When I was 16 years old I wanted to be a rock star. Doesn’t every boy? What was the reason? Groupies! It was still a few years before Dire Straits would articulate it perfectly, “money for nothing and your chicks for free.” I convinced my Mom to buy the $99 electric guitar from K-mart and couldn’t wait to get it home and make my rock star dreams come true. That first strum sounded awful. So did the next and the next. I thought magic was just going to flow out of that thing. There were no lessons on YouTube yet, the home computer hadn’t even been invented. My guitar soon became just another prop sitting next to my waterbed in my groovy, poster-filled teenage wonderland of a bedroom. Yes, it was the 70’s.
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I’ve developed a pill that will guarantee success in any endeavor. I only have a few of them and I’m not sure how to go about deciding who should get them. I don’t want to run afoul of the FDA, and we don’t have the 10 years necessary to complete medical trials. Just send me a short description of what kind of success you’d like to achieve and how much you’d be willing to pay to have it happen to you instantly. Let’s think of it as an auction. I’ll make sure to get them to the people with the best use and highest bid.
Please don’t call the authorities. I’ll confess now, I don’t really have the magic success pill, but I’ve come to realize that this is what most people want.
Earlier this year I started a weekly coaching program … Read More »
“When we do what we want to do, we are committed.
When we do what we have to do, we are compliant.”
– Marshall Goldsmith from “What got you here, won’t get you there”
So how would you like to do only what you wanted to do…every single day? What if you had enough money that money was no longer a concern? What would your life look like and what would you actually choose to do? Would you simply fill it with leisure, or travel? Maybe at first you would, but eventually you’d experience the diminishing returns of pleasure and want to contribute your talents and gifts in some way in order to feel fulfilled. Is a life like this possible for yourself? Yes it is. It’s called the life of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur. You CAN elevate your life to this point, and I … Read More »
The idea of “Resistance” came from a book I read while on Christmas vacation a year ago, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. As I was reading it, I knew my life was about to change. Some things resonate so truthfully that if you ignore them you must take full responsibility for your cowardice, accept your impending failure, and say to yourself, “You just ain’t got it kid”. Once the enemy had a name – Resistance, I had to admit that for my entire life up to that point I had always given in to it.
So what is Resistance? It takes so many forms that almost everything is resistance. It’s anything that stops us from doing what we know we should be doing with our lives, things that elevate us, the pursuit of our calling and purpose. It’s the artist that doesn’t paint, the writer that doesn’t write, … Read More »
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!”” – W.H. Murray – Everest climbing mountaineer