10 03, 2014

STOP BEING A PICTHMAN AND START GIVING YOURSELF AWAY

By |March 10th, 2014|BUSINESS, PERSONAL BRANDING, RELATIONSHIPS, SUCCESS|0 Comments|

Give away your knowledge with confidence that the money will fall in your lap.

10 03, 2014

“HAVE NO NEED FOR APPROVAL – IT’S BETTER TO BEG FOR FORGIVENESS THAN PERMISSION.”

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27 09, 2013

GOAL SETTING LIKE A CHAMPION

By |September 27th, 2013|SUCCESS|0 Comments|

All of these ideas words are from the incredible book “With Winning in Mind” by Lenny Bassham.  None of these ideas are my own.

A habit that separates the top five percent of competitors who win from the other 95 percent who just play is the practice of carefully setting goals. Here’s how to do it:
Steps
Step 1 – Determine a goal worth trading your life for.

You must be specific.  The more you can identify exactly what you want, the better your chances of obtaining it.

Step 2 – Decide when you want it.

Putting a time limit on your goals helps you to formulate a plan to achieve them.

Step 3 – List the pay-value.

List all the reasons that are important to you for achieving the goal.  Make certain the goal you set is big enough to change your life.  Set a goal big enough to move you to change your habits or attitudes.

Step 4 – Honestly evaluate the obstacles in your way.

Be […]

4 09, 2013

5 BUSINESS LESSONS FROM ROB DYRDEK

By |September 4th, 2013|BUSINESS, HUSTLERS, SUCCESS|0 Comments|

Rob Dyrdek inspires me.  He skipped college to pursue a career in skateboarding.  He sold MTV on the idea of Rob and Big which ended up becoming one of the most successful shows in the network’s history. He now has 3 TV shows, a professional skateboarding league, he’s involved with 15 brands (at last count), and a Fantasy Factory as an office.

If you’ve ever read up on Dyrdek, or watched any of his interviews on YouTube, you’ll see that a handful of business principles are consistent when he’s asked about how he’s built his empire.  Here are 5 Business Lessons From Rob Dyrdek:

1. Manage Your Expectations
If you expect to land a switch laser the first time you step on a skateboard you’re going to be highly disappointed.  On the flipside, if you grab a board for the first time with the expectation that you’re probably going to fall once or twice, but that it’s going to be a lot […]

2 09, 2013

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ON LABOR DAY

By |September 2nd, 2013|HAPPINESS, SUCCESS|0 Comments|

Here’s a short parable that brings clarity to the “work game” for me.  Happy Labor Day :)

Story:

There’s a fisherman who fishes all day, cooks the fish, eats with his family, plays the guitar with his friends, goes to sleep.

A Harvard MBA comes up to him and says, “you have a great business here. We can expand and sell fish into all the different markets, then franchise and manage a big business.”

The fisherman says, “Why would I want to do that?”

The Harvard MBA says, “well then in 20 years you can have an IPO.”

The fisherman says, “Why would I want to do that?”

The Harvard MBA says, “well then you would have millions of dollars. Imagine what you could do with that money!”

So the fisherman did imagine: he would wake up early, he would fish all day, he would cook the fish for his family, and then he’d go out and play the guitar with his friends.

End of story.