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mind

Distractions From Creating

Why do I do this to myself? For the second time this week I broke my own rules, conditions, and barriers and gave into the magnetic pull of morning distractions… Here are just a few of my morning temptations: My phone (texts and calls) Twitter and Linkedin (Not sure why I just hit refresh over […]

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leadership

Having an Ownership Mentality

For a few years I worked for Tom. He was nearing retirement, but previously held some of the top executive jobs at different retailers. The period I worked for him was at the end of his career when he was leading a single store location. I respected Tom from day one. His experience spoke for […]

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books

Writing and Building an Audience with James Altucher

Each week James Altucher hosts a Q&A on Twitter. A lot of folks ask James questions about writing and building an audience and I have been saving my favorite answers. Here are the top twelve! “Just keep writing. Write 2-3 hours a day. The best way to get feedback is to write good stuff that […]

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books

Finding My Virginity

Every entrepreneur should pickup a copy of Richard Branson’s book, Finding My Virginity. This book is full of gold nuggets for business owners. And it is hilarious too! Because of this book I was actually able to make some decisions and take my business into a more clear direction.  Before, I was always afraid to […]

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spiritual

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough – Update

Four days last week I went without all food and drank only water, completing my first ever Daniel Fast. It was the first time I’ve fasted as a means for practicing a spiritual discipline first and physical health benefits second. I thought it was going to be a revolutionary fast and that I would feel […]

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spiritual

Read Ye Bible

Yesterday I failed and my long-time streak of reading the Bible everyday was over. Ouch! Everyday (I guess I should say almost everyday?) I read at least one proverb, five psalms, and a few chapters from one of the gospels (Matthew, John, Luke, and Mark). When I do this every single day, in one month […]

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leadership

What is Wrong with Having Favorites?

When I lead a team at Best Buy I spent a disproportionate amount of time with top performers and hardly any with under performers. I played favorites and I am proud of it. This is unusual because I have observed that most mangers spend their time with the weak team members because they oftentimes are […]

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books mind

As a Man Thinketh

A couple of years ago I thankfully realized that my mind had fallen into an endless cycle of judgement. Strangers I passed on the street were too overweight, dressed in a distracting way, were lazy, or raising their children poorly, my family was focused on the wrong things, unhealthy, victims of their own mindset, and […]

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spiritual

God Loves Me Exactly As I Am

This morning while I was completing a hollotropic breath work session from the Soma Awareness 21-day program my eyes welled up in tears as I was connecting with the divine within, the Holy Spirit.  I could feel an ounce of God’s love and it felt amazing! Here I am, someone that is imperfect with many […]

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body books spiritual

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

The Bible is full of examples of fasting and our modern western Christian culture has all but lost most of them. My friend Trent Holbert suggested I read the book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, by Elmer L. Towns, and boy am I glad he did! This book has examples of nine different fasts based on […]