Category Archives: Motivation

Creating a Plan for an Amazing 2017 (and Life)

by on Dec 10 2016

I have an incredibly blessed life… it’s been part luck and a lot of hard work. But there’s more – I’ve also PLANNED this life out step-by-step. Here’s the process I use each year to create an amazing life…


It’s super important to have an effective goal-setting process in place. It’s a big part of living a truly amazing life and creating the impact that you want. This isn’t necessarily easy work to do – maybe that’s why most people don’t do it.

Here are some tips and strategies to keep you moving in the right direction:

Don’t underestimate the power of having an effective planning process – one that you come back to on a regular basis and that you continually tweak and improve.

Think deeply about how your personal life and business life work together and enrich each other. There’s a reason they call our kind of work creating a “lifestyle business.”

Always begin your planning process with a positive focus. One great way to do this is by celebrating your wins. This is helpful because you can’t create from a depleted emotional and mental state. (And this goal-setting process IS creative work!)

Start by identifying the “big rocks” — your most important and non-negotiable projects and activities — and putting them in place first. Then you’ll still have plenty of room to fit in smaller goals and activities. (It doesn’t work if you start with the smaller stuff — there won’t be any room left over to deal with the most important items.)

Identify the primary roles in your life, and for each of them create a vision for where you want to be in the coming year. Then use this vision for each role to help formulate actionable goals.

Don’t be too hard on yourself – you probably won’t achieve all of your goals every year. But if you follow this planning process and strive to follow through, then even though you don’t hit all your goals… you WILL create an amazing life.

The Most Important “Success Tip” You’ll Ever Get

by on Nov 26 2016

If you want to achieve success, you can’t get there through willpower, positive thinking, or motivational seminars. Those things are great – but if you rely on them, they’ll fail you in the end. Here’s the one thing you need to do…

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Want success? You can’t get there through willpower, positive thinking, or motivational seminars. (Click to tweet.)

Whatever success means for you, success habits are what pull you there. (Click to tweet.)

Don’t think your way into being successful. Think your way into having the proper habits. (Click to tweet.)

Moving Beyond Fear and Uncertainty with Gratitude

by on Nov 19 2016

There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world right now… and it’s tough to be creative if you get caught up in it. Here’s a simple way to pull yourself into a more creative state…

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Recognizing what you have to be grateful for is an incredible antidote to fear. (Click to tweet.)

Gratitude is the answer to fear and uncertainty. (Click to tweet.)

Gratitude is key to pulling yourself up into a positive, more creative state. (Click to tweet.)

Who I’m Voting For…

by on Nov 05 2016

There’s a big election in a few days… and a lot of people are thinking that their well-being is all about who wins and who loses this week. But as an entrepreneur, I’ve got a bit of a different take on this. Here’s who I’m voting for…

Do You Need To Work 16 Hours a Day?

by on Oct 15 2016

Does working 16 hours a day 24/7 make you an entrepreneurial hero? I don’t think so… Sure, there are times when you have to work insanely hard to get your business off the ground. But hustling crazy hours is not a path to long-term success…

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Hustling crazy hours is not a path to long-term success – there is a better way. (Click to tweet.)

Stop buying into the myth that building a great business comes at the expense of having a great life. (Click to tweet.)

Building a business takes work, but you don’t have to make it so hard on yourself. (Click to tweet.)


How to Move From Learning to Doing (part 2)

by on Oct 09 2016

I shot this one live at my LaunchCon event – it’s about how you can get off the “learning mode” treadmill. Here’s how you move from learning to doing…

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Learning won’t pay the bills… you’ve got to move from being a learner to being a doer. (Click to tweet.)

When you move from being a learner to being a doer, the whole world changes. (Click to tweet.)

If you’re stuck on the “learning mode” treadmill, here’s how to move from learning to doing. (Click to tweet.)

Using Deadlines to Get Stuff Done (and Inspire Action)

by on Sep 24 2016

Deadlines are an amazing tool – here’s how to use them to get stuff done (and to get more sales).

And don’t miss the little deadline that I’ve built into the video.

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Deadlines are the ultimate motivational tool – here’s how to use them. (Click to tweet.)

There is nothing like a deadline to inspire action. (Click to tweet.)

How deadlines will multiply your results 4x… (Click to tweet.)

My Favorite Tool to Level Up My Business

by on Sep 10 2016

This one’s about my favorite tool for leveling up my business… and it’s one that most people miss.

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