Feb 10

There’s a lot to be said about hustling. You will find that a lot of “hustlers” brag on their ability to take a beating and “do what it takes,” but is that something to brag about? Their life is not really enviable, is it? It’s not enough to hustle, just like it’s not enough to be self-employed. – which people brag about quite a bit. Speaking from experience, a good number of people who brag about having their own thing are not doing as well as they would have you believe. Remember, entrepreneurship is a lonely journey. After several years of writing my own checks and grinding out 12 hour workdays, the idea of “being my own boss,” paled in comparison to the idea of “getting out.” I never bragged about my hustling but I know that a lot of people envied me for “setting my own… [Read more]

Jun 22
man complaining to his wife

Do not bring me a complaint without having a solution to go along with it. Do NOT bring me a complaint without having a solution to go along with it. Repeat this to yourself, your staff, and the people in your life that have shown signs of that disease called woebeme. Stop whining, stop whinging, be solution-oriented, nobody cares. Harsh? Of course it is. Necessary? Yeah, if you want to be a successful person. The spirit of innovation starts with finding solutions for complex problems. It’s from that essence that entrepreneurship is born. It glows bright, energizes you, and even if you’re on the chain gang of a Corporate company, others will see it. You become an answer-man, as opposed to a complainer. Nobody likes a complainer Is it me, or does it seem like our sex comes into play with the way we view… [Read more]

Feb 17
Beautiful woman takes off mask

When people come together anonymously and call themselves a community it can become very confusing as to who is genuine. We see it on social media more than anything else but forums has always been the king of this activity. The hive mind is built by the most vocal members and before long the lesser drones begin to echo their mantra as if it was fact. This happens on any forum that you visit across the internet, even within a blog community–through the comment section. You get a handful of opinionated regulars that speak on a subject to the point where they become assumed authorities on it. People get used to their answers and before long they develop a following. Why is it so easy for us to do this? Us of course being the vocal, frequent-visiting, knowers of everything. I’ve seen people on forums spin… [Read more]

Feb 02

Does it seem like you can never catch a break? That every time you take 3 steps forward you wind up being thrown 5 steps back? Well here is a story about winning against all odds. Many of us might have seen the Disney movie “Secretariat” a while ago, and I caught the tail end on TV a few weeks ago. It left me feeling so inspired about what it takes to win.  This is the story of a beautiful 2-year old chestnut horse (lovingly nick-named “Big red” by his groom), who as a 1-to-10 favorite, came from the rear to win two important derbies by two and a half lengths in under 2 minutes. However, his true worth was to be tested in the Belmont Stakes (1973), a 1.5 mile run, which would be longest race of his career. Well it was believed that… [Read more]

Jan 14

Imagine that you come home from a long, stressful day of work, and you walk inside of your house to find that you’re in The Twilight Zone. Your vision blurs, you lose your balance, and you end up in a long hallway lined with doors. The hallway seems to go on forever, and when you try one of the doors it opens up to a large 60″ television, an assortment of game systems–with games–and the cushiest seat known to man. Sounds awesome, right? The next door has a new PC, fast internet, and your Facebook profile is beckoning you to hop on and engage with friends and family. You close the door fast (that Facebook crack rock is mean!), now understanding that the doors all lead to comfortable, fun things, but you want to know what’s at the end of the hall. As you start down the hall peeking into… [Read more]

Jan 06

I’ll never forget it, the time when I drove for miles out of town to see a girlfriend—that invited me out there—and ended up spending three days watching television, walking around town by myself, and feeling salty in general. Why? She had a dude in town that she was messing with. I found this out by talking to the dude—bros gotta talk—when I saw him and figured that something was off about the situation. I ended up driving home after cussing this girl out, and although we’re still cool, I will never forget it. I can laugh about it now, but at the time she was the devil to me, and I always wondered why she bothered to invite me out there when it was obvious that our thing was over. Recently I added a similar situation to my newest book “Re-Wired“, and it was… [Read more]

Dec 03

Many of you have talents, both evident and hidden within you, but you fear taking action to present them to the world. You look at the people who act, and you say “I wish I could do that”, or “One day I will do that”, but time has never been about uplifting the doubtful. People don’t help, especially if they know that they can sway you towards the negative, and many of us aren’t born with enough of that fire to push past everything and strive to ascend. This does not mean that you should accept that being stagnant is your fate. I will not sit here and pretend to know the answer for motivation, and enabling action, but I can tell you that failure is not as devastating as you think it is. Failure is a part of the game, and while success is what… [Read more]

Jul 14

You’ve heard it before, hell every male has heard it before, but in practice you may have tried it and failed miserably. How do you show confidence without coming off as a total douche to the opposite sex? Well if you have to ask, chances are you haven’t been doing well in this department.  Confidence is second nature to a truly confident person,  it is shown in his walk, his talk and the way he performs in every day life. So the question really should be, “how do I become confident?” Here are a few tips to help you along the path: Do not evaluate yourself through the eyes of others When you look to others to give you confirmation in your life, you end up missing out on personal choices that could have made you happy. It will also allow you to become motivated by mediocrity. If… [Read more]