“The first step to shedding this mask is, in a way, just embracing that fact. Just give yourself enough gut-check moments about the kind of behavior you see around you. It isn’t enough to see it; you’ve got to see it and then have a reaction that’s more critical than complimentary.” - Lewis Howes Honestly,... Continue Reading →
Stephen Covey: Application Suggestions: Emotional Bank Account, Empathy, Closing Your Ears, Autobiographical Responses
It's time to apply what we've already learned about in the blog post: The Emotional Bank Account, with our daily lives. This has to be the Top 5 most viewed blog on my website. My guess is it's providing a significant amount of feedback, and like a lot of writers and other YouTubers out there, they never... Continue Reading →
Leave People Behind
Boy, I had a very wild thought yesterday and realized how come I am where I am and my family isn't. I've tried a number of times to get them out of their rut, but I couldn't be the rescue 911 hero. i needed to go through the door first without carrying all of that... Continue Reading →
Put A “Stop Loss” Order On Your Worries: Visa Madness Turned Multiple Trips
I covered this particular podcast a long time ago, but this has transformed COMPLETELY the way I view situations. Putting a stop-loss on something can range from a unreliable friend that shows up late to meals, to dealing with mundane tasks. If there's something that's bugging you, put a stop-loss on it, figure it out within... Continue Reading →
Acknowledge Your Positive Past: Part II – Thank Your Family, Job, & Circumstances
My mother, who took four children in all by herself, did a magnificent job at parenting. My mother, who hasn't spoken or communicated with me via voice in 5 years, doesn't really care about me. Can you see the difference? We often times point out the negatives of our past, but it's really time to... Continue Reading →
Stephen Covey: Force Field Analysis – Restraining Forces vs. Driving Forces
Sociologist Kurt Lewin developed a "Force Field Analysis" model in which he described any current level of performance or being as a state of equilibrium between the driving forces that encourage upward movement and the restraining forces that discourse it. So, in dumb English, driving forces are generally positive, reasonable, logical, conscious, and economic. Restraining... Continue Reading →
You’re Either Positive; Or You’re Negative
Family After going through a journey back home to America in 2012, meeting some of the most magnificent people in Thailand, Japan, and Hawaii, you could imagine how high I was on Cloud 9. I felt like I had conquered everything. I was really unsure of my whereabouts over the ensuing months, but I was... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life: It’s A Little Foggy + Heart Talk Achieved!
Oh, yes! Welcome back to another edition of the wheel of life, which is coming about 5 days earlier from when I normally debut it. I'm grateful as hell, regardless of all the things I've been through, but I do believe I've been looking in the wrong places. Over the course of this month, it's... Continue Reading →
Wheel of Life – January 2018: We’re Back!
For those wonderful beings tuning in for the first time, this is an excellent exercise that I use on a monthly basis to figure out where I'm standing in different categories of my life; moreover, if I'm creating balance, or neglecting particular categories. This helps me out tremendously. Here are my scores for the month.... Continue Reading →
Darren Hardy: Associations – Who’s Influencing You?
Who do you spend the most time with? Honestly, ask yourself this question because within it lies the answer to all your sorrows. Are you constantly around negative people? Do I have to bring this up AGAIN? You are who your closest five friends are. Just do me a favor and drop one loser friend... Continue Reading →