Story About Hot Dogs, A Traumatized Uncle and the Awkwardness of Success

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This week I talk about Success and success (two different things) by telling the story of grilling hot dogs with my traumatized uncle. This episode all came from an article I was reading a couple of days ago about success. There was a great line in the article that talked about forward movement requiring Intention and Effort AND Awkwardness. It was the awkwardness that jumped off the page for me because it is so true!! There is not a success that has ever been succeeded successfully without some form of messy or awkward or failure. So, why is it that …

Story About A Naked King, A Smart Kid And The Price of Vanity

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This week I wanted to share a fairy tale about a naked king, a smart kid and the price of vanity. The story is The Emperor’s New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen. If you’re not familiar, it’s about a very vain ruler who gets swindled into thinking a new outfit will show who in his kingdom is unfit for office or unusually stupid. The story is about how simple it is for someone to play your ego, your vanity to their advantage while at the same time making you look like a fool. Some topics I talk about include: Are …

A Story About Crabs, Asking Permission and Doing Your Thing

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This week’s show is all about how we mistakenly seek out permission to make big changes in our life and how crabs can teach us a lot about breaking free and doing our own thing. Some stuff I talk about: How Red in the Shawshank Redemption perfectly shows how we become programmed to ask permission instead of just doing our own thing Why you make decisions now that are based on your childhood and how it’s keeping you from growing and doing the things your want to do with your life How the most successful people in the world bust …

How Are You Failing the Test When You Have All the Answers?

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It’s all about the Answers … If you wanted to change your life…to go in a different direction…to follow that dream job or find that dream relationship…you could do it…right now! So, why hasn’t it happened? With all of the self-help books and seminars and podcasts and millions of motivational memes populating your news feed everyday spelling out how to go about changing your life…why haven’t you done it yet? You have all the answers…why do you keep failing the test? This week is all about letting you know that you are definitely not alone…the self-help industry makes $10 Billion …

A Box of Legos and the Art of Starting Over

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This week’s episode is how a box of Legos taught me the art of starting over. This episode wasn’t supposed to be…I did another completely different show on being the adult in the room. However, after finishing the whole show I realized it was terrible, but I was too disappointed in myself to just trash it and start over…until… …I remembered when I was young and how I built this huge Lego fort. But as I was just about to finish, I realized I built it wrong…and without blinking… …I demolished my fort…down to the foundation…and didn’t care. It was …

Free Books, Hospital Coffee and Finding Your Groove

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This week’s story is all about pressing play again on your life after you’ve had to pause it for a more important reason. Now, I’m not saying your life right now isn’t important, or that your “purpose journey” shouldn’t be a priority… …I’m saying, sometimes life throws a big one at you that needs to take priority over everything else…and in my case, it was my daughter getting Leukemia. It doesn’t have to be as severe as a blood cancer, but whatever big thing happens in your life that takes your focus off your purpose journey, just remember to… Never …

A Story About The Dentist, The Hoover Dam and A Life Changed Overnight

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This week I share a very personal story about what just happened to me while I was away on a small spring break trip to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. It’s a story about my daughter…about her going to dentist because of some bleeding gum issues that led to her getting some blood work done… …to her getting an urgent call from her doctor …to me getting an urgent call while standing in the middle of the Hoover Dam …to her life changed overnight. The main points of the story I really want to share with you are… 1. …

A Story About Ego, Basketball and the Rules of Life

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This episode, I share a story from my book about my idiot ego, a basketball announcing job and how important is it to know the rules of the game you are playing. The reason I share this story is because life is a game and if you don’t know the rules then you’ll never be able to play at your maximum potential. It’s a lot harder to win a game when you don’t know the rules and how to use them in your favor. This story is a quick little metaphor about how most people go through life thinking they …

The Formula to Create Your Maximum Impact

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Short and sweet this week as I dive into the formula to create maximum impact in your life. Social media is painting the wrong picture about how to take your talents and become a wide-scale impact on the world. Just because some 19 year old drop-out developed some random app and now he’s flaunting his billions doesn’t mean you have to force your way into a particular career or put yourself in a position where you have to compromise on your ethics in order to become a high level influencer. When it comes down to it, the old way is …

A Story About a Restaurant, A Song and An Exploding Comfort Bubble

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This week I share the story of the event that shaped who I am today. Long ago I attended a seminar that was so emotionally deep that I decided I would try to fake my way through. Unfortunately, the facilitator saw right through my little scheme and called me out. What she made me do on Day 2 of the seminar while the entire group was having lunch at a restaurant was the craziest thing I had ever done… …and it ended up completely changing the direction of my life and shaping who I am and what I do today. …