reasons why I shouldn’t swam through my mind.

“You don’t really know what you’re saying. Who are you to write about this when you haven’t gotten your shit completely together?”

“Enough people have talked about this already. You’re just contributing to the noise.”

“Doing something else would be easier, give yourself a break and go see what’s on Facebook.”

This type of thinking illustrates how collapsed I am internally.

What do I mean by this?… Click to read more