Don't Judge Me For Flying First Class firstclass motivation Jun 20, 2022

Recently, I had to take a flight and decided, for the first time in my life, to fly First Class.

Now, you would think that this would be no big deal.

And for most people, it wouldn't be.

Certainly not all.

I had a few people (mainly family members, which should have been my first clue) question this "unnecessary expense."

At first, I found myself becoming defensive by their questions.

Then I realized that I don't owe them or anyone any explanation for my choosing to fly First Class.

None. At....

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Just Stop Already motivation Apr 25, 2022

Stop.

You need to stop working, working, working, working, working.

We live in a society that is 24/7/365.

I am old enough to remember that at midnight, the television stations would play the national anthem here in America, and they would go off the air until five or six o'clock in the morning. There was no cable, satellite, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok.

There were only four television stations back in the day: ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. Fox was even a...

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Stop Thinking, Start Talking! encouragement inspiration motivation Apr 06, 2022

"You will create the conditions you talk about."

That statement was made at the start of the 2022 10X Growth Con. Unfortunately, I don't remember who said it, but at least I captured the idea!

"You will create the conditions you talk about."

Wow!

If you want things (dreams, goals) to materialize in your life, you need to stop thinking about them and start talking about them.

A lot.

To anyone and everyone.

As an evangelical Christian, I don't subscribe to karma or the secret, but I...

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How Running Every Day Makes Me More Productive motivation productivity Aug 27, 2021

Over the weekend of August 25th to 28th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped an incredible 51" of rain on Houston, Texas.

During the storm, I happened across an article on Runner's World's website along the lines of "What I learned from running at least one mile every day for 250 days."

After reading it, I remember thinking to myself, "I could run a mile a day."

According to my records (because I'm a nerd like that), I ran off and on starting in 2015.

But certainly not daily.

As of March 29, 2022,...

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How to Take Your Life to a Whole 'Notha Level books motivation Aug 16, 2021

I like to read.

A lot.

In 2018 (the first year I started tracking the books I read), I read 43 books.

2019, 34.

And in 2020, 37.

In 2021, I read 45 books.

As much as I like reading, not all books are good. But a few are GREAT!

One great book I've listened to three times and have read twice is Grant Cardone's bestselling book, The 10X Rule (affiliate link).

Except for the Bible (the best book ever written), I've not read another book more than twice.

So, me consuming The...

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The Challenge of Summer motivation Jul 24, 2021

Ah, summer!

As a Houston, Texas resident since 1997, I have had a love/hate relationship with this time of year.

I'm writing this on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The temperature will soar to 96 today with a heat index (what the heat will feel like on the human body) of 106.

Shortly after I post this, around 7:15 am, I'll be heading out on my daily run.

Today will be my 1,426th consecutive day of running at least one mile.

Summers are, well, I don't particularly appreciate running during the...

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The Cure for Feeling Stuck motivation Jul 04, 2021

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Are you sick of feeling like you're a hamster on a wheel?

I've got you.

No matter where or who you are.

Before I give you the "magic" solution, let me tell you my story.

I was fired in July of 2005. From then until the end of 2020, I made $40,000.

Not a year.

Total.

I share that with you because I have this theory that I can't prove as I don't have the desire to pay for a study to be conducted. I believe that Pareto's Principle is alive and...

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Just Do It (Nike Has it Right) motivation Jun 22, 2021

Nike's slogan, Just Do It, was first used by the company in 1988.

Today, it's a part of our vernacular.

While a pithy and powerful slogan, it is definitely easier said than done.

Think for a moment of the list of "shoulds" you've accumulated in your mind over the years.

I love how Tony Robbins puts it: we're shoulding all over ourselves.

Isn't it time you stopped shoulding and start doing?

Time to:

  • stop thinking about getting a new job instead of thinking about how you no longer...
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What to Do When You’re Stuck motivation overwhelmed productivity Mar 31, 2020

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Have you ever felt stuck? I mean, you KNEW what to do...you even had a list. But you just couldn't get going?

I had a coaching call recently with a client who was struggling because they were stuck.

This particular client was very smart. They had the list of things they had to do. But at some point between the list and the action, they got stuck. They were getting stuck with the decision.

"What...

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Sometimes Ya Gotta Get Out the Jackhammer motivation productivity Nov 22, 2019

Have you ever been around a jackhammer when it was being used?

Then you know how loud it is!

Today, as I type these words, we are having foundation work done on our house. One of the "benefits" of living in Houston, Texas!

They had to install two new piers in our garage and...oh my goodness was it loud!

Fortunately, it didn't take too long and they were done.

But as I listened and watched them jackhammer our garage floor, I got to thinking: are there any areas in my life...

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4 Ways to Embrace Positivity motivation podcast positivity 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...

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Every Day Means Every Day encouragement inspiration motivation Nov 07, 2019

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...

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