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The Horn and the Dragon

(This post was originally posted in 2012 or so… but I’ve updated a bit. It’s interesting how I find recurring themes in my writings… Common struggles and but also hard fought victories. ) It was the summer between high school and college. Part child and part man was I… Preparing for the unknown future, I […]

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What is “BSDOM?”

My wife chuckled when I told her I made up a word. “Bsdom” I said. She stared inquisitively… I waited to see if she’d figure it out, but she wasn’t in the mood. I began to explain, “It’s the combination of two words.” “BS” + “wisdom” Bsdom! Get it? LOL. ? bsdom |  pronounced: biz ∙ dəm. | noun. definition: 1. circumstantial wisdom […]

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Personal Growth & Leadership Lessons from Hidden Figures

I don’t always extract profound lessons while watching movies but when I do… I am compelled to write about them! ? Personal Growth & Leadership Lessons from Hidden Figures In addition to its entertainment value, Hidden Figures contained intellectually stimulating and powerful life lessons. The movie focused on three brilliant black women who each play […]

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Blaine Oelkers’ Interview – Discusses the Jumpstart Experience, Masterminds, Selfluence, etc.

For years I’ve thought of recording some of the amazing phone conversations I occasionally have with friends, coaches and mentors. Last week I made this a reality. Meet my friend Blaine Oelkers. Blaine Oelkers is a very successful entrepreneur and unique individual. He is the leader of a mastermind group that I’m apart of and […]

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Excerpts from a Powerful Tony Robbins Speech w/Joe Polish and Peter Diamandis

[highlight] WARNING: The following is message could be hazardous to your limiting beliefs[/highlight].  

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3 Simple Reasons to Pay More Attention to Others

So I find myself in the midst of revolution. Maybe it’s just a natural part of maturing or leadership? It’s a type of awakening, which I can’t recall if ever heard anyone talk of. The change is developing a conscious effort to better know the need of others. After many years in what felt like […]

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My INBOUND15 Bold Talk – My Inglorious Feet

Have you ever received the advice or heard the phrase, “use failures as stepping stones to reach higher heights?”  In my INBOUND 2015 Bold Talk for Hubspot, I shares stories of how stuffing the pain of failure can inhibit true growth and ultimate success. 

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The Worst Conversations

When you are critical and judgmental. When you recognize and acknowledge every fault and intention. Even if what you see is true, this ability to bring it to the surface of your attention will initiate destruction. But none of this is the worst part. The worst part is that you never speak any of this […]

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Building Daily Momentum

In your daily sketches you find the motifs for your greatest art. In your daily blogs you develop the substance of your book. In your daily acts of affection, she finds the building materials for your house of love. Don’t put off the small stuff. Don’t refuse the momentum built from doing what’s important – […]

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Don’t Be an Original

[Tweet “Don’t try to be an original, just be yourself.”] Originality is a relative term. Meaning you’ll have to compare yourself to others in order to know whether or not you’re different. But why should you take extra effort comparing and differentiating when you can just be you? The most impactful you can be is […]