My Top 5 Books of All-Time (So Far)

books reading Nov 15, 2019

I love reading or listening to audiobooks.

In fact, my dream job would be to just read books every day, all day and then either write articles or create videos about what I've read.

But wait...there's more.

I'd like to be paid one million dollars a month to so and to be able to travel the world, staying in the nicest hotels and eating the best food and meeting the best people on this planet of ours. All expenses paid.

Okay...I'll buy the books!

Seriously, I love books. Which is odd because I hated doing so when I was in school (many years ago).

I'm not sure what happened but I'm very glad the switch flipped.

However, I don't read as much as I'd like to. In 2018, I read/listened to 43 books and so far in 2019 (as of November 15), I've read/listened to 30 books. Unfortunately, I didn't begin to track my reading until 2018 (faceplant!).

Now, before I reveal my current all-time top 5 books (who am I kidding, you already skipped ahead, didn't you? LOL), let me point out that I will...

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Bringing Out the Best in Others - Brandy Henry

podcast Nov 14, 2019

After years of doubting herself, Brandy is now investing in her own business and having success. She came to see that taking the risk was better than living with regret. Brandy has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling. Though she loves business, she found that corporate life was not for her. After years of teaching and counseling in higher education then homeschooling her children, Brandy realized it was time to have her own project that lived or died on her abilities. She's glad she did.

In this episode, we talk about how to bring out the best in others and yourself. 

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4 Ways to Embrace Positivity

motivation podcast Nov 13, 2019

Today, I want to talk to you about positivity. More specifically, I want to give you four ways, four big ideas on how you can embrace positivity and reject negativity.

Now number one, this probably comes as absolutely no surprise to you: stop watching the news. Now when I say stop watching the news, I don't just mean your local news or Fox News or CNN or MSNBC. I mean, all news everywhere, including social media.

So you know, when you go to the trending tab on Twitter, you look at the trending stuff on Facebook. No news.

You know you shouldn't do this, but I know you're like, does he really say no news? Yes. No news. I have been doing this for about six weeks now and let me tell you, just a couple days after I started my news fast, holy macaroni, I felt so much better. Better attitude, more productivity.

Now I don't want you to stop just there at stop watching the news. You have friends at work, and who you hang out with who say, "hey, did you hear what happened in Washington? Did...

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The Power of Motivation - Mark Terrell

podcast Nov 12, 2019

After 30 years of building, running and selling a family retail business, Mark Terrell had time to reflect on what went well and what not so well. He realized that he was unprepared for leadership so he set out to find what he should’ve been doing. Mark now helps what he calls The Reluctant Leaders of the World with the mindset, process, and skills needed to leave a lasting legacy.

In this episode, we discuss how to get motivated when you aren't and how to solve the problem of being motivated at a conference.

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Every Day Means Every Day

August 29, 2017.

That's the day I began my run streak. When I committed to running at least one mile every day for the rest of my life.

But let me go back to August 25-29. When Hurricane Harvey was pounding the Houston area with over 51 inches of rain.

During the storm, when there was water everywhere, I happened upon an article on Runners World's website titled something along the lines of, "What I Learned From Running At Least One Mile a Day Every Day For 250 Days".

After I read the article, I got inspired and thought, "I can do that".

And as soon as Harvey left and my street drained of the water (fortunately, our house was not flooded), I began my run streak.

On November 6, 2019...I hit 800 days.

Eight. Hundred. Days!

And in case you're wondering, I posted this article on November 7th and the streak is still alive: 801 days.

Some people, over the years, have suggested I take a day off.

Um, excuse me? What part of "every day" don't you understand?

I don't run to maintain my...

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The Power of Emotions - Purdeep Sangha

podcast Nov 07, 2019

Purdeep is widely known as “The Mentor For Men In Business” and teaches men how to win in business & life. His personal mission is to help men live more fulfilling lives, have passionate relationships and raise happy families. As an entrepreneur, husband and father, Purdeep knows exactly how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. After studying and working with some of the most successful men for two decades, Purdeep has developed a proprietary system showing men how to unlock their full potential to become limitless.

In this episode, we talk about the power emotions have on not only your success but in your everyday life.


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5 Distractions and 5 Solutions

podcast Nov 06, 2019

Distractions are everywhere in our world today. If you were to stop and make a record of every distraction you dealt with throughout your day, that’s all you would do.

I’ve identified five of the biggest distractions that nearly everyone deals with. If you’re not part of the worldwide web, not only are you not reading these words, but you don’t deal with at least three of the five. But you still, well, what am I saying…you’re not even reading this article!

For the rest of the world, here are my top five distractions and one solution for each. Of course, there are more solutions but I wanted to give you one solution to each so you could get started.


In case you’re not aware, social media is designed to keep you on whatever platform forever. Or at least until you die. And perhaps even after that.

It is a big part of our lives, no doubt.

Before I give you my solution, there are two aspects to using social media:

  • Consuming...
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How to Move the Ball in Your Life with Jen Garrett

podcast Nov 05, 2019

Jen is the author of Move the Ball and high-performance expert who helps people and companies move the ball forward in business and in life. Jen does this by using frameworks and lessons from the sport of American football, coupled with her experience as an Army lawyer and working in executive-level positions in multiple Fortune 100 companies. Jen also works with professional athletes and military service members to be successful both on and off the field.

In this episode, we discuss strategies on how you can move the ball in your life.


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A Powerful Conversation About LinkedIn With Teddy Burriss

podcast Oct 31, 2019

Teddy Burriss transitioned from a serial IT Professional to a Social Media Strategist focused on using LinkedIn as a business tool back in 2010. Today, beyond the LinkedIn training and coaching he provides entrepreneurs, small to medium business owners and enterprise teams, he is also a Leadership Coach and Volunteer Career Coach.

Being effective on LinkedIn is not difficult once you know how and a big strategy that Teddy shares is to make your content TRUHE. So much gold on this episode. Listen, apply and win.

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Stop Trusting Your Brain and Be More Productive

podcast Oct 30, 2019

As a productivity expert, I have a lot of tips for how to become more productive. But without a doubt, my #1 tip is to help your brain by capturing everything you need to remember to do someplace…immediately.

Why is it so important to capture thoughts immediately?

You’ve probably heard of Murphy’s Law: whatever can go wrong, will. But my productivity version of this is: that which you need to remember the most is the first thing you’ll forget.

Am I saying that you’ll always forget these important things? Of course not. But what I am saying is that the risk is there. Why take a chance?

Here are four ideas for helping your brain out so that your productivity doesn’t suffer.


Whenever any idea pops into your brain, I want you to capture it either in a dedicated notebook or a planner immediately. I can’t say this strongly enough: don’t wait to do this. The longer you wait, the likelihood...

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