What Pisses You Off?

When it comes to motivation, a lot of people talk about what gives them the warm fuzzies. And that’s all well and good. However, today…I want to talk about something that pisses you off. Because sometimes…what pisses you off is a bigger motivator than what is warm and pleasant. Let me explain. There is a pain and pleasure principle. Tony Robbins has talked about it for years. And the point of it is this, what are you motivated by? Pain…or…

The Crossover

The CrossoverThere comes a point in your career where you find yourself staring at some big, gnarly bridge. On the other side of the bridge is more growth, more people to work with and more adventure. But the bridge is scary because you’ve never been there before. You are left with a choice. You can cross the bridge or you can turn back around and stay exactly where you are.   To illustrate my point, allow me to share with you…

You Can’t Work With Everybody (Some People Will Just Tick You Off)

no-people-pleaserWhen you first started your business, you were probably eager to work with any Tom, Dick and Harry that walked into your office. After all, bills had to be paid and beggars can’t be choosers, right? Wrong! I’m here to tell you that you CAN’T work with everybody. There are some people, no matter how much you may need the money, you should not work with. Let me give you an example.   For over ten years, I owned a…

Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone—Told by a Recluse

comfort zoneWe all have a comfort zone. You have one, I have one; everybody you know or will know has a comfort zone. Your comfort zone is that area of your life where you feel at ease, in control, and…well…comfortable. Your comfort zone is where you pretty much do the things you’ve always done. Well, as the old saying goes; if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had. But your comfort zone also prevents…

Get The Heck Out Of Your Own Way

shane boydHave you ever had a wicked awesome idea, then tell yourself twenty reasons why it won’t work? Or maybe you had a wicked awesome idea, began to take action, then suddenly stopped, lost interested or just sabotaged the whole dang thing. Or worse yet, may you had an idea, took action on it, failed…then never tried it again. If any of those things happened to you, then you are not alone. It doesn’t mean you’re weird. It doesn’t mean you’re…