How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

Wright Brothers

Because others have more or better opportunities doesn’t mean you’re without your own opportunities. Success requires that you take advantage of what you have available to you. Don’t get distracted by your disadvantages. What others do is nothing more than noise holding you back from doing what you must to become a success. We can … Read more How the Wright Brothers can make you a success

My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

Studio

I made my first podcast appearance today. Sara Causey of The Causey Consulting Podcast had me on for an episode that dropped today. The episode is short, clocking in at about 19 minutes. But I talk fast, so we manage to spit out a lot of useful information. During this episode, we talk about: Strength … Read more My Appearance on The Causey Consulting Podcast

You Need to Know Life’s Dirty Little Secret

Resistance

Here’s a little secret. It’s something we used to know and understand. But as the entitlement culture’s virus has spread, we’ve forgotten it. The secret is this: Life isn’t fair. Some people enjoy shaming others because they were born with some advantage. While others love to play the victim card at every opportunity. All because … Read more You Need to Know Life’s Dirty Little Secret

The 2 Items Your Success Toolbox Needs

Peanut butter on bread

You can take advantage of many books, programs, and seminars to add new tools to your success toolbox. Everything from copywriting to mindset training is available. But the truth is, the two most vital tools in your toolbox are patience and persistence. The Great Peanut Butter Crisis of 2020 For something like ten days, I … Read more The 2 Items Your Success Toolbox Needs

What Everybody Ought to Know About Luck and Opportunity

Luck & Opportunity

We must take advantage of opportunities if we want success. But, does that mean we should sit idle, waiting for luck? Or can we do something to attract opportunity? How you answer that question says a lot about you as a person. And it has a huge impact on your chance for success. One of … Read more What Everybody Ought to Know About Luck and Opportunity

Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

pinball

Life has a unique capacity to throw bad situations at us when we least expect it. Or good opportunities. It depends on our outlook. Last summer, I was still a brainless drone in the cubicle-zombie collective. That’s when I had a conflict with a supervisor over an ethical issue. My supervisor did something unethical on … Read more Be Smarter Than the Average Pinball

Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Hard work

I used to have a regular cubicle-zombie job. I got up every morning and dragged myself to an office where management encourages mediocrity. Because of that, I felt trapped in a never-ending case study on the Dunning-Kruger effect. Working for other people leaves me with a sense of not having control over my life. It … Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Care About Your Safe Space

Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

Perfection is stagnation

I started blogging in November 2019. And I have a problem. It’s not the writing. I’ve always enjoyed letting my thoughts spew all over the place. Putting words on the screen is easy. I want the perfect blog post. I want the strongest first and last sentence for every paragraph. A catchy introduction is a … Read more Well, I’ll Be. So That’s How They Do It!

I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

Sleeping Tiger

What if I told you there’s a way to unleash your high-performance potential? And it won’t cost you anything but your time. No drugs, doctor visits, or overpriced Internet guru mastermind required. And when I say high performer, I mean top performer across the board: physical and mental. You’ll crank up everything. From your health … Read more I Hate to Tell You This: But You Need to Sleep (sleep part 2)

I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits

Time

I’m new to social media. Sharing anything online isn’t my idea of fun. I’d rather endure an eternity of IRS audits than deal with social media. But, here’s the deal. I love working on my blog. And I love the idea of making a living online. After decades of dependence on an employer, I’m done. … Read more I Would Rather Endure Eternal IRS Audits