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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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Hacking Pareto (80/20) with a Quaterly Clarity Assessment

Many of us have heard of the ultimate productivity principle, the Pareto Rule. ▶︎ But how do you actually apply it? Re: the Pareto Principle? Originally applied to economics, the Pareto Principle stated 80% of the wealth of a nation was owned by 20% of it’s people. For the lateral thinker, this principle finds use […]

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Fear Wrapped Up in “Wisdom”

Lately, I have been feeling constantly busy. And thus, my number one goal is the removal of the busyness, ie. getting stuff knocked out. But getting “unbusy” is only short-term immediate relief, not necessary moving me closer to my design or purpose. I thought it was wisdom to build the habit of saying “no” in order […]

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Are You a Wasteful Information Gatherer?

I’m an avid learner. I read blogs and emails, follow tweets and love hearing the latest great ideas. When running or driving you’ll often find me listening to podcasts or audiobooks via audible.com.  But in my pursuit to die empty, i.e. live with focus — intimately and daily connected to what’s really important, I am reminded […]

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Conscious Living (an offshoot of ‘conscious spending’ by @ramit)

I really like Ramit Sethi’s book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich. This Wednesday, I’ll be posting my own book review, but today I want to talk about one idea called, conscious spending. Or better yet, a derivative of that concept that I’m calling conscious living. Conscious spending falls in the category of budgeting. The basic […]

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Doing Nothing and Functional Atheism

Is doing something better than nothing?Is action always better than inactivity? I recently remembered the phase: ‘functional atheism’. With thoughts always on doing something, productivity and success, there naturally becomes an abstinence on the reality and involvement of God. If we stop doing, does that mean nothing is happening? We may believe that God exists, […]