it’s not sexy

We’re promised easy.

On television; in social media.

The 3 keys to a 6-figure business; the day trading program that will make you millions; the 1 secret to a steamy relationship; lose 7 pounds in 7 days.

Add a 1000 leads with this one webinar tip; use this bot to exponentially grow your LinkedIn connections.

You too can enjoy overnight success if you do just this one (more) thing; if you buy just this one (more) program.

We’d love it to be easy. But it’s not.

It all takes work.

Jim Rohn said, “Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” The problem is that the fundamentals aren’t flashy or sexy.

That’s what this week’s video is about.

Do what others won’t so that you can enjoy what others never will.
When you’re ready to take your business to the next level, email me:

I don’t share this very often

The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that you have the freedom and the flexibility to… work whatever 18 hours of the day you want.

Culturally we’re encouraged to work. All of the time.

Our technology colludes to support this.

We’re always on.


But it’s not sustainable.

That’s what this week’s video is about. Go here to check it out:

You maintain your car.

Don’t forget to do what you need to do for you.


Most of us can get stuff done. Most of us can wrestle stuff to the ground. We can perform. But how do you sustain that over time without getting burned out? If you want help with this, let’s connect. Email me:

I’m getting schooled

It’s really easy to get comfortable in our particular areas of expertise. In fact, it seems as if the more we know, the scarier it is to venture into the areas we don’t know.

We like to protect our egos. Our facades feel safe.

Not knowing is uncomfortable; humbling even.

That’s what this week’s video is about. Check it out by going here:

Be a life-long learner: That’s what will keep you vibrant and alive.

Get uncomfortable. You’ll be glad you did.
Want some help pushing the edges? I can help. Email me:

This One Thing Will Make You MUCH More Productive

This is a popular time of the year to take a vacation. Except that a lot of folks don’t.

Last year, there were about 169 million unused paid vacation days that were forfeited by U.S. workers, amounting to over 52 billion dollars in lost benefits. Forty percent of workers will leave paid vacation days unused this year.

Culturally, in many organizations, workers are explicitly or implicitly discouraged from using their vacation time. On my first day at The Big Law Firm, my mentor said to me, “You get three weeks of vacation.” And then he lowered his voice, looked me square in the eyes and said, “But no one ever takes them.”

This is dumb. GoAway

Vacations help you to:

  • Recharge
  • Refocus
  • Re-boot

The Huffington Post reports an internal study of Ernst and Young employees in which it was found that “for every additional 10 hours of vacation an employee took, his or her performance ratings went up by 8 percent — nearly 1 percent per day of vacation. That means companies where employees are leaving two and three and four weeks of vacation on the table are foregoing an enormous productivity boost.”

Tony Schwartz, CEO of the Energy Project, says that “the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less.”

We know that, in athletics and physical training, rest and recovery are keys to peak performance. For some reason, though, we pretend that this principle is not applicable to our work lives. So we just keep on going like hamsters on a wheel; which results in stress, burnout and poor productivity.

When you take a vacation – a real vacation (yes, that means away from the tether of your computer and your smartphone) – you come back rested, refreshed and ready to take on the world.

So go.

And if you decide to forfeit your days, please give them to me. I promise that I’ll put them to good use.


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